Denon has created its new Heos speaker line in hopes of knocking the king of multi-room speakers, Sonos, from its throne. While many manufacturers have made a play in the burgeoning genre, from Samsung to Bose, Denon, and its near-century of experience in sound, would appear to have an upper hand.
The teardrop-shaped components come in three sizes: the Heos 3, the Heos 5, and the Heos 7 – just like Sonos. The system is controlled over an iOS or Android app, using Wi-Fi to connect to one or more pieces throughout the home, with virually zero latency. Users can connect to music catalogs from their mobile device or computer, as well as utilizing Internet radio apps like Spotify.
Will Denon’s new challenger offer audio performance worth shelling out for? Our first impressions are promising, especially if you like bass. The sound signature of all three units appears to be well-blended, and even the smallest of the pack puts out a potent punch of low-end force. You can find out more about the speakers, and our initial sound impressions in the video above. For more on Heos, stay tuned for our full written review.