|Bose Companion 2 Series II multimedia speaker system
|List Price: $99.00
Our Price: $87.25
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Odds are, your computer is a primary source of entertainment. So why rely on standard computer speakers with so much rich content at your fingertips? Step up to Companion 2 Series II speakers and unleash your computers true potential with powerful, full-range sound for CDs, DVDs, MP3s, streaming videos, games and more. Companion 2 Series II speakers deliver both the subtleties in your music and the rousing resonance of movie and game sound effects. Think of them as giving new voice to your computer. And with Bose TrueSpace stereo signal processing circuitry, that voice really has some reach. Experience a spacious, dramatic soundstage that seems to extend beyond the desktop speakers, whether you've set them next to your monitor or placed them farther apart. You'll also appreciate the clear, robust response for those challenging low musical notes and sound effects. Companion 2 speakers bring more than new flair to your desktop. They're also designed for convenience, with both the volume control and headphone jack close at hand. All so controlling your listening experience is as simple as you'd like it to be. Dual inputs enable the speakers to be used with your computer as well as a second audio source, such as a portable MP3 or CD player. And Companion 2 Series II speakers are magnetically shielded to prevent interference with your monitor. Now, its time to play.
- Designed to provide a clearer and more realistic music/movie/gaming experience
- Contemporary, elegant appearance
- Dual inputs for easy connection to computer and additional audio source
- Not so much a companion...
I bought these speakers a while back. I heard them in the store, they sounded great. I thought, these will make my high end system sound amazing. WRONG! They ultimately suck... with one redeeming quality: they look nice. Trust me, I'm a recording engineer and listen to a plethora of music, and these speakers just don't cut the mustard. With little to no low end and a slightly tinny higher end, they weakly exhibit your music, unless all you listen to is Vivaldi. I have yet to replace these little suckers, but that only comes down to affordability for quality hardware. I wouldn't say that ALL Bose speakers suck, because I have heard others (with subs) that, at least, represent a low end. But I will say that anything, and I do mean anything, sounds better than these. If you are looking for cheap, mediocre-sounding computer speakers that you only plan on listening to podcasts with, go for it. If you like music... don't betray your ears with these. But... they look purdy....more info
- Bose companion speakers
Great computer desktop speakers. I have them hooked up to a wireless radio in my office. The sound quality is outstanding -- nice and clear on low volume, just right for background listening. ...more info
- Not as good as expected
These speakers are fine, have a volume button and headphone on them but they just aren't as clear as I would like them to be. They have too much bass for my taste which seems to drown out the mid and higher range sounds; it sounded better when I changed the equalizer settings (in iTunes) from small speakers to vocal booster. I like my Logitech V20 Notebook Speakers better but don't like parting with a USB port so I'll keep those for travel and continue to use these at home....more info
- Muddy middle frequencies but okay for the price
These speakers are compact and easy to use with a computer. Dual inputs allow use of computer and other (DVD player, etc.) equipment. Pretty good sound for the money but a little muddy in the mid range and upper bass range. There are other speakers for about the same money which have better sounding response. Not unhappy but wish the muddiness could be cleared up....more info
- Love them
These are great speakers. I love them so much I bought a second pair. We have owned one pair of these for about two years which we use for our xm radio. I use these with our PC. We have a large stereo system which we use with our xm in the theater room and these we have in the dining room and they are great! I would recomend them to anyone who doesn't need to listen to music at really high levels. If that is what you want these aren't for you, but normal listening levels they are great!...more info
- Best Computer Speakers I Have Ever Owned
Quite simply the best computer speakers I have ever owned.
Definitely live up to the Bose name and for $100 are an amazing value.
