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8.3 out of 10

Audioengine A5 Bookshelf Speakers

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Overall 10
10

Audioengine A5+ Powered Speakers Review

maximum pc
3 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Wow. How did five years go by so quickly? We first became aware of Audioengine in early 2007, when the company asked if we’d be interested in evaluating its A5 self-powered speakers . It’s now 2012, and we have the revamped A5+ self-powered speakers on our desk. Now, as then, we’re knocked out by the huge sound these monitors can produce. The changes from the original A5 aren’t significant, but they didn’t need to be for these speakers to sound great.
  • Pros: Superb sound; great convenience features.
  • Cons: Large cabinets take up a lot of desktop space.
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Overall 8
8.0

Audioengine 5

PC Magazine
7 August 2008
  • Conclusion: The Audioengine 5 has impressive-sounding powered speakers that don't require a receiver. They have some interesting features, but I'd like to see some type of digital input.
  • Pros: Excellent sound quality. Integrated power supply and amplifier. Auxiliary power jack.
  • Cons: No digital input. Speaker wire could be a bit longer.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Top Review Shop
23 June 2007
  • Conclusion: Despite the steep price tag, the Audioengine 5's deliver exceptional sound quality that meets or beats similarly priced competition.
  • Pros: Amazingly good sound quality, sleek and compact styling, multiple audio inputs, built-in amplifier, 30-day money back guarantee.
  • Cons: Steep price tag may be too high for some, no digital audio inputs.
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Overall 9
9.0

Audioengine A5 Speaker System

maximum pc
22 May 2007
  • Excerpt: The Audioengine 5 is not only one of the best-sounding speaker systems we’ve heard in a long while, it’s also one of the smartest speaker designs we’ve seen in the MP3-player era. These puppies will fill a room with sound, and they don’t cost an arm and an ear. Audioengine pitches this self-powered system as an iPod companion, but we think that’s selling it short: The shielded speakers are compatible with any digital media player, they’re a great companion for your PC,...
  • Pros: Incredible sound from small packages; built-in USB charger for your MP3 player; AC-outlet in back for a wireless audio streaming box.
  • Cons: They're a bit large for a crowded desktop.
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AudioEngine 5 Speaker System Review

DigitalReviews.net
26 November 2006
  • Summary: The Audioengine 5 speaker system is one of the most complete and best sounding speakers I have listened to date.  The only concerns most people will have are either the size or the price.  At the price of $349 for a pair, these speakers may be considered a bit expensive for intending to listen to music from your iPod.  On the other hand, if you are looking for uncompromised sound and are looking for the best, the Audioengine 5 speakers will definitely fulfill that need.
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Overall 9
9.0

Audioengine 5 Review

Digitaltrends
10 September 2006
  • Conclusion: The Audioengine 5 speakers simply rock. When properly set up, the A5′s provide crisp, powerful, life-like audio. The A5 speakers can be used with countless audio devices. They’re small, sexy and compact. They’re easy to use and don’t take up much space. Unless you’re mega-rich and absolutely must shop for speakers that cost more than many sports cars, the Audioengine 5 speakers should be a great purchase for you. The holiday season is coming in a few months.
  • 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
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Overall 10
9.5

Review: Audioengine 5 Speakers

Macenstein
7 June 2006
  • Conclusion: Audioengine claims its A5 speakers are “the 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 A5’s price, but I actually think we may be getting a bargain here. There is an overall feeling of quality in the fit and finish of the Audioengine 5’s that is truly unique in the “white plastic wastelandâ€?
  • 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.
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Overall 9
9.0

Playlist Audioengine A5

Macworld
17 March 2006
  • Excerpt: (1 items) With the release of Apple’s iPod Hi-Fi , we have a better notion of what Apple considers to be a reasonable price for a higher-end portable powered music system — $350. Priced higher than other speaker systems such as the Bose Sounddock ($300) and Altec Lansing’s inMotion iM7 ($250), the iPod Hi-Fi pumps out richer (and louder) sound than these products. But what can you get for the same price as the iPod Hi-Fi?
  • Pros: Great sound at a reasonable price, Loud without distortion, Power and audio jacks on back for AirPort Express, Lots of included cables and wire
  • Cons: No dock-connector cradle for iPhones and iPods
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Overall 10
10

Audioengine A5

PC Authority
9 December 2007
  • Summary: Every aspect of the A5s is enjoyable, especially the way they make your MP3 player sound
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
18 October 2007
  • Summary: The audioengine A5 is one of the best set of speakers that we've seen, delivering exceptional performance for music and movies.
  • Pros: Excellent clarity and definition, able to handle immense amounts of volume, exceptional design
  • Cons: Slight flatness in high frequencies, limited control options
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