actually this is interesting as I always check with the white Apple ear-pods as most use it with their iPhone as is pretty balance I would say...
Now seems that these Homepodd are mono right? so may need a pair
I use just one as it is more useful in mono for me as this is the most common way people use them. The bass is exaggerated on them and it's a good way to check your bass isn't going to be out of control when it goes out onto this sort of device.