*To clarify my 3.5/10 rating:*
- I got the chance to listen to some proper high end speakers (£500k+ for a single unit and I was in a room full of them). Japanese, analog, built in the 80's (I know, old ones) but the sound quality was outstanding.
Those are a 10 on my list. Compared to those, the HomePod is about a 3.5 in every single way - volume, highs, mids and low-ends.
However - if you want a more realistic rating system, compared to the Google Home & the Amazon Echo, the HomePod is the best sounding speaker. So, compared to your average smart speakers, the HomePod sounds the best.
ZONEofTECH Do you think using the Apple HomePod in the bathroom will damage the speaker? I see that there is an option for bathroom when setting up. I need a good sounding speaker for large bathroom space. Ideally a smart speaker.
I’m heavily invested in Apple ecosystem and I still wouldn’t get one due to his lack of abilities! I’m not gonna pay $350 for a speaker when I could just stream my music via Bluetooth to my 5.1 surround sound system i have through out my house! makes no sense and if for some reason I need to ask Siri something I always have my phone on me so I could hear it clear as day through out my whole house.
Lol no one in their right mind thinks that a solid 3.5 out of 10 is a good speaker or a good score. You really need to revise what you’re saying when you say it’s a 3.5. The audiophile on reddit that reviewed it, who also loves very high end speakers, said it was amazing and unbelievable for its size. I’m taking your score with a grain of salt here.
At this point, Siri has been around so long that there isn't a good excuse for her to be the worst of the AI assistants. How in the world did Alexa become more intuitive than Siri? I guess I'm a little over Apple releasing products that look amazing, but are still kind of in beta, and they will fix and update over time, and the. Come out next year with a product that's actually polished and functional. I've got a $30 echo spot connected to a $130 Pyle speaker system that rocks the house and sounds phenomenal, and and about $200 left over in my pocket!
HI Daniel! Great first review. I would like to replace my old stereo hifi with the HomePod. I saw your excellente review on the LF OLED TV and I would like to buy one. My question: Is it possible de play the sound of the LG OLED on the HomePod?
If HomePod can just be more integrated with all the Apple devices, controlling Apple TV and setting schedules/reminders, etc. then I'll consider one. I really want to get one to have the best sound, but I'm still satisfied with my current sound setup. Guess I'll wait for 2nd-gen, never falling into the trap of Apple with first gen products.
I don't think it's worth the price only works with Apple products no Bluetooth no NFC doesn't support Spotify or Google Music and it's very limited in what it can do it doesn't have voice recognition so it means anyone can use it when it's hooked up to your phone read your messages and reply back without you knowing it congratulations Apple for making another crappy product and one more thing if you're just buying this to play music just get a regular Bluetooth speaker for a lot cheaper price and I will work with any phone
Superlast I have both. Alexa is more useful for getting information, and Alexa enabled smart things are a lot cheaper and more readily available than Apple HomeKit things. HomePod sounds MUCH better and obviously the integration with Apple Music is awesome. My feeling is that Siri will get better which will make HomePod more useful but for me the sound makes it worthwhile as well as not having to manage two music subscriptions (Amazon Music and Apple Music).
tilen brečko depends on what you mean with good sound quality? If the low frequencies is supposed to bleed way up in the mid frequencies and outshine the highs and destroy the whole soundstage. Well then, this speaker is amazing then. 😂 If I wanted this kind of speaker I'd go with the B&W Zeppelin, there my friend, is great sound quality. Have a great day.