Should You Buy the Apple HomePod?

15 February, 2018, 05:46 | Author: Darrell Baldwin
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Additionally, I did a bit of a blind listening test with my family and one of my tech-savvy friends, mainly because I didn't really prefer the HomePod audio over a pair of Sonos One speakers in most cases.

Engadget reports the HomePod has been built so third party repair shops can not fix the device, it will have to be sent to Apple.

What's more, Alam's measurements found the HomePod to provide a "near-perfectly flat frequency response", meaning it stays accurate to a given track without pushing the treble, mids, or bass to an unnatural degree.

Each video is about a minute in length and has a description which links to relevant support documents, which will be useful for finding additional HomePod documentation. Apple shares are up 2.4% Monday and 21% over the past 12 months. For those in the United Kingdom, buying a new speaker instead of getting it fixed makes slightly more sense. So you'd better be sure you won't switch away from iOS if buying a HomePod. At $349, it is at the very top tier of connected speaker pricing, and while a lot of that cost is going toward a quality audio experience, there are better options.

The HomePod is not cheap-at least when it comes to smart speakers. According to Apple, the repairs cost of an out-of-warranty Apple HomePod may set one back as much as $279.




Have you gotten the chance to compare Google Home Max to HomePod?

With the release of the Apple HomePod last February 9, the Internet is buzzing with reviews after reviews of the smart speaker. This means, if you own a HomePod, anyone can access your messages or emails from the device without you even knowing.

With all this in mind it's no wonder Apple is regarded as the most powerful technology brand able to leverage upon its incredible user loyalty to ensure any launch of a new product will be met with a fanfare its competitors could only dream of. But unless you're a member of the Cult of Mac, best to hold off on a HomePod for now. If you have one of the speakers, comment on the post and let us know what you think the speaker you have. These songs are both largely acoustic, and I'd say that songs from this genre perform particularly well on the HomePod.

Early on in the process, iFixit found that the HomePod is one of the more hard devices in existence to pry open.

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