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Looking for better sound from your favorite music files, videos and games? The Bose® Companion® 2 Series III multimedia speaker system will add depth and clarity to your computer audio sources without taking over your desk. You'll enjoy engaging sound and still have room to get your work done.

Bose Companion2 Series III speaker system

Desktop convenience

Bose's TrueSpace® signal processing is the key — it creates a broad soundstage from speakers spaced no further apart than the width of your computer monitor or laptop. You'll hear improved warmth and detail from your MP3s and streaming audio, and added punch from your computer games and DVDs. Two sets of audio inputs let you hook up an additional source, like a portable MP3 player, without having to disconnect the speakers from your computer. A handy front-panel headphone jack makes private headphone listening easy for those times when you don't wish to disturb others.

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Highlights:

  • multimedia stereo speakers
  • TrueSpace® stereo digital signal processing for open, spacious sound
  • front-panel volume control
  • dual audio inputs
  • front-panel headphone minijack
  • detachable AC power cord
  • 3-1/8"W x 7-1/2"H x 7-5/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Pieces in System
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2
Wireless
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No
Video Shielded
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Yes
Tweeter Type
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N/A
Tweeter Size (inches)
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N/A
Midrange size (inches)
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2
Woofer size (inches)
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N/A
Woofer Composition
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N/A
Powered Subwoofer
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No
Power Output (Watts)
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Not give
Frequency Response
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Not give Hz
Height (inches)
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7-9/16
Width (inches)
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3-1/4
Depth (inches)
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7-1/2
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Right powered speaker
  • Left powered speaker (w/ attached 6' cable speaker terminated by a proprietary connector)
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 5.5' DC cord)
  • AC power plug
  • 46" Stereo minijack cable
  • Owner's Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty/Product Registration information
  • "Our Commitment To You" letter
  • Important Safety Instructions

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Features

Powered Computer Speakers: The Bose Companion 2 is a two-piece computer speaker system (Left & Right speakers) that reproduces full, natural sound at your computer. The Bose Companion 2 will dramatically improve the audio from your computer, while its sleek, space-saving design complements your computer environment.

TrueSpace Technology: The Bose Companion 2 speaker system features TrueSpace stereo signal processing circuitry. This proprietary technology helps maximize audio performance by widening the image of closely placed speakers, making the audio seem to come from a soundstage wider than the two speakers.

Ported Cabinets: Each speaker features a rear-panel 3/4" diameter port to provide clearer, deeper bass from a small enclosure.

Automatic Tone Adjustment: The Companion 2 speakers automatically adjusts the tonal balance to give you rich audio performance at practically any listening level.

Dual Inputs: The Bose Companion 2 has two 3.5mm aux inputs. These dual analog inputs allow you keep the speakers hooked up to your computer, while you use the second input to hook up another source, such as a portable audio device. The dual 3.5mm aux inputs are located on the back of the same speaker. One 46" stereo audio minijack cable is included.

Headphone Jack: The right speaker is fitted with a front-panel 3.5mm headphone output; the speakers are muted when headphones are plugged in.

Tethered Speaker Connection: The left speaker features an attached 6' audio cable with a proprietary connector which plugs into the rear-panel proprietary port on back of the rear speaker (labeled "To Left Speaker").

Volume Control: The volume control is conveniently located on the front of the right speaker, giving you easy access. On your computer or an optional sound source, set the volume at about two-thirds the maximum volume. Then use the knob on the right speaker to adjust the volume as you listen.

Angled Design + Magnetically Shielded: The angled design of these speakers allows them to direct sound upward toward a seated listener. So placing them on a desktop is a good choice. Magnetic shielding protects your computer monitor from interference when the speakers are positioned close to it.

AC Power Supply: The Bose Companion 2 operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter. The AC power adapter plugs into the back of the right speaker.

