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I love music. When my home was built in 2006 I had whole house audio system installed. However, I did not have it installed in my bedroom or basement. My thinking was that if someone was partying downstairs, then I could still listen to something else in my master bedroom. Therefore I like to use a portable speaker in my bedroom. But not all portable speakers are created equal. Some sound like they are made just to appease a kid’s sense of sound. And some are made to fit in your pocket or purse. But if you are keen on great sound full of base, and treble and if you like your music loud enough to carry a party, then you need a music lover’s speaker!

It’s Audio Fest time again at Best Buy. Now through August 30 Best Buy will feature a ton of deals and specials to help you upgrade your home entertainment. I picked out a new toy to try out. The HEOS 5 by Denon is a powerful wireless speaker that lets you stream audio from your music library, or online music services. It connects to your iOS device such as an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. It is also compatible with some Android devices, Mach Speed MP3 players, and SanDisk devices.


The HEOS system is also a great way to add sound throughout your house without breaking through the walls. You can purchase more than one speaker, connect them wirelessly to the same device, and control what plays in each room.

I cleared out a spot on top of my Jewelry cabinet for the Heos. It has a small foot print, so I did not have to clear too much space. And the unit is very light, so it can be moved from room to room with no problem. I will definitely be using this in the basement for parties.


Setting up the unit was easy. The instructions are included. And once you install the FREE HEOS app on your device it tells you what to do. I will say that the way setup works is a bit strange. But it works!

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The sound of the HEOS 5 is great!! My DJ fiance’ was quite impressed and said “I want one!” But nope, this one is all mine!! Unlike some other speakers it does not hold back on loudness. It gets plenty loud enough to fill my whole upstairs with sound. It also allows you to multitask and do other things on your device without stopping the music. You can play music from Pandora, Spotify, tunein, and Rhapsody in addition to your local music.


I am really enjoying my HEOS 5. It is definitely a great addition to my sound system. There are actually 3 HEOS units to choose from. The one that I have, the HEOS 5 is great for medium to large rooms such as dining rooms, larger bedrooms, offices or smaller living rooms (although it seems to fill up much more!) The HEOS 3 ($299.98) is ideal for smaller rooms, such as bedrooms or bathrooms, and are easy to move around the home. The HEOS 7 ($599.98) is what you want for your family room, living room, or party space.

Ready to upgrade your music experience? Visit a Best Buy store to test and try out some new gadget in audio.


Disclosure: I received the Denon 5 from Best Buy in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.