About the Denon HEOS 1 (Series 1)
A great start to a whole-house audio system
A great start to a whole-house audio system
With a Denon HEOS multi-room system, you can play virtually any song, any time, playing in any room, controlled wirelessly. The HEOS 1 compact wireless powered speaker is a great way to start building that system. It's small enough to fit in any room, yet delivers clean, detailed sound. Plug it in, download the free HEOS app to your Apple® or Android™ device, and you're ready to start.
Built-in Wi-Fi® for easy setup
Getting your HEOS speaker up and running is a snap. It works with your existing Wi-Fi network — no need to plug any device into your router. Your HEOS 1 speaker can communicate over Wi-Fi with your smartphone or tablet via the free HEOS app, as well as with other HEOS devices to play music throughout your home. Just download the app and follow the simple instructions. An included cable allows the app to automatically transfer your Wi-Fi settings from your device for fast, easy setup.
Listen to your music or stream from online services
HEOS offers no shortage of ways to listen to music. The free app will let you play music stored on your smartphone or tablet and create your own playlists. You can also access free online radio stations via TuneIn or iHeartRadio. If you're a Spotify®, TIDAL, SiriusXM, or Rhapsody subscriber, you'll have access to their huge music libraries, too. Pandora Internet radio also offers lots of choices for both free users and subscribers. And HEOS will be adding other popular online music services as well.
Enjoy your music with or without wires
The HEOS 1 comes with a variety of playback options. You can stream music stored on your networked computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device via DLNA. Through the HEOS 1, you can also stream your songs to other HEOS devices for multi-room playback. And there's a 3.5mm miniplug input for your iPod or other portable music player.
The HEOS 1 delivers when it comes to sound. You get clear highs and natural-sounding mids. And thanks to the HEOS 1's ported enclosure that helps reinforce low frequencies, you'll enjoy full, punchy bass.
Put it just about anywhere
The HEOS 1 is compact enough to fit on a shelf, desk, or dresser. It can stand on its end or lie horizontally. Just use the app to configure the drivers properly based on your setup. Zip into the app and tell it how you have the speaker positioned, and it adjusts its own built-in processing for the best sound. You can even configure two HEOS 1 speakers for true stereo playback. The app also offers tone controls, so you can bump up the bass or tame the treble to your taste.
Add Bluetooth® and take it just about anywhere
With an optional Go Pack, the HEOS 1 becomes a portable wireless speaker. The Go Pack's handy rechargeable battery pack locks onto the bottom of the speaker, letting you easily carry both parts as a single unit from room to room. The Go Pack can power the HEOS 1 for up to six hours, plus it adds Bluetooth capability for extra wireless flexibility. Just attach the Go Pack and plug the included mini-receiver into the HEOS 1's USB port. Now you can stream music from just about any smartphone or tablet, anywhere you want to listen — even in the backyard or at a friend's house, beyond the range of your Wi-Fi network. With the addition of the Go Pack, the speaker also becomes splash-resistant, which means you can enjoy your music outdoors without worrying about a few raindrops.
Check out all the HEOS products to create a whole-home audio system
HEOS 7 - The largest speaker in the HEOS family is great for large rooms and open floor-plans.
HEOS 5 - This midsized speaker is perfect for medium-sized rooms like a kitchen or bedroom.
HEOS 3 - Set up this HEOS speaker in a bedroom or office.
HEOS 1 - The smallest HEOS speaker is great for a kitchen or den. And with an optional Go Pack, it becomes a portable Bluetooth speaker that can be used inside or out.
HEOS HomeCinema - Dramatically improve TV sound and play your music with this sound bar and wireless sub combo.
HEOS Amp - Add HEOS to any pair of speakers with this amplified player.
HEOS Link - Enjoy HEOS through your stereo system or with powered speakers.
HEOS Extend - Extend your Wi-Fi's reach with this wireless repeater.
