To the angel of the church in Laodicea, Revelation 3:15-16 says, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” While I am not about to dig into some theological exegesis on this passage today, here is one thing we can all live by: Either you don’t do it, or you go all the way. If you come from a Chinese background, this is an also a rough dynamic translation of an old saying, “一不做, 二不休”. So with a small fusion of Biblical wisdom and a good old Chinese saying to start off your day, where am I going with this? Well, sitting on my desk right now is a set of Audioengine A2+ powered desktop speakers. As a bunch of discerning audio enthusiasts, over the years, our team here at APH Networks has reviewed quite a number of audio products. There were a handful of such that we have held in high regard, but at the same time, we have not one — but two — tying for the lowest score awarded of any products reviewed in this history of this website. When I first heard of the Audioengine A2+, I was excited. When you see something that looks like a pair of compact bookshelf speakers, comes in a boring black or white enclosure designed by someone with a ruler, has nothing visible other than a woofer and a tweeter, and costs almost as much as my pair of my budget-but-decent Polk Audio Monitor 65 tower speakers in my living room, you know this is serious business. Ladies and gentlemen, these are not your $20 desktop speakers. Taking it all the way to $250 at press time, will the A2+ blow you away in sound quality, or will its price tag blow you away from the store? Well, let us find out.