Powered by an integrated amp, the Audioengine A2s fit nicely on your desk. They have a big sound that belies their small size, and offered remarkable imaging and transparency in our tests.
When we cued up Diana Krall Live in Paris, we could easily locate each musician on the soundstage. The notes were clear, and Krall’s voice was deep and appropriately sultry.
When listening to music, the A2s produce a good amount of bass without a subwoofer. If you’re seeking tooth-rattling bass for movies, however, this two-speaker package isn’t for you (although you can get a separate subwoofer for around £200). The speakers supply plenty of volume, but controlling the levels can be a chore as the volume knob is on the back of the left speaker. This does make for a clean, refined-looking speaker, whether in matte black or glossy white (A2W).
The Audioengine A2 speaker set offers good musical reproduction rather than chest-thumping bass.