HomePod vs Amazon Echo vs Google home
So, how does the HomePod stack up against the Amazon Echo or Google Home? In terms of audio performance, the HomePod’s spec outshines the other two with its seventweeter array, custom subwoofer and real-time acoustic modelling, while the Echo has a 2.5-inch tweeter and 2-inch subwoofer, and the Google Home a 2-inch driver and 2-inch passive radiators. The HomePod is closer to a Sonos.
Things aren’t so clear-cut when it comes to smart assistant clout. Siri is older and more polished than Google Assistant and Alexa, but it doesn’t have Google Assistant’s superior natural language processing, nor is it as progressive as Alexa’s growing Skill set. There’s a lot of overlap between the devices, but price will be a deciding factor for many, as Apple’s HomePod is pricey, compared to the Echo’s `12,299 or the Google Home’s approx. `10,578 price tag.