David Pogue gets to compare smart speakers. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/david-pogues-sneak-preview-apple-homepod-190227102.html The HomePod sounded the best. Its bass, in particular, was amazing: full and deep, but also distinct and never muddy — you could hear the actual pitch of the bass notes, not just the thud. That, unsurprisingly, is where other small speakers have trouble. The Amazon Echo is a much smaller, slimmer device, one-third the price, so it’s forgiven for sounding thin compared with the HomePod. The Sonos One came awfully close to the HomePod’s rich sound; you’d really have to hear the A/B test to declare a difference. . The real shock was the Google Home Max, a massive, 12-pound machine that’s supposed to be all about the sound; it sounded like cardboard compared with the HomePod and Sonos. Two Sonos Ones, stereo paired, sound a whole lot better than one, at exactly the same price as one HomePod. It can optionally be bonded with their Sub, which gets fantastic reviews. I’ll stick with Sonos.