Reviews and Problems with Audioengine A5 Bookshelf Speakers
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3 February 2014
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'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: 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.
Summary: These are great powered amplified speakers and really pack a lot of punch, even if you do not have a subwoofer. Note however that they only go down to 50Hz so if you want really deep impactful bass, you will still need a subwoofer. I have the Audioengine S8 subwoofer and am happy with it but I think one could also be very happy with these speakers alone. I had the Audioengine A2's for years before and was quite happy with them paired with the Audioengine S8 subwoofer.
Summary: Pricey little gems. Can't fault the sound quality out of this size unit. I purchased them to use with my 42 inch; flat screen tv (LG) which had very poor sound quality from the built in speakers. There is no RCA audio out, so I run them out of the headphone jack. Very nice sound and bass is deep enough for me without a subwoofer (I don't need to shake the furniture and rattle the windows as some folks prefer).
Summary: These speakers are beautiful to the eyes and ears, but the bamboo cases are different shades and finish. Another reviewer said replacements still didn't render a matching pair. These are for my office, not home, so I will live with them as is.
Summary: These look good and sound great in my 20x20 foot bedroom. There is very little hiss or hum when silent, unlike some cheaper similar competitors. Note that the "sleep" function is not automatic - you have to sleep and wake the speakers manually with the remote or the front panel dial.