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Denon HEOS 1

Denon HEOS 1
alaScore 94

301 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 301 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. Reviewers are impressed by the price and reliability. The design and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, design, 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Denon HEOS 1 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

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

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

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

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 (

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 (

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 : Tim Gideon, Will Greenwald (

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 (

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

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Great sound and very easy to use


We bought two HEOS1 HS2 speakers for Christmas. It was really quick to connect them up with our HEOS app and they are now also working really well through our Alexa devices. We love how easy it is to play the music seamlessly through rooms, or to play...

Dec, 2018

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HEOS 1 & HS2 Sound products!


Purchased a further set to expand & improve my sound set up. Superior sound quality & versatility plus great customer service as standard!

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (

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

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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

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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 Class:D
Number of amplifier channels:2


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


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

Operational conditions

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

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content



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


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