spinifex wrote:Have you listened to the AudioEngine 2's or the AudioEngine 5's?
yes, in fact i do own the A2s, their sound is impressive, and both the A2s and A5s sound similar from what ive heard, though there is the issue of the A5s overheating and shutting down automatically if you play them too loudly (e.g. for house parties). i havent experienced this with my A2s, but i suspect they would do the same if i played them loudly for an extended period of time.
My a2s provide about 80% of the detail i get from my ad900s(in my opinion), which is already impressive considering their price, and also considering their build quality, i would highly recommend them over other pc speakers. the bass is actually sufficient, despite the lack of a subwoofer, and the bass is accurate as well, it does go to a pretty deep range, but wont satisfy if you are looking for a set of speakers to do that rumbling BOOM effect from movies/games. also, the a2s do go to significantly high volumes without distorting
hope this rambling piece helps