It’s safe to say that we are firmly in the golden era of wireless audio products. Not long ago, most portable speakers were dismissed as toys, and not something capable of any serious listening. But that sentiment has changed, as many of the most respected names in the audio industry have released portable wireless speakers that meet the quality standards that their brands have established over the years. In fact, the main problem now is that there are too many good options to choose from. The lineup of Denon HEOS speakers, for instance, includes six different speakers, which can lead to confusion when you’re trying to pick the one that’s best for your needs. Well, we’re here to help. This comparison won’t include the HEOS soundbars, since those are geared more towards movie watchers than music listeners. Here’s our look at the other four models in the Denon HEOS lineup.
All of the Denon HEOS speakers share a set of common traits. They’re all compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can use your speaker to control many of your other smart devices. On all four, you’ll find a 3.5mm aux input, ethernet jack for wired connection, and a USB port so you can directly connect a device with locally stored music. They all support high resolution audio, and can play your music from dozens of streaming services. And every HEOS speaker can be part of a multi-room system, meaning you can group multiple speakers together and have them all play from the same source. The real differences are in the physical size of the units, and the amount of drivers each has. As you might have guessed, the higher the model number, the larger the overall size and the more drivers the speaker packs. The following chart and video compare the Denon HEOS speakers, hopefully making it a bit easier to decide which one is best for your needs.
|Model||# of Drivers||# of Amplifiers||Dimensions (H x W x D)|
|HEOS 1||1 tweeter, 1 woofer||2||7.4 x 5.1 x 5 inches|
|HEOS 3||2 full-range drivers||2||5.1 x 10.7 x 6.5 inches|
|HEOS 5||2 tweeters, 2 woofers, passive radiator||4||8.2 x 11.6 x 6.5 inches|
|HEOS 7||2 tweeters, 2 mid-woofers, 1 subwoofer, 2 passive radiators||5||8 x 18.9 x 6.5 inches|