Check Out the Denon Heos Speaker! Available at #BestBuy!

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Mr. Coupondipity and I often say that we love the times that we are living in. I think this is mostly due to the amazing technology that is breaking out seemingly on a daily basis. We’re old enough to remember when technology basically meant a transistor AM/FM radio! When we think about how far we have come, it is mind-blowing. And Best Buy is a huge reason why we enjoy technology so much. We buy all of our audio equipment at Best Buy because they have the best selection and prices around. And their sales staff is professional, experienced and incredibly helpful. Our last purchase at Best Buy was our BluRay player, which we bought just a few months ago and LOVE!

And recently, Best Buy sent us one of the products that was featured in the August Audio Fest: an HEOS 5 Wireless Speaker by Denon. Because he’s better at it, I asked Mr. Coupondipity to do the review on this awesome piece of audio amazement!

Here’s what he has to say:

Easy to Set-up HEOS 5

Setting up – everything was pretty simple and only took a few of minutes. ‘Un-Boxing‘ it (as my fellow Italian Artist calls it) was pretty amazing with the way it was ‘presented’ with so many little packaging presentation touches that let me know right from the start that this was something special.

You can set it up with either a network or a cable that connects your device to the speaker. I set mine up with the WiFi network and the downloaded iPhone app guided me through everything I needed to do.

At the center, bottom of the speaker there is an LED light that lights up to tell you  the status of the speaker. For example, flashing blue indicates it is searching for devices to connect to and solid blue indicates fully connected. I imagine once you have set up one HEOS speaker in your home though, any other HEOS speakers that you add will copy the connection information so you should only have to connect using a cable once.

Easy to Navigate iPhone App

The iPhone app is very simple to navigate and its simplicity is certainly one of its best attributes. There are basically three elements to the app: Rooms, Music and Now Playing.

The Rooms section is where you will find a list of all the speakers in your house connected to your device. (Only one in my current use).  A very cool part of this section is that you can apparently ‘group‘ the rooms together by holding down  the name of one room speaker and dragging it on top of another. And moving one speaker above another speaker will turn it into the ‘lead‘ or ‘first’ speaker.

The Music section of the app is where I found all the streaming services compatible with the HEOS 5 system – such as Spotify, Napster, and Pandora. Denon says there will be quarterly updates to the system where they will add other streaming services such as iTunes (which is suppose to be on their list, Yay!). I was most interested in accessing all my music on my iPhone.

The Now Playing section is how you control the system itself. If you want to play, pause, control the volume or see what’s playing, this is the section that you would head to.

There is a Settings Section of the app that also gives you the option to share the music on your device with the HEOS 5, which allows you to access the music on any device in your house that has its music sharing turned on. So even if your iPhone (or other device) with all your music on it is tucked away somewhere, you can still stream music to the HEOS 5 from it without having to actually go and get it.

Great Performance

The speaker certainly comes alive and fills the room with full-sounding music. The one thing I did notice was that the volume control on the iPhone app wasn’t as sensitive as I would like; it didn’t seem to register until it reached about a third of the way through the slider. There are separate volume buttons on the speaker for you to crank up the volume if you want to.

Great Design

I really like the look of the HEOS 5 with its tear-drop shape – appearing almost like an iPhone docking device. And its simplicity is certainly one of its best selling points. It looks good, sounds great and has some pretty cool features.

Now I want to buy an additional speaker (or two) to expand my ‘whole-house’ music system…

Mr. Coupondipity, Senior Art Director and Self-Proclaimed Audiophile

Here’s what you need to know about this great HEOS 5 by Denon:

HEOS by Denon is a Wireless Multi-Room Sound System comprising a family of great-sounding music players for your whole home. You can enjoy your favorite streaming music services, internet radio or your own music collection and set-up is a breeze. There is a free app to control them from your iOS or Android phone or tablet.

Key Product Features:

·         FREE HEOS APP

·         Multi-room capable

·         Stream music stored locally on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet

·         Stream from your favorite music service such as Spotify, Deezer, Tunein or Napster

·         HEOS5 is ideal for medium to large rooms such as dining rooms, larger bedrooms, offices or smaller living rooms.  The HEOS3 ($299.98) is ideal for smaller rooms, such as bedrooms or bathrooms, and are easy to move around the home.  The HEOS7 ($599.98) is ideal for large spaces, such as living rooms, great rooms; etc.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free


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