The most important feature that drew us to Denon is the sound (as it should be). Through their history and provenance, Denon are masters of sound engineering and thus the perfect partner for sleep engineering. Deep bass, wide ranging mid range, and room filling energy. Denon has a signature sound that fills rooms with sumptuous detail, and to bring that to the bedroom enviroment was the key for us. All of the Heos range supports High resolution audio.
As a wireless speaker system, we saught a system that had easy setup, an intuitive simple control app, and provided access to the widest possible range of music sources in the easiest possible manner. Heos allows not only the use of the worlds leading streaming services, but also direct Bluetooth play which is an unusual addition in the wireless network speaker array. The Heos range afforded us a simple choice to pick from the three models relative to the size of the bedroom and where the optimal location for placing a speaker would be.
Extended as a multi room system, Heos is exceptional. Adding up to 32 speakers is simple, and they can be grouped, paired, named, individualised and controlled simply by the app. Including playing any song to any room. As expected, Denon have used their engineering prowess and detailing to ensure that when speakers are played together in stereo or as a group, the timing is seamless, creating a total soundscape that flows deliciously throughout your environment, no matter which room you are in.
The 'Go Pack’ was a major feature for us, that is completely unique in the field of high end wireless systems. It meant that we could pick up our bedroom speaker and walk without wires to place it in the bathroom for our nighttime shower (it has waterproof and humidity control). Having that flexibility to also be able to take the speaker to a different room or outdoors is a fantastic feature.
From an aesthetic perspective the speakers are discreet and yet powerfully styled with their angular features and subtle lighting. A choice of black and white makes matching the principal tones of your bedroom environment simple.
There is much to speak about regarding the technical features and prowess of the Heos system, but its pedigree is in many ways sufficient to rely upon:
Winner of the T3 best in Test 2015. 5 Star and Platinum Awards
Winner of the prestigious European Imaging and Sound Association Multi Room Speaker System 2015 - 2016
Rated 9/10 by AV Forum - Highly Recommended
Consistently praised by What Hi-Fi, and recommended by 'Trusted Reviews'.
Denon Heos 5
Denon Heos 5 is a single bedroom speaker that provides full, rich and encompassing sound for a larger bedroom. Easily synching to your wireless network, Heos 5 offers complete wireless access to ALL of your music via the Heos Smartphone app. Instant streaming from the full range of most popular apps, including Spotify, Deexer, Napster, Tidal, and Tune In. Heos 5 includes integrated bluetooth, allowing you to instantly output sound to the speakers from your phone/player or any bluetooth device. In addition it can accept a USB stick or wired input direct from your devices.
Denon are masters of the highest quality engineered sound quality, known for their signature warmth and bass production. The Heos 5 benefits from easy access volume and mute controls on the unit, as well as a complete range of detailed audio control via the Heos App.
We recommend Heos 5 for those with a medium to large bedroom with space to place the horizontal speaker at the foot end of the bed (facing you as lie in bed). The speaker has a built in carry handle so that it can be moved from room to room as necessary. Heos 5 produces a big sound, comprising 2 custom designed tweeters, 2 mid range woofers, 4 amplifiers, and a passive radiator. We found that the Heos 5 was the perfect way to completely fill a bedroom with the delicious energy of Denon sound.