Here is a direct to the point product comparison of two of the best powered speakers available on the market at the moment: Peachtree M25 and Audioengine A5+.
The market for powered speakers is crowded and every company claims their products are the best. In an endeavor to find great powered speakers, the countless options available can cause you to feel confused and overwhelmed.
Thankfully, this product comparison between Peachtree M25 and Audioengine A5+ will not only inform you on the technical aspects regarding these two awesome products but it will also guide you towards making an informed purchasing decision while working within your budget.
Let’s dive right in.
Comparison of the Companies Making Peachtree M25 and Audioengine A5+
Without a doubt, a product is only as good as its manufacturer. If a company is famous for making bogus products, then chances are its other products will follow suit.
For this reason it is important to know a bit about a company before making a decision to purchase any of its products.
Peachtree Audio Company was formed more than 20 years ago by Leon Shaw. Right from its first products, it captivated the market for its quality products at an affordable price and they have continued to produce quality products and cut out a niche for itself as a pioneer in computer music.
Audioengine Company is fairly newer to the market having been started in 2005. Despite that, they deliver on their objective of making products that sound great at an incredibly low price.
That little information alone is enough to tell you that Peachtree M25 opts for quality over cost while Audioengine A5+ considers mostly cost while trying not to compromise on quality.
Comparing the Peachtree M25 and Audioengine A5+
The two powered speakers are almost identical, most of their features including inputs and outputs are similar but there are some differences that make each of them unique and preferable over the other.
The cabinet of the Peachtree M25 is smaller in size compared to that of the Audioengine A5+. The Peachtree M25 stands at a height of 8.75” and its width and depth are 5.5” and 9.25” respectively while the Audioengine A5+ is 10.875” tall with a width of 7.1888” and depth of 9.75”.
Despite of the smaller cabinet size, not everything about the Peachtree M25 is smaller than those of the Audioengine A5+. The Peachtree M25 has a slightly bigger tweeter of 1” unlike that of the audioengine A5+ whose tweeter is 0.75”. Both speakers use the same soft dome tweeter type only that their materials are different. The Peachtree M25 opted to use fabric for its tweeter material while the Audioengine A5+ chose to use silk as a tweeter material.
The Audioengine A5+ takes preeminence again for the woofer size given its 5” wide woofer because the Peachtree M25 has a woofer size of 4”. The type of woofer installed in the Peachtree M25 is that made of fiberglass unlike the Kevlar type installed in Audioengine A5+.
The larger cabinet size and larger woofer allows the Audioengine A5+ to attain deeper depths of the lower bass range perfect for a large room, making it appropriate for a full stereo system. The size of the Peachtree M25 makes it great to be used as a speaker for a desktop computer.
Quality, Design and Technology Comparison
The outlook of both types of speakers is pleasing to the eye making it even harder to choose, but the real deal is in the finer details of design and quality. Small details such as the position of the input jack can make a whole difference in terms of usability and that is what you should consider.
Peachtree M25 speakers are beautiful and blend right into the home environment whether placed on a computer desk or living room table and come in a range of colors; either piano black or elegant bamboo.
When you consider the great quality of Peachtree M25, you will come to the conclusion that they should sell for up to triple their current price making it a very good buy.
The type of material used for making the Peachtree M25 tweeters and woofers is what adds to its quality aspects. The custom-designed woofers are made using specialized fiberglass. The advantage of this material is a combination of both strength and light weight giving these speakers the ability to hit midrange and bass frequencies for quality sound.
The bass of the Peachtree M25 speakers is further enhanced due to its rear-ported design giving the sound a good nice punch enjoyable for the listener.
Most powered speakers have either good sound but poor connectivity or good connectivity but low quality sound but never both. Part of Peachtree M25’s mission is to resolve the connectivity issue of many powered speakers. It has the best inputs appropriate for every kind of user. All you need to do is connect it to an AC power source, connect to your input source and voila you are good to go.
Unlike most powered speakers that only offer the option of 3.5mm analog input jacks, Peachtree M25 gives a variety of options such as Bluetooth, USB digital input, optical digital input and phono input making it easy for users who either want to stream music from Spotify or tidal, use vinyl or play from other digital inputs.
In addition, Peachtree M25 has front control knobs for quick control of the volume or adjustment of the input source. Different sources can be easily known because of the different color codes for each type of source. To make it even better, Peachtree M25 comes with a remote for easier control.
The Audioengine A5+ on the other hand also presents a formidable force because of its superb build design and quality.
Audioengine A5+ offers more options in terms of color. It comes in a range of three colors; satin black, hi-gloss white and natural bamboo. They also offer you flexibility in terms of connectivity, either analog or wireless connections making it easy for you to plug and play.
Audioengine A5+ prides itself in the ease with which one can connect it for use. Even people that are not tech savvy, can easily connect the speakers for themselves without a struggle.
The large size makes the Audioengine A5+ appropriate for either bookshelf usage or large rooms. The large size of the cabinet makes the speaker produce quality sound and attain pleasant bass levels even if a room is large. The ability to power up a large room is the greatest advantage of the Audioengine A5+ over the smaller Peachtree M25 speakers.
Even though both speakers use a high level of technology in their design, they incorporate features that allows for connection with analog music sources particularly vinyl records.
People have started developing a greater appreciation for vinyl because of the richness and warmth of their sound and both Audioengine A5+ and Peachtree M25 offer options for playing such kind of music.
To connect a turntable to some speakers one would need a lot of cables and phono preamps, but that is not needed with both the Audioengine A5+ and Peachtree M25 because they have a built in phono and allows you to connect your turntable directly.
But the Peachtree M25 has a tweak that makes it even better. It has a flick switch for adjusting between a turntable and a standard aux input which makes it simpler and better in design than the Audioengine A5+.
Peachtree M25 has a better advantage for music lovers who want to connect wirelessly. If you stream your music from certain online sites through any of your gadgets and you want to relax on your coach and not sit near the speakers because the connecting cables are short, then Bluetooth is a great way to do that. Unfortunately Audioengine A5+ has no wireless connection option.
Also, you want to be able to wirelessly regulate and adjust some things from your comfort zone, and the best to do that is via a remote control. On this one too, Audioengine A5+ loses out and Peachtree M25 takes the stage for it comes with a remote control unlike its counterpart. With the remote you can adjust the volume, skip tracks, adjust the bass and treble, change input sources and power on or off.
Fortunately, both the Audioengine A5+ and Peachtree M25 have USB charging ports at their rear which makes it convenient to use your phone or iPad without having to worry about it running out of charge and dying.
The Peachtree M25 has a subwoofer output in case you feel like you need more bass giving it a good standing despite it being smaller in size than the Audioengine A5+ which can serve a large room with good bass. The only downside to it is that you will have to spend more money purchasing subwoofer.
In comparing these two powered speakers, you will come to the conclusion that with the Audioengine A5+ you simply get bigger sound and more bass to serve a larger room because of their bigger cabinets. However, with the Peachtree M25 you get enough output and quality sound for a sizeable room, for they are best suited to serve as desktop speakers. But both models pair up with turntables making them great for playing vinyl.
Although the Peachtree M25 is smaller than the Audioengine A5+ it offers you a combination of features that is almost irresistible, such as the wireless playing via Bluetooth and wireless control via a remote and of course top notch quality. But these extra features will demand that you pay a little more for the Peachtree M25.
You will not find such quality powered speakers for the price range that these two; Audioengine A5+ and Peachtree M25 fall in.
The table below gives you more insight on the unique technical features of each of them. Happy buying!
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