New iPhone ad features Audioengine A5's Best computer speakers IMHO

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  1. QUiKSR20 macrumors member

    QUiKSR20

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    Has anyone seen the new iPhone commercial ?
    http://movies.apple.com/movies/us/a...apple_iphone3g_ad_shazam_20081107_320x180.mov

    They use Audioengine brand speakers which I must say sound phenomenal!

    I have the smaller A2's

    When I purchased my 24' iMac I wanted a good set of quality sounding speakers.
    I am a bit of an audiophile and love home theater as well as good 2 channel music.

    I began reviewing speakers and couldn't find exactly what I wanted but finally
    narrowed my search to a few speakers namely these 2 :

    Audioengine A2

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    http://www.audioengineusa.com/a2_home.php

    Acoustic Energy AEGO

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    http://www.acoustic-energy.co.uk/Product_range/Aego_series/index.asp

    The AEGO's were almost impossible to find in the USA and when I did find them
    they were like $300+ which was way to much money for me.

    After many searches and reviews the Audioengines were being praised more and more
    and every review said they were amazing even without a subwoofer.

    When I found they were hand built in the USA with almost 0 off the shelf parts and some of the company's founders consist of former employees of Harman/Kardon, Gibson Guitar, Alesis Studio Electronics, and Apple Computer.

    I was almost sold then I heard them and there was no turning back. Some of the specs I was reading
    were silk dome tweeters, kevlar woofers, hand built MDF enclosures, I could not believe I was reading the specs on computer speakers.

    $199 was more than I wanted to spend but it was totally worth it. If anyone is in the market for new computer speakers I highly recommend them.

    In closing, I don't work for them just a happy customer hoping I have helped anyone looking for great speakers that sound great and also match that high quality MAC that is sitting on your desk.

    Great Review - http://stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/1207ae/index.html
     
  2. dlamin517 macrumors 6502

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    you think they are any better than the bose companion 5s
     
  3. QUiKSR20 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello,

    Well the Bose companion 5's are 2.1 so they will probably have a little more bass since they come
    with a subwoofer but at $399 in price they are a little more pricey than the A2's

    Compared to the A5's which are $349.99 I would take the A5's all day.

    Bose have a saying on almost all audio forums :

    no highs, no lows must be bose Just do a google search on that.

    Im sure the Bose will sound decent but if your looking to spend in the $399 range def look
    at the A5's as they sound amazing. So crisp yet soft.

    http://www.audioengineusa.com/a5_home.php
     
  4. dlamin517 macrumors 6502

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    i already have the companions. i was just curious
     
  5. QUiKSR20 thread starter macrumors member

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    Gotcha,

    Cant say I heard them in person im sure they sound good as well.
     
  6. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

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    Will pipe in with 100% agreement with OP... the A2's are amazing little speakers and I'd recommend them to anyone who appreciates good quality sound. I was so impressed with them I picked up a set of A5's which I stream music to from Itunes to an APE and it's a great setup with fantastic SQ and the A2's move an amazing amount of air for their diminutive size!
     
  7. dL. macrumors 6502

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    At first I had the Z-2300 for 2 years and I thought they sounded great. But seems like the mid range is really lacking. So I got Bose Companion 3 and these blew the Logitech away in terms of clarity on mid-range. However...

    I encountered the Audioengine A2 and the Bose has immediately gone back to Best Buy. These little speakers are the best I've ever heard for computer speakers. Once I got used to them, all the other speakers I try just sound utterly crap.

    My friend has the Bose Companion 5 and the sound that is produced sounds really "fake" - over emphasis on highs and punchy bass. And the sound is inconsistent in that one song may sound really good while another one may sound completely crap thanks to Bose's custom EQ of achieving "natural" sound, when in fact they're producing unnatural "coloured" sound.

    dL
     

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