Bose® Companion® 2 Series III multimedia speaker system
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very nice for the money.
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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'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.
very nice for the money.
Bart, Fort Smith, AR
Average Customer Review(s):
very nice for the money.
They are as described. Wish câble going from right speaker to computer was longer.
Easy to install, great sound from small speakers, and at a great price. I hooked these powered speakers up to satellite radio and get great sound. They take up little space, so this satellite radio/speaker combo can be used as a table radio.
Pros: Small size Good sound quality Great price
Good sound, but not as good as the Creative I-trigue I3800 they replaced. I expected more from Bose, even at the "entry level."
Not sure what all the hype is about with these speakers. They sound mediocre at best. I was a little disappointed because I'm a fan of Bose products but I feel these missed the mark. So I returned them. Crutchfield charged me to return them. Get with it Crutchfield. FREE returns. This is one of the reasons a different internet company is sweeping the floor with retailers.
I purchased these speakers to monitor progress while transferring my vinyl record collection to digital. I have a pair of lightweight Grado headphones that I was previously using, but after wearing them for a while, they become a bit uncomfortable. These Bose speakers replaced a cheap set that I had purchased for temporary use. They sounded tinny to say the least.
Pros: small footprint, excellent sound
This is a good product at a good price, however, I do not believe they sound better than the Series II speakers.
If you need new speakers this is a great way to go. Somewhat expensive but as they say you get what you pay for. You could pay a lot more but I fail to see how they could sound any better. My advisor was right, they sound great. Thanks for your advice and suggestions.
Pros: Simply put they sound great and fast simple setup.
I spend a lot of time in Europe so I wanted these speakers so I could listen to music while I was out of the country. They are a little big and heavy to travel with but they are a vast improvement over the speakers I had before. I have had no power problems and I really like the sound.
Good quality, lightweight, compact desktop speakers. Ducted port design produces medium bass response.
Pros: Compact, light weight
Cons: No fader or tone control, just volume and on/off
I was looking for something to upgrade my 14 year old Harmon Kardon speakers that came with my first computer. After reading the rave reviews for these Bose Companion speakers I ordered them. The day after they arrived I hooked them up and was immediately disappointed. My computer has enough jacks to have them hooked up without unhooking the old Harmon Kardon so I repeatedly switched back and forth while listening to the same sound source. It didn't matter what the source was, the old Harmon Kardon's sounded noticeably better. I give Crutchfield 5 stars for the fast delivery now we'll see what they get for accepting returns.
Pros: They look good.
Cons: They sound half as good as they look.
Very good sounding and reasonably priced. I use these with an Audioquest dragonfly, depending on the quality of the source material sound is clear and full . I would recommend these for sure.
Pros: Quality construction, very little distortion
Cons: Could use a separate woofer Not a "con" but I would recommend using a DAC when using for computer use. Makes a real difference.
Just what I expected, much better than the ones that I had. Not dissapointed, I like to listen to classical music, jazz, latin, rock, nature sounds, just cannot beat the quality you get on these speakers, thanks Bose.
This was a great buy for the price. If your looking for very nice sound without breaking the bank, you'll be well pleased with these speakers.
Pros: Excellent value for price
I purchase this pair as a low cost speakers for my office computer. I have Bose speakers for my home computer (a higher cost one) as well as a portable Bluetooth speaker which I like very much. I listen mainly to classic music and NewAge. I was deeply disappointed. The bass was just too much and even at a soft level, would rattle the speaker pronounceable. I played around with the equalizer, to no luck. And i have a few thousands of classical tracks and did not/cannot tune each one individually. So I decided to return the speaker and should decide on a higher price one. This speaker might be good if you listen mainly to Pop and "beat" music or play games, but not classical. I was very disappointed.
Pros: Cost, brand name
Cons: Too much bass and too little trebble
Great sound, music and games sound great, vast improvement over the speakers I had, well worth the money.
