Google Nest Audio Devices: A Genuine Review

Elevate Your Music Listening Experience With Google Nest

After four years of waiting, after the launch of Google Home in 2016, Google finally released its new audio product, Nest Audio, in 2020. In technology, 4 years might feel like an eternity, especially when it comes to an array of audio gadgets. However, this long wait has not disappointed us; the new device is much better than its previous Google Home. Learning from the people's feedback from their Google Home reviews, Google has made some adjustments that will take your music listening to another level. For example, Google Home provided a 360-degree music listening experience which didn’t work well. In Nest Audio, they replaced this with directional speakers for improved audio quality. Likewise, they have made various changes in their newer model, which has improved its audio quality and learning capabilities. However, is it worth the price? Continue reading the blog to know the truth.     

Pricing and Build

Unlike Nest Mini and Google Home, Nest Audio is a mid-range product with a price range of $90-$100, which is quite low, right? Well, yes, Nest Audio is less costly than its counterparts, as at that time, Google was focusing on building mid-range products.  Despite its low prices, it is a huge upgrade to Google Home.


Google Nest Audio is built in such a way that despite its large size, it can easily fit in most places. However, it's quite difficult to describe the shape of Google Nest Audio; it has soft corners and round sides, making it easy to handle. The device has taken a backlash because of the simple and soft traditional approach Google has opted for the devices as compared to the aesthetical design of Google Home. But, after looking at that device in person, it is quite evident that the device is not as bad as it is claimed to be and is suitable for any corner of the room. 

Quality Of Material Used

When Google first launched the Home Mini, it used materials of similar quality to those used in Nest Audio. They had to face many questions about its durability, which were answered later after the devices successfully passed the test of time. 


If you have previously used Home Mini, then you are already aware that Google debuted Home Mini with recycled plastic mesh fabric, which gave the device a soft appearance.  Google uses a similar fabric for building the Nest Audio, which gives it a soft appearance, and they have also used aluminium and magnesium. It is quite amazing to see the usage of aluminium and magnesium with devices in this price range. The audio is also dense and without any rattling or buzz. 

Google Nest Audio Design 

We have already discussed that compared to its predecessor, Google Homes, Nest lacks an aesthetic design and looks like traditionally made speakers. However, the device offers much better audio quality and responds to voice commands more accurately. It also has 3 capacitive touch zones for volume up and down and play/pause, which are quite undetectable on the speaker. Google has also changed the structure of speakers. Earlier, they used to use cylindrical-shaped speakers that provided a 360-degree audio experience compared to conventional directional speakers. These directional speakers throw the sound in a particular direction, unlike cylindrical speakers, which throw the sound in every direction. 

Sound Quality Of The Speaker

Google has done a wonderful job crafting the speakers for Nest Audio. Compared to its previous audio devices, like Google Homes, which sounded muddy and unpleasant, Google Nest offers much elevated sound quality. It has a 75mm (three-inch) woofer and a 19mm (0.75-inch) tweeter that gives a much clearer and more pleasing sound experience even at higher volumes. To create a lasting impression, it has a dual driver system that allows vocals and higher pitches to shine through on bass-heavier tracks in ways the other speakers couldn’t handle. While doing some kind of menial tasks like cooking, washing clothes, etc, listening to music can add magic to it. However, most people don’t play music at full volume because it can distort the sound quality of the music, but this is not the case with Nest Audio. It provides the same audio quality at every volume level and  is best suited for regular listening.


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