hum~ Trouble is, those are the ones who are willing to spend a fortune out of their not so full bank account for sound quality.
Nice speaker driver and displacement cannot be replaced by say DSP or active EQing in some smark lifestyle products, and small ones don't produce good sound at SPL able to fill a living room. if you want nice speaker components designed into some furniture or painting like the IKEA sonos one and able to active adapt to a room with decent SPL and bass extension... yea surely it can be done, but I doubt only the tech giant founders alike would like to pay for the cost of such things for geeks in any hobby we likely will be enjoying playing around and optimizing anything to achieve some better result and not put some smart stuffs and let it do itself.
Another hindering factor is longevity of a product, when even active speakers are always questioned with it's long term reliability and serviceability (Since I think most ppl won't think decent audio products are dirt cheap and upgrade like a phone or so), those smart speakers are even more doubtful
That is rather narrow minded.
I’d bet the market would grow if non intrusive “real” Hifi gear would be introduced for the masses. And I am not thinking about sound bars and IKEA/sonos frivolous and disposable flexy, flimsy pieces of consumerist jank.
Point of reference: cans and near field gear.