I have been hunting for a great little system for my laptop/Ipod for my bedroom. The bedroom is massive and I bought some logitechs that are just crap. So I priced around and found the Bose companion 5. Sounded bloody great but was a bit big with the woofer. But it sounded great lol. I thought stuff it. I'm buying anyway and took the cash out of the bank. Sitting there the night before buying and thought maybe my cous in Boston can get Bose cheaper. He is a big audionut. Anywho he says I am an indoit and buying into hype. What I need is almost half the price at the moment and it's the Audioengine A5. He just picked up a set at a sale and can get me a pair tomorrow. He said " These work with anything you got and crap on Bose for sound quality ". I was dubious. The Bose did sound awsome. But he is a good guy and not one to give me bad info so I asked him to grab me a set. I got them for $320US and $55US Air express posting. There is a newer 5+ out now. But they were almost $600 US so I figure I am happy with what I got. IF THEY LIVE UP TO HIS HYPE. I have read numerous reviews on them and they all sing the same tune as my cous. I am dying to hear them. Has anyone got them??? Are they that good ??? Well for a $400 speaker.