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HD3 Wireless Speakers

$399

HD3 Wireless Mini Music System
Our most-versatile speakers with wireless that works. HD3 works with all your apps, music, and devices so no matter how you listen, HD3 has you covered. The ultimate mini music system.
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Highlights

  • For your desktop or smaller spaces but will easily fill a room
  • Wireless that works with all your devices and apps
  • High-end sound with great looks and hand-built wood cabinets
  • Simple setup, no receiver needed
  • No buttons to push & inputs are always ready to go
  • Front panel volume control and headphone jack

The ultimate mini music system

Our HD Series was designed for the way people listen to music today— streaming wirelessly, digital downloads, vinyl, etc. HD3 sets a new standard for compact mini music systems because of its versatility and ability to play all of your music from any device.

No missed connections

Connect to HD3 any way you like: wirelessly or wired, digital or analog. Stream your music library, TIDAL, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, etc. to HD3 from just about anywhere in your house without dropouts. Wireless setup is a breeze and only takes about a minute. And if you’re using HD3 on your desktop, connect up with a USB cable. The USB input bypasses your computer’s built-in low-quality headphone jack for a high-end listening experience. But if you’re not keen on USB or wireless you can still use any audio cable to connect.

Your go-to system

Easy setup, simple and useful features, and wide stereo sound make HD3 your go-to music system. HD3 is expandable, so if you want deeper bass just connect up your subwoofer. No matter how you listen to music, HD3 has you covered.

Plug in your headphones

HD3 includes a dedicated high-performance headphone output so you can listen and not wake the neighbors. Its audiophile-quality headphone amplifier delivers high-end sound that drives even the most-demanding headphones.

Retro-forward design

HD3 was designed for audio performance, but speakers obviously also need to look good so we’ve included furniture-grade wood veneers, aluminum trim accents, and detachable magnetic grills that blend with any decor. Available in Satin Black as well as real Walnut and Cherry wood at no additional cost if you want to really show them off.

Small speakers that pack a punch

Built-in power amplifiers save space and eliminate the need to connect HD3 to a stereo receiver or external power amp. Simply plug the left speaker into a power outlet and connect the included speaker wire from the left to the right speaker. All internal components of the HD3 are designed and tuned together, so you’ll get Audioengine’s Signature Sound and a much more efficient system than traditional separate speakers and amplifier.

★★★★★ Support

Need help getting started with your new HD3’s? Here are some resources that will help.

 

Why Audioengine?

  • Left and right speaker included.
  • Everything you need is in the box!
  • We pay sales tax, if applicable.
  • Free ground shipping in the contiguous United States.
  • Listen to HD3 for 30 days. Love it, or return it for a full refund.*
  • *30-day trial is only available for product purchased directly online from the Audioengine store

     

    Highlights

    • Left and right speaker included.
    • Everything you need is in the box!
    • We pay sales tax, if applicable.
    • Free ground shipping in the contiguous United States.
    • 30-day audition.*

    The ultimate mini music system

    Our HD Series was designed for the way people listen to music today— streaming wirelessly, digital downloads, vinyl, etc. HD3 sets a new standard for compact mini music systems because of its versatility and ability to play all of your music from any device.

    No missed connections

    Connect to HD3 any way you like: wirelessly or wired, digital or analog. Stream your music library, TIDAL, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, etc. to HD3 from just about anywhere in your house without dropouts. Wireless setup is a breeze and only takes about a minute. And if you’re using HD3 on your desktop, connect up with a USB cable. The USB input bypasses your computer’s built-in low-quality headphone jack for a high-end listening experience. But if you’re not keen on USB or wireless you can still use any audio cable to connect.

    Your go-to system

    Easy setup, simple and useful features, and wide stereo sound make HD3 your go-to music system. HD3 is expandable, so if you want deeper bass just connect up your subwoofer. No matter how you listen to music, HD3 has you covered.

