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Poll: ** The official Apple HomePod thread **

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by Feek, Oct 20, 2017.

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Are you going to buy an Apple HomePod

  1. Yes

    17 vote(s)
    13.4%
  2. No

    77 vote(s)
    60.6%
  3. Possibly, I'll wait and see what the reviews are like first

    33 vote(s)
    26.0%
  1. pcfarrar

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2016

    Posts: 413

    No there wouldn't be any easy way around it.
     
  2. Faustus

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 20, 2007

    Posts: 3,840

  3. haszek

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2014

    Posts: 738

    I wish there was a way to lower volume of siri's answers :rolleyes: she's shouting
     
  4. Broken Hope

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 16, 2003

    Posts: 8,107

    Location: Nottingham

    I'd love to disable her feedback also if you ask her to turn on/off a light or change something that doesn't really require feedback.

    The microphone range is insane though, she can hear me downstairs and and the HomePod is in my bedroom.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2018
  5. JamesM

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,329

    Location: Sutton Coldfield

    So I caved and ordered one, sound quality is superb for the size.

    Software needs to improve but that can be done remotely.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2018
  6. EyeDot

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 3,224

    Location: Retired Don

    One thing I find strange, I cant control it using my voice with the iPhone.

    If I say Siri, volume down, or Siri Pause. it tells me I've no music playing.

    I have to say, I was expecting it to have a little more intelligence than that... Maybe a future upgrade.

    It feels like a v0.8 Beta tbh!
     
  7. haszek

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2014

    Posts: 738

    Yeah I thought Siri is supposed to activate on the best/closest device when you say hey Siri. So that it doesn't matter which device. But Siri on the phone doesn't see Homepod, only phone sees it. I think it's because siri doesn't work with multi room yet. Also Homepod is already assigned to a room but we can't create scenes with it :/ hopefully they will update it soon. It will be cool to switch off Homepod when you leave home etc.

    Maybe not long to wait
    https://www.macrumors.com/2018/01/22/homepod-homekit-scenes-for-muting-siri/

    BTW there is apple tv as well on those icons, I read somewhere that in 11.3 beta ATV is already showing in homekit so might be able to be part of automation soon
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
  8. danielanthony

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 22, 2007

    Posts: 1,941

    Location: Abingdon

    Using mine mainly as a desktop speaker for my MacBook, works really well and can't wait to get another for the 'FullRoom' experience.
     
  9. pcfarrar

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2016

    Posts: 413

  10. sesevans

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 17, 2016

    Posts: 883

  11. haszek

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2014

    Posts: 738

  12. Somnambulist

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 17, 2010

    Posts: 8,758

    Location: London

    I'll take the review with actual measurements, thanks.

    As he said:
    It drops off quickly below 40hz anyway, physics and all that. Hopefully with all the audio engineering team they've been hiring the last few years they'll come up with something more full range that measures as well so I won't have to keep dreaming of owning a pair of Kii Threes.
     
  13. Broken Hope

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 16, 2003

    Posts: 8,107

    Location: Nottingham

    I'm truly shocked that you would post the only report I've seen that claims the Max and the Sonos One sound better, wait I'm not really shocked. If you aren't actually being paid by Google then maybe you should be..
     
  14. mrgubby

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 4,747

    Location: 30 miles north of London

    He's a Google Bot :)
     
  15. JamesM

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,329

    Location: Sutton Coldfield

    Have had that feeling for a while!
     
  16. Somnambulist

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 17, 2010

    Posts: 8,758

    Location: London

    It's also worth noting that the CR review was done in an anechoic listening room. This is fine and dandy if you buy speakers to use in a treated studio but that is not 99.999% of people and the design of the HomePod is based around actively using/working with a reflective environment (i.e. a normal kitchen/living or bedroom), not an unreflective one.
     
  17. pcfarrar

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2016

    Posts: 413

    Consumer reports has been anti Apple for over 10 years. They generally post negative stuff about every Apple product. These are the same idiots that said the iPhone 8 is better than the X :rolleyes:
     
  18. N19h7m4r3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 13, 2008

    Posts: 8,937

    Location: Ireland

    I'm looking forward to this hitting the Irish market. Don't need an Adobe Sub anymore, so will likely try Apple Music with it as well.

    Only negative review I've read for the sound quality is that Consumer Report one sofar. Saw the folks at r/audiophile are singing praises for the sound quality over all.

    Would be nice if it had a connection for Windows Systems as well. Would have liked to try two at my windows system in stereo.
     
  19. Somnambulist

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 17, 2010

    Posts: 8,758

    Location: London

    If you can't wait for the iOS update that enables stereo, here's a (kind of) temporary solution...

     
  20. Somnambulist

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 17, 2010

    Posts: 8,758

    Location: London



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