Bose® Companion® 2 Multimedia Speaker System

Bose® Companion® 2 Multimedia Speaker System

Bose® Companion® 2 Multimedia Speaker System

  • TrueSpace stereo processing add a sense of spaciousness to music, movies and computer game soundtracks
  • Dual inputs allow speakers to be connected to a secondary media source, like a CD or MP3 player
  • Volume control, headphone jack and second source input all conveniently located on one speaker, for easy access
  • Magnetically-shielded speakers prevent interference and damage to magnetic media
  • Unit Size – 3-1/2W x 7-1/2H x 7-5/8D each speaker

The Bose Companion 2 speakers give new voice to your computer desktop. Odds are, your computer is a primary source of entertainment. So why rely on standard computer speakers with so much rich content at your fingertips? Step up to Companion 2 speakers and unleash your computer’s true potential with powerful, full-range sound for CDs, DVDs, MP3s, streaming videos, games and more. These deliver both the subtleties in your music and the rousing resonance of movie and game sound effects. Think of t

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List Price: $ 99.00

Price: $ 73.99

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  1. Bill

    Review by Bill for Bose® Companion® 2 Multimedia Speaker System
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    If thundering bass is desired, these aren’t the speakers to consider. However, if your main goal is pleasing, balanced sound in a compact package, look no further than the Bose Companion 2. Audio quality is stunning for a package so small. Highs are crisp/clean, and bass is commendably decent–surprisingly so, when you consider the tiny modules that are reproducing this bass–but it’s what I was expecting from Bose before turning these on for the first time.

    This system won’t shatter the house frame, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, a speaker system that I purchased last night by a well-know manufacturer, complete with a monstrous subwoofer, is being returned tomorrow. I honestly prefer the sound of this diminutive Bose system–and as icing on the cake, it includes a spare set of input jacks for connecting another audio device, as well as a headphone jack.

    Marvelous sound, attractive design, and an excellent value. I’m very happy.

    1/9/2005: Brief addendum–one month after the purchase, I’m still very pleased with these speakers. They’re a worthy replacement for the Boston Acoustics BA-735 speakers that have served me well for several years…and a bit of computer space has been reclaimed in the bargain, since the Bose speakers don’t utilize a subwoofer, which I haven’t missed in the least…I’m still in awe that speakers this small can reproduce such big sound.

    I rarely comment on another review, but I couldn’t help but notice a blanket condemnation of these speakers from a self-appointed “expert.” In checking that individual’s other “reviews” at Amazon, I was struck by the number of Bose products that this person goes out of his way to trash…a disgruntled former Bose employee, perhaps?

    The term “cheap electronics” was used by this “reviewer.” Of three speaker systems that I tried before settling on the Bose (one from Aletc Lansing, which was a nice unit otherwise, and one that was distributed under the Compaq name), this was the ***only*** one of the three that didn’t sporadically pick up some type of amateur radio interference…Bose is doing something right that two other manufacturers couldn’t manage.

    Try the speakers for yourself. Unless boombox bass levels are desired, I think you’ll be pleased. This was my first Bose purchase, and it won’t be my last.

  2. A. Wirtanen

    Review by A. Wirtanen for Bose® Companion® 2 Multimedia Speaker System
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    The Bose Companion line of speakers currently features the Companion 2 and the Companion 3. The Companion 2 features two medium-sized speakers and the Companion 3 features two small speakers, a subwoofer, and a “puck” for inputs and volume control. I chose the Companion 2 because I did not have room for a bass box. I do not regret this decision.

    I recommend the Companion 2 if you are looking for a good quality two-speaker solution for your computer or multimedia device. Here is my list of pros and cons…

    PROS

    + Small, good design.

    + Good range in sound. Impressive for a small package.

    + Bass can be controlled by moving the speakers toward and away from a wall.

    CONS

    – You cannot turn them off (unless you unplug the AC adapter).

    – No bass/treble controls (however bass can be controlled–see PROS).

    – Expensive.

    Overall, $99 was a bit much for these speakers. I also expected the ability to turn them off! But, for a two-speaker solution these are not bad.