    Plug in your headphones

    HD3 includes a dedicated high-performance headphone output so you can listen and not wake the neighbors. Its audiophile-quality headphone amplifier delivers high-end sound that drives even the most-demanding headphones.

    Retro-forward design

    HD3 was designed for audio performance, but speakers obviously also need to look good so we’ve included furniture-grade wood veneers, aluminum trim accents, and detachable magnetic grills that blend with any decor. Available in Satin Black as well as real Walnut and Cherry wood at no additional cost if you want to really show them off.

    Small speakers that pack a punch

    Built-in power amplifiers save space and eliminate the need to connect HD3 to a stereo receiver or external power amp. Simply plug the left speaker into a power outlet and connect the included speaker wire from the left to the right speaker. All internal components of the HD3 are designed and tuned together, so you’ll get Audioengine’s Signature Sound and a much more efficient system than traditional separate speakers and amplifier.

    ★★★★★ Support

    Need help getting started with your new HD3’s? Here are some resources that will help.

    30-day audition

    Listen to HD3 for 30 days. Love it, or return it for a full refund.*
    *30-day trial is only available for product purchased directly online from the Audioengine store

    Features

    Features

    Built-in power amplifiers – classic design that simply sounds better
    High-fidelity Bluetooth® aptX®, simplified setup, extended range, and 24-bit upsampling
    USB audio
    Subwoofer connection
    High-performance headphone jack
    Kevlar woofers and silk tweeters
    Detachable magnetic grills

    What’s in the box

    What’s in the box

    HD3 powered (left) speaker
    HD3 passive (right) speaker
    Antenna
    Speaker wire (16AWG), 2 meters (~6.5 feet)
    Power supply
    AC power cable
    Mini-jack audio cable, 1.5 meters (~5 feet)
    USB cable, 1.5 meters (~5 feet)
    Microfiber speaker bags
    Microfiber cable bag
    Microfiber power supply bag
    Quickstart guide
    Product line brochure

    Works with

    Works with

    Mac, PC, tablets, or smartphones
    All operating systems (Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android)
    All audio player apps and music streaming services (iTunes, Youtube, Spotify, Pandora, etc.)
    Any product with Bluetooth, mini-jack or RCA outputs, or USB audio
    All Audioengine digital-to-analog converters and wireless audio adapters

    Finish options

    Finish options

    Satin Black Paint
    Cherry Wood Veneer
    Walnut Wood Veneer

    About Bluetooth® and aptX®

    About Bluetooth® and aptX®

    Our Bluetooth products easily connect to any of your devices that have Bluetooth, but to get the best sound possible we recommend using a device that supports Bluetooth aptX. Find out more about aptX here: csr.com/products/aptx

    And if you’re looking for a new smartphone, tablet, or computer with aptX or want to look up your device and see if it supports aptX, go here to check out what’s available: aptx.com/products/browse/categories

    And for iPad or iPhone users that don’t have aptX, don’t despair! MacOS (MacBook, iMac, Mac mini) include Bluetooth aptX, however if you use an iPhone or iPad, Apple generally uses the AAC codec and doesn’t support aptX. AAC sounds really good as well and you’ll also get the extra benefit of our upsampling 24-bit DAC, so you won’t be disappointed by the sound quality if you use an iOS device with any of our Bluetooth products.

    General specifications

    General specifications

    Type
    2.0 powered multimedia speaker system

    Amplifier type
    Dual analog class A/B monolithic

    Power output
    60W peak power total (15W RMS / 30W peak per channel), AES

    Drivers
    2.75″ Kevlar woofers, 3/4” silk dome tweeters

    Inputs
    3.5mm stereo mini-jack, stereo RCA, USB, Bluetooth

    Outputs
    RCA variable line-out, 3.5mm mini-jack headphone out

    Mains voltages
    110-240V 50/60Hz auto-switching

    SNR
    95dB (typical A-weighted)

