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Bose® Computer MusicMonitor®


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Stylish and super-compact, the Bose® Computer MusicMonitor® speakers continue the company's tradition of creating high-quality sound from gear that can fit into small spaces. Enjoy high-impact sound from your computer or laptop with this compact system, or connect it to your iPod® or iPad® to bring movies, music, and even Angry Birds™ sound effects to life.

Stylish and super-compact, the Bose® Computer MusicMonitor® speakers continue the company's tradition of creating high-quality sound from gear that can fit into small spaces. Enjoy high-impact sound from your computer or laptop with this compact system, or connect it to your iPod® or iPad® to bring movies, music, and even Angry Birds™ sound effects to life.

The two-speaker system employs proprietary Bose technology to produce a wide, clear soundstage from very small speakers. You'll hear crisp, accurate highs and mids, and rich bass, and you'll still have plenty of desktop space for working.

Setup is extremely simple, too — one proprietary cable connects the speakers to each other, another connects to your source, and the AC power cord plugs into a wall outlet. Use buttons on the side of one speaker or the included remote to adjust volume.

From the review Bose Computer MusicMonitor speakers

"The speakers are so small that they'd be great for a portable-but-high-quality music system. I'd travel with them because the speakers would be easy to pack in a bag or suitcase, and they'd be perfect to set up in a hotel room with my laptop or iPad®. I'd even be tempted to connect them to the TV in the hotel room for better sound playback there, too."

— Tara, Crutchfield Video Production Manager

Exactly what I was looking for! The Speakers have a very small foot print with a large soundscape. Even with the significant price tag I would definitely recommend these Computer Speakers. I don't plan to have to buy another set for a very long time.

Clarence, Albany, NY

What's in the Box:

  • Right computer speaker
  • Left computer speaker (with attached 6' audio cable)
  • AC power adapter (with attached 6' DC cord)
  • 5' AC power cord
  • IR remote control
  • 6' Stereo audio minijack cable
  • Demonstration Disc
  • Owner's Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Product Registration/Warranty card
  • Bose Corporation contact information
  • "Our Commitment To You" letter

Product Highlights:

  • compact powered speakers designed for use with a computer or laptop
  • volume control
  • audio input (minijack-to-minijack cable included)
  • remote control
  • AC power cord
  • 2-9/16"W x 4-7/8"H x 4-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Overview: The Bose Computer MusicMonitor powered speakers utilize proprietary technologies to deliver surprisingly full-range sound with a wide sound stage for such small speakers. The system's understated, space-saving design fits nicely almost anywhere in your home. The Bose Computer MusicMonitor is ideal as a laptop, PC, and portable audio powered speaker. The elegant brushed aluminum enclosures complement almost any workspace. In addition to the volume and power controls located on the right speaker, the Bose Computer MusicMonitor comes with an IR remote control for added convenience. The Bose Computer MusicMonitor powered speakers is a two-piece solution offering exceptional performance, simplicity, and value for your desktop listening area.

Elegant Compact Design: The Bose Computer MusicMonitor powered speakers are extremely compact and help to free up your valuable desktop space. Each speaker enclosure features either a brushed aluminum or black finish.

Bose Proprietary Technologies: The unexpected full-range range sound generated from this compact two-piece powered speaker system is the result of Bose amplifier technology, proprietary acoustic design, highly efficient neodymium speakers, and Bose digital signal processing. The Bose Computer MusicMonitor powered speaker system lets you enjoy the fullness and detail you may have been missing from your favorite downloads and Internet radio.

  • Bose Amplifiers: Proprietary amplifiers are smaller, lighter and more efficient than traditional linear amplifiers to help keep speakers small yet powerful.
  • Bose DSP: Active electronic equalization balances low, mid, and high frequencies for more natural tone and clarity.
  • Proprietary Acoustic Design: Proprietary acoustic design features dual internal opposing passive radiators for unusually deep, powerful low tones from a very small multimedia speaker system.
  • Highly Efficient Neodymium Speakers: High output from small speakers featuring thin but powerful neodymium transducers with 10x the magnetic energy density of conventional speaker magnets.