- two built-in full-range speakers powered by dual Class D amplifiers
- built-in dual-band Wi-Fi allows connection to your wireless home network and wireless communication with other HEOS devices
- free app for Apple and Android devices offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback
- plays music stored on Apple and Android smartphones and tablets
- support for online music services, including Spotify®, TIDAL, Pandora®, SiriusXM, Rhapsody®, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio (subscription required for some services)
- DLNA support for streaming music from compatible networked computers and NAS drives
- multi-zone synchronous playback (same music plays in multiple zones simultaneously) or multi-stream playback (music individually selected for each player)
- easy setup using your smartphone or tablet with the HEOS app and a 3.5mm miniplug cable (included)
- plays MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV files (future support for ALAC - Apple Lossless via firmware update); sampling rates up to 16-bit/48kHz
- not compatible with protected files with digital rights management (DRM)
- USB port for listening to music stored on a compatible thumb drive (FAT16 or FAT32 formats); music can be streamed to other HEOS devices
- 3.5mm input for connecting to a portable music player; music can be streamed to other HEOS devices
- configure two HEOS 1 speakers for stereo playback (second speaker available separately)
- ported enclosure for enhanced low-frequency response
- humidity-resistant design (IPX4-rated splash resistant with addition of optional Denon Go Pack)
- top-panel volume and mute buttons
- bass and treble tone controls via HEOS app
- Ethernet port for wired connection to your router (cable included)
- AC adapter included
- 5-1/16"W x 7-7/16"H x 5-1/16"D
- weight: 3 lbs., 2 oz.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- requires high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi router and an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet
- MFR # HEOS 1 BLACK
What's in the box:
- Network audio speaker
- AC power adapter (w/ attached 57" DC cord)
- 58" Ethernet cable
- 34" Proprietary minijack cable
- Quick Start Guide
- "HEOS Customer Service Team" Card
- Safety Instructions
- Warranty Card
- Extended Protection Plan
Denon HEOS 1 (Series 1) reviews
The speaker is simple to setup with the Heos App. The sound is great. With multiple units, the house surround sounds is amazing.
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This was a gift for my son. He is very happy with the quality of the speaker, but had a concern at the beginning with its wifi capability when using regular audio and not just Spotify, etc. It appeared he would need to purchase a one hundred dollar adapter, but after googling the issue, found out he only needed a $10 USB plug. Now he is extremely happy with the product and intends to acquire more of them so he and his wife can listen to music at the same time in different rooms of their house.
Pros: Excellent sound
Cons: Some confusion on how to operate it and the need for an additional part.
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I did a lot of research and listened to a number of compact speakers over a couple of months, then landed on the HEOS 1. If provides terrific fidelity, given its size, and the app gives me the remote control and flexibility I was looking forward. It lives up to Denon's long-time rep for quality audio products. I highly recommend this system,
Pros: - Great sound, including surprisingly sufficient base - Attractive design with small footprint - Easy to control music from anywhere in the house using any wifi device - Sounds better than Beats and iHome speakers
Cons: - If wifi goes down, you have to re-establish connection (not a bog deal) - I only have one, so far.
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Better than any other wireless speaker I've heard. The speaker definitely gets loud enough, and does not distort as the volume reaches its limits. I've never had to go above 3/4ths volume, at that point it's already loud enough.
Pros: Sound Quality, Volume, Connecticity to iPhone
Cons: I wish it connected to my Apple TV, as well as my Mac. You can connect via BlueTooth, but I'd prefer wifi (the Mac that is, not the Apple TV). Denon should create and release an app for Apple TV as well as for Mac.
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This Denon HEOS can easily compete with Beats speakers, better quality in my opinion.
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Great sound from a compact speaker. I think the quality of speaker is very similar to the Sonos. I would choose a Sonos speaker for the app and supported music services unless you need the portability with the portable go pack battery.
Pros: The reason I bought this speaker over the Sonos was due to the portable go pack battery. This allows me to bring a quality speaker with me anywhere
Cons: I was very disappointed that this system does not support google play music. There are fewer options with this product versus the similar Sonos product. I called Denon to see if they would be supporting google play music and they said they were not. The Sonos app is definitely better.
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Set up was easy! And you can use any music sore from online and from ur phone. Just awesome
Pros: All good
Cons: Haven't found one yet
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Love it! Great little speaker for family and friend get togethers.
Pros: Doesn't take up a lot of space.
Cons: It would be nice if the Go kit was included with the speaker for the right price.