A great product. I use them with my Sony TV that has stereo out jacks. Crisp and clear sound in a bass reflex cabinet.
Too much bass! No treble. My music sounds muffled. I was planning on using it as a room speaker attached to an apple express, maybe better if you're listening less than a foot away from it. I have the Harmon sound sticks that sound a billion times better than this, maybe I should just get another one of those.
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I needed speakers to improve the sound of my Toshiba laptop. I decided to spend the money and get Bose, my first Bose purchase. The sound is very balanced and full for such a small footprint speaker. Bass is somewhat weak but entirely acceptable. Only negatives are no light for speakers when they are off or on and short cord for connection between pc and speakers. I bought a ten foot cord to correct this. These speakers fill up a small room with full vibrant sound and are worthy of the Bose name. I have no complaints about these speakers. Most people will be entirely satisfied with them.
Pros: Smooth balanced sound and a tremendous improvement over small pc speakers.
Cons: No on off light and short cord between pc and speakers. These are very minor complaints.
Clear, crisp loud sound. We listen to a lot of Pandora on these speakers and never disappointed. Great value. Top notch customer service at Crutchfield.
Pros: You don't even have to crank them up to get beautiful sounds.
Cons: None I noticed.
Does the job!
Love These Bose Computer Speaker's. They Have Great Ambient Sound. Easy To Setup. Makes Music Come Alive.
Pros: Easy Setup And Great Sound
Excellent sound, easy setup...
I bought these to replace a fairly old set of Infinity speakers, and they sound great. Surprising bass and clean the rest of the way. I am very please with these speakers, and now wish I had purchased them sooner. You won't be disappointed.
Pros: Full rich sound, compact size.
Been looking for good set of computer speakers for a long time. I have always wanted a "nice" set but just couldn't bring myself to spend $250 on speakers again. Also my table doesn't allow me to have big speakers. I bought these to replace a set of Klipsch I bought online at a different retailer a year ago. The Klipsch where fine just old and abused. These Bose are a step above and beyond. Reset my EQ on my computer and I have the nice tight bass and all around good sound I've been wanting. They get louder than anything I've had in a long time. Perfect for my bedroom. Good little punchy speakers. Sure the money I spent is a bit of cash but wow these sound so good. Thinking of trying these on my TV to just see how it sounds. Just to clarify my computer is currently my home system. I listen to all my music off my computer.
Pros: small footprint, well built feel. Big presence
Great Speaker System
Pros: Great Sound Quality, very easy to set up, works great on a smart tv that I have in a kitchen where space is limited
We use these for our desktop speakers. We were amazed when we installed them. The difference between these and our old ones was incredible. The depth, range, and clarity of sound is excellent, and we are very pleased.
I purchased the Bose Companion 2 Series III speakers to fortify my Sony Bravia flat screen in my bedroom. I had been using a set of PC speakers, but my home is about a mile from an AM radio station and I was hearing the station coming through the old speakers. The Bose speakers arrived without drama and on time. I got them hooked up and thought I would need to send them back. The frequency response of these speakers is definitely nowhere near flat, with a huge peak in the lower midrange producing a boominess that makes me wish for some tone controls to address this. The high end is somewhat subdued and not as bright as the previous speakers I was using. I'm sticking with these for now, but I am looking for a reasonable self-amplified satellite / subwoofer speaker system to replace the Bose.
Pros: Compact size, two audio inputs, good volume levels, low noise floor, solid connections, no distracting power LED.
Cons: Booming lower midrange, high-end roll off, no tone controls
I bought a set of these speakers after reading numerous positive reviews about them. After having them for a while I think I made a wise decision. Im not a Bose fanboy by any means, but these speakers sound pretty good for such a small footprint. The sound is warm and clear, and the midbass is pretty stout also. I have these setup in a small corner cubicle and I think this helps add to the overall sound and performance I am getting from the speakers. They are far from the best sounding speakers I have heard, but for the price point, I think they are the best deal out there. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone!
