Audioengine 5+ (black) comparison

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Audioengine 5+ (black)

Audioengine 5+ (black)
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Audioengine A2+ (white)

Audioengine A2+ (white)
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Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021

Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021
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Audioengine 2 (white)

Audioengine 2 (white)
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Harman Kardon SoundSticks III

Harman Kardon SoundSticks III
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Price $399 to $399 at 2 stores $249 to $249 at 2 stores $185 at 1 store $179 at 1 store $149 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews 3.5 stars out of 7 reviews 3.0 stars out of 10 reviews
Release date January 03, 2012 November 04, 2013 August 27, 2009 July 07, 2009 December 08, 2010
The Bottom Line The Audioengine 5+ powered speakers deliver excellent sound quality and provide a clutter-free way to listen to smartphones, iPods, or any other audio source. 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. The Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 PC speaker system is a superior combination of design and performance available at a fairly affordable price. 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. 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.

Basic specs

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System Components 2 x Bookshelf speakers
2 x Desktop speaker
2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 speakers
2 speakers
Subwoofer
Audio System Max Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 60 Watt
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Audio Amplifier Integrated
Info unavailable Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Input Impedance 10 KOhm
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Nominal Output Power (Total) Info unavailable Info unavailable 200 Watt
30 Watt
40 Watt
Color Black
White
Info unavailable High-gloss white
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Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 4 in x 5.25 in x 6 in
Info unavailable 4 in x 5.2 in x 6 in
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Battery None
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Remote Control Remote control - Infrared
Info unavailable Remote control - Cable
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Speaker System Details Bookshelf
2 - 50 Watt - 50 - 22000 Hz - 10 KOhm
Info unavailable 2 - 66 Watt - 150 - 20000 Hz - 4 Ohm
1 x Subwoofer - 68 Watt - 40 - 180 Hz - 8 Ohm
2 - 15 Watt - 65 - 22000 Hz
2 x Satellite speaker - 10 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - 20 Watt
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Speaker Type 2-way - Active
Info unavailable Active
2-way - Active
Active subwoofer, passive satellites
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 years warranty
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Product Description Bookshelf
Audioengine A5+
Powered desktop speakers
Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 - PC multimedia speaker system
Audioengine 2 - PC multimedia speakers
Harman/kardon SoundSticks III - PC multimedia speaker system
Max (RMS) Output Power 75 Watt
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Nominal (RMS) Output Power 50 Watt
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Response Bandwidth 50 - 22000 Hz
Info unavailable 40 - 20000 Hz
65 - 22000 Hz
44 - 20000 Hz
Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
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Product Type Bookshelf
Powered desktop speakers
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
PC multimedia speakers
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
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