Some folks might not think the design is modern enough, but for me, the understated, matte finish and simple design is exactly what I wanted. This is partially because the speakers are designed to work with a subwoofer. There is certainly some room for improvement towards the lower frequencies, but given the size and cost of these speakers, I'm very impressed. He's an accomplished video editor and scriptwriter and enjoys masochistic events such as entering 48 hour film festivals each year, for which his last several attempts have placed in various nominations and awards. The cable between the speakers allows for proper arrangement on a desk, on both sides of a computer.
Turn your points into Rewards Cards that you can use toward future purchases. Just plug your source directly into the inputs on the rear panel of the left speaker with the included cables, or connect to them via Bluetooth, and voila! The bass in a near-field listening experience was tight and was plenty powerful enough to fill a small room. Circuit boards for the power and preamp sections are mounted for maximum mechanical shock protection. These transformers are most commonly used in audio applications as they radiate less electrical noise to the rest of the components. Definitely get a quality 50 ohm+ or even better 250 ohm+ high end pair of headphones to go with the D1. The lights will remain on and solid and nothing needs to be done to resume audio playback. The company has also been known to manufacture some of the best reference based studio monitors and studio headphones as well.
While speakers on a desk are usually placed equidistant from the listener, it isn't always the case. We spent many months tuning each speaker and almost exclusively used various compresses and lossless files types encoded at different bitrates during this process. I tested in three common listening environments: a wide open room with few walls and high ceilings, a smaller family room, and finally a basement with lots of walls and shorter ceilings. Getting the cosmetics right in such a small, feature-rich speaker must have been a challenge, but Audioengine has pulled it off. However, if you already have some high end headphones or you specifically want the optical input on the Audioengine D1, the Audioengine D1 is an excellent choice for the price. So am I happy with this purchase? Wireless audio is convenient, but it isn't exactly smiled upon by audiophiles.
The leaps and bounds made in the technology niche have flooded the market with affordable options for the amateur or connoisseur. Stereo imaging was rock solid and these speakers have a way of playing at very high volumes without bottoming out, though there did seem to be some slight compression in the midrange. Besides, both speakers have also got built-in amplifiers and passive radiators. Overall Recommendation Ultimately, we feel the Audioengine A5+ is probably one of the very best values in audio. They work incredibly well as a computer music system or a great starter audio system. Expandable With two audio inputs and even a subwoofer output, you can connect up two sources and even add a subwoofer later to have a system rivaling the sound of much more expensive separates.
The passive crossover is more advanced than you typically see on speakers costing this much and the sound reflects an attention to detail with respect to how everything works together. Inside, Audioengine includes some documentation with the D1 along with a product catalog. High-quality Bluetooth streaming with 24-bit upsampling. Usually, high price includes not only great sound but also stylish design and durable materials. Edifier Exclaim e10 speaker set has a unique eye-catching design which will certainly become a part of your interior making it more stylish. This option is especially useful for home theatres.
Special thanks to for making this review possible. The original Gigawork T20s were a mess. Keep in mind that the capability of the source is what controls the Bluetooth experience. The A5+ Wireless, however, is still visible to your device, so simply connect using your device and it will automatically wake up. My set up is somewhat odd.
The included speaker wire and terminals feel very high quality. The system comes in three pieces two satellites and one subwoofer and delivers clear, rich sound that will blow up the roof when you want to. Hear the Difference The Audioengine 5+ Premium Powered Speaker System delivers the audio performance and aesthetic quality expected from Audioengine and continues to close the gap between your computer music and home hi-fi. The included remote control looks classy, with its brushed aluminum contour. The A5+ Wireless produced clear audio from more than 50 feet away. These are also great because you can upgrade in the future with the addition of the subwoofer and the audio dac. We recommended the original A5+ speakers in our in the studio speaker category.
With a push, this knob can also mute the speakers. Both channels of amplification are built into the left speaker, so you just make a simple, secure connection between the left and right speakers using the gold-plated speaker terminals. There are also built-in power and volume controls. Audioengine has also included a super short 2ft 0. About the author: As Associate Editor at Audioholics, Tom promises to the best of his ability to give each review the same amount of attention, consideration, and thoughtfulness as possible and keep his writings free from undue bias and preconceptions.