Reviews and Problems with Audioengine A5 Bookshelf Speakers
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Review: Audioengine A5+ Powered Speakers
14 November 2011
Excerpt: Updating a flagship product is tricky for any company. Change too much and you can ruin what already worked perfectly. Do too little — dress up the same technology in different clothes — and you risk alienating loyal customers.
Pros: Rich, detailed, room-filling sound that bests speakers costing twice as much. New quarter-inch threaded inserts on the bottom of each speaker for easy stand mounting. Dead simple to set up. USB power port keeps your iPhone/iPod charged and the music coming. Also available in bamboo and white fini...
Cons: The convenient, top mounted 3.5mm AUX input and USB port are now moved to the back. Still a bit bulky for a lot of desks. Baked-in AirPlay compatibility would be nice.
Excerpt: Audioengine has created a masterpiece with the compact, yet mind-blowing Audioengine 5 speaker system. The A5’s work with just about every audio source available with a 1/8″ output (or 1/8″ adapter).
Pros: Easy to setup; excellent sound; good construction; comes with lots of extras, Easy setup, Solid, tight sound, Excellent materials & construction, All necessary parts & cables included
Cons: The price tag could be a tad too high, but with quality this good, its worth it, $349 price tag a bit high for some
Conclusion: Audioengine claims its A5 speakers are â€œthe best sounding and most versatile powered speakers at any priceâ€? and I am hard pressed to argue the point. This is one of the rare reviews where not only am I not going to complain about the A5â€™s price, but I actually think we may be getting a bargain...
Pros: The highest quality sound you can get from your iPod, works great with AirPort Express/AirTunes, solidly built, all cables included, black version coming soon
Cons: If you want a remote you’ll need to fork out another $40 for a Universal Dock.