Apple Homepod Reviews

★★★★ 3.9
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Apple HomePod Review

★★★★★ 2.5
Verdict: The HomePod is one of the best-sounding smart speakers you can buy, but only Apple fans will care.
Pros: 
  • Excellent
  • nuanced sound
  • Great design
  • Easy HomeKit setup and control
  • Streaming support via AirPlay
Cons: 
  • No built-in support for Spotify
  • Pandora
  • or other apps
  • Requires iOS device running iOS 11.2.5 to set up
  • No Bluetooth or Aux jack for non-iOS devices
  • No multi-room support at launch
3 years ago

Apple HomePod

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: The HomePod is a sonic success. Purists may thumb their noses at the DSP and overall inability to disable the room-adapting technology in favor of an unadulterated signal, but we can at least confirm that, while the audio performance may be steeped in digital processing, it almost always sounds...
Pros: 
  • Powerful audio performance with rich, full bass
  • Measurement mic adjusts audio according to your room's acoustics
  • Visually pleasing design
Cons: 
  • No Bluetooth streaming
  • No aux input
  • No voice control for non-Apple music services
  • Siri is behind the competition
  • Leaves rings on some wooden surfaces
3 years ago

Apple HomePod Review

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: Apple's HomePod may be late to the party, but the Siri-powered smart speaker isn't arriving quietly in any sense of the word. HomePod's biggest strength is that, in a segment where ease of use is yet to catch up with functionality, it makes navigating a great-sounding Apple Music experience by voice...
Pros: 
  • Incredible sound for the footprint
  • Apple Music voice control is quick and easy
  • Setup is ridiculously fast
  • Clean design and quality construction
Cons: 
  • Non-Apple music sources are second-class citizens
  • Siri isn't as strong as an assistant
  • Stereo pairing and multi-room aren't ready at launch
  • Android users are left out in the cold
  • iPhone integration is single-user only
3 years ago

Apple HomePod Review: Great Sound, But Siri Needs Work

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: Apple has always placed a premium on design, and the HomePod is no exception. But while it's elegant, this simple rounded cylinder covered in a cloth-like material doesn't break any new ground. In some ways, it resembles a larger version of Ultimate Ears' Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker.
Pros: 
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Attractive design
  • Easy setup
Cons: 
  • Can stream only from Apple Music (other services require AirPlay
  • Siri is very limited compared with Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Expensive
3 years ago

Apple Homepod

★★★★★ 3.0
Verdict: With HomePod , Apple is entering a big race after its competitors have already completed several laps. Amazon and Google have been iterating on their smart speaker hardware and software solutions for a couple years and have already sold tens of millions of Echo and Home devices.
Pros: 
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Siri listens well
  • Beautiful
  • compact design
Cons: 
  • Siri is dumb
  • Doesn't recognize different users
  • Limited connectivity
  • Limited music sources
3 years ago

Apple HomePod review: locked in

★★★★ 3.8
Verdict: I don't think I've ever described a tech product as "lonely" before, but it's the word I thought about the most as I was reviewing Apple's new HomePod.
Pros: 
  • Best-in-class sound for the price and most prices above it
  • Looks very nice
  • You get to say "beamforming" when you show it to friends
Cons: 
  • Voice controls only work with Apple Music
  • Siri is still frustratingly limited
  • Can't tell different voices apart
3 years ago

Apple Homepod

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: It's no secret that the HomePod was designed to be a speaker first and an assistant second. What's really surprising was how much better the HomePod performs as the former. With an omnidirectional array of tweeters, one big woofer and an A8 chipset to manage everything, the HomePod pumps out bright,...
Pros: 
  • Seriously excellent sound
  • Siri responds quickly to commands
  • Subtle design
  • AirPlay streaming works well
Cons: 
  • Siri is limited compared to its rivals
  • Can't identify multiple users
  • No Bluetooth streaming or audio inputs
  • Limited third-party support (for now
3 years ago

Review of the Apple HomePod

★★★★★ 1.5
Verdict: Is it the best-sounding and most beautiful smart speaker extant with a lot of potential or an overpriced smart speaker with limited functionality? The ‘net has been bubbling over with one or the other of these wildly divergent assessments of Apple's new Siri- and HomeKit-compatible HomePod speaker.
3 years ago

Apple Homepod

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The Apple HomePod arrives late to the smart speaker party and it's considerably more expensive than most of its rivals, so it needs to offer something extra over and above the competition. In some ways it does just that.
3 years ago

HomePod Review: The Most Apple Thing Ever

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: Sounds great – but only if you use Apple Music, an iPhone, and you can stomach the $350 price tag.
3 years ago

Apple HomePod review

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: Apple's devices have evolved hugely over the last 15 years or so, changing the brand from the rebooted upstart that gave us the iPod to the consumer tech powerhouse of today.
Pros: 
  • Amazing sound quality
  • Siri voice accuracy is high
  • Attractive
  • understated design
Cons: 
  • Siri is limited
  • No Bluetooth streaming
  • Apple Music subscription needed for a worthwhile experience
3 years ago

Apple HomePod Review: Great sonics – but was it really worth the wait?

