Of course, I knew what the results would be. I’d heard them myself
in the Apple demo; I’d read the other reviews; and I’d done the
dress rehearsal the night before. Every time, the HomePod won the
At the end of my own listening test, then, I handed out signs that
said “A,” “B,” “C,” and “D,” and asked the panelists to hold up
their winners’ signs on the count of three. I knew what they would
say: “B,” “B,” “B,” “B,” and “B” (that was the HomePod’s letter).
That’s not what happened.
Interesting results. I wonder about Pogue’s claim that the curtain he hid the speakers behind didn’t affect the sound, though.