A few months ago, I reviewed the A2+ — Audio Engine’s entry-level desktop speaker, which sounds great, looks like a minimalist masterpiece, and is just small enough to move around without much hassle. Now, take away that last part, and you can partially understand the A5+ speakers.
They are huge. I think shots comparing the two can easily can’t convey the size difference, and thus the massive weight difference. That aside, the A5+ looks very rustic in bamboo, which costs extra to build and ship — and that makes them just a tad bit more awesome.