HEOS 1

HEOS 1 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 57.
  • y_2017, m_10, d_21, h_22
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_5, tr_52
  • loc_en_US, sid_HEOS1HS2, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_denon
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 3.2.0.0
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 46ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT

  • High Resolution Audio Support
  • Bluetooth® Integrated
  • Big sound from a compact, portable speaker system
  • Sealed enclosure provides humidity protection
  • Optional HEOS 1 Go Pack with rechargeable battery pack/base sold separately

    Switch color:

Features - HEOS 1

Amazing sound from a compact, portable wireless speaker.

Listen to your favorite audio tracks wirelessly, indoors or outdoors, via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi audio streaming.

The compact enclosure features humidity resistance, making the HEOS 1 ideal for listening in damp or steamy environments, such as the bathroom.  It’s also a perfect outdoor system when on the go.

Connect your favorite portable device directly to the HEOS 1 via the USB port. There's also a stereo line input for analog audio sources.

The HEOS 1 features advanced DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to deliver full range sound, with custom EQ sound tailoring that helps deliver a smooth, natural tonal balance, along with dual channel Class D digital audio amplification.

Featuring custom dual drivers including a wide range mid-woofer and precision dome tweeter, the HEOS 1 mini wireless speaker enclosure is sealed for humidity resistance, making it an ideal system to use in a damp environment, indoors or outdoors.

  • Listen to your favorite music in any room in the home - even the bathroom with the choice to utilize Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth for audio streaming on the HEOS wireless multi-room sound system.
  • Sound is optimized via precision acoustical processing algorithms that originated in top recording studios
  • Plays High Resolution Music delivering the ultimate listening experience over network or USB all in the convenience of your home
  • Use 2 HEOS 1 speakers for stereo, perfectly synchronized
  • OPTIONAL HEOS 1 GO PACK WITH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK/BASE SOLD SEPARATELY FEATURES A HIGH CAPACITY RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY THAT DELIVERS 6 HOURS OF PLAYBACK TIME AND INCLUDES A SILICONE SPLASH GUARD TO SEAL THE JACKS TO PROTECT FROM SPLASHING WATER MAKING IT A PERFECT OUTDOOR SPEAKER SYSTEM.
  • Stream from your favorite music service such as Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, TIDAL or Rhapsody
  • Free HEOS app for iOS, Android and Kindle
  • USB jack and analog line input jack lets you connect your device directly
  • Dual band Wi-Fi connects to standard home wireless networks
  • RJ-45 LAN port for direct connection to the network
  • Ethernet jack for wired network connectivity
  • AC power adapter included

All HEOS speakers feature:

MULTI-ROOM SOUND

Every room can have its own HEOS sound. Or, group multiple speakers to fill the house with the same song. Multi-room means multiple options.
learn more

APPS & STREAMING SERVICES

Cloud music, streaming music and your music library—all your favorite sources are supported by this amazing FREE app.
learn more

AMAZING SOUND QUALITY

It’s no accident that HEOS speakers produce pristine sound. They are engineered by the experts at Denon, innovators in audio for more than 100 years.
learn more

EASY SETUP

It’s amazing how quickly you can start listening to your HEOS speakers. Place your speakers, and you will be listening to music in minutes. It’s really that simple.
learn more

Specs - HEOS 1

Audio System

Dual Wide Range Drivers Dual active wide range drivers cover the full audio range, assisted via advanced DSP processing for a smooth, natural tonal balance.

Class D Digital Amplification 2 channels of Class D digital amplification provide high efficiency, lowest distortion and widest dynamic range.

Auxiliary Analog Line Input The 3.5mm stereo analog auxiliary line input lets users connect a device with analog stereo output directly to the HEOS 1

Music Sources

Music Subscription Services The HEOS app lets you choose from popular subscription streaming services including Spotify, TuneIn, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, TIDAL, Napster, Deezer and Mood:Mix. More services will be added soon.

Internet Radio Stations Streaming AAC, MP3, WMA (via the TuneIn service)

Music Formats Supported Audio Formats Supported:
WMA: Up to and including 192kbps
AAC and MP3: Up to and including 320kbps
WAV, ALAC and FLAC: Up to and including 24-bit/192kHz.
DSD: 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz

Bluetooth Supported Play on one speaker or add other HEOS speakers in party mode.

Picture Formats Supported HEOS 1 supports JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF album art picture formats.

USB Drives Supported HEOS 1 supports USB thumb drives via the built-in USB port. Music content on a USB drive can be played back locally, or on any or all HEOS players on your network.

Networking

Wireless Connection Supports latest dual band wireless networks (including 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standards).

