PC speakers have a reputation for having thin, harsh sound, but the Audioengine 5+'s aren't your typical PC speakers. These self-powered speakers deliver phenomenal sound and an integrated USB port for charging your mobile devices. A solid gift for any audiophile on your holiday list.
- Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $399.00
The good: 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 needed to optimize stereo separation. A remote for controlling volume is included.
The bad: 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 bottom line: 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.
October 31, 2012 9:12 PM PDT
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