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Audioengine A5+

alaTest has collected and analyzed 850 reviews of Audioengine A5+. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Audioengine A5+ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Audioengine A5+

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Audioengine A5+ from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Audioengine A5+ Active Speaker System (Pair) Colour BLACKAudioengine A5+ Active Speaker System (Pair) Colour BLACK

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Audioengine A5+

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 589 user reviews of Audioengine A5+ from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price also get good opinions, but there are some less positive views about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Audioengine A5+ Premium Powered Speaker Pair (Black)Audioengine A5+ Premium Powered Speaker Pair (Black)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Audioengine A5+

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Audioengine A5+ from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The size and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, size, price, reliability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Audioengine A5+ Premium Powered Bookshelf Speakers, A5+B-115V, BlackAudioengine A5+ Premium Powered Bookshelf Speakers, A5+B-115V, Black

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Audioengine A5+ review

 

Great desktop sound from these upgraded powered speakers

Stereo and 3.5mm input ; remote control ; tight, well-marshalled bass ; good sonic detail

No iPod dock

A timely upgrade has made the A5+ speakers slightly bigger, noticeably better and far more flexible than the originals

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Audioengine A5 review

 

Most of the MP3 speakers that flood the Stuff office on a daily basis don't live and breathe hi-fi – they exist for convenience and music snacking. This is, of course, fine for many people, but now a few systems are appearing that could yet convince...

Nov, 2007

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Parker Hall (digitaltrends.com)

Audioengine A5+ wireless speakers review

 

The Audioengine A5+ are the perfect bookshelf speakers for the jackless generation.

Superb treble definition ; Punchy bass ; Wide stereo image ; Excellent wireless performance

No input switch between Bluetooth and RCA

The Audioengine A5+ Wireless bring vibrant and lifelike sound to small and medium sized rooms, adding the convenience of wireless connection while maintaining the same outstanding audio performance we’ve loved for over a decade.

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Audioengine A5+ Wireless

 

Audioengine's A5+ Wireless speakers deliver a stellar sonic experience aimed at audiophiles with 24-bit upsampling to ensure high-quality Bluetooth audio.

Excellent audio performance with solid bass depth and clarity throughout the frequency range. High-quality Bluetooth streaming with 24-bit upsampling. Wired connectivity options. Can be used with a subwoofer.

No source knob. Limited remote control.

If you want a good-looking, high quality all-in-one wireless speaker system, perhaps with a companion app or voice assistance, you have strong options in the Google Home Max, the Sonos One, and the Urbanears Baggen. But not everyone wants a "smart"...

Apr, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Audioengine A5+ review

 

I gave high marks to Audioengine's earlier PC speakers, the Audioengine 5 series ($300 now, formerly $350) and step-down Audioengine 2 series ($200), because they really are quite impressive.

The Audioengine 5+ powered speakers deliver phenomenal sound and offer simple, attractive styling. They feature two audio inputs and an integrated USB port for charging source devices (phones, iPods). The two speakers can be placed as far apart as...

The speakers aren't cheap, and many will find them to be too large and bulky compared with standard PC speakers. The AC power port found in the earlier model is no longer present, and you can't switch between the two inputs--both are always active.

The Audioengine 5+ powered speakers deliver excellent sound quality and provide a clutter-free way to listen to smartphones, iPods, or any other audio source.

Feb, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Audioengine 5+

 

The fantastic, audiophile-friendly Audioengine 5+ speakers sound powerful without a thunderous subwoofer or booming bass.

Audiophile-quality performance. Flat response speakers that provide refined bass performance. Attractive design.

Remote has very few controls on it. No ability to adjust treble or bass. Not for bass lovers.

Before we discuss the A5+'s audio performance, let's briefly discuss the differences between it and the older A5, which is $50 cheaper and still available from Audioengine. The A5+'s most notable upgrades are the inclusion of a remote control, the...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Bryan Gardiner (wired.com)

Review: Audioengine A5+ Powered Speakers

 

Audioengine's new A5+ speakers keep what was already great about the company's original A5s, while adding a number of small refinements.

