A2 Premium Powered Desktop Speakers Reviews
Stereophile - A2 Review
"I have never been more impressed with or more stunned by a component I've reviewed for Stereophile than I was with the Audioengine 2. The level of sound quality produced by this uncolored, detailed, articulate, and dynamic speaker, in all situations, was beyond reproach, and its ratio of value to cost borders on the criminal."
CNET Blogs, The Audiophiliac from Steve Guttenberg - A2 Review
"Even audiophiles used to the good stuff will dig these speakers, they're that good."
Smoking Apples - A2 review
"The A2s were far superior to any 2.1 system I've heard."
Unplggd - A2 Review
"For something so small to deliver such excellent mid-ranges and high notes are unheard of in the sub-$300 category."
BestTechie - A2 Review
"The Audioengine 2 computer speaker system is by far the best 2.0 system on the market."
Gear Diary - A2 Review
"...when you turn them on, the A2s are very much an Audioengine product in this department… translation…they sound great."
"I'm not an audiophile but I know what sounds good and what doesn't. The AudioEngine A2s sound GOOD- really good! They sound and feel like a much bigger and more expensive set of speakers."
Stuff.tv - A2 Review
"For speakers in this class, the A2s sound exceptional. Warm, punchy, articulate and well integrated... In short, the A2s are a revelation at the price."
Connect Reviews - A2 Review
"These *are* the best speakers for your desktop, notebook computer, or media player."
Computer Shopper - A2 Review
"The A2 is surprisingly loud for such a small set, and the general quality of the sound is rich, warm and vibrant."
Apple Phone Show - A2 Review
"These are a solid $199 investment. I’ve tried many different speaker systems. These A’s, by far, are the best value for the dollar."
Mac Observer - W1, A2, and A5 Reviews (audio)
Apple Weekly Report #124.
Review starts at 36:45.
TheTechLounge - A2 Review
"These little boxes make beautiful sound, without needing any equalizing whatsoever. These are amazingly versatile speakers, and Audioengine gets yet another pat on the back for going beyond the standard for it's followers."
PC World - A2 Review
"Clearly geared toward accurate music reproduction, the speakers offered remarkable imaging and excellent transparency in my tests, which I performed after 30 hours of burn-in... The Audioengine A2 speaker set should be on the short list of anyone who values good musical reproduction over chest-thumping bass."
Madshrimps - A2 Review
"The Audioengine 2 Desktop Speakers are a true piece of audiophile engineering in the smallest physical enclosure I've ever seen or heard. This is a winning design and the only specification better then the price is the sound."
Positive Feedback - A2 Review
"In a recent issue of Stereophile, Robert J. Reina went nuts over the Audioengine 2 powered loudspeakers. Okay so in reading his comments one can assume that these speakers are the second coming of someone's something or other, so I just had to put into a request to the guys at Audioengine to get me a pair. So how good are they? Uh… yeah, they are good. Very good indeed."
Silent PC Review - A2 Review
"There's little doubt that the Audioengine A2 is a gem. Its tiny size, appealing simple looks and operation, and well-thought out details exude an impressive level of quality. The real reward is when they're plugged in and the music turned on. It's hard to believe so much good sounding music can come from such wee speakers."
Maccast - A2 Review (audio)
Listen to the great things Sam Levin has to say about the A2 and other Audioengine products. MyMac Podcast 186. Review starts at 33:23.
Dagogo - A2 Review
"The (Audioengine 2's) are are a new standard in what a self-powered desktop speaker is
Wired - A2 Review
PC Magazine - A2 Review
"Sure, the price is a bit steep for PC speakers with no real extra features, but the audio performance is well worth the price for audiophiles who want to replicate the high-quality listening experience of their home theaters on their PC."
Goodsound - A2 Review
"The Audioengine A2 is the best PC speaker I've ever heard. The luscious, uncolored midrange is too wonderful. If you use your PC to listen to any amount of music, get the Audioengine A2s. Do it now.
6Moons.com - A2 CES Coverage
"The Audioengine 2 speakers are some cool little performers at $199/ pair. We bought a pair of 2s with a few clicks on the AudioEngine website for our pair of daughters and we're all thrilled. I'm still holding out for the bamboo-clad 2s which are due out "soon". And it's always a plus when the guys behind the company are some of the nicest around."
The MacCore - A2 Review
"I've never considered spending $200 for a set of speakers that I would hook up to my laptop (but) after listening to the Audioengine A2 speakers for the past few months, I'll never go back to those cheap computer speakers again."
Jordan Chark Blog - A2 Review
"I’ve honestly never heard desktop speakers of this size produce such a full sound-stage. Audioengine has a solid offering on their hands with the A2s."
Playback - A2 Review
"These decent performers have no need to apologize for their diminutive size. If you want to dress up your desktop with a pair of capable soundstage producing marvels, then look no further than the Audioengine 2's."
MacWorld - A2 Review
"If anyone wondered whether Audioengine would be one-hit wonders, the answer a resounding no can be heard in the second offering from the fledgling speaker company. From playing music on your desktop to watching video clips on a laptop, these twin beauties are worth their price."
The Street - A2 Review
"...But the best feature is their sound quality. These little boxes are simply amazing. Until you hear them for yourself, you will not be willing to understand what I'm about to say: The Audioengine 2 is the best-sounding speaker system on the market today for under $1,000."
