Phenomenal looking speaker, not so phenomenal sounding.
These speakers still look phenomenal though, and packaging is premium enough to justify a higher price tag, but not $260. For reference, as soon as I refunded my A2+, I went ahead and purchased a pair of KRK RP5 G4 Studio Monitors for the exact same price (These monitors are also fairly controversial, but I personally really enjoy their soundstage and less colored sound). WRAPPING THINGS UP (Pros and Cons): Pros: - Spectacular packaging - Additional cables that allow for multiple ways to connect to a source - Rich mid-range for small profile - Premium build quality (hefty with a clean finish) - Smaller setups will benefit from the size - Volume does get relatively loud Cons: - Highs are lacking clarity - Bass is quite average from 90hz to 200hz, anything below that is quite awful without a subwoofer - The speakers do not do a great job at stereo imaging - Speakers are impossible to EQ without a 3rd party software - The price is absurd for over glorified desktop speakers - Subtle details in music get lost, making these speakers terrible for mixing/mastering (This is not what these speakers are intended for, but it is something to keep in mind) - Personally, these blew out on me twice at pretty normal listening volumes. A few notes: - I do not believe these speakers are horrible, I just think the price you pay for them is not justified