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Apple HomePod
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Apple HomePod


7/10
Overall rating 7/10

HomePod is a powerful speaker that works Apple Music and Siri to learn your taste in music. It’s also an intelligent home assistant.

Design:
7.5
Performance:
7.5
Features:
6.5
Value:
6.5
THE GOOD
Good dynamic range, clear treble, deep bass
Superb far-field voice recognition
Supports HomeKit
Excellent built quality
THE BAD
No on-device support for other music services
Can't even act as a basic Bluetooth speaker
Siri still can't do much
Unreliable as a home hub

Product Specification

Surround Sound Capability
  • High-excursion woofer with custom amplifier
  • Array of seven horn-loaded tweeters, each with its own custom amplifier
  • Six-microphone array for far-field Siri
  • Internal low-frequency calibration microphone for automatic bass correction
  • Direct and ambient audio beamforming
  • Transparent studio-level dynamic processing
Inputs / Outputs
  • Supports: 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, direct guest access, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Sources: Apple Music, iTunes Music Purchases, iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription, Beats 1 Live Radio, Apple Podcasts, AirPlay other content to HomePod from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac
Dimensions
  • 6.8 inches high (172mm)
  • 5.6 inches wide (142mm)
  • 2.5kg