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AudioengineA5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Bamboo)
 
4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

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Pros

  • Great sound quality (20)
  • Easy to set up (19)
  • Attractive (18)
  • Good power output (17)
  • Easy to mount (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (13)
    • Basic systems (10)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (10)
    • Large rooms (7)
    • Home theater (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (11), Tech savvy (7), Movie enthusiast (5), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5), Practical (4)
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    5.0

    Fantastic Speakers, no boxy-sound

    By Bruce

    from NYC Metro

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Bamboo):

      I was upgrading from a small cheap pair of speakers, and looking for something that had some solid bass without sounding boxy. The AugioEngine's are fantastic. They sound great, full of bass and very clear and crisp. Powerful too. Very happy with them.

      My set up is somewhat odd. A Mac going to a Denon receiver view NuForce DAC. Turntable into the same receiver. Using the RECORD OUT from the Denon to go into the AudioEngines. Works fine, thought it makes me laugh that when i'm listening to audio from the Mac I have about 5 different places to adjust the volume!

      The sub-woofer might be a nice addition, but so far I don't see really needing it.

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      5.0

      good for the price

      By nick

      from salt lake city, utah

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems

        Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Black):

        Good speakers for the price. We purchased these for our editing machines.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Incredible

        By Nick B.

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to Mount
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Large
        • Weak Bass

        Best Uses

          Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Bamboo):

          These speakers are amazing! The bamboo finish makes them look so incredible, I'm really glad I spent the extra dollars to get this finish. The sound on the A5+'s is out of this world. While these aren't considered studio speakers the sound that they produce is crystal clear and is literally like hearing angels sing. You have not experienced your music and audio till you hear them on these speakers. The only down side of these speakers is of course the size. These aren't typical small speakers, you will need a good amount of real-estate on your desk to fit them. The other thing is they lack enough base without a sub-woofer. I would definitely get a sub-woofer with them if you like a lot of base. Audioengine makes one called the S8 powered subwoofer.

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          4.0

          Audioengine

          By Acain

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Heavy / Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Larger Rooms
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Black):

          Very good speakers looks great. I would have given it 5 stars but the lows are not that crisp. But over all they sound great even when you turn to the max very good.

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          5.0

          Don't think, Just Buy

          By No name

          from New York City

          About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy to Mount
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • DJ / Mixing
            • Home
            • Home Theater
            • Larger Rooms
            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
            • Outdoors
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, White):

            Don't think any more. You will love these speakers. Thats the bottom line. I was wondering if I should get the a2 or the a5 and I couldn't be happier with the a5.

            These are also great because you can upgrade in the future with the addition of the subwoofer and the audio dac.

            Also, I got the stands with these. Audioengine should include the stands in there packaging as a standard accessory. The speakers will sounds much much better with the stands.

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            5.0

            Powerful

            By PaddyO

            from Rhode Island

            About Me Audiophile

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Impreessive
            • Impressive

            Cons

            • Heavy / Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Home Theater
            • Larger Rooms

            Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, White):

            Purchasing a new iMac meant having to upgrade my ancient Dell computer speakers so music listening could be appreciated. There are many options out there, for sure; but I am coming from a listening experience that left nothing to chance, I needed something that was "fulfilling." These certainly meet that need.
            I LOVE that you can tailor your sound with the crossover option with the bass unit. Plus the volume control on the satellites allow that blending to be extended to suit your needs.
            I'm sure there are less expensive units out there, and they probably would work for "most" people. When you want concert level.....these most likely will be just the ticket. Be careful, though, if you have neighbors who live close by!

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            5.0

            You won't be disappointed

            By Sal

            from PA

            Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, White):

            It the sound is great. The built quality is superb, I got them in glossy white and they look amazing. Love the fact that speaker wire is used to connect the two speakers, a nice touch from audioengine. The prize is a little high for computer speakers, but the sound quality that you get out of them makes it worth it.

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            5.0

            Love them

            By Hoolywood

            from Covington WA.

            About Me Movie Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy to Mount
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems

              Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Black):

              Great

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              • No

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              5.0

              GREAT!!!!!Another home run from B & H

              By Daddy-O

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Bamboo):

                Great, clear sound top to bottom.

                Use it for listening to all of my digital music from pop to classical to choral and everything sounds terrific. Almost to clear as you can pick up occasional background sounds.

                But this is just what the doctor ordered for listening in a smaller space (approx 12 X 15) room. Volume level is irrelevant as it sounds very good at all volume levels without any booming bass, so long as you follow the directions for placement.

                Went for the bamboo over the other models as I really liked the appearance and the more solid wood probably adds a touch more warmth.

                Love my AT headphones that I was using but you just can't beat the sound quality from separated speakers.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
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                5.0

                Awesome!

                By Dylan

                from St Marys, GA

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems
                  • DJ / Mixing
                  • Home

                  Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, White):

                  The best

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Absolutely wonderful speakers.

                  By gk

                  from Austin, TX

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Power Output
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Home Theater
                    • Larger Rooms
                    • Smaller Rooms

                    Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Black):

                    Like many who buy these speakers I read lots of reviews first, both in journals and on websites and from customers who bought them. Yeah, they are expensive but if one considers them high-quality bookshelf speakers rather than high-quality computer speakers they are a bargain. Yes, I am using them as computer speakers but only because I already have large, dedicated sound-system floor speakers.

                    While the A5+ speakers are inspired by studio monitors they are more versatile. First of all, like monitors they will not improve a bad recording. I noticed right away how poorly engineered and recorded some of my favorite 60's rock songs were. And like monitors I can hear things on the recordings such as coughs, dropped objects, and percussion instruments I'd never heard before. But unlike near-field monitors they have a wider stage presence. I have my speakers about ten feet apart and could certainly separate them more without losing that presence.

