Great speakers – no need for subwoofer. There is probably little more i can say about the audioengine a5+ speakers than hasn’t been said in any other review – they are simply fantastic value for the quality and depth of sound you get. I bought these for a home cinema setup, avoiding buying a separate subwoofer at this point, and past the initial run in period they have proved to be worth every penny. The bass is loud and punchy; the treble is clear and sharp. I’m no audiophile but after weeks of using these i’m not disappointed that i chose these. Just be aware that the left channel housing the amp is quite heavy, so if you want to wall mount them you need a reasonably strong mount.
I needed a pair of bedroom speakers and have read many reviews for the audioengine a2+ vs the a5+. At the end i got the a5+ because i wanted the power to fill the room and more flexibility. The sound quality of the thing paired with my macbook pro is great. Just the right amount of bass i need (don’t think i’ll ever need extra sub for them), great clear vocal though these speakers are towards the warmer side, meaning that you’ll get more bass than treble. Only down side is that the sound quality isn’t good when i pair them with the iphone 5s and nexus 5. I guess these phones don’t have a nice sound chip in them like the macbook pro?end of the day i guess the a2+ would do a nice job too since they have a built in dac. Though i have not tried them so not sure if they will fill my room or potentially my living room later on.
Outstanding speakers for the practical audio enthusiast. I’m a very practical guy who is passionate about good sounding audio. My pragmatism is what drove me to choose a pc based digital library of music as it really was the easiest/most practical solution to enjoying my hobby. In that sense, i believe i am exactly the kind of guy these are marketed towards. I am by no means knowledgeable in speaker territory (these are the finest speakers i have owned yet) but i have listened to some good setups before and let me tell you that i was still extremely impressed by these. They may seem expensive for their supposed applications, especially considering the lo-fi approach to audio that has become widespread by today’s standards, but if you take special pleasure in the details and your audio sounding good, then you will not be disappointed. Just for the record, i am connecting these to an asus xonar essence one muses edition dac. They sound amazing out of the box and do not require a subwoofer in my opinion. 1 logitech system provided the same amount of bass and they had a dedicated subwoofer.
Awesome speakers and bartlett’s hifi customer service is second to none. Cant speak highly enough of well they treat customers, thanks.
- Outstanding speakers for the practical audio enthusiast
- Easily 5 stars, but a few tips!
- Great speakers & exemplary after-sales service.
- Superb straight out of the box!!!
- Best speakers I ever owned
- Great Speakers – no need for Subwoofer
Audioengine A5+ Premium Powered Speaker Pair (White)
- Built-in power amplifiers
- RCA and mini-jack audio inputs
- Remote control
- Variable preamp audio output
- Improved thermal management
Just received these speakers today, and after a 10 minute setup i could experience the amazing sound these speakers make. The quality is just amazing, rich, deep base, and those clear highs. Have been listening to music for 2-3 hours straight (on spotify) and i just can’t stop now.Before i bought these i made a deep research about the a5+, and was wondering how every single review is positive. Everything’s clear now after getting them. Although forget the sound tests on youtube, those will never even get close to the actual quality of these amazing speakers. Definitely worth the money, you won’t regret buying them.Have them connected to my pc via optical audio cable (fisual) to a fiio d3 (dac) and an rca cable (fisual), and i’m using auralex mopads as my the stands.
Easily 5 stars, but a few tips. After owning a set of jbl creatures for quite some time i decided to invest in the audioengine a5+ speakers as well as the audioengine d1 dac. Absolutely yes yes and another yes, but i needed to make some adjustments to the way i listen to music to fully appreciate them. After receiving these speakers i was really impressed by the look and build. They are very well built and look fantastic. Once i plugged them in and connected them to my dac i was impressed with the sound and initially they were sitting on a comfortable 4 stars. However as i started to play more and more music i became more and more unsure of them. Some stuff sounded great, other stuff sounded terrible, and i just wasn’t as blown away as i felt i should have been. So after doing some research i found out some great ways to get them to sound pretty damn awesome, as well as learning a thing or two about playing and managing a digital music librarythe first thing was pretty basic level. Make sure the source music is of good quality. You might not be able to tell the difference between 128ksb and 320kbs on budget level speakers or your phones headphones but you can absolutely tell the difference here. I upgraded my library to a lot more higher bit rate content, even some flac and lossless stuff to really get the most out of them.
Great product and great service. I ordered these on the weekend and they came monday morning. Delighted with the speakers too, although i’m not sure my neighbours are.