Audioengine USA's latest and greatest compact wireless and portable speakers
A2 + Wireless Speaker System
$ 269 US – available in black, red, or white
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$ 169 US – available in black or forest green
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Audioengine USA has two new and completely different wireless speaker systems.
Their updated A2 + Wireless Speaker System improves a flagship powered small desktop / bookshelf left-and-right set of speakers with outstanding wireless Bluetooth audio. All the features and ports of the predecessor highly-regarded A2 speaker family remain when physical cable connections are preferred or necessary. Pricing and styling are consistent with the company's dedication to value and quality.
The brand new one piece 51
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forth Bluetooth switching between A2 + Wireless Speaker System and the much larger and pricier A5 + Wireless Speaker System. The listening panel was super-impressed with the performance of the powerful and bright A2 +, especially considering the A5 + is almost twice as expensive. [+] [+] + Speaker System hit the perfect sweet spot for sonic performance and maximum value
These powered desktop / bookshelf speakers are small. The sound is big! Stereo separation is okay, not great. They can be unobtrusive in black, stylishly modern in white, and eye-catching attractive in red. Read the reviews and watch the videos on the company's site and elsewhere on the Internet to learn the experience of other reviewers and customers. Make sure you read all the helpful questions and answers posted on the product's web page.
It's important to understand that Audioengine's A2 + Wireless Speaker System are not designed for audiophiles. This product is top quality for recreational listening when the Audioengine sound, as I call it, is preferred and appreciated. This sonic personality has great frontal presence with strong midrange and treble, and a smooth bass that gets you kicked out of your homeowner's association. Responsive to wireless playback from Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and their competitors are precise and enjoyable at all listening levels and in all genres.
This audioengine A2 + Wireless Speaker System receives my recommendation for compact powered Bluetooth speakers in the under $ 300 price range. Our MyMac Review Rating is 9 out of 10.
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The 512 Portable Wireless Speaker is a totally different type of speaker. Charge it and take it with you traveling, camping, hiking; to work, school, visiting family / friends – it goes everywhere and plays for a long time on a charge. Design and frontal sound are stellar from the lozenge-shaped enclosure. Again, Audioengine's warm and inviting trademark sound, as they call it, is evident at all listening levels.
My only concerns, also shared by the listening panel, are price / value and maximum Bluetooth output. With so many competing Bluetooth speakers available, the listeners expected a high volume for the high-end cost. The 512 does sound really good, the benefits from careful placement when used indoors, and it is a patio with delicious music, but what justifies the expense?
Audioengine's company says that they wanted to develop a better BT portable speaker, We bought all of the competition – Apple Beats, Bose, Harman / JBL, Ultimate Ears, and made sure we sounded better than those guys. ”I agree that the 512 sounds better than most of the $ 200 portable Bluetooth speakers
I've been using Audioengine's well-constructed 512 as my primary portable speaker for several weeks. The sound is clean, accurate, uncolored, directional, and easy on the ears for hours. Music plays without any peaks or valleys in the sonic spectrum. I realized, finally, that this speaker is best suited for personal listening, as opposed to blast-filling a stage.
When it comes to long term value and transparency of audio performance, I'm comfortable giving the new Audioengine  512 Portable Wireless Speaker an 8 out of 10 MyMac Review Rating.