Best Alternatives To Chromecast Audio

Chromecast Audio has helped music lovers to sort out with their old, dusty issues with sound problems or music playing from a different location. These audio dongles use Wi-Fi to stay connected with your mobile device and then play the music on your desired speakers. Casting music get a whole lot easier with modern tech devices such as Google’s Chromecast Audio Dongles. Interestingly, if you have more than one of these, then you can stream your music into grouped devices and make your home a new home theatre! You may ponder that why Wi-Fi and not Bluetooth? Bluetooth is commonly used in audio devices to perform such tasks, but with Wi-Fi, everything gets better.

You have clearer audio quality, (perhaps the best you can get for now) and the range is quite greater than any Bluetooth paired device will offer to you. Also, a great deal of relief is felt when you realize that Wi-Fi-based devices don’t connect to phone’s audio channel, so you can now take your calls without a second thought of what to do. Many other Companies have raised the standards for Audio casting devices by integrating features like voice controls and portability with many small other embedded features. Google Home Max is one smart speaker competing with Amazon Echo.

Chromecast Audio: it is far better than Google Home and gives competition to Amazon Echo. With high-resolution audio support, it has in-built multiroom connectivity capabilities. For Android devices, any music app would support its audio-cast with Chromecast Audio. For iOS users, it is nearly perfect somewhat, with all major apps support available. The best part with Google Chromecast is its price. Priced just at $35, this device is unconditionally cheapest in its business with such a brand name on it.

So let’s take a tour of what are the few best alternatives to Chromecast/setup audio and which one is our favorite.

Sonos One: Priced at around $200, Sonos One is quite favorite and the one to go for. This smart speaker has the support of both Google Assistant (forthcoming) and Alexa (Found in Amazon Echo). This speaker can be paired only with other speaker of the same Sonos brand, to manage a high-quality stereo for your home. Sonos’ Trueplay, however, doesn’t work on Android platform and has support only for iOS.

JBL Link 300: A Google Assistant Speaker, this device by JBL has mended sound quality like no other. Available in for around $200, this speaker also offers a Bluetooth option apart from the sparkling sound quality of its.

Amazon Echo and Dot: With the project starting in 2014, Amazon has taken a leap in providing the next generation voice-controlled speaker. The three siblings of Echo are Echo Dot, Echo Tap and Echo Show. Just speak up “Alexa” the speaker wakes to await a command from over thousands to choose from. These Echo products are fully compatible with many music streamers like Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, and Pandora etc.

Bose Sound Tech: It is a multiroom-savvy tech and is loaded with a few more convenient features for the same price as Sonos. In addition to the connection with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth support is also present. Amazon, Sirius Sm, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify are few of the built-in services available with this device.  Entry level version of this, SoundTouch 10 is a better option than its upgraded SoundTouch 30.

Sony STR-DN1080 (with built-in Chromecast): it is one of the most preferred Wi-Fi music ecosystems. Any app’s audio that is Chromecast compatible can stream through this DN1080. If you are thinking it of comparing it to much cheaper Chromecast device, then stop right there! It can serve as a powerful home system,unlike the Chromecast.

Denon HEOS 1: If waterproofing is your priority, then this speaker is a must recommended device. Denon HEOS 1 is portable and light and offers greater flexibility than other speakers of the same budget range (around $300).

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