November 24th 2010 3:27 pm

Critic reviews

8.8
6 reviews
  • Audio quality
    9.7
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Durability

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User reviews

8.5
2 reviews
  • Audio quality
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    9.0
  • Durability
    8.0
9.0
Macworld Mar 17, 2006

To my ears the Audioengine 5s provide solid sound from the devices it was designed for—computers, portable music players, and AV media centers. Based on sound quality alone, ... I’d opt for the Audioengine 5s for their more-balanced sound and their ability to be separated.

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9.0
Maximum PC May 22, 2007

The Audioengine 5 is not only one of the best-sounding speaker systems we’ve heard in a long while, it’s also one of the smartest speaker designs we’ve seen in the MP3-player era. These puppies will fill a room with sound, and they don’t cost an arm and an ear.

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8.0
What Hi-Fi Jun 15, 2010

There's a discernible shortage of dynamic potency available when push really comes to shove, mind you, and low frequencies can be a little soft and squashy. Still, your £225 is buying a really fine desktop sound.

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9.0
Digital Trends Sep 10, 2006

The Audioengine 5 speakers simply rock. When properly set up, the A5′s provide crisp, powerful, life-like audio. ... Unless you’re mega-rich and absolutely must shop for speakers that cost more than many sports cars, the Audioengine 5 speakers should be a great purchase for you.

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9.0
The Gadgeteer Mar 17, 2006

I love the Audioengine 5 speaker system. They are definitely a 100 steps above a lot of the smaller more inexpensive systems I’ve reviewed in the past. At $349, they won’t be in line with everyone’s budget, but if the price doesn’t scare you away, you’ll not regret the purchase.

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