INSTASH names A2+ and A5+ Best Computer Speakers

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A5+ Speakers

The Audioengine A5+ Premium Powered Speakers deliver high-quality sound with a widely compatible and easy-to-use system.

The speakers can connect to iPhones, computers, TVs or other audio devices for great stereo sound in any settings. The speakers include custom Kevlar woofers and hand-built cabinets all made with premium materials. The Audioengine 5+ can be controlled with an included remote control or with the on-speaker volume controls.

With a respectable 50Hz-22kHz frequency range, the speakers deliver natural, well-balanced sound with a solid bass that isn’t too boomy.

The Audioengine A5+ speakers are versatile and easy to set up. The system includes a USB port for charging or connecting other devices. For example, users can easily add a subwoofer to the variable output. The speakers can be connected via the computer’s headphone jack or USB DAC for an improved sound experience.

For under $400, these are reasonably-priced premium speakers that come with a ton of great features.

Specifications:

• Frequency Response: 50Hz-22kHz

• Power Output: 150W peak power (50W RMS / 75W peak per channel)

• Subwoofer: No

• Subwoofer Size: N/A

• Sound System: Stereo

• Controls: On-speaker and Remote Control

• Controllable functions: Power, Volume

• Input types: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack, RCA L/R

• System weight: 25 lb

A2+ Speakers

The Audioengine A2 Speakers were already popular and highly rated, but Audioengine found a way to make them even better.

The Audioengine A2+ Speaker System improves the A2 speakers with better sound quality and additional functionality.

The Audioengine A2+ speakers have an attractive style and compact design. The speakers are about 6 inches high and 4 inches wide. For their relatively small size, they deliver an impressive sound with a frequency range of 65Hz-22kHz.

The A2+ speakers have a new digital USB connection, smaller power connector and optional subwoofer output to upgrade the sound. The versatile connections make these speakers easily adaptable to fit a variety of settings and needs. The integrated USB DAC connects right to the computer.

In sum, the Audioengine A2+ speakers deliver impressive sound quality in a compact design and a few additional features not found in the A2 model.

Specifications:

• Frequency Response: 65Hz-22kHz

• Power Output: 60W peak power total (15W RMS / 30W peak per channel)

• Subwoofer: No

• Subwoofer Size: N/A

• Sound System: 5.1

• Controls: On-speaker

• Controllable functions: Power, Volume

• Input types: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack, RCA, USB

• System weight: 6.7 lb