The 1st generation Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo has just dropped down to $69.99. This is the first time it has ever been priced this low. The price is usually $129.99, but it has been hovering around $89.99 during the last few weeks. If you prefer the look or the sound of the original Echo, this is probably one of your last chances to buy it at a discount. I personally think it’s a coin flip between this Echo and the new one when it comes to which one sounds better. I think the new Echo has slightly better sounding lowes, noticeable with bass heavy music, while the original Echo has slightly better sounding highs, noticeable with podcasts/news and music vocals.