Reviews and Problems with Audioengine A5 Bookshelf Speakers
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Love these speakers -- worth every penny
Flipper Campbell, Amazon
15 October 2014
Summary: Absolutely outstanding sound. Before buying I read almost every review here on Amazon, and I agree with "the consensus." These are not "computer speakers" but I use them that way, to my daily delight. The bass is tight and sufficient. Sweet midrange. No listener fatigue, even after a full-day work session. Broke in quickly and they have been with me about a year now. Just ordered the little overpriced rubber stands hoping for a bit more goodness.
Summary: I'll leave it to the audiophiles to explain all of the specs for you. I would prefer to give the speakers a 4.5/5 but its not allowed. The speakers look great and most importantly sound great. My only gripes are the supplied cables. They give you 10-15 feet of cheap speaker wire and then a line in cable that is only 6 feet. Since my PC is located on the right side of my desk the speakers are currently sitting next to each other until i can get a longer cable.
Summary: These are great speakers (for me). I'm not an audiophile, but I appreciate being able to listen to a variety of music and not have to constantly adjust. At times I do use an equalizer to tone down the base.
Summary: I love the speakers. I wish I had bought them years ago. It's one of those things like when you first switch to HD from SD TV - you don't think it would make a difference but it does. I mean, it's just a TV show, how important could the picture quality be? It's just a sitcom, why would better speakers make a difference? But it does. These are great. I run them off a FIIO DAC. I've had them for a couple of years now, they run great, never overheated.
Summary: I'm an audiophile with a 5-figure dedicated 2-channel stereo system in the living room. I bought these for my A/V system, partly to reduce clutter. These are nowhere near audiophile quality (sorry, AudioEngine, but that's pure marketing hype, i.e. a lie), but where else can you get a decent sounding preamp, amp, and a pair speakers for $400? I'm tickled with these, and perhaps even more so with the A2's.
Summary: I was looking for some speakers that were not to big and not to small, I was thinking a 2.1 system. Then I stumbled upon these. So I took a leap and bought them from audioengines website. After using these speakers for about a week and trying all sorts of music such as Zedd, Avicii, Tupac, Dr.dre , Eazy E, Kendrick Lamar, Beatles, Aerosmith, Smashing Pumpkins, Credence clear water, Led Zeppelin, and the list goes on and on.
Summary: I purchased these a few weeks ago and auditioned them for about a week and a half before returning them due to a defective RCA input connection, so my review is based off of the 1/8" headphone input which isn't my preference, but that's what I had. Setup was fairly straightforward. The left speaker contains the amplifiers for both speakers so you string one set of speaker cable over to the right speaker. From there, adjust the volume and start listening.
Summary: I love the sound, the high's and low's are absolutely professional grade. Quality is good too and contents inside the box were nice (nice speaker sleave/bag, to mini jacks and audio cables). My biggest complaint about the speaker is the VERY POOR built in amp cooling system. The back of your power speaker will get uncomfortably hot. An if you run the speakers too loud they will automatically shut of until the speakers cool.
Summary: Perfect for what I listen to. Good range of sound, easy to set up. My only complaint is that I wish the volume knob went from 0 to 10. The volume knob just spins and spins around, and I never know whether my ears will get blasted off when I turn an audio device on or whether I have to spin it around and around just to be able to hear something.