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Apple HomePod Review: Smart Speaker for the High-End?

By | July 28th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Apple HomePod is reported to be an excellent sounding smart speaker, one of the best in the segment. Apparently, that’s not a high bar.

The Apple HomePod is a head-scratcher of a product. In many respects, it seems to be a me-too offering, perhaps even a place-holder for something that will come later. Perhaps it’s a platform that will one day “grow up” into whatever promise it’s supposed to be offering.

As a die-hard Apple fan, I want to love it.… Read the full article

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Sonos One: where music and voice control come together

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

“Alexa – play songs by British Sea Power”. I could ask this of Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled assistant, from the the comfort of my own bed. An Echo Dot sits on a nearby shelf. But I choose not to. Why? The Dot’s sound quality is as poor as one might expect from a hockey-puck-shaped device.

For a better-sounding solution, I could use Bluetooth to invisibly lasso the Echo Dot to the KEF LS50 Wireless that sit in the hallway between the bedroom and bathroom.… Read the full article

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