Denon HEOS 7
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Exactly what I was looking for. Beyond expectations!
Pros: Excellent bass and sound quality
Cons: Needs a handle for carrying.
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The HEOS 7 works well in open floor-plans, or anywhere you need to fill a large space with music. (AC power connection required.)
Denon packed the HEOS 7 with five built-in drivers and plenty of power to push them. This update to their top-of-the-line wireless speaker can still fill a large room with full, natural sound and plenty of punchy bass. And now the HEOS 7 gives you wireless access to pretty much all of your music — including high-resolution files and Bluetooth sources.
Download the HEOS app for your Apple®, Android™, or Kindle device. You get full control of this powerhouse, along with other HEOS speakers throughout your home. Play tunes wirelessly from your library and your choice of streaming services like Pandora® or Spotify®. And when you have guests over, they can quickly pair up and share their own playlists through the HEOS 7 speaker via Bluetooth.
When customers reviewed the first generation of HEOS, they noted how fast and easy it was to set up. Denon hasn't changed that a bit with their latest series. An included setup cable connects your smartphone or tablet to the HEOS 7. With a few taps of the app, your Wi-Fi settings are automatically transferred. When you unplug the cable, you'll have full wireless control of the speaker.
The HEOS app lets you choose one song for the HEOS 7, and something completely different for, say, a HEOS 1 speaker in the kitchen, or a HEOS HomeCinema sound bar in the living room. Or you can group HEOS speakers together and have the same tunes playing throughout several rooms. Have first-generation HEOS gear? All HEOS components are compatible with each other.
The HEOS 7's five amplifiers and five drivers deliver your tunes with clarity and punch.
HEOS gives you a wide array of music options. You have access to music stored on your smartphone or tablet, plus downloads stored on a server or computer.
There's also support for Pandora®, TIDAL, Amazon Prime, and SiriusXM. Pull up a new song or podcast on SoundCloud, or stream Internet radio from TuneIn or iHeartRadio. And if you're a Spotify® Premium subscriber, Spotify Connect lets you play all your favorite albums and playlists.
Want to listen to live clips from YouTube? Or maybe you have a new music service that's not yet available directly through the HEOS app? The latest generation of HEOS has you covered. Use Bluetooth to stream any and all audio sources from your phone or tablet through the HEOS 7, without restrictions. You can also send that Bluetooth stream to other HEOS speakers.
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Exactly what I was looking for. Beyond expectations!
Vaughn, West Virginia
Average Customer Review(s):
Exactly what I was looking for. Beyond expectations!
Pros: Excellent bass and sound quality
Cons: Needs a handle for carrying.
This was easy to set up and use. Sounds great and easy to use with my Marantz receiver. I have two of these and the sound is amazing when using both in the same room.
Pros: easy to setup, easy to use, sounds great
Sound is really good and can go loud. Set up was easy.Design is really nice. Works flawless with wifi and bluetooth. The heos app is good but not superb. Wish some equalization, as there is only bass ans trebble.
Quality product with great features
Great sound quality, surprising bass output, and easy to set up. The only reason I give this 3 stars and not 5 is because of the price and app. AC powered speaker of this quality should have higher volume output and the HEOS application should be dialed in to a very effective control module. I was lucky enough to get this on a great sale though so I am content at the price point I purchased at. Customer service as always was incredible.
This thing is awesome. The sound quality at low and high volumes is great, I think I have found my favorite new brand. Very impressed with the sound output for its size.
Good clear music, Decent Bass. Easy to operate and very versatile App. Only drawback might be lack of remote control.
Pros: Sound quality easy connection
Cons: No remote control
Great sound, easy Installation
This is an excellent product which is very well designed in my opinion and performs incredibly well Judging by the clean powerful bass and lack of distortion or hardness at high volumes, it is intended for good sized rooms and open floorplans. As the manual mentions, placement height should equal ear level when seated. I obtained great results placing this beauty atop a 36'' high bookcase with at least 12'' space to the rear. (The two passive radiators are rear mounted.) Sound remains wonderfully detailed and balanced at all volume levels including low. Incredible. And I personally love the style which never looks bulky or too large. App can be a little glitchy at first but after a few days usage is acceptable. Any shortcomings in that area are far outweighed by the sweet sound this unit never fails to pump out. And Crutchfield was excellent from start to finish. Zac was my salesman and was great and easy to reach directly. As a first time Crutchfield customer I'm very impressed and will use them again without hesitation.
Pros: Truly exceptional sound. Balanced, detailed and powerful at all volume levels. High quality feel and finish. Extensive features. Beautiful appearance as well. Worth every penny and then some.
Cons: App takes a little practice but still very usable.