Pros: Warm, clear sound, small footprint
Cons: No tone controls
There are not enough words to describe how incredible these speakers sound. There is so much depth to the music, you can hear all the instruments with such clarity and it brings the music alive. I have owned the Logitech Z2300, but the quality of music from the Bose far surpasses that of Logitech's. The vocals are crisp, with fine separation of highs and mids and adequate presence of lows. I don't want to repeats what hundreds of reviews on this product have already said, but I couldn't have asked for more from Bose in this price range.
Pros: - impressive sound stage - low price (considering its from Bose)
Cons: - often forget to turn the speaker off since there is no light indicator
I bought these speakers for use with a laptop. I had some small laptop speakers but they lacked the necessary base. The Bose speakers, although they are small, feature that pleasant bass that my ears love. But these speakers don't match the quality of larger Bose speakers. The size and sound of the small Bose speakers you will like with a laptop. Easy to carry on a trip and not much packing room needed.
Pros: The small footprint of the speakers which have excellent sound. I also use the aux in for my small Grace Internet Radio.
Cons: None that I know.
Great Quality; Low Price
Pros: These are excellent speakers; much better quality than I expected for the price. The instructions were easy to follow. The speakers are small in size so they fit in easily with all the other items surrounding my monitor. In addition, they fit in well with the other system components. I'm glad that I purchased them and glad I purchased them from Crutchfield.
I think they are great and compact compare to other speakers that I once had. The price is good and conveniently to use. I like them very much is there was a sixth star i would've used it.
Pros: Easy to use and convenient
Cons: No light to tell you when it is on
Easy to set up, clean looking, great sound
Clear room-filling sound from a small speaker. I highly recommend tweaking the EQ in iTunes to find the best sound for your space/preference...it makes a huge difference in the sound quality.
Cons: No on/off led indicator. Not that big of a deal..
Great sound for the price, replaced the old speakers, big improvement in sound quality, loving them.
Pros: Great sound for the price.
The sound is great. I have it hooked up to my hp computer and it's amazing
Pros: Easy to use.
My new speakers sound great for speakers that don't use subwoofers. I am using them with a Fiio DAC connected to one of my laptop's USB ports. I can crank them up loud. So far no complaints.
Pros: Good sounding, compact
They have good bass for their size, but highs are lacking, and their hardware is built with cables that you cannot replace. When these go out (and they will), rather than replace the cable you have to buy a whole new set of speakers.
Pros: Good Bass
Cons: Muddy highs, bad hardware that isn't a replaceable component.
I was pleasantly surprised. The only disappointment I had was the speaker(s) not having a light or indicator to let me know if the speakers were on or off. They have much better sound than my previous speakers that came with my Dell computer.
Pros: good sound, even bass
Cons: no on/off indicator
The onboard speakers on my laptop had recently stopped working so I needed something to get my sound. I wanted something that sounded amazing but didn't cost a fortune. These are those speakers. Very crisp sound with a little bit of bass, just awesome.
These speakers work great for what I needed. Been doing some music downloads, and wanted a better presentation of what I have been doing over the tinny factory speakers that came with my pc. You can't go wrong with any Bose equipment----always quality. Plus these babies aren't space hogs either----another plus. Nice full sound for not having to use a sub. No complaints here.
Pros: Quality, sound, and size.
Cons: No separate volume adjustments for each speaker. one adjustment for both as a pair. No power light to instantly let you know if they are on or off.
Very pleased with the sound quality. Based upon some reviews, I was not expecting as much bass reproduction as I'm hearing from these, which is better than that produced by the older Companion 2 Series I that I'm using on another laptop. Either the Series III is that much improved in sound quality or the sound card settings are that much better on the laptop the Series III are connected to. Maybe a bit of both, but I'm glad I purchased these from Crutchfield.
Pros: Almost everything.
Cons: Almost none, except that I wish Bose would design a similar priced speaker system that connects and is powered via USB.