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: Apple has entered the world of wireless home audio with the HomePod, a Siri-packing smart speaker with a small footprint. It's taking on the likes of the Amazon Echo and Google Home , but promises far superior sound quality in the vein of the Sonos One .
Pros: 
  • Stunning sound quality
  • Clever spatial awareness
  • Handsome looks
Cons: 
  • Siri isn't that smart
  • Frustrating software
  • Restricted to Apple users
3 years ago

Apple HomePod review: great sound, but not smart enough

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: There's nothing terribly wrong with the HomePod, so why am I slightly disappointed with it? Perhaps it is that Apple is guilty here of over-promising and under-delivering? When the HomePod was revealed we were told it was going to blow everything else away on the market. It doesn't.
Pros: 
  • Excellent highs and lows from the sound
  • Design
Cons: 
  • Price
  • Mid-range sound not perfect
  • Confusing UI
3 years ago

HomePods in stereo are an incredible value!

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: I have a Sonos Playbar + Subwoofer and compared them to HomePods in Stereo. The HomePods sound better for music and movies! Incredible how it fills the room with sound. I orogonally intended to use the 2 HomePods as standalone speakers for the kitchen and bathroom.
2 years ago

Apple HomePod review: The smart sounding speaker that's just not smart enough

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: For now, it's just a speaker that sounds great, that isn't very smart.
Pros: 
  • Sounds great
  • Hardware design
  • HomeKit support
Cons: 
  • No radio
  • Made a mark on our worktop
  • No multi-room support
  • No multi-timer support
  • Only works with Apple Music
  • Siri sounds horrid
3 years ago

Fantastic!!

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: If reviewing the HomePod as an audiophile: Great for a medium sized room or a flat. It is no HiFi replacement.. but not far of! It is a good looking piece of kit, that fits into any environment. If reviewing as a tech lover who is invested into the Apple eco system: This is the smart speak for you!
2 years ago

Perfect sound

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: This is how music should be heard, I ask Siri and hear my all time favourite songs, then I ask for the news and set reminders for the day, can't wait to link two together! Highly recommend this produce
3 years ago

APPLE HomePod - White

★★★★ 4.0
Pros: 
  • Well made, sounds good, loud, links to iTunes
  • Being Apple should be future prood
  • Good weight
Cons: 
  • No display
  • Can only be paired with another HomePod for stereo playback
  • I would like to see a omega unit that is just the speaker part for less money
3 years ago

Apple HomePod: Not yet ready to take the stage

★★★★★ 3.0
Verdict: With HomePod , Apple is entering a big race after its competitors have already completed several laps. Amazon and Google have been iterating on their smart speaker hardware and software solutions for a couple years and have already sold tens of millions of Echo and Home devices.
Pros: 
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Siri listens well
  • Beautiful
  • compact design
Cons: 
  • Siri is dumb
  • Doesn't recognize different users
  • Limited connectivity
  • Limited music sources
3 years ago

Apple Homepod

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Apple has packed a lot of innovative technology into its new HomePod speaker so your music sounds amazing – but it's also smart speaker and can also control your smart home accessories as well.
3 years ago

HomePod Is The Ultimate Apple Product (In Every Way)

★★★★★
Verdict: Sometimes, years pass before Apple creates a completely new product like the HomePod. During that parade of iPhone redesigns and MacBook upgrades, it can be easy to forget that when Apple enters a new space, the company does it with swagger. The products are beautiful. They work well.
3 years ago

Apple Homepod

★★★★★
Verdict: What's the definition of a smart speaker? This an important question to answer because speaker that isn't smart is just a speaker, after all, and there are plenty of those vying for your hard-earned cash. So what does the "smart" bit in "smart speaker" actually entail?
3 years ago

Awesome Speaker

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Awesome speaker, with excellent bass sound. Music is perfectly balanced and its room analysation works great too. Although a bit pricey, if you already have brought into the Apple franchise this is a must have.
2 years ago

Apple HomePod - Space Grey

★★★★★ 5.0
Pros: 
  • Beautiful design
  • Unbelievable sound quality for speaker this size
  • Easy set up and intuitive voice control
Cons: 
  • No wireless connection
3 years ago

Easily the best audio bang for buck available.

