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Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite)

B&H # BOC22 Mfr # 40274
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The Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System from Bose offer crisp and clear stereo audio output. Designed to provide clear audio the speakers feature the Bose TrueSpace stereo signal processing circuitry. The speakers are ideally suited for use with a computer or MP3 player, featuring a headphone jack for private listening, easily accessible volume control and dual audio inputs. These speakers are a great option for anyone looking to add high quality audio output to their computer.

Easily Accessible Control
Volume, controls are easily accessible on the front of one of the speakers. A headphone jack is also available to facilitate private listening.
Dual Inputs
The speakers feature dual inputs. This allows you to dedicate an input to your computer while still being able to easily connect an MP3 player, portable DVD player or other device to the auxiliary input.
TrueSpace Stereo Signal Processing Circuitry
The Bose TrueSpace technology works to create wide stereo sound from these compact computer speakers. This improves your experience when listening to music, watching movies or playing computer games.

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System
Power Rating Not Specified by Manufacturer
Components Stereo Speakers
Frequency Response Not Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Crossover Not Applicable
Shielded Magnetically Shielded
Controls Power, Volume
Ideal Application Computer, Gaming, Portable Media Players
High Frequency Driver
Diameter 2.5" (6.4 cm)
Power Output Not Specified by Manufacturer
Nominal Sensitivity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Nominal Impedance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Low Frequency Driver
Diameter None
Power Output None
Nominal Sensitivity None
Nominal Impedance None
Input/Output Connectors
Phono (1/4") None
RCA 2x Pairs Stereo RCA Inputs
Mini None
Other None
Pass Through None
Headphone Jack 1/8" (3.5 mm)
General
Standards Specification FCC Class B, CE
Enclosure Material Plastic
Electrical Requirements AC: 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.1 x 7.5 x 5.9" (7.9 x 19.1 x 14.9 cm)
Weight Right: 2.3 lb (1 kg)
Left: 1.8 lb (0.8 kg)
Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite)
  • 2 x Satellite Speakers
  • RCA Audio Input Cable
  • Mini-Plug to RCA Audio Input Cable
  • Speaker Cable
  • AC Power Pack
  • Set Rubber Feet
  • Owner's Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BoseCompanion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite)
     
    4.4

    (based on 83 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (50)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound quality (57)
    • Easy to use (44)
    • Compact (43)
    • Comfortable (7)
    • Good power output (6)

    Cons

    • Poor sound quality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home computer (33)
    • Music and movies (14)
    • Office computer (12)
    • Mobility (6)
    • Basic systems (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (59), Budget shopper (10), Audiophile (5), Practical (4), Tech savvy (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (52), Business (16)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (20), Mac (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    How can I say "Wonderful?"

    I listen to c/d's, audio streams and basic system generated audio. The sound is superb. The bass is oh so wonderful...the mid range fine and the treble precise. I've been...Read complete review

    I listen to c/d's, audio streams and basic system generated audio. The sound is superb. The bass is oh so wonderful...the mid range fine and the treble precise. I've been using my Mac Book Pro to run them...and since I'm in 2 locations I bought and extra pair!

    I'm unable to think of a single thing to criticize.

    Look...they're a value at the price. However, given the quality of sound generated by them every dollar has been returned to me in pleasure.

    Was I surprised! And am I happy!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Read my description

    I've been using Bose products since 1994 so I'll give you an honest view.

    These 2.0 multimedia speakers are surprisingly good. They are actually a lot better than I expected. I...Read complete review

    I've been using Bose products since 1994 so I'll give you an honest view.

    These 2.0 multimedia speakers are surprisingly good. They are actually a lot better than I expected. I don't know how they are designed but the tiny 2.5" driver does put out some low end. Obviously not subwoofer-type punch, but it definitely did impress me.

    First Impressions:

    Build quality is top-rate. These feel sturdy, they are heavy, and they look great. Contrary to what some others are saying, there is an on/off switch on this model. The one thing I miss is the status LED. If by accident, you leave the speakers on overnight and you come back early in the morning and they're still on and at full volume, you will be in for a surprise. Even cheap speakers come with a status LED light.

    Sound:

    As far as sound quality, like I said, this must have some type of special Bose structure inside because these speakers move some air. You can put your hand over the rear port and feel a good amount of air exiting the speaker. Maybe you could say it feels like you have a tiny subwoofer. Overall the speakers produced a very full sound. Some speakers with exaggerated bass remind me of people talking on radio talk shows. The bass sounds boomy and sloppy. That's not the case here, everything is "tight".

    There is ZERO distortion with these speakers. Bose has some type of anti-clipping circuitry which equalizes the sound when played very loud. I think because of this, the speakers don't get painfully loud. I was actually expecting these to get a little louder but it's not that big of a deal --they are more than sufficient for a bedroom. The circuitry also prevents screeching when increasing or decreasing the volume. The clarity is exceptional. Guitar strings, funky music, and electronic music sound exceptional. I do believe bass is enhanced at the expense of midrange. I didn't feel a clear separation of the mids and lows. They were all squished in there. If you've been listening to halfway decent stereo speakers for some time, you will pick this out right away. It's not a fault, it's just that you can only do so much with a 2.5" driver. Also, this speaker has Bose TrueSpace technology so the stereo sweet spot is greatly enhanced. I was listening to them about three feet apart and you could tell the sound was "wider" than that. I want to say that I have a THX rated sound card and I am commenting on the sound from CD's, DVD's and MP3's. There is a huge difference in sound quality when listening to a CD and watching YouTube videos.

