Sphinx vs OSX Speech

Hello everybody, been lurking here for a while, first time posting.

I am trying to do some work with speech recognition on a mac and while I’ve found some examples using sphinx, my experience with Sphinx (version 4 specifically) has been a trying one with training the system and all that.

I wonder if anybody has tried to hook into the native OS X speech API and whether it’s a simpler process or I should just continue working on sphinx.