Wired Connection Connect to your home or office LAN system via the RJ-45 wired LAN port.

General

Ideal for small to medium sized rooms and with humidity resistance that includes bathrooms.

Drive Units one woofer, one tweeter

NEW Bluetooth Capability Yes

NEW High Resolution Audio Support Yes

Enclosure Design sealed

Amplifier Channels 2

3.5mm audio line-in connection Yes (1)

USB port for direct connection of stored music Yes (1)

Wired Network Ethernet Jack (1)

Wireless Network 802.11a/b/g/n networks on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands

3.5mm Headphone Output jack No

Includes threaded hole for wall/stand mounting Yes

Placement Vertical

Power Supply 100~240 Volts AC, 50~60 Hz, auto-switching power adapter

What's In The Box HEOS 1 player, AC power adapter, 3.5mm setup cable, Ethernet cable for wired LAN hookup, Quick Start guide.

Controls and Indicators Volume up/down
Mute / Mute button LED indicator
Multicolored LED status indicator
Network ‘connect’ button (rear)
Bluetooth ‘connect’ button (rear)

Weight 4lbs; 1.4 kg

Multiple Language Support English, French, Spanish

Dimensions (H x W x D) 7.44 x 5.08 x 5.04 (in)
189 x 129 x 128 (mm)

Operating Temperature Range 41°F~95°F; 5°C~35°C

Product Finish Black

Downloads - HEOS 1

pdf file
Online Manual
pdf file
Owner's Manual - English

5.38 MB
12/20/2016

pdf file
Owner's Manual - French

5.37 MB
12/20/2016

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - English

2.92 MB
4/6/2016

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - French

2.92 MB
4/6/2016

pdf file
Specification Sheet - English

4.06 MB
9/25/2016

Videos - HEOS 1

HEOS 1
Anywhere Sounds Amazing
HEOS Loves Spotify Connect

Reviews And Awards - HEOS 1

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nice sound, craptastic software I got one of these "free" with the purchase of a Denon receiver, and ordered a second one to put in a remote room. The initial setup went fine, and the speakers sound adequate for the price and space, but then I began having connectivity issues. The speakers would not appear in the mobile app, and I have had to reinstall them several times. This is pretty par for the course with Denon product software. They make a very nice hardware item, but the accompanying mobile app software is horrible. I have two Denon receivers, and two Heos 1 speakers, and the quality (or lack thereof) of the mobile app control software leaves much to be desired.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Impressive I just got back from visiting my sister, who has a Sonos system which sounded great. So I wanted to purchase a system for my home. I went on line and was surprised to find that Sonos was not blue tooth capable nor could you hard wire your music to these speakers. I searched for other options and found the HEOS speakers by Denon, I knew Denon from my youth and loved their quality then and with the speakers being wi-fi, Bluetooth and hard wire capable, I decided to give them a shot. I was not disappointed at all, the speakers were easy to setup are easy to use with my I-pad and sound great !!!
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Total Mess The Heos 1 sounds OK on the rare occasions that it has worked. I have gone through the set up sequence several times. Sometimes it works for a day or two, sometimes it won’t connect at all. Spent a few minutes with it yesterday and it actually played, and then worked fine this morning. Came home this afternoon and not working again. I’ve had the same results when trying to hook up directly with a cable. Tried resolving problem with Denon online service and their comment was that I needed to check my WiFi. I did, plenty of signal and other WiFi devices work fine much further away from my router. Bought this because I had used a Denon receiver for years with great results. The HEOS 1 on the other hand has disappointed from day 1.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but missing key functionality.... Sounds quality is really good for the size of the speaker, however for me the biggest drawback is the lack of Apple music support, this is heavily restrictive for me as the majority of the Music I own was purchased via iTunes.
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Abismal software and app I must first say the speaker itself for its size produces great sound. However this is pretty much where to good news stops and its positives are irrelevant when its a nightmare if not impossible to get the desired sound to the speaker! I purchased the HEOS 1 as an experiment to see how good the overall system is before speaker on anything more expensive, in short the usability of the system is extremely limited and has not progressed in the months I've own it. If Denon ever becoms serious about streaming then I will come back and look at buying additional units and the big brother/sister units but for my HEOS 1 will gather dust quietly (literally) on the shelf. This product line has great potential but the software (app) is decades behind where it needs to be and not very reliable for the limited functionality it has. For me I should be able to stream any audio source from any app on my phone or computer directly to the HEOS speaker(s) I should not have to use the HEOS App or be restricted to what it allows. EG, I'm sitting on my back porch watching a show or a football game on my iPhone or computer etc. I should be able to directly stream the audio from that to the speakers, but nope not a chance! Sure I can ad hoc an apple tv or an airport express but why should I havre to do that having purchased "wireless speakers" its farcical. Right now all you can do is send audio from the very limited "approved" streams in the app which are all audio providers only. In summary I would stay away for spend any amounts of money on these unless you sole intent is to steam radio from the limited providers it acknowledges it supports. For me this product fails in all aspects us usability sad functionality.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible app The sound is nice, but the app is HORRIBLE and extremely buggy. Frequent error messages won't resolve unless we restart our devices. Denon support is equally frustrating (phones calls were usually not answered!). You can't play your music without the app and there isn't an app for Mac computers. That's right, YOU CAN'T PLAY MUSIC FROM A MAC unless you additionally pay for a 3rd party monthly service (Plex, $4.99/month). Why should I pay to hear my own music? We set up our iMac as a share, but it works so infrequently that my kids won't try anymore. The only way to resolve this issue is to delete the share and restart the speaker. You also can't play DRM-protected music from the app. This means that you can't listen to any music purchased from iTunes before 2008. Worthless! Do not buy these speakers!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound! I received this as a gift so I was eager to try it out. After taking it out of the box I immediately got started. I found the instructions online easily enough and downloaded the app. Installation took about 10 mins -which is pretty good because I am not the most technology savvy person. I have to admit, this speaker has a great sound. Comparing it to the sound bar in my living room, the sound has a depth and clarity that I wasn't expecting. If this had Bluetooth it would be perfect.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A small speaker with a big sound! Clear crisp sound. Much better than my other wireless speakers. Sleek modern design that will look great in any room in the house. Perfect for moving from room to room. Can't wait to use it on my deck. The set up could not have been easier. Download the app and follow the instructions and you're done! I like that all the music apps can be played from the HEOS app.
Date published: 2016-08-10
  • y_2017, m_10, d_21, h_22
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_5, tr_52
  • loc_en_US, sid_HEOS1HS2, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_denon
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 3.2.0.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 47ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT

