So you're saying if I have a pair in stereo mode, I won't be able to hear the benefits of it?
If you read the article I linked above, then you will see that there indeed exists a possibility to create a spatial sound sensation from only 2 speakers. It is called binaural rendering and it relies 100% on psychoacoustics. Technically playing such virtual surround sound via HomePods is no different from how it is played via AirPod Pros.I thought that the Apple Homepod were capable of supporting Dolby Atmos? So you're saying if I have a pair in stereo mode, I won't be able to hear the benefits of it?