Denon Home 350 Speaker Review

6.04 Mixed Usages
7.6 Music:
6.7 Movies:
1 Outdoors:
6.2 Podcasts
8.7 Voice Assistant:
Release year: 2019 Rating: 4.3 Wired speaker Bluetooth speaker multiroom audio HEOS compatible Airplay compatible usage: mainly music usage: mainly music

Denon Home 350 speakers are great for music and produce stereo sound on its own. The speakers have excellent frequency response. It works with Airplay and HEOS; this makes it a versatile speaker. It shows decent performance with movies and shows. Playing music from different streaming platforms is very easy. Make sure you have a stable Wi-Fi connection. While you can also enjoy movies with clear vocals, we suggest a stereo pair or a 5.1 system.

Our Verdict

If you want a versatile speaker with an all-in-one solution, then Denon Home 350 is best for you. Use it to setup multiroom audio with the same song in all rooms or different ones for different rooms. While the bass shows its presence, if you consider yourself a bass head, you will need a subwoofer. The sound quality is engaging and impactful, especially for music.

PROS
  • Supports hi-res audio
  • Clear highs and decent lows
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi available
  • Good sonic accuracy
  • Easy to use with multiple control options
CONS
  • No rating against dust or water
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Specification

GENERAL

Recommended Usage Home Bluetooth Speaker , Home Wi-Fi Speaker
Release Year 2019
Power Source AC Only
Multi-Device Pairing: N/A

BUILD QUALITY

Material Quality Great
Water Resistance: No
Dust Resistance No
Floats In Water: No

STYLE

RGB Light: N/A
Color Variation Black and White.
Sizes And Variants N/A

PORTABILITY:

Power Source: AC Only
Hand Carry N/A
Weight 15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)
Volume: 939 in³ (15,390 cm³)
Connectivity: Bluetooth & Wi-Fi and Wired

BATTERY:

Battery Powered: N/A
Battery Life N/A
Charging Time: N/A
Power Saving: N/A
Charging Port: No Battery

BLUETOOTH SPECIFICATION:

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Version: Unspecified
Bluetooth Range: 328.1 ft (100.0 m)
Bluetooth iOS Latency: 575 ms
Bluetooth Android Latency: 499 ms
Multi-Device Pairing: N/A

WI-FI SPECIFICATION:

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Version: Wi-Fi 5
Wi-Fi Frequency Band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Apple AirPlay: Yes
AirPlay Latency: 2 ms
Google Chromecast: N/A
Chromecast Latency: N/A

WIRED CONNECTIVITY:

Aux Input: Yes
USB Audio: N/A
Other Ports: Yes

CONTROLS (PHYSICAL BUTTONS):

Ease Of Use: Great
Music Play/Pause [Button/Touch]: Yes
Call Answer/End [Button/Touch]: N/A
Volume Up/Down [Button/Touch]: Yes
Track Next/Previous [Button/Touch]: Yes
Microphone On/Off: N/A
Additional Controls: Yes

VOICE CONTROL:

Voice Assistant: Yes
Voice Activation: Yes
Speakerphone: N/A
Alexa: Built-in (Wi-Fi Only)
Siri: No
Google Assistant: No
Microphone Mute: Yes
Far-Field Performance: Excellent
Ambient Noise Performance Excellent

APP:

App Name: Heos
iOS: Yes
Android: Yes
EQ: Bass/Treble
Stereo Pair Mode: Yes
Party Mode: Yes
Multi-Room: Yes

AUDIO QUALITY [TESTED RESULT]:

Frequency Response Accuracy: Great
Soundstage: Okay
Dynamics: Decent

IN THE BOX

Accessories: Denon Home 350 speaker, Power cable, Screw for wall mounting.
User manual: Yes
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Details Review

Design and build:

Denon Home 350 is the largest speaker in the Home series. It has a rectangular shaped body with smooth and curvy edges. The speaker is wrapped with fabric from the front and back side. Since it is a wired speaker and needs a power source, it is not very portable. It does not have any protection against dust and water. Overall, the build quality is sturdy and feels durable.

Control options:

The top of the speaker has a glass surface with touch buttons like play/pause, skip, volume up and down. There are 6 preset options to save favorite radio stations. Along with physical controls, you can use the mobile app. It has Alexa built-in, and Alexa can easily pick up your voices. The speaker will also work with Google Assistant but with third-party devices.

Performance:

 

Denon Home 350 is an excellent speaker, but it is best to have two of them as a pair. The two of them will deliver expansive soundstage. This HEOS equipped speaker has 2 0.75” tweeter, 2 2” midrange and 2 6.5” woofer drivers with a Class D amplifier. With an SPL of 97 dB, the speaker can get quite loud. The sound is room filling and has a decent soundstage.

While the stereo sound is good, it improves a lot when you pair with another Home 350 model. Setting up the speaker is quite easy and will only take a few minutes.

Placement:

HEOS app has different placement options, you can choose one from three options. Based on that, the bass is optimized. Make sure the speaker is within the Wi-Fi network range. Leave a gap of 3 to 12” from walls. If you have screens that might cause interference like TV, PC, place the speakers 12” away from them. They can be placed in the living room, bedroom or even kitchen, as long as you do not spill water on them.

Use case:

Denon claims the Home 350 is capable of producing room filling sound even in large spaces. That said, it is better to create true stereo sound with two of them.

Connectivity and compatibility: 

 

Since the Home 350 speakers are HEOS compatible, it works with the online music services and other HEOs device in a multiroom system. It comes with both wired and wireless connectivity. You can use the USB-A port to play files from a hard drive. For wireless setup, it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth option. Setting up the speaker is easy, and you will need the HEOS app to complete it. This app can be used for streaming content and for multiroom setup.

With support for Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, TuneIn, Deezer, it is one of the best versatile speakers in the market. You can upgrade to a 5.1 system by pairing Denon DHT-S716H soundbar and Denon DSW-H1 subwoofer.

Cost:

Denon Home 350 speaker is affordable. Since you do not have to spend after receiver or amplifier, the price is reasonable. It is upgradable so when you have the budget, pairing a subwoofer or a soundbar will be a good option.

FAQ:

How to improve the Denon Home 350 speaker sound quality?

Use the available Companion app, adjust the bass and treble levels of the app to tweak the sound.

Denon Home 250 vs 350, which is better?

Denon Home 350 is larger than Home 250. It can play music loud with better imaging and soundstage. The Home 250 model is less costly than 350 so if you have budget issues, the 250 model is great for you.

 

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