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AudioengineA5+ 5" Active 2-Way Speakers (Pair, White)
 
4.9

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (25)
  • Easy to set up (24)
  • Attractive (22)
  • Good power output (20)
  • Easy to mount (11)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (17)
  • Smaller rooms / apartments (14)
  • Basic systems (12)
  • Large rooms (9)
  • Home theater (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Audiophile (15), Tech savvy (10), Movie enthusiast (7), Practical (6), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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5.0

Best Speakers ever made

By Lance123

from chicago.IL

About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

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
    • Smaller Rooms

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

    The quality and power is second to none. Paired with the S8 sub ii's crystal clear and loud. Perfect listening for any genre rock,electronic,classical anything!!!!!

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    5.0

    Great Speakers ! awesome sound and clarity!

    By Roo

    from Charlestown R.I.

    About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Pc Or Smartphone Hook-up
      • Smaller Rooms

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

      I wanted a new set of speakers for my PC. I listen to a lot of Music on it and usually Don't just buy something without listening to them first. WOW is all I can say. for the size of these Speakers they can belt out some serious sound.
      I can't Thank the salesman Enough. He bent over backwards to make sure they arrived in a Very short amount of time. I can't be more Pleased with my purchase of the sales team!

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      5.0

      All around great package!!

      By Trav

      from KC, MO

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

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • DJ / Mixing
        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms
        • Smaller Rooms

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

        Having been in the pro audio world for a long time (touring, recording, playing) I have been in many studios. I was looking for a pair of speakers to listen to a wide range of things... video production, music, recording, etc. I have used many brands of monitors but for this office I wanted simple. I did not want to mess with an expensive dac with XLR cables and all the knobs on the back and or being super massive in size taking up real-sate. I am using these with the Audioengine dac and the stands. I am very impressed with the clarity and true-to-sound they give. There was def a break-in period. As the hours go by, the sound is getting a bit warmer. I am not using them with the matching sub yet. I wanted to get familiar with how they sound alone before I add it, but I will be adding it soon. I tested the output with a JBL and Polk sub I have as well, and the variable RCA output is a bit weak though. They lack some bass output as other speakers of this size can do much more bass, however, it is not a true sound... so I would rather have these that are accurate and then get the bass from the sub. However, they sound great regardless. The other thing is the headroom... these things go on forever with volume. Very well built, packaged and simple. I got the white, and it is a beautiful finish. I do not use the remote at all, the volume knob for both the dac and speaker are in arms reach. You must get the dac or a dac for these to work right or you will be wasting money on not being able to listen to the full range output. Dac installed with no issues, just plugged in and worked. The rings around the woofer and tweeter though are a dark navy blue, I wish they were black. (Just my opinion). Looking forward to hooking up the sub and calibrating it all. Customer service with BH was and as always great. For the price, you cannot beat these, but remember you do need the dac, and that adds to the price and then you will want the sub. It does add up but is worth it.

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        5.0

        Great Sound

        By Definitelymanny

        from Bronx, NY

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I Love These Speakers , It's worth the money . I had the smaller A2's for few years then for my upcoming birthday I decided I want The Best so I bought me these lovely gems and I've never been more Happier ever !! Thank You Very Much B&H !!

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            5.0

            Awesome sounding monitors!

            By roguejr

            from RGV, TX

            About Me Audiophile, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy / Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Smaller Rooms

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

            got for use with Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable.

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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 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                        • No

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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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                          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    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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