HEOS 3

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.
  • 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, 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.”

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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Reviews And Awards - HEOS 3

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 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 1 out of 5 by from Never even heard the speaker Setting up the blue tooth took over 1 hour and then it required a premium app just to play the music. I also bought a JBL speaker just to compare. The JBL linked to my phone right away and allowed more freedom with music aps.
Date published: 2018-02-05
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of junk I bought a $2000 denon Av receiver and thought that the heos 3 would be a wireless speaker to play CD music. No such luck it will only play subscription music through wifi. Useless so I returned it. Too bad I couldn't return the receiver, by the time I figured out how bad no mi it was it was too late to return it. Beware of Denon.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound from a beautiful little package! I already had a HEOS sound bar for my living room and a HEOS 1 for our master bathroom (since it's water resistant). We needed another speaker for our shared home office at Home. It's bigger than the bathroom, but smaller than the living room, so the HEOS 3 was the perfect size and power for that room.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sound, Perfect Size, Stereo! I already had a HEOS 3, and got this one to pair in the same room with the original one. WOW! Sound from just one of these things was already amazing, but adding a second one to make a stereo pair has blown me away! Truly great sound!
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fill my house with wireless sounds. HEOS works great. Have the Denon 3400 amp and 3 HEOS speakers. Fills my house with sound. Works great. App is easy to use and has lots of options. I love the favorites you can mix from radio, iTunes, SiriusXM etc.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutly amazing Small ... mid compact speaker. A great companion to be use on mid size bedroom or mid size kitchen. Great bass response good pitch of mid and highs. Definetely worth it every single penny.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm glad Denon is my first journey into new sound Having had the same setup for 20+ yrs it has been a pleasant adventure exploring all the new setups. I started with another product and moved up to Denon. Support has been well above par.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great unit The sound qualify is wonderful and very clear. The compact design makes it portable and will fit into any décor easily. It's very easy to use. I would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practical, Innovative and Affordable The Heos 3 is the best seller of the line! So small with a huge sound. Very impressive when you pair it up with another one and their Heos Sub for a killer self amplified 2.1 system!
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing bass, great sound! In was amazed by the performance of this speaker. Perfect for each room of your house. I have found that they work flawlessly with Echo Dot and my AVR receiver that is WiFi capable.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speaker in a small, stylish package. Added two of these speakers to our existing HEOS system, now spanning 4 rooms throughout our home, and couldn't be happier with our decision. Great product, thanks Denon!
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from HEOS app Love my Denon receiver and speaker. However, the HEOS app crashes and locks up in the middle of a playlist. Very annoying. Speaker and sound are fantastic otherwise.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speaker for our home! This speaker was perfect for my living room. I had it set up in less than five minutes and ready to go. Great sound, simple to use, and very convenient!
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good sound but too many updates I like the sound of HEOS but there are too many snags with trying to keep it working. Updates here and there keep it from being connected consistently
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never could get it to work Could not get the speaker to pair to with wireless. Using Ubiquiti name brand wifi. Returned first unit and tried a replacement, still did not work.
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound in a small package. I wanted to expand wireless sound thru out our home. I saw reviews on the Heos and having owned other Heos speakers, this purchase was a no brainer.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heos 3 Thoughts Fairly easy to set up. The APP is easy to use. Sounds is decent, but definitely way way below my Denon receiver with NHT bookshelf speakers.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound! I have friends that have Sonos and I read the HEOs was better and they are. Easy to set up, look great and sound better.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome speakers I love these speakers!! But just a heads up if you have weak wifi your speakers will not work when wifi is questionable.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound, good base Great sound, good base . If you are using WIFI then you can only play with limited music apps comes with the Heos APP.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from value for money Sure i will recommend this product to all my friends, specially those who have already Heos enabled AVR Receiver.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full, Beautiful Sound The moment I walk in the door, I open the app and my house fills with whatever genre of music my mood dictates.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bass, clear sound HEOS 3 has a loud and clear sound with a huge bass (actually maybe a bit too much) and a nice design.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding performance for a wireless speaker Just great sound for wireless speaker. Placed in family room / kitchen bar and it covers both rooms
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds super Now that I have 4 of these throughout house and garage, tinty unbalanced sound is thing of past.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the quality!! This speaker is extremely powerful and provides a quality sound! Love the design as well!
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and user friendly Great support for my Music apps Tidal and easy link with my NAS.
Date published: 2018-05-01
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Q&A - HEOS 3

Hello I am recently get an HEOS 3, is in good working condition together in my network with other devices like my Avr-X3400H, the devices is show and working on my HEOS account, but for some reason Alexa doesn't discover the HEOS 3, can you help?

Asked by: RamsesPD
Hello RamsesPD, The HEOS 3 could be the HS1, which is the series 1. It has to be HS2, it will say that on the tag after HEOS 3. If it is HEOS 3 HS2 and still will not connect to Alexa, please call us at 201-762-6665 M-F 10am-7pm EST
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-02-14

Do these need 110 plug-in in order to operate

Asked by: Leroy
Hello Leroy, Yes, this will need a 110V plug to power it, it is not rechargeable.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-02-09

Hi  I recently had s heos 3 amp installed with ceiling speakers. I have connected an optical cable to my tv and heos amp - how do I know get the sound from my tv through to my heos system Thanks

Asked by: Arf Arf
Hello, You will need to select Optical from the HEOS app. Follow these directions below. 1 Connect an external audio device to the digital optical, analog RCA stereo or analog 3.5mm stereo input on the back of the HEOS Amp. 2 Select “Inputs” from the “Music” tab. 3 Select the name of the HEOS Amp and which input to which you connected the audio device in step 1. 4 Initiate playback on the audio device.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-02-02

When using a USB device to play music on a Heos 3, is it possible to make the music loop?

Asked by: Curtis
Hello Curtis, Unfortunately you cannot make the USB loop, you can select the music from it, but there is no looping feature.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-01-27

Hi there, I have two Heos 3's wall mounted and plugged in to sockets that are not easily reached, is it ok to leave the speakers switched on permanently or should I switch them off when not in use ?

Asked by: Shakershaun
Hello Shakershaun, It is totally acceptable to leave them plugged in all the time. There is no risk in doing so.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-01-16

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: 2017-12-26

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

Do we get stands for speakers? Or do we have option to purchase stands for speakers?

Asked by: Adis
Hi Adis. We don't make or sell stands for HEOS speakers, but you can use a 3rd party stand if you would like to. There is also a threaded mounting hole on the back of the HEOS 3 which is compatible with most speaker mounts. Thank you.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2016-09-27

What is the maximum range between speakers ? And wall thickness?

Asked by: Alan
Hi Alan. Because these speakers rely entirely on your existing network infrastructure, there is no limit to the distance between the speakers. As long as all the speakers have a good connection to your network they should function properly. How well they work in various size homes with varying construction materials and wall thickness, depends on the network equipment being used. You may need to use wireless extenders or access points if WiFi signal does not penetrate the walls in your home. Thank you!
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2016-09-12

The "What's in the Box" section says that a power cord is included BUT the Amazon site says that a lithium ion battery is required. So, is the power cord required or can it be powered through a lithium ion battery?

Asked by: Rosario

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

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

Asked by: Jack333
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