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HD3 Home Music System w/Bluetooth aptX-HD

The HD3 is a powerful music system that delivers exceptional stereo sound and is perfect for small rooms, desktops, or gaming setups. Choose between wired or wireless connections, like USB audio from your computer, aptX-HD Bluetooth from your phone, tablet or computer, or analog from your turntable or cassette player. And the HD3 features an exceptional headphone amplifier, so your music sounds great, no matter how you listen to it.

Pro Tip Achieve the best desktop audio with the HD3 by connecting via Bluetooth or USB. This bypasses your computer's standard quality audio components, instead using the HD3’s built-in DAC to enhance sound quality.
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$349

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HD3 Home Music System w/Bluetooth aptX-HD
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HD3 Home Music System w/Bluetooth aptX-HD
$349
DS1M Desktop Stands
$39
S6 Powered Subwoofer
$299
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Best Use:

  • In the bedroom
  • On the desktop
  • In your workspace
  • Ideal for:

  • The Audiophile
  • The Phone Fanatic
  • The Freelancer
  • The Binge Watcher
  • The Turntable Enthusiast
  • Appearances Can Be Deceiving

    Yes, they may be small, but the HD3 is loaded with custom Audioengine components like aramid fiber woofers, silk tweeters, aptX HD Bluetooth, and built-in power amps. Put all of this in precision-tuned, hand-crafted cabinets and you get clear, full, and powerful audio that can easily fill up any room.

    If the Swiss Army Knife Was a Home Music System, It Would Be the HD3

    Meet our most-versatile wireless Bluetooth speakers. The HD3 Wireless Music System will work with all your apps, music, and devices so no matter how you listen, the HD3 will make sure you don’t miss a beat. It’s the ultimate music system with wireless and wired connectivity.

    HD3 Wireless Speakers

    Here's Why You'll Declare Your Love for the HD3

    • Small, hand-tuned speakers with a big sound that fills any room
    • aptX-HD Bluetooth delivers CD-like quality sound at extended ranges
    • Hand-built wood cabinets sound better, last longer
    • Simple setup, no receiver needed
    • Bass reduction toggle switch allows you to customize the speakers’ low-end response when adding a subwoofer
    • No network setup, no passwords, no hassle
    • Hand-selected headphone amplifier provides incredibly clear, high-fidelity output to a wide range of headphone impedances
    • Magnetic speaker grille crafted from high-quality materials, looks good on or off

    Just like the Good Old Days

    Nothing beats the warm, pure tone of an analog amplifier. Which is why you'll find them in Audioengine's HD3 music system. Our built-in analog power amplifiers sound remarkable compared to lower-cost digital amps found in other mass-produced brands. At Audioengine, we're always looking forward. Unless we're talking about amplifiers. And then we're always looking back.

    HD3 (left) speaker
    HD3 (left) speaker - rear panel
    Volume / Power
    Headphone out
    Bluetooth indicator / pair
    Stereo RCA inputs & outputs
    Output to right (passive) speaker
    Bluetooth antenna
    Stereo mini-jack input
    USB input
    Bass reduction switch
    Power inlet

    Tech Specs

    Type
    Powered Bluetooth aptX HD speaker system
    Amplifier Type
    Class AB
    Power Output
    60 W peak power total (15 W RMS / 30 W peak per channel), AES
    Drivers
    2.75” aramid fiber woofers 0.75“ Silk dome tweeters

    What's in the box

    1
    HD3 Home Music System w/Bluetooth aptX-HD powered (left) speaker
    1
    HD3 Home Music System w/Bluetooth aptX-HD passive (right) speaker
    1
    Antenna
    1
    Quality Gold Plated Banana Plugs
    1
    Power supply w/ detachable AC cord
    1
    USB cable
    1
    Mini-jack audio cable
    2
    Microfiber speaker bag
    2
    Microfiber cable bag
    1
    Setup guide

    Questions & answers about the HD3 Home Music System w/Bluetooth aptX-HD

    Sure, for HD3 you will need an inverter that can supply about 50-60 watts.

    Absolutely!  You can connect any Audioengine speaker with an analog output to any Sonos product that has the Line-In feature.  You can also connect any Audioengine passive speakers into an existing Sonos system using the Sonos Amp.

    Absolutely! To do so:

    • Open the Alexa App on your smartphone or tablet (Apple link  |  Google Play Link)
    • Tap the “Devices” icon and select the Echo/Alexa device you want to connect to speakers
    • Select “Bluetooth Devices”
    • Select “Pair New Device”
    • Find your Audioengine wireless speaker on the list of available Bluetooth devices, and select it

    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.