  • Input: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz, 600mA
  • Output: 12V - 1800mA
 
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5 out of 5

Bose Companion 2 Computer Speakers

Written By RodD, Nashville, TN on Saturday, June 14, 2014
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The delivery was fast and free. The instructions for set up were stupid easy. The hook up cables were thick and substantial. The sound is crisp, clear and full of that rich Bose base. Upon initially listening to them, I really regret not getting the higher end model.
Pros:
decent bang for the buck easy set up nice crisp sound thick cables rich Bose base for size
Cons:
short footage of connecting cables price
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2 out of 5

so so

Written By Anonymous, chicago on Monday, May 12, 2014
 
Not impressed. sound is muffled, no on-off indicator light so you can't see if they are on easily. no separate tone control. Look elsewhere for computer speakers. Maybe worth checking out if they are on sale but overall not impressed with these speakers.
Pros:
nice and clean looking.
Cons:
muffled sound, not impressed at all. no separate tone control.
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4 out of 5

good value

Written By jac, shelby ne on Sunday, May 04, 2014
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Nice sound without the clutter and mass
Pros:
Price considering their BOSE
Cons:
No LED, but I never turn them off anyway
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5 out of 5

Bose® Companion® 2 Series III multimedia speaker system

Written By Anonymous, Windosr, Pa on Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Great product, great sound!!
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5 out of 5

Great Sound from Quality Small Speakers

Written By JoeA, Clemmons, NC on Monday, April 07, 2014
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The Bose Company makes consistent quality products and these small speakers give me the great sound that I was seeking. I could not believe how much clarity and bass they provide with music or just listening to a speech. I highly recommend this Bose product for your computer or other sound needs and at a great price too. I have been investing in Bose products since 1977. They still deliver what you pay for....
Pros:
Great size to fit my space needs but super sound quality to enjoy in my everyday listening needs. I am very pleased with my purchase.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Well Done

Written By NrthrnGrl, Denver, CO on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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I don't have a lot of money to spend, but at the same time I'm very picky about how my music sounds. I test every piece of music equipment I get against Queen's "March of the Black Queen" and these had me clapping my hands together in joy and shouting "yeah!!!" right off the bat. These speakers were definitely the right item at the right price. They replaced a set of travel speakers which were tinny (to say the least) so I was aware that nearly anything would sound better, but I couldn't believe I could get Bose at this price and I'm glad I sprung for them. The sound seems a bit bass-heavy to me but not enough to make me give a bad review. And I could have been influenced by the nearly complete lack of bass on the preceding speakers. All in all, I'm very pleased with this purchase. I know others have complained about the length of the wiring, but it works fine for me. I like that I can crank these all the way up without experiencing any serious sound issues.
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5 out of 5

Great Speakers

Written By Wayne, Va. Beach, Va. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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I love the speakers. I received them today and the sound is A+. I liked the price as well.
Pros:
Great sound easy setup
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Great Speakers

Written By Old Gnome, Riverview, FL on Monday, March 03, 2014
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I am hard of hearing, but I love to listen to music when I am working in my home office. I was seeking speakers where I could push the volume and use a quite detailed and personalized equalizer in iTunes to give my ears a coherent sound. These speakers absolutely fit the bill. I can hear the music clearly and when I push them to provide a larger sound, they respond quite well. I am very pleased with these speakers and especially think they are well worth the reasonable price I paid.
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5 out of 5

Bose Companion 2 series 3 multimedia speakers

Written By Michael James, Pinellas. Park ,FL. on Saturday, March 01, 2014
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I connected these speakers to a 40 inch flat screen TV to improve sound from behind my living room couch as a surround sound type effect and they added a nice clear sound . A really great way to inexpensively fill your living room with sound to make hearing any kind of TV program better .
Pros:
Simple to hook up and after initial setting up volume I have not had to readjust the volume control settings on the speakers and control all sound through the TV volume .
Cons:
I did have to run a wire from the back of the TV to the speakers but I think it gives a cleaner sound than wireless type speakers that I have tried before and don't get any static from other electrical devices like a ceiling fan motor.
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5 out of 5

