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Audioengine 2 (white)

Audioengine 2 (white)
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Logitech Speaker System Z523

Logitech Speaker System Z523
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Harman Kardon SoundSticks III

Harman Kardon SoundSticks III
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Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021

Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021
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Audioengine A2+ (white)

Audioengine A2+ (white)
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Price $59 to $199 at 3 stores $77 to $111 at 8 stores $143 at 1 store $189 at 1 store $249 to $249 at 2 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 7 reviews 3.0 stars out of 6 reviews 3.0 stars out of 10 reviews 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date July 07, 2009 July 14, 2009 December 08, 2010 August 27, 2009 November 04, 2013
The Bottom Line Though they're not cheap, the Audioengine 2 speakers are an ideal combination of compact size and good looks, delivering great sound for their size. While it won't blow you away with its sound quality, if you're looking for an affordable PC speaker-plus-subwoofer system, the Z523 is one of the best speaker systems in its price class. The $170 SoundSticks III speakers offer light cosmetic upgrades (and unfortunately retain a few irritations) from the previous model, but if you're a fan of the iridescent design, this speaker system won't disappoint. The Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 PC speaker system is a superior combination of design and performance available at a fairly affordable price. While they'll cost you $50 more, Audioengine A2+ multimedia speakers improve on an already great product (the A2) with slightly better sound when hooked up to your computer via a new USB connection.

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System Components 2 speakers
2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 x Desktop speaker
Color High-gloss white
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Product Type PC multimedia speakers
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
Powered desktop speakers
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4 in x 5.2 in x 6 in
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Remote Control Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control - Cable
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Speaker System Details 2 - 15 Watt - 65 - 22000 Hz
2 x Right/left channel speaker
1 x Subwoofer
2 x Satellite speaker - 10 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - 20 Watt
2 - 66 Watt - 150 - 20000 Hz - 4 Ohm
1 x Subwoofer - 68 Watt - 40 - 180 Hz - 8 Ohm
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Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Audio System Max Output Power 60 Watt
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Speaker Type 2-way - Active
Active
Active subwoofer, passive satellites
Active
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Product Description Audioengine 2 - PC multimedia speakers
Logitech Z 523 - PC multimedia speaker system
Harman/kardon SoundSticks III - PC multimedia speaker system
Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 - PC multimedia speaker system
Powered desktop speakers
Nominal Output Power (Total) 30 Watt
40 Watt
40 Watt
200 Watt
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Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
2 years warranty
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Audio Amplifier Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
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Response Bandwidth 65 - 22000 Hz
48 - 20000 Hz
44 - 20000 Hz
40 - 20000 Hz
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