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AudioengineA5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Black)
 
5.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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Pros

  • Great sound quality (10)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Easy to mount (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (5)
    • Home (5)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (5)
    • Home theater (4)
    • Large rooms (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (5), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4), Movie enthusiast (3), Practical (3), Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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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 Audioengine A5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, Black):

      Great

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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 Audioengine 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

        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 Audioengine 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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            • No

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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 Audioengine 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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            • No

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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 Audioengine 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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              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 Audioengine 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

                  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 Audioengine 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 Audioengine 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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                      5.0

                      excellent!!

                      By bobo

                      from NYC

                      About Me Audiophile, Practical, 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
                        • Home
                        • Smaller Rooms

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

                        Instrument separation, perfect size, portability. Great for my dorm. Excellent bass (unless u do not care about musicality and just want insane bass).

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Excellent!

                        By New Audio guy

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Audiophile, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Basic Systems
                          • Home
                          • Smaller Rooms

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

                          If you close your eyes you can hear where the different instruments are. Very detailed sound. Bass is great. Not too much, not too little. If you are a bass junkie, get a subwoofer. I just wish it had dust covers and that the USB could input sound.

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                          • Yes

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