Bose® Companion® 2 Series III multimedia speaker system

Written By JulieC, Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, March 01, 2014
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I am very happy with my new Bose speakers. They make my laptop sound like a very expensive stereo system while streaming my favorite music.
Pros:
Compact, wonderful sound, easy to use.
Cons:
More wires to deal with, but that's life in the electronic age.
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4 out of 5

mixed love hate review

Written By ukjohn, hamden ct on Monday, February 17, 2014
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I bought this to replace Logitech speakers that I felt did not have enough treble.
Pros:
Superb sound and depth (I did not understand what depth meant until I bought these. Sounds like music is coming from between my speakers. I like loud music and 75% has been good with these so far so lots of power. Overall based on sound quality for the money they are good. If you have more to spend then check other options.
Cons:
Extremely short cords. No power on light so you do not know it is still on. Not the cheapest speakers. No way too change sound balance eg treble.
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5 out of 5

Best Computer Speakers I've Ever Owned

Written By Bob183, Harbor Isle, NY on Monday, February 03, 2014
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I recently upgraded to a Windows 8 computer, which was my first computer that came without speakers. I had been using my Bose headphones because I wasn't sure which speakers to buy. My TV and music players all play through Bose speakers, but I never knew Bose made speakers for computer use. A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Crutchfield advertising the Bose Companion 2 Series III multimedia speaker system. As soon as I read the description, I knew I had to try them. It was a surprisingly low price for a Bose product. Plus, I had nothing to lose, because I knew I could return them if I didn't like them. I ordered them, and they arrived in just a few days. As soon as I plugged them in, i knew I had made the right choice. The sound is terrific, and I was surprised at how compact the speakers are. I could not be more pleased, with both the speakers and Crutchfield's price and service.
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5 out of 5

Great speakers

Written By James H., NYC, NY on Sunday, January 26, 2014
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Superb classic rich Bose sound. Full bass and depth. Small and elegant on the desktop. Worth the price for the high quality, and Monster cable adds to the quality of the sound.
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5 out of 5

Excellent speakers!

Written By Guattwins, Winter Park, FL on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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My son received these for his computer as a Christmas present. He is thrilled with the sound quality! He says it sounds like a movie theater. I'm pleased with them too. I highly recommend them!
Pros:
Easy to install and the sound quality is great for the price!
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

NICE

Written By polloflaco, scottsdale az on Saturday, December 28, 2013
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Got these speakers for my mom's t.v. to replace an old set of cpu speakers she had. Hooked em up on christrmas and have heard nothing but praise. "these sound so good", " I can hear things I never heard before when I watch my shows". Not a lot of bass but still a nice quality set for what its used for. Crutchfield deserves props too.... best price, free shipping and it was here in 3 days, awesome!
Pros:
great sound, small footprint, aux in
Cons:
none so far
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5 out of 5

Happy with Big Sound from a Small Package!

Written By Kool J, Salem, OR on Thursday, December 26, 2013
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I got these for watching movies on my laptop/IPod. I expected them to sound ok, but not this good! I almost went with the JBL set for the same price. No regrets here what so ever. The sound is crisp and warm, with bass being more than satisfactory, especially when watching movies/Netflix. If your into big bass, then get a sub. For the price, you get big sound from something small. I think they sound good now, though I'm hoping they will sound better after I call Crutchfield back and take them up on their Monster cable recommendation!
Pros:
Easy to use. Compact and great for on the go.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Just Great!

Written By Music lover, Colorado on Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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Got these for my wife. She did not want a subwoofer, and wanted great sound in a compact speaker. These fit the bill perfectly! The bass response is actually very good with the rear ports. I'm very impressed!
Pros:
Great sound at a great price!
Cons:
I've heard that the power supply can fail, but we shall wait and see. I'm sure we can replace that easily if needed.
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4 out of 5

Just what I needed.

Written By Big G, Washington, DC on Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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I saw this speaker system, saw the name and saw the price. I figured I'd go for it. I was NOT disappointed. I also like the "auxiliary in" feature.
Pros:
Big sound. Clear and articulate along with good bass response. Doesn't take up a lot of room. Stylish appearance. Very affordable.
Cons:
Wish it had some kind of pilot light. (They look cool.)
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3 out of 5

bose computer speaks

Written By tomkinner, middletown ,ny on Monday, December 16, 2013
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still in box its a Christmas present 3 stars until post holiday
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5 out of 5

Great speakers

Written By Anonymous, California on Saturday, December 14, 2013
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Very nice speakers, very clear sound great bose product. There is not a huge punch in base like other systems with sub boxes but it has just enough bass great for movies on the comp, music ect.
Pros:
Clear crisp sound for reasonable price
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5 out of 5

Very Pleased!

