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Why Buy Audioengine?

QUALITY

High-end warm rich full stereo sound

STREAM

Premium Bluetooth with extended range

SIMPLE

No apps, receivers or networks to setup

VERSATILE

Works with any device and any app

TRUSTED

Free shipping, excellent support and easy returns

Tech Specs

  • Two Speaker Stereo
    2-Speaker Stereo
  • Advanced Bluetooth Wireless
  • USB Audio Input
    USB AUdio Input
  • RCA Input
    Dual Analog Audio Inputs
  • Subwoofer Output
    Subwoofer Output
HD3 Wireless Speakers
EVERY APP EVERY DEVICE
WIRELESS THAT REALLY WORKS

Our most-versatile wireless Bluetooth speakers. HD3 Wireless Speakers work with all your apps, music, and devices (even your favorite turntable) so no matter how you listen, HD3 has you covered. The ultimate mini music system with wireless that works.

Tidal, Spotify, Pandora…all your favorite streaming apps play instantly.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THEM

BENEFITS

Small speakers with a big sound that fills any room
Premium Bluetooth wireless that works with all your devices and apps
High-end sound wrapped in hand-built wood cabinets
Simple setup, no receiver needed
No network setup, no passwords, no hassle
No buttons to push & inputs are always ready to go
Front panel volume control and headphone jack

HD3 Satin Black
HD3 Wireless Speakers
SET UP IN SECONDS
SIMPLE. NO HASSLE. EASY TO USE.

The HD3 Wireless Speakers are small desktop speakers with a surprisingly large sound for their size.

No network setup, passwords to enter, or buttons to push. Setting up these speakers is so easy you’ll be rocking in no time.

Keep your music fun, easy, and sounding great.

Audioengine HD3

SMALL SPEAKERS BIG SOUND

SURPRISINGLY LOUD

Don’t let their size fool you as this little speaker is packed with much more sound than you would expect.

The HD3 Wireless Speakers are constructed with custom Audioengine components: aramid fiber woofers, silk tweeters, Premium Bluetooth aptX-HD, and built-in power amps wrapped in precision-tuned, hand-crafted cabinets.

Clear, full and powerful audio that fills almost any room.

HD3 Wireless Speakers
GO OLD SCHOOL
ANALOG, BABY!

Audioengine wireless speakers are special. Their built-in analog power amplifiers sound incredible compared to lower-cost digital amps found in other mass-produced brands.

A whole new audio experience, guaranteed.

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What's in the Box

HD3 wireless speaker unboxing

Questions & Answers

  • Question:

    How easy is it to set up HD3?

    Answer:

    HD3 is an all-in-one system with no extra components needed except your phone or computer. Simply place the speakers where you want them and connect the power supply. Hook up the included speaker wire from the powered left speaker to the right passive speaker. Then connect your music with the supplied cables - or go wireless - and that's it.

  • Question:

    How can such small speakers have so much clean-sounding, deep, tight bass?

    Answer:

    One of the reasons Audioengine active and passive speakers have such amazing bass in such a small package are the designs of the bass ports on each speaker. These aren’t just holes or slots in the cabinets, but specifically shaped openings with tubes designed with precise calculations. The result is incredible low end with minimal audible air turbulence. These are effectively mini-subs built into each speaker, allowing Audioengine speakers to be used with or without a separate subwoofer. It's also worth mentioning that we don’t use any enhancement circuits to add fake bass, so what you’ll hear is real bass- low and clean.

  • Question:

    Is it true that speaker placement really can make a difference in sound quality?

    Answer:

    There are different theories but rooms and tastes are different so it's tough to specify a correct placement. We suggest you experiment with different locations to see what works for you. As a general rule of thumb for the best sound stage balance, the speakers should be equidistant from side walls and a different distance from rear walls. Our front-ported speakers (such as the A2+, HD3, and P4 speakers) do not need any rear panel clearance for better bass but recommend keeping them a few inches from the rear wall for adequate ventilation.

  • Question:

    Can I connect multiple sources to the HD3? Can I stream via Bluetooth and use the USB input at the same time?

