HEOS 1 HS2 Wireless Speaker – Beautiful Design

Bought this to be a shed speaker, we already have others in the range. It works well and was easy to set up.

I bought this speaker to replace a yamaha wx030 that i had some problems with. I read some of the reviews on this page and think some comments are not relevant. Of course you need the set up the speaker with the app as you do with all wi-fi speakers. We are talking wi-fi here not bluetooth. I have found the sound quality is fine for a speaker it’s size. I went wifi as i was very disappointed with the bluetooth sound quality of my samsung tablet. If you think of it this way, bluetooth is like a very small tube with restricted flow, wifi is more like a 50mm tube with a much increased flow. I only use bluetooth for outside and on holiday with a sony xb20 now. I would say that setting up to wifi is a bit iffy and i am not 100% sure how i did it.

It’s a great sounding little speaker. It isn’t quite as good sonically as the sonos 1 but more than acceptable as a kitchen speaker using the heos app or spotify connect. The app itself is a little flaky but it works well 95% of the time. Bluetooth is very laggy so if watching video and streaming the audio via bluetooth expect lip sync to be iffy at best and like a dubbed tv programme (for those old enough, think the water margin or monkey) at worst. Overall i’m pretty happy with my purchase and will probably expand my heos setup for other rooms in the future.

The idea is that this speaker should connect to your device through an app and your home wi-fi. Different speakers in different rooms can be connected to the same device through this system – if it works. Sadly, my speaker and ipad have resolutely refused to make friends using this app. I can connect using bluetooth, as with other sound bars. It works well and the speaker sounds good. An extra battery feature would make it portable which could be handy. So all in all, a good speaker let down by the fact i just cannot get it to work as it should.

Great sound but need a denon app for pc operation.

Unlike many of its rivals this has support for line in and bluetooth as well as the wifi streaming via the heos app. Was a bit fiddly to set up, but didn’t take too long. The heos app is simple, and i linked my amazon music unlimited to it, and added the heos skill to my alexa dot. The heos app can’t currently see any of your own playlists from amazon music, which is a bit frustrating. Using alexa to control the device from teh ech dot has been hit and miss- playlists just stop part way through, skipping onto the next song sometimes works, sometimes doesn’t. Setting the amazon music app on my phone to cast to the heos 1 was marginally better, but again very far from flawless. Bluetooth pairing worked well, and does seem to be the most reliable way of getting this to play music, but i didn’t think it sounded as good, but that might be me. Once you do get it playing it sounds very good for the size and price. If the app & alexa control worked better this would be a solid five stars, but currently the software needs work.

  • Pretty good but could be better
  • Good addition to a Denon receiver system
  • Exactly as described

Slotted into the current heos system that we have as an extra speaker with minimal fuss and bother. It’s small so tucks away nicely, sound is good.

It is the first wireless speaker i have bought but i have listened to other cheaper options before. This one has great sound and looks good in the kitchen (white). I also run marantz 7012 as a home theater receiver and it is easy to sync them together to play the same music in multiply rooms using the heos app on my iphone. I haven’t figured out how to use my marantz zone feature with the wireless speaker so i don’t know the functionality of it yet. All in all a good buy and a lot cheaper to order it from amazon. Uk than the cheapest store in sweden.

This is a good quality wireless speaker by a well established brand but entering a very crowded market lead by sonos however it does have a fet tricks up its sleeve. It is well packaged and supplied with a power transformer and lead, an 3. 5mm aux cable, an ethernet cable and a quick start guide. There is an optional rechargeable lithium battery pack that provides 6 hours of use that fits on the base which also includes a cover for the sockets which is a nice touch but this is sold separately. To get the most out of the speaker you have to download the denon available at google and apple app stores as well as amazon so kindle fire users should be able to use it although i have not tested this. You can connect via wired or wireless ethernet via the app or via bluetooth without having to use it. This worked well in my setup and the speaker was identified and peered easily with my phone. The heos 1 speaker is the smallest of the heos products at about 27cm tall and 16cm wide and deep but feels robust and well made with a pleasing weight to it. The quality of the sound is very good and i tried variety of sound sources and music types and they all sounded impressive for such a compact speaker with warm bass and detailed treble. The speakers can be paired up to work together in a larger room but for normal listening one is fine with sufficient volume for an average sized room.