Written By HeatherC, Ventura, CA on Saturday, November 02, 2013
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Being a fan of Bose, I purchased these to use with my clock radio (Sharper Image), as I like to listen to classical music at night and wanted better sound. Wow! Very impressed! As suggested by another reviewer, I also purchased a monster cable and that has made a difference in the sound quality as well. Others have complained about the bass, or lack of, but I have no complaints, I think the base is fine.

I'm also impressed with Crutchfield - will be my "go-to" for electronics from now on!
Pros:
Great quality sound
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

bose classic sound, without the chronic wallet pains

Written By Mr. Bond, Miami, FL on Sunday, October 13, 2013
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If your looking for a multi purpose set if speakers with excellent quality, look no further. These speakers are great for computers, TV, games, movies and of course music. The sound quality is second to none and look great on a desk top.
Pros:
Stylish, loud, extremely good quality and balance, not too expensive.
Cons:
If your going for unbelievable bass, not quite for you. Bose says in a letter that bass is not accentuated, rather they go for quality. They still do have a great though
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4 out of 5

Most Happy

Written By jbstew@suddenlink.net, Victoria, Texas on Saturday, October 05, 2013
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Replace my previous speakers and large sub woofer with these. Better sound and less space consuming.
Pros:
small footprint
Cons:
ugly black
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5 out of 5

Bose® Companion® 2 Series III multimedia speaker system

Written By edward, Milan NH on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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Great product
Pros:
Great sound for the price
Cons:
Na
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5 out of 5

Bose Companion2 Series III

Written By Chris M., Los Angeles, CA on Friday, August 16, 2013
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I am some what of an audiophile and I found these speakers for my desk lap top to be perfect size and sound quality. Bill Evans, Milt Jackson etc. sounds very good even with out a sub woofer. Well designed. I may buy another pair to use in my garage with my MP3 player while working in there.
Pros:
Great sound, quality build and good size for desk. Everything is included in the box to interface with your computer. I feel also it is a good value. Two audio inputs are a good idea.
Cons:
Power supply is a little large in size put produces no audio hum.
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5 out of 5

Bose® Companion® 2 Series III multimedia speaker system

Written By Jessi, Richmond, VA on Monday, August 12, 2013
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The speakers are great. Wonderful sound, Compact so they don't take up a lot of room. They arrived quickly and work perfectly. Definitely will be back to buy more from Crutchfield.
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5 out of 5

Bose Companion III pc speakers

Written By Wayne W, Delmar, NY on Friday, August 09, 2013
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Beautiful, clear speakers for playing back music while working on your desktop computer. Not the 5-speaker w/subwoofer system I had to replace, but very nice sound.
Pros:
Quality sound
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

I Love Crutchfield

Written By Paul, Brentwood, TN on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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I really like these Bose speakers. They are impressive compared to the small footrprint and the reasonable price.
Pros:
These speakers sound great!
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Bose® Companion® 2 Series III multimedia speaker system

Written By Ken, Kane Pa on Sunday, July 28, 2013
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Speakers were just what I was expecting.The usual top Bose quality,easy to set up and they sound really good!
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5 out of 5

