I've been using Creative Gigaworks T20 for my music setup and they've served me very well. The amount of bass coming out of those two little speakers is pretty impressive, and the sound is clear and warm after a little bit of bass and treble boost. However, after hearing a host of rave reviews from audiophiles about the AudioEngine products, I've caved in and ordered two pairs of A2 and A5. The speakers arrived very quickly, and man were they heavy. The combined shipping weight for both speakers was 40 pounds! Both speakers are very well built. I got the white version for both speakers and they match pretty well with the Macs. The edges of the A2 are sharper, where as the A5's edges are rounder. A2 looks pretty cute Unfortunately, the A2 sounds pretty hollow and flat comparing to the T20. The bass is a really mid bass and there isn't a clear high. I am no audiophile, but A2 sounds like it's been muffled inside a box. Turning up the volume the A2 seem to can't keep up low end, just a lot of mids. No distortions though. Now the A5 is a different story. It has a nice warm tone, clear mids and highs, overall smooth as butter. None of the 'hollow' sound of the A2. The sound stage is also more impressive than the T20, it fills my living room much better. I've not broken in the new speakers yet, but currently it goes like this: A5 > T20 > A2. The T20 goes for $80 a pair, where AudioEngine speakers are going at $200 for the a2 and $350 for the a5. Obviously the T20 is better deal than the A2, and I am pretty disappointed with the A2. That's too bad, A2 is the best looking of the bunch too. Now I am pretty tempted to try out the T40 to see how it compares to the A5. Anyone had similar experiences with AudioEngine products?