The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free..
Y’all should know by now that my Family is music addicts! We love our music and devices, the truth is someone is always listening to music. so when I heard about Best Buy’s August Audio Fest I knew that this would be something that my family would enjoy. August Audio Fest is taking place across all Best Buy stores from 8/3/14 – 8/30/14. During the month of August that means that Best Buy will have great audio specials, events & more.
In Exchange for me to promote Best Buy’s August Audio Fest, I received the Denon HEOS 5 Wireless Speaker to review. After using it for a little over a week now, I can say we truly LOVE the speaker. We have bought many speakers but none of them are better than this speaker. I will admit that we have really enjoyed our sonos speaker purchase but this Denon HEOS 5 Wireless Speaker is now our family’s favorite! I see us using it for a long time while adding units throughout the house.
About the Denon HEOS 5 Wireless Speaker:
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 tablet. You can enjoy your favorite streaming music services, internet radio or your own music collection and set-up is a breeze.
COMPATIBLE WITH SELECT APPLE® DEVICES- Including select iPod®, iPhone® and iPad® models, plus select devices with an Android operating system and select Mach Speed and SanDisk devices.
LETS YOU PLAY MUSIC THROUGHOUT YOUR HOUSE –Allows you to combine Denon HEOS wireless speakers to create a multiroom listening experience (additional speakers not included).
2 POWERED TWEETERS -Along with dual woofers deliver clear, brilliant highs and detailed wide-range sound.
WIRELESS MUSIC STREAMING-Via a built-in dual-band wireless interface lets you enjoy music from Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify and Tunein and other online music services, as well as your network-connected PC, Mac or NAS drive.
HEOS APP (DOWNLOAD REQUIRED) Offers instant access to your favorite music via your compatible Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.
SLEEK FORM FACTOR- Offers a stylish appearance and produces dynamic, accurate sound.
EASY SETUP-Allows you to enjoy music simply by plugging in the HEOS system, downloading the app, connecting to your Wi-Fi and selecting your tunes.
ETHERNET PORT –For quick and easy wired network connection.
USB PORT AND AUXILIARY INPUT -Allows simple wired connection of compatible devices.
Now for the pros of the device and it does have a lot of them But I will try to keep it short. First off, it is simple to set up. It took my son 5-10 minutes to setup at the most. The speaker works great with using Wi-Fi; it has great stability and we couldn’t really tell a difference with Ethernet cable. Overall the App is simple and well thought out in terms of UI. It is easy to switch between your various audio sources, create playlists and sync up additional HEOS speakers to your network. Treble and bass can be adjusted via the app.
COMPATIBLE with our APPLE® DEVICES- this is a big thing since everyone in our house only use Apple Devices.
Able to combine more speakers throughout the house.
Now for the big one sound; it is an amazing speaker and It’s better than a lot of devices in this price range. So the value of the speaker is well worth the 399.99 Price tag.
The Heos 5 felt a little heavy on the bass even after adjusting the bass down.
One feature I would want but it doesn’t have is that there is a lack of shuffle play option compared to our Sonos.
No audio controls on the iOS lock screens. So, you have to re-open the app to make changes.
No support for iTunes, iTunes Radio, Amazon music, Google Play etc. I really hope this gets resolved, because this is a big one.
Overall I still give this speaker 5 stars!
We all know that Best Buy has the best selection of audio products! So Make sure to visit a Best Buy store to test & try the latest & greatest in audio – from portable Bluetooth speakers and headphones, to home theater solutions and car audio and let Best Buy teach you how to upgrade your sound; LOVE THE WAY YOU LISTEN!