    Answer:

    You should be able to use multiple sources with the HD3s just fine. The analog inputs on the HD3 are always active. They will play at the same time as the Bluetooth or USB input. Bluetooth and USB share the DAC though, so you can only listen to one at a time, and Bluetooth takes priority. If you're using USB for example, and start using Bluetooth, USB will mute and Bluetooth will take over. If you pause or disconnect from Bluetooth the speakers will automatically switch back to USB after a few seconds.

  • Question:

    How much latency do Audioengine Bluetooth products have?

    Answer:

    Audioengine Bluetooth products have very low latency when compared to most Bluetooth receivers, around 30 ms, though this can depend somewhat on the source device and how well it's Bluetooth stack is implemented.

  • Question:

    Can Audioengine speakers be used outside?

    Answer:

    Absolutely! It's tough to protect speakers and electronics from extreme changes in temperature and humidity. Due to that, we don't generally recommend the permanent installation of our speakers outdoors. It's fine though (encouraged even) to bring them outside with you all day, and our speakers are simple to set up and take down, making them perfect for this. Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns!

  • Question:

    Do I need a separate receiver for Audioengine powered speakers?

    Answer:

    No. Audioengine powered speakers have amplifiers built-in. This means you don't need any extra equipment, other than a source to play music on (smartphone, / tablet, a computer, CD player, Turntable, Etc). Just plug your source directly into the inputs on the rear panel of the left speaker with the included cables, or connect to them via Bluetooth, and you're listening to music!

  • Question:

    How do I connect the active and passive speakers together?

    Answer:

    The HD3 includes a speaker wire with banana plugs on either end, so using them with the speakers should be a simple set up. The binding posts on the back of each speaker would need to be screwed down and the plugs would need to be inserted into the center hole (please refer to the picture for reference). You would need to make sure that each end matches with the corresponding binding post; for example, if you inserted the red banana plug into the red binding post on one speaker, the same would follow suit for the other speaker. Do keep in mind the plugs on the HD3's speaker wires can be snug fitting into the speaker posts, so you may have to try a little bit more force to fit them in.

  • Question:

    Do Audioengine speakers have an auto-sleep, idle, or auto-power-off function? Can I leave them on all the time?

    Answer:

    Yes they do! They are equipped with a power-saving circuit that turns off the speaker's final stage amp. This idle mode activates right after you stop playing music. Due to this power-saving function, it's perfectly fine for the speakers stay on all the time.

  • Question:

    Does HD3 come with speaker grills?

    Answer:

    The HD3s do include detachable magnetic grills. It's worth mentioning that the grills also have thin rubber pads to prevent marks or damage to the finish or the cabinet

  • Question:

    Can I use the HD3 with my iPad or iPhone via USB to bypass the internal DAC and get better sound?

    Answer:

    Yes. You will need to pick up the USB Camera Adapter from Apple, which allows a USB connection to the iPad (and, as of iOS7, the iPhone). Then just hook up as you would from a computer. If you'd like to be able to charge your iPhone or iPad while you use the D3, you'd want to check out the USB 3 version of Apple's USB camera adapter.

  • Question:

    Can I use the HD3 with other tablets or smartphones like Samsung Galaxy or Microsoft Surface?

    Answer:

    Yes. If your tablet or smartphone has a USB output and supports USB audio (refer to the manufacturers’ documentation), then it will work with HD3's USB input. You'll most likely also need an OTG adapter cable to connect from your tablet to the USB input on the HD3. These are generally available from the manufacturer of your tablet/smartphone, local electronic stores, or even online retailers.

  • Question:

    Should I use the volume control on the front of the HD3s or can I adjust from system volume on my computer?

    Answer:

    If the left speaker is in an easy to reach location, you can certainly use the physical knob to set volume. If not though, we generally recommend setting the HD3 at around 50% and adjusting from source.

  • Question:

    Can I take my Audioengine speakers to another country with a different voltage?

    Answer:

    Yes, just switch the voltage selector on the rear panel to match the AC power in your country before powering them on. We recommend changing the fuse when using a different voltage.  For 220 volts, here's the value you would need:

     

    5mm x 20mm - 1.6 amps @ 250 volts.

     

    The power cable is detachable on our powered speakers which makes it convenient to replace the AC plug with a different type if you don't want to use an adapter plug.

