HEOS 3 (Series 1)

HEOS 3 (Series 1) is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 53.
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  • Versatile horizontal or vertical placement
  • Use 2 for a perfectly synchronized stereo pair
  • Dual custom full range drivers powered by 2 dedicated Class D amplifiers



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Features - HEOS 3 (Series 1)

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. 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.

  • Dual custom full-range drivers powered by a two-channel Class-D amplifier
  • 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 Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody or TuneIn
  • 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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Specs - HEOS 3 (Series 1)

General

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

Drive Units Dual full range

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

Downloads - HEOS 3 (Series 1)

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

4.01 MB
2/18/2016

pdf file
Owner's Manual - Spanish

4.02 MB
2/18/2016

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - English

3.12 MB
12/22/2015

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - Spanish

3.08 MB
12/22/2015

pdf file
Specification Sheet - English

3.76 MB
12/22/2015

Videos - HEOS 3 (Series 1)

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Reviews And Awards - HEOS 3 (Series 1)

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing speaker I was offered this Bluetooth speaker for 1/3 of the pricing from Spotify and I decided to try it. Might be the best speaker I know of on the market for the market pricing. I have a few friends that have HK & Bose Bluetooth spejets and we agree this one is the best value. The only complaint I have is that the bass can be heavy sometimes, a mix amp would be great in the app. I am hoping to get the Hometheater Sound Bar soon... just waiting for the right deal from HEOS because I won't buy another brand.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear crisp sound with convenient simplicity. I have a Heos 5 and a Heos 3 in my great room (medium size room). The 5 is in the front and 3 in the back. Nice combo. Good mid range and highs. I listen to mainly instrumental. The sound is good and pleasant. Now, I can get better sound with a wired system. But, Heos shines in this area. Plug it in and control from the I-Phone. Select the music and it’s just that simple. No amplifier and mountains of connections and wires. Very convient. Besides, my spouse does like the volume high. It fits our lifestyle!
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Sound......Butttt I have the Heos 3 and Harman Kardon Onyx 2 speaker. The Heos speaker is smaller, more compact and packs just as much (of not more) bass than the Onyx. The only disappointing thing with the Heos 3 is has to be plugged into an electrical outlet for it to work and I can go wireless without being connected to wifi. Other than those two things, I would give it a 5 star. I believe the company has one that performs both missing features but they're too expensive for my blood.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never worked I purchased my Heos 3 speaker several years ago, and was never able to successfully make it work. I gave up on trying, and gave it to my nephew to try, but he couldn't either, leaving it to gather dust in a closet at my sister's house. Poor product, with no customer service contact information provided. I would not recommend, or purchase another Heos product in the future.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible user ability. Terrible interface. Speaker is great. Sound is awesome. However, toggling between songs and using apps other than the ones HEOS has agreements with is difficult and annoying. For one, you can't switch songs or change volume from your iPhone lock screen. You must open your phone up to the app. This is the process that should be the most seamless. wish they could upgrade this.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whole house sound I have 3 of the Heos 3 speakers in my home, in the living room, family room and kitchen. I often take one onto the patio too. I love the sound quality and that my music is in every room. I have other speakers around my home connected to my zone 2 of my stereo, they do not even compare in sound, ease of use or connectivity.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cumbersome UI You have to turn on wifi on your phone, then click like 8 unintuititive buttons to do anything. For example, if you want to play sound through the AUX input, it should automatically detect it and play. Nope. To adjust the treble and bass, I can't even remember how many buttons you have to press, but it's a nuisance.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does not interface with popular Podcast apps It is not possible to interface with Podcast Addict, a very popular smartphone app. I contacted the developer and he said that Heos has a proprietary interface and it will be difficult to have the app communicate with the speaker. Second, the 3.5 mm plug cannot be used to play directly from a smart phone.
Date published: 2018-04-02
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Awards
HiFi Choice Magazine

If ease of use, speaker design and musicality distinguish multi-room systems, then HEOS by Denon has set a refreshingly high benchmark.

Sound & Vision

The HEOS system is simply terrific and terrifically simple.

WHAT HI-FI?

One of the most well-equipped contenders to take on Sonos at the game it knows so well. It's similarly priced, equally stylish, wonderfully simple to use and includes a few great features that, as yet, Sonos has overlooked.

TechWeLike

The HEOS app seemed responsive and intuitive. Things we need when jamming out to our songs!

TechGuy$martBuy

Denon has 100 years of sound engineering behind them so when they have a new product, you should listen.

UK Inside CI Magazine

Naturally HEOS offers all the usual multiroom tricks, allowing multiple sources to be played simultaneously in different zones.

FAQ - HEOS 3 (Series 1)

  • 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 or Android phone or table...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 wi..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... 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 or Android smartphone or tablet running Android 2.3 or higher. You will need a wireless network and int..More
  • WHAT MUSIC SOURCES DOES HEOS SUPPORT?
    Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, TIDAL, SoundCloud 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... 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 (Series 1)

Model
HEOS 3 (Series 1)
General
Ideal for
Small to medium sized rooms, such as bedrooms, offices or kitchens
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large rooms and open areas such as living rooms, patios, or open-floor-plan homes.
Drive Units
Dual full range
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two tweeters, two mid-woofers, and one woofer
Enclosure Design
Ported
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two passive radiators
Amplifier Channels
2
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5
3.5mm audio line-in connection
Yes (1)
-
Yes (1)
USB port for direct connection of stored music
Yes (1)
-
Yes (1)
Wired Network
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
3.5mm Headphone Output jack
No
-
Yes (1)
Includes threaded hole for wall/stand mounting
Yes
-
No
Placement
Vertical or Horizontal
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Horizontal
NEW Bluetooth Capability
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Yes
NEW High Resolution Audio Support
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Yes