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Audioengine A5 Bookshelf Speakers
8.1 out of 10

Audioengine A5 Bookshelf Speakers

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Overall 8

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.
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Overall 8

Audioengine 5

PC Magazine
30 December 2007
  • 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

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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Audioengine 5 Review

10 September 2006
  • 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
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Overall 10

Review: Audioengine 5 Speakers

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...
  • 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 10

Audioengine A5

PC Authority
1 February 2008
  • Summary: Every aspect of the A5s is enjoyable, especially the way they make your MP3 player sound
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Overall 9

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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