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Denon HEOS 5

Denon HEOS 5
alaScore 92

162 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Denon HEOS 5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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 design. The size and usability also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, size, design, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Denon HEOS 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Denon HEOS 5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The size and usability also get good reviews, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, size, design, price

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Denon HEOS 5 Wireless SpeakerDenon HEOS 5 Wireless Speaker

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Denon Heos 5


Heos 5 is Denon's midrange multiroom speaker, sandwiched between the Heos 3 and top-end Heos 7. Smaller and more affordable than Heos 7, it's designed for use in medium to large rooms.

Excellent detail and bass reproduction ; Robust build quality ; Flexible smartphone app ; Good range of streaming services

No hi-res music support ; Bluetooth not integrated ; No track time slider

Feb, 2016

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Denon Heos 3, Heos 5 and Heos 7 multi-room wireless speakers


We get our first look, and listen, with every model in Denon's new HEOS multi-room speaker range to bring you some first impressions

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Ryan Waniata (

Denon Heos 5 review


Denon's Heos takes a shot at Sonos, but misses its target

With app inconsistencies, a lack of Mac compatibility, and audio performance that fails to rise above the crowd, Denon’s Heos multi-room speaker system was at best underwhelming, and at worst, downright annoying. Even if big bass is your pleasure, the...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Heos 5 by Denon


Denon's Heos 5 wireless multi-room speaker is a solid entry into an increasingly crowded field, but it suffers from occasional distortion with extreme low-end.

Clear sound quality. Heos app supports many popular music services. Works with both iOS and Android

Distorts on tracks with very deep bass. Can be finicky to use in areas with lots of Wi-Fi congestion. Clunky 3.5mm aux input

The Heos 5 by Denon is the middle sibling in the Heos speaker line. It's larger and more powerful than the Heos 3, and at $399.99 is much less expensive than the Heos 7. That kind of money is still nothing to sneeze at for a Wi-Fi speaker, though, and...

Aug, 2014

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Denon HEOS 5 Review


The Denon HEOS 5 is a rich-sounding speaker with crisp and clear tonal qualities, no matter the musical genre. It is one of the better-sounding home wireless speakers in our lineup. Its lack of Bluetooth connectivity is disappointing, but it does...

This speaker has natural, balanced tonal qualities.

It lacks Bluetooth connectivity, which should be standard on all wireless speakers.

If you can get past the lack of Bluetooth connectivity, the sound quality and mobile application may make this speaker worth owning.

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Denon HEOS 5


Great sound. Easy to use app. USB multiroom support.

Unreliable initial setup with aux cable, took a couple of attempts. No Windows app.

Apr, 2016

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Denon HEOS 5


Looks, Sound quality, # of inputs,

Connectivity to home wireless breaks, App can be richer in functionality

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (

Great sound


Love the sound of the speakers. The app is easy to use, and it's great to be able to stream the music throughout the house.

Jan, 2016

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Awesome sound!


This unit is very portable. It has a superior sound that is hard to compare to other speakers. I intend to buy more of these speakers!

Jan, 2016

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Very easy to connect, sounds great


I had previously purchased the HEOS 7 from B&H. I like it so much that I also purchased the HEOS 5 before the sale expired. The 5 is of course smaller and lighter which makes it easy to move room to room (although it needs the power cord). The beauty...

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications


Amplifier Class:D


Colour of product:Black / White
Indication light: Yes
LED indicators: Yes
Product Type:STEREO
Volume Control:Digital


Audio output channels:1.0
Multi-Room Streaming (MRS) support: Yes
Number of drivers:4 / 5
Number of mid-range drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Number of tweeter drivers:2
Recommended usage:Universal
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Subwoofer: Yes
Subwoofer included:Y
Tweeter: Yes
Woofer: Yes

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Ethernet LAN: Yes
USB Connectivity: Yes
USB port:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC, Audio (3.5mm), LAN (RJ-45) / Audio (3.5mm), LAN (RJ-45)
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Amplifier Class:D
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Recommended usage:Universal
Volume Control:Digital

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
AUX In: Yes
Bluetooth: No
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wired/Wireless
DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Frequency range:2.4 - 5
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Interface:Wi-Fi/USB/3.5 mm
RJ-45 ports quantity:1
Speaker interface type:3.5mm/USB/Bluetooth
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB charging port: Yes
USB Connectivity:Y
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power source type:AC

Technical Details

Languages support:ENG, ESP, FRE
USB port:1
Wi-Fi: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:166 / 29.4
Height :16.6 / 209
Weight:3 / 3.2
Width:20.9 / 294