    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.

    All turntables require a phono preamp stage before connecting to Audioengine speakers. Many turntables have this built-in , while others do not and would require an external phono preamp. Check the turntable manufacturer’s website or user manual. Some turntables may even include Bluetooth, in which case you can pair and connect them to the speakers wirelessly!

    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!

    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.

    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.

    While the HD3 has a fantastic 24-bit DAC, you can always run your own external DAC to the speakers by connecting to the analog inputs.

    Our HD3's are 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. Next, connect the powered speaker to the right passive speaker using the included upgraded speaker wire with banana plug tips. Finally, plug in your music (cell phone, turntable, computer, laptop, etc.) with the supplied cables or via Bluetooth and you're ready to go!

    Here is a quick video that can be used as a reference:

    HD3 Setup Video

    (Please note - there is no audio associated with the video.)

    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.

    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!

    Compare Us to the Competition

    Description
    Amazon Customer Rating
    Pricing
    Finish
    Connectivity Technology
    Item Dimensions
    Item Dimensions
    Item Weight
    Audioengine A2+ Plus Wireless Speaker Bluetooth | Desktop Monitor Speakers | Home Music System aptX Bluetooth, 60W Powered Bookshelf Stereo Speakers | AUX Audio, USB, RCA Inputs,16-bit DAC (Black)
    CSR8670 Internal Bluetooth Receiver
    60 W peak total
    16 bit, up to 48 kHz
    aptX, AAC, SBC
    2.75”
    Finish Types
    Finish Types
    CSR8670 Internal Bluetooth Receiver
    60 W peak total
    16 bit, up to 48 kHz
    aptX, AAC, SBC
    2.75”
    Finish Types
    Finish Types
    CSR8670 Internal Bluetooth Receiver
    60 W peak total
    16 bit, up to 48 kHz
    aptX, AAC, SBC
    2.75”
    Finish Types

    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!
    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 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.
    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 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!
    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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    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.
    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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    The Audioengine HD3 excels in several areas. Just the retro sight of the pair of speakers on my desk was enough to cheer me up. The front volume knob mercifully kept me from fumbling with onscreen volume sliders. During work hours, the HD3 made music clips a temptation—and even with spoken-word material, its naturalness and lack of edginess made themselves known.
    The Audioengine HD3 excels in several areas. Just the retro sight of the pair of speakers on my desk was enough to cheer me up. The front volume knob mercifully kept me from fumbling with onscreen volume sliders. During work hours, the HD3 made music clips a temptation—and even with spoken-word material, its naturalness and lack of edginess made themselves known.
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    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.
    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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    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.
    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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    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.
    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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    Audioengine’s new HD3 powered speakers make all other small speakers obsolete.
    Audioengine’s new HD3 powered speakers make all other small speakers obsolete.
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    The HD3s sound great, but as with most Audioengine products, they sound really great for their size.
    The HD3s sound great, but as with most Audioengine products, they sound really great for their size.
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    These speakers have a ton of versatility . . . the audio quality for Audioengine HD3 is second to none for monitor speakers, so every song sounds great…
    These speakers have a ton of versatility . . . the audio quality for Audioengine HD3 is second to none for monitor speakers, so every song sounds great…
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    Which Audio Engine Speaker System is Right for You?

    Built-In DAC
    Built-In Power Amp
    USB Input
    Bluetooth
    Wi-Fi
    Woofer Size
    Tweeter Size
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    Wiring Type
    Connection Types
    Ideal Listening Space
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    HD3 Home Music System w/Bluetooth aptX-HD
    60W peak total
    24 bit (upsampled), up to 48 kHz
    AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD
    N/A
    2.75"
    0.75"
    Yes
    • Wired
    • Wireless
    • 3.5mm analog
    • Bluetooth
    • RCA analog
    • USB
    • Desktop
    • Room
    • Front Ported
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    A1 Home Music System w/ Bluetooth aptX
    60W peak total
    N/A
    aptX, AAC, SBC
    N/A
    2.75"
    0.75"
    Yes
    • Wired
    • Wireless
    • 3.5mm analog
    • Bluetooth
    • Desktop
    • Front Ported
    A2+ Home Music System w/ Bluetooth aptX
    60W peak total
    16 bit, up to 48 kHz
    aptX, AAC, SBC
    N/A
    2.75"
    0.75"
    Yes
    • Wired
    • Wireless
    • 3.5mm analog
    • Bluetooth
    • RCA analog
    • USB
    • Desktop
    • Front Ported

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