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Audioengine A2+ Review

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Updated April 29, 2022
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The Audioengine A2+ speakers look pretty much the same as the original A2, but with this new set, users will be able to plug them in directly to a computer through its USB port. This makes the a2+ wireless speakers very easy to set up. Being capable of a wireless connection, the speakers can be linked to any audio source that supports Bluetooth, and if not, the speaker system still allows for a cable setup. You’ll also find most of the input ports on the left speaker, and despite the a2+ speakers being described as wireless, you will have to use a cable to connect the left and right speakers together. Could this be one of the best computer speakers for you? Hang on for this Audioengine A2+ wireless speakers review and find out.

Why We Like It – Audioengine A2+

The Audioengine A2+ is a reliable, good-looking speaker system that’ll look great with your desktop setup, and provide room-filling sound. This version is different from the original A2 in that it includes a USB audio input. They’re great, but not strong enough to be the best studio monitors.

Pros
  • Plug and Play setup
  • 60 Watts Total power output
  • 3 Year Warranty
Cons
  • All buttons are on the back

Performance

Similar to the Audioengine N22 desktop/bookshelf speaker, the sound quality of the Audioengine A2+ wireless speakers is not that different from its predecessor. They both produce a high-fidelity stereo sound that’s loud enough to fill a room, and if you want, you could hook it up to a subwoofer through the RCA input and output. The A2+ is a two-channel speaker system just like the Bose Companion 2 Series III multimedia speaker set, though it does have decent bass levels even without a subwoofer. Peak power output from each wireless speaker is 30 Watts to give a total of 60 Watts, and the bass quality is also quite impressive despite having a low-end frequency response of about 65Hz.

Design

Unlike the TaoTronics TT-SK018 soundbar, the Audioengine A2+ bookshelf speakers are available in three main colors. You can get them in either black, red, or white, and they all come with a glossy finishing to give them a premium feel. But, for a vintage look, you’ll want to check out our Grace Digital Mondo+ review. The volume control (which also doubles up as the power switch) & Bluetooth pairing buttons are placed on the back of the left speaker to maintain a seamless design, and next to them you’ll also see a USB input, and a stereo mini-jack input and a power inlet.

Related: If you’re looking for a pair of computer speakers with the buttons on the front, then check out our Logitech Z130 review.

Value

Backed by a 3-year warranty, the high-quality Audioengine A2+ wireless speakers have got a lot more value for money than you’ll get with other computer speakers in the market, and they rank better compared to AmazonBasics USB-powered PC computer speakers set that only comes with a 1 year-long warranty. They are designed to last long and can be hooked up to a TV or even a gaming console if you so wish.

Speaking of Amazon, you’ll want to see how the Amazon Echo fared 1.5 years later with our in-depth review.

Audioengine A2+ Wrap Up

Getting the A2+ Audioengine audio system is a no-brainer if you’re looking for something that looks great, produces high-quality audio, and comes in a compact size. If you’d like, you can go ahead and have a look at what other buyers had to say about the speakers on Amazon so that you know what to expect when you finally purchase them.

Bottom Line
Performance
9.5
Design
8.9
Value
9.2
Reader Rating2 Votes
10
What We Liked
What We Didn’t
9.2
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