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Apple have done the seemingly impossible with the HomePod: They removed the room from the sound quality equation. The sound quality most reminds me of planar magnetic headphones. The clarity and separation are spectacular, and I have yet to miss the powered subwoofer that was paired to the speakers...
2 years ago

Apple HomePod

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Apple's HomePod won't slay Amazon Alexa out of the gate. But if you're an iPhone user who prizes sound quality above all, you should seriously consider this speaker.
Pros: 
  • Apple's $349 HomePod has excellent bass and consistently superior sound quality across a wide variety of music genres
  • The speaker is easy to set up and Siri can hear you from across a room
Cons: 
  • You're stuck with Apple-only audio services when using voice commands and the HomePod only works on iOS
  • Some key features, including multiroom audio and stereo pairing, aren't yet available but are coming soon
  • Siri and HomeKit lack Alexa and the Google Assistant's polish and device compatibility
3 years ago

Apple HomePod review: For ardent Apple fans only

★★★★★ 3.0
Verdict: The HomePod's audio performance beats anything in the Amazon Echo lineup, but it's inferior to the Google Home Max.
Pros: 
  • Beautiful industrial design
  • Very responsive to voice commands
  • Good musical performance
Cons: 
  • The more-expensive Google Home Max delivers higher fidelity
  • Limits you to Apple's own music services
  • Siri is inferior to Alexa and Google Assistant,...
3 years ago

Apple HomePod - Part 2: The Smart Speaker

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Apple's HomePod smart speaker has garnered a lot of attention since its announcement last year. While some of this is simply a result of it being a new Apple product, it's also fair to say that the company has set a fairly high bar for what we can expect from this speaker, which has piqued the...
3 years ago

It has changed my life....

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: I should have bought this a long time ago. It really has changed my life. There are too many functions to go over in a review but the sound is great and I love asking Siri to play anything I want. We did add Apple Music to enjoy all the features and I feel it is worth the extra few dollars a month.
2 years ago

Apple HomePod

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: I ordered the HomePod for pickup in store the next day. The first item that I picked up was obviously a used product - markings, hair, and writing inside the box (which was not sealed with any plastic wrap). I returned to the store, and received a replacement item.
2 years ago

Apple HomePod review: Siri lets down best sounding smart speaker

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: As a simple wireless speaker the HomePod sounds truly brilliant, knocking the socks off most of the competition, including systems costing more. But because it is locked down to Apple-only devices and services it might not be as easy to fit into your existing setup as competitors such as Sonos.
Pros: 
  • brilliant sound
  • can hear you very well
  • full production at low volumes
  • choice of male or female voice
Cons: 
  • Siri not up to scratch
  • no Bluetooth or analogue audio in
  • no native Spotify or radio
  • no Android or Windows support
3 years ago

Apple HomePod review: Now with stereo and multi-room audio

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The Apple HomePod is a beautifully designed, amazing-sounding speaker – and it has a couple of new features
Pros: 
  • Sounds amazing wherever you put it
  • Simple setup
  • Seamless integration with Apple Music
Cons: 
  • No voice-driven radio playback
  • Siri isn't the best digital assistant
  • Voice playback limited to Apple Music
2 years ago

Apple Homepod

★★★★★
Verdict: The Apple HomePod is, undoubtedly, the best speaker we've ever owned; it looks great, sounds fantastic and it packs one hell of a punch for a 7in-tall device. However, it's not perfect.
Pros: 
  • Great design
  • incredible sound
  • easy to set up (when it works)
Cons: 
  • Siri needs some work
  • lack of third-party app support
  • can mark furniture
3 years ago

Apple HomePod review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Even as a first-generation product, the HomePod feels polished in its design, the way it sounds and how it operates. However, Siri's voice is a little too robotic compared to its rivals and you're limited to Apple's music services for deep integration with Siri.
3 years ago

Apple Homepod

★★★★★
Verdict: I am a fan and a daily user of the new generation of "conversational" computers like the Amazon Echo range and the Google Home series. And I absolutely love the long-awaited newcomer from Cupertino, the Apple HomePod, even though at the time of writing it has not been a big hit with reviewers or the...
3 years ago