    THD+N
    <0.05% at all power settings

    Crosstalk
    <50dB

    Frequency response
    65Hz-22kHz ±2.0dB

    Freq. response w/bass reduction switch selected
    100Hz-22kHz ±2.0dB (-5dB down)

    Input impedance
    5K ohms unbalanced

    Headphone amp specifications

    Headphone amp specifications

    Headphone amp type
    OPA2134

    Full-scale headphone output level
    2.0V RMS

    Output impedance
    2 ohms

    Recommended headphone impedance range
    10 ohms to 10K ohms

    Bluetooth specifications

    Bluetooth specifications

    Internal D/A converter
    PCM 5102

    Input bit depth
    24-bits, upsampled

    Bluetooth receiver type
    Bluetooth 4.0 audio

    Supported codecs
    aptX, AAC, SBC

    Wireless operation range
    Up to 100ft (30m) typical

    Input data rate
    Determined by Bluetooth

    Wireless latency
    ~30 milliseconds (ms)

    USB specifications

    USB specifications

    Connector type
    Micro-USB

    USB device class
    USB 1.1 or above

    Internal D/A converter
    PCM 5102

    Input bit depth
    24-bits, upsampled

    Input data rate
    44.1KHz/48KHz

    Protection
    Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection

    Dimensions (each)
    7”(H) x 4.25”(W) x 5.5”(D)

    Weight (LEFT speaker)
    1.8Kg/4lbs

    Weight (RIGHT speaker)
    1.5Kg/3.4lbs

    Shipping weight
    4.5kg/10lbs per pair

    Shipping box dimensions
    11.6 (29.5cm)H x 11.75 (30cm)L x 8.8(22.5cm)W

    Materials and construction
    18mm thick MDF cabinets with real wood veneer
    3/4″ (20mm) silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
    2.75″ Kevlar woofers with advanced voice coils

    Power consumption

    Power consumption

    Idle: 10W
    Mute: 6W
    Sleep: 4W

    Environmental requirements

    Environmental requirements

    Operating temperature: 32° to 95°F
    Non-operating temperature: -4° to 113°F
    Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

    Custom components

    Custom components

    Audioengine designs and manufactures our own speaker drivers and other critical components. In other words, the HD3 is not a “box-built” system with off-the-shelf parts, but includes custom-designed components constructed to our specifications. What we do not fabricate directly inside our factories we have made to our specific designs – parts such as circuit boards, transformers, magnets, and wiring harnesses, for example.

    Efficient integrated design

    Efficient integrated design

    The speaker cabinets, drivers, innovative bass port designs, amplifiers, and passive crossovers are all critically tuned together for each Audioengine model. This, in turn, makes for a much more efficient system that requires less power than passive speakers and a separate integrated amplifier or similar A/V components. We build all this goodness into the left speaker cabinet to make it super-easy to connect your smartphone, tablet, computer, TV, network player – or any other audio product.

    Built-in B1 and D1

    Built-in B1 and D1

    We’ve taken features from two of our best-selling products, the B1 aptX® Bluetooth® Receiver and the D1 24-bit DAC, and combined some of this circuitry with advanced speaker components to achieve a complete high-end analog and digital audio system.

    High-quality Bluetooth audio

    High-quality Bluetooth audio

    The Bluetooth built into the HD3 powered speakers features aptX coding which is an advanced Bluetooth audio codec with very impressive sound. And even if your phone or tablet doesn’t have aptX, the HD3 Bluetooth solution is backwards-compatible with SBC and AAC codecs, so you can wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device and still enjoy all your music. High-fidelity Bluetooth aptX that really works and sounds great. Here’s why:

    Extended wireless range – Most Bluetooth implementations have very limited range, typically within just one room. But with careful signal management circuitry and antenna tuning, we offer a superior solution that has up to 3 times the range of standard Bluetooth for multi-room use, with no degradation in audio quality.