Rich, detailed, room-filling sound that bests speakers costing twice as much. New quarter-inch threaded inserts on the bottom of each speaker for easy stand mounting. Dead simple to set up. USB power port keeps your iPhone/iPod charged and the music...

The convenient, top mounted 3.5mm AUX input and USB port are now moved to the back. Still a bit bulky for a lot of desks. Baked-in AirPlay compatibility would be nice

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Andrew Gash (audioholics.com)

AudioEngine A5+ Speakers Review

 

For multimedia speakers, the extension of the AudioEngine 5+ speakers are going to give you some excellent real-world low end not found on most 2.0 systems-and you can always add a subwoofer.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Audioengine 5+ Powered Speakers Preview

 

There is no doubt that the Audioengine A5+ speakers are going to be a hit. At $400, you are getting a lot of speaker for not a lot of money.

There is no doubt that the Audioengine A5+ speakers are going to be a hit. At $400, you are getting a lot of speaker for not a lot of money. With other speakers available offering a fraction of the performance and convenience for near the same amount...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

Audioengine A5+ Powered Speakers Review

 

Wow. How did five years go by so quickly? We first became aware of Audioengine in early 2007, when the company asked if we'd be interested in evaluating its A5 self-powered speakers. It's now 2012, and we have the revamped A5+ self-powered speakers on...

Large cabinets take up a lot of desktop space

Large cabinets take up a lot of desktop space

Oct, 2012
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Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplifier Class:A/B
Amplifier/receiver input interface type:3.5 mm jack, RCA
Amplifier/receiver output interface type:RCA, Terminals
Number of amplifier channels:2

Audio

Frequency range:50 - 22000
Impedance:10 / 10000
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):150
RMS rated power:50
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):95
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.05

Design

Colour of product:Black / Brown / White / Wood
Housing material:Bamboo / MDF

Features

Housing colour:Black
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:115 - 240
Package Type:Box
Peak power:150
RMS output power (max):75

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-in
Audio output channels:2.0
Magnet type:neodymium
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:2
Number of tweeter drivers:1
Number of woofer drivers:1
Recommended usage:PC / Speaker set unit / Universal
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker position:Front
Speaker Type:2-way
Suitable for outdoor use: No
Tweeter:Y / Yes
Tweeter diameter:1.91 / 2 / 3.4 / 8.64
Tweeter size:1.91 / 2
Woofer:Y / Yes
Woofer Diameter:13
Woofer diameter (imperial):12.7
Woofer size:12.7

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

Package weight:14
USB Connectivity:Y
USB port:Y

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, Audio (3.5mm) / AC, RCA / Audio (3.5mm), RCA
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Travel pouch: Yes

Performance

Bass optimization:Y
Equalizer: No
Magnetically shielded:Y
On/off switch:Y / Yes
Plug and Play:Y
Remotely operated:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Rotary

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
AirPlay:N / Y
AUX In: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Cord Length:3.75
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Speaker interface type:3.5 mm / RCA / RCA/3.5mm / USB
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:115 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):4
Power consumption (typical):10
Power source type:AC / AC, USB

Technical Details

Housing colour:Black
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:115 - 240
Package Type:Box
Packaging content:(1) Remote control\n(1) Speaker wire (16AWG), 3.75 meters (~12.3ft)\n(1) Detachable power cord\n(1) Mini-jack audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5ft)\n(1) RCA to RCA audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5ft)\n(2) Cloth speaker bag\n(1) Cloth cable bag\n(1) Setup Guide\n(1) Product line brochure
Peak power:150
RMS output power (max):75
USB port:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20 / 230
Height :27 / 270
Package depth:115 / 290 / 56
Package height:220 / 29 / 380
Package weight:14
Package width:38 / 380 / 560
Speaker depth:20
Speaker height:27
Speaker weight:4.4
Speaker width:18
Weight:11.4 / 7
Width:18 / 180