Powered Speakers Stories February 20, 2016


There has never been a better time to upgrade to a new pair of speakers for your home audio setup. The market is flooded with options at different price points to meet every need. From Bluetooth to traditional 2-channel, you’re bound to find something to fit your budget.

Audioengine, a speaker-focused brand out of Texas, recently released its HD6 powered speakers. These 2-channel bookshelf speakers are packed with nearly every mainstream connectivity medium. We’ve spent the last month testing and cranking tunes on our way to delivering a recommendation for our readers. At $749, these speakers are at the higher-end of the Bluetooth market. Were they able to perform? Head below for more.

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Powered Speakers Stories September 16, 2015

Cyber Acoustics 30-Watt Powered Computer Speakers with Subwoofer: $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $50)

Amazon offers the Cyber Acoustics 30-Watt Powered Computer Speakers with Subwoofer (model CA-3602FFP) for $29.99 Prime shipped. If you’re not a Prime member, then just add a small $5 item (like this Lightning cable) to your order and you’ll bag free shipping. As a pricing comparison, most retailers are charging at least $40 for this system and today’s deal is the best we’ve seen in years. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars from 7,240 Amazon reviewers. Features include:

  • Three-piece speaker system with two satellite speakers and subwoofer
  • Acoustic balanced wood cabinet subwoofer
  • Desktop control pod controls power, volume, and bass, and has headphone jack and auxiliary input

Powered Speakers Stories August 5, 2015

PreSonus Ceres 3.5-inch Powered Speakers w/ Bluetooth streaming $100 shipped (Reg. $230)

Adorama is offering the PreSonus Ceres C3.5BT 2-Way Powered Speakers with Bluetooth for $100 shipped. That’s about $130 under the original price these speakers are still fetching at most retailers including Guitar Center. This is $127 under the best Amazon Fulfillment options and and $30 below the lowest we have seen these speakers go for on their own.

If mail-in-rebates are your thing, you can knock an extra $10 off your total. You’ll find all the details by hitting the “$90.00 After Mail-in Rebate” link directly below the price on the listing page.

Not only is this the lowest price we have seen (with or without the MIR), but it is rare to find studio monitors at this price with built-in Bluetooth for streaming audio from your smartphones, tablets and more.


  • 3.5″ Kevlar low-frequency transducer
  • 25W/side Class AB amplification
  • RCA and professional 1/4″ rear-panel inputs
  • Front-panel 1/8″ stereo Headphone output
  • Front-panel Volume control
  • 1/4″ Subwoofer output
  • Rear-firing, round bass-reflex port
  • Professional-type speaker protection features

This speakers have received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 55 Amazon customers.

Powered Speakers Stories March 16, 2015

expiredPreSonus Ceres 3.5/4.5-inch powered speakers w/ Bluetooth from $130 shipped (Reg. up to $299)

Adorama is offering 43% off the PreSonus Ceres 3.5-inch C3.5BT and 4-inch C4.5BT powered speakers w/ Bluetooth (pair). The C3.5BT are available for $129.95 shipped, which is $100 off the original listing and around $86 below Amazon. The larger 4-inch C4.5BT speakers are $169.99 shipped, which is $130 under the original listing/Amazon. Today’s deals are both the lowest we have seen on these speakers since release.

While not quite as popular as something like the comparable KRKs, some might argue the Ceres are a better option for some due to Bluetooth functionality and, in today’s case, the price. They feature Bluetooth wireless audio streaming, Kevlar low-frequency transducer, 1-inch (25 mm) silk-dome high-frequency transducer, 25W/side Class AB amplification and “Treble/Bass Acoustic Tuning controls that let you create a more accurate listening environment.”

They have received a 4.8/5 star rating from 34 Amazon customers.

Powered Speakers Stories March 5, 2015

expiredPreSonus Powered Speakers + Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones from $229 shipped (Reg. up to $455+)

Adorama is offering an interesting combo deal today. You can grab the PreSonus Ceres C4.5BT 2-Way Powered Speakers with Bluetooth and a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro Headphones in black or white for $299 shipped. This is essentially full price for the speakers with a free pair of ATH-M50x cans thrown in. While these speakers have seen one price drop ($50) since release, this is still as much as $150 (or more) in savings considering the value of the headphones.

A similar combo deal is available on the smaller PreSonus Ceres C3.5BT Two-Way 3.5″ Powered Studio Monitor with ATH-M50x headphones in black or white for $229 shipped with the same price comparison as the above deal.

The recently released PreSonus Ceres series speakers have so far received a 5 star rating on Amazon and the best selling ATH-M50x headphones are the newer version of the M50s which have received a 4.7/5 star rating from nearly 5,000 customers.

More info and specs on both items below:

PreSonus Ceres C4.5BT 2-Way Powered Speakers:

  • Bluetooth wireless audio streaming for use with smartphones, tablets, and other computers
  • 4.5-inch Kevlar low-frequency transducer
  • 1-inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer
  • 25W/side Class AB amplification
  • Treble and Bass Acoustic Tuning controls let you create a more accurate listening environment

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro Headphones:

  • Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers
  • Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • 90° swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring, professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort. Detachable cable



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