    24-bit DAC – The HD3 Bluetooth receiver and USB input both utilize the PCM 5102 DAC, widely known for its low-noise and high-fidelity. The PCM 5102 is used as an upsampling DAC and will pad all bit depths to 24-bits, achieving a higher signal-to-noise ratio and lower noise floor. Due to the high signal-to-noise specs of the PCM 5102, the fact that digital signal is upsampled to 24-bits – as well as the added benefit of onboard triple redundancy power source conversion and filtering – the HD3 Bluetooth implementation presents impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics with a noticeable improvement over other Bluetooth devices.

    HD3 headphone amplifier

    HD3 headphone amplifier

    The HD3 contains a high-performance headphone amplifier based on the OPA2134 low-noise opamp. This amp is able to provide low-impedance, high-fidelity audio and a 2-volt output which easily drives a wide range of headphones.

    Amplifier design

    Amplifier design

    The amplifiers in powered Audioengine speakers are located in the left speaker and are a conservatively-rated class A/B analog monoblock design. This is a more traditional speaker/amplifier configuration which provides excellent quality audio and greater flexibility. All circuit boards for the power and preamp sections are vertically mounted for maximum mechanical shock protection.

    Driver designs

    Driver designs

    Audioengine uses audiophile-quality, ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets. Silk tweeters hold up well under high power and the edge-driven design gives very smooth response. The woofers are Kevlar woven glass aramid composite with rubber surrounds. Kevlar is obviously very strong, which means the woofer retains its shape when being driven at high levels.

    Furniture-grade finishes

    Furniture-grade finishes

    The HD3 cabinets are available in several handsome finishes, including walnut and cherry veneers as well as satin black paint, offering a wide choice for complementing room furnishings. Also included are detachable grills that add further aesthetic advantages as they are firmly held in place with hidden neodymium magnets for a clean look.

    Shielding

    Shielding

    Both of HD3’s speaker drivers are directly magnetically-shielded.

    Prime Audio

    Prime Audio – HD3 Review

    “If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution for your desktop the Audioengine HD3 is currently one of the best options available.”
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    APH Networks

    APH Networks – HD3 Review

    “There is no missing detail with the HD3 — not a single one. Its clarity is simply flawless.”
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    iHi-Fi

    iHi-Fi – HD3 Review

    “The HD3 is far more than a set of powered speakers. It’s a complete, wireless, miniaturized and optimized, two-channel, desktop or room stereo system with power enough for a medium-sized room.”
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    Dagogo – HD3 Review

    “So now Audioengine gives you a real choice when it comes to powered desktop speakers. If you only want to spend $249, they still sell the A2 Powered Speakers. If you want a little better sounding speaker with better looks, a headphone amp with volume control, and every feature I could want, then there is the HD3. They are the best desktop speakers I have ever heard.”
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    Metal-Fi – HD3 Review

    “As a complete package, it’s hard to argue with the HD3s. They sound great for their size and if you want more oomph in the low-end then all you have to do is pick up a sub (AE’s S8 for instance would fit the bill nicely).”
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    Game Tyrant – HD3 Review

    “Well, I wasn’t expecting much but consider this grumpy ol’ tech reviewer extremely impressed. Whether you use the HD3 for gaming, music, movies or a mix, it doesn’t matter because whatever you throw at these mighty mites, they can handle it.”
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    9to5toys.com

    “I’ve heard some pretty bad Bluetooth speakers over the last few years. The race to the bottom has left the low-end flooded with poor reproductions. Audioengine was already cranking out quality speakers, but didn’t rush to meet the wireless trend… my favorite stereo Bluetooth setup to date.”
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    Home Theater Shack – HD3 Review

    “The Audioengine HD3 are a big, fun surprise in a dense package. With Audioengine’s 30-day trial policy, free ground shipping to and from Austin, applicable taxes covered, and a 3-year warranty, you simply cannot go wrong with the HD3 for an application where their size and power range are called for. The HD3 are highly recommended.”
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    Positive Feedback – HD3 Review

