1. InkBearGA's Avatar
    I love my homepods. Yes I have 3, but I agree, it just never reached full potential. And waaaaaay overpriced. I actually got two refurbed ones off of Woot a few weeks ago for 220.
    03-02-2019 01:57 PM
  2. grover5's Avatar
    Well, it's objectively better. It can do a whole lot more than the HomePod. The HomePod doesn't even have a display.
    I don’t like google in my home and I have not been pleased with the google home device I had. It would lock my chrome cast to YouTube and not disconnect without being unplugged. It would lose connection to my hue lights regularly. The sound was not as good as my HomePod and it was a pain in the butt to set up. I don’t want any smart speaker with a screen. I don’t see value in that. So for me the choice was clear. If what you bought works for you then great.
    Just_Me_D and Annie_M like this.
    03-02-2019 06:36 PM
  3. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I don’t like google in my home and I have not been pleased with the google home device I had. It would lock my chrome cast to YouTube and not disconnect without being unplugged. It would lose connection to my hue lights regularly. The sound was not as good as my HomePod and it was a pain in the butt to set up. I don’t want any smart speaker with a screen. I don’t see value in that. So for me the choice was clear. If what you bought works for you then great.
    You don’t like google, great. But that doesn’t mean the Google Home Hub isn’t objectively better than the HopePpd.
    Golurk likes this.
    03-04-2019 02:21 PM
  4. JobSteves's Avatar
    I feel like most people don’t give a damn what their smart speakers sound like. That’s why people see the price of a HomePod and see how limited Siri is think an echo is better than a HomePod even though it sounds like crap. And for the people that do care about sound quality, they are probably going to get/already have true hifi speakers. Add to that that you have to have an iOS device to even use it (which is weird because you can use Apple Music on Android but need an iPhone to use HomePod?) and you can see why sales are down


    However, I think HomePod is the best sounding speaker for $350 or less (now $300) on the market.


    PS I don’t know why people buy it and then say they hardly use it. You should have known Siri’s limitations beforehand and if you aren’t using it for music very often then why bother shelling out $300+?
    05-21-2019 01:15 AM
  5. JobSteves's Avatar
    You don’t like google, great. But that doesn’t mean the Google Home Hub isn’t objectively better than the HopePpd.
    Maybe the Google hone products are better as a voice assistant but for actual audio quality, even the Home Max pales in comparison.


    You don’t like google, great. But that doesn’t mean the Google Home Hub isn’t objectively better than the HopePpd.
    Maybe the Google hone products are better as a voice assistant but for actual audio quality, even the Home Max pales in comparison.
    MasterDarque likes this.
    05-21-2019 01:18 AM
  6. Golurk's Avatar
    But if you want audio-quality then you could just get a Bose smart speaker which has the same/better audio quality than the Apple HomePod, is roughly the same size and has a better assistant in the form of Alexa. All for $100-150 less.
    08-12-2019 06:06 AM
  7. donnation's Avatar
    With the recent report that Apple's Homepod is now lumped in with the embarrassing "other" in overall sales of smart speakers I think its a safe play to call this product a failure. Maybe a cheaper version with more features will improve sales. Don't get me wrong, I love mine, but there was no way this thing was going to sell in this crowded market at that price.
    02-11-2020 06:02 AM
  8. Annie_M's Avatar
    With the recent report that Apple's Homepod is now lumped in with the embarrassing "other" in overall sales of smart speakers I think its a safe play to call this product a failure. Maybe a cheaper version with more features will improve sales. Don't get me wrong, I love mine, but there was no way this thing was going to sell in this crowded market at that price.
    I definitely would have been interested if the price had been lower.
    Spencerdl and aximtreo like this.
    02-11-2020 09:18 AM
  9. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I definitely would have been interested if the price had been lower.
    Same here Annie, but there are just too many "Smart Speakers" on the market at reasonable price points that are better in an overall sense in my honest opinion.
    I'm not sure I would consider the Apple HomePod a failure but it sure didn't sell like "normal" Apple products do/did.
    Annie_M and aximtreo like this.
    02-11-2020 12:11 PM
  10. Annie_M's Avatar
    Same here Annie, but there are just too many "Smart Speakers" on the market at reasonable price points that are better in an overall sense in my honest opinion.
    I'm not sure I would consider the Apple HomePod a failure but it sure didn't sell like "normal" Apple products do/did.
    Agreed! People who have them seem to really like them. And while sales may be disappointing, I don't think the HomePod is a failure either.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    02-11-2020 12:17 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I use my HomePod often, especially when I want to listen to music at home without using headphones or when I want to listen to the sounds of rain/thunderstorms. The sound is so life-like. I’m not one to ask Siri to create the universe so in that regard, I’m very pleased overall with it.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 02-12-2020 at 01:20 PM.
    Annie_M likes this.
    02-11-2020 01:37 PM
  12. Wotchered's Avatar
    Too much dosh ! not failed just stalled.
    I’m not having any open mike device unless it’s got a bloody great red light on it while it’s capable of connecting with the internet.
    Annie_M likes this.
    02-12-2020 08:16 AM
  13. Quis89's Avatar
    Apple priced it too high for as limited as it was. There were better options that offered more features when it released. I'm waiting on one more price drop before I pick one up.
    Annie_M likes this.
    02-12-2020 04:20 PM
  14. TgeekB's Avatar
    Apple priced it too high for as limited as it was. There were better options that offered more features when it released. I'm waiting on one more price drop before I pick one up.
    Apple prices almost everything too high in my opinion. Until people stop paying these ridiculous prices they won’t stop.
    aximtreo likes this.
    02-12-2020 04:53 PM
  15. Mars20's Avatar
    The HomePod is an extremely well made device with incredible audio. I love mine.
    02-12-2020 05:14 PM
  16. ksassy's Avatar
    I've been tempted to pickup a refurb HomePod from the Apple site but I still feel like the price is more than it should be based on it's limitations so I'm still waiting.
    02-13-2020 09:56 AM
  17. nokia4life's Avatar
    I've been tempted to pickup a refurb HomePod from the Apple site but I still feel like the price is more than it should be based on it's limitations so I'm still waiting.
    I've seen the refurbs going for as low as 65.00 USD that isn't very high in price. Just google it there are many more going for less. Hope this helps you find one at a price point that would afford you the opportunity to obtain one. Have a great day.
    ksassy, scruffypig and aximtreo like this.
    02-14-2020 01:42 PM
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