Palms on: LG ThinQ WK7 sensible speaker overview

UPDATE: The LG ThinQ WK7 is now out there, and we’ll have an expanded overview quickly.

With the LG ThinQ WK7 sensible speaker, LG is trying to tackle two new challenges in a single swift swoop. Firstly, it’s trying to make a reputation for itself throughout the increasingly-competitive voice command-driven sensible speaker house, and secondly it’s trying to leverage the high-end audio-nous of the Meridian audio group, as a part of a newly-inked partnership with the UK audiophile model.

Its Google Assistant speaker definitely achieves that second aim – outdoors of the Apple HomePod, this simply may be the very best sensible speaker we’ve heard but. Although its cylindrical form suggests a 360-degree soundstage, the LG ThinQ WK7 is definitely a extra standard front-firing speaker, however making the most of Meridians sonic expertise, it performs above expectations on a fast first hear.

Supporting high-resolution audio playback from companies like Tidal, and able to taking part in FLAC, WAV and Apple lossless file codecs, the LG ThinQ delivers clear and exact playback, even at louder quantity ranges. It’ll take a while spent with our personal most popular testing tracks to really put it by its paces, however the 24-bit / 96kHz tracks we heard sounded a lower above what you’d get from an Amazon Echo Plus.

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