HEOS 5 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 50.
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  • High Resolution Audio Support
  • Bluetooth® Integrated
  • Absolutely amazing sound from a stylish right-sized form factor
  • Two custom-designed tweeters, mid-woofers and a passive radiator powered by four dedicated Class D amplifiers
  • Handle allows easy portability wherever you need great sound
  • Now available – control with Amazon Alexa voice commands.

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Features - HEOS 5

Elegance meets performance.

Ideal for medium to large rooms such as dining rooms, larger bedrooms and offices or smaller living rooms.

This beautifully styled middle sized speaker plays cloud music, music stored on your phone or tablet, plus USB and NAS sources, too. Now you can even listen to your favorite Bluetooth® enabled sources on your HEOS system. Be greedy, you’re covered.

It also features a well-crafted blend of four custom drivers, one radiator and four Class-D amplifiers, all of which are controlled with state-of-the-art- digital signal processing, born in the studio. Translated from the tech: Really smart people engineered these medium speakers with really cool components, and you will hear it in every beat.

  • Sleek and elegant form factor now with High Resolution Audio Support delivering the ultimate listening experience over network or USB all in the convenience of your home.
  • Bluetooth® Built-In - giving you the choice of utilizing Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth to stream music on the HEOS wireless multi-room sound system.
  • Amazing output from a discreet footprint
  • Sound is optimized via precision acoustical processing algorithms that originated in top recording studios.
  • Stream from your favorite music service such as Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Amazon Music, Mood:Mix, Deezer, Napster, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, or TIDAL 
  • Stream music stored locally on your Smart Device or Tablet
  • A USB jack and auxiliary input jack allow playback from these sources to one or more HEOS players, perfectly synchronized
  • Built-in dual band wireless connects to standard home wireless networks
  • Volume up, volume down and mute buttons, mute LED indicator, multicolor status LED indicator
  • Ethernet jack for wired network connectivity
  • Bass and treble controls

All HEOS speakers feature:


Every room can have its own HEOS sound. Or, group multiple speakers to fill the house with the same song. Multi-room means multiple options.
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Cloud music, streaming music and your music library—all your favorite sources are supported by this amazing FREE app.
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It’s no accident that HEOS speakers produce pristine sound. They are engineered by the experts at Denon, innovators in audio for more than 100 years.
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It’s amazing how quickly you can start listening to your HEOS speakers. Place your speakers, and you will be listening to music in minutes.It’s really that simple.
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HEOS + Alexa — Speak Your Commands

Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice.

To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, open the Alexa app and select “Skills.” Add HEOS Home Entertainment to enable. Then, go to Smart Home in the Alexa app menu and choose Devices and Discover or say “Alexa, discover my devices.”

With HEOS Home Entertainment and Alexa, you can stream to this product and any other HEOS-enabled device. Play music from Pandora, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music Unlimited, Tidal, Napster, Spotify, Deezer and SiriusXM. All you have to do is ask.

Specs - HEOS 5

Audio System

5 Driver Speaker System 4 active drivers, including 2 precision tweeters and 2 mid-woofers, plus 1 passive radiator which provides additional bass augmentation.

Class D Digital Amplification 4 channels of Class D digital amplification provide high efficiency, lowest distortion and widest dynamic range.

Auxiliary Analog Line Input The 3.5mm stereo analog auxiliary line input lets users connect a device with analog stereo output directly to the HEOS 5.

Music Sources

Music Subscription Services The HEOS app lets you choose from popular subscription streaming services including Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, TIDAL, Napster, Mood:Mix and Deezer. More services will be added soon.

Internet Radio Stations Choose from your favorite internet radio stations and listen to MP3 and WMA streaming audio.

Music Formats Supported Audio Formats Supported:
WMA: Up to and including 192kbps
AAC and MP3: Up to and including 320kbps
WAV, ALAC and FLAC: Up to and including 24-bit/192kHz.
DSD: 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz

Bluetooth Supported Play on one speaker or add other HEOS speakers in party mode.

Picture Formats Supported HEOS 5 supports JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF album art picture formats.

USB Drives Supported

HEOS 5 supports USB thumb drives via the built-in USB port. Music content on a USB drive can be played back locally, or on any or all HEOS players on your network.