  • Question:

    Do higher power output ratings for audio gear mean louder or better sounding speakers?

    Answer:

    Not necessarily. Audioengine speakers and amplifiers are very efficient and designed together as a system so therefore we get more volume output than stereo receivers or amplifiers that might higher wattage or power numbers. Due to this tuning we achieve big sound outputs with a fraction of the power required by other systems.

  • Question:

    Can you stream music wirelessly to the HD3 with the Audioengine wireless adapters instead of Bluetooth?

    Answer:

    Yes, an AC wall outlet near the HD3 is all you need to power the W3 or D2 wireless receiver. Simple.

  • Question:

    Some people want to upgrade the audio on their TV's but aren't necessarily interested in surround sound. Can I hook up Audioengine speakers to my TV instead of buying a surround sound system or soundbar?

    Answer:

    Audioengine speakers can be easily connected to the audio output on your TV set. Any of our speakers will provide a greatly enhanced TV audio experience with a wider soundstage and better imaging than most sound bars.

  • Question:

    Will the sound be affected if I place the left (active) speaker on the right side and the right speaker on the left?

    Answer:

    Swapping sides will not have any negative effect on the soundstage or quality/clarity of the speakers. This will simply give you the reverse of what the artist intended for you to hear.

  • Question:

    Are two separate stereo speakers better?

    Answer:

    We are firm believers that two quality speakers will always sound better than one or more speakers together in a single cabinet, regardless of the amplifier or sound enhancing technology used. There are some decent one-piece speaker systems that simulate stereo and surround sound from a single source but most fall short as they can’t accurately duplicate a wide sound stage with imaging as complete and rich as Audioengine speakers.

  • Question:

    Will Audioengine speakers work with a PC or Mac?

    Answer:

    Absolutely! Use the computer's headphone output, soundcard, or DAC audio output from your Mac or PC directly into Audioengine speakers and you're good to go. PC, Mac, laptop or any computer.

  • Question:

    Can I use a subwoofer with Audioengine speakers?

    Answer:

    Audioengine speakers have a low end which will easily fill a room and rival floor standing speakers many times their size, but you can also connect a subwoofer (or connect Audioengine speakers to your sub's line-level output). You can even connect our wireless W3 adapter to the HD3 for a wireless subwoofer.

  • Question:

    Can I drill holes in my Audioengine speakers and mount them to a wall?

    Answer:

    Due to the electronics, cabinet materials and finish, it's not a good idea to drill into your speakers; however, we have provided an integrated 1/4" threaded insert to use with wall mounts. Please note that this insert is only meant to be used for stability with platformed stands that have this feature and is not meant to hold the total weight of the speaker.

  • Question:

    When using the USB input of the HD3, what bit rate and bit depth should I set my system to?

    Answer:

    The HD3 internal DAC handles up to 48K transfer rate, and up to 16 bits bit-depth. Your system will generally default to these settings when you hook up the HD3. If you mainly use 44.1K files, you might set this as the default in your system. Many system players like JRiver and Amarra will default to the proper bit rate automatically.

  • Question:

    Is it OK to connect Audioengine active speakers to my stereo receiver or integrated amplifier?

    Answer:

    We’ve built amplifiers into our powered speakers but if you wish to use Audioengine speakers with an existing receiver take the “preamp out” from your receiver and connect it to one of the Audioengine inputs (if you need to, use the included RCA stereo “Y” connector to 1/8” mini plug cable). We also make passive speakers (the HDP6 and P4), so check those out as well!

  • Question:

    How can I stream music from my computer to multiple Audioengine speakers or other stereo systems?

    Answer:

    Check out our W3 Wireless Adapter set. These adapters allow you to stream wireless audio from any program/website/player to our speakers and subwoofer. Apple's AirPort Express is another high-quality option to send music from iTunes out to multiple speakers in other rooms.

  • Question:

    The sound quality of my computer's headphone jack isn't very good but I want to connect my Audioengine speakers. What do I do?

    Answer:

    Some computer headphone outputs have poor audio quality, so if this is your computer, try connecting from the USB port to your with HD3 or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth.

  • Question:

    Where do I connect the ground wire from my turntable to the speakers?