    “The HD3s… will redefine the listening experience for those on a more limited budget. Or those who just want totally kick-ass sound from their desktop setup. The HD3s are very, very highly recommended!”
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    Lifehacker – HD3 Review

    “The HD3s sound great, but as with most Audioengine products, they sound really great for their size.”
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    AV2Day – HD3 Review

    My Mac – HD3 Review

    “Audioengine’s new HD3 powered speakers make all other small speakers obsolete.”
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    Audio Video Review – HD3 Review

    “I love these little speakers, and they will be my desktop reference for under $500 speakers.”
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    Audio Head – HD3 Review

    “The new HD3 from Audioengine throws down a large collection of features, all packed into perhaps the smallest frame on the market. For the size, the drivers perform above par. For the features, consumers get a substantial value for purchase price. The HD3 sets a new bar for a true just-add-music experience.”
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    The Master Switch – HD3 Review

    “We got no hesitation in giving these a big thumbs up. They were a genuine pleasure to use, almost effortless in their operation, and we were very sorry to have to send them back.”
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    Custom PC Review – HD3 Review

    “Overall, the Audioengine HD3 is an excellent addition to Audioengine’s desktop speaker lineup and an excellent buy for those looking to purchase a top desktop speaker that brings great sound quality, versatility and an aesthetically pleasing design. Highly recommended!”
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    The Gadgeteer – HD3 Review

    “If you judge a speaker by how it is to be used (and you should), then Audioengine’s HD3 wireless speakers are about as perfect as you can get.”
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    Jim’s Review Room – HD3 Video Review 12/30/2016

    The Sound Guys' Review of HD3 Wireless Speakers

    The Sound Guys – HD3 Review 12/30/2016

    “One thing that I found to be very impressive was how easily you can switch back and forth between sources. Switching between being connected via Bluetooth on my phone to my computer which was hardwired, was seamless and not hard at all. Audioengine got it down perfectly.”
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    Truly Net's Review of HD3 Wireless Speakers

    Truly Net – HD3 Review 12/30/2016

    “One of the better overall computer-ready 2.0 speaker systems on the market. Their sound stage, especially, is remarkable- transparent, detailed, and deep despite being so compact. “
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    PC Mag's Review of HD3 Wireless Speakers

    PC Mag Editor’s Choice – HD3 Review 12/22/2016

    “For audiophiles on a budget, the HD3 allow for an ideal combination of high-quality Bluetooth streaming and wired playback at a reasonable price, earning them our Editors’ Choice award.”
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    WIRED's Review of HD3 Wireless Speakers

    WIRED – HD3 Review 12/21/2016

    “9/10. Nearly flawless, buy it now.”
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    The Chris Voss Show's Unboxing Review of HD3 Wireless Speakers

    Chris Voss Show – HD3 Unboxing Review 12/20/2016

    “The build on these babies is just incredible. Super rich, super well built, and the sound is exceptional.”
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    Apple World Today's Review of HD3 Wireless Speakers

    Apple World Today – HD3 Review 12/13/2016

    “The HD3 is a fine wireless speaker; however, it’s a desktop speaker system that it really shines.”
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    Ask Dave Taylor's Review of HD3 Wireless Speakers

    Ask Dave Taylor – HD3 Review 11/29/2016

    “The new Audioengine HD3 wireless desktop audio speaker system is such a delight: not only does it have splendid sound with its kevlar woofers and silk tweeters, but it’s a pair of speakers that are designed to be separated by 3-6′ of distance, giving you the ability to be “in” the music.”
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    Gear Diary's Review of HD3 Wireless Speakers

    Gear Diary – HD3 Review 11/27/2016

    “These speakers may be small but they are amazing. They sound great, they get super loud and they’re small enough that they can go just about anywhere in your home or office. Add in the wide range of connectivity options and you have my new favorite pair of speakers.”
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