“Availability of music services may vary by region. Not all services may be available at time of purchase. Some services may be added or discontinued from time to time based on decisions of the music service providers or others. Visit www.HEOSbyDenon.com for announcements and details.”


Wireless Connection Connect to your wireless network quickly and easily. HEOS 5 supports the latest 802.11 networks (including dual band "N") for the most reliable network connection.

Wired Connection Connect to your home or office LAN system via the RJ-45 wired LAN port.


Ideal for medium to large rooms such as dining rooms, larger bedrooms and offices or smaller living rooms.

Drive Units two tweeters, two woofers

NEW Bluetooth Capability Yes

NEW High Resolution Audio Support Yes

Enclosure Design single passive radiator

Amplifier Channels 4

3.5mm audio line-in connection Yes (1)

USB port for direct connection of stored music Yes (1)

Wired Network Ethernet Jack (1)

Wireless Network 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands

3.5mm Headphone Output jack No

Includes threaded hole for wall/stand mounting No

Placement Horizontal

Power Supply 100~240 Volts AC, 50~60 Hz, auto-switching power adapter

What's In The Box HEOS 5 player, AC power adapter, 3.5mm setup cable, Ethernet cable for wired LAN hookup, Quick Start guide.

Controls and Indicators Volume up/down
Mute/Mute button LED indicator
Multicolored LED status indicator
Network ‘connect’ button (rear)
Recessed reset button (rear)
Bluetooth ‘connect’ button (rear)

Weight 6.6 lbs; 3.0 kg

Multiple Language Support English, French, Spanish

Dimensions (H x W x D) 8.2 x 11.6 x 6.5 inches; 209 x 294 x 166 mm

Operating Temperature Range 41°F~95°F; 5°C~35°C

Product Finish Black

Downloads - HEOS 5

pdf file
Online Manual
pdf file
Owner's Manual - English

4.76 MB

pdf file
Owner's Manual - Spanish

4.75 MB

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - English

3.63 MB

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - Spanish

3.63 MB

pdf file
Specification Sheet - English

4.37 MB

Videos - HEOS 5

Anywhere Sounds Amazing
HEOS Loves Spotify Connect

Reviews And Awards - HEOS 5

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful sound, beautiful speaker I love the HEOS 5! The sound travels wonderfully throughout my apartment -- in the living room, you can still hear the music clearly and booming from down the hall. The sound is strong, clear, and the base is tight but not distorted. It makes for fun listening! The setup was super easy and I like how quickly I can move it from the living area to other rooms, if necessary, and back. Regarding the app, I wish it were a little more user-friendly; it took a lot of updates at first and can be a little slow to navigate. But otherwise, the speaker is stylish and sleek, and has the sound quality to match. I would definitely recommend to others!
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Color me impressed! As a bit of background, I not only love music but am a classically trained musician (double bassist). I've even built my own speakers for my basement theatre. This HEOS 5 is mighty impressive! Experienced a JBL Charge previously and this makes the JBL sound like a toy. The combination of on-board amplification plus the number of drivers is brought together with some manner of psychoacoustic technology. Whatever it is, I fully endorse it. The HEOS app has performed flawlessly too and is an easy way to access your streaming services and your home storage. Kudos to Denon for adding a useful and worthwhile offering to the distributed music arena!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good sound but has some issues The speaker itself is great. It has really good sound and looks pretty good. But, there are some issues with it. It will randomly start making popping noises and the only way to get it to stop is to unplug the unit. The 5 will also stop playing music randomly when I have it grouped with some of the other speakers in the house. Seems like this happens when grouped with the sound bar. Another issue which is very frustrating, but probably not related to the speaker, is when streaming music through the HEOS app, the music shuts off EVERYTIME within 10 seconds of starting the second song. This is so annoying, I have stopped using the app to play music period.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Speaker with Superb Sound Quality!! The Heos 5 is a great sounding product in a small package. The set up was very easy and it only took a few minutes. Once I downloaded the free HEOS app on my phone, I loved all the choices of music services available that I can easily control from my phone anywhere in my house. It's effortless! The sound quality on this speaker is Crisp and Clear and it has a Booming Bass. We can hear the speaker playing throughout our house. I also love that this speaker is a mid-size with a fantastic design that is sleek, modern, and stylish. It looks great anywhere you put it. Another plus, it has a carrying handle molded in the back which makes it very portable. The HEOS 5 has spoiled me and I am loving it! Thank You Denon for a great product!!
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality speaker I use my heos 5 nearly every day. Sometimes on its own or with my 1 & 7. The speaker has great sound...it is very "full"-it has a rich bass sound and is very clear as the volume goes up. It does not sound "tinny" and is a good value compared to the sonos. While I love the speaker itself, the app to control it is not pleasing. I have had the speaker for about a month now and still cannot play music I have downloaded on my ipod. The app constantly freezes and is very slow. App quality needs to be improved asap.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High End Overachieving Speaker Just got a HEOS 5 (my second HEOS) and I'm addicted! Sound is unbelievable from such a compact speaker. So many options too... I've loaded a huge USB stick with songs and plugged it in the back of the speaker. Can't be beat. Set up was simple and the new app is 100% better than the old one. No complaints! Now that I've got multiple rooms set up, it's time for a party.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HEOS5 Had it for a over a year and it will not work now. The it won't connect to the network via ethernet cable or the aux cable. I've went through all possible scenarios to repair but nothing will work. Its broke...I have the sound bar that works fine, maybe HEOS isn't quite ready for the Wireless speaker industry yet. I plan on giving my sound bar away and switching products
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound! Technology interface has room to impr The quality of sound is very impressive! This one speaker can fill my house with quality and full range sound! The lack of usability with google music is a big weakness. I find Spotify, pandora, and the other media sources available through HEOS to fall short of google music. I find it surprising this high-end product lacks the basic usability of cheaper Bluetooth speakers. As an example, I should be able to send any audio from my phone to the speaker (YouTube videos, instagram, etc)
Date published: 2018-01-25
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Q&A - HEOS 5

