The power supply died after some hours of listening
1 week ago
Summary: The power supply died after some hours of listening. AudioEngine should have used another model after years of complains about this crap component. I will try to find a better (generic) replacement.
Exceptional speakers if you don't care about BASS at all
Aaron Y Chung, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: On paper, these seemed like the perfect speakers for me. The A2's always had rave reviews and the newly added built in USB DAC is a very nice update. I ordered these right away and was fairly certain these would be keepers due to all the great reviews. Well, that wasn't the case. Yes, the built quality and and highs are very clear, but I absolutely hated how directional and tiny sounding these speakers are.
Summary: Holy Smokes, I'm a Music freak, and to totally appreciate everything you hear with this setup, listen to some electronic music, don't need to be Techno, Trance will do lol, it will blow your mind. I got a Bose and Wharfdale setup in the living room. but this is amazing.
Summary: I'm an old audiophile and got these for my iMac. I can run the computer through my stereo via Audioengine A1 but don't always want to use my heavy amp and my Kef 104.2's for sound; sounds great but overkill and power hungry. Got the A2+ because of the USB hookup. They kick butt. Very surprise at the sound. The bass is amazing considering the size. Highs/Mids are clean as could be whether I am playing iTunes, Pandora, or gaming. Absolutely worth the money.
Summary: I got these not from Amazon, but from J&R in NYC since I needed them that day. They do not disappoint. In fact, they continue to impress with rich sound. The build quality is clean and crisp; I've had them more than two and change years and they are rock solid with daily use. When I move to a bigger place I'll have to upgrade to a higher model set like the A5 and grab the sub, but the A2s are loud enough for me to make neighbors complain in my modest apartment.
Summary: I was very happy with my purchase. Looking for a nice desktop/bookshelf speaker set for use in my bedroom/dorm I at first found the A2s to be too expensive to be worth it. However, after quite a bit of research (I probably read over 100 reviews over several weeks) I decided that the A2s, while expensive, were the best speaker set I could buy for $200 or under. I have owned them for a few months now and haven't been disappointed yet.