According to reviews, the two-channel Audioengine 2 speaker system delivers impressive sound quality for PC users. Music is clear across the ranges, and all music types benefit from its highly accurate sound reproduction. Though there's no subwoofer, most reviewers find bass isn't lacking. Volume levels are respectable, with 30 watts of power per speaker. Some say the volume knob, which is located on the back of the left speaker, is inconveniently placed. Additionally, you can't plug headphones into these speakers. For those who want true audiophile sound quality and can spend more, reviewers strongly recommend Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 (*Est. $500) over the Audioengine 2.
The most detailed reviews for the Audioengine 2 computer speaker system are at PCMag.com and DigitalTrends.com. The reviews by MaximumPC magazine and Australia's Good Gear Guide also provide useful information. The Audioengine 2 gets nearly 100 owner reviews at Amazon.com.
The Audioengine 2 multimedia speakers score well here. Reviewer Tim Gideon says that because of their "stellar" sound and price, these speakers are for "sound snobs." However, bass won't shake the windows, and Gideon thinks they're large for computer speakers.
Review: Audioengine 2, Tim Gideon, Aug. 2008
Though impressed with the clarity and detail of the Audioengine 2 computer speaker system, Jason Tomczak says he had to adjust the equalizer settings so the bass wouldn't overpower mid and high frequencies. The price may be high for some, but they look nice and can be connected to multiple audio sources.
Review: Audioengine A2 Review, Jason Tomczak, Sept. 2007
Tom Mainelli is so blown away by the accuracy of the Audioengine 2 PC speakers that he finds them downright distracting. Like other reviewers, he notes that bass isn't "tooth-rattling" and that placement of the volume knob at the back of the left speaker is inconvenient.
Review: Audioengine A2, Tom Mainelli, Dec. 2008
The Audioengine 2 computer speaker system gets a high rating here. Michael Brown compares it with the larger and well-regarded Audioengine 5 and gives sound quality a thumbs-up. The Audioengine 2 just misses getting the magazine's Kick Ass award because volume doesn't go as high as he would have liked.
Review: Audioengine A2 Speakers, Michael Brown, April 2008
The Audioengine 2 speaker system receives reviews from nearly 100 owners, who give it a high rating. Clarity and detail make for an enjoyable listening experience, though bass on some tracks benefits from equalizer adjustment.
Review: Audioengine 2 -- PC Multimedia Speakers, Contributors to Amazon.com