HEOS 3

HEOS 3 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 26.
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  • High Resolution Audio Support
  • Bluetooth® Integrated
  • Versatile for horizontal or vertical placement
  • Dual custom full-range drivers powered by a two-channel Class D amplifier
  • Use two for a perfectly synchronized stereo pair
  • Now available – control with Amazon Alexa voice commands.

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Features - HEOS 3

Compact speaker delivering big HEOS Sound.

Ideal for small to medium sized rooms, such as bedrooms, offices or kitchens. This compact but full-featured speaker plays cloud music, music stored on your phone or tablet, plus USB and NAS sources, too. Now you can even play content through Bluetooth. Meaning you have options.


It also features a carefully designed blend of two custom full-range drivers and a two-channel class D amplifier, all controlled with state-of-the-art digital signal processing that was born in the recording studio. Translated from the tech: these small, powered speakers produce big, clear sound from highly tested, recording studio-grade engineering with support for high resolution audio.

  • Dual custom full-range drivers powered by a two-channel Class-D amplifier
  • Plays High Resolution Music delivering the ultimate listening experience over network or USB all in the convenience of your home.
  • Bluetooth® Built-In - giving you the choice of utilizing Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth to stream music on the HEOS wireless multi-room sound system.
  • Small enough to put wherever you need big HEOS sound
  • Two full-range drivers pump out rich, clean sound powered by a pure and efficient two-channel digital amplifier
  • Sound is optimized via precision acoustical processing algorithms that originated in top recording studios.
  • Configure two HEOS 3 speakers to work together as a stereo pair
  • Stream from your favorite music service such as Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, Amazon Music, Mood:Mix, Deezer, Napster, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, or TIDAL via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi audio streaming.
  • FREE HEOS APP FOR IOS, ANDROID AND KINDLE
  • Stream music stored locally on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.
  • A USB jack and auxiliary input jack allow playback from these sources to one or more HEOS players, perfectly synchronized
  • Built-in dual band wireless connects to standard home wireless networks
  • Volume up, volume down and mute buttons, mute LED indicator, multicolor status LED indicator
  • Ethernet jack for wired network connectivity
  • Bass and treble controls

All HEOS speakers feature:

MULTI-ROOM SOUND

Every room can have its own HEOS sound. Or, group multiple speakers to fill the house with the same song. Multi-room means multiple options.
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APPS & STREAMING SERVICES

Cloud music, streaming music and your music library—all your favorite sources are supported by this amazing FREE app.
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AMAZING SOUND QUALITY

It’s no accident that HEOS speakers produce pristine sound. They are engineered by the experts at Denon, innovators in audio for more than 100 years.
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EASY SETUP

It’s amazing how quickly you can start listening to your HEOS speakers. Place your speakers, and you will be listening to music in minutes. It’s really that simple.
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HEOS + Alexa — Speak Your Commands

Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice.

To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, open the Alexa app and select “Skills.” Add HEOS Home Entertainment to enable. Then, go to Smart Home in the Alexa app menu and choose Devices and Discover or say “Alexa, discover my devices.”

With HEOS Home Entertainment and Alexa, you can stream to this product and any other HEOS-enabled device. Play music from Pandora, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music Unlimited, Tidal, Napster, Spotify, Deezer and SiriusXM. All you have to do is ask.

Specs - HEOS 3

Audio System

Dual Wide Range Drivers Dual active wide range drivers cover the full audio range, assisted via advanced DSP processing for a smooth, natural tonal balance.

Class D Digital Amplification 2 channels of Class D digital amplification provide high efficiency, lowest distortion and widest dynamic range.

Auxiliary Analog Line Input The 3.5 mm stereo analog auxiliary line input lets users connect a device with analog stereo output directly to the HEOS 3.

Stereo Pair Operation -

Music Sources

Music Subscription Services The HEOS app lets you choose from popular subscription streaming services including iHeartradio, SiriusXM, TIDAL, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Napster, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, Mood:Mix, Deezer and from other services that offer DRM-free tracks. More services will be added soon.

Internet Radio Stations Streaming AAC, MP3, WMA (via the TuneIn service)

Bluetooth Supported Play on one speaker or add other HEOS speakers in party mode.

Music Formats Supported Audio Formats Supported:
WMA: Up to and including 192kbps
AAC and MP3: Up to and including 320kbps
WAV, ALAC and FLAC: Up to and including 24-bit/192kHz.
DSD: 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz

Picture Formats Supported HEOS 3 supports JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF album art picture formats.

