Summary: Hi guys,
Now I am not a speaker guy by any means and mostly have crappy stock speakers around here (although I just upgraded my surround speakers for my NAD T747 to some Harmon Kardon 30BQ's) and this will be my first attempt at reviewing speakers.
Pros: Incredibly neutral sound with excellent clarity and imaging
Summary: I use these with my Audioengine D1 DAC (which is an excellent value DAC btw) and they really sing. The speakers have beautiful mids and highs for the size and price and although the bass is a bit lacking, it is of high quality. You can pair them with a sub if you want down the road.
Pros: Great mids and treble. Bass is surprisingly good. Fair price. Great build quality, really solid.
Excerpt: If you think a deploying a subwoofer is a prerequisite to obtaining big-time bass, you haven’t heard Audioengine’s A5 speakers. And if you’re convinced you at least need cabinets as big as those of the A5, you haven’t heard the diminutive Audioengine A2.
Pros: Amazing low-end frequency response from very small boxes; Kevlar woofers and silk drivers; MDF cabinets.
Cons: Lacks two of the best features found on the Audioengine A5; amp is adequate only for near-field listening or small rooms.
Summary: The world of desktop speakers is awash with systems that are either crazily designed or crazily priced, but very few hit the sweet spot between cost and rounded performance. Enter Audioengine’s A2s.
Excerpt: It’s the era of the iPod and compressed music; of small speakers that look better than they sound, and of course the gradual diminishing of pure audio applications. While audiophiles have isolated themselves from the consumer market and created a niche of highly expensive but great products, the...