2 of 5 found this helpful
Excellent sound, play mostly around the pool, easy to set up, good sound even with pool play
5 of 5 found this helpful
Sounds great for a small speaker. Impressive bass response. With the optional battery, this speaker is great for listening outside on the deck.
Pros: Small enclosure, portable, excellent bass response.
Cons: None I can think of.
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I received this speaker this week and wasn't expecting much to be honest, but I was completely blown away. The setup was easy enough only too a few minutes, downloaded an update for the speaker and was off. Once I powered it on, and the music played I was an instant fan. Excellent highs and lows, have it in a room that's about 500 square feet and it sounded amazing.
Pros: Excellent sound, excellent price point / value
Cons: Have to use the Heos proprietary app.
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Having purchased a Heos 7 and Heos 5, we were very excited about a smaller, portable option. We wanted to use this more for outside by the pool and backyard. Unfortunately, they simply didn't sound great outside. Due to their smaller size, they certainly sound best in a smaller room. So in our home office and bathroom they sound great, and we have them in permanent positions now. For our outdoor space, we decided to use the Heos 5 that was in the hallway, as it has the built in handle and that one sounds amazing outside. So, overall they are great speakers and work flawlessly with our others, but they didn't fit what we purchased them for. However, we kept both because they sound so great in our other spaces, and we like having options!
Pros: Small size for smaller rooms
Cons: Do not sound great in larger, more open spaces
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More details on the Denon HEOS 1 (Series 1)
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Sound: The HEOS 1 is part of Denon's HEOS wireless multi-room sound system. HEOS by Denon is a wireless multi-room sound system comprising a family of network music amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, and speakers 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. Plus, set-up is intuitive and simple. To Make HEOS work in your home, you'll need..
- Denon's HEOS network audio amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, and/or speakers
- a wireless (WiFi) home network with internet connection
- a Apple iOS or Android device connected to your home wireless (WiFi) network
- the free HEOS by Denon app downloaded on your Apple iOS or Android device
Note: The HEOS wireless multi-room sound system by Denon can support up to 32 HEOS music amplifiers, pre-amplifiers and/or speakers (sold separately) on a single wireless network.
Two-Way Driver System: The Denon HEOS 1 features a two-way driver system, with a precision dome tweeter and wide-range mid-woofer. Two channels of high efficiency, cool-running Class D digital amplification delivers pristine sound, wide dynamic range with lowest distortion. The HEOS 1 utilizes advanced DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to deliver full-range sound, with custom EQ sound tailoring that helps deliver a smooth, natural tonal balance.
Note: The HEOS 1 is great for small to medium sized rooms; such as bathrooms, bedrooms, offices, or kitchens.
Wired or Wireless Network Connectivity: The Denon HEOS system uses your home's wireless (WiFi) network for whole-house audio entertainment. The HEOS 1 can connect to your home's network via Ethernet (RJ-45) or WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n). A dual-band (2.4/5GHZ) "N" router is recommended for the most reliable wireless network connection. The free HEOS by Denon app for Apple iOS and Android is used for wireless (WiFi) setup with your home's network.
- Wired Setup: Simply connect the HEOS 1 speaker to your home network using an Ethernet cable and the speaker will appear on the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device as a new room in the Rooms screen.
- Wireless Setup: Use the HEOS app on your mobile device and the included minijack cable to connect the HEOS 1 wirelessly to your home's WiFi network. During setup, you will need to connect the included minijack cable to the headphone jack of your mobile device and the Aux input of the HEOS 1. The app will then copy your mobile device's wireless network settings over to the speaker via the connected cable. You can add additional wireless speakers to the HEOS system by selecting "Add Device" from the HEOS app's settings menu.
Note: A HEOS Extend or similar wireless extender (sold separately) may be necessary if your network's wireless signal is weak to some of the HEOS systems in your application.
HEOS by Denon App: You'll need to download the HEOS by Denon App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store onto your Apple iOS (5.0+) or Android (2.3+) device. The app is required and provides everything you need to set up and enjoy music on the HEOS system. Using your mobile device and the HEOS app, you can setup, browse, explore, and control HEOS system right in the palm of your hand, from anywhere in your home. Your compatible Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home wireless (WiFi) network as the HEOS speaker system. The HEOS app consists of 4 control screens.
