Apple HomePod: A first listen

It may well have Siri‘s smarts, but Apple wants you to know that the new HomePodspeaker is all about great sound quality. It’s also about the promise of spatially-aware sound-projecting speakers, and how that may or may not matter for home audio.

That was my quick takeaway after getting to hear a quick demo of Apple’s new speaker in a controlled environment versus the $180 Amazon Echo (£150, US price converts to AU$240) and the $300 Sonos Play:3 (£300, AU$450).

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