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About to buy a Homepod, anything better for the price?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I plan on buying a Homepod today. I heard it at Bestbuy and loved the sound. However I already have an Amazon echo to use as a smart device but the Homepod is mainly for sound (It will also replace my echo). I was wondering if when it comes to audio, there is anything at all in the 200-350 dollar price bracket that would sound better. Portability obviously does not matter, but I am in a dorm room so I would prefer a Bluetooth speaker (size doesn't matter) over a HIFI system.

However if you know of a HIFI system that would sound better than a Homepod please tell me.

 

Thanks in advance!

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You could just connect the Alexa to a powered speaker like the jbl104. Plenty loud and Alexa comes with built in Bluetooth functions. And can be used as a bluetooth reciever

 


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You can get HomePod for $199 at Target! Nvm. They sold out. 


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7 hours ago, 41keems said:

So I plan on buying a Homepod today. I heard it at Bestbuy and loved the sound. However I already have an Amazon echo to use as a smart device but the Homepod is mainly for sound (It will also replace my echo). I was wondering if when it comes to audio, there is anything at all in the 200-350 dollar price bracket that would sound better. Portability obviously does not matter, but I am in a dorm room so I would prefer a Bluetooth speaker (size doesn't matter) over a HIFI system.

However if you know of a HIFI system that would sound better than a Homepod please tell me.

 

Thanks in advance!

I would just get an echo input then some decent powered speakers with an optical in.


If you have any questions about ultra high end audio (Or any speakers or audio gear!), don't be afraid to shoot me a message, or mention me.

 

Spent over 700k on audio gear, still trying to increase sound quality.

 

Why 44.1kHz is all you need: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyquist–Shannon_sampling_theorem

 

How loud should you listen?: http://dangerousdecibels.org/education/information-center/decibel-exposure-time-guidelines/

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7 hours ago, 41keems said:

So I plan on buying a Homepod today. I heard it at Bestbuy and loved the sound. However I already have an Amazon echo to use as a smart device but the Homepod is mainly for sound (It will also replace my echo). I was wondering if when it comes to audio, there is anything at all in the 200-350 dollar price bracket that would sound better. Portability obviously does not matter, but I am in a dorm room so I would prefer a Bluetooth speaker (size doesn't matter) over a HIFI system.

However if you know of a HIFI system that would sound better than a Homepod please tell me.

 

Thanks in advance!

An echo input and the Klipsch RP-14pm would be lightyears ahead of the homepod. https://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-2017-R-14PM-Powered-Monitor/dp/B075JRF295/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=powered+speakers&qid=1561847069&s=gateway&sr=8-15

(ill also put some other good options below :D)

https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R2000DB-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016PAWJYS/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp?keywords=powered+speakers&pd_rd_i=B016PAWJYS&pd_rd_r=c977cfd6-dc80-4b51-859d-dbe85a1ab9fb&pd_rd_w=9DxCp&pd_rd_wg=QcF9t&pf_rd_p=a6d018ad-f20b-46c9-8920-433972c7d9b7&pf_rd_r=0AWY0D4RJT66ZGX9A4AT&qid=1561847127&s=gateway

https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1850DB-Bookshelf-Speakers-Bluetooth/dp/B073W1R4XQ/ref=pd_day0_hl_23_4/137-1256805-5751720?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B073W1R4XQ&pd_rd_r=d726bd4e-9abc-11e9-8620-e795d73e6515&pd_rd_w=J67oW&pd_rd_wg=P0ush&pf_rd_p=ad07871c-e646-4161-82c7-5ed0d4c85b07&pf_rd_r=7J0MC9YR312MB6VVS4XW&psc=1&refRID=7J0MC9YR312MB6VVS4XW

https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-Bookshelf-Subwoofer-Bluetooth-Wireless/dp/B077Y6PHKQ/ref=pd_day0_hl_23_1/137-1256805-5751720?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B077Y6PHKQ&pd_rd_r=e85a45fd-9abc-11e9-b349-d51812f1fa25&pd_rd_w=24ybC&pd_rd_wg=ALC9e&pf_rd_p=ad07871c-e646-4161-82c7-5ed0d4c85b07&pf_rd_r=90KWHB3ASXDSQ779QHJ7&psc=1&refRID=90KWHB3ASXDSQ779QHJ7

https://www.amazon.com/Swans-Speakers-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Enclosure/dp/B0010LH2VS/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=swan+speakers&qid=1561847250&s=electronics&sr=1-3

There is some great options here. Even a powered 2.1 setup, with a very good sub for the price. All will be much better than an apple homepod, and will deliver stereo and soundstage. Also some horn loaded klipsch speakers, which will have much better treble. I would just stay well away from the homepod for its price, especially with its pretty lackluster sound.


If you have any questions about ultra high end audio (Or any speakers or audio gear!), don't be afraid to shoot me a message, or mention me.

 

Spent over 700k on audio gear, still trying to increase sound quality.

 

Why 44.1kHz is all you need: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyquist–Shannon_sampling_theorem

 

How loud should you listen?: http://dangerousdecibels.org/education/information-center/decibel-exposure-time-guidelines/

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2 hours ago, Derkoli said:

An echo input and the Klipsch RP-14pm would be lightyears ahead of the homepod. https://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-2017-R-14PM-Powered-Monitor/dp/B075JRF295/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=powered+speakers&qid=1561847069&s=gateway&sr=8-15

(ill also put some other good options below :D)

https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R2000DB-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016PAWJYS/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp?keywords=powered+speakers&pd_rd_i=B016PAWJYS&pd_rd_r=c977cfd6-dc80-4b51-859d-dbe85a1ab9fb&pd_rd_w=9DxCp&pd_rd_wg=QcF9t&pf_rd_p=a6d018ad-f20b-46c9-8920-433972c7d9b7&pf_rd_r=0AWY0D4RJT66ZGX9A4AT&qid=1561847127&s=gateway

https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1850DB-Bookshelf-Speakers-Bluetooth/dp/B073W1R4XQ/ref=pd_day0_hl_23_4/137-1256805-5751720?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B073W1R4XQ&pd_rd_r=d726bd4e-9abc-11e9-8620-e795d73e6515&pd_rd_w=J67oW&pd_rd_wg=P0ush&pf_rd_p=ad07871c-e646-4161-82c7-5ed0d4c85b07&pf_rd_r=7J0MC9YR312MB6VVS4XW&psc=1&refRID=7J0MC9YR312MB6VVS4XW

https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-Bookshelf-Subwoofer-Bluetooth-Wireless/dp/B077Y6PHKQ/ref=pd_day0_hl_23_1/137-1256805-5751720?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B077Y6PHKQ&pd_rd_r=e85a45fd-9abc-11e9-b349-d51812f1fa25&pd_rd_w=24ybC&pd_rd_wg=ALC9e&pf_rd_p=ad07871c-e646-4161-82c7-5ed0d4c85b07&pf_rd_r=90KWHB3ASXDSQ779QHJ7&psc=1&refRID=90KWHB3ASXDSQ779QHJ7

https://www.amazon.com/Swans-Speakers-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Enclosure/dp/B0010LH2VS/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=swan+speakers&qid=1561847250&s=electronics&sr=1-3

There is some great options here. Even a powered 2.1 setup, with a very good sub for the price. All will be much better than an apple homepod, and will deliver stereo and soundstage. Also some horn loaded klipsch speakers, which will have much better treble. I would just stay well away from the homepod for its price, especially with its pretty lackluster sound.

So I just bought a homepod at Bestbuy but I might return it. Haven't decided yet. I didn't even think about powered speakers.

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