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Speakers in the Aldi range: these alternatives are better

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Aldi has a pretty attractive range of speakers until August 16, 2020. So you can buy the multiroom speaker Medion Life P61142 * in the online shop of the discounter for only 77.59 euros. The speaker normally costs 116.93 euros – you can save 39.34 euros or around 30 percent. But is the speaker good for something?

What can the Medion Life P61142 do?

Medion Life P61142 – 77.59 euros at Aldi Nord


The multiroom speaker is traded as an alternative to the Sonos One, a popular (and significantly more expensive) speaker. But the budget model with the loudspeaker flagship cannot really compete. According to Internet reviews, it has a weak bass. In addition, operation via the app is rather cumbersome. In addition, there is the rather old-fashioned design with the wooden side panels (which are still available in different colors). If you dig a little deeper into your pocket, you get significantly better speakers with more power and functions. Would you like some examples? Here are three alternatives:

1. Sonos One

Sonos One Smart Speaker with app control – 198.86 euros at Saturn *


The first alternative to the Aldi speaker is the original: the Sonos One Smart Speaker *. With a price of 198.86 euros, it is significantly more expensive than the Medion Life P61142 – but you get a really good speaker with integrated voice control via Google Assistant or Alexa. So you can also use the One to get questions answered or to check the messages. The speaker can also be controlled via app or Apple Air Play. It delivers a full, rich sound – at any volume. The speaker can also be connected to other Sonos speakers so that you can also create a stereo sound or listen to the same songs in different rooms. We think: The Sonos One is really worth the extra price compared to the Medion speaker. But if you still prefer to stay below the 100.00 euro mark, we also have two cheaper alternatives for you.

2. Google Home

Google Home Smart Speaker – 84.90 euros at Cyberport *


The Google Home Smart-Speaker * is priced at 84.90 euros and is therefore only a few euros more expensive than the speaker range from Aldi. But you will get a really reliable smart speaker with an integrated Google Assistant. Via Google Home you can control various compatible devices in the whole apartment and get information about weather, traffic, finance, news, sports and more. The sound is in high-quality hi-fi, which should be particularly important to music lovers among you. After all, the design of the Google Home Smart Speaker is also much more appealing than the design of the Medion speaker, which is a bit old-fashioned with its wooden panels. For this reason alone, we find that the Google Home is the better choice.

3. Amazon Echo Plus

Echo Plus with premium sound and integrated smart home hub – 68.23 euros at Amazon *


Is the Aldi offer too expensive for you? Then we have good news, because there is also a good and cheap Bluetooth speaker on Amazon. We’re talking about the Amazon Echo Plus *, a versatile smart speaker at a low price. You only have to pay 68.23 euros for the Echo, which offers you premium sound and many smart functions. So you can use it to control and operate compatible smart home devices – very easily via Alexa voice control. Alexa also answers questions, reads the headlines, or calls your friends and family (using Echo devices or the Alexa app). And as far as the sound of the Echo Plus is concerned, you can expect 360-degree sound with crystal-clear highs and deep basses. And thanks to the simple and modern design, your new smart speaker is guaranteed not to be a thorn in your side. No other speaker offers a better price-performance ratio – especially not the Medion model from the Aldi range.

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