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HD3 Wireless Speaker System

The HD3 premium powered speakers are a mini home music system with high-fidelity stereo sound for smaller spaces and desktops. Stream your music in seconds from any app or device via high-definition Bluetooth.

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Tech Specs

  • Two Speaker Stereo
    2-Speaker Stereo
  • bluetooth
    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 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+, A2+ Wireless, 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:

    Though overall latency can be affected by some external factors (including things like signal strength, how well the source device's manufacturer has implemented it's Bluetooth, and even simply from being physically further away from the speakers) Audioengine Bluetooth products have very low latency when compared to most Bluetooth receivers, around 30 ms.

  • Question:

    What does it mean if the LED indicator is orange, instead of white?

    Answer:

    Whenever the pair button's LED turns from white to orange, that means that your source is currently sending it an aptX, or aptX HD signal.

  • 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 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!

  • Question:

    Do I need a separate receiver for Audioengine powered speakers?

    Answer:

    Nope! 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,  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 voila! You're listening to music!

  • 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:

    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 color on 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. The spring style banana plugs provided with the HD3s may look like they won't fit, but they will actually compress to fit into the posts on the speakers, so some amount of effort will be needed to insert them.

  • 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 to stay on all the time!

  • Question:

    Does HD3 come with speaker grills?

    Answer:

    The HD3 speakers do include detachable magnetic grills. The grills have thin rubber pads to prevent marks or damage to the finish or the cabinet, so your HD3s will keep looking great even if you like to remove / replace them frequently!

  • Question:

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

    Answer:

    Absolutely! This is especially useful for connecting wired with newer iPhones that do not have a headphone jack output. 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 them like this, you can use the USB 3 version of Apple's USB camera adapter, which also allows passthrough charging at the same time.

  • Question:

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

    Answer:

    Absolutely! This is especially useful for connecting wired with newer Smartphones that do not have a headphone jack output. You'll need the correct USB-A 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, you can set the HD3 at a fixed volume and adjust from your source device. Around 50% is a good starting point, but you'll need to experiment to find what setting works best to give you a good overall volume, and a smooth ramp up.

  • Question:

    Can I take my Audioengine HD3 speakers to another country with a different voltage?

    Answer:

    Yes, you can. The HD3 speakers use a switching power supply so it will automatically convert to the different voltage. The power cable is also detachable 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:

    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:

    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 add our W3 wireless adapter for a wireless subwoofer! It's also worth noting that the HD3 includes a bass cut switch, to help them blend even better with an external 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 on the bottom of each cabinet to use with wall mounts. You can also use side clamping mounts, although mounts that clamp from the front and back may obstruct the bass port.

  • Question:

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

    Answer:

    The HD3's USB interface handles up to 16-bit, and sample rates up to 48kHz, though the bit-depth will be padded internally to 24-bit. 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 to ensure minimal sample-rate conversions. Many system players like JRiver and Amarra will default to the proper sample rate automatically.

  • Question:

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

    Answer:

    Because Audioengine active speakers already have an amp built in, you never want to connect it to the amplifier output of a stereo amp or AV receiver that would typically connect with bare speaker wire or banana plugs. If you want to use an existing AV receiver as an input switcher and that system has preamp outputs (these would typically be RCA), you could connect these to the RCA inputs on your Audioengine powered speakers.

  • 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, the SONOS Connect, and Google's Chromecast Audio are other options that can be added to Audioengine speakers. Where the W3 is a self-contained solution, these products instead rely on your existing home network to send music to multiple speakers at once.

  • 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:

    Why do I hear my phone's notifications over Bluetooth?

    Answer:

    A Bluetooth connection works just like a wired connection, so you'll hear any sounds from your device that would normally play when using headphones, for example. The speakers' job is to project whatever sounds are being fed to them, which means when there are sounds you do not want your speakers to play, you have to manage it from the device that is making the sound. Most phone users will manage this by putting their ringer and notifications on silent mode, or if your device has the ability, choosing to play those sounds through the internal speakers rather than the the Bluetooth speakers.

  • 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:

    The included Banana plugs don't look like they'll fit. What gives?

    Answer:

    It's important for this connection to be very tight, so the metal ends of the banana plugs make good contact against the inside of the 5-way binding post. It's for this reason that the Banana plugs we use on the included speaker wire utilize a spring style connection. The ends may appear too large to fit in the hole at the end of the 5-way binding post, but the plug will compress as you insert them. Some amount of force may be necessary to get the plug to go in, but know that this is normal, and won't damage the plug or the 5-way binding post. Click here to view a video demonstration.

  • 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:

    Why don't my speakers have more bass?

    Answer:

    If the speaker wire connections on one side are swapped, this can result in a sound that is "scooped" where the lower frequency sounds that are mostly equal between the left and right speakers are reaching you out of phase with one another. This can result in the speakers sounding like they are lacking in bass. To check for this, make sure that the speaker wires are connected to the same color 5-way binding post on each side.

  • Question:

    Are Audioengine products compatible with Bluetooth 5.0?

    Answer:

    Yes! We incorporate all the relevant functions and features from Bluetooth 5.0 that apply to our products! These features include; extended range, low latency (so that video and audio sync properly), as well as higher level aptX-HD, aptX, and AAC codecs (with the exception of our 512 portable speaker which supports SBC only). Keep in mind that the capability of the source is what controls the Bluetooth experience.

  • 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:

    I'm using a Turntable with my Audioengine speakers, and it gets noisy when I turn the volume up. What gives?

    Answer:

    This can sometimes happen when the speakers and turntable are placed on the same surface.  The vibrations from the speakers playing feedback into the turntables stylus, causing unwanted noise.  The best way to mitigate this would be to place the speakers on a different surface.  If that's not an option, we'd recommend trying out some isolation stands.  For larger speakers like A5+ and HD6, the ones made by Isoacoustics work well.

  • 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:

    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's DAC will automatically pad the bit depth to 24-bit internally during playback, for lower noise and better dynamic range.

  • Question:

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