Reviews and Problems with Audioengine A5 Bookshelf Speakers
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BuckMulligan "Bucky", Amazon
8 January 2014
Summary: Pleased with sound quality and looks great, but the volume control knob is erratic. Often, the volume will increase (sometimes dramatically) for a moment when I turn the knob towards the decreasing direction, before it "realizes" I am turning the volume down and catches up. Pretty bad flaw in the end.
Summary: I have a good ear for music and tone, and value good sound from my speakers. I have been on the search for good desktop computer/multi-media speakers. Do to all the great reviews of the Audioengines, I had to try a pair. I also bought the D1 dac. Audioengine had the right idea creating high end computer speakers, but they missed on the tone.
Great Speakers, but buy them straight from Audioengine Instead
Brad W, Amazon
12 January 2013
Summary: These speakers do in fact sound better than many larger speakers. I'm pretty much amazed. The only downside is that the ones I bought on amazon did not and I quickly returned them. I setup the ones from amazon, and weren't blown away. They seemed to be lacking in bass. I read the manual and then started noticing things.
Summary: I was hoping to be blown away by these speakers and unfortunately I wasn't. But they still sound great, especially when played loud. Unfortunately I live in an apartment, so blasting these things full volume doesn't happen much. I wish they provided a fuller sound a low volume, but it's still serviceable. It's definitely an upgrade from my built-in TV speaks.
Summary: As many, many reviewers have already said, these speakers sound great to a non-audiophile like myself who just wants a decent, not ridiculously expensive stereo system to play once in a while. Unfortunately, they have a serious heat problem. Playing the speakers at anything over about 20-30 percent of maximum volume (measure by the position of the volume knob) causes the master speaker -- the one with the amplifier -- to heat up.