Product Comparison: Denon HEOS Bar vs Denon HEOS HomeCinema

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General Specifications
HEOS HomeCinema
About the Product
Experience thrilling HD home cinema and sensational music streaming. Break the sound barriers and get the room filling sound your TV deserves. The HEOS Bar delivers exceptional performance and upgrades the sound on even the largest of TV screens. HEOS integration allows you to enjoy all your music wirelessly.
Unleash dramatic sound from your favorite TV shows and movies. As TVs get thinner, so does their sound quality. HEOS HomeCinema delivers true wide range high fidelity audio, for maximum enjoyment of TV shows, movies and your favorite music tracks
Key Specs
Minimum Frequency Response
55 Hz
20 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
22 kHz
22 kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Denon HEOS Bar Black
  • Much better sound stage and mid range. I ran mine without a sub and it still surprised me.
  • As I listen to lots of drum n bass this was a great choice for me,brings movies to life and sound that shakes my walls
  • Much better than my Vizio soundbar system. More detail and clarify and dynamic range too.
  • The sound is great, voices are firmly anchored and it's very clear, front soundstage is as expected from a sound bar.
  • Great soundbar. Beats any rivals in its price range, sound quality is typical from Denon.
Denon HEOS HomeCinema Wireless Soundbar and Subwoofer - Black
  • Excellent sound and functionality for the money. Sound quality is brilliant with either music or movies.
  • The soundstage of the Denon is far wider and expansive and the clarity excellent, whilst the bass is warm and responsive and gives a great extra dimension for a sub so small
  • I give 5 stars because of sound, I think this is the most important for a home cinema.
  • That said I have had no problems with the HEOS app - the initial set up is super simple
  • Great sounding speakers, that fill the room
Size & Weight
2.83 in.
3.23 in.
43.3 in.
40.03 in.
5.83 in.
3.7 in.
10.58 lbs.
6.17 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Denon HEOS Bar Black
  • I love the looks and the sound is clear and strong
  • I was blown away by it's performance and looks! Worth every penny!
  • So glad i finally bought a sound bar for my living room, this one sounds great and looks so nice.
  • Excellent space saver solution from Denon
  • At least with this soundbar there is a feeling that you have something of substance for you money as it has some weight and is over a metre long.
Denon HEOS HomeCinema Wireless Soundbar and Subwoofer - Black
  • It's a fantastic upgrade for flat screen tv sound and the subwoofer in particular is really effective.
  • Now what I like and what not: sound, both for audio/video, streaming music from Heos app, easy to operate, design, wall mounting, great subwoofer, in front you feel surround sound when you watching movies.
  • Home Cinema is really compact, has a good design and plenty of inputs.
  • Just moved into a smaller house and wanted great sound in a small footprint. This unit gives me all I wanted and more!
  • Great sound value for the money. It also looks fantastic mounted on the wall under the TV without any wires showing.
Installation Type
Stand-alone, Wall-mount
Stand-alone, Wall-mount
Number of Channels
Sound Enhancing System
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD, DTS
4K Pass-Through, Works with Alexa, Works with the Google Assistant
Dialogue enhancer
What customers say about "Features"
Denon HEOS Bar Black
  • Sonos, Bose and Bluesound have aux input delay even without wifi streaming to other speakers. HEOS series is the only one didn’t have significant delay.
  • USB plugged music can be played from any speaker in the network. In fact, I was even able to play two separate musics from single USB source on two different speakers.
  • HEOS Bar is real 3.0 whereas bluesound is 2.0. Basically when I compared features, HEOS turned out to be the best.
  • We can connect device like Echo Dot and essentially have full featured, high audio quality Alexa enabled speaker.
  • The app worked fine for me. I connected the HEOS app to my TV, Spotify and SiriusXM.
Denon HEOS HomeCinema Wireless Soundbar and Subwoofer - Black
  • The home cinema is definitely tuned for tv audio and is outstanding for the money when in this mode. Interestingly, music on the tv sounds great through it too.
  • Great quality home cinema and music streaming.
  • Adding new speakers to the system is equally super simple, day-to-day operation is super simple and no issues whatsoever.
  • Sound quality is simply exceptional with Spotify, Amazon Music, Netflix and Sling TV. Installation was easy and intuitive.
  • Dialogue is clear and easy to understand and the low end is deeper and stronger than you'd expect.
Equalizer Settings
Night mode, Movie, Music, Dynamic Bass Boost
Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Ethernet, HDMI Input x 4, HDMI Output x 1, 3.5mm stereo mini jack, USB type A, Digital coaxial audio, Optical audio input
Digital coaxial audio, Optical audio input, USB type A, 3.5mm stereo mini jack, Ethernet, HDMI Input, HDMI Output
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Denon HEOS Bar Black
  • The overall control of the sound bar and inputs is why I got it. Love it!
  • Very easy thanks to the CEC/ARC with my smart tv
  • Great that you can add more Denon Heos speakers as well to the soundbar wirelessly.
  • HEOSBar has many input including 4 HDMI and HDMI Arc whereas SONOS Playbar or Playbase has only optical in.
  • HEOS speakers feature USB port. One can supposedly attach USB drive with music and play them in any speaker on the network.
Denon HEOS HomeCinema Wireless Soundbar and Subwoofer - Black
  • Well up there for music and the connectivity makes it a very versatile system for those who want to be surrounded by good quality audio from a well renowned hifi manufacturer.
  • I have found the set up fairly easy and straightforward. I am using the ethernet cable as I though it might be even more stable.
  • There are a lot of usefull connection including Aux, usb and Hdmi wich I think Sonos does not have.
  • The sound is awesome, the system is fairly simple to set up, the connectivity for Wi-Fi its key selling point
  • It is easily driven by the TV ARC HDMI channel and by the Heos App.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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