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Denon HEOS 1

Denon HEOS 1
alaScore 94

306 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 306 reviews of Denon HEOS 1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and reliability. The size and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, size, reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Denon HEOS 1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Denon HEOS 1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Denon HEOS 1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and reliability are overall positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, but views are divided on the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Denon HEOS 1 Wireless SpeakerDenon HEOS 1 Wireless Speaker

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Denon Heos 1 review

 

Heos 1 is the entry-level model in Denon's family of wireless multiroom speakers, sitting below the top-end Heos 7 (£499), Heos 5 (£349) and Heos 3 (£249). This compact, unobtrusive speaker can be placed anywhere in the house, including the bathroom...

Detailed and full-bodied sound ; Portable functionality ; Robust build ; Wide range of streaming services

No hi-res music support ; No Bluetooth as standard ; Unusual setup procedure ; A few operational niggles

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Simon Osborne-Walker (trustedreviews.com)

Denon HEOS 1

 

The HEOS 1 is wireless multiroom speaker that's looking to sonically shoot down the Sonos PLAY:1. It's also the smallest in the HEOS family that started with last year's HEOS 3, HEOS 5 and HEOS 7, and we've just got our hands on and opened our ears to...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Denon HEOS 1: Portability, Bluetooth connectivity and water resistance (hands-on) - Pocket-lint

 

Denon announced its entry into the multi-room arena last year, hoping to take on Sonos on"head-to-head". Now the company has extended the HEOS wireless

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Denon HEOS 1 review: Speaker offers ruggedness without wires

 

The HEOS 1 has a rugged design, optional Bluetooth and splashproof portability for the road, and it works great with Denon's multiroom music ecosystem at home.

The Denon HEOS 1 offers a rugged build and decent audio quality in an affordable package. The HEOS app is easy to use and attractive-looking. The addition of the HEOS Go package for $99 offers a lot of flexibility including battery power,...

The HEOS without the Go pack isn't as compelling. Setup of wireless requires a proprietary cable. The app can behave oddly and the number of services pales in comparison to Sonos. For audiophiles there's no high-res support.

The Denon HEOS 1 offers a rugged design and a great feature set to users who want the flexibility of both multiroom music and optional Bluetooth portability.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Tim Gideon, Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Denon Heos 1

 

The Denon Heos 1 offers very good sound for a small multi-room speaker, but the app experience and support lags behind the competition.

Solid audio performance with rich bass and clear highs. Spotify Connect compatible.

Requires add-on pack to stream via Bluetooth. Mostly streams music solely via Heos app, not mobile device's native music menus.

From an audio standpoint, we really like the Denon Heos 1, but from an operational standpoint, it's not our favorite. As far as multi-room Wi-Fi speakers go, the Sonos Play:1 is our Editors' Choice in this price range, thanks to its excellent sound...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Denon HEOS 1 review

 

The number of wireless multiroom systems on the market has exploded in the last 18 months, and it can be daunting wading through all the different ecosystems. While many designs are more or less clones of market leader Sonos , Denon is one of the first...

The Denon HEOS 1 offers a rugged build and decent audio quality in an affordable package. The HEOS app is easy to use and attractive-looking. The addition of the HEOS Go package for $99 offers a lot of flexibility including battery power,...

The HEOS without the Go pack isn't as compelling. Setup of wireless requires a proprietary cable. The app can behave oddly and the number of services pales in comparison to Sonos. For audiophiles there's no high-res support.

The Denon HEOS 1 offers a rugged design and a great feature set to users who want the flexibility of both multiroom music and optional Bluetooth portability.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Denon HEOS 1 review: Speaker offers ruggedness without wires

 

The number of wireless multiroom systems on the market has exploded in the last 18 months, and it can be daunting wading through all the different ecosystems. While many designs are more or less clones of market leader Sonos, Denon is one of the first...

The Denon HEOS 1 offers a rugged build and decent audio quality in an affordable package. The HEOS app is easy to use and attractive-looking. The addition of the HEOS Go package for $99 offers a lot of flexibility including battery power,...

The HEOS without the Go pack isn't as compelling. Setup of wireless requires a proprietary cable. The app can behave oddly and the number of services pales in comparison to Sonos. For audiophiles there's no high-res support

The Denon HEOS 1 offers a rugged design and a great feature set to users who want the flexibility of both multiroom music and optional Bluetooth portability.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Heos 1 hs2 Speaker

 

Great speaker with sound that should not come from such a small unit. Positives: Crisp clear sound, Bass is great. Spotify linked via bluetooth and use Spotify equalizer to fine tune the speaker. Negatives: Lack of battery, need to purchase seperatly,...

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Just needs a little improvement

 

This is my second HEOS 1and i would not of bought a second one if i was not happy with system. Sound quality is very good but the speaker needs to bed in for a bit og time. The one thing that stop it being a 5 star system is the app. A pain to connect...

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Heos HS2 speaker

 

I bought this last week and I knew the sound would be great, but it turn out much better, will be buying another soon. This goes really well with HEOS Amp I have in my kitchen. I would buy this over the Sonas as I can plug a USB stick into it with my...

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplifier Class:D
Number of amplifier channels:2

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / White
Control type:Buttons
Design:Cube
Product Type:Mono

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-in
Audio output channels:1.0 / 2.0
Number of drivers:1 / 2
Number of Speakers:1
Recommended usage:Universal
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf / Tabletop/bookshelf, Wall-mountable
Speaker Type:1-way
Tweeter:Y
Woofer:Y

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (cooling) (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

Bluetooth:Y
USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Manual:Y

Performance

Amplifier:Built-in
Amplifier Class:D
Mobile operating systems supported:iOS 5.0, iOS 6.0, iOS 6.1, iOS 7.0, iOS 8.0, iOS 8.2, iOS 9.0
On/off switch: Yes
Recommended usage:Mobile phone / Smartphone

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wired/Wireless / Wireless
Ethernet LAN:Y
Frequency range:2.4 - 5
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Interface:Bluetooth/3.5 mm / Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Speaker interface type:3.5mm/Bluetooth
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity:Y
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi + Bluetooth

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power source type:AC / AC, Battery

Technical Details

Wi-Fi: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8 / 128
Height :12.9 / 18.9 / 189
Weight:1.4 / 1.42 / 320
Width:12.9 / 129 / 18.9