Denon's new voice-controlled soundbars bring the cinema to any room in your house

(Image credit: Denon)

If you're in the market for a new soundbar, and you have a little money to spend, you might be interested in the latest premium soundbar models that have just been announced by audio brand, Denon. 

The DHT-S516H and DHT-S716H are designed to take over from your TV's puny speakers, making your home cinema setup truly immersive; whether you're watching sports, playing video games, or streaming your favorite Netflix shows

You don't have to limit yourself to your living room though – both soundbars can be controlled by your voice and support the latest version of Denon's HEOS multi-room system. This means, if you have another Denon HEOS speaker, you can hook it up to the soundbars over your home Wi-Fi network, and play continuous music in every room of your house. 

Feature-rich speakers

Both models also feature efficient Class-D amplification, and can stream your music directly from Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, TuneIn Radio, and Tidal.

Tidal users will be pleased to know that the soundbars support Hi-Res Audio, as well as Dolby Digital, DTS, AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth connectivity. Connection-wise, you have an HDMI with ARC, optical, and 3.5mm inputs.

The DHT-S516H comes with its own wireless subwoofer to boost its bass output, and coming in at $799 / £699 (around AU$1260), it's the cheapest of the two models. 


The DHT-S516H comes with its own wireless subwoofer. (Image credit: Denon)

If you want to take it up a notch, the DHT-S716H also comes with DolbyTrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, HDR support, and Dolby Vision; at $899 / £799 (around AU$1450), it's pretty pricey, but it's certainly feature-rich.

You can also hook it up to an optional wireless subwoofer, which will set you back an additional $599 / £599 (around AU$1080) – or if you really want to beef up your home cinema, you can even build a 5.1 system around the premium soundbar, using other wireless HEOS speakers.

Of course, that could get really expensive – but who are we to put a price on truly immersive cinematic sound?

Olivia Tambini

Olivia was previously TechRadar's Senior Editor - Home Entertainment, covering everything from headphones to TVs. Based in London, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, What to Watch, Top Ten Reviews, Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine. Olivia now has a career in PR.