Denon HEOS 5 HS2 Wireless Speaker – – Great speakers, let down by appalling software

This is my initial toe in the wireless hi-fi waters. I identified the heos quite straightforward to hook up to my house network. We have been streaming songs from a nas box within 5 minutes. Audio clever, it is really a tiny bass hefty for me and the equaliser purpose in the application is of quite constrained use. The app is rapidly and dependable on my iphone 6 and i have experienced no issues with misplaced/dropped connections as others have knowledgeable. All i would say is that when searching tunes servers, down as a result of the artist, it just lists all tracks regardless of album. I appear to be to have gotten spherical this by including the unc path to the server. It then proceeded to index the spot and now i can look through by artist and then album.

Breathtaking audio and the application is improved than envisioned. Connecting it to the network was a bit a lot more complicated than it needed to be but now that’s carried out and overlooked. The bass is preposterous for one thing of this dimension: i have really had as well flip it down.

Bluetooth latency is way too superior. This is a no go if you want to check out videos og e. With an aux cable to a single speaker it is alright. . But when you team two speakers you have the delay yet again. The audio delay was sadly a offer breaker.

The heos process a direct competitor to sonos, the market place leader in multi-space. I did not invest in my heos 7 or the 3’s that i have from amazon, but from an additional reseller and this was simply because i preferred to pay attention to the methods initially. Possessing expended about six months studying opinions and then finally accomplishing a back to back again, with the exact tunes and similar space, like for like from the sonos, i determined to acquire the heos. The seem was richer with more detail and high-quality to it than the sonos, in my belief and the other users of my household and even the profits man or woman instantly recognised it. We made absolutely sure that the techniques were being equivalent and i offered the music resource. Acquiring now experienced the technique for 3 months, i can only give this three stars. The audio is awesome and the high quality is wonderful and i are not able to fault it. Set up was easy and only took minutes for each gadget. Ease of use is not an challenge and even my technophobe wife has gotten the hang of the software. Having said that, the application on your phone is dire.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great first multi room speaker
  • Superb sound a d flexibility
  • Great speakers, let down by appalling software

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
HEOS 5 HS2 Wireless Speaker - White
Rating
3.0 of 5 stars, based on 5 reviews
Price
£326.94

One Comment on “Denon HEOS 5 HS2 Wireless Speaker – – Great speakers, let down by appalling software”

  1. This is my first toe in the wireless hi-fi waters. I found the heos very easy to connect to my home network. We were streaming music from a nas box within 5 minutes. Sound wise, it’s a little bass heavy for me and the equaliser function in the app is of very limited use. The app is fast and reliable on my iphone 6 and i’ve had no problems with lost/dropped connections as others have experienced. All i would say is that when browsing music servers, down through the artist, it just lists all tracks regardless of album. I seem to have gotten round this by adding the unc path to the server. It then proceeded to index the location and now i can browse by artist and then album.
    1. This is my first toe in the wireless hi-fi waters. I found the heos very easy to connect to my home network. We were streaming music from a nas box within 5 minutes. Sound wise, it’s a little bass heavy for me and the equaliser function in the app is of very limited use. The app is fast and reliable on my iphone 6 and i’ve had no problems with lost/dropped connections as others have experienced. All i would say is that when browsing music servers, down through the artist, it just lists all tracks regardless of album. I seem to have gotten round this by adding the unc path to the server. It then proceeded to index the location and now i can browse by artist and then album.
  2. Stunning sound and the app is better than expected. Connecting it to the network was a bit more complex than it needed to be but now that’s done and forgotten. The bass is ridiculous for something of this size: i’ve actually had too turn it down.
    1. Stunning sound and the app is better than expected. Connecting it to the network was a bit more complex than it needed to be but now that’s done and forgotten. The bass is ridiculous for something of this size: i’ve actually had too turn it down.
  3. This review is from : HEOS 5 HS2 Wireless Speaker – White

    The heos system a direct competitor to sonos, the market leader in multi-room. I didn’t purchase my heos 7 or the 3’s that i have from amazon, but from another reseller and this was because i wanted to listen to the systems first. Having spent about 6 months reading reviews and then finally doing a back to back, with the same music and same room, like for like against the sonos, i decided to buy the heos. The sound was richer with more detail and quality to it than the sonos, in my opinion and the other members of my family and even the sales person immediately recognised it. We made sure that the systems were equivalent and i provided the music source. Having now had the system for 3 months, i can only give this 3 stars. The sound is amazing and the quality is great and i cannot fault it. Setup was easy and only took minutes per device. Ease of use is not an issue and even my technophobe wife has gotten the hang of the application. However, the application on your phone is dire.
    1. The heos system a direct competitor to sonos, the market leader in multi-room. I didn’t purchase my heos 7 or the 3’s that i have from amazon, but from another reseller and this was because i wanted to listen to the systems first. Having spent about 6 months reading reviews and then finally doing a back to back, with the same music and same room, like for like against the sonos, i decided to buy the heos. The sound was richer with more detail and quality to it than the sonos, in my opinion and the other members of my family and even the sales person immediately recognised it. We made sure that the systems were equivalent and i provided the music source. Having now had the system for 3 months, i can only give this 3 stars. The sound is amazing and the quality is great and i cannot fault it. Setup was easy and only took minutes per device. Ease of use is not an issue and even my technophobe wife has gotten the hang of the application. However, the application on your phone is dire.
  4. This review is from : HEOS 5 HS2 Wireless Speaker – White

    Bluetooth latency is too high. This is a no go if you want to watch videos og e. With an aux cable to one speaker it is ok. . But when you group two speakers you have the delay again. The audio delay was unfortunately a deal breaker.
    1. Bluetooth latency is too high. This is a no go if you want to watch videos og e. With an aux cable to one speaker it is ok. . But when you group two speakers you have the delay again. The audio delay was unfortunately a deal breaker.

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