Bose Sound

Written By GaryB, Harpers Ferry, WV on Saturday, June 29, 2013
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The speakers were reasonably priced, and you can't ever go wrong with Bose. Highly recommend.
Pros:
Great sounds from a PC
Cons:
Wish they had Bluetooth capability
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Is there a cable available to extend the left speaker? I need longer than the hardwired 6 foot it comes with. I was surprised to see the used what appears to be a power type connection on it [ Spirit  Jul 20, 2014 ]
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  • I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: I am unaware of any extension for the left speaker audio cable. Bose uses a proprietary connection for that. If they make one, you are probably going to need to get it from Bose. You can contact their service and parts department at 800-367-4008. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Staff  Jul 21, 2014 ]
Will this work with my kindle? [ Dale  Mar 16, 2014 ]
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  • Yes, they'll plug into any device with a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack. [ Vincent   Apr 09, 2014 ]
  • The speakers plug into anything with the small audio out plug like a headphone out plug .they work on my Apple IPad headphone plug and I have them plugged into the same sized audio out plug on the back of my flat screen TV . [ MICHAEL J   Mar 17, 2014 ]
  • Hi Dale: I don't know. These are self powered speakers that accept only 1/8 inch stereo jack. So I don't see how to connect the Kindle to them. [ Harry   Mar 16, 2014 ]
  • If ur kindle has a audio out put then answer to ur question is yes. [ GERARDA   Mar 16, 2014 ]
  • I am not 100% sure but I don't see why it shouldn't as it's power source is totally independent of your Kindle. [ FRED   Mar 16, 2014 ]
  • I am not familiar with the kindle, however if it has a headphone "out" plug in like on your computer or almost everything else now a days it will work and sound sweet [ ROBERT   Mar 16, 2014 ]
  • No idea. Don't have a Kindle and you did not say which model you have. Seems there are several models with different possibilities. I'm using my speakers for computer. [ Beverly   Mar 16, 2014 ]
  • yes if your kindle has an audio out earphone jack . [ MARVIN   Mar 16, 2014 ]
Is everything I need in the box? I'm looking to get these for my laptop and wondering if I need to buy anything extra like cables in order to hook these up to my laptop and be ready to listen. [ Kelly  Feb 26, 2014 ]
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  • Everything you need to connect these to the headphone jack on your computer will be included. [ Vincent   Apr 09, 2014 ]
  • Open the box and hook them up. It's as easy as that. They are great speakers I use when watching blu-rays on my computer or listening to music. Great for gaming too. [ Chris   Mar 01, 2014 ]
  • Everything is included in the box to hook it up to your laptop. [ Jared   Feb 28, 2014 ]
  • Everything you need is in the box. You can definitely hook these up to your laptop and be ready to listen immediately. There are some options you can consider in the future: e.g.- You can buy a longer cable if you want to spread the speakers out farther than 6 feet. Or you can buy an extra cable if you want to leave the speakers hooked to your laptop while attaching a MP3 player to the auxiliary input. [ Mark   Feb 28, 2014 ]
  • There is a basic mini-plug to mini-plug cable in the box that should suffice. If you want a higher-end cable, look at the Monster Cable AI 800 MINI-7. Good computer speakers! [ Russell   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • Sorry. I bought as gift and don't know. [ RICK   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • Everything's in the box: power supply, speaker-to-speaker cable, and a stereo cable that links the control speaker to the 1/8" headphone jack on your laptop. [ Vincent   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • Yes, everything is in the box and ready to go. However you may want to buy a longer audio cable that connects to the computer. [ weldon   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • Everything you need is in the box. UNLESS, you plan on adding something else (ie. mp3 player, etc.), then you would need a cable. [ GREG   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • Everything is indeed included. The Audio input cable plugs right into the headphone jack of the laptop or PC. It is a short cable----only around 36 inches; I'm sure it can be extended with any standard compatible cable. The system has an awesome sound, you will love it! W [ WILLIAM   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • My wife was extremely pleased with the Bose Speakers. From unwraping her birthday present and cranking up the quality sound system was less than 5 minutes. Everything you will need is there. [ DAVID G   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • Everything is in the box and they are a great set of speakers by the way. [ Eric   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • Everything was with it . Had it up & running within 5 minutes. That even including her