1. James Falconer's Avatar
    The new HomePod is going to be priced at $349 USD. Do you feel that's the right price? Too expensive? Too cheap? or just right?
    06-05-2017 07:45 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If your home is setup for home automation then it may be worth the price, but I don’t have any of that stuff set up so it is not worth the price for “me” - at least not at this time...
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    06-05-2017 07:59 PM
  3. AustinIllini's Avatar
    Apparently the sound quality is tremendous. That being said, I'm more interested in Siri type stuff. Might consider Google home if it interacts with Sonos in the near future.
    06-05-2017 09:05 PM
  4. Quis89's Avatar
    I think the price is honestly on par with other similar products. If the sound quality is premium then it's justified. The HK Studio speaker I've got retails at $360. But it doesn't include any of the smart features the HomePod is said to contain. If the HomePod can offer premium sound AND the smart features, then it's definitely worth it to me. I think once people start comparing products and take the audio quality into account (if it's as good as advertised) they will see the price really isn't that expensive.
    06-06-2017 09:18 AM
  5. AustinIllini's Avatar
    I think we need a better comparo versus competitors on an even playing field before we can determine this for sure. Rene immediately compared it to the Sonos Play:3 favorably, but I need to have a better understanding of what the thing is, first.
    06-06-2017 09:35 AM
  6. Sherry_B's Avatar
    The new HomePod is going to be priced at $349 USD. Do you feel that's the right price? Too expensive? Too cheap? or just right?

    If you like music I suppose the HomePod would be fine. But if you want to listen to music then invest in a better speaker system.
    06-06-2017 09:49 PM
  7. Matty's Avatar
    As others have mentioned, I think it all comes down to the quality of sound being produced. It's a speaker first with Siri and touch integration. 😃 So I'll definitely have to take a listen when it launches. If it sounds amazing, then I would say the $349 is worth the price. Who knows, we might see some $329 sales.
    06-07-2017 12:29 AM
  8. dpscott's Avatar
    If it can't have multiple timers that will put me off
    06-07-2017 05:28 AM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    I think it's a bit too expensive. The Apple tax as I've heard it called. I GET that it's a bit more premium than the 179 dollar Echo, or 129 dollar Google Home, but 350? I would have been much for comfortable at 250 or 299, BUT it's Apple so it's always just a BIT more. lol

    If I really want to go high end I'll get a Sonos thank you ever much!
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    06-07-2017 08:02 AM
  10. Nathan Mueller's Avatar
    Maybe I’m crazy but I think it’s worth more to buy multiple, for that multi room reach that is
    06-27-2017 01:10 AM
  11. pkcable's Avatar
    The more I think about it, the more I want it! lol
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    06-27-2017 10:01 AM
  12. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    From everything I've read about it, I think the price is fine. I'm not in the market for such a thing, but someday, maybe! Before that, a new iPhone, and possibly air pods are on my Apple bucket list!
    pkcable likes this.
    06-27-2017 10:40 AM
  13. jlb21's Avatar
    I have $200 in store gift cards that I will put towards one IF, and only IF, it integrates with Match for Siri use. Otherwise, I may get a Sonos or a Bose with my GCs.
    01-27-2018 03:14 AM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Update: if the audio is indeed as described by Serenity then, yeah, it might be worth it.
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    01-27-2018 08:27 AM
  15. AustinIllini's Avatar
    For me, if it's better than the Play:3 sound wise, it's probably worth $350. However, and this is a big thing, if you're planning on expanding in any way, you're likely going to get more real value out of a Play:3. The ability to add a Play:1 in another room for between $100-$200 is a great value.

    By contrast, you spend $350 on a HomePod and the only expansion option (when it is supported) will be to add ANOTHER $350 speaker.
    01-27-2018 08:33 AM
  16. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Well, $1k for a new iPhone, $500 for an iPad and $400 for a watch. $350 for an homepod? Maybe.......but not from me.
    01-27-2018 08:56 AM
  17. pr1nce's Avatar
    It’s not worth it for me at this time.
    01-27-2018 09:05 AM
  18. taz323's Avatar
    Really don’t have a need. Yet, but would be worth it if I did.
    01-27-2018 09:56 AM
  19. fairmarketvalue's Avatar
    01-27-2018 10:07 AM
  20. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    01-27-2018 10:29 AM
  21. Garz's Avatar
    Until I can see one for myself, I don’t know. I don’t trust reviews for the most part because many times it’s their own opinion and I may disagree.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    01-27-2018 10:34 AM
  22. krishnansasikumar's Avatar
    Not to me. Having both Android and Apple devices, Siri has a long way to go to catch up with GA.

    If I get a smart speaker, it will be one with GA on it. Machine learning, contextual comversation, easy handoff among devices even with the same place, sync among speakers, Google is far ahead at the moment.

    More importantly, the ability to understand my Indian accent. Why spend $350 on a thing that cant understand what I say!!!
    Gray Area likes this.
    01-27-2018 10:46 AM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Until I can see one for myself, I don’t know. I don’t trust reviews for the most part because many times it’s their own opinion and I may disagree.
    I hear ya, and that’s why I said that I would decide after I’ve played with one at a store when they hit the shelves.
    01-27-2018 12:00 PM
  24. Wotchered's Avatar
    $ 349 + $120pa for apple music you mean !
    01-27-2018 12:10 PM
  25. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    $ 349 + $120pa for apple music you mean !
    To whom did you reply?
    01-27-2018 12:20 PM
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