We got both so we could do a side by side comparison.

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- [ ] Alexa can hear you much better when music is playing, especially loudly
- [ ] They are around tied for hearing you when you are far away and no music is playing. 
- [ ] Google has better speakers, base is thumpier and generally sounds a lot less tinny. 
- [ ] Google understands what you’re trying to do better. 
- [ ] Google’s voice synthesis is far better, it can be hard to understand Alexa often. 
- [ ] Saying “Alexa” is more pleasant, but the wake word will probably change for Google

- [ ] Would buying a little Google home listener thing and putting it somewhere closer help with hearing?