Upgraded without regret
I upgraded from a HomePod mini which I was using in an open plan kitchen living. The original HomePod made such a big difference. Siri hears and respond better now and the sound quality really is phenomenal. It looks like a feature without standing out.
If you have a larger room and use HomeKit - this is an essential!
Purchased in May 2021 at Apple Australia for $441.10.
Can’t imagine going back to not having one
Excellent. Used all day everyday for not only music, but also the many Siri controlled functions. Also works really well as a hub and have my lights and lamps connected to it. Integrates well with Apple products but could see issues if you weren’t all Apple. Not the case here
Purchased in June 2020 at Officeworks Physical store.
Great product, music sounds great
Bought one of these for downstairs and within a few days bought another. Music sounds great, she works the lamp and sometimes she can't answer what we want. Serves its purpose for what we wanted
Purchased in December 2019 for $440.00.
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I bought the HomePod so I could listen to music and the radio, mainly in the kitchen. I’m a musician and a hifi enthusiast, so sound quality was my main requirement. The HomePod sounds great. Far better than something this size should. It sounds better than the PMC-DB1 speakers I had setup in the kitchen with a little amp (that system was worth around $2,000!). I took it into the lounge room for a shootout with my proper sound system where it did pretty well despite being both mono and about 1/10th the price.
I use Apple Music, so Siri has bee...
Purchased in May 2019 at JB Hi-Fi.
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Can not fault the Apple HomePod. I have two in a stereo pair with an Apple TV. Sound is amazing and works really well with Apple HomeKit where I can control some of the lights in my home.
Purchased in February 2019.
The sound quality is excellent and being a house that's heavily Apple-centric it was the logical choice for us.
- The sound quality is outstanding.
- Aesthetically it's pleasing. Surprisingly heavy and feels quality built, looks good, and tucks away unobtrusively or can stand alone as a point of interest.
- It's ridiculously easy to set up (plug it in and place your iPhone next to it.)
- Siri makes it very convenient to play your favourite song or podcast (via Apple Music) or you can stream from a device.
- You can also control HomeKit powered smart devices with Siri, but we don't have any so can't comment on that.
In any case, as a voice powered speaker, it gets 5 stars.
Siri has rough edges, but it's a breathtaking speaker
They say good things come in small packages, and for the HomePod, that's certainly the case. For a relatively small speaker, it certainly punches way above its weight. It filled up a large room effortlessly, with absolutely no distortion - very impressive. Siri is still a bit "air-headed", and doesn't stack up to Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa - so if you're looking primarily for a "personal assistant speaker" then this isn't a good fit - but it's not bad at all. It's the first speaker that I don't have to shout at to hear me (it has a scaril...y enormous mic pick-up range), and it does the basics well - play playlists, turn up/down lights, read me news, check store times, etc. It replaced a Bose SoundTouch speaker nearly twice its size and price, and it ran circles around it. If you know what you're buying with the HomePod - that is, a top-notch speaker with wireless capabilities - than this is a very strong performer.
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