If you're an Apple fan and looking for a superb smart speaker with Siri, you should probably settle on an Apple HomePod. There are two to choose from: the original 'standard' HomePod (typically £279, $300, AU$469), or the smaller, more affordable HomePod Mini (RRP £99, $99, AU$149) if you can't.
Both five-star members of the HomePod family are some of the best smart speakers around in their price bracket, offering excellent value sound, typically impressive Apple design and unrivalled user experiences for Apple device owners.
Apple has now discontinued the original HomePad but it's still widely available. The company recently launched the HomePod Mini orange, red and blue. There's also talk of a HomePod 2 launching in 2022, along with a rumoured Apple Soundbar.
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The 2017 HomePod is still one of the best-sounding smart speakers you can buy, throwing out a weighty and authoritative sound that trumps (albeit cheaper) rivals from Sonos and Amazon.
Both HomePods operate seamlessly, but you really need to be a dedicated Apple user to even consider the HomePods. After all, you need an iOS device to set them up, they don't have Bluetooth, and an Apple Music subscription is necessary if you want to make the most of their excellent music curation features (Apple Music is still the only streaming service that Siri can control, too).
Apple is due to roll out Apple Music lossless and Spatial Audio soon. Previously, you could only enjoy Dolby Atmos through the HomePod with the speaker paired to an Apple TV 4K. The company has also launched Apple Music Voice Plan, which delivers half-price subscription if you only use Siri.
The HomePod Mini, meanwhile, is even smaller than the new Amazon Echo Dot, but it delivers superb sonics thanks to Apple's S5 chip, which is said to analyse and optimise the performance over 180 times per second. We can't verify that but we can tell you that the resulting sound is engaging and mature; for a speaker of its size and price, it offers an astonishingly good performance.
If you're an Apple user in the market for a Siri-powered smart speaker, Apple's musical marvels are easily your best options.
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