Audio quality is beautifully warm, yet the bass is not overpowering, even though it was still quite rich. If you close your eyes, it ’ s easy to feel like you ’ re at a live performance. We could pick out the vocals and instruments clearly. The speaker allows each instrument to shine through; you can hear precise guitar plucks. No, it doesn ’ t have that crisp sound you ’ d hear from very expensive high-end speakers, but then again, the HomePod doesn ’ t cost thousands yet still pushes brilliant sound quality out of a single, small enclosure.
What ’ s more impressive is how consistent the HomePod sounds wherever you are in the room. Yes, the further away you are, the quieter it is, but not by much. It almost felt like the music was following our movement, and it consistently sounded great.