The combination literally rocks. With a whisper "Alexa, play Van Halen station on Pandora," my ears are treated to a band I have enjoyed for more than three decades.
Bass and treble response are where they should be. Over-the-ear design helps shut out the rest of the world.
I can say enough about the Echo Dot with Alexa Services. I'm sure similar things could be said about the Google equivalent, but I don't have that device, so I can't comment.
I have mobility issues and a disability that causes incredible pain. The levels of pain cause me to not want to touch things. Just laying a finger on something can be inordinately painful. Voice recognition is coming to my rescue.
The device allows me to make phone calls through my cell. I have limited control over my Fire TV.
I have not yet tried to connect it to my house phone. Mainly, because I didn't think about it being Bluetooth enabled until just now. I'll need to research that....
I know these Voice Recognition devices are not being marked to the mobility impaired, but they should . I understand you may need someone to go into the house to set up and train the user on what they can/cannot do. However, the value added by combining these devices with controllers are incredible. If you have a loved one that has ability issues, please, research the devices, and make up your own mind.
Thanks for reading,
Jay C. Theriot