Speaker gives full rich sound with deep bass. In my opinion sounds better than Sonos and as good as Bose biggest wireless speaker. The Heos app works well and you can adjust the bass and treble to your music liking. I prefer more bass and a full rich sound so it works great for me.
Pros: Sound quality Value Does not have to be charged so there is no battery to run out
Cons: Heos app was a little finicky at first, but works fine now.
I bought my first Denon product from Crutchfield 26 years ago, a Denon DT-400 AM/FM HiFi Stereo Tabletop Clock Radio. To call it a "Clock Radio" is a joke. It still owrks flawlessly and with 35 WPC it continues to impress me every time I turn it on. I expected at least the same level of quality, finish and sound quality from the HEOS7, and so far I have not been disappointed. The design is at the same time clean and interesting to view. The materials are top-notch. Connectivity via Bluetooth with my 7th generation iPod Nano is great from over 30 feet away, and the sound and power is superb. I can definitely see myself enjoying this speaker a few decades from now.
Pros: Design, sound clarity, connectivity, Denon reputation.
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Sound: The HEOS 7 (HS2) is part of the HEOS wireless multi-room, high-resolution audio system. HEOS 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:
Note: The HEOS wireless multi-room sound system can support up to 32 HEOS music amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, and/or speakers (sold separately) on a single wireless network.
Multi-Drivers w/ Class D Amplification + MaxxAudio: The HEOS 7 features five active drivers; including two precision tweeters, two mid-woofer, and one subwoofer. Two passive radiators provide additional bass response. The five active drivers are powered by a 5-channel Class D amplifier providing high efficiency, low distortion, and wide dynamic range. MaxxAudio uses psychoacoustic science and technologies in order to provide intelligent volume control, multi-band equalization, bass extension and spatial expansion for higher definition, deeper bass, crisper highs and an enveloping soundfield. Bass & Treble adjustments can be made from the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device.
Note: The HEOS 7 (HS2) is great for large rooms and open areas such as living rooms, patios, or open-floor-plan homes.
Wired or Wireless Network Connectivity: The HEOS system uses your home's wireless (WiFi) network for whole-house audio entertainment. The HEOS7 can connect to your home's network via Ethernet (RJ-45) or WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac). At least a dual-band (2.4/5GHZ) "N" router is recommended for the most reliable wireless network connection. The free HEOS app for Apple iOS and Android is used for wireless (WiFi) setup with your home's network.
Note: A WiFi extender (sold separately) may be necessary if your network's wireless signal is weak to some of the HEOS systems in your application.
Hi-Res & Audiophile-Grade Synchronization: To deliver a true audiophile listening experience for high-resolution music playback (up to 24-bit/192kHz) with multiple HEOS speakers & players at once, each HEOS player and speaker must be synchronized to an extremely high degree. Based on years of meticulous research, HEOS delivers unparalleled synchronization performance within microseconds for exceptional high-resolution music playback.
HEOS App: You'll need to download the HEOS App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store onto your Apple iOS (7.0+) 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.
Note: The only controls that are physically located on the HEOS 7 (HS2) 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 7 (HS2) with other 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 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.
Note: A Group refers to the HEOS App's ability to play multiple HEOS systems together, so you're simultaneously outputting the same source information from all the HEOS systems. Grouping the systems will also allow proper synchronization to all systems so you should never hear an audio delay between the HEOS systems.
Stereo Pairing: You can configure two HEOS 7(HS2) speakers to work together as a stereo pair; one as the left speaker, and one as the right speaker.
High Resolution & Compressed Music Formats: The HEOS 7 (HS2) wireless audio speaker system supports compatibility with high-resolution audio files for the ultimate listening experience over network (DLNA) or USB (MSC), all in the convenience of your home. Listen to uncompressed WAV (PCM), ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec), and FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) music files up to 24-bit/192-kHz. HEOS is also compatible with compressed music files; such as MP3, WMA, and AAC (MPEG4).
|Compatible Audio Formats||Sampling Frequencies||Bit rate||Extension|
|MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)||32/44.1/48 kHz||32-320 kbps||.mp3|
|WMA (Windows Media Audio)||32/44.1/48 kHz||48-192 kbps||.wma|
|AAC (MPEG-4)||32/44.1/48 kHz||48-320 kbps||.aac/.m4a|
|WAV (PCM)||32/44.1/48/96/176.4/192 kHz||16/24-bit||.wav|
|FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)||44.1/48/96/176.4/192 kHz||16/24-bit||.flac|
|ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec)||44.1/48/96/176.4/192 kHz||16/24-bit||.m4A|
Note: Compatibility with DSD (audio coding format of SACD) and AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format) high-resolutions music files will be supported later this year via a firmware/software update.