If there is no wifi is there any way to play music from my iphone itunes library?

Asked by: Bart
Hello Bart, There are two ways to do that. 1. Bluetooth from your phone, tablet or PC to the unit. 2. Hard wired auxiliary cable from your phone, tablet or PC.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-02-15

If I have existing Denon receiver and existing celing speakers....how can I merge those existing speakers so they can play what the Heos playing. Or how can I play from my denon receiver to a HEOS speaker. Is there a wifi distribution device for a Denon?

Asked by: SamR
Hello SamR, You will need a HEOS link. That way your existing system will play the same thing as the HEOS speakers, you'l be able to play everything together. The Link connects to the existing Denon receiver, it is basically a pre-amp for the system.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-02-02

How do I change the WiFi network on the Heos. We have two networks in the house and I connected to the weaker one

Asked by: ianmcd
Hello ianmcd, You will need to start from the beginning, when you plug in the 3.5mm aux cable. Make sure your phone is on the correct network you want to connect to and then start the setup process by holding the button on the back of the unit. Then follow the directions in the app.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-11-21

How do I get to play music on you tube with the HEOS-5 speakers?

Asked by: oye07
Hello oye07, Since YouTube is still a video service you are not able to stream it to the HEOS 5. The only way you could play that on the HEOS 5 would be to use an auxiliary cable from your device to the HEOS 5.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-10-25

It appears bass and treble controls are done through app. Are bass and treble controls available if you use aux input or usb or just streaming via wifi? Thanks, tony

Asked by: Tonymem
Hello Tonymem, You can access the controls through the app and set them. Then you can play via aux and they will stay on whatever you set the EQ to.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-10-24

Hi! Is it possible to connect my HEOS 5 to my tv and use it for tv speakers? 

Asked by: Jojo0804
As Ken C, mentioned it's easy to connect. The issue is in the audio delay. The fine folks at Denon have not enabled control of audio delay in the speaker series. While it's enabled when you pair it with one of their amps or sound bars (and individual speakers as a group), as an individual or as a paired speaker set hardwired, there will be delays (ranging from slight to seconds out of sync depending on your tv's ability to control it).
Answered by: Marc A
Date published: 2017-10-24

What does the red light indicate on my heos 5 speaker? It doesnt allow connection even when i use the aux cord.

Asked by: Steve805
Steve805, the red light means the unit is no longer work. Please contact our customer support and we will get a a warranty replacement sent to you. 201-762-6665 M-F 10am-7pm.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-28

My wife bought me a HEOS 5 and we love it. If we buy a second one can they be played in stereo with a left & right channel?