Great price and great sound
Pros: excellent sound and a great price.
I've had these speakers for about a week, easy set up. They are smaller than I thought, yet powerful and have the AUX input that I needed, hooked them up to a mixer and use the speakers as my main speakers for my whole system, if tire not looking directly at then you'd think they were much bigger, due to the crisp clear sound they put out- I love them
Pros: Aux input
Cons: Smaller than I thought, but you'll,forget that....the sounds great
Great quality sound at a great price! Great lows and highs!
Pros: Great quality sound at a great price! Great lows and highs!
An outstanding set of computer speakers. Typical great quality from Bose. Installation was very easy, sound quality is better than I expected. It handles bass very well and even though small and compact you can hear the depth of the speakers. And as always, great service from Crutchfield.
Pros: Very good qualiy for the price, easy installation from out of the box, quick read, install, took about 6 minutes.
Cons: I can't find any
Purchased these speakers for my daughter to use with Iphone and Mac computer. Easy hook up. Lots of clean clear sound. Perfect for the application.
Pros: Easy set up. Sound is great. Bose reputation.
I purchased these to replace a pair of computer speakers that came with a circa 1998 computer that had a separate bass unit. I had carried them over with subsequent computer purchases. The bass unit measured 11"x11"x5"H so took up a lot of space. Could not be more pleased with the purchase. A truly great sound.for such small speakers.
Pros: A compact set of speakers with great overall sound and an excellent bass. Love them.
Cons: The computer to speaker mini patch audio cable only measures 3'. Because of my restrict set up, I need about 6'. I called Bose about it and they are sending out me out a 6' cable at no charge. Great Bose CS.
If you are looking for a great pair of speakers for your home computer....you have found them. I am amazed at the high quality bass that these put out. I spend a lot of time on YouTube searching out old songs, and these Bose speakers have really brought YT to life. I had a pair of Boston Acoustics speakers, and the Bose just blows them away.....You won't be unhappy with these ! And, they look great on the desk !!!
Pros: Great sound....very good bass....they look great....
Cons: None that I can find.......
If you are looking for a small set of speakers with big sound, and want to avoid buying a system that depends on a subwoofer the size of a small refrigerator, you will really like these speakers. I wanted to avoid a 2+1 system or a two-speaker system with bookshelf sized speakers without compromising on sound quality. These do the job. The speakers are about 3"x6"x8" each and put out enough volume to satisfy any listener within 10-15 feet without taking up all your desk space. Excellent bass and treble, balanced, and detailed sound of even the smallest of background sounds in a movie track. The on/off switch is built into the volume control. There is no power-on light, but I don't believe these speakers draw much, if any power without a line-in signal since they use the newer styled power adapter that doesn't draw phantom power. My only gripe is that the length of the line in cord between the speakers and PC is too short. It should be at least 6'. A really nice system at a great price.
Pros: Lots of Bass. Detailed and balanced sound. Good volume. Small Footprint.
Cons: Line in cord is too short.
I have been looking for some way to make music from my laptop louder and better quality. I didn't have a clue what I needed, but I got a little email saying "by the way, these speakers are on sale this week". I was totally confident that a Crutchfield/Bose combination would have to be great. I really depend on these guys to understand my needs and give me good advice. They have always been so friendly and helpful when I have called to ask questions or need suggestions. Trust is rare these days and these guys have earned mine. I knew that the speakers would be a great deal for the price. I wouldn't even know enough to appreciate the added features of something more expensive. I played an Anthony & The Johnson's song straight off of the internet; first without the speakers and then with them. He was as as amazed at the difference as I was. I didn't know what I was missing.
Pros: Excellent price (and on sale) for the quality of the speakers. I love the particular sound of Bose (I have the headphones) so the bass is perfect for me. Easy hook up and store easily when not connected. I find myself listening to a lot more music while I am doing other things since I get great quality sound with the flexibility of not being tied to headphones. This is an outstanding product and perfect for me. Getting the email saving me money was just the kicker!