Brought as a gift and she loves it 😊.

This is a excellent speaker but the app to control them is dreadful,you will spend more time fault finding than listening to music,sad the speakers are really nice but no good if they won’t connect,i would not recomend denon to worst enemy.

Features of HEOS 1 HS2 Wireless Speaker (Bluetooth & WiFi) – Black

  • Make sure this fits
    by entering your model number.
  • Now works with Amazon Alexa
  • The HEOS 1 produces amazingly big sound from a compact, portable speaker. Enjoy streaming music from the cloud or local fi les using the intuitive HEOS app for iOS, Android, and Kindle.
  • The compact enclosure houses custom dual drivers including a wide range mid-woofer and precision dome tweeter. The HEOS 1 enclosure is sealed for humidity resistance.
  • 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.
  • New – High Resolution Audio Support
  • New – Bluetooth Integrated

From the manufacturer

HEOS 1 HS2 Black

Anywhere Sounds Amazing

HEOS System Key Features

  • High Resolution Audio Support
  • Bluetooth integrated to HS2 models
  • Play any song in any room
  • Stream from your favourite cloud services plus listen to tracks directly from your phone, tablet, USB drives or home network
  • Together or individually these acoustically sculpted, stylish and powerful speakers deliver pure and precise sound

HEOS 1 HS2 Wireless Speaker

Amazing sound from a compact, portable speaker

Listen to your favourite audio tracks wirelessly, via Bluetooth or as part of a HEOS multiroom system.

Connect your favourite 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 enclosure is sealed for humidity resistance, making it ideal for use in a damp environment.

  • NEW! High Resolution Audio Support
  • NEW! Bluetooth Integrated
  • Big sound from a compact, portable speaker
  • Sealed enclosure provides humidity protection
  • Optional HEOS 1 Go Pack 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

Multi-Room Means Possibilities

Install the free HEOS app on as many phones and tablets as you like.

Control the music in every room from any device. Group two or more rooms together to play the same song perfectly synchronized in party mode.

Play a different song in every room when everyone wants to dance to their own tune.

Tap the App and Start Rockin’

With HEOS, you have all the options you need and all the access you want.

Stream your favourite music services like Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, Deezer, SoundCloud and TuneIn. Plus, listen to tracks directly from your phone, tablet or USB drive.

Free HEOS app for iOS, Android or Kindle.

HEOS Sound is a Denon Legacy

Denon built its name, over the past century, on unrelenting attention to innovative craftsmanship and quality, often being the first to deliver new audio innovations.

Each HEOS system is passionately engineered in-house at Denon and composed of meticulously designed components that harmonise together and deliver the performance that music lovers crave and deserve.

Set Up in Minutes, LIsten Forever

Forget about complicated directions and over-the-top tech details. This is easy. 4 steps, a few minutes, a lifetime of music:

Step 1: Plug in HEOS

Step 2: Get the free HEOS app

Step 3: Connect to your network

Step 4: Love the music

The HEOS Family of Products

HEOS 7 HS2

Bigger is better when it’s time to party!

Ideal for large rooms and open areas such as living rooms, patios, or open-plan homes. The ultimate in wireless speaker performance. Perfect for parties.

HEOS 5 HS2

Where elegance meets performance.

Ideal for medium to large rooms such as dining rooms, larger bedrooms and offices or smaller living rooms. The middle-weight champion of speakers. Absolutely amazing bass from a discreet footprint

HEOS 3 HS2

Compact speaker delivering big HEOS sound.

