HEOS vs SONOS

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Many of us are familiar with the Wi-Fi audio offerings by Sonos, but did you know that Denon has added the HEOS range of Wi-Fi speakers to its arsenal, taking a shot at Sonos’s crown?  HEOS is Denon’s line of home Wi-Fi audio takes its cues from the established Sonos approach of Wi-Fi capable speaker systems, controlled via Andriod or iOS apps.  Not only are the core product offerings similar, but the pricing is, too.

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Some of the difference lies in the number of input ports available: where Sonos port options vary between Play:1 and the high-end Play:5, HEOS provides a standard set including an Ethernet port, USB port, and one AUX mini-jack in every level.

  • Both offer easy-to-add Wi-Fi speakers that you can control via free downloadable apps.
  • Both are excellent choices for the discerning audiophile, or anyone looking to upgrade their home audio system this season.
  • Both offer aesthetically pleasing designs that will fit in with any home decor.

Where playability, ease-of-use, and sound quality, the two competitors are extremely comparable.

Here’s where the new HEOS breaks away: where Sonos can only connect to Control4, the HEOS can integrate with your Control4, Crestron, UFC, or Savant home control system.  That makes a huge difference if you’re planning to upgrade your existing system!

 

Since HEOS is the new kid on the block, let’s take a closer look at what they’re offering:

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HEOS 7

  • The ultimate in wireless speaker performance.
  • Two custom tweeters & mid-woofers.
  • Large subwoofer & two passive radiators powered by 5 dedicated Class D amplifiers.
  • Rich genuine materials, including a brushed metallic apex.

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HEOS 5

  • Absolutely amazing sound from a discreet and stylish powerhouse.
  • Handle allows easy portability wherever you need great sound.
  • Two custom-designed tweeters.
  • Two mid-woofers and a passive radiator powered by 4 dedicated Class D amplifiers.

HEOS 3

  • Portable and the perfect place to start.
  • Versatile horizontal or vertical placement.
  • Use 2 for a perfectly synchronized stereo pair.
  • Dual custom full range drivers powered by 2 dedicated Class D amplifiers.

Can’t decide?  Come to our showroom for a demo!  We have all 3 of the new HEOS speakers in stock at all three store locations!

 

 

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