I have owned these for almost 2 years and absolutely love them....more info
- Bosie desk-top speakers
These speakers give my iTunes life a new enjoyment (without headphones) They are WONDERFUL !...more info
- WOW best computer speakers ever
I just got the BoseCompanion 2 series speaker system and I am so happy. I have read some negative reviews and it appears none of those people have never heard of an EQualizer. I too was disapointed in the sound on certain types of music even though these are the best speakers I have had for my computer.The 3 piece system they replaced was okay but took up too much space and were often in the way. If you like the Bose now you will love them after you learn to use a good software equalizer. Thanks to my wife for the best birthday gift ever....more info
- Love it!
I live in a 2 bedroom matchbox...with a desktop in the living room serving as the study/ work space. The Bose speakers more than suffice as a tiny little entertainment Center with primary source of variety enetrtainment being..youtube! My personal collection of CDs- including ethereal Hindustani classical music to cathedral Pink Floyds- all come alive in this little setup..I love it! ...more info
- Consider others
Don't have anything good to say. They were returned and changed for speakers that had base to them. The sound was flat. They sound great in a large shop. Terrible at home where there is no noise to distract you from the fact it is flat and not worth it. I was very disappointed. I have other Bose items I LOVE-noise canceling headphones. We replaced them with speakers that were the same style-no base box. The Klispch sound 100x better at teh same price point....more info
- Great speakers but they make a hissing, screeching sound every half hour or so..
These speakers worked great on my computer when they were first hooked up but after several days of usage, I noticed a very loud and irritating screeching noise that would come from them and then they would just stop working. I probably got a defective pair of speakers but would not buy these again!...more info
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Bose companion look very elegant in my desk top, have great sound when I listen my classical music. I would buy it again....more info
- I really wanted these to work!
We have a Bose car stereo system and it is amazing, so I purchased these Bose speakers for my iMac. The sound was just average compared to other speakers... but the speaker loudness was very disappointing. So... they weren't great out of the box, but they were tolerable for the price, so we kept them. Big mistake... they ended up not working two months later. I wouldn't purchase these again. We have gone back to using the Altec speakers and they have been great....more info
- Good, but not great.
I have tested many different desktop computer speakers. In my opinion the best is the JBL Duet system, which retails for around half the price of these speakers. These speakers are good but they really aren't great.
Pros: They look great, have good bass, and if you are on the other end of a room they fill the room up well.
Cons: Treble not great. It's not as bad as some computer speakers but not as good as many other either. As I said they fill a room up well but if you are right in front of them they sound off kilter unless you position yourself exactly in the middle of them. Last but certainly not least, my biggest issue with these speakers: too much bass. They sound like they have a third subwoofer stuffed in there somewhere. Now, for some people this may be a selling point. For me, however, I bought a set of two small tabletop speakers because I didn't want the boom of the subwoofer. I want a little bit of bass but not a subwoofer's worth. These pack a subwoofer's worth, and you have to use a manual software EQ from your computer to adjust it lower; there is no bass or treble adjustment on the speakers themselves. Again, this is probably great for a lot of people but I don't like booming bass when I'm listening to Neil Young or the Beatles.
Bottom line, these are just good. They are not great in any sense that I can discern. Also, they are overpriced because of the BOSE name on the front. These are not worth $100. More like $40. I would take a serious look at the JBL Duet and I will probably be returning these to get a set of Duets again....more info
- Had a listen to them in a local electronic store.
When are people going to realize that Bose is all Marketing and no quality. I also had and Acoustimass 10 System and sold it within a month. The bass was really muddy and the highs just weren't there. Don't buy these! I just bought a pair of Ailses and they are wonderful. I wouldn't recommend these to my worst enemy. My god people wake up and look around for once instead of falling for this marketing bs...more info
- Good but not great.
I bought these two years ago as a father's day gift for my dad. He likes to listen to music on his computer and only had cheapy speakers that came with the computer. I figured these speakers would be a good gift since Bose is well known for their superior sound and quality.
Well, a few weeks ago I noticed that my father had switched back to his old cheapy speakers. When I asked him why, he said that the bass was better on the old speakers. Figuring that I didn't want $100 speakers to go to waste, I decided to use them on my own computer. Turns out, although these speakers are good, they're certainly not great.