Asked by: John T
Hi John. Yes, you can create a stereo pair with two HEOS 5's, and it sounds great! The link below explains how to do it. Thanks! http://manuals.denon.com/HEOS75HS2/ALL/EN/DRDZSYtvfbegig.php
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-07-05
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    HEOS by Denon is a Wireless Multi-Room Sound System comprising a family of great-sounding music players for your whole home. There is a free app to control them from your iOS, Android or Kindle phone or tablet. You can enjoy your favorite streaming music services, internet radio or your own music collection and set-up is a breeze. More
    HEOS is a true multi-room system. You can play the same song in every room or any combination of rooms you choose, including a different song in every room. These are distinct advantages over other wireless systems such as Airplay and Bluetooth. HEOS uses standard home wireless technology so you can use your existing router without the need for any new equipment such as a bridging device. The wireless range and sound quality is far superior to Bluetooth and any device on your network running the free HEOS app can control every speaker. Only HEOS comes with 100 years of audio expertise from Denon. More
    The HEOS 1 compact enclosure features humidity resistance, making the HEOS 1 ideal for listening in damp or steamy environments, such as the bathroom. The HEOS 3 is a dual driver design with 2 Class D amp channels ideal for small to medium-sized rooms. The HEOS 5 is a 5 driver system with 4 active drivers (dual mid-woofers, dual tweeters) powered by 4 Class D amp channels, along with a passive radiator. It is ideal for medium to large rooms. The HEOS 7 features 7 drivers including dual mid-woofers, dual tweeters and an active sub-woofer, powered by 5 Class D amp channels, along with dual passive radiators. HEOS 7 includes a headphone output. The streaming functionalities, USB and Aux inputs are identical for all models. More
    All HEOS speakers provide an amazing music experience. Generally, HEOS 7 is suggested for large rooms and open areas such as living rooms, patios, or open-floor-plan homes or any enthusiast who wants the deepest bass and highest output; HEOS 5 for medium to large rooms such as dining rooms, larger bedrooms and offices or smaller living rooms; and HEOS 3 for small to medium sized rooms, such as bedrooms, offices or kitchens. The HEOS 1, because of its humidity resistance, is perfect for listening in damp or steamy environments, such as a bathroom. If you add the HEOS 1 Go Pack, you can even take your speaker to the park. More
    You'll need to download the free HEOSbyDenon app on iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 5 or higher, Android smartphone or tablet running Android 2.3 or higher or Kindle. You will need a wireless network and internet connection and a mobile device connected to the wireless network. More
    Spotify, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, TIDAL, SoundCloud, Deezer, Mood:Mix and Amazon Music plus music on your phone or tablet, USB storage and analog sources. More
    You can use two HEOS 1, two HEOS 3, two HEOS 5, or two HEOS 7 speakers as a stereo pair. More
    The system can support up to 32 HEOS music players on the network at once. More
    Your HEOS account remembers all your settings and preferences such as all your music service logins and HEOS playlists. When you'd like to add multiple phone or tablet controllers to your system, you only need to sign in to each new device with your HEOS user name and password. Instantly all your music services and HEOS playlists are available in the new controller too. If you prefer, we support multiple HEOS accounts in a single household. This way, every family member can enjoy their own personalized e.g. Pandora or Spotify account settings and still share all the same Wi-Fi speakers at home. More
    An authorized HEOS dealer can be found using the following link on the HEOS website: authorized dealers.More

Comparison - HEOS 5

Ideal for
medium to large rooms such as dining rooms, larger bedrooms and offices or smaller living rooms.
large rooms and open areas such as living rooms, patios, or open-floor-plan homes.
small to medium sized rooms, such as bedrooms, offices or kitchens.
Drive Units
two tweeters, two woofers
two tweeters, two mid-woofers, and one woofer
dual full range
Enclosure Design
single passive radiator
two passive radiators
Amplifier Channels
3.5mm audio line-in connection
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
USB port for direct connection of stored music
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Wired Network
Ethernet Jack (1)
Ethernet Jack (1)
Ethernet Jack (1)
Wireless Network
802.11a/b/g/n/ac standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands
802.11a/b/g/n/ac standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands
802.11a/b/g/n standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands
3.5mm Headphone Output jack
Yes (1)
Includes threaded hole for wall/stand mounting
Vertical or Horizontal
NEW Bluetooth Capability
NEW High Resolution Audio Support