Outstanding performance at a good price. Bought these to give proper sound to a tv, blu-ray player and apple tv setup (also required a £40 lindy dac, also from barletts). The resulting setup gives rich, room filling sound from all three devices, at a very good price. Music has rich bass notes and well resolved higher frequencies, with superb clarity. Audio from the tv is incredibly clear which means the volume can be turned way down. The two sets of inputs on the back of the a5+ allows connection of the two audio streams (one from the apple tv, the other from the tv/blu-ray combo) without manual switching. The system works happily with receiving different audio streams from different devices at the same time, combining them without problems. This works surprisingly well when you play a film from the atv to the tv, as both audio outs send an identical signal, but with a tiny latency between them.
I decided to buy these after sending back a set of bose companion 3’s. Before they arrived i was a little concerned that they may not have enough base as the bose had a sub, when they did arrive i was blown away by how much base these speakers do give out, some people have said ‘to much base’ but this is easily tweaked in software. Anyway the clarity from the highs right through the mids is outstanding and the base is a crisp thump rather than a muffled thud. These things go extremely loud if you need to and will easily fill a good sized room although i don’t think i will ever use the volume above 1/3rd. To get the best out of these speakers you really need to be playing cd’s or good quality mp3’s. The on off switch is at the back which is a pain as mine are under my desk and it would mean crawling on my hands and knees if i have to switch them off at the back, however after emailing ‘audioengine’ i was told that they didn’t need to be switched off at the back and that pressing the volume button on the front of the left speaker would put them in to ‘sleep mode’ which was sufficient for when not using the computer. (please note they consume 4w of power in sleep mode). (you also get a small remote that allows you to put them to sleep as well as mute and change the volumes). I am very pleased and impressed with these speakers they are the best sounding speakers i have ever owned and my denon system in the living room has become redundant at the moment.
I already love the sound from these speakers. Despite not yet entirely run in, i already love the sound from these speakers. I love the look of them too and they are extremely well built and came beautifully packed in individual cloth bags. They have superbly crisp sound and good bass response, although once i heard how good they sounded i immediately ordered the s8 subwoofer too.There is also absolutely no discernible noise in the quite passages. I use these speakers with hauptwerk virtual pipe organ. The effect is quite breathtaking.
Used in conjunction with the audioengine d1 dac. Crystal clear sound, no buzz, no humm, no hiss as i have experienced with other speakers. Excellent clear sound at low and high volumes. Comes with a remote which i did not realise at the time, very useful, the remote has a mute button. Package also contains all the cables you need for connecting to dac or pc. Full recommend, these are what i use when i’m not using my shure headphones.
- Quite impressed!
- Absolute bargain for the price, capable of superb sound quality
- Outstanding performance at a good price
- Top notch entry level speakers
- Really nice set of speakers
- I already love the sound from these speakers
Audioengine A5+W Powered Desktop Speakers (Pair) in Gloss White
- Custom Kevlar woofers
- Silk dome tweeters
- Hand-built cabinets
- Enhanced thermal management
- Works with any computer
Those left a great impression on me. Those left a great impression on me. Coming from a background of pc speakers guy these two performed outstanding to all other speakers before. The perfect sound becomes obvious when you raise the volume.
Using them with my tv (flat’s too small for surround sound imo and i didn’t fancy a sound bar) and they’re perfect. I was lucky enough to pick these up for quite cheap due to finding a set on amazon warehouse. But i would be pay for these at full price again in a heart beat.
Now that i have owned these for a good period, i feel i that can give an. Now that i have owned these for a good period, i feel i that can give an honest and comprehensive review of these speakers. Out of the box they immediately impress as they are shrouded in their own cloth bags and they look very impressive. All the cables are present to allow for a quick set up. I have placed these either side of my pc monitor and hooked them up via an arcam rpac using the usb in and rca out connections. Although i have not the funds nor probably the best ‘audiophile’ ears, i certainly appreciate the depth of sound that these produce and i would bet that these would challenge speakers at twice the price. I have used these as a hasty party set up and even just using an iphone cabled into the 3. 5 jack the sound is most impressive.