They were great, but they just died out of the blue ...
Andrew Patterson, Amazon
4 days ago
Summary: They were great, but they just died out of the blue about eight months in. I did not get satisfactory customer support from my first phone call with the company, i'm going to give it another go when I can work up the energy.
Great-sounding little speakers -- that also look really good, if that matters
1 week ago
Summary: I got these as a complement to my aging Mac Pro. I had an old 5.1 set up from a Dell computer in a past life, run through a Griffin Firewave. As we were doing some work in our office space at home, my wife declared that all those speakers and the giant subwoofer needed to go. So I was on the hunt for something that provided quality audio, but with a much reduced use of space. These seemed to fit the bill.
Excerpt: I use this with my MacPro for sound work when I edit video. They have great sound, fuller and bigger than I expected, yet take up very little room. It also delivers great sound when I play music. The perfect desktop sound solution.
Great sound but needs better build quality/durability
10 October 2014
Summary: Fanstatic sound for little dollars. Unfortuanely they last about 5 years then amp goes. Got lucky and bought a single powered speaker to replace speaker whose amp went. Only one speaker is powered. The other speaker is passive connected to powered speaker w/ speaker cable.
Summary: I'm rating these "Audioengine A2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speakers - Pair (Black)" at an Excellent 5 stars out of 5. Why? Because they're so good, I bought the compa.... Oops. Sorry. Because I bought a pair for my wife to replace her 12 year old Creative Inspire 5.1 Digital 5700 speakers (she was using just the front two speakers to avoid all the wires of the full 5.1 system) and they look and sound so good that I bought another pair for myself.
Summary: A really nice sounding powered desktop speaker system at the price. I was warned to expect the sound to improve considerably as the unit ages. The sound at the beginning was somewhat rocky, but after 50-75 hours, it had improved enormously. Google how to set up a graphic equalizer permanently in the sound channel for this unit and you'll be glad you did.
I think the price is a great value. I have owned many pairs of powered ...
2 September 2014
Summary: Personally, I think the price is a great value. I have owned many pairs of powered desktop speakers (mainly logitech) and honestly they have never lasted my more than 3-5 years. I own the A5+ set also and I can say the quality of the sound and build construction is great. These hold their own against the A5+ (although they lack a little in the lower end, where the A5+'s exceed).