                    The sound quality is incredible - clean and crystal clear. Some buyers might consider a sub but I am perfectly happy with the bass they produce. I'd rather hear the music the way it was intended to be heard. No messing with equalizers or tone dials.

                    Build quality is incredible. Some folks might not think the design is modern enough, but for me, the understated, matte finish and simple design is exactly what I wanted. The main speaker is heavy, but when you consider what Audioengine put in it, I am amazed it's not heavier. As for the cooling fins, I have not yet noticed them getting even slightly warm.

                    So am I happy with this purchase? Absolutely. Love the speakers and love the service B&H provides.

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By M J

                    from New Haven, CT

                    About Me Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy to Mount
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good Power Output
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Home
                      • Larger Rooms
                      • Smaller Rooms

                      Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Bamboo):

                      These speakers have great claity and tone. They are easy to install, are not heavy and the sound is awesome!

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                      5.0

                      Very Nice Studio Monitors

                      By Dan

                      from Branscomb,CA

                      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Black):

                          I needed a pair of studio monitors to do multitrack audio mixing at my home studio & these are perfect!

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                          4.0

                          Nice looking and good sounding speakers

                          By PB

                          from New MIlford, CT

                          About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy to Mount
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Good Power Output
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Bamboo):

                            I use the speakers with my Mac Pro studio computer, and listen to my music while I'm painting or working in Photoshop. I like the real wood speaker enclosures. The sound is good for a small speaker. My home system speakers are B&W 800D's, with a B&W 15" subwoofer, and McIntosh amps and components. Consequently, I'm very spoiled. Even so, I enjoy the A5+ Audioengine speakers. I may add the B&W DAT since it is supposed to improve sound quality, for a relatively small price.

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                            5.0

                            Ugly, Large, Heavy and Amazing

                            By squagle

                            from St. Louis, Mo

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Sound Quality

                            Cons

                            • Ugly

                            Best Uses

                            • Larger Rooms

                            Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Black):

                            Looking for PC speakers after my Klipsch 5.1 finally died I bought some M-Audio AV40 and was underwhelmed with them. I moved them to my media center pc and bought the Audioengine A5+ for my primary computer. The Audioengine A5+ have impressive sound, solid and full bass (if one is not looking for too much bass) and bright sharp highs. The A5+ don't meet in the midrange perfectly but the other reviews tell me to give them time to break in. Physically they are the least impressive looking speaker I have had on my desk. The important part, I have no complaints with their sound and am very satisfied with my purchase.

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                            5.0

                            Attractive Quality Speakers

                            By David

                            from Pittsburg, CA

                            About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Easy to Mount
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Good Power Output
                            • Great Sound Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Basic Systems
                              • Home
                              • Home Theater
                              • Larger Rooms
                              • Smaller Rooms

                              Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Black):

                              These speakers have excellent quality for my purposes and I love the design.

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                              • No

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great sound on a budget

                              By Rich G

                              from Skippack PA

                              About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Good Power Output
                              • Great Sound Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Basic Systems
                                • Home Theater
                                • Smaller Rooms

                                Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Black):

                                The A5+ are actually my 3rd purchase of Audioengine speakers. I previously owned 2 pairs of the A2's. The A5+ is the update to the A5. It features a few extras missing on the A5 including a remote control with an energy saving mode, and heat fins on the rear. I also added the S8 subwoofer for a 2.1 system connected to my TV. The cost was under $600 for the setup. Before commenting on the sound, I need to provide you with some background. I have been a high end audio junkie since the late 60's owning numerous speakers including Merlin, Magnepan, Apogee, Role Audio, Totem, Accoustat, TDL, etc... so you can say that I am not the typical consumer wowed by the name of Bose etc... Anyway, on to the sound. I first set up the speakers without the subwoofer hooking up the RCA leads to the A5+ main speaker and the mini plug to the Television output. The input for the television was a Fios cable box and Panasonic Blu Ray player both using HDMI. My first impression of the sound was extremely favorable. The bass from the speakers sounded as if I already had a sub attached and voices and instruments seemed to emanate from a very clean clear background. I then attached the S8 and after some careful adjustments I could barely notice the effects. That is until a sub 50Hz sound was produced by the source. Then it revealed itself with some nice tuneful polite bass. No boom at all. It just stepped to the plate whenever needed, never calling attention to itself unless absolutely necessary. In summary, for the price, these speakers are a steal. If I were a starving college student unable to afford the "good" stuff. Buy these speakers! Even if you have the money to buy something more expensive. Save your money and try these. They are that good.

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                                  5.0

                                  Terrific set of speakers

                                  By ldp

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Audiophile

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Easy to Mount
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Good Power Output
                                  • Great Sound Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Smaller Rooms

                                    Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, White):

                                    Perfect!

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Speakers!

                                    By The Fox

                                    from Chicago

                                    About Me Audiophile

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Good Power Output
                                    • Great Sound Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Home Theater

                                      Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Black):

                                      They were perfect for what I wanted. I have them hooked up to a PC that is connected to my TV. Extra inputs meant that i could wire the speakers directly up to the TV too. Great sound, great size. Would definitely recommend.

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                                      5.0

                                      Nice sound

                                      By dsuden

                                      from Somewhere in AudioLand

                                      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Good Power Output
                                      • Great Sound Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • DJ / Mixing

                                        Comments about A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Black):

                                        I'm pretty impressed with these speakers. They are very clean, get plenty loud when you need them to, but even at lower levels, they reproduce audio faithfully. They're a big step up from what I've used previously, and I feel that, with the A5+, I'm getting accurate enough audio to do voice-overs and audio mixing. Per the instructions, don't draw conclusions about their final sound until they've been in service for 30-50 hours. They sound great out of the box, but improve noticeably after they've broken in.

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