Audioengine W3 Wireless Audio Adapter Bundle

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Audioengine W3 Wireless Audio Adapter Bundle
Key Features
  • Up to 100' Audio Transmission Range
  • Plug-and-Play Design
  • Uses a Dedicated Wi-Fi Network
  • Works with Nearly Any Audio Component
Enjoy wireless audio playback with the Audioengine W3 Wireless Audio Adapter Bundle. The included transmitter connects to nearly any audio source via USB or 1/8" and sends the signal via a dedicated Wi-Fi network to the included receiver up to 100' away, which connects to your receiver or other powered component via 1/8". It can transmit to up to three total receivers with no loss in quality; additional receivers are optional and available separately.
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Audioengine W3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Wireless Audio Connectivity
  • 3TI CC8520 PurePath SoC
  • 4CS4344 DAC
  • 5Cut the Audio Cord
  • 6Interference-Free Design
  • 7Additional Features

Enjoy wireless audio playback with the Audioengine W3 Wireless Audio Adapter Bundle. The included transmitter connects to nearly any audio source via USB or 1/8" and sends the signal via a dedicated Wi-Fi network to the included receiver up to 100' away, which connects to your receiver or other powered component via 1/8". It can transmit to up to three total receivers with no loss in quality; additional receivers are optional and available separately.

Wireless Audio Connectivity
The W3 wireless system is designed to transmit bit-perfect PCM stereo. Because the USB controller in the sender and the DAC in the receiver are segregated by the wireless subsystem, anomalies such as jitter, grounding, and induced cable noise are reduced. In addition, the W3 enables you to physically isolate a potentially noisy computer from the sensitive audio components in your system. The sender can also transmit to up to three receivers simultaneously, with the additional receivers sold separately.
TI CC8520 PurePath SoC
The W3 utilizes the TI CC8520 PurePath USB wireless system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution. The sender can be powered directly via the USB bus or from the included power adapter.
CS4344 DAC
The W3 receiver uses the CS4344 DAC (digital-to-analog converter) to help provide low noise and distortion.
Cut the Audio Cord
Enjoy wireless playback from nearly any audio device to nearly any component, including powered speakers, receivers, or a powered subwoofer. The W3 is designed to provide CD-quality audio wirelessly.
Interference-Free Design
Using its own Wi-Fi network, the W3 is engineered to provide interference-free audio without the dropouts, static, or noise that can be caused by your routers, phones, or other wireless devices.
Additional Features
  • CS5343 ADC (analog-to-digital converter)
  • 1V RMS output with a 470 Ohm impedance
  • -65 dB crosstalk
  • Up to 16-bit native input bit depth
  • Up to 48 kHz native input sample rate
  • Compatible with USB version 1.1 and up
UPC: 819955260038

Audioengine W3 Specs

Wireless Range100' / 30.48 m
SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio)95 dB
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)0.01%
Latency< 20 ms
Transmitter Interfaces
Input Connectors1 x USB Type-A Male
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Stereo Analog) Female
Receiver Interfaces
Outputs1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Stereo Analog) Female
Transmitter Power Connector1 x USB Type-A Input
Receiver Power Connector1 x USB Type-A Input
Transmitter Power Consumption5 VDC at 180 mA
Receiver Power Consumption5 VDC at 150 mA
Operating Temperature32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
Transmitter Dimensions1.18 x 0.39 x 3.94" / 30 x 10 x 100 mm
Receiver Dimensions1.18 x 0.39 x 3.94" / 30 x 10 x 100 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.62 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.45 x 6.2 x 2.05"

Audioengine W3 Reviews

Easy set up-great results!

By Jan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-03

This is super easy to set up and great at what it’s supposed to do! Who could ask for more?  The sound quality is great too. We are using it in a large space with showcases and walls and bad acoustics yet it’s working great! We used to use an Apple Airport to connect our Audioengine A5+ speakers and it was always a little finicky and then refused to work. For quite some time I didn't find the proper adapter. I’m so glad I found this one. Bhphoto was great too! I received it in two days! I could not be happier.

Works perfectly!

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-08

These units transmit & receive very high-quality stereo audio. Setup could not be easier. I use them to send the line-level mix of a set of pro-quality microphones to camcorders at 2 different locations at concerts. Before using them I tested them outside and they worked as far away as I could get (100 feet) with a long power cord. At the concerts the distance is about 50 feet, but the signal has to travel through wood panels and part of the audience. No problem.

Great product for wireless audio.

By Bunbury
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-05-19

I needed this product to stream audio from my projector to my stereo. The product itself is nice and small. Plug and play, works perfect right out of the box.

Multi modal audio wireless transfer

By Ronsmusic
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2014-07-28

The system was purchased to transfer audio to outdoor speaker setup from different music sources. It is trivially easy to set up and performs as promised. I used it to send audio from computer audio files and Pandora and other radio sites. I used it to send audio from CD player RCA output to the same speaker setup. Problems: it has a definite distance limit. 50' from source to receiver across rooms etc is the max I got though the product claims 70'. Maybe the latter is unobstructed transmission. Also the quality of the power supply and its fit to the transmitter and receiver is poor. I substituted old iPhone USB power supply with good improvement. Still it does mostly what it promises. And has been dependable.