The Audiophile Voice - A2 Review
"Don't laugh at the size of these units... the sound quality of these speakers is startling."
Fresh Arrival - A2 Review
Home Theater (Mark Fleishman Blog) - A2 Review
"Audioengine has made an appealing product even more suitable for multimedia and gaming use. The A2 is also musical enough to compete with the better all-in-one compact systems."
HT Guys - A2 Review
"At $199 they are more expensive than most computer speakers but they are so much better than most computer speakers. In fact you may not want to limit these speakers to your desk. If you have a SONOS, Squeezebox, or Apple Airport Express with Airtunes you should consider the Audioengine A2..."
PB|Central.com - A2 Review
"As nice as the A2s are to set up and look at, it's the sound that really matters. The A2s I tested sound wonderful. With 60 watts of power coming from amps built into the left speaker cabinet, the A2s have plenty of punch to be used as sound system in any small-sized room. In other words, if the A5s are too big to put where you want to put 'em, odds are the A2s will do the job quite nicely."
Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity - A2 Review
"The A2s are another quality offering from the camp at Audioengine and which stand out amongst their alternatives with refined sound and classy appearance. You would be hard pressed to find an active speaker system that could give better sound quality for your portable player or computer at this price and size."
Typical Mac User - A2 Review (Podcast)
"There's nothing else in this price range that will give you the quality that the Audioengine 2 gives you."
The MacCore - A2 Review (Podcast)
Find out why the MacCore gang included the A2 in their Holiday Geek Gift Guide.
Neo-fight.tv - A2 Review (Podcast)
Tech-Temple - A2 Review
"The bass on Audioengine 2 is substantial for their size. The bass comes from some very clever acoustic and electrical design and without using any DSP or fake bass boost circuits."
Cool Hunting - A2 Review
"Based on the superior performance of the Audioengine 5s we were excited when their new smaller desktop speakers arrived and they don't disappoint."
iPod Observer - A2 Review
"The AudioEngine A2s aren't flashy or feature-rich, but in this price range they're one of a kind for classic stereo sound. If you're cramped for space, or want an understated set of great-sounding speakers, we heartily recommend the A2."
Tech2 - A2 Review
"It's been a while since a product has come my way that I was seriously impressed with. The price of the udioengine 2 speakers is very good considering the quality, living up to the marketing claim of 'bridging the audiophile gap'. Yes, this is the cheapest 'mid-end' range there is."
Gadgeteer - A2 Review
"I was flabbergasted (I don't think I've ever used that word in a review before...) the first time I heard these speakers in action. Wow! They sound very much like the A5's, which means that they sound great! ...the bass is amazing and they are truly head and shoulders better sounding than other desktop speakers that I've owned in the
S. Neil Vineberg - A2 Review
"The A2s replaced a set of Altec Lansing speakers wired to my new iMac 24. I was very satisfied with the Altecs. However, when I turned on the A2s, I was literally stunned by how good they sounded and how good they made music sound. The Audioengine 2s are not just great. They are extraordinary sounding speakers. They are so awesome that you actually WANT to listen to music because it sounds new and special, and that's enjoyable."
Switching to MAC - A2 Review
“The audioengine 2’s have a surprisingly big and mature sound for such a small size, I compared them to my much larger Alesis Monitor One powered studio monitors which really isn’t a fair comparison but surprisingly they sounded remarkably similar to my Monitor Ones.”
Enjoy The Music - A2 Review
"They sound quite good not just when sitting in front of them, but also when outside the room and listening in. Some loudspeakers have this 'cone of perfection,' a super small area where everything sounds good, yet the moment you move away from this small 'cone' location the sound goes to crap in a hurry. The Audioengine does not fit into that, fortunately, ever-dwindling category of loudspeakers.”
Digital Trends - A2 Review
"Audioengine recently announced the little brother to the A5, the A2 desktop speaker set. The A2 speakers are roughly half the size of the A5 and don't put out quite as much power, but seem to have just as much intensity per cubic inch as the A5's. If it wasn't for the solid reputation Audioengine has built for itself, it'd be very hard to believe that the A2 speakers can pump out a hefty 60W peak power. Which is anywhere from two to five times that of other 2.0 desktop speakers."
Real HT Info - A2 Review
"These are fantastic little speakers that put 99% of Computer Speakers and iPod Docks to shame. They even give traditional bookshelves a run for their money, despite having a footprint of only 4" x 5.5". The A2s produce a full sound, complete with good bass, and get loud enough to rock an office, or fill a small/medium room at slightly lower volumes. At $200 shipped, consider me hugely impressed. For this quality of sound, at this size, and at this price, I don't know of any competition for the A2."
iOnMac - A2 Review
"Audioengine has done it again. After wowing us with the A2’s big brother the A5, Audioengine has once again made us drool just a little with the sound and style of the newest addition to their line up, the A2. Audioengine has an eye for design, and that is a fact. All of the style that went in to the A5 is back again in a speaker that is 1/3 the size of it’s big brother. Upon first opening the box you will see that everything is wrapped up in to soft cloth pouches."
ProductWiki - A2 Review
"Audioengine A2 are high-quality powered speakers designed to be hooked up to your media player or computer. They are marketed as the "little brother" to the popular Audioengine A5 speakers, retailing for $150 cheaper, coming in at around $200."