unwraping the birthday paper! [ DAVID G   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • Everything we needed to connect to our desktop was in the box! Great speaker system, Great sound! [ BARRY M   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • I bought the speaker set as a Xmas gift for my daughter across the country where they were shipped direct. She is very happy with them and, as far as I know, did not have to buy any add'l material. [ David   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • Everything you will need is in the box. I use these on my laptop and they sound much better than the laptop speakers! [ Hugh   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • Package is complete. Nothing else required for hook-up. Speakers are top quality, good sound. [ CALVIN   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • Yes, everything I needed was included. The system has three cables included, AC power, cable to other speaker, and mini-RCA (I think its called) to connect to my PC. This is a great speaker set, I am very happy with it. I use them all day while I work at my PC. [ charles   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • I bought these with the intention of using on my new laptop and is just recently discoverer I have not been able to use yet because the laptop is equipped with Windows 8 and I can't do a thing with it. If I had bothered to check my desktop at work I would have realized we are on Microsoft Windows 7 Professional and that is what I should have bought likewise. I have to get in touch with HP tech yet to see if they can bring it down to Micro 7 remotely or if I have to buy the software and reinstall. I received new desktop last October and that has had me literally "learning how to walk all over again" because I have to go through more steps to do the same thing, such is life.... [ JOHN   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • Everything is in box and ready to go. [ JAMES   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • It is complete for your application. [ GREG   Feb 27, 2014 ]
Can the volume be adjusted by changing TV volume or only with volume knob on speaker? [ Jody  Feb 20, 2014 ]
9 answers
  • Set the TV to a comfortable volume, then use the volume knob to adjust to the best listening level. [ Vincent   Apr 09, 2014 ]
  • I've only used the knob. Sadly there's no remote control device, [ OZELL   Mar 10, 2014 ]
  • I am currently using this pair of speakers on my computer, and I can adjust the volume thru the computer controls and the volume knob. As far as working with a TV, I think it will depend on the model of TV you have. On my flat screen, when I installed a speaker bar using a fiber optic cable, the out-put volume of the TV was locked in the middle of the volume range and I can only adjust the volume with the speaker remote. But that might just be my model of TV [ Raymond   Feb 22, 2014 ]
  • Set the TV volume at a comfortable listening level, then enhance the sound quality by turning on the Bose. Then when you adjust or mute the sound through the TV remote the input to the Bose speakers is affected and will adjust too. [ GARY   Feb 21, 2014 ]
  • I do not believe these speakers will work with TV volume. They are made for connection with a computer. But to answer your question more properly, please contact Bose product support on the web. [ Frank   Feb 21, 2014 ]
  • Either way. If you want to use the volume control on your computer or TV it's best to leave the volume on the speaker turned up high to allow full range from the source control. [ LYN D   Feb 21, 2014 ]
  • Mine are hooked up to my computer (Mac) and the speaker volume can be adjusted by changing the sound volume on my computer. [ BRIGITTE   Feb 21, 2014 ]
  • Only the knob on the speaker [ PETER   Feb 21, 2014 ]
  • I only have them hooked on my computer and you can do both...from the speaker anf media player. I assume that if you installed them directly on your tv they would act the same. [ ROBERTO   Feb 21, 2014 ]
Do these have to be plugged into wall outlet (AC)? [ Cindy C  Dec 26, 2013 ]
13 answers
  • Yes, power must be applied in order for these speakers to work. [ Vincent   Apr 09, 2014 ]
  • Yes, these speakers need to be plugged in to a wall outlet. They create nice powered sound which could not be generated by a computer plug in. [ JAVIER   Dec 27, 2013 ]
  • Yes, you will need to plug them in to an outlet. [ MARK A   Dec 27, 2013 ]
  • Yes [ Phil   Dec 27, 2013 ]
  • Yes, they have to be plugged into the wall outlet. Otherwise they wont have any power to produce sound. [ J.   Dec 26, 2013 ]
  • Yes, it does need to be plugged in the wall out let. Great speakers! [ CHRISTOPHER W   Dec 26, 2013 ]
  • Yes, but you will love these speakers. The juice is worth the squeeze. [ PAUL   Dec 26, 2013 ]
  • Yes [ WILLIAM   Dec 26, 2013 ]
  • Yes...they are not battery powered [ ROBERTO   Dec 26, 2013 ]
  • Yes...they are not battery powered [ ROBERTO   Dec 26, 2013 ]
  • Absolutely. These are powered speakers. [ Arnold   Dec 26, 2013 ]
  • YES [ LOUIS   Dec 26, 2013 ]
  • Yes, these speakers are powered and need to be plugged into an AC outlet. [ James   Dec 26, 2013 ]

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