Apple HomePod Now Available in US, UK, and Australia

The Apple HomePod Sounds Good, But Other Smart Speakers Sound Better

The Apple HomePod Sounds Good, But Other Smart Speakers Sound Better

And when it comes to smart speakers, audio has been the pain point. But the $349 HomePod was going to be the best speaker.

The Echo has been hugely popular with consumers over the past few years. Siri will also not let you turn up the volume so you can take the speakers to a sound level where you can hear how awful it is. There are two main reasons.

Service cost with Apple Care+. As of September, Apple Music had 30 million subscribers to Spotify's 60 million.

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However, there's a way to get another music streaming service to play through the HomePod. We've seen the TV ads and scrolled through Apple's hyperbolic landing page, but we want to see an objective breakdown of the hardware from an unbiased source. There you'll be able to instruct the smart speaker to let your listening history have a say on the device's recommendation or not. There is a circular control touch panel on the top where Siri appears when woken with the words "Hey, Siri" followed by your command.

The Apple HomePod's sound quality is very good, but not as good as competing "smart" speakers like the Sonos One and the Google Home Max. The Echo, meanwhile, has one tweeter in the center of the device.

Still, if you don't have another speaker system you can use with your TV this is an easy way to get better sound without having to buy more gear.

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"Overall the sound of the HomePod was a bit muddy compared with what the Sonos One and Google Home Max delivered", the review said. The 3D mesh that surrounds and protects the HomePod had to be cut to reveal one of the screws, and in order to access and remove the woofer iFixit ended up slicing through the casing using a hacksaw and ultrasonic cutter.

Not to mention, HomePod sounded great no matter where I placed it. Music sounded as pure in the middle of our huge photo studio that's surrounded by glass walls as it did on my desk in my bedroom and on a bookshelf in my living room.

Circling back to the beginning, I do think iOS users with Apple Music and HomeKit devices will be thrilled with the sound and home control of HomePod, provided they can wait for Apple to address some of the gaps in Siri's smarts. There are several major shortcomings with the "smart" aspects of the HomePod that are likely to be a turnoff for anyone looking for an intelligent assistant. And HomePod repeats that algorithmic optimization whenever you move it.

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