- Inconsistent when responding - sometimes will answer you from 10 feet away, sometimes won't respond from 3 feet away. Hot/cold. - On some occasions, will understand you perfectly - better than you expect. At others, you wonder if you're on the same plane of existence.
Speaking of Echo though, I do like the sound quality. It does sound bassy but I think there's a higher degree of clarity. I tested this by playing "50 ways to lose your lover" (aka Steve Gadd's iconic drum groove) on Echo 3rd gen and 4th gen. The song sounds so much better on the latter.
Anyhoo, the model in question has poor listening skills on account of which, I rate it a glorious 1 star.