Audioengine’s A5 Bamboo bookshelf speakers impress from the moment the box is opened. To start with the packaging is top notch, with lush drawstring bags cradling each speaker and a neat stash of supplied cables. The speakers themselves are simply gorgeous: the smooth, matte-laminated bamboo finish makes them look far too nice for a dusty old desktop. The bamboo is also extremely eco-friendly – it is a renewable resource with no environmentally unsound stains, paints, glues, binders or resins used in the construction.
Stories by Ashley Kramer
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