Ideal for small to medium sized rooms, such as bedrooms, offices or kitchens. This compact but full-featured speaker blends versatility with the sound quality of HEOS. Either standing tall, or on its side, it fits anywhere.

HEOS 1 HS2 with GoPack

Amazing sound from a compact, portable speaker.

The HEOS 1 is a compact speaker, that features humidity resistance – making it versatile, and perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.

Purchase the optional GoPack and take your HEOS 1 anywhere. The Lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack attaches to the HEOS 1 base, with an easy twist-on/twist-off attachment.

HEOS HomeCinema

Less wires. More drama. Unleash dramatic sound from your favourite TV shows and movies.

As TVs get thinner, so does their sound quality. HEOS HomeCinema delivers true wide range high fidelity audio, for maximum enjoyment of TV shows, movies and your favourite music tracks.

HEOS Amp HS2

The HEOS Amp HS2 is designed to add HEOS multi-room audio functionality to a pair of stereo speakers, and features the same wireless ease of use as our self-powered HEOS speaker models.

With the HEOS Amp HS2, you can enjoy listening to your favourite loudspeakers, and the high power rating means that you can enjoy room-filling sound quality.

HEOS Link HS2

The HEOS Link HS2 adds HEOS multi-room audio to an existing music or home cinema audio system.

By utilising your existing wireless home network and the HEOS app on your iOS or Android device, you can explore, browse, and play music from your own music library, from online streaming music services, and from thousands of internet radio stations.

Make sure this fits
by entering your model number.

This is a step-up in quality from cheap bluetooth speakers but its primary selling point is as a wifi device that works as part of the heos system. This means you can send music (from the same or multiple feeds) to multiple heos devices or even relay the tv audio from a denon receiver. Works well for me, in conjunction with an echo dot (‘alexa’) using the heos skill but it can also be used directly via bluetooth. It is still pretty expensive for what you get even when on offer (£130) but i guess that’s the premium paid when buying into a proprietary system.

Looks smart and excellent sound quality.

Fantastic sound and very easy to set up even though i recommend the ethernet cable for the initial set up. Very detailed highs and nice full and jot overwhelming bass. The bluetooth it’s a great feature and the streaming services works really well. I am trying the tidal service with high definition streaming and the sound in the house it’s a pleasure. I have not tried the sonos 1 so i cannot compare but for the money this little speaker is worth every penny. I also have the heos sound bar and when played together with the heos1 the experience is so incredibly filling. I would highly recommend it.

This is a compact but chunky wee speaker, it feels fairly heavy and solid, but is small enough to take with you to parties or gatherings. It comes with various options for use; a headphone jack, usb port, bluetooth, and there’s also an app to download so you can play your music using your wifi. I couldn’t get the wifi option to work, the app couldn’t find my connection at all, but the bluetooth works perfectly. Oddly enough though, it wouldn’t work when my daughter tried to pair her phone with her, but two different phones and an ipad all paired with it no problem. The sound is big and warm for such a small speaker, and you have volume controls on top of the speaker as well as those on your device. This speaker can get very loud without any distortion or loss of quality – i didn’t test the full limit of it as i didn’t want the neighbours banging on my ceiling. You can pair this with other speakers throughout your home, and you can also order a rechargeable battery pack so you can use it outdoors. A very versatile and good quality speaker, which has already had lots of use.

Great speakersi have had 2 heos 1 hs2 speakers now for a month and cannot recommend them enough. I was looking around to upgrade my audio system and after a lot of research decided the best option for me was wireless speakers. After further research i decided on the heos 1 hs2 double pack which we purchased from frank harvey/hifix in coventry who is very good and i would thoroughly recommend them. Initial set up:setting up a heos account is straightforward. The initial set up of the speakers is also very easy as you just follow the on screen instructions and plug in the supplied 3. 5mm cable to your phone/tablet. Takes about 10 minutes which included a software update for the units. Speaker sound & functionality:on switching them on it takes between 20 & 30 seconds for the speaker to connect to the wi-fi (unit blue light goes solid) and then you can connect via the app to select the music source. The sound on these little speakers is excellent. We have one in a playroom which i have connected up a turntable (pioneer pl-j2500) via the aux in socket which again sounds great.

