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Google Home Max $188.10 (Save $10 with Code) + Delivery ($0 C&C) @ JB Hi-Fi

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Best price I have seen.
Great speaker even more so at this price.
Has an auxiliary port which makes it more future proof than dedicated wifi speakers.

Model: GA00222-AU
SKU: 649078

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  • +11 votes

    Has an auxiliary port which makes it more future proof

    I think you mean past proof?

  • +4 votes

    It's unbeatable at this price. Sound Quality is superb and now it's a steal.

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    I don’t keep up with all this smart home business. So is this essentially just a google mini with better speaker?

  • +10 votes

    Westpac customers can also get this for $177.85 using the rewards page in the app or website :) There's a JB Friends and Family reward page which has it.

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    great deal if ur after a good music speaker

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    Would this be alright in a bathroom which gets a little steamy?

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    USB-C port - future proof?

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    Wow, this has really dropped in price. Wasn't it around $500 at launch, or was that something else?

  • +3 votes

    I bought and returned it recently because it can't be used as soundbar for TV. It has sound latency which can't be fixed. Check reviews.

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      Or use the aux cable?

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        With aux cable there is still slight latency, I implore people to research if the latency is dealbreaking for them

        For me it's mostly okay as I watch everything on PC with it and if the latency is a problem I can adjust ON VLC

      • +1 vote

        Tried it. Very static-y. Not recommended for that purpose.

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      Works on my tv with zero issues fir 2 years now. UAX cable.

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      Perhaps check out the slightly older Sony SRS-ZR7. Mine is connected via HDMI to use as a TV soundbar as well as Spotify casting. No noticeable lag and I’m super sensitive to lip sync issues to a point where I can’t enjoy the show I’m watching.

  • +1 vote

    anyway with suncorp acc can also buy jb gc for 5% off and you can buy the exact amount you need, eg: $188 and you will receive it instantly.

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    How does this compare to Sonos?

  • +1 vote

    Wish they had the charcoal!

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    has anyone gone into JB and just asked whats the best price they can do on these? My previous experiences with JB are they will normally be able to give you some discount on their normal list prices, so 5% may not be the best you can get. May try on the weekend.

  • +2 votes

    These are great. I got one a month ago - really impressed.

    • +3 votes

      Yes same here, had to hunt around at various officeworks until i found a charcoal one for $198.

      Never thought i'd use it as much as i do, absolutely fantastic piece of kit. This price is a steal.

  • +2 votes

    Currently for similar total cost you can get either:

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      I am confused. HomePod is $298 each?

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        6x Google Home Max = $1128
        4x Homepod = $1192
        2x Sonos Play:5 = $1138

        All speakers are priced and sold as ‘each’ (single unit).

    • -3 votes

      you can't sync music for multiple Google Home Max. That is the main issue with them

      • +4 votes

        You absolutely can - add them all the a Home Group and cast to the Group, couldn't be much easier.

      • -1 vote

        I tried and got bad latency between speakers

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          They have latency adjustment sliders for all speakers. I didn't find I needed to change them but you might want to take a look.

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        That's not true at all - you can sync them easily - and can adjust the latency if needed but I've never had that issue.

      • +1 vote

        i have 6 synced, works perfectly. no delay. added my chromecast on the TV with my sweet soundsystem to the group, and there was a delay. adjusted the delay slider and now its all synced. sounds amazing having audio in your whole house

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        didn't try with chromecast grouping…but aux input has sync issue for sure

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    Randomly saw a review of these on YouTube this morning through Autoplay and now they discounted. What are the chances?

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    Doesn't look at good as a soundbar but it does the job and doesn't look too bad

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    Damn no charcoal

  • +1 vote

    I'm really late to this whole smart speaker ecosystem
    Can I please get some good or reasonable reasons why one would purchase one of these?

    I'd love to hear what some of you guys use them for

    • +3 votes

      ozB: Buy first, question later

    • +2 votes

      Ive got a home mini, and its really useful for just playing background music, asking whats the weather, setting reminders/alarms, playing news bulletins etc, just small stuff that you dont have to go manually search on your phone. I havent bought an expensive speaker like this one, but all the reviews say the sound quality is amazingly good and i think competes with some sonos products.