Cons: I didn't know about them sooner.
I really like these little speakers. They are inexpensive, well built and sound great. I bought a pair of series II a year or so back for my laptop and needed a pair for a crappy little TV in my kitchen. Plug them into the wall, plug them into the TV or whatever and done. Easy-breezy
Pros: Inexpensive, great value
Cons: If you want high-high-end sound then spend high-end money. There are no cons for these speakers when viewed through a value filter.
Best sounding hundred dollar speakers I've ever owned, on sale. I'm 64, I've owned a few, great overall quality. Next price level for the audio quality is 3-4 hundred dollars, after that 6-8 hundred dollars. Perfect for listening to I-tunes through my lap-top. Thanx Also, I thought free second day delivery was a mistake. I live on Maui, speakers were shipped from Illinois, arrived second day UPS, couldn't believe it. No charge
Pros: Great price, great sound, compact, free shipping
Great pair or computer speakers! Best I've owned and I've run through a few pair that just didn't meet my needs. These speakers are crisp and sound much larger than they are. Another great product from Bose.
Pros: Sound Quality Fills the room Size
Definitely Sound Fills the Room. I upgraded my speakers with a subwoofer to the Bose Companion III. Setup was quick & easy, computer recognized the device immediately. The lack of treble and bass knobs requires some getting use to but the sound generated is fantastic. I would highly recommend this speaker system as an upgrade to the standard speakers provided with the computer.
Pros: Compact and space saving. Superior sound quality. Economically priced.
Cons: Lacks treble and bass control knobs
I originally purchased the II of this model and was having some bad luck. Multiple sites and nothing but poor outcomes. I decided to go with the III that were $10 from a company that knows how to treat customers. The product arrived very quickly unlike S*!sC&%b. The product was immaculate, they sound and work perfect! I am very pleased with the product and Crutchfield, of course, handled the order perfectly. Not sure why I tried to find a better deal and found nothing but frustration. I paid $10 more and got a newer model. I am happy with the product and experience shopping with Crutchfield!
Pros: Install is very simple. The sound is great from 2 speakers that do not need a separate sub. The sound is very clear and with the true room, it sounds great any where in the room. Or my office which is where they are currently set up. The series II had the silver metal front, I very much like the look of the III and feel that they look better on my desk than the series II would have. I am very pleased with the sound from speakers of this size, what you would expect from Bose.
Cons: I was not looking for this option, but they are not wireless. If this is what you are looking for, you will need to look at another model. No other Cons thus far.
Very simple, but very powerful and clear speakers.
Pros: Small and neat.
Cons: Price a little high.
Great sound in a small package! These things have a definite "base" without an additional sub-woofer. Fir their cost, as well as their small size, the sound out put of these speakers is amazing. Like most things Bose, they are extremely durable and well made, out of quality materials. Now,don't get me wrong, these are no substitute for a full size system, but it's too inconvenient to lug a full size set of speakers around for a laptop computer, and the sound out put of these, especially for the cost, is absolutely amazing.
Pros: Durable construction, of quality materials. Sall, compact size, good sound quality and response.
Cons: No remote, no substitute for full size speakers, and some may not liker the perceived enhanced base response.
Well, after doing his due diligence, the 13 year old boy who lives in our house & eats all the food decided to get new computer speakers. They met with his expectations and he's a teenager; he knows everything.
Pros: Inexpensive, terrific sound quality, great purchase.
Cons: If you have a teenager in the room above you listening to music all the time - do not buy these speakers for them. They will be banging their feet & sound like migratory elk landing on your ceiling.
They work well if you like a great deal of base. I have to reduce the TV base setting to 10% to make these tolerable.
Pros: they look good
Cons: expensive and to much base
Very nice speakers...........compact and powerful tho the amp could be a little stronger.
