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Google Home Max $199 Delivered (Was $399) @ Google Store

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Google Home Max at the Google Store - was $399 now $199 for both chalk and charcoal

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  • +3 votes

    Must be a refresh coming soon… Still excellent value.

    • +6 votes

      Oh you just made me not buy it

      • +2 votes

        I thought the same - but when I thought about it, there's not much they could improve for a new model that would convince me to buy it over this. For $199, there's not much better you can do - the sound from this thing is the best from any smart speaker I've tried.

        • +1 vote

          Can confirm also. I tried the LG WK7 since at the time it was $199 and Max was $399. The LG developed a fault and was able to return for refund and got the Max and boy oh boy what a difference. Wife saw it and asked if it was necessary. I blankly stated yes.
          Might grab a second since the price and sound is so good.

  • +4 votes

    $198 at JB & Officeworks as well.

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    Picked up one of these from JB before Google's price changed, if you already use assistant it's great!

    I have my main monitor lined in to the aux, and I can connect my phone (for anything that I don't cast like random videos etc) by vocally asking it to switch on Bluetooth

    Definitely shows a refresh is coming but definitely value at this price point imo

  • +3 votes

    Can this be used as soundbar for a TV. Is it worth doing so?

    • +2 votes

      They're a lot bigger than you'd think - probably too tall for a soundbar. If you have the space for it you can connect your TV to the line in.

    • +1 vote

      Afaik these are mono? You'd need to buy two for stereo so wouldn't recommend. A Yamaha yas 109 for a similar price or less would be better

  • +1 vote

    Can anyone comment on the sound quality of this vs Google Nest Hub Max.
    I currently have Google Nest Hub Max, but was thinking to get Google Home Max to connect with TV as an alternate to sound bar.

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      I think there are sync issues using this as a soundbar. You'll need to manually change the lag.

      • +1 vote

        the latency issues were resolved a little while ago. Provided you're just wanting to use one Google Home Max as a soundbar, it should be ok. If your TV doesn't have 3.5mm out, you can pick up a digital to 3.5mm cable which will do the trick.

        re: sound quality, the Home Max is superior to the Nest Hub Max.

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          I have 2 of these paired and when connected to my phone through Bluetooth there is a good sound latency. So not sure if the pair will make it good for tv too

      • +1 vote

        There's still a tiny bit of latency from my experience. I use one as a speaker for my PC - and it's maybe 200ms behind, just enough to be slightly noticeable if you look closely.

  • +1 vote

    Buy in JB if you can get discounted Gift Cards
    otherwise, google store get delivered which is not bad

  • +1 vote

    Doesn't stack with the $150 store credit with the Pixel 4 purchase. :(

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    can we get Discounted gift card of Jbhifi or HN or Offfice Works from somewhere ??

    can we use Google Play gift card on this ?? any Discounted from somewhere ??

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    What do people use this for?

    • +2 votes

      It's an excellent speaker to sit in the bedroom/kitchen, anywhere you want great sound but don't want to bother with an expensive speaker installation.

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    Might be a silly question but how would this compare to some high quality stereo speakers with a google home plugged in?

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      You could probably buy a better speaker if you looked, but that setup wouldn't look as clean as this, or be as convenient.

    • +1 vote

      Excluding the $199 price - if you had high quality stereo speakers, you probably want to listen to music in high quality.

      The Google Home Max sounds good for what it is, but its main selling point is convenience / internet features (home automation, web results)

      If you already have the speakers, then adding a Chromecast audio will work just as well (minus the home automation stuff)

  • +2 votes

    Personally I feel that Google doesn't roll off the tongue as well as Alexa does - but I hear good things about this device either way.

  • +1 vote

    Bought one from Harvey Norman last week when that deal was posted.

    Very impressive.

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    Some say it's not very sensitive and you have to yell at it. Can anyone confirm/deny?

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    You can talk calmly to it, it gets harder of hearing when the music is up loud though! Can control easily through Google home app or Spotify etc otherwise.
    Btw I LOVE mine.

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    Also, surprised this is a deal, as it has been this price everywhere since last week.

  • +2 votes

    I hope they reduce the price on the google nest hub max! really want one of those!

