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Audioengine A5 Bookshelf Speakers

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Overall 8

Our New Speaker of the House

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. Happily, Audioengine’s new A5+ speakers skillfully dodge both of these pitfalls.
  • 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 finishes.
  • 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
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 8

Audioengine A5

What Hi-Fi?
12 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Tested June 2010 Right from the off (November 2007's First Test ) we've been big fans of the A5 speakers. Just about compact enough to work on a desktop, though we'd recommend dedicated stands, they're a smoothly finished, glossy proposition. The passive right-hand speaker, with just a reflex port and speaker binding-posts at the rear, is slaved to the left-hand speaker – which is where the action is.
  • Pros: Flexible spec, smoothly built, poised, persuasive sound
  • Cons: Really need to be on speaker stands to hear them at their best
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