Pros: great sound quality, good price, nice design
Cons: a tad light on amplification
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
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.
Nice sound without the clutter and mass
Pros: Price considering their BOSE
Cons: No LED, but I never turn them off anyway
Great product, great sound!!
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.
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.
I love the speakers. I received them today and the sound is A+. I liked the price as well.
Pros: Great sound easy setup
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.)
still in box its a Christmas present 3 stars until post holiday
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
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
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
Replace my previous speakers and large sub woofer with these. Better sound and less space consuming.
Pros: small footprint
Cons: ugly black
Pros: Great sound for the price
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.
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.
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
I really like these Bose speakers. They are impressive compared to the small footrprint and the reasonable price.
Pros: These speakers sound great!
Speakers were just what I was expecting.The usual top Bose quality,easy to set up and they sound really good!
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
|Pieces in System||2|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||N/A|
|Midrange size (inches)||2|
|Woofer size (inches)||N/A|
|Power Output (Watts)||Not give|
|Frequency Response||Not give Hz|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
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.
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Bose is the best in speaker quality. Purchasing Bose means I won't HAVE to replace them unless I want to. [ Terry Nov 21, 2017 ]
replacing pair received as gift from father. great compact size with robust sound [ jeffrey john Nov 20, 2017 ]
Price & Ratings [ Paul Nov 14, 2017 ]
because of Drummer [ curt Oct 31, 2017 ]
I have dealt with Crutchfield before on different products and have always been happy with their products, prices, and the customer support that they provide. LT was the reason that I made the choice that I did. [ Mark Oct 27, 2017 ]
I love Bose speakers. [ D Sep 23, 2017 ]
Quality product reputation at a good price! [ Peter Merton Jul 28, 2017 ]
I have researched various computer speakers and decided to go with Bose based on my previous experience with their products. I chose this particular system due to limited space I have available for them (I like their small footprint). They will be used to monitor the audio when I'm transferring my vinyl to digital format. [ Barry W. Jul 14, 2017 ]
inexpensive and great quality [ robert May 28, 2017 ]
Bose quality and reasonable price. [ Anthony May 14, 2017 ]
Number one is because I can buy it from Crutchfield at a competitive price. Number two is because of the service Crutchfield gives. Number three is because of the technical service Crutchfield offers. Number four is their advisory staff which I find most helpful. Number five is because they are good people to do business with. Thanks Crutchfield for being there. [ Tom Apr 12, 2017 ]
Good price for Bose computer speakers. [ Rufus Apr 10, 2017 ]
I have two more of this speakers....they are very good to use on computers....the only complain is that they have a very short audio stereo cable...however i got cables of 10 feet long for ten bucks each....problem solved... [ JUAN Mar 30, 2017 ]
Highly rated speaker system at a great price produced by a company famous for top quality audio gear. [ STEVEN Mar 29, 2017 ]
Eddie recommended [ Ronald Jan 22, 2017 ]
Best quality for the amount I was willing to spend. Also, love the free two-day shipping... Amazon wanted to charge me about $15. Their loss :) [ Bryan Jan 16, 2017 ]
size and quality [ Robert Jan 04, 2017 ]
Bose name at a low price. [ Christopher Jan 03, 2017 ]
Bose quality at an entry-level price for kids' gaming computer. [ S Dec 31, 2016 ]
good sound and price is right. [ Leonilo Dec 22, 2016 ]
Wanted a nice pair of speakers to kick my PC up a few notches while playing and watching digital content. The brand and the price make this a great deal. [ Richard Dec 06, 2016 ]
