Excerpt: I bought a pari of A5+, A2+ and Bose speakers to try them out side by the. Kept the A2+. Very clean, perfectly balanced sound. Much warmer than the Bose. The Bose sounded like the music was in a tunnel when comparing them. For our living room which is probably 10x15 they are perfect. I mean, if you want to throw a raging party where you can't hear your voice then then A5+ will do a better job, but the A2's get plenty loud and don't distort.
Summary: Two times in a row I got black speakers although I ordered the white ones! There even was an incorrect label on the outside box, that's why they kept sending me a wrong item. However, THAT WASN'T THE MAIN PROBLEM. As for the first pair, the right speaker was quieter than the left one and you could clearly hear that. I tried lots of different cables and different input sources (laptop, player, ipod, tablet) and it was still the same!
Summary: I've had these for years now. I have a full blown, high end stereo system in my living room, and I have to say it's gathering dust because I always use these A2s that are connected to my computer. These are great, great quality speakers and deliver an incredible amount of rich, multi-faceted sound for computer speakers. Absolutely no complaints. These little speakers pack a punch. Well balanced, and they were worth every penny.
Excerpt: I bought these speakers for a turntable setup. I wanted something small enough that I could quietly listen to my music while not bothering my roommates late at night. After ordering, I began to worry about these not being loud enough. After combining them with a phono preamp, I was relieved to find that these are good speakers for my needs and can actually be turned up way louder then I expected.
Summary: Best computer speakers I've owned, and I suspect they will last for years. Well made, great sound, compact, everything I would want for daily use. I don't even notice the lack of substantial bass - sub not needed at all. Very pleased with the integrated digital to analog process and use of USB connection (and works flawlessly via my KVM for Windows and Mac). I also bought the stands, and they fit great.
Summary: These speakers have a definite mid bass hump (around 180 hz). Since I generally only listen to ALAC rips in iTunes I can use the programs resident EQ to smooth that out. Otherwise that bass hump destroys the otherwise smooth response of the speakers. There are probably other speakers near this price that have a better response in this regard (Emotiva 4S perhaps). The optional stands help this a bit too but more importantly they point the tweeters at the listener's ears.