USB Drives Supported HEOS 3 supports USB thumb drives via the built-in USB port. Music content on a USB drive can be played back locally, or on any or all HEOS players on your network.
“Availability of music services may vary by region. Not all services may be available at time of purchase. Some services may be added or discontinued from time to time based on decisions of the music service providers or others. Visit www.HEOSbyDenon.com for announcements and details.”

Networking

Wireless Connection Supports latest dual band wireless networks (including 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standards).

Wired Connection Connect to your home or office LAN system via the RJ-45 wired LAN port.

General

Ideal for small to medium sized rooms, such as bedrooms, offices or kitchens.

Drive Units dual full range

NEW Bluetooth Capability Yes

NEW High Resolution Audio Support Yes

Enclosure Design ported

Amplifier Channels 2

3.5mm audio line-in connection Yes (1)

USB port for direct connection of stored music Yes (1)

Wired Network Ethernet Jack (1)

Wireless Network 802.11a/b/g/n standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands

3.5mm Headphone Output jack No

Includes threaded hole for wall/stand mounting Yes

Placement Vertical or Horizontal

Power Supply 100~240 Volts AC, 50~60 Hz, auto-switching power adapter

What's In The Box HEOS 3 player, AC power adapter, 3.5 mm setup cable, Ethernet cable for wired LAN hookup, Quick Start guide.

Controls and Indicators Volume Up/Down (+, -)
Mute
Mute LED indicator
LED multi-function status indicator
Network connect button
Bluetooth ‘connect’ button (rear)

Weight 4.2 lbs; 1.9 kg

Multiple Language Support English, French, Spanish

Product Finish Black

Dimensions (H x W x D) 5.1 x 10.7 x 6.5 inches; 130 x 272 x 165 mm (H x W x D when placed horizontally)

10.7 x 5.1 x 6.5 inches; 272 x 130 x 165 mm (H x W x D when placed vertically)

Operating Temperature Range 41°F~95°F; 5°C~35°C

Downloads - HEOS 3

pdf file
Online Manual
pdf file
Owner's Manual - English

5.38 MB
12/20/2016

pdf file
Owner's Manual - Spanish

5.37 MB
12/20/2016

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - English

2.57 MB
4/5/2016

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - Spanish

2.57 MB
4/5/2016

pdf file
Specification Sheet - English

4.11 MB
9/25/2016

Videos - HEOS 3

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Reviews And Awards - HEOS 3

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sound !! I was really excited when my Heos speaker arrived. The speaker is a nice size but not so big that it would take up too much space. The speaker can also be placed both horizontally or vertically . The set up was pretty simple though I did have some minor issues with the App where I had to delete and re-download it. It took several minutes for the whole process but it was definitely worth it. The sound quality was amazing. Very crisp quality. My first thought was this would be perfect for a party. I also liked the fact that I could control the speaker from my phone from changing songs to the volume. This speaker is amazing and I would recommend it .
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable system Had a full HEOS system (AVR-X4300H, HEOS-3 speakers, and HEOS Link) installed by Best Buy Geek Squad. Plenty of trouble on installation and setup including multiple attempts to load receiver software. Now, HEOS-3 speakers refuse to group with AVR and each other, and will play media sometimes but not all. Unplayable media includes CD, radio, internet streaming, iPhone content. Enormously frustrating experience. I'm about ready to return all equipment. However, when it works, the sound is fabulous. But this equipment should work out of the box and have high reliability.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful sound from a relatively small unit This is a good speaker. Requires a few minutes of setup to connect to your device, but works fine once connected. I think it could benefit from an on/off button for those who dont want it left on permanently. Also, I understand that its a powerful unit so I see why its not battery powered, though it would be amazing if it had a battery pack to take on the go as an option as well.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sound and Unique Design We are loving our HEOS 3 speaker. Has a unique design that can work horizontally or vertically. This is the smallest of the HEOS speakers, and it works wonderfully for amazing sound in 1 room, and with the way my floorplan is I can listen 3 rooms over. I have my speaker in my kitchen, and has excellent bass response for it's size. The App is also user friendly, and works well with other music services apps. The App was so easy to set up.I am also impressed by the list of service apps that work with this speaker. If you are looking for a great home speaker for one room or multiple rooms then look no further. This is a great find, and we are really pleased with it. I love the way it looks in my kitchen. The design of it allows for several different display options.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprising sound quality for its size. Both the Android and Apple apps were easy to set up and use. It's compatible with a personal music collection as well as streaming music apps such as Pandora and iHeart Radio, which are built right into the HEOS app. The speaker has a built-in USB port that enables you to play even more of your music collection than you have stored on your phone. The speaker can be heard in other rooms in an average size house. Additionally, it has separate bass and treble adjustments to tailor the sound to the type of music you are listening to. A nice improvement would be a pause feature instead of the mute button that is located directly on the speaker so that you do not miss any music when forced to interrupt play. I was unable to connect to a hidden network after setting it up because I could not find the option to type in a network name (SSID) manually; it only brings up the ones it can find, not hidden networks. Outside of this minor issue, the app is quite user friendly, and I am extremely satisfied with the performance and quality of this speaker!!
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product with Amazing Sound! Not only does in sound amazing, the app is well designed and product was easy to set up!! I would highly recommend this product to any family & friends. .
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Software Flaws Prevent a 5 Star Review The actual hardware, the speakers are great. The software which runs the system needs some improvement. Speakers will randomly disconnect and stop. Usually you have to unplug them and get it back going, and then restart your source; about a 4-5 minute fix. Maybe they need completely new software people because this review page randomly refreshes and I lose what I have written. It took 3 times just to get this in.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Sound! I love my Heos system and I am really happy to see how Denon is expanding the echo system. The 3 is a great speaker for smaller rooms with excellent sound quality. Step up to the five for anything larger than an average bedroom. The Heos app is not bad, but it good use some design improvements to make the whole experience perfect.
Date published: 2017-06-03
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Q&A - HEOS 3