Bose is a trusted name in speakers and I needed good speakers for my wife's computer as she has a lot of music and concert videos to listen to. [ Brad Dec 06, 2016 ]
Wanted new speakers that sounded better for my computer. [ F Nov 22, 2016 ]
Owned the series 2 and where great [ christian Oct 25, 2016 ]
Bose reputation at a fair price. [ Jeffrey Oct 13, 2016 ]
1- I have all Bose speakers & products in my house; they are the best! 2- The prices was right; needed a low cost speaker for my office computer. [ Parviz Sep 18, 2016 ]
Bose has a good reputation for speakers. These are compact and look very nice. [ Steffen Jul 15, 2016 ]
These sound awesome! Very impressed! The sound is crisp and does an excellent job [ MIKE Jun 05, 2016 ]
I have always been a Bose fan and the sound and quality of this product is superb for such a low price! [ DANIEL May 04, 2016 ]
I Love Bose They Have The Greatest Sound. [ Rick Mar 14, 2016 ]
for the price & bose wow.looks like a deal to me [ ralph Mar 08, 2016 ]
Had positive feedback from friends... [ Alfredo Mar 01, 2016 ]
No doubt because of the BOSE name and that I sound tested in a BOSE store. Replacing a pretty decent CREATIVE LABS T2900 sub system that's 6 years old. Excellent sound but sub distorts, even after trimming, at mid to peak volume. I was going to order from Amazon at same price with free ship but I just think Crutchfield is benchmark for Audio/Video expertise. [ James Feb 28, 2016 ]
I was looking in Google for a SONY Multimedia System, but couldn't find any in the US, and got a hit from Google for your Superb BOSE System. They look almost like my sister BOSE System, which Sounded Great. I am praying that they will Sound Great too with my SONY VAIO ! Thank you very much, Crutchfield ! My father and I have been your customers from time to time. I hope in the LORD to buy you more Hi-Fi Tech in the future ! [ L Feb 25, 2016 ]
they sound good [ Paul Feb 11, 2016 ]
good sound system [ Mark Feb 01, 2016 ]
compact ,good quality,reasonable sound [ Z Jan 31, 2016 ]
I have difficulty hearing and hope these will alleviate the problem. [ Patricia A. Jan 03, 2016 ]
Most reasonable for its intended use. [ P Dec 30, 2015 ]
Good sound [ R Dec 19, 2015 ]
Great quality for the price [ michael Dec 17, 2015 ]
the name says it all, sound quality is awesome [ Darian Dec 17, 2015 ]
Bose reputation and sound quality in a compact form factor. [ KARRI Dec 16, 2015 ]
Recognize the name and price point was favorable to me. [ Jeffrey Dec 10, 2015 ]
Great sound. [ JAMES Dec 09, 2015 ]
Value and name brand. [ Matthew Dec 09, 2015 ]
Regardless of horizontal or vertical placement it should sound the same. The speaker shoes add some bass response. But if you really want to improve sound for a computer invest in audio engine 2 worth the price. [ william Sep 29, 2016 ]
I'm not sure that really matters. Wouldn't the sound be produced all the same? I'm no expert but I think you'll be ok [ ERIC T Sep 28, 2016 ]
I don't have the same space issue, but these should work just the same on the side. Just remember that there is a slight angle on the side, so the speaker will have a slight upward angle - almost identical to the angle for the vertical position. [ David Sep 28, 2016 ]
awesome for the price! [ DAVID G Jan 05, 2015 ]
I assume that they stay on. There is no indicator light, which would be nice... I usually try to keep them turned off when not in use. [ GARY M Jan 05, 2015 ]
I do not believe the unit powers down. However I would imagine it draws very little current when not active. These are very good speakers. I use them all day at work. [ charles Jan 05, 2015 ]
Hey Marc, The speakers are on all the time unless you turn the knob counter clockwise to power them off, However, if left on and there is no active input signal received, there will not be an annoying sound. So you can leave them turned on at all times,since the volume/mute/sound controls can be controlled through whatever device is connected to the speakers. I hope this helps. [ J. Jan 04, 2015 ]
The volume knob when turned all the way to the left is the on/off switch. To answer your question if the switch is on all the time the speakers are powered. [ BARRY J Jan 04, 2015 ]
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 Jul 21, 2014 ] Staff
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]