Conclusion: The A2’s are a great choice for those looking for a space-saving home office/bedroom bookshelf system and who do not want to skimp on power. Unfortunately, due to the similarity in looks, the A2’s suffer a bit by the inevitable comparison between their larger siblings, the A5’s.
Pros: Great sound, small size, available in both black and white
Cons: No extras, such as remote, iPod docks, etc. make these a bit pricey given the competitive speaker market
Excerpt: Audioengine has recently released the "little brother" of its popular A5 speakers - the A2 Desktop Speakers - and we have today a pair of the Audioengine A2W (White) speakers. They are marketed as the "little brother" because they are smaller, less expensive and deliver less power.
Pros: Accurate and clear sound, high-quality construction and design, all needed accessories included.