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Yeah the volume being in the back does suck but it is w/o a doubt the only negative I have for them. For me I use a keyboard that has a rolling thing that can adjust my volume anyway so it really doesn't matter. Grab ya a keyboard with that funtion.

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post #12 of 32
Well, IMO the audioengines are good for those that don't want or can't afford a subwoofer. It provides just enough bass to live comfortably without a sub. The speakers are really good compared to PC speakers, but the mid bass intrudes on the clarity of music at times. The Swans won't do that, but also don't provide any bass and will really require a sub if you plan on listening to any music with bass in it. The swans offer good clarity and instrument separation.
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Well, IMO the audioengines are good for those that don't want or can't afford a subwoofer. It provides just enough bass to live comfortably without a sub. The speakers are really good compared to PC speakers, but the mid bass intrudes on the clarity of music at times. The Swans won't do that, but also don't provide any bass and will really require a sub if you plan on listening to any music with bass in it. The swans offer good clarity and instrument separation.

Hmm. Well I might be getting a sub later on and my preference of music include allot of types that have lots of bass such as Electronica, Hip hop and heavy metal music but even if the speakers have less bass I'm still going from logitech x530's which destroy all of my songs cause the bass is too overpowering so at the moment anything is better then them. I'm still thinking the swans would be better for the money since there bigger and have features I would love to have.

Visual wise I think the Swans are beautiful which is the main reason I'm having a hard time making up my mind so this is probably going to take me a while redface.gif
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post #14 of 32
hello

so i just recently got new speakers for my computer

rather than monitors i got some polk T15 speakers (on sale at bestbuy for $50 (U.S. obviously?) and then i ordered a little 25Wx2 T-Amp from ebay SMSL SA-S3 ($50~ shipped from China)



this set up sounds GREAT


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I made a youtube video w/ my flip cam of it in action.


for $100~ U.S. I couldn't be more please with this set up. I also have Polk M30s elsewhere in the house... they are actually a bit nicer than the T15s but for $50~ i am not complaining.
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post #15 of 32
I just saw the A2's get mentioned in a review of some other speakers:

" It doesn't happen that often, but every now and then I come across a speaker that redefines its category. The new Mini Maggies from Magnepan were like that, but those planar magnetic desktop speakers run $1,500 a pair. The tiny Audioengine A2 struck that cord a few years ago, but now it looks like Emotiva Pro's new airmotiv4 ($399/pair with free shipping) has upped the ante."
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Arx1 + a t-amp would be better IMO
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post #17 of 32
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Oh I never noticed the comments here. Well I've decided to go for the Swans even though my desk at the moment doesn't really have the room for it but I will be moving my rig off my desk and onto a small table once I install shelving in my room.
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You are obviously going to find more praise on the a2s as audio engine is a popular company if you read any comparison threads however im almost certain everyone will prefer the swans.
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post #19 of 32

I got the A2s a few weeks ago, and I'm really enjoying them.

I needed a very small set of speakers for the bedroom and the A2s fitted the bill perfect, if I wasn't so constrained by space then I would have got something a bit bigger.

I did look into other speakers (swan), but couldn't find anything else easily available.

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post #20 of 32
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I got the A2s a few weeks ago, and I'm really enjoying them.
I needed a very small set of speakers for the bedroom and the A2s fitted the bill perfect, if I wasn't so constrained by space then I would have got something a bit bigger.
I did look into other speakers (swan), but couldn't find anything else easily available.
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Yea they do look nice with there build quality but the only reasons I'm going for the Swans is cause there only $13 more have a treble and bass knob and are bigger. Other wise if the Swans were more expensive or with the A2's were cheaper I'd probably go the A2's.
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