Well I had two HomePods. One in the bedroom, one in the kitchen. I liked them a lot although I did feel the firmware update reduced my bass and left me less satisfied. I refused to buy more of these expensive little speakers because I wanted a true whole home solution to replace my Sonos system and without Airplay 2 and stereo functionality it just wasn't worth getting more. Today I bought (gulp) two more HomePods from the local Apple Store as soon as I heard the news. These go as a stereo pair on either side (in tall bookshelves) of a large television in a large family room that is open to the kitchen where I already have a HomePod. So? It's so good. First off lets talk about the stereo pairing. Like Steve liked to say its "magical". The bass seems to have returned first off (not sure if that applies to the single HomePods I'll have to check) and I love the sound again. The ability of two HomePods to fill the huge room is amazing, it is far, far beyond the ability of a single HomePod. I can bring the walls down practically. The real amazing thing though is the sound stage and separation. For example of Dua Lipa "New Rules" the left/right separation is HUGE, with sound pushing far wider than even the speakers physically sit and somehow they swirl that sound around with it seemingly coming even from behind me. I have NEVER, EVER had 2 speakers do that, only a true 5.1 or greater surround system. It also does an incredible job of placing the singer directly in front of you without the least hint it is coming from the speakers, it honestly seems like there has to be a invisible HomePod in front of you. It's incredible technology, its not "just" two stereo speakers. So now I have the stereo pair in the family room, one in the kitchen and one in the bedroom. Control by voice / Airplay 2 is brilliant and just what you would expect. All of the following just work "hey siri, play U2 in the kitchen" "hey siri, play U2 in the kitchen and family room" "hey siri, stop playing U2 in the family room (still continues playing in the kitchen)" "hey siri play U2 on all my homepods" "hey siri play U2 everywhere" “hey Siri transfer this to the bedroom”. The voice control is perfect. One final mildly interesting thing, if you ask a stereo pair of HomePods something the answer only comes from the RIGHT speaker, never the left. I enjoy HomePod so much more today.