Will I be able to play music from my Sony MP3 player connected through the USB port?

Asked by: Stella
Hello Stella, You can use a USB stick to play music through the HEOS 3. If you have a Sony MP3 player that may not work. You could try it but it has to be formatted to FAT32. You should be able to use a auxiliary from the Sony to the HEOS3. 1 Insert a FAT32 formatted USB device into the USB port on the back of the HEOS speaker. 2 Select “USB Music” from the “Music” tab. 3 Select the name of your HEOS speaker. 4 Browse the music on your USB device and select something to play.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-10-10

Does HEO 3 support aptX Low Latency codec?

Asked by: Cheng
Hello Cheng, there is no aptX low latency support in the HEOS 3. You cannot have lossless over Bluetooth with HEOS. Tidal offers lossless audio via wifi.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-28

If connected via bluetooth can I still play sound from two speakers at the same time?  Or is this only possible when connected via wifi?

Asked by: rfv22
Your Bluetooth device most likely can only stream to one device at a time. In order to play a single Bluetooth stream on multiple speakers, they would have to be connected to the network ,and grouped together using the HEOS app.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-06-15

Which HEOS speakers will work best as surrounds with the HEOS AVR?

Asked by: RIcky
Hi Ricky. The great thing is that you can use a pair of any HEOS speaker (both must be the same model) as your surround channels with the HEOS AVR. The bigger the speaker, the bigger the sound. The HEOS 3 is a great choice for this purpose as it has a nice balanced sound and stands vertical to fit comfortably where most standard satellite speakers would fit. Either way, when you set it up there will be an option to be "Optimized for HEOS AVR" which will take the guess work out of the equation and set the speakers up to sound the best in a surround configuration with the HEOS AVR. Thanks!
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-05-16

Can Heos 3 HS2 works in 220 v without anything else plug in?

Asked by: gerry
Yes. The HEOS 3 comes with a switching power supply for 100-240v 50/60Hz.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-02-01

My light flashes green but never goes solid.How do I get past this?

Asked by: Janet
Hello Janet I am sorry your facing this issue. If your router has a WPS button you could press that then the Connect button on your speaker 3 times in a row within 2 seconds of each press. Another option would be to connect your speaker directly to the router then go into the settings menu in the HEOS app and then go to My Devices, then Your speaker, then change from Wired to your Wifi network.
Answered by: Brett
Date published: 2017-01-05

How to Bluetooth my cellphone to speaker

Asked by: cullee215
Hello cullee215. Please follow the steps in the FAQ at the link below to pair Bluetooth devices with your HEOS 3 wireless speaker. Thanks! http://denon.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4158
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2016-11-09

Can we attach a go pack with Heos3?

