HEOS 5 (Series 1)

HEOS 5 (Series 1) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 36.
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  • Absolutely amazing sound from a discreet and stylish powerhouse.
  • Handle allows easy portability wherever you need great sound
  • Two custom-designed tweeters
  • Two mid-woofers and a passive radiator powered by 4 dedicated Class D amplifiers

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Features - HEOS 5 (Series 1)

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. 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 produces incredible high impact full range HiFi
  • Amazing output from a discreet footprint
  • Volume up, volume down and mute buttons, mute LED indicator, multicolor status LED indicator
  • FREE HEOS APP FOR IOS, ANDROID AND KINDLE
  • USE TWO FOR A PERFECTLY SYNCHRONIZED STEREO PAIR.
  • Stream from your favorite music service such as Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody or TuneIn
  • Stream music stored locally on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.
  • A USB jack and auxiliary input jack allow playback from these sources to one or more HEOS players, perfectly synchronized
  • Stream music from devices on your home network such as NAS drives and computers
  • Built-in dual band wireless connects to standard home wireless networks
  • Ethernet jack for wired network connectivity
  • Bass and treble controls

All HEOS speakers feature:

MULTI-ROOM SOUND

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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APPS & STREAMING SERVICES

Cloud music, streaming music and your music library—all your favorite sources are supported by this amazing FREE app.
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AMAZING SOUND QUALITY

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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EASY SETUP

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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Specs - HEOS 5 (Series 1)

General

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

Drive Units Two tweeters, two woofers

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 standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands

3.5mm Headphone Output jack No

Includes threaded hole for wall/stand mounting No

Placement Horizontal

Downloads - HEOS 5 (Series 1)

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

4.01 MB
2/18/2016

pdf file
Owner's Manual - Spanish

4.02 MB
2/18/2016

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - English

3.60 MB
12/22/2015

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - Spanish

3.56 MB
12/22/2015

pdf file
Specification Sheet - English

4.03 MB
12/22/2015

Videos - HEOS 5 (Series 1)

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Reviews And Awards - HEOS 5 (Series 1)

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great speaker - app needs work I've really enjoyed my HEOS 5, since receiving it, up until last month when the app stopped working with Sound Cloud. I called for support, the option they gave me was to connect via Bluetooth and connect to SC via the browser. Unfortunately, I was an early adopter and my model doesn't have BT. Next option was to connect to the line-in jack, from my headphone jack. That was a lame solution, but worked. I ended up buying a BT adapter, plugged into the line-in jack, but, really wish they would fix the SC integration.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound, attractive speaker. No UK Prime Music! Sound can be a little bass heavy when first set up, but some tuning in the Heos app or placement in the room mostly resolves this. Otherwise, its a great speaker which fills our kitchen with sound. The WIFI reception is average so you may need to boost the signal with an additional access point if the speaker is in a dead spot. On the negative side, Bluetooth can be painful to set up and connect. I have also found the music sources to be limited with the lack of Amazon Prime music in the UK. I don't understand why this is available in the US, but not in the UK. Come on Denon!
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mixed feelings about my purchase I read different reviews between the Heos, Sonos and Bose systems and from what I read online I decided to go with HEOS. I have two Heos 3 and one Heos 5 systems. I've had them for almost two years now and in the beginning the systems would disconnect a lot which was very aggravating requiring me to go through the lengthy setup process again. They've done a lot of firmware updates and they've been a lot more stable now. I wish they interacted better with Amazon Echo which I have now but I'm sure they will eventually to that or Google Home.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sound Wonderful but.... I have 2 of the Heos 5's, they sound freaking GREAT but they lose connection with one another ALL THE TIME. I have a great network set up, and each device is pretty close to the router and even to one another. They often just cut out and stop playing anything at all. When I purchased these, Google integration was underway and for some reason Denon gave up. I was really looking forward to that since I have tons of Google items in my home. I lost the cable to link it to my network, so anytime I need to resync them its a B****!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sounds great... once connected. This has great sound as you would expect from Denon. Unfortunately, there are issues. 1) The iphone and speaker must be on same wi-fi SSID and sometimes my phone is on the cellular network and speaker is on wi-fi. It's frustrating to lose control of the speaker when that happens 2) The partner apps, like Amazon music, do not have all the features available when going directly on the site. For example, no "search by album" is available
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Really Great Hardware, frustrating software Really incredible sound profile. <-period for emphasis The app that handcuffs you though with gaps in integration, frustrating connectivity, limited use of apps makes using the great hardware tough to justify. Every Integration with music platforms should be done in the same way as Spotify. Soundcloud, Pandora and Aux are quite frustrating to use consistently. BUT! at the end of the day, I bought the speaker for the sound quality....which is what I am very pleased with.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Sound, Great Streaming Options, Plus USB For the size and cost, the HEOS 5 sounds much better than almost all Bluetooth speakers I've heard (it's not Bluetooth). I love the streaming options, and the ability to store all of your music on a USB drive. I loved this so much, that I upgraded my audio-video receiver to one of Denon's new HEOS-enabled receivers (AVRX4300H), and now I enjoys the benefits of HEOS with my larger speakers and have moved the HEOS 5 into the office!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great sound if the Wifi or bluetooth dongle work I have a HEOS 3 HS2 and it is awesome and I never get disconnected. I thought HEOS 5 HS1 experience would be similar but it is not. I get random disconnect from Wifi even though the wifi signal strength is good. Second problem is the bluetooth dongle by Denon. It is detected by the phone it does pair. But beyond that it is moody. It sometimes connects fine and lets me play music and sometimes it refuses to connect. Also, the volume on the phone on bluetooth has alot of lag and sometimes goes to mute by just pressing volume down button on the phone. Anyway, I think they probably resolved some of these issues with HS2 but I am stuck with a piece of junk. I tried contacting tech support but they keep on telling me to do the same troubleshooting again that I have tried several times. I am pretty technical guy who understands how wifi, bluetooth and networking work.
Date published: 2017-07-13
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Awards
HiFi Choice Magazine

