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. The speakers sound somewhat like the sound emanates from inside the speaker housing, rather than from the drivers themselves.
Summary: The Audioengine speakers are definitely attractive, easy to set up and sound good. Unfortunately, the ones I purchased stopped working just after the timeframe to return them on Amazon but still during the warranty period, thank goodness. Called tech support and they asked me to ship the speakers to them for service. I will update my review after the speakers are fixed or replaced.
Summary: Update- I have now been listening to these for about one month and, although I would have sent them back if I'd been able to within the 30-day timeframe, I will likely end up keeping them, if a bit reluctantly. Other reviewers here have mentioned the same problems that I had with this speaker: the base is overdriven. A fellow reviewer mentioned that the solution to the problem is to employ the use of an equalizer and adjust the frequencies below 64Hz by about -6dB.
One powered speaker one passive- no full bass response only 65hz-20khz,
Kaj Parker-benson, Amazon
26 October 2012
Summary: These speakers are some Made in China bullcrap. They are the desktop speaker equivalent of Beats by Dre. They look good with their white wood cabinets, but eventually you realize that you paid $200 for some flat-sounding (which is good for some people) little speakers that while loud are very lacking in depth, come with a cheap ass crappy power supply, and were obviously put together by people making near-slave wages, someone making $3 a day in Guangzhou.
Summary: I just received the speakers and there are 2 key things that bother me: 1) The volume control is on the back, and it's very close to other wires so it's not easy to use. 2) No independent bass control. For my taste it's preset to being bass-heavy. The appearance is good.
Summary: These speakers are over hyped. They are perfectly adequate as small desktop speakers, but don't get fooled into thinking they are anything like audiophile quality. The bass is there for sure, but it's boomy and un-restrained, the mid range is muddy and congested. Out of the box they are very under whelming, but with careful positioning, a decent DAC, upgrading the speaker wire and some burn in they do improve a little.
Summary: I decided after reading through these reviews to purchase these speakers. There are other reviews about the Audioengine A2's, so I don't want to duplicate what others have written. But did anyone have such a lack of treble as I am experiencing? Yes, good bass, but I would like to hear a balanced spectrum, and I just am not getting a good top end response. As a drummer, I like to hear how cymbals are used, and mostly, they seem barely audible.
Summary: Background: I recently purchased these speakers after a few months of browsing for high-quality computer speakers. I have one of the new Retina MacBooks and I wanted to pair it with a good set of speakers. Appearance: When these speakers came in, I was very happy to learn that the quality of them is exactly as good as the reviews say. These speakers were carefully designed. The gloss white paint job is even better than I thought it would be.
Summary: Yes, these are nice speakers, but they have two severe flaws. First, look at the frequency response graph that came with the same Stereophile review that many people like to refer to: http://www.stereophile.com/content/audioengine-2-powered-loudspeaker-measurements I'm actually very surprised at how many people out there who are claiming these speakers have tight, clean bass.