Excerpt: I use these to listen to digital music through iTunes and GarageBand.Sound is good, clear. Pretty good volume. Decent bass for such small speakers. quality constructionFor this price you should have a headphone jack plugin and some equalizer controls to assist in compensating for speaker placement.
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: These speakers are very good and reproduce sound beautifully with clear highs and lows. I would have given it a 4.5, except for Audioengines policies that are customer un-friendly, bordering on daylight robbery. These speakers cost me $249, so they are NOT cheap.
Summary: I bought these with the hope that the static from the set of speakers I had (which were not very good), would be eliminated. After a great deal of fiddling with placement of wires, speakers etc. I was not successful. I resorted to a direct connection from my iPhone to the A2+ speakers.
Summary: These speakers sound great if you have equalization control, without it, though, they are low-heavy and imprecise. I use a pair on a Hackintosh running 10.7.2. Considering most of my Audio/Visual consumption on this machine happens in iTunes (where I have eq control), they sound great when you...
Summary: These little bookshelf speakers are good for what they are. I have connected mine via RCA output from my 37" Vizio tv, which has always had terrible sound. These little A2s dont have a remote control, which is a pain.
Summary: Good: The mid-high range has a very nice sound quality, exceptional, uncolored clarity. Build quality is excellent, as is attention to detail. It has RCA outputs, which you will need for a sub-woofer. BAD: You WILL, I repeat WILL need a sub-woofer. Also, given that fact, I consider them overpriced.
Exceptional speakers if you don't care about BASS at all
Aaron Y Chung, Amazon
5 December 2013
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.
Summary: In my opinion, there are better options for computer speakers at this price. I have allowed the speakers to break in over time, and my impression that although decent sounding, I am left with the impression that the sound is coming from inside a chamber.