If ease of use, speaker design and musicality distinguish multi-room systems, then HEOS by Denon has set a refreshingly high benchmark.

Sound & Vision

The HEOS system is simply terrific and terrifically simple.

WHAT HI-FI?

One of the most well-equipped contenders to take on Sonos at the game it knows so well. It's similarly priced, equally stylish, wonderfully simple to use and includes a few great features that, as yet, Sonos has overlooked.

TechWeLike

The HEOS app seemed responsive and intuitive. Things we need when jamming out to our songs!

TechGuy$martBuy

Denon has 100 years of sound engineering behind them so when they have a new product, you should listen.

UK Inside CI Magazine

Naturally HEOS offers all the usual multiroom tricks, allowing multiple sources to be played simultaneously in different zones.

FAQ - HEOS 5 (Series 1)

  • WHAT IS HEOS BY DENON?
    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 or Android phone or table...More
  • WHAT MAKES HEOS SPEAKERS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER WIRELESS SPEAKERS?
    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 wi..More
  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 4 HEOS SPEAKERS?
    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
  • WHICH HEOS SPEAKER IS RIGHT FOR MY ROOM?
    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... More
  • WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO MAKE HEOS WORK IN MY HOME?
    You'll need to download the free HEOSbyDenon app on iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 5 or higher or Android smartphone or tablet running Android 2.3 or higher. You will need a wireless network and int..More
  • WHAT MUSIC SOURCES DOES HEOS SUPPORT?
    Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, TIDAL, SoundCloud and Amazon Music plus music on your phone or tablet, USB storage and analog sources.More
  • CAN I USE TWO HEOS SPEAKERS IN A STEREO PAIR?
    You can use two HEOS 1, two HEOS 3, two HEOS 5, or two HEOS 7 speakers as a stereo pair.More
  • HOW MANY HEOS SPEAKERS CAN BE USED AT ONE TIME?
    The system can support up to 32 HEOS music players on the network at once. More
  • WHAT IS THE FREE HEOS ACCOUNT AND WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS?
    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... More
  • WHERE CAN I PURCHASE HEOS?
    An authorized HEOS dealer can be found using the following link on the HEOS website: authorized dealers.More

Comparison - HEOS 5 (Series 1)

Model
HEOS 5 (Series 1)
General
Ideal for
Medium to large rooms such as dining rooms, larger bedrooms and offices or smaller living rooms
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large rooms and open areas such as living rooms, patios, or open-floor-plan homes.
Drive Units
Two tweeters, two woofers
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two tweeters, two mid-woofers, and one woofer
Enclosure Design
Single passive radiator
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two passive radiators
Amplifier Channels
4
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5
3.5mm audio line-in connection
Yes (1)
-
Yes (1)
USB port for direct connection of stored music
Yes (1)
-
Yes (1)
Wired Network
Ethernet Jack (1)
-
Ethernet Jack (1)
Wireless Network
802.11a/b/g/n standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands
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802.11a/b/g/n/ac standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands
3.5mm Headphone Output jack
No
-
Yes (1)
Includes threaded hole for wall/stand mounting
No
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No
Placement
Horizontal
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Horizontal
NEW Bluetooth Capability
-
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Yes
NEW High Resolution Audio Support
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Yes