Spoke to Amazon about this echo dot gen 3 verses the echo 2nd generation speaker. He said that this new echo dot is really great and in comparison with this other one So I cancelled my order and reordered the echo dot gen. 3. Well I love it. It sounds great. I have the echo 2nd generation speaker now and put this beside it and compared and it was so close. I love how compact and how nice this is too.
Update! I have since ordered 6 of these. LOVE!! They are so easy to set up and pair. The sound is great for a room to listen to music ask Alexa a question, etc. I have Amazon Prime and you really get more out of this too. I have give 2 away but have kept the rest and have them through out the house. It is nice to walk into your bedroom and ask Alexa to put on Classic Rock 80's or whatever and you listen away.