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Denon HEOS 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Denon HEOS 5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and design. The size and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the sound and reliability.

usability, size, design, price

reliability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Denon HEOS 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Denon HEOS 5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the price and design. The size and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, size, design, price

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Ryan Waniata (

Denon Heos 5 review


Denon's Heos takes a shot at Sonos, but misses its target

With app inconsistencies, a lack of Mac compatibility, and audio performance that fails to rise above the crowd, Denon’s Heos multi-room speaker system was at best underwhelming, and at worst, downright annoying. Even if big bass is your pleasure, the...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Heos 5 by Denon


Denon's Heos 5 wireless multi-room speaker is a solid entry into an increasingly crowded field, but it suffers from occasional distortion with extreme low-end.

Clear sound quality. Heos app supports many popular music services. Works with both iOS and Android

Distorts on tracks with very deep bass. Can be finicky to use in areas with lots of Wi-Fi congestion. Clunky 3.5mm aux input

The Heos 5 by Denon is the middle sibling in the Heos speaker line. It's larger and more powerful than the Heos 3, and at $399.99 is much less expensive than the Heos 7. That kind of money is still nothing to sneeze at for a Wi-Fi speaker, though, and...

Aug, 2014

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Denon HEOS 5 Review


The Denon HEOS 5 is a rich-sounding speaker with crisp and clear tonal qualities, no matter the musical genre. It is one of the better-sounding home wireless speakers in our lineup. Its lack of Bluetooth connectivity is disappointing, but it does...

This speaker has natural, balanced tonal qualities.

It lacks Bluetooth connectivity, which should be standard on all wireless speakers.

If you can get past the lack of Bluetooth connectivity, the sound quality and mobile application may make this speaker worth owning.

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Denon Heos 5


Heos 5 is Denon's midrange multiroom speaker, sandwiched between the Heos 3 and top-end Heos 7. Smaller and more affordable than Heos 7, it's designed for use in medium to large rooms.

Excellent detail and bass reproduction ; Robust build quality ; Flexible smartphone app ; Good range of streaming services

No hi-res music support ; Bluetooth not integrated ; No track time slider

Feb, 2016

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Denon Heos 3, Heos 5 and Heos 7 multi-room wireless speakers


We get our first look, and listen, with every model in Denon's new HEOS multi-room speaker range to bring you some first impressions

Jun, 2014

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Very easy to connect, sounds great


I had previously purchased the HEOS 7 from B&H. I like it so much that I also purchased the HEOS 5 before the sale expired. The 5 is of course smaller and lighter which makes it easy to move room to room (although it needs the power cord). The beauty...

Dec, 2015

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Denon HEOS 5


Great sound. Easy to use app. USB multiroom support.

Unreliable initial setup with aux cable, took a couple of attempts. No Windows app.

Apr, 2016

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Denon HEOS 5


Looks, Sound quality, # of inputs,

Connectivity to home wireless breaks, App can be richer in functionality

Feb, 2015

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