Great Sound

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Was caught between the sonos and HomePod. I decided HomePod as reviews regarding the sound were encouraging and I was already a subscriber to Apple Music . When the unit arrived setting up was really easy , just plug in and away you go, The home app on iPhone and ipad connect to the device without...
2 years ago

Superb Sound and works well with Apple TV

★★★★ 1.0
Verdict: The best speak so far. The whole room is filled with quality sound and watching Apple TV through it is great! There are sounds that I never noticed in some movies which are now crystal clear. It's like I have the whole cast of every film in my living room.
3 years ago

Apple HomePod after 30 days (review)

★★★★★ 4.7
Verdict: After a good month of the HomePod featuring at home, it has become a regular addition to the daily routine.
Pros: 
  • Exceptional sound
  • looks good
  • excellent integration with Apple devices
Cons: 
  • Mainly for Apple Music users
2 years ago

Apple Homepod

★★★★ 3.8
Verdict: The HomePod is a phenomenal sounding speaker let down by the limitations of the Apple ecosystem.
Pros: 
  • Sounds great
  • Super easy to set up
Cons: 
  • Siri offers pretty limited functionality compared to the competition
  • Restricts you to Apple Music
3 years ago

Clearly made for Apple users

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The sound is amazing, probably the best in a smart speaker for quality and it looks nice in the room. Limitation of Siri not playing Spotify is a rough setback but allows Airplay feature if you don't mind selecting the music playlist manually (Siri can pause/play, skip and back track for you).
3 years ago

Great sound and Sri can hear

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Great for Music and Weather but not much else from Sri. However the sound is fantastic
3 years ago

Apple Homepod

★★★★★
Verdict: Sometimes, years pass before Apple creates a completely new product like the HomePod. During that parade of iPhone redesigns and MacBook upgrades, it can be easy to forget that when Apple enters a new space, the company does it with swagger. The products are beautiful. They work well.
Pros: 
  • Great sound quality
3 years ago

Apple HomePod review, mixed verdicts: Superb audio, locked features

★★★★★ 3.0
Verdict: Firstly, no - Apple did not launch the smart Siri Speaker HomePod in India. However, many reviews from our tech comrades abroad who have had the chance to use it extensively post the launch have given their verdict.
3 years ago

Apple HomePod review: Great speaker thats kinda smart

★★★★★
Verdict: The HomePod is a great-looking, brilliant-sounding, easy-to-control smart speaker that will fit naturally, both stylistically and functionally, in any Apple fan's tech collection. For those who have held off a smart speaker based on them looking cheap and plasticky, your time has come.
3 years ago

Apple HomePod Wireless Smart Speaker Review

★★★★ 4.2
Verdict: Apple has created the best-sounding small speaker we've heard to date, but its Apple-centricity and immaturity as a smart device may deter some buyers.
Pros: 
  • Superb sonics with extraordinary bass
  • Great build quality
  • AirPlay capable
  • Easy setup
Cons: 
  • Integrated music streaming restricted to Apple Music
  • No bluetooth
  • More limited smarts versus competition
  • No wired input for TV viewing
3 years ago

Has Great sound.

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: I bought this about a week ago. Mostly interested in the quality of the sound as reviewed by others. I'm not disappointed. Sounds great. East to move around to other rooms and it automatically adjusts sound for that room.
2 years ago

Most expensive poor quality speaker and least functional home hub

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: If you want just a hub to play your Apple Music then fine, you just bought yourself an expensive poor quality sound speaker. On the other hand if you want a home hub for home automation, then this is the most useless least functional hub there is currently available on the market with the least...
1 year ago

Great purchase

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Excellent speaker. Easy set up and the sound quality is great. It was really easy to link the HomePod to my phone and to my icloud account. The voice recognition is very intuitive. I would definitely recommend it to music lovers.
1 year ago

Review: Apple Homepod

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: "... this isn't the transformative, market-leading product that Apple probably hoped it would be."
2 years ago

HomePod Review: The best smart speaker for Apple users

★★★★ 3.8
Verdict: Apple's HomePod is one of the most divisive products the company has released in a number of years. On one hand, the HomePod is a technically impressive smart speaker that surpasses its competitors in audio fidelity - it's acoustically impressive and is a great example of Apple's design prowess in...
Pros: 
  • Great-looking design
  • Sounds impressive
  • Works great with Apple Music
Cons: 
  • Doesn't work with Android devices
  • Expensive
  • Siri can't compete with Google Assistant and Alexa
2 years ago
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