The Denon HEOS 1 Wireless Speaker is an attractive network and Wi-Fi connected speaker that delivers good sound anywhere in your house for $199.99. With the HEOS app, you can stream music to the speaker using a few different music services. The HEOS 1 Go Pack adds Bluetooth connectivity, splash proofing, and a 6-hour battery for $99.
The HEOS 1 Wireless Speaker system is meant to fill your house with sound using a network of HEOS 1 speakers in each room. When you’ve got all of your speakers set up, you can fill your house with one type of music or let each of your rooms have its own sound. During setup, you can name each HEOS 1 speaker for a different room, so you can easily choose which speaker you’d like to stream to using the HEOS app.
The HEOS 1 utilizes a dual driver system with two active drivers, a wide range mid-woofer and a soft dome tweeter. This speaker also features advanced Digital Signal Processing, which can deliver full range sound with custom EQ settings. Be warned though, audiophiles, the HEOS 1 doesn’t stream anything higher than CD quality sound. One really nice thing about the HEOS 1 is that the speaker enclosure is sealed to provide moisture and humidity protection so you can keep the HEOS 1 in the bathroom for those who like to dance in the shower.
The HEOS 1 has excellent build quality as well as impressive weight. It weighs 3.13 lbs and is almost 8 inches tall. The Go Pack will add another inch to it’s height and another 0.7 lbs to its weight. There are only three control buttons on top: mute, volume up, volume down. While this simplicity looks nice, you’ll need a smart device with the HEOS app in order to control the music. Without one, you’ll be lost.