HEOS 3

HEOS 3 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 52.
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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

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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, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, TIDAL or Rhapsody 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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Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, 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.
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Google Assistant Voice Control

Ask your Google Home, Google app or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control content across your listening environment. Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more. ‘Works with the Google Assistant’ feature is always improving — further enhancements arrive in 2019.
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Josh.ai Smart Home Voice Automation

An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, Josh.ai offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AVR and more. Josh.ai is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your phone or tablet. Works with iOS and Android devices.
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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 SiriusXM, SoundCloud, Napster, Spotify, TIDAL, TuneIn, Deezer, Mood:Mix 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
2016-12-20

pdf file
Owner's Manual - French

5.37 MB
2016-12-20

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - English

2.57 MB
2016-04-05

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - French

2.57 MB
2016-04-05

pdf file
Specification Sheet - English

4.11 MB
2016-09-25

Videos - HEOS 3

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HEOS Loves Spotify Connect
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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 Sound is excellent functionality of app is spot on We've been running them for 2 years now. They have been unbelievably flawless now for several months. The last update really fixed a lot of things. On the app, they brought back the master volume. Very key for whole house audio. We run 2 HEOS 7s, 10 HEOS 3s, and 2 HEOS 1s. All of them over wi-fi 2.4GHz and as a single zone. However, we do have our house wired with four high capacity prosumer/commercial grade Wi-fi APs. When we had only one home router (e.g., $200+ ASUS), the connection was iffy and the router would burn out after a couple of months. If HEOS would produce a real subwoofer, I'd add one or two of them to the rooms we hang out most in, but until then. It's still a nice way to live.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Sound ... but Pro: sound is good, we are very pleased. A lot of choices for were to get music from. Con: The app needs work. A good deal of the audio sources are subscriber based, and they are all optional. Have a way to customize this screen to reduce clutter making it easier to find the music or source you are looking for. Moving audio for the Heos to the receiver didn't work they way it did in the video, the receiver started playing the previous started queue. And the Heos kept playing. transitioning between rooms should work, or be easier. Also the volume should be normalized between the rooms, so when in transition it is seamless. An added feature that should be considered is an Alarm, tunein android app includes this but not the tunein source in the heos app. This would be a killer feature and possibly allow me to replace my wifes bose stereo. Not sleek enough, shape is a little awkward according to my wife, the home designer.
Date published: 2017-12-31
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 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 4 out of 5 by from One caveat Love my heos3 hs2. The one downfall is not being able to use a pair as rear surrounds for my avrs930h. Would be a perfect 5 stars then. Why would you put the heos badge on the receiver if this was not possible? Hopefully this can be fixed with a future firmware update
Date published: 2017-12-24
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Q&A - HEOS 3

I just purchased a Heos 3 and have it in the same network with a marantz receiver.  When the heos 3 is connected (on) the marantz receiver sound shuts on and off every like 3 seconds. If I disconnect the Heos 3 the problem goes away. 

Asked by: Pedro
Hey Pedro, We will need more information in order to provide adequate assistance. Please contact our Customer Support toll-free number at 855-499-2820 to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-08-26

I have one Heos 3, purchased about 2 years ago and now I notice Amazon has some listed as (Old version, discontinued by manufacturer), I'm assuming mine is an old version? What is the difference between an old vs. new version?

Asked by: rrmcg507
Hey RRmcg507, To verify if you have an old version or new version please note the old version would have a reset button and the new version would have a Bluetooth button. As for the differences between the two is the HS2 supports Bluetooth and a bitrate of 24 while the HS1 does not and only supports a bitrate of 16. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-07-01

Can you use heos 3 outside mounted on the wall of a covered patio? Meaning rain will never get to it but it will be exposed to outside air and temps. 

Asked by: Boyan
Hey Boryan, The speaker is not designed to withstand the outdoor elements. So we do not suggest leaving it outside as a permanent speaker. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-05-29

Is it possible to use the Heos 3 HS2 speakers as rear surrounds for a Heos Bar in lieu of the smaller Heos 1 HS2 speakers for a 3.1 setup?

Asked by: DenonRocks
Hey DenonRocks, Yes, this is possible. You are able to use your HEOS 3 speakers as Surround Speaker with your HEOS BAR to create a 5.1 setup. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-04-02

Is it possible to set up a "wireless" 7.1 surround system using 4 HEOS 3's as the back and side surrounds, given an AVR-X3500H receiver ? And I note "wireless" given that each speaker still needs to be powered. Thanks

Asked by: Striker
Hey Striker, To answer your question, no. This unit is not capable of doing a 7.1 wireless surround setup using four HEOS 3 speakers. Only the HEOS AVR and HEOS BAR are capable of doing a 5.1 wireless surround.
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-03-15

What is the frequency range and amplifier power of the Heos 3

Asked by: Jack333
Hey Jack333, Unfortunately, this is an unlisted spec and thus are unable to provide you with it.
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-03-07

Can the HEOS 3 play audio from an HDMI input from a AVR-X4400H? For example, I have one zone with the AVR connected to 5.1.4 wired speakers playing a blu-ray movie or cable TV. Can I simultaneously play the audio with the HEOS 3 and the wired speakers?

Asked by: lee13
Hey Lee, So technically it can but only if it's 2 channel PCM audio from the HDMI source. So you would not be able to get 5.1.4 in the main zone and play the HDMI audio to the HEOS 3 as a secondary zone at the same time. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with any other concerns you may have.
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-08-13

Are there heos speakers that can be used as rear surounds with a Denon AVR-X1500H?

Asked by: GeBe
Hey Gebe, Unfortunately, no. HEOS speakers cannot be used as surround sound speakers on any of the S-Series or X-Series units. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with any other concerns you may have.
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-03-06
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FAQ - HEOS 3

  • WHAT IS HEOS?
    HEOS 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 HEOS 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, Napster, TuneIn, SiriusXM, TIDAL, Deezer, Mood:Mix and SoundCloud 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.
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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
-
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
Yes
-
Yes
NEW High Resolution Audio Support
Yes
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Yes