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macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 23, 2009
I know Homepod works great with a few people in the room measuring and bouncing things off walls.. how will it be for a party with 20-30 people in a room and alot of ambient noise? Anyone used it in this way yet? How far does the bass go before needing a 2nd homepod to fill in the room or how big of a room you think it can handle before needing a 2nd?


macrumors 65816
Oct 30, 2015
Should be fine. My Bose Soundlink Mini can handle the scenario you are facing, so the HomePod will be great.


macrumors 6502
Feb 12, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
Really depends more on the size and shape of the room and not so much on how many people you have in it. HomePod performs best when placed in the middle of the room instead of close to walls. It will definitely fill the room and be loud enough, but if you're in any kind of larger room, over 1200 sq ft with high ceilings, it will sound inadequate. For a smaller living room/apartment it works perfectly.


macrumors regular
Apr 7, 2015
San Diego, Ca
Had a party this Sunday, 12-15 people present. HomePod was the source of music/entertainment and I am happy to say it was the talk of the party. My home has really high ceiling in the living room. The HomePod filled the house with music with no issues at all.
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macrumors 6502
Feb 8, 2011
I started off with 2 home pods in my house for after hours get togethers. I was so happy with results that I picked up my 3rd yesterday for my room. When airplay 2 is launched I'll prob pick up a 2nd for my living room (where most movies are watched).

I feel like im saving money by using home pods as opposed to spending money on sonus gear for the entire house which would have cost me most than double what i'll end up paying for 4 homepods.
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