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8.3 out of 10

Audioengine A5 Bookshelf Speakers

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Reviews and Problems with Audioengine A5 Bookshelf Speakers

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Overall 4

OK, not great.

Charles Chi, Amazon
8 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4

Great Sound, Great Look, Questionable Longevity

Conrad j. Shelton, Amazon
27 January 2014
  • 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? Like another receiver I have suddenly noticed a crack has appeared in the front of the speaker. It runs top to bottom almost dead center, through where the actual speaker has been mounted.
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Overall 4

loud hum/buzzing

TenTen, Amazon
4 December 2011
  • 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. None seemed able to solve the problem, so I sent them back. Then I got some Prodipe 8 monitors that work perfectly with my Airport Express in the same location, have much better sound and absolutely no hum.
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Overall 4

Surprisingly disappointing high tech speakers

andreas838, Amazon
26 September 2009
  • 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. The design and technical functionality immediately give one the impression that this company knows what its doing. Thus, the shock is even greater when one has the first listen.
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Overall 4

User Review

Manyak, head-fi.org
6 June 2008
  • 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.   The sound out of these speakers is very disappointing considering their price and all the rave reviews they've gotten. The bass is extremely muddy and lacks anything that even resembles accuracy. Mids and highs are distorted to hell and back.
  • Pros: Powerful
  • Cons: Lacks any real definition or clarity
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Overall 3

Ganska dålig

1111, Prisjakt
7 February 2009
  • Summary: Bra ljud! Men jag har svårt att gilla mina eftersom dom sprakar till ganska rejält efter viss tids inaktivitet. Är rummet i övrigt tyst kan man bli ganska chockad. Ingenting man förväntar sig av ett par högtalare för över 3000:-. Någon som upplevt ngt liknande?
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