Google Home Max White Review: Better Than Google Nest?

Are you in search of a smart speaker that allows you to switch songs and raise its volume with just your voice alone? Look no further. Google Home Max white smart spea for is here.

If you’re thinking about purchasing this smart speaker, take time to read this entire post before making your decision. I will discuss various functions of the smart speaker before providing my final verdict as to whether purchasing this smart speaker would make for a wise investment in 2023 or not.

Google Home Max White Speaker Design:

When reviewing the specs of the Google Home Max, it may resemble the Google Home Mini Blue. I held it in my hand and observed it from various angles – coming to the conclusion that this speaker is simply a larger version of its counterpart.

Front-facing drivers of this speaker come covered with a soft gray covering while its body is constructed out of hardy plastic materials that feel smooth upon touch – much like how the Monoprice 110010 feels when touching its surface.

Once powered up, when using this device you will notice that its front-facing fabric drivers feature four blue LED lights to act as indicators for battery charges and connectivity information.

Google Home Max White SpeakControls and Connectivity:

When it comes to operating the Google Home Max White speaker, its controls make everything simpler.

I thoroughly enjoyed using the touch controls on top of my speaker. No more cumbersome buttons and knobs to control speakers; now you can simply swipe along its edge to change songs, volume levels and more! Plus, tapping can pause/resume playback.

To use Google Home Max White speakers, the first step should be connecting it to an Internet connection. You have two options here – WiFi or an RJ45 ethernet cable are both viable options but if your speakers will remain in one spot then zero latency ethernet cables might be best.

Behind your speaker you will discover a small cutout section containing the ethernet port, 3.5 mm aux input and USB Type C port mentioned earlier. By attaching any portable storage devices such as pen drives or smartphones via the USB port you can easily play music stored there.

Features of Google Home Max White Speaker:

People typically purchased the Google Home Max White speaker because of its ease of use – no buttons are necessary, just voice recognition will do!

Google Home Max Bluetooth speakers feature inbuilt Google Assistant technology. Simply use voice command when within range to command it; Google Home will perform exactly as desired – giving you a hands-free approach!

Google Home Max’s unique voice detection capability makes it a wonderful feature of its speaker system. You can store up to five voices within its memory, enabling it to recognize voice commands from different voices within your household without constantly disrupting you to change songs! Your other family members won’t have to bother you to change songs!

However, its inbuilt music player and streaming service are limited to Apple iTunes only; other services like YouTube Music or Spotify (which I use regularly) do not work and you cannot listen to radio. Plus, unlike Sennheiser Game One gaming headset, they do not allow for gaming!

Google Home Max White Speaker Performance Review:

The Google Home Max has an excellent voice detection range, so even when standing across from it in another room it could still detect my voice commands if they were given at an appropriate volume level. After five meters I found I needed to give louder commands for it to recognize them properly.

This speaker boasts two inbuilt 4.5″ woofers supported by tweeters for maximum sound output. When I gave this speaker its full volume debut, I was immediately charmed by its sound output.

Sound quality of these speakers was absolutely phenomenal for their size, being loud and crystal-clear output. As someone who mostly listens to rock and heavy metal music, I was particularly taken aback at their output clarity of each instrument – particularly drums and bass guitar – especially those I listen to most. These were comparable with SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 edition wireless.

Equalizing wasn’t necessary; the default EQ worked just as well for my audiophiliac ears. Midranges were excellent while bass response was phenomenal – perfect for hip-hop and techno music lovers who will adore hearing those beats through this speaker!

My only real gripe about the speaker was with its high-frequency output, which could have been improved. This became particularly evident when listening to songs featuring vocal and guitar elements; when vocalists hit high notes or guitarists played shred solos I noticed the speaker tried to dampen down some of the sound by suppressing some frequencies slightly.

However, casual listeners will not focus on this point and enjoy its output nonetheless. Its sound quality and overall output resemble the Astro A40 TR headset + MixAmp Pro 2017.

Google Nest Hub: Best Google Home Max Replacement?

As many of us already know, the Google Home Max white has been replaced by its successor: the Nest Hub. But is this product as good?

Google Nest Hub reviews have consistently pointed to the Home Max as the superior model. This has been demonstrated through sound output, latency and its ability to connect with multiple devices simultaneously.

Due to Google Nest Audio being its replacement, it comes equipped with more features – including a 16.8″ touchscreen LCD display – than buying the Google Home Max alone. If its $229 price point appeals more, go for it.


Is The Google Home Max White Speaker Worthy in 2023? When shopping for smart speakers in 2023, purchasing the Google Home Max White smart speaker may prove both excellent and inferior decisions. On one hand, its audio quality will prove outstanding with low latency connectivity to most devices – this will certainly be worth your consideration; on the other hand, its low latency might turn you away completely.

However, this would be a poor choice as Google has discontinued this series and now provides significantly less support and updates to Home Max models – meaning your speaker firmware could remain unchanged forever.

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