      • +2 votes

        As above, plus timers, and adding stuff to the shopping list. They're actually really handy in the kitchen. But for asking general questions, it frequently misunderstands (answering a similar but different question), or quotes web pages that may or may not answer the question - so it's pretty hit and miss for answering kids questions for example.

    • +2 votes

      Alarm clock, calender, weather forecast, Spotify, record random triggers that you didn't even know (be sure to check/delete recording database for the bed room units 😱) and put on cricket sounds to stay awake at night.

      Forgot to add…dinner voice pager "it's dinner time!")

      Or have fun with it.

      (try "hey Google do you love me?" …" I sure do, do you want to answer some questions to find out what kind of team we will make?".

      (Try " hey Google up up, down down, left right, left right.)

      And many more

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    I tried connecting my TV to one of these via Bluetooth, but the TV asks for a PIN (it doesn't have one). Any ideas how to get around this? (Won't accept 0000, 1111, 1234, etc. the usual).

    Also tried using 3.5mm aux port but there's something funky going on with it. Either it's not stereo or the alignment of the pin isn't right or something. With the plug fully in, it's mono. If I fiddle around with it I can get stereo but then it's not plugged in securely.

    Other than that, good speaker…

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    Also: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/539578

    Nevermind. DJs is out of stock.

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    Can anyone explain how stereo pairing works with aux input? (Or doesn't it)

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      Would need a Y cable. Easy enough.

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        That doesn't sound like true stereo pairing. I'm referring to the inbuilt feature these have that allow them to be paired as stereo speakers. Although I guess a Y-splitter would achieve the same thing.

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      I'm pretty sure you only need to plug in one 3.5mm auxiliary connection and the pairing is done through the Google Home app.

    • +1 vote
      1. Pair the speakers using Google Home app. It allows speakers to be placed horizontal or vertical.
      2. Plug line out from your player to one of the Speaker back. It will automatically separate the left and right channel wirelessly between them.

      Yes, there is a latency. For example, when you pause a song.. You will notice that there is a ~1sec lag for that command to take effect.

      From the reading I did so far, it appears that the input from 3.5mm goes through the internal DAC. Even though you are feeding analog signal through 3.5mm to your max, it reprocesses the audio to split L and R channel.. And wirelessly transmit it to the other speaker.

      As a result, you do get L and R channel separation (and a decent sound stage mind you).. But with a ~1 second delay.

      Y splitter beats the purpose as you will have to unpair the speakers to use it that way. I wouldn't recommend them for using with telly.

  • +1 vote

    These are great! I have two of them (charcoal) paired as stereo speakers and listen to music (lots of prog rock, rock) and podcasts through them all the time. The home assistant stuff is useful to turn on and off the lamp, ask a quick question or set a timer. For this price, I absolutely recommend! I bought them for $198 each.

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        Huge delay arises when you pair two of these so don't even think about using a pair as a TV soundbar replacement. One as soundbar replacement works fine, pair two and your audio will be about a second behind the video. If just for music not a problem because a pair will be in-sync just delayed by about a second from the source transmission.

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        To quote another ozb user; they were able to get past the latency issue on Bose wireless speakers by separating the wireless stereo-pair in the app, then using 2x RCA to 3.5mm cables and wire each speaker to the Left/Right RCA’s on the back of the TV.
        With this method you will probably need to turn off the microphone on one of the speakers to prevent both triggering and trying to answer you.

  • +1 vote

    Off topic: but noticed JB are no longer listing Homepods on their website.

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    Great speaker, i have 3. I paid $540 for firat one when it was new. Thia is a steal.

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    Nice, just walked in and got a charcoal one for $188. Helps I've had a $100 voucher sitting around for a few months.

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    So tempted. Can the smart functionality on these be turned off to just be used to play music via bluetooth and/or wifi?

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