Power & Volume Controls: The Bose Computer MusicMonitor powered speaker system features power and volume control on the right speaker. An IR remote control is also provided for wireless operation of the system's power & volume functions.

One Cable Connection: The Bose Computer MusicMonitor requires only one cable connection between the powered speaker system and your computer or other audio source. The right speaker features a 3.5mm audio input and includes a 6' stereo audio minijack cable to connect to your computer or other audio source.

Note: 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").

Magnetically Shielded: The Bose Computer MusicMonitor powered speakers are magnetically shielded to prevent monitor interference or damage.

Placement: The size and shape of the speakers make it easy to position them directly next to your computer. For proper performance, place the right speaker to the right and the left speaker to the left of your computer. Make sure there is equal distance on either size. The speaker should be placed no more than 18'' to 36" apart. This will provide an accurate sound stage.

AC Power Supply: The Bose Computer MusicMonitor power speaker system operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter and AC cord. The AC power adapter plugs into the back of the right speaker.

  • Input: 100-20V ~ 50/60Hz, 1A
  • Output: 17V - 2A

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Perfect for my home office! [ James  May 15, 2016 ]
Hoping to use these speakers on kitchen TV. Hoping the Xfinity remote can be programmed to operate the volume instead of using the Bose remote. [ Donald  Apr 06, 2017 ]

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im not sure as I do not know what the others sound like. I use mine with my player piano to play voice and instrumental from a hard drive while my piano plays along. They sound great producing a full sound at both the treble and bass levels. Couldn't be happier [ Ed  Oct 01, 2016 ]
The Music Monitors are the best loudspeaker for their size I have ever measured. I build audio systems for recording, tune sound systems and measure a large variety of gear. I measured the Bose with MLS 3 years ago (maximum length sequence). IIR, they measured +/- 2.5dB from 100 Hz - 15.5kHz. There is nothing on the consumer market that comes close. One would need to look at professional gear to do as well but those products are larger in size and far mor costly. In short, they are stunningly great sounding. [ DAVID J  Oct 01, 2016 ]
audio input (minijack-to-minijack cable included) [ PAUL R  Jan 25, 2014 ]
Yws, it was a piece of cake to connect to my MacBook Pro! It comes woth a cord, and a single pin post plug to attach to the stereoplug slot on the left side of the laptop, in the very front, just ahead of the card card slot. Just do that, and plug the speakers power cord into an electric outlet, and you're in business, as soon as you adjust the volume control to your liking! Easy peasy! I was very pleased with them, as altho they are very small, they have excellent sound out put and detail, especially for their small size and minimal power requirements. [ Robert  Jan 25, 2014 ]
yes.they are powerd and there is a cord that goes to yourl laptops ear phone jack [ FRANKLIN  Jan 25, 2014 ]
Yes It comes with audio cord. [ Naveen  Jan 24, 2014 ]
it comes with directions and a single plug that carries both channels [ GEORGE  Jan 24, 2014 ]
Actually bought as a gift and bought a RCA cord to connect to a 8 track player. However it did come with cord for laptop and looks very neat and clean in pick but a little heads up..there is wire to connect 2 speakers together, wire to plug into wall and wire to connect to ipod....gets a little messy considering how small speakers are..nice quality sound but if you like bass a little weak [ Jeanna  Jan 24, 2014 ]
No cord with it but has the connection for a cord. The Bluetooth works very well. [ robert  Jan 24, 2014 ]
It's plugged into the jack on my desktop. Should be a similar output jack on iPad. Don't know about iPhone. [ Julia  Jan 24, 2014 ]
Yes, the audio input cable fits a standard mini headphone jack. As long as you have one of those on your device the speakers will work. [ Todd  Jan 24, 2014 ]

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