Hear your computer in hi fi!

By Music lover
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-04-01

I use this product to send music (YouTube especially) from my computer to my stereo system. It was very easy to set up following the direction. It malfunctioned at first, but I contacted the manufacturer, and they sent out useful instructions to correct the problem. So far it is working fine.

super frangil & connection fails constantly

By jim the runner
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-27

great when it works but i've had three of them so far. the first dropped on my table from only 10 and it was dead. last two were replaced by audioengine because they were malfunctioning -- connection was either spotty or the pairing of the sender & receiver was permanently lost. i'm on my third W3 now and the connection is starting to drop again. i've followed all of their pairing help remedies with no success. i called the company and they no longer offer phone support so put in a ticket request several times explaining the problem but no one ever called back. they must know they have no answer. too bad there's no comparable product. super simple idea that just doesn't work reliably.

Audioengine W3 Incompatible with New Mac

By Alan the physicist
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-18

I bought the Audioengine W3 in August 2015. I use it with a large collection of MP3 albums, mostly classical music, which at that time resided on my MacBook Pro 17 from late 2011 in my office, running Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite. I use the W3 to transmit the signal from my Mac to a Denon AVR driving a pair of ADS speakers in my living room at 100 watts per channel, using any of the USB 2.0 ports on the Mac and the W3's DAC. After some effort, and following suggestions from Audioengine support, I got it to perform flawlessly, with no dropouts over hours of testing. Then I bought a new MacBook Pro 15, late 2015, running Mac OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan, and I upgraded the 2011 Mac to El Capitan and a fast solid state drive. The W3 continues to work flawlessly from the refurbished old Mac. On the new Mac, the performance is unacceptable, with dropouts every few seconds. This happens with the two Macs sitting side-by-side under identical conditions. There is no interference from my WiFi router because I have tested it with router powered down. The only difference I can identify is that the 2011 Mac has USB 2.0 ports whereas the new Mac has USB 3.0 ports. I have repeatedly asked Audioengine support whether they have tested the W3 with a new Mac, or with USB 3.0 ports. Rather than answer this straightforward question, they have repeatedly sent me their identical form letter with suggestions for improvement, to which I have already replied in detail. They have authorized me to return the W3 for testing and possible repair or replacement. Without a reply about the new Mac hardware, I feel this would be futile. My tests show that there's nothing wrong with the W3 on the old Mac with USB 2.0. I have found a workaround. I continue to use the W3 with the old Mac. That works, but it's inconvenient. If this problem is not addressed, then I could not recommend the W3 for use with recent Macs.

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on the receiver end, can the speaker be ...

on the receiver end, can the speaker be non-powered?
Asked by: Ward
This wouldn't power a passive speaker. The speaker on the other end would need an amp if it is a passive speaker.
Answered by: Bennie
Date published: 2020-05-20


I have two receivers/amplifiers, one to power speakers inside and the other to power speakers outside and they are connected so they can play the same music at the same time. I would like to play music on my laptop and/or my tablet and/or an Ipod through this system without having to connect to either amplifier. Also, I'd like to be able to use outside or inside amplifier independently too so someone can be watching TV inside while music plays outside. Question #1 Do my amplifiers need to have a USB connection? Photos show USB connection on back of powered speakers. Question #2 Can the Audioengine be powered by a wall outlet instead of USB and be connected via RCA cables? Question #3 Would I need to buy two Audioengines to be able to use my two amplifiers independently? Just not sure how this all hooks up to achieve what I want to achieve.
Asked by: Marle H.
Answers in order :1. Your Amp does not need a USB connection. If it has an USB connection maybe you could use it to supply power for one Audioengine receiver. It depends of the type of USB connector on the Amp. Check with your Amp. manufacturer. I prefer the to buy another power supply, read answer two.2. Yes, if you use an Audioengine wall adaptor, similar at the one that came with your kit. Audioengine sells that type of adapter as an accesory. You could buy it with this Code B&amp;H # AUUSBPA.3. Yes you need to buy another unit, but only the receiver Code B&amp;H # AUW3R. The reason is because I do not know your audio connection diagram. Maybe with the kit you have and if you operate your audio device in a master/slave situation and all your audio sources are connected to the master and if you select from that to activate the only slave or only the master or both, then you need only the kit you have. You have to connect the Audioengine receiver as a CD player or iPod connected direct by cable. Otherwise you need the last accesory I mentioned lines above and pair both Audioengine receivers to your Audioengine transmitter.NOTE 1 : The Audioengine transmitter should be connected to the source you want to play, like your iPod, notebook, tablet, celullar phone, etc NOTE 2 : English is not my maternal language, I tried my best to make this message to be understandable.
Answered by: JORGE L A.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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