Q&A - HEOS 1

Can the Heos 1 be mounted outdoors permanently?  I see it is humidity resistant but not that it's waterproof for rain/snow.  Thanks!

Asked by: Januarybride
Hello Januarybride, if the HEOS 1 is not directly in the elements you will be fine mounting it outside. Make sure it is not in direct sunlight or rain.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-26

I purchased the avr-s730 and have indoor speakers already but I want to add an outdoor wireless speaker. Is this HEOS 1 the best option and is connectivity w this receiver seamless?

Asked by: Joelogic
Hello Joelogic, The HEOS 1 is a great choice. The biggest thing is you want to make sure you are still on wifi when you are outside. Otherwise, everything is great!
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-26

Can I group any of the heos speakers with the heos cinema sound bar?

Asked by: NateO
Hello Nate, yes, you are able to connect the Heos 1 or our other Heos speakers to the Heos Cinema Soundbar so you can play multiple speakers at the same time in different rooms.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-20

Hello, maybe a silly question. Can I use the HEOS as wireless speakers with my Marantz SR7009, not for streaming services (spotify etc.), but as wireless speaker when I'm using e.g. my tuner functionality?

Asked by: EJVdBos
Hello EJVdBos, Unfortunately you cannot, you would need a LINK to connect to the SR7009 to utilize the HEOS grouping functions to other HEOS speakers.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-20

Can you group heos1 when using Bluetooth?

Asked by: ToddM
It's possible to group speakers during Bluetooth playback, but only if the speakers are connected to your wireless network. If there is no network, it is not possible to group the speakers.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-07-14

would it be possible to add pocketcast? and if not, coul you open podcasts on pocketcast and listen on heos?

Asked by: punteruolorosso
HEOS supports some different music services in different countries, but Pocketcast is not one that I have heard we're adding support for. However, the speaker does support Bluetooth. Pair your phone with the speaker using Bluetooth to play directly from the Pocketcast app.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-06-07

I have the AVR-S730H and 6 wired speakers(Right and left front and surround speakers, center speaker and subwoofer) along with two HEOS 1 speakers, what do I need to connect the HEOS 1 speakers to my AVR?