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      Same boat as me… Looking at the price of this bad boy, I give it a year before we start seeing any real big discounts sadly :/

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        But in December they were on sale for 250 in Goodguys ! I'd be happy with that again

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          I bought one for $247.. in December from Good Guys. Good addition to home must say. Expecially when it keeps bringing back old photos stored on google photos.

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      Love the Google Nest Hub Max.
      I paid full price, but really worth it.
      Love how it shows the news in the morning, just say "good morning".
      And you can watch YouTube and steam music etc.
      It shows all your preferred old photos, and you can also view photos from this day last year etc.

      Also bought the Google Home Max last week. Yet to open that.
      Don't really need that, as I have a really good 7.1 setup.

      • +1 vote

        The screen adds another dimension. I got a JBL Live View for my garage a few weeks ago and it has been great.

  • +2 votes

    Be careful, purchases from the Google Store may count as an international transaction and incur a currency conversion fee.

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    How's the sound on this compared to the Edifier's that went for 99 here in OzB?

    • +1 vote

      Keen to know this too, was looking at Edifiers. Want something that I can plug into the AUX jack of my monitor for gaming and video. I do like asking my other google homes to play music though so that's a big plus for this

      • +1 vote

        I did just that for the one I bought last week - works very well for gaming or video, but there is still a tiny bit of latency with mine. Not enough to be a huge issue, but just enough to be noticeable if you pay attention.

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          @ngenerous how is the volume via AUX compared to streaming / bluetooth? I was reading some things today that said they have to jack the volume up really high for AUX and then it's way too loud if they ask the speaker to stream music.. ?

  • +1 vote

    Hi,

    I wonder if anyone can help me with this scenario.

    I have a MiBox connected to my TV. Could I use the Aux out from the Android box to the Google home max? Would there be latency issues?

    Thank you.

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      Most likely there would be no latency issues of it's a wired connection. I didn't know that the home max had an aux in. Not saying it doesn't, just that I wasn't aware

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    Urgh, I currently live in the UK where this speaker is on "sale" for £250. That's 500aud. Be thankful you guys live in the best country in the world.

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      Hm, what are you doing on an aus bargains site then eh?

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        Look…I still love this place, even if I can't get my hands on the goods. But also, I'm the bargain hunter for my friends and family so I'm always on the look out for deals for them.

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    I picked up two of these today at Harvey Norman at Garden City QLD for $185 each. Try your luck!!!

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    How does it compared to sonos play 3

    • +3 votes

      Not the question you asked, but I have a max and a play 5. My impressions:

      Volume - similar.
      Audio quality - sonos (slightly)
      Features - max
      Ease of use - max
      Build quality - sonos
      Overall - max has more to offer if you're going to use any of its smart features, sonos if not.

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        I already have a play 3 set up in the kitchen. with google mini, and wonder if its would be worth replacing with this

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    might be a dumb question but can I send the audio out of a Google Nest Hub Max to one of these?
    Love the display on the Nest Hub, but the sound is a bit pants.

    Having one for display and one for sound would be ideal

    • +1 vote

      Yes, once they are set up in a group then you can have audio coming from the max and the album art,song info etc displayed on the hub.

      • +1 vote

        You can also transfer music between devices / groups.
        Eg:
        Hey Google, transfer music to Kitchen Speaker / Home group etc…

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    seems like yes, I also recognise that I might as well just get external speakers for the Nest Hub,
    but this seems neat

    https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7659949?hl=en

    edited to add- Nest Hub does not have a 3.5mm out, so no!

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    Bought online for $198 from officeworks delivered.

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    Haggled at Harvey Norman live chat. Got a discount of $8. Plus delivery fee $7.95.

    Total $197.95. Paid using gift card.

  • +2 votes

    if you've access,TGG commercial is showing $170 C&C or $180 delivered to Mt Waverley, Vic. Only Chalk available.

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    Chalk is back in stock but at full price :(

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    Managed to score 2x chalk at JB Hi-Fi Elizabeth street for $192.10 each. Plus paid with discounted gift cards so costed $182.50 each after discount of the gift cards.

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    Back in stock, still $199
    https://www.thegoodguys.com.au/google-home-max---chalk-ga002...

    Oops, wrong deal. But anyway it's this price everywhere now, including Officeworks which is $198 with free delivery.