Today we purchased the HomePod in store at Apple and I have to say the thing that really sold it for me was the sound when I first walked in, I was very impressed how it filled the store with music (granted the song of choice left a lot to be desired). I had already seen several online reviews so all my questions had been answered apart from the sound quality which is why I didn’t pre-order it.

After I made my purchase I came home and performed an unboxing live on YouTube and then pitted the HomePod against it’s main competitors the Amazon Echo and the Google Home. The reason I wanted to test all three was simple, I already owned the other two and I wanted a decent sounding speaker.

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Being part of both amazon and google user group I have seen the HomePod slated before any public release and so I wanted to show how it compares. Take a look at part one of our comparison videos and let us know in the comments what else you would like us to test.