- Settings: The "Settings" screen enables you to connect one or more HEOS amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, or speakers to your home's wireless network. You also get access to Bass & Treble controls.
- Rooms: From the app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can select which rooms you want playing. You can play the same music in multiple rooms by grouping rooms together, or you can listen to a different source in each room.
- Music: You can select which source you want to listen to from the app. Choose from online music services like Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, Rhapsody, etc.; your music library from your Apple iOS or Android device, Windows PC, or USB thumbdrive; and the unit's Aux input. You can also select music from Playlists you've created and your recent listening history.
- Now Playing: The "Now Playing" screen displays song, artist, and album information; along with Album Art. You also get basic playback controls like Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track, plus Volume controls Up/Down and Mute. In addition the "Now Play" screen functions unique to the selected online music service or music library.
Note: The only controls that are physically located on the HEOS 1 speaker are Volume Up/Down and Mute.
HEOS Account: Prior to using the system, you'll need to setup up your free HEOS account. 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 smartphone 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, each family member can enjoy their own personalized Pandora or Spotify account settings and still share all the same speakers in the home.
Multi-Room Configuration: Combing the HEOS 1 with other Denon HEOS wireless music amplifiers and speakers (sold separately), you can configure a true wireless multi-room sound system in your home. You can play the same song in every room or any combination of rooms you choose, including a different song in every room. The Denon HEOS wireless audio system automatically synchronizes audio playback between multiple speakers so that the audio coming from different rooms is perfectly in sync with great sound.
- Systems: The HEOS wireless multi-room sound system by Denon can support up to 32 HEOS music amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, and/or speakers (sold separately) on a single wireless network.
- Groups: You can join or group up to eight individual speakers or amplifiers into a group of speakers that function as if they were a single speaker. The HEOS App is also flexible enough where you can create up to 16 Groups (2 speakers/amplifiers per Group).
- Party Mode: You can easily group eight rooms together into Party Mode by using a "pinch" gesture.
Note: A Group refers to the HEOS App's ability to take multiple HEOS systems and play them together so you're outputting the same source information from of all of the HEOS systems at the same time. Grouping the systems will also allow for proper synchronization to all systems so you should never hear an audio delay between the HEOS systems.
Stereo Pairing: You can configure two HEOS 1 speakers to work together as a stereo pair; one as the left speaker, and one as the right speaker.
Online Music Services: You'll be able to stream your favorite online music service like Pandora, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Tidal, Rhapsody, TuneIn, and Spotify Connect. More streaming music service coming soon (stay tuned). The HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device will serve as the controller for these apps and provide song/artist information with Album Art.
- TuneIn: The HEOS system includes access to more than 70,000 free internet radio streams from all corners of the globe via the TuneIn radio service. Just select the TuneIn logo from the main Music menu and browse among the 70,000 stations neatly organized into popular categories and select a station that appeals to your mood.
- Pandora: Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites.
- Spotify Connect: If you subscribe to Spotify Premium and have the Spotify App on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you can stream Spotify to the HEOS system. Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.
- iHeart Radio: iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one digital radio and music streaming service that lets you listen to thousands of live stations from across the country and allows you to create personalized custom stations featuring songs from the artist you select and similar music.
- SiriusXM: SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.
- Rhapsody: Rhapsody is a streaming music subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the music.
- TIDAL: TIDAL is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. TIDAL has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access TIDAL's entire music library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality
Note: Availability of online 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.
Mobile Device Streaming: Using the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you are able to stream your mobile device's music library to the HEOS 1 speaker system. You'll be able to browse your music library by Artist, Album, Genre, and Song; control music playback functions like Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track; and view song/artist info with Album Art from the app on your compatible mobile device. You can even type in an artist name or song title to find music in your mobile device's library.
- Playlists: You can save the Now Playing queue as a HEOS Playlist that you can recall later. The new playlist will be available from the Playlists button on the Music tab on the HEOS controller app.