Asked by: Raju
Hi Raju. The Go Pack battery is only compatible with the HEOS 1 portable wireless speaker. There is no option to add a battery to the HEOS 3, or any other model.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-04-09
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FAQ - HEOS 3

  • WHAT IS HEOS BY DENON?
    HEOS by Denon is a Wireless Multi-Room Sound System comprising a family of great-sounding music players for your whole home. There is a free app to control them from your iOS, Android or Kindle phone or tablet. You can enjoy your favorite streaming music services, internet radio or your own music collection and set-up is a breeze. More
  • WHAT MAKES HEOS SPEAKERS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER WIRELESS SPEAKERS?
    HEOS is a true multi-room system. You can play the same song in every room or any combination of rooms you choose, including a different song in every room. These are distinct advantages over other wireless systems such as Airplay and Bluetooth. HEOS uses standard home wireless technology so you can use your existing router without the need for any new equipment such as a bridging device. The wireless range and sound quality is far superior to Bluetooth and any device on your network running the free HEOS app can control every speaker. Only HEOS comes with 100 years of audio expertise from Denon. More
  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 4 HEOS SPEAKERS?
    The HEOS 1 compact enclosure features humidity resistance, making the HEOS 1 ideal for listening in damp or steamy environments, such as the bathroom. The HEOS 3 is a dual driver design with 2 Class D amp channels ideal for small to medium-sized rooms. The HEOS 5 is a 5 driver system with 4 active drivers (dual mid-woofers, dual tweeters) powered by 4 Class D amp channels, along with a passive radiator. It is ideal for medium to large rooms. The HEOS 7 features 7 drivers including dual mid-woofers, dual tweeters and an active sub-woofer, powered by 5 Class D amp channels, along with dual passive radiators. HEOS 7 includes a headphone output. The streaming functionalities, USB and Aux inputs are identical for all models. More
  • WHICH HEOS SPEAKER IS RIGHT FOR MY ROOM?
    All HEOS speakers provide an amazing music experience. Generally, HEOS 7 is suggested for large rooms and open areas such as living rooms, patios, or open-floor-plan homes or any enthusiast who wants the deepest bass and highest output; HEOS 5 for medium to large rooms such as dining rooms, larger bedrooms and offices or smaller living rooms; and HEOS 3 for small to medium sized rooms, such as bedrooms, offices or kitchens. The HEOS 1, because of its humidity resistance, is perfect for listening in damp or steamy environments, such as a bathroom. If you add the HEOS 1 Go Pack, you can even take your speaker to the park. More
  • WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO MAKE HEOS WORK IN MY HOME?
    You'll need to download the free HEOSbyDenon app on iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 5 or higher, Android smartphone or tablet running Android 2.3 or higher or Kindle. You will need a wireless network and internet connection and a mobile device connected to the wireless network. More
  • WHAT MUSIC SOURCES DOES HEOS SUPPORT?
    Spotify, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, TIDAL, SoundCloud, Mood:Mix, Deezer and Amazon Music plus music on your phone or tablet, USB storage and analog sources. More
  • CAN I USE TWO HEOS SPEAKERS IN A STEREO PAIR?
    You can use two HEOS 1, two HEOS 3, two HEOS 5, or two HEOS 7 speakers as a stereo pair. More
  • HOW MANY HEOS SPEAKERS CAN BE USED AT ONE TIME?
    The system can support up to 32 HEOS music players on the network at once. More
  • WHAT IS THE FREE HEOS ACCOUNT AND WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS?
    Your HEOS account remembers all your settings and preferences such as all your music service logins and HEOS playlists. When you'd like to add multiple phone or tablet controllers to your system, you only need to sign in to each new device with your HEOS user name and password. Instantly all your music services and HEOS playlists are available in the new controller too. If you prefer, we support multiple HEOS accounts in a single household. This way, every family member can enjoy their own personalized e.g. Pandora or Spotify account settings and still share all the same Wi-Fi speakers at home. More
  • WHERE CAN I PURCHASE HEOS?
    An authorized HEOS dealer can be found using the following link on the HEOS website: authorized dealers.More

Comparison - HEOS 3

Model
HEOS 3
General
Ideal for
small to medium sized rooms, such as bedrooms, offices or kitchens.
large rooms and open areas such as living rooms, patios, or open-floor-plan homes.
medium to large rooms such as dining rooms, larger bedrooms and offices or smaller living rooms.
Drive Units
dual full range
two tweeters, two mid-woofers, and one woofer
two tweeters, two woofers
Enclosure Design
ported
two passive radiators
single passive radiator
Amplifier Channels
2
5
4
3.5mm audio line-in connection
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
USB port for direct connection of stored music
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Wired Network
Ethernet Jack (1)
Ethernet Jack (1)
Ethernet Jack (1)
Wireless Network
802.11a/b/g/n standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands
802.11a/b/g/n/ac standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands
802.11a/b/g/n/ac standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands
3.5mm Headphone Output jack
No
Yes (1)
No
Includes threaded hole for wall/stand mounting
Yes
No
No
Placement
Vertical or Horizontal
Horizontal
Horizontal
NEW Bluetooth Capability
Yes
Yes
Yes
NEW High Resolution Audio Support
Yes
Yes
Yes