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Denon HEOS 1

Denon HEOS 1
alaScore 95

314 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 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 Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and reliability. The design and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, design, reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Denon HEOS 1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = 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 Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated. Reviews 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

Jun, 2018

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 : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Denon HEOS 1 HS2 review

 

A potentially portable wireless speaker with decent sound quality.

Punchy bass ; Nice organisation ; Even-handed tonal balance ; Clear midrange

Could be more exciting

Easy to use and listen to, the HEOS 1 is a good go-to wireless speaker

Feb, 2018

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 (which.co.uk)

Denon Heos 1 (HS2) review

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This reasonably-priced wireless speaker doesn't scrimp on features. But with hot competition from better-known multi-room speaker brands, the Denon Heos 1 (HS2) will have to match that with great performance to tempt you away from Sonos and Bose.

Feb, 2017

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)

Held HS1

 

Got this as a birthday present recently to add to the HS3. Makes a great addition is small and portable but the sound is still very good. Can now pair both units to play music around the house.

May, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Very good speaker

 

A bit flakey to set up but once done the sound quality is very good. It does need to "bed in", so it will sound at its best after a few hours of use. I use it with my Samsung tablet and a old Sony z2, with no problems. Ideal for playing music stored on...

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplifier Class:D
Number of amplifier channels:2

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / White
Control type:Buttons
Design:Rectangle
LED indicators:Y
Product Type:STEREO
Volume Control:Digital

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
Subwoofer:Y
Tweeter:Y
Woofer:Y

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Bluetooth:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), LAN (RJ-45)
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Amplifier:Built-in
Amplifier Class:D
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

AUX In:Y
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wired/Wireless
Ethernet LAN:Y
Frequency range:2.4 - 5
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N
Interface:Bluetooth/3.5mm/USB / Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
RJ-45 ports quantity:1
Speaker interface type:3.5mm/Bluetooth
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/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
Battery life (max):6
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-in
Power source type:AC / AC, Battery

Technical Details

Languages support:Multi
Wi-Fi:Y
Wireless Connection:Y

Weight & Dimensions

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