- Music Sharing: The HEOS App also has a feature called "Music Sharing" which can share the local music stored on your mobile device to other HEOS app users on your home network. The name of the mobile device you are sharing from will appear as a new Local Music source allowing other HEOS controller apps to browse and play music on your device from their device.
USB Port: The HEOS 1 is fitted with a rear-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device, such as a USB thumbdrive (formatted in FAT 16/32). You'll be able to control your USB device's music and view song/artist info from the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the speaker's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.
- Music Browsing: Use the HEOS app on your mobile device to browse your connected USB device's music library by Artist, Album, Genre, or Song. You can also type in an artist name or song title to find music in your USB device's library.
- Playback Control: Basic playback control from the HEOS app includes Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track.
- Song/Artist Info: You are able to view song/artist information with Album Art from your inserted USB device on the HEOS app.
DLNA Certified: The Denon HEOS 1 speaker is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant. This allows you to wirelessly stream a variety of music files stored on your network connected Windows PC or DLNA-certified NAS drives to the HEOS 1. From the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device you can browse music files, control playback and view song/artist information with album art.
Compatible Music Formats: The HEOS 1 wireless audio speaker system supports playback of a variety of music files; including MP3, WMA, AAC (MPEG4), WAV, ALAC (lossless), and FLAC (lossless).
|Compatible Audio Formats||Sampling Frequencies||Bit rate||Extension|
|WMA (Windows Media Audio)||32/44.1/48 kHz||48-192 kbps||.wma|
|MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)||32/44.1/48 kHz||32-320 kbps||.mp3|
|WAV (PCM)||32/44.1/48 kHz||16-bit||.wav|
|AAC (MPEG-4)||32/44.1/48 kHz||48-320 kbps||.aac/.m4a|
|ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec)||44.1/48 kHz||16-bit||.m4A|
|FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)||44.1/48 kHz||16-bit||.flac|
Aux Input: The HEOS 1 features a rear-panel 3.5mm AUX input for connection of almost any portable audio device with a headphone or audio output jack. The Aux input is selectable from the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device.
Mounting Options: You can place the HEOS 1 speaker almost anywhere you want to enjoy great sounding music. The compact enclosure features humidity resistance, making the HEOS 1 ideal for listening in damp or steamy environments, such as the bathroom. The HEOS 1 speaker can simply be placed on a table-top, or it can even be mounted on a wall or ceiling using the standard 1/4"-20 threaded insert on back of the speaker and an optional wall-mount bracket (sold separately). Please follow these simple guidelines when determining where to place the HEOS 1 speaker.
- The speaker must be within range of your wireless network.
- The speaker must be near an AC power outlet.
- The HEOS speaker is designed to sound best when placed 3-12" from a wall.
- Locate the speaker at least 12" from a television, computer, or other display device to avoid the possibility of interference.
- Place the speaker across the room from where you will be listening, as close to ear level as possible.
Note: The HEOS speaker is not waterproof. Do not place it near any water source and do not leave it outside in the rain or snow.
AC Power + Power Modes: The Denon HEOS 1 operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter (100-240V). The speaker system offers 3 power modes.
- Network Standby: To save power, the speaker will automatically enter "Network Standby" whenever there is no network access or playback for 20 minutes and will automatically resume to full power whenever the speaker is selected and playing music. There is no visible indicator or LED that will show that the speaker is in Network Standby as it is a fully automatic function.
- Deep Standby: The speaker also has the ability to automatically enter "Deep Standby" whenever the wired or wireless network connection is removed for more than 60 minutes. The front panel LED will turn off during Deep Standby. To "wake" a speaker from Deep Standby, you must press the volume or mute buttons which will immediately turn on the front panel LED.
- Off: To completely turn off the power to the speaker you must remove the mains plug from the back of the speaker.
Optional Go Pack: Denon's Optional Go Pack (033HS1GPKB/W, sold separately) features a high capacity rechargeable lithium-ion battery that delivers 6 hours of playback time, and includes a USB Bluetooth wireless streaming adapter, as well as a silicone splash guard to seal the jacks to protect from splashing water.
Firmware Updates: Firmware and software updates from Denon are delivered to the HEOS 1 via your home network's Internet connection. When such updates become available, you will be notified when you open the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device.
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