    If customer service and the compact design are not important to you, then look at the following computer speakers from Logitech:

    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers ($54.99 on Newegg, $47.94 on Amazon)

    Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speaker ($238.99 on Newegg, $257.99 on Amazon)

    Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker ($83.99 on Newegg, $96.99 on Amazon)

  3. Bon Clay

    Review by Bon Clay for Bose® Companion® 2 Multimedia Speaker System
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    I received this speaker as a gift, and have used it for about a week. It is a nice little speaker that delivers decent sound. The advantages of this speaker include:

    (1) Small size – it will occupy a minimum space on your valuable desktop.

    (2) Relatively attractive, clean design – I don’t like the space-age designs of some computer speakers. This speaker has a clean, streamlined look, which will go well with most systems.

    (3) It also packs quite a punch for a small speaker.

    Unfortunately, these merits quickly become insignificant when you consider the downsides. This speaker has several unfortunate characteristics:

    (1) In order to pack relatively strong bass, Bose sacrificed the sound clarity in the middle and high range. As you increase the volume, the sound gets mushy and muddy. If you mostly raps and hip-hops, this may not become an issue, but if you listen to classic or vocals, it *will* negatively influence your listening experience. At or above half the volume, this speaker becomes quite *un-listenable*.

    (2) Please don’t get me wrong. This is still not a bad speaker at all. For normal computer use (but not listening to music), this will serve most people very well. But, if you want to have a set of speaker that could deliver high-quality sound, and you thought the well-known name (=Bose) would deliver that to you, you might be proven incorrect.

    (3) Basically, this speaker–like most other Bose products–is gravely over-priced product. If this speaker is priced at or below $30-40, it may qualify as a great product. However, at $100 (quite hefty for a pair of computer speakers), this simply does not provide the value you should get for your hard-earned money. With $100, you can get much better speakers. For example, M-Audio’s Professional monitor speakers can be bought at $60-120, and will deliver five times better sounds than this speaker (and M-Audio’s speakers are made of Wood not plastics like this one). Swan also makes great speakers at this price range.

    Again, Bose don’t make terrible products as some of the reviewers here criticized. However, it is absolutely true that their products are very much over-priced. Because of the heavy advertising costs and the costs of operating retail stores, Bose has to charge a higher price for their products.

    The bottom line is: If you like how this speaker looks, and like the brand name, and do not mind paying a premium (a lot of premium, it is), this may be the speaker for you. For most others who want to get the best product for their hard-earned money, you will be better off looking somewhere else.

  4. Joe

    Review by Joe for Bose® Companion® 2 Multimedia Speaker System
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    If you are looking for a small set of accurate sounding speakers for musical purposes, search no more. If you are looking for more versatile speakers i.e. for gaming, then look elsewhere. Also, and this is important, if you are looking for speakers that project well, these are NOT for your. These speakers have an incredible sweet spot when you are situated about a foot and a half to two feet at most from either one of the speakers. This is not a good choice for a speaker system to fill a small bedroom. Do not expect to plug your iPod into these and replace a real stereo system. These are perfect for sitting directly in front of while at your computer.

  5. Keith H.

    Review by Keith H. for Bose® Companion® 2 Multimedia Speaker System
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    I have listened to just about everything in the metropolitan Atlanta market under $150.00 and this is the first set of speakers I’ve heard that didn’t screw something up by trying to sound like more than what it is. Most stuff is boom, boom, boom with a very forward and nasty midrange coupled to a nonexistent or shrieking top end. Every system I heard today had so much glare that it actually hurt my ears.

    Wonder of wonders these things simply sound normal. No booming, screeching or gravelly mutilation of the music. They have a very pleasant tone without any ugly surprises. The current crop of pc speakers are trying to defy the laws of physics, common sense and simple economics. In manufacturing you can only get $100.00 to go but so far. It can’t build a 400 watt 5.1 that sounds like anything but crap.

    These speakers are not trying to pretend that they are something they are not. They are what they are and nothing more and I like the way they sound to me. (I prefer neutral sounding equipment). I have never been a Bose fan but this time they won out even if they are a little overpriced.

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