    Answer:

    There isn’t a need to connect a ground wire as this is a connection that is needed between the turntable and it's phono preamp (whether the preamp is built into the turntable, or external).  When going from the very low level of a phono cartridge, it's easier to pick up noise when bringing this signal up to line level, and the ground wire helps with this.  On an internal preamp turntable, this connection is located inside the turntable. When going from the line level RCA out of a turntable with an internal phono preamp or the line level outputs from an external phono preamp to the inputs on your speakers, this connection is not needed.

  • Question:

    The HD3 has a built in USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC), but can I also use a different DAC?

    Answer:

    While the DAC in the HD3 is better than what what is built into most computers, adding a 24-bit DAC, such as our D1 or D3, would still be a benefit to audio quality.

  • Question:

    Why do I have to plug one speaker into the wall?

    Answer:

    Audioengine powered speaker models have a built-in power amplifier in the left speaker so you won’t need a stereo receiver or other extra components for power.

  • Question:

    If I connect my turntable to the HD3 will it be necessary to purchase a phono preamp or can I simply connect the turntable directly to the HD3 input?

    Answer:

    Some turntables will need a preamp before being connected and others may have one built-in. Check the turntable manufacturer’s website or user manual.

  • Question:

    If I connect my Audioengine speakers to a computer, phone, or other music player, what is the ideal volume level on the speakers and music source to get the cleanest distortion-free sound?

    Answer:

    Every setup is different but we generally recommend leaving your speaker volume at around 11 or 12 o'clock and then using your music source (phone, tablet, computer, TV, etc.) as the master volume control.

  • Question:

    Can I increase the length or change the speaker wire between each speaker?

    Answer:

    Sure. For the best audio performance we’ve included 6.5 feet of 16 gauge wire with each powered speaker system but any "stranded" speaker wire will work. The speaker binding posts on the back of each cabinet will accept bare stranded wire, however you can also use wires terminated with spade lugs, banana plugs, or pins.

  • Question:

    Can Audioengine speakers be placed on their sides?

    Answer:

    Yes, and we recommend that you position each so the tweeters are facing outward.

  • Question:

    Is it possible to have simultaneous connections to the HD3?

    Answer:

    Yes, there are multiple audio inputs on Audioengine powered speakers and both inputs are "open" or active so you can leave your audio sources connected at the same time.

  • Question:

    Why can I only output up to 16-bit on my computer when using the HD3s via USB?

    Answer:

    This is normal. The HD3's USB interface can only accept a 16-bit format; however, the HD3 will accept that 16-bit signal and then pad it to a 24-bit format on playback.

  • Question:

    When I connect a turntable to my HD3, why is the volume is extremely low?

    Answer:

    Some turntables do not have a built-in preamps and as a result you will need to add an external phono preamp between your turntable and HD3. Many turntables, however, (such as the Music Hall USB-1 or Audio Technica AT-LP120) have a built-in preamp and include a switch on the back for "line" or “phono”. For Audioengine powered speakers select "line".

  • Question:

    If my speakers are in idle mode why can I still hear a faint hum or hiss if I put my ear very close to the speaker?

    Answer:

    Even though the final amp stage is shut down during sleep, the pre-amp stage is still powered up so a slight hiss is not uncommon. If you have an analog audio cable plugged in to the speakers but not into anything else, it's possible this could be picking up some noise as well.

  • Question:

    Will I get buzz from the speakers if I place my iPhone near them?

    Answer:

    All Audioengine speakers are video and magnetically-shielded, however "GSM buzz" cannot be blocked by magnetic shielding. What actually causes this is your phone being in 2G or "EDGE" instead of 3G or 4G. For best results when using your phone as a music source, ensure that it's operating on 3G (or 4G).

  • Question:

    What if my speakers or subwoofer have a hum or buzzing sound?

    Answer:

    Hum or buzz in the speakers is usually caused by something external to the speakers which is coupling noise into the speaker system (either through the AC lines, cordless phone, wireless router, or directly from the source input). A common reason is that the entire system is set up such that a "ground loop" results. Basically, a ground loop occurs when the AC power grounds and the system signal grounds are not at the same electrical potential. Refer to our online Setup Guides for a list of things to try.

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"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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