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Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Google Home Max edges HomePod out in sound quality tests

Google Home Max edges HomePod out in sound quality tests

Thankfully, iFixit got its hands on the speaker last week and tore it to pieces to thoroughly examine the fruits of Apple's labor. Then, for a solid hour or so, I was fumbling through iTunes and Apple Music on my phone, wishing I could just tell Siri to play my Release Radar playlist on Spotify.

HomePod is probably the best Home speakers available in market. The early review claims that the HomePod suffers from overemphasized bass and a muddier sound overall. Here's how to force-update your HomePod smart speaker software without waiting for Apple to push it through.

Also worth noting is that the HomePod doesn't now have the capability to support multiple speakers, but that functionality is apparently coming later this year. After a series of tests with a in an untreated room, Alam found the HomePod to sound better than the KEF X300A, a generally well-regarded bookshelf speaker that.

The HomePod's 360-degree tweeter arrangement and advanced spatial awareness allow the speaker to provide all-encompassing audio, regardless of its placement in the room. Yet depending on your taste, you might like the HomePod a lot more.

"I think Siri could be expanded and will be in the future", said Dalrymple.

And the number of people buying Echo devices has skyrocketed over the past year: Amazon shipped 5 million devices in the third quarter of 2017, compared with 900,000 during the same period the year before, according to data from Strategy Analytics. The service includes accidental damages up to two times. There is a circular control touch panel on the top where Siri appears when woken with the words "Hey, Siri" followed by your command. To protect against this open up the HomePod app on your iPhone and toggle the personal notifications settings to OFF. But how does the sound quality measure up to existing models like the Google Home Max and Sonos One? There you'll be able to instruct the smart speaker to let your listening history have a say on the device's recommendation or not. These songs are both largely acoustic, and I'd say that songs from this genre perform particularly well on the HomePod.

Still, 30 million users is nothing to scoff at, and many of them are most likely looking for a way to get the most out of their music.

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