I purchased the heos system for my home – i am not an incentivised reviewer – and i love the heos multi room system we have built up through our house. Spent a while researching and came down to a shortlist of sonos (the big established player in the market) and denon’s heos system. I came to the same conclusion as many other reviewers/people after a visit to a store to ‘try before i buy’ and compare the two systems side by side. The heos sounded noticeably better – and that was even before playing a high definition audio file (which the sonos systems can’t play) and the fact that i can bluetooth to the heos devices too which has already proven useful on occasion (the sonos relies entirely on a wifi style connection – no bluetooth) – but the sonos app is better (which is echoed by a lot of the reviews you will see online)my conclusion – i wanted the multi-room system for the audio sound reproduction, not the app.And of course the app can be updated indefinitely for free, so i have no doubt that a huge company like denon will catch up, if not supersede sonos – denon are a far bigger established brand – and my speakers will also sound better too :)so i purchased an audio system with my ears – which is how we consume the product benefitsthat said i have had no problems with the heos app – the initial set up is super simple, adding new speakers to the system is equally super simple, day-to-day operation is super simple and no issues whatsoever. The only hurdle i have encountered was the sometimes clunky why the app groups speakers together – it can be hit and miss sometimes – but you only really do this every now and then so isn’t a problem so-to-speak. Great sounding speakers, that fill the room – the larger heos 7 and home cinema with subwoofer totally fill the room and immerse you in rich audio that does not seem feasible from such small systems – the heos 1 is great in our kitchen (doesn’t have the low end punch of the bigger heos systems – but that said the wife is frequently tell me and the kids to turn it downwe love the system and highly recommend it.

Now works with Amazon Alexa

I personally felt the sonos play:1 had a fuller sound in stereo, and that these sound a bit empty at times. Felt the mids were a little muddied and the bottom end didn’t reach quite far enough. Soundstage felt a little flat, lacking substantial width/air – as if the speakers were both against a wall. Hopefully something denon can tackle with their next version as in terms of input choices denon really has sonos nailed. If you’re intending using them individually, they sound pretty decent and you likely wouldn’t be disappointed, but a stereo amp with decent book ends will trump them as a pair. I tried a ton of eqing but couldn’t get them to a place i liked, the onboard eq could maybe do with more options than bass/trebleoh, and as i’ve never seen it categorically stated clearly, you can use them via bluetooth as a stereo pair, as well as grouped as mono speakers. You simply pair them using the app, and then connect to them via bluetooth and start playing with your bluetooth source. Such a great feature, i just wish the overall sound was more satisfying, i suspect the bigger models probably get around the size limitations of the speakers – i had reasons for going for this size model instead, but on balance these really should be the market leaders with a few tweaks as the main reason i got rid of my sonos system was the fact you couldn’t use aux or bluetooth or anything outside the app such as web video etc. These fix that problem, the audio just needs some polish, and as such i have returned them but will certainly keep an eye on future models as they do feel like legitimate competitionoh and the app needs some ux work, but you’ve probably already read that. It does, in its defence, seem to work pretty solidly, it could just be improved, about time denon produced some desktop software for it too, that’s a major usability omission in my opinion.

I love the design of this speaker. I bought the version in white and would say it looks better in real life than in the photos. It also has a great sound and would argue that it is a better buy than sonos. Yes the apps a bit fiddly but i just bought an echo dot and it operates brilliantly with that.

The HEOS 1 produces amazingly big sound from a compact, portable speaker.

The compact enclosure houses custom dual drivers including a wide range mid-woofer and precision dome tweeter.

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.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
HEOS 1 HS2 Wireless Speaker (Bluetooth & WiFi) – Black
Rating
4.1 of 5 stars, based on 29 reviews