Reviews and Problems with Audioengine A5 Bookshelf Speakers
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Great sound; Short lifespan
David W., Amazon
26 September 2014
Summary: I own both the A5 (black) and the A5+ (bamboo). Both sound(ed) wonderful, the A5+ having better depth extension, the older model a bit "brighter". They are both now dead (the A5+ lasted a mere 10 months).
Summary: Not any better than any other computer speaker and much worse than a stereo speaker. Not much on the high end, mid range is compressed, and bass is muddy. Imaging is good. Had I auditioned them beforehand I wouldn't have bought them.
Summary: I've the A5+ for around 6 months, using them for primarily vinyl but also my phone and PC. Overall they have a great sound, warm with a decent range. You pay a premium for the bamboo but it helps them feel warm on the shelf and to your Why the low rating?
Summary: I like the sound. They are voiced very nicely. They have plenty of bass and volume. I appreciate the simple design and find the remote useful. Unfortunately my first pair developed multiple splits in front during first 7 months or so.
Summary: OK sound but couldn't get rid of the loud hum/buzzing noise. I followed all the troubleshooting tips in the manual and bought a ground loop isolator from RadioShack. Still no luck. I saw many people complaining about the same problem on the internet.
Summary: After reading many positive reviews from people such as Chris Breen and in particular learning about the features for wireless configurations, I started out with a positive disposition toward the Audioengine A5.
Summary: They're better than any other PC Speakers I've ever heard, and are powerful enough to fill a small room. But that's about all the praise that I can give their sound, and it's not like PC speakers set a high bar.