HEOS 3 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 51.
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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.
  • 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:


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


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.


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 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

pdf file
Owner's Manual - French

5.37 MB

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - English

2.57 MB

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - French

2.57 MB

pdf file
Specification Sheet - English

4.11 MB

Videos - HEOS 3

HEOS Loves Spotify Connect
Anywhere Sounds Amazing

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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great Speaker Exactly what I was looking for and extremely pleased with how it performs. I have been looking at the options for multi room listening for about two years. Decided not to bother with wires as I liked the flexibility the wireless system would offer over time. I ultimately decided on the HEOS speakers because of the Bluetooth option and the ability to play hi res files. The sound is very full for the room each speaker is placed. Have not been disappointed in the least.
Date published: 2018-03-13
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Q&A - HEOS 3

Does this speaker have dynamic compression (normalizing abilities)? I need speakers that allow me to hear dialogue and also not make the house shake during loud scenes.

Asked by: Widgetball
Hello Widgetball, No, the speaker does not utilize dynamic compression. The HEOS 3 is made to stream music for a source like a phone, tablet or PC. It is not made to be connected to a TV, although you do have that ability.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-08-18

Number 1. I just bought a Denon AVRS740H. Is it possible to have the front 3 speakers (center, front right, and front left) wired and the 4 surround speakers wireless with Heos' 1 or 3. Number 2. Do you plan on releasing any battery powered Heos 3s?

Asked by: brendan
Hello brendan, You cannot use HEOS speakers as rears with the AVR-S740H. The only receiver you can use HEOS speakers as rears is the HEOS AVR. There is nothing planned for HEOS 3 battery packs.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-07-14

How long are the power cords for the sub and standard speakers? If they are standard 4-6 feet then are you there longer cords available?

Asked by: TOPHER
Hello TOPHER, They are 6', we do not sell any aftermarket longer cables.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-07-14

Are any of the HEOS speakers portable, ie, rechargable battery operated?

Asked by: boulderskies
Hello boulderskies, You can use the HEOS 1 with the HEOS GO Pack. The Go Pack is rechargeable and the HEOS 1 is Bluetoooth.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-06-06

I haven’t been able to find the HEOS Alexa skill. Is it currently only available in the US? Are there plans to release it elsewhere?

Asked by: Anthony0
Hello Anthony0, Yes, currently it is only available in the US. We are working on getting it out to other parts of the world soon. Hang in there!
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-03-28

Can this speaker be used as an additional (back) speaker?

Asked by: evelyn
Hello evelyn, Yes, you can use the HEOS 3 speakers as rear surrounds, you have to use 2, you cannot just just 1. And that will only be in conjunction with the HEOS Bar.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-03-28

How to turn up volume. I’ve used the up volume button on the speaker, and the volume on my iPhone. Volume works with everything but my smart TV 

Asked by: Miss Lynda
Hello Miss Lynda, That is correct, you are not able to use the Smart TV to turn this unit up or down. You do have to use the app, iphone or the speaker itself.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-03-05

At the risk of sounding like a newbie would the Heos 3 be considered compatible with my Bluetooth devices?

Asked by: Rozie4rdz
Hello Rozie4rdz, Yes, you can use the HEOS 3 with bluetooth devices. That is no an issue.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-02-20
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Spotify, Napster, TuneIn, SiriusXM, TIDAL, Deezer, Mood:Mix and SoundCloud plus music on your phone or tablet, USB storage and analog sources. More
    You can use two HEOS 1, two HEOS 3, two HEOS 5, or two HEOS 7 speakers as a stereo pair. More
    The system can support up to 32 HEOS music players on the network at once. More
    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
    An authorized HEOS dealer can be found using the following link on the HEOS website: authorized dealers.More

Comparison - HEOS 3

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.
Drive Units
dual full range
two tweeters, two mid-woofers, and one woofer
Enclosure Design
two passive radiators
Amplifier Channels
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
Yes (1)
Includes threaded hole for wall/stand mounting
Vertical or Horizontal
NEW Bluetooth Capability
NEW High Resolution Audio Support