HomePod Homepod Reference songs

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by darthbane2k, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. darthbane2k macrumors 6502a

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    HomePod is so sensitive to placement. Some songs sound amazing and others so flat that I question whether theres a fault. I don’t have overwhelming bass like many seem to be comparing of , just punch on adequately mastered songs.
    However I am now paranoid that I have HomePod positioned in the wrong place (on a ladder shelf), can any recommend any specific songs on Apple Music that they consider exemplar in terms of sound quality. Just to ensure my positioning is correct.
     
  2. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    I'm assuming you've got Apple Music, if you do then have a run-through of this playlist or this one or this one.
    You don't need to listen to everything, but you're bound to find some you like in there if you have a skip-through to put your HomePod through it's paces.
     
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  4. 4k78 macrumors member

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    Where’s the Pink Floyd? My birthday is in a week and dropped many hints to my wife that I would love to get the HomePod. Probably going to go with DSOTM or WYWH. That and my Classic Metal playlist on AM.
     
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    Nice playlists.
     
  6. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    First song I listened to on my HomePod was Wish You Were Here, followed up with DSOTM. They were awesome, Great Gig in the Sky is something to behold.
     
  7. 4k78 macrumors member

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    Can’t wait.
     
  8. jonnyb098 macrumors 68030

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    Wow, the first playlist is almost pure perfection. Thanks for sharing!
     
  9. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately if you have to “fish” for music to get better satisfaction out of the HP, what is that really telling you? I want to listen to what I want to, not glorified recordings.

    I am returning mine. The HP is so so, I found an alternative that is better for the same price. And I did not have to “fish” for positioning either.
     
  10. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    I know where you’re coming from. I always take a selection of my own music with me when I go to buy a new component for my Hi-Fi, I’ve seen me spend several hours sitting in a listening room demoing several pairs of speakers, or an amp. Thank god there’s still some places happy for you to do that. There’s nothing like what you know best for deciding on audio gear.

    That said I’m always exploring new music and rediscovering tracks I’ve long since forgotten. I think playlists, be they Apple Music generated or other people’s are great for that.
     
  11. Endorphine88 macrumors 6502

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    Play the first 2 minutes of Kyla La Grange - Vampire Smile
    It's a layered song (starts picking up around 45secs) that lets you get a feel for how HomePod separates all the different audio channels and directs them to you. Once you've played it, move the HomePod to an alternate location and try it again.
    I initially had mine in one corner of the room, now I've moved it further away from the wall and I've elevated it even more - I did notice a difference.
     
  12. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    I think Teardrop by Massive Attack is another good one for highlighting different frequencies. Or maybe it’s just because I like it.
     
  13. chiefsilverback macrumors 6502

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    There's a "what first song" thread somewhere and I recommended In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins, just crank Siri to 100% and wait...
     
  14. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    I remember your post, I did actually do it after you suggested it. Hadn’t listened to that song in years until then. It was a nice experience :D
     
  15. chiefsilverback macrumors 6502

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    I had friends over and used that to demo the HomePod. During those first couple of minutes the wife was saying how they've got too many speaker type things and they don't need any more, then the drums kicked in and she did a double take, asked if that was all coming from the HomePod and said "maybe we can get one of these".
     
  16. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    Wish my wife was so easily convinced. Maybe you should be on commission with Apple :p
     

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