Asked by: marshallfair
Hello. To group your HEOS speakers with the AVR-S730H, you will first need the HEOS App, and to have the speakers connected to your network. In the HEOS app, first select the AVR-S730H and then pinch the rooms together to create a group. You can also group the rooms by pressing and holding on one of the speakers, and dragging it into the group. If the intent is to group your HEOS 1 speakers for TV playback, you will need to first enable TV Sound Grouping in the HEOS App under Settings > My Devices > AVR-S730H > TV Sound Grouping. If the audio being played is a surround format, it will downmix to stereo for playback on the grouped HEOS speakers. The HEOS speakers cannot be used as discrete surround channels.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-05-16

Does the HEOS 1 support volume limit control? And, does it support password protecting a playlist? I want to use this in my store, and I want to limit the volume the employees can raise the level to and the range of music they can pick from.

Asked by: giyad
Thanks for your question. There is no volume limit setting for the HEOS 1, and no password protection for playlists. If a mobile device is connected to the same network as the speaker, and has the HEOS app, it will have full control.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-03-10
  • y_2017, m_10, d_21, h_22CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_26
  • loc_en_US, sid_HEOS1HS2, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_denon
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 3.2.0.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 47ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT

FAQ - HEOS 1

  • WHAT IS HEOS BY DENON?
    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, Android or Kindle phone or tablet...More
  • WHAT MAKES HEOS SPEAKERS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER WIRELESS SPEAKERS?
    HEOS is a true multi-room system. You can play the same song in every room or any combination of rooms you choose, including a different song in every room. These are distinct advantages over other wi..More
  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 4 HEOS SPEAKERS?
    The HEOS 1 compact enclosure features humidity resistance, making the HEOS 1 ideal for listening in damp or steamy environments, such as the bathroom. The HEOS 3 is a dual driver design with 2 Class D amp channels ideal for small to medium-sized rooms. The HEOS 5 is a 5 driver system with 4 active drivers (dual mid-woofers, dual tweeters) powered by 4 Class D amp channels, along with a passive radiator. It is ideal for medium to large rooms. The HEOS 7 features 7 drivers including dual mid-woofers, dual tweeters and an active sub-woofer, powered by 5 Class D amp channels, along with dual passive radiators. HEOS 7 includes a headphone output. The streaming functionalities, USB and Aux inputs are identical for all models.More
  • WHICH HEOS SPEAKER IS RIGHT FOR MY ROOM?
    All HEOS speakers provide an amazing music experience. Generally, HEOS 7 is suggested for large rooms and open areas such as living rooms, patios, or open-floor-plan homes or any enthusiast who wants... More
  • WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO MAKE HEOS WORK IN MY HOME?
    You'll need to download the free HEOSbyDenon app on iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 5 or higher, Android smartphone or tablet running Android 2.3 or higher or Kindle. You will need a wireless network and int..More
  • WHAT MUSIC SOURCES DOES HEOS SUPPORT?
    Spotify, Napster, TuneIn, SiriusXM, TIDAL, Deezer, Mood:Mix and SoundCloud plus music on your phone or tablet, USB storage and analog sources.More
  • CAN I USE TWO HEOS SPEAKERS IN A STEREO PAIR?
    You can use two HEOS 1, two HEOS 3, two HEOS 5, or two HEOS 7 speakers as a stereo pair.More
  • HOW MANY HEOS SPEAKERS CAN BE USED AT ONE TIME?
    The system can support up to 32 HEOS music players on the network at once. More
  • WHAT IS THE FREE HEOS ACCOUNT AND WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS?
    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 phone or tablet controllers to your system, you... More
  • WHERE CAN I PURCHASE HEOS?
    An authorized HEOS dealer can be found using the following link on the HEOS website: authorized dealers.More

Comparison - HEOS 1

Model
HEOS 1
General
Ideal for
small to medium sized rooms and with humidity resistance that includes bathrooms.
large rooms and open areas such as living rooms, patios, or open-floor-plan homes.
medium to large rooms such as dining rooms, larger bedrooms and offices or smaller living rooms.
Drive Units
one woofer, one tweeter
two tweeters, two mid-woofers, and one woofer
two tweeters, two woofers
Enclosure Design
sealed
two passive radiators
single passive radiator
Amplifier Channels
2
5
4
3.5mm audio line-in connection
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
USB port for direct connection of stored music
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Wired Network
Ethernet Jack (1)
Ethernet Jack (1)
Ethernet Jack (1)
Wireless Network
802.11a/b/g/n networks on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands
802.11a/b/g/n/ac standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands
802.11a/b/g/n/ac standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands
3.5mm Headphone Output jack
No
Yes (1)
No
Includes threaded hole for wall/stand mounting
Yes
No
No
Placement
Vertical
Horizontal
Horizontal
NEW Bluetooth Capability
Yes
Yes
Yes
NEW High Resolution Audio Support
Yes
Yes
Yes