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Audioengine 5 Speaker System

Audioengine 5 Speaker System
alaScore 89

505 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 505 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Audioengine 5 Speaker System is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 505 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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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

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Audioengine A5 Speaker System


The Audioengine 5 Speaker System has us all giddy. It's the closest thing to perfect we've seen--er, heard--in awhile.

Incredible sound from small packages; built-in USB charger for your MP3 player; AC-outlet in back for a wireless audio streaming box

They're a bit large for a crowded desktop

UPDATED 2/8/2008:  While referencing this review for an upcoming review of the Audioengine A2, we noticed that the online review had the incorrect verdict (a "9" versus a "9 Kick Ass").

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Audioengine 5


Primo - yes,

Fantastic sound and build quality. No receiver needed. Well-thought-out design ; Costs more than other speaker systems. No digital input, dock, or remote

Costs more than other speaker systems. No digital input, dock, or remote

If sound quality is your main concern, you can't go wrong with the Audioengine 5 speakers.



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Audioengine 5


Digital Trends helps people make the most of the hi-tech lifestyle by providing sneak peeks, one-of-a-kind product reviews, editorials and technology news about trendsetting consumer products and services.

Easy to setup; excellent sound; good construction; comes with lots of extras

The price tag could be a tad too high ; but with quality this good ; its worth it

The Audioengine 5 speakers simply rock. When properly set up, the A5's provide crisp, powerful, life-like audio.

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Audioengine 5


Separate bass unit': No, THX certification': No, # of channels: 2, # of satellites: 2, Controls on satellites (spec...

Excellent sound quality. Integrated power supply and amplifier. Auxiliary power jack.

No digital input. Speaker wire could be a bit longer.

The Audioengine 5 has impressive-sounding powered speakers that don't require a receiver. They have some interesting features, but I'd like to see some type of digital input.

Editor's Choice!

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Audioengine A5 (black)


Editors' note (February 21, 2012): The speakers reviewed here have been replaced by the newer Audioengine 5+ speakers .

The powered Audioengine 5 speakers deliver phenomenal sound and offer simple, attractive styling. They feature two audio inputs and two integrated charging options (one USB port, one AC plug). Speaker wire connections mean that you can optimize stereo...

The speakers aren't cheap, and many will find them to be too large and bulky compared with PC speakers. There's no remote control, and no way to toggle between inputs.

You'd be hard-pressed to find a pair of powered stereo speakers at this price point that sounds better--and offer more flexibility--than the Audioengine 5s.

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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.

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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...

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Audioengine A5 Powered Speaker System Review


As a reviewer, one gets a chance to see, hear and play with a variety of equipment - some good and some not so good. Every now and then a product comes into your hands that takes you by surprise. The Audioengine 5 is one of those. Let's face the facts;...

Superb High End Sound Quality ; Superb Build Quality ; Beautiful Finish ; High Quality Drivers

Not Really Portable ; Too Good for iPod Use

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Audioengine A5+ speaker review


Audioengine products may not be for sale in every retail outlet or even known by many consumers, but anyone who is looking for a pair of quality desktop speakers should give Audioengine a serious look – especially their A5+ speakers. I have owned the...

Massive sound for the size ; Accurate sound - good bass and detail ; Well made ; Affordable for what they are ; Look good on a desktop ; Added heat sink for efficiency

More expensive than many are willing to pay ; Large for desktop use ; Extra AC outlet (as on original A5) removed ; Not the clearest audio out there

Product Specifications

Audioengine 5 is a full size speaker system in a bookshelf-sized package. Internal power amps eliminate the need to connect the Audioengine 5 to a bulky stereo receiver or power amplifier. And with built-in subwoofer ports, the Audioengine 5 adds incredible low-end bass without the need for an external subwoofer.

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Audioengine



Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Max Output Power:70Watt
Audio System Nominal Output Power:45Watt
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Response Bandwidth:50 - 22000Hz
Speaker System Type:PC multimedia speakers