Audioengine HD3 Wireless Speakers

Audioengine HD3 Wireless Speakers

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When your desk doesn’t have much room, and your bookshelf is a full library, Audioengine’s HD3 speakers are still a great fit. Reducing size without sacrificing sound quality, Audioengine outfitted with HD3 with aramid fiber woofers, silk tweeters, and built-in power amps wrapped in precision-tuned, handcrafted cabinets Read More

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FlyingDisc
38
May 1, 2021
I got all excited and then I noticed that there is a wire between the speakers.
I presume you do need to power them up, this is probably what the wire is for.
janghgas
2
Apr 30, 2021
Selling with free shipping and fast : https://vu.fr/yBhE
riceroni-42
9
Apr 29, 2021
Same price on Amazon and you'll get it in 2 days with Prime. No deal found here.
Nonzilla
81
May 1, 2021
Haha no worries, I'm at that point now with my 8 year old and my 1 year old. I feel you.
postwarscars
867
May 2, 2021
Audioengine, outside of the HDP6 when sold here, is strict about their pricing. So this is the closest thing to a "deal" as you'll usually find, since you theoretically get money back. You'll probably never see these below the price on their site, so it's either fast shipping or money towards something else, if that's your thing (and it's not many people's thing).
ClarinetGuy
6
Dec 15, 2020
Drop now offers great deals at a regular price? Well, this is sad. What's the point? Just buy them at a regular price elsewhere and start using them right away.
Nonzilla
81
Apr 30, 2021
Hmm isn't it 6,980 points? If every 500 points is worth $5... 6,980 ÷ 500 is 13.96... that's 13.96 "500's" that go into the 6,980. 13.96 x $5 is 69.8, or $69.80... what am I doing wrong here?
RobbyAnalog
1
Apr 30, 2021
Yes, your math is right
motocommando
19
Dec 11, 2020
I've got a pair of these in Walnut(not that that makes any difference to the sound), and I flat out love them. Terrific pair of little desktop speakers, and that's what they are for, period. No earth shaking bass(3" mid/woofs can only do so much), just nice detailed sound, right in front of me while I use my laptop. Want better bass, add a sub(I did) and they are magic in this application. They won't challenge any serious stereo, hifi or audiophile gear, but that is not what they are for. They image well, and I did try these in a stereo/hifi type set up, and they do that well up to a point. But once you get them beyond a certain width apart, over 6ft, they sort of lose soundstage. And these aren't really room filling speakers. Ultimately I have them on the DS1 stands. What helped me choose them over the A2+ was the volume on the front(1), grills(2) and a headphone output/amp(3). And all those inputs, very versatile. Tried multiple sources and they all worked and sounded terrific. I shopped other speakers in this segment, but never even considered any others. Having a couple of pairs of other Audioengine speakers(HDP6 and P4's), I was very confident in the build quality, sound and value. These came out a bit costlier, but in the end, I was not disappointed. No comment on where you should buy them, and I did not get mine here. Just wanted to share the experience. No regrets and highly recommend these.
01110110
12
Dec 10, 2020
I own a pair of these (in walnut), for what they are, they are fine, and they look nice on my desk. But, for the price, if you just want some decent, compact, powered speakers, Audioengine's own A2+ are possibly a better value (particularly if you already have a decent desktop DAC, or have no need for the HD3's 3.5mm out, etc.) - vs the A2+, there's not really any differences in frequency response and both speakers share the same tweeters/woofers/amp. The HD3's mostly add some QoL upgrades and additional capabilities - nicer cable with banana plugs for powering the right speaker, fancier built-in DAC, the addition of a 3.5mm headphone out jack (and the headphone amp is fairly competent - unless you are a serious audiophile, you likely would be fine without any separate equipment), the power/volume controls are located on the front the left speaker (as opposed to the rear), they offer better bluetooth quality if you want to stream music wirelessly (i.e., aptX HD support). Basically, the HD3's are more of an all-in-one audio solution, and as such might not make as much sense if you already have some separates that you want to continue to use. I find I prefer the sound coming out of these after dialing in some frequency response correction using equalizerAPO, and recommend giving this one a try if you own either the HD3's or A2+: http://noaudiophile.com/DSP_Corrections/AudioEngine_A2_Plus.php Just know that these corrections will also be applied to the HD3's headphone out as well, so you'd want to disable them for any headphone listening. Also, don't expect miracles in terms of bass response or distortion levels - these are reasonably well built, but there's only so much you can do with <3" woofers (thankfully, these do offer an RCA subwoofer out if you want some deep bass). But let's address the elephant in the room - other than getting some drop rewards points, why bother ordering these here at MSRP? The HD3's have been put on sale a few times for around 20% off, either wait for a real sale or just order them somewhere else so you can start using them sooner.
murixbob
9
Dec 11, 2020
Exactly, the fact that there's 0 discount on these versus me buying directly from AudioEngine or through Amazon where I can at least get 5% off with a store card and pay off right away is sad. If anything I would consider buying them elsewhere or getting the Klipsch R-51pm when they are on sale for $350 -$370 range.
I wonder how these sounds compared to Monolith MM-5R, I think it was on sale recently for $350, it's back to $400 now. The non-ribbon twitter version (MM-5) is $300.
MadDad
120
Dec 10, 2020
One thing that often gets lost in the specs is the fact that the HD3 contains a discrete headphone amp. Although the PCM 5102 DAC and OPA2134 Headphone Amp aren't the stuff to inflame anyone's passions, they provide a clean and clear signal without any coloration to the sound while being powerful enough to drive most headphones to deafening levels. You get an awesome set of nearfield speakers that also preclude the need to waste more desk space on a headamp/dac stack.