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Apple HomePod

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Apple HomePod review: specs and price

Apple HomePod
Apple HomePod
86
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Why is Apple HomePod better than the average?

  • Volume
    3468.21cm³vs31551.04cm³
  • Bluetooth version
    5vs3.19
  • Width
    142mmvs193.23mm
  • Number of microphones
    6vs0.57
  • Built-in subwoofer size
    101.6mmvs96.54mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Apple HomePod

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.drivers count

1

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.

Best

Vifa Stockholm 2.0

8

3.volume

3468.21cm³

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

4.Weather sealed
Apple HomePod

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

5.has a detachable cable
Apple HomePod

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

6.has a neodymium magnet
Apple HomePod

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Sound quality

1.is an active speaker
Apple HomePod

An amplifier is integrated into the device. An audio amplifier takes a small signal and makes it bigger without making any other changes in it which results in better sound, so any sound source can be connected to speakers.

2.has a noise canceling microphone
Apple HomePod

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

3.has a subwoofer
Apple HomePod

Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.

4.number of microphones

6

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Amazon Echo Show

8

5.has a magnetic shielding
Apple HomePod

A magnetic shielding limits the coupling of a magnetic field between two devices. The purpose is to prevent magnetic fields from interfering with electrical devices and avoid distortion (of TV, monitors, hard drives etc.).

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Apple HomePod

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Bluetooth version

5

Best

Bluesound Pulse 2i

5

3.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Apple HomePod

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple HomePod

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Jarre Technologies AeroBull HD1

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Apple HomePod

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

6.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Apple HomePod

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Apple HomePod

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

Jarre Technologies AeroBull HD1

2.has a mute function
Apple HomePod

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

3.has voice prompts
Apple HomePod

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

4.has a radio
Apple HomePod

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

5.has voice commands
Apple HomePod

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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