USB Port: The HEOS 7 (HS2) is fitted with a rear-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of high-resolution and compressed 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. USB audio can be distributed other HEOS products connected to your home network.
Note: It is not possible to connect and use a computer via the USB port of this unit using a USB cable.
DLNA Certified: The HEOS 7 (HS2) speaker is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant. This allows you to wirelessly stream a variety of high-resolution and compressed music files stored on your network connected Windows PC or DLNA-certified NAS drives to the HEOS 7 (HS2). 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. DLNA music content can be distributed to other HEOS products connected to your home network.
Online Music Services: You'll be able to stream your favorite online music service like Pandora, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Tidal, Amazon, Rhapsody, TuneIn, and Spotify Connect. More streaming music services 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. You can create a "Favorite" station list, so you can quickly access your favorite internet radio stations and online music channels. These online music services can be distributed to other HEOS products connected to your home network.
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 7 (HS2) 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. Your device's music library can be distributed to other HEOS products connected to your home network.
Bluetooth Music Streaming: The HEOS 7 (HS2) offers built-in Bluetooth, so you can wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop to the wireless powered speaker. You will continue to control music playback and view song/artist information from your Bluetooth-enabled source device. Bluetooth audio can be streamed to one speaker at a time, or distributed to other HEOS products over the network for multiroom audio playback.
Aux Input: The HEOS 7 (HS2) 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. The sound from the analog audio device can be played directly on the selected speaker or digitized and sent over your network to other HEOS speakers and players.
Alexa Compatible (via firmware update): Through a network firmware update, HEOS and Amazon Alexa customers can now enjoy the convenience of Alexa voice control plus high-quality wireless home audio. In addition to controlling your HEOS components with the HEOS app on your mobile device or tablet, you can now control them with Amazon Alexa voice technology and an Amazon Alexa device (including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Echo Show - all sold separately). Voice control features include -
Note: You will need an Alexa-enabled device (Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, or Echo Show - all sold separately) to operate your HEOS products via voice-command. Youre HEOS components and the Alex-enabled devices must be on the same network.
Headphone Jack: The HEOS 7 (HS2) is equipped with a side-panel 3.5mm (1/8") headphone jack for connecting a set of headphones for private listening. The music will stop playing through the built in speakers when you insert the headphones and turn back on when you remove the headphones.
Placement: You can place the HEOS 7 (HS2) speaker almost anywhere you want to enjoy great sounding music. Please follow these simple guidelines when determining where to place the HEOS 7 (HS2) speaker.
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 HEOS 7 (HS2) operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power supply and AC power cord (100-240V). The speaker system offers 3 power modes.
Firmware Updates: Firmware and software updates from HEOS are delivered to the HEOS 7 (HS2) 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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Denon HEOS wireless speakers let you play your music all over the house. The speakers connect to your home network, and you can control playback using the HEOS app.
Brand recognition and Ethernet option. Will try MoCA adapter for wired connection as desired speaker location is in weak WiFi area (in lieu of WiFi extender). [ John Jan 22, 2018 ]
Features, sound quality, works with rest of my system (Whole Home AVR syatem) [ Paul Dec 21, 2017 ]
per review online [ Zheng Nov 15, 2017 ]
Have had Denon for years and consider it the Gold Standard. I read your ads for dozens of wireless speakers and Dennon was the only one who said "play high res music" AND their ads and videos emphasized "full bass sound" That's what I'm looking for! Athena was very helpful/informative. [ Al Oct 23, 2017 ]
new technology [ Coyal Jan 06, 2017 ]
My hope is that it will provide a full sound experience in the Garage - extended listening for the Game thats on TV inside the house or Music Stations being played throughout the house from the Denon 6300 or just stream direct from my phone to this unit. sounded like the best choice for this application [ Jeremy Oct 13, 2016 ]
To go with Denon AVR with HEOS capability. [ Paul Oct 10, 2016 ]
Denon reputation, Bluetooth and ability to connect multiple speakers to the same device. [ BRUCE Jun 23, 2016 ]
Yes. That is mainly how I use it. As far as the Ipod, I am not sure. You could use the AUX port to plug it in. [ JASON Nov 13, 2017 ]
You can definitely stream music by connecting your phone or Bluetooth device to the HEOS. You can connect an old iPod using the 3.5mm aux jack with a 3.5mm stereo cord. [ Seth Nov 13, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. Yes, you can group HEOS speakers together and have the same tunes playing throughout several rooms. You can find this information on the product overview page by clicking the blue link "Read More". Hope that helps. [ Kenny Jun 23, 2016 ] Staff