While selecting between the Sonos Amp and the Echo Amp, one needs to evaluate both devices’ features and specifications. Both devices are premium, popular options for installing wireless listening options at homes. However, in a one-liner review, the Sonos Amp outstands the Echo Link Amp in audio quality and connectivity, though the price is higher.

Sonos Amp vs Amazon Echo Link Amp : Looks 

Both the devices are rectangular black. The Echo Amp is an inch wider and taller in comparison to the Sonos Amp. This makes the latter slightly sleeker in looks and will be a perfect fit for any entertainment center.

Both the devices are limited in terms of front audio controls. While the Echo Amp has only a single volume knob on the front, the Sonos Amp has a play/pause button and two buttons on either side.

The Sonos Amp’s HDMI-ARC port allows users to transmit the audio from their television devices through HDMI to their speakers. The Echo Link Amp has both input and output ports, and the Sonos Amp provides an output via an adapter that plugs into the HDMI port.

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Echo Link Amp vs Sonos

The Sonos Amp and Echo Link Amp both give 2.1 stereo sounds. Though the Sonos Amp can extend as far as 4.1 surround sound by adding wireless Sonos speakers, the Echo Link Amp is restricted to this stereo output. The Echo Link Amp supplies 60 watts of power to each speaker. In contrast, the Sonos Amp gives only 125 watts to each speaker, giving a more excellent quality sound across the speakers.

When it comes to multi-room audio features, both the devices are efficient. With the Echo Link Amp, one can group them with other supported Echo devices, and the Sonos Amp, too, does the same thing though it stands out Echo Link Amp in streaming whole-home audio as it can do so from any device.

The Echo Link Amp doesn’t support multi-room casting from line-in and Bluetooth devices. However, the Sonos supports multi-room audio by connecting it with multiple Sonos Amps to the same network.

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Amazon Echo Link Amp vs Sonos Amp : Streaming features

The Amazon Echo Link Amp supports direct streaming of audio across nine-play services: Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Pandora, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. On the other hand, the Sonos Amp supports 130 music streaming platforms through the Sonos S2 app. In terms of smart assistant capabilities, both devices support Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. If listeners want to stream music from their music devices through Bluetooth, the Echo Link Amp supports this feature.

The Sonos Amp is the undoubted winner and more favored device. In terms of wireless expansion capabilities, the Sonos Amp outdoes the Echo Link Amp with the ability to stream music through any device. The Echo Link Amp has an edge in terms of pricing.

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Sonos Amp SpecsEcho Link Amp
Size (LxWxD)8.54″ x 8.54″ x 2.52″8.5″ x 9.5″ x 3.4″
Weight4.6 lbs5.03 lbs
Power per Channel125 Watts at 8 Ohms60 Watts at 8 Ohms
Input (Digital)HDMI-ARC
1x Coaxial RCA
1x Coaxial RCA
1x TOSLINK Optical
Input (Analog)1x L/R RCAAnalog 1x L/R RCA
Output (Digital)TOSLINK (via adapter)1x Coaxial RCA
1x TOSLINK Optical
Output (Analog)1x Subwoofer RCA1x L/R RCA
1x Subwoofer RCA
Smart AssistantAmazon AlexaAmazon Alexa
Bluetooth ConnectivityNoYes
AirPlay 2 SupportYesNo