1. James Falconer's Avatar
    The HomePod looks like a beautiful and powerful speaker and assistant. But I'm super curious to know how many of you out there are going to put the $ down to buy? What do you think?

    I'll deeply review the specs and features before I make any decision. I'm already a Sonos guy and have invested a lot into my system. The Play:1 speakers are priced much more reasonably, so there are a lot of pros and cons to weigh here!

    Sound off!
    06-05-2017 03:25 PM
  2. Quis89's Avatar
    Easy answer to this one. Yes.

    Lol.
    beeray likes this.
    06-05-2017 03:26 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    06-05-2017 03:33 PM
  4. jmr1015's Avatar
    Most likely.
    06-05-2017 03:50 PM
  5. AustinIllini's Avatar
    Not until I have a better idea of what it does and doesn't do. If Sonos doesn't integrate at any time, I can't reasonably afford to replace all of my Play devices and I'll probably go Alexa.
    Annie_i6s likes this.
    06-05-2017 03:55 PM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    Yes, I definitely will. Just have to save up for it though.
    I hate to have to turn on my computer every time (5.1 surround sound speakers) as the portable BT speakers aren’t powerful enough to enjoy music in the living room.
    06-05-2017 05:10 PM
  7. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I doubt it, I don't have any connected devices and it's a steep price for a speaker that probably isn't that great. And the name....ugh. I would have preferred Siri Home to HomePod.
    06-05-2017 05:41 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don’t have any plans to purchase it any time soon, but I may in the future.
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    06-05-2017 05:46 PM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    Yes. Count me in.
    06-05-2017 06:15 PM
  10. Quis89's Avatar
    I don’t have any plans to purchase it any time soon, but I may in the future.
    Good thing it's not out until December. Plenty of time to change plans lol.
    06-05-2017 07:10 PM
  11. Quis89's Avatar
    I doubt it, I don't have any connected devices and it's a steep price for a speaker that probably isn't that great. And the name....ugh. I would have preferred Siri Home to HomePod.
    I've got a Harmon Kardon Onyx Bluetooth speaker. If it's at least comparable to that, then for me it's worth it.
    06-05-2017 07:11 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Good thing it's not out until December. Plenty of time to change plans lol.
    Like I stated in a different thread, I was at work during the keynote and I’m still playing catch up with what was announced. Thanks for letting me know that the device is scheduled to be released in December.
    Quis89 likes this.
    06-05-2017 07:13 PM
  13. Cladster's Avatar
    Nope, have a Sonos playbar, sub, 2 x play ones, 2 x play fives and a play 3.
    06-05-2017 08:17 PM
  14. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Maybe, but I’ll have to hear it first. $349 is too steep to make a decision at this point.
    06-05-2017 09:26 PM
  15. AustinIllini's Avatar
    Nope, have a Sonos playbar, sub, 2 x play ones, 2 x play fives and a play 3.
    You're in my boat. EchoDot when Sonos is supported. If Sonos then moves on to support Google Home, I'll move to that.
    06-05-2017 09:31 PM
  16. AndyLH8891's Avatar
    Absolutely YES!
    06-05-2017 10:21 PM
  17. Stsainj's Avatar
    Probably not. Although the speaker self calibration seems neat a 4 in woofer doesn't sound that impressive for deep bass and the fact that it seems to be locked into Apple Music is a bit of a turn off. I have a couple of nice third party Airplay speakers and I'm curious whether or not the HomeKit integration will allow multi room playback with older Airplay speakers.
    06-06-2017 12:14 AM
  18. Matty's Avatar
    I think this sums up my feelings right now haha. Will have to see what the speakers sound like since a lot of emphasis was put on them but I like the design and the touch input is a lovely addition! 😃 Obviously we all wish the price was cheaper but it you like, then its worth it.
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    06-06-2017 04:36 AM
  19. robertk328's Avatar
    Maybe, but I’ll have to hear it first. $349 is too steep to make a decision at this point.
    Probably not much of a surprise that this is my thought as well. I was guessing $299 during the keynote so when they dropped the $349 price I figured not. $299 was the top of what I'd be willing to play (otherwise my house would already be filled with Sonos). As it is, I do ok with the Echo units I have that were less than $200.
    06-06-2017 06:15 AM
  20. annewalk's Avatar
    I may buy a couple if they can be used with AppleTV for surround sound. Wondering how the Siri integration will work with multiple users. So many Apple devices rely on the single user paradigm.
    06-06-2017 06:40 AM
  21. AustinIllini's Avatar
    I may buy a couple if they can be used with AppleTV for surround sound. Wondering how the Siri integration will work with multiple users. So many Apple devices rely on the single user paradigm.
    This is really the kicker. I don't need my wife sending messages from my account.
    06-06-2017 09:38 AM
  22. Quis89's Avatar
    I may buy a couple if they can be used with AppleTV for surround sound. Wondering how the Siri integration will work with multiple users. So many Apple devices rely on the single user paradigm.
    If these can be integrated with Apple TV that would be incredible. Having two of these on either side of an Apple TV in a living room set up would be great.
    06-06-2017 09:39 AM
  23. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    At this point, I am doubtful. But you never know what the future may bring!
    06-06-2017 09:44 AM
  24. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I'm super curious to know how many of you out there are going to put the $ down to buy? What do you think?

    We have a set of custom Salk's, a set of NHT's, and several pair of AV123 bookshelf speakers (all set up through Sonos and a Logitech Transporter "Squeezebox"), so we will not be buying a HomePod.
    06-06-2017 10:13 PM
  25. WCraig's Avatar
    Looking around my house, our kitchen and master bedroom are the two rooms where a HomePod might make sense. BTW, I have a couple of Homekit accessories but really I'm just using them as super expensive light timers.

    In the kitchen, it might work well but there has to be an option for a good local source of news, weather and traffic.

    In the master bedroom, it would replace our 25 year old clock radio. But it doesn't display the time. That seems trivial except for the fact that we glance at it all the time. Clearly, HomePod would be a major sound upgrade. At very least, I know I can use Homekit timers to have it wake us up at the appropriate time.

    Regarding Siri, I don't know. I use it every day for simple stuff (shopping list, reminders, timers, sending simple messages). My wife and two kids NEVER talk to Siri. They never miss an opportunity to make fun when Siri gets something wrong even though my success rate is probably around 90%. (Like I said, I do simple stuff.) So if I'm the only one that would ever use Siri, and my iPhone is in my pocket virtually all the time, why would I pay a tonne of money for HomePod(s)?

    Oh, and I'm always leery about buying Gen 1 products.

    Craig
    06-07-2017 06:59 AM
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