Apple Homepod is awesome for "Immersive" music

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Apple Homepod is awesome for "Immersive" music

Post by Dilibob » Sat May 12, 2018 11:35 am

I got a Apple Homepod and started playing Steve Roach ... it sounded awesome and the wife even liked it as background music (she's never listened to any modular or synth music). Also I was surprised, but she started asking Siri questions about almost all the music she was listening too, and really got into learning about the bands/music. The two way communication side of immersive sound is something I need to really think about, if anything how can sound be immersive if it's just one way.

Anyway I see this whole google/amazon/apple move into these high end immersive speakers as really good for modular. The speaker sounds way better then I expected too, probably because of having so many little speakers hooked to microphones, it completely adjusted for the bad acoustics in the kitchen.

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Post by zengomi » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:14 pm

Hello from the next year.

I got a HomePod a couple of weeks ago. Today it occurred to me to search for fellow Muff Wigglers’ comments. A very brave new world, apparently.

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Post by kf6gpe » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:18 pm

My wife does that with our Google Hime Max. A week after I brought it home I got home and she pointed at it and proudly said, 'It knows Chopin!!'. She won't play music on her phone but loves the thing. It sounds pretty good, too.

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Post by shreddoggie » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:55 pm

Plus its always a good idea to bring a surveillance system into your home. What could go wrong?

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Post by commodorejohn » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:57 pm

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Post by scozbor » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:44 pm

I just installed a 15" powered PA speaker with bluetooth into my kitchen :sb:

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Post by ignatius » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:39 am

and just think.. you can buy a new one every 18 months when apple figures out how to make it disposable through planned obsolescence!

nice try, ghost of steve jobs, but i'm sticking with my actual stereo system.

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Post by Shledge » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:09 am

The government knows when you masturbate

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Post by MarcelP » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:21 am

Shledge wrote:The government knows when you masturbate
My neighbours know when I masturbate - I should get some curtains. And maybe stop calling them over.

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Post by RedLab » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:10 pm

I'd be very interested in a Homepod (seems they do sound really good) if only I knew there was a way to permanently turn off any mic, cam etc. as well as siri.

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Post by kf6gpe » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:10 pm

I don't know about the HomePod, but all of the Google products have a physical switch you can use to disable the microphone.

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Post by ignatius » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:45 pm

kf6gpe wrote:I don't know about the HomePod, but all of the Google products have a physical switch you can use to disable the microphone.
*allegedly

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Post by commodorejohn » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:37 am

Yeah, I'd just bet that that's a soft switch handled by the OS - and therefore vulnerable to definitely-not-suspicious "oopsie! Were those your privacy settings? Clumsy us!!!" moments.
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Post by Panason » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:39 pm

Time for Apple and Google to be taken down before they become Goopple and replace your children with simulacra taking selfies while the world burns.

THINK OF THE CHILDREN

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