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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

    27 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. No

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

    42 vote(s)
    24.0%
  1. Squink

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 25, 2007

    Posts: 4,253

    Plus John Lewis and Argos. Maybe other retailers as well.
     
  2. Squink

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 25, 2007

    Posts: 4,253

    Well this is what made me suspicious about Sonos stopping updates for their earlier models. I mean how much CPU does it take to run these things? Not much, surely.
     
  3. Valo

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,556

    Location: Livingston

    The HomePod uses the Apple A8, so it's has a powerful cpu for a speaker. I think Apple does a good job optimising iOS on their hardware.....considering iOS 13 runs on a iPhone 6s.
     
  4. Mason-

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 18, 2010

    Posts: 5,542

    Location: Essex

    I wanted a speaker as I'm WFH now too. Got a MBP and an iPhone so thought why not and bought a HomePod from John Lewis at £199 for my birthday. I have to say it sounds fantastic for the size. Very pleased with the sound.
     
  5. TheOracle

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 30, 2005

    Posts: 12,275

    Mine turned up today. Royal Mail sent it to the wrong town on Friday so had to wait a little longer. The Sound is fantastic. It's not bass heavy, but it does keep clear when the volume is turned up.

    Can't expect miracles at that size, so I think they've done well to make it sound as good as it does.
     
  6. Mason-

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 18, 2010

    Posts: 5,542

    Location: Essex

    I think the bass is tremendous for its size, and I think sometimes it might be a bit strong. Different tastes and room acoustics I suppose.

    I think I've made a mistake though, it was for my piano room/wfh office. And now I think the girlfriend wants one for the kitchen/lounge :eek:.

    Also looks like we got one in the nick of time. The price at John Lewis has already gone back up to £279.
     
  7. TheOracle

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 30, 2005

    Posts: 12,275


    Damn your right, I just checked Very and they are back up to £279.
     
  8. sharp72

    Associate

    Joined: Apr 27, 2016

    Posts: 29

    can this be used on the MacBook for regular sound yet ?

    what I mean is without having to keep selecting it as the source :)
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2020
  9. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,137

    I’ve got mine boxed up now and will sell it off at some point.

    Nothing wrong with it per se, but using Google Assistant more now and have Sonos stuff which is more platform friendly in the living room.
     
  10. Valo

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,556

    Location: Livingston

  11. Mason-

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 18, 2010

    Posts: 5,542

    Location: Essex

  12. Valo

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,556

    Location: Livingston

    More than likely. There have been rumours circulating for awhile about a new lower cost HomePod in the works.
     
  13. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,137

    Anyone picked one up at the £199 price point?

    Having a change of heart selling mine off now and have to say I’m very tempted to grab another one! Haha
     
  14. Valo

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,556

    Location: Livingston

    If you are going down the road of a stereo pair, then you won’t be disappointed! They are fantastic in stereo mode.
     
  15. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,137

    Well it would be for the bedroom as I’ve got a Sonos 5.0 in the living room at present.
     
  16. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,137

    And ordered! The bedroom will be delighted.
     
  17. Valo

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,556

    Location: Livingston

    Nice! I've got three in the house, a stereo pair in my Livingroom and a single in my Kitchen. They are great speakers and for the current price you can't go wrong, just glad got my friends discount on my three now!
    Using Airplay between HomePods and Apple Music is a really good and a seamless experience. I've also got HomeKit/Homebridge devices setup and controlling scenes/devices with it is great!
     
  18. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,137

    Yep, covered everywhere in the house now on the Audio/Airplay front (Sonos in living room, Homepods in Kitchen and Bedroom) now. Think I'd have kicked myself if I didn't pick one up at that price.
     
  19. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 228,626

    Location: In the radio shack

    If anyone sees these at £199 again, please post.
     
  20. roman59

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 12, 2009

    Posts: 1,142

    Totally agree with you there, been running my pair of HomePods off my Apple TV very impressed.

    Cheers all