Let's talk about the positives first. I must first point out that there's a headphone jack right on the front of the speakers which is great. I also love not having to turn on the speakers when I turn on the computer. The speakers turn on when your computer turns on. Setup is also a breeze. Volume-wise, these can get really loud. Music sounds great and clear. The different levels of sound are distinct and clear cut. I've even used these to watch movies on my computer. You could almost compare the sound to surround sound on your TV.
And now for the negatives. First, I wish there were settings for more bass since I'm a lover of bass. Second, if I'm comparing these to other speakers, the difference in sound isn't that incredible or noticeable. For a brand that prides itself on being far superior than other brands, Bose didn't really "wow" me with their quality. They're great, don't get me wrong. I just wouldn't dish out another $100 if something happened to my current set.
The bottom line is this: Although these speakers are good, I don't think they're worth $100. I'm sure there are other speakers that produce the same quality of sound for half the price....more info
- Bose speakers a winner
I recently purchased two Bose speakers for my computer because I was going to give a presentation in a church that did not have a sound system plug-in for a computer. So, I used my Bose speakers and what a difference from the usual computer speakers. The sound was superb with lots of base. I rate these Bose speakers 5-star. They are winners....more info
- Best computer speakers I've ever owned
These are the best speakers I've ever owned for my computer. The speakers are small but pack in much sound that fills my work area. They make mp3 files, online games, online trailers and other web audio sound great. I wouldn't recommend these for a tv,they are designed for computers and use for gameing and such. The price is excellent too considering the quality of the sound you will receive with these. Bose quality at just one hundred bucks, you cant beat that.Couldn't be recommended any higher....more info
- worst company ever
its so sad that people are still raving about their sound, have any of you listened to other equipment? maybe the name bose just makes it ok to make and sell junk from the 90s and 80s, other speaker manufactures have made leaps in bounds in music and movie sound reproduction in the past 20 years, bose is the same old bose, they sell the same mediocre stuff(at least its become cheaper) but they still cant get this stuff too work all the time, what are they doing if not upgrading the sound to where every other company?
people let your ears do the deciding not the name of the company....more info
- Wow-These are amazing.
I just plugged these in and I have to say after reading some of the reviews I was a bit skeptical. These have completely changed my work space and my work experience. They have what seem like little subwoofers in the back. They are truly amazing. Thank you, Bose. ...more info
- Completely worth it!
I would give these 6 stars if i could. Amazing sound for gaming, music, and watching TV on your computer....more info
- Waste of Money
Wow, I had heard Bose speakers were supposed to be cutting edge, and absolutely incredible. Maybe their other speakers are, but these computer speakers are shockingly bad.
It's not that they are THAT bad, but the fact that they are soooo expensive and not worth even half of the price, is the part that amazes me.
The first ten seconds I plugged them in and turned them on, I knew I was in trouble: The most immediate thing you'll notice is the shockingly poor balance between the treble/bass frequencies. Any voices you are listening to (song lyrics, video game dialogue, etc) sound muffled and muddy. If you are listening to music, the bass completely overpowers the higher frequencies and destroys the balance. And to top it ALL off, there is no treble or bass knob so you can adjust them. REALLY poor design choice, if you ask me.
I'm taking these back tomorrow and getting a pair of $30 speakers. I'm sure they'll work just as well. ...more info
Too much bass, weak mid-range. Music sounds muddled and lacks clarity. Imaging is OK. Maybe good for hard rock and heavy metal, but not suitable for classical music, country, jazz etc. Bose MediaMate is better....more info
- Great, as expected
I've only had these for a day, but they are fantastic! This is just what I expect when I buy a Bose product. I love music, and these make it all sound just amazing....more info
- Terrible bass
I just bought these speakers and I expected better. Yes, they are small but they have a premium price and this Bose mystique. Treble and mid section are quite good but the bass section is, not just sub-par, but terrible. It's muddy but exagerated and I had to tone it down considerably to make it bearable. I'm dissapointed and may decide to take them back....more info