    Conclusion:

    I returned them because they did not meet my needs. If they were fifty bucks, then I would keep them and accept their limitations. For the asking price, you could get a 2.1 system that has some real punch.

    If you are strictly looking for a 2.0 system and price is no issue and aesthetics mean more to you, then by all means get these because they are not that bad at all. My advice is you could go elsewhere considering the price and get yourself a better 2.1 setup which will reproduce your music and movies more realistically. What I'm trying to say is that these speakers are really good but in the end they will leave you wanting more. Good low-end punch will bring life your your music and movies. These come close but there's only so much you can design a 2.5" driver to do. Listen before you buy them.

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    4.0

    sounds great!

    By dogsofmarymoorpark

    from Redmond, WA

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    Pros

    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Computer
      • Office Computer

      Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

      Many times better than the junk speakers from Frys. Wish it had a tone control. Otherwise great. Bose quality!

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Companion 2 Series II

      By Bastet

      from San Jacinto, CA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Computer
        • Office Computer

        Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

        Great little desktop computer speakers. I bought a pair for my husband and he's been using them for a year now with no complaints. Nice sound quality and I'm satisfied with the product.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Great computer speakers

        By Hank

        from Panhandle of Florida

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Computer

          Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

          Sound is excellent for my use. I own several Bose systems, these didn't let me down.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          pretty nice

          By Larry

          from ca

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Computer

            Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

            the sound is very good as long as you dont turn them up to loud, im pretty happy I thought they were a little expensive for what they are but good sound overall

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Small size for a great sound.

            By David Photographer

            from New York, NY

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                The speakers work excellent with the set up for presentations.

                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                3.0

                Bose clarity is there, low end isn't.

                By Victory Austin

                from Austin, TX

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                      I use these for video editing and I must say that even though the Bose brand is great and the clarity for the most part is there, the low frequencies are not. Great speakers for your every day work or just to listen to music. But for editing of videos where pro audio is a must, this doesn't cut it.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Hear all About it: Bose Delivers!

                      By Joshua

                      from Knoxville, TN

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Small Footprint

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Computer
                        • Music and Movies
                        • Office Computer

                        Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                        Speakers are connected to a desktop computer in our den. We are enjoying concert quality ambient sound. Great price, great product, great name!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        2.0

                        5 out of 10

                        By soulcatt

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Value Oriented

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Sound Quality

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Computer

                          Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                          These sound good up to about 3. Anything past that sounds like garbage.
                          Surprised Bose has failed on these speakers.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          4.0

                          Music to my ear

                          By Polish Prophet

                          from Newburgh, NY

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Computer

                            Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                            I was very pleased with the clear, rich tones heard with these reasonably priced multimedia speakers.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Other

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                            4.0

                            Small items, big sound

                            By zapzap

                            from NYC

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Computer
                                • Music and Movies
                                • Office Computer

                                Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                                Really nice speakers to let you enjoy the music on your desktop system. Or your laptop for that matter. Great sound, full and rich. I was impressed with the sound for both classical and contemporary music, a nice accomplishment. And that coming out of rather small speakers!
                                Minor note to Bose: give these a little on/off light....

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                4.0

                                good product in good price

                                By Viola

                                from new delhi india

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Great Sound Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Computer
                                  • Mobile Device
                                  • Music and Movies

                                  Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                                  compact n great sound

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker

                                  By Douglas

                                  from Brooklyn Heights, NY

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Great Sound Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Computer
                                    • Music and Movies
                                    • Office Computer

                                    Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                                    Quick and easy set-up...just plug it in!
                                    Fantastic sound, well balanced.
                                    Looks great on my desk.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    4.0

                                    Entry Level Bose Companion 2 sufficient

                                    By Sgbdk

                                    from Singapore

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Great Sound Quality

                                    Cons

                                    • Need To Run Cables

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Computer
                                    • Laptop

                                    Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                                    I brought this Bose Companion 2 for my laptop due to space constraint and true enough.. it does not have the "bulk" look of normal speaker yet do not be fooled by its small size or without the presence of sub woofer because it does not lack bass or treble at any level regardless of music or gaming. 4 star rating given for its looks and its performance but i do wish they could have all the inputs on both speakers as the inputs are located on the right speaker and you need to run the cables if your wall socket is on the left side

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    4.0

                                    Rich sound

                                    By Tom

                                    from Portland Oregon

                                    About Me Value Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Great Sound Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Computer
                                      • Mobile Device

                                      Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                                      Bose - Speakers that always deliver. Great set of speakers for PC that make me want to stay at my desk all day. Set up is easy. I am totally satisfied with this purchase. B&H is where I go for all of my electronics both personal and professional.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      5.0

                                      Big power, small box

                                      By cmaberry

                                      from Colorado Springs, CO

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Great Sound Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Computer
                                        • Music and Movies
                                        • Office Computer

                                        Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                                        Compact, but delivers great sound that fills the room.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Mac

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                                        5.0

                                        Great product

                                        By rabbit

                                        from El paso, Tx

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Good bass
                                        • Great Sound Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Computer

                                          Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                                          I have a lot of quality sound at my home from sony, samsung, yamaha and these pair of speakers are nice fine quality sound, good power.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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                                          5.0

                                          Great so far!

                                          By Pat

                                          from Massachusetts

                                          About Me Value Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Great Sound Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home Computer
                                            • Music and Movies

                                            Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                                            I've had these for a about a month now and haven't had any problems, on top of that the sound quality is fantastic. There is a lot of bass, which did not come unexpected because a lot of customer reviews on multiple sites said there is a lot of base.

                                            I would also like to mention how happy I am with the service from this site. I had never heard of it before so after finding out it was legit I went with it and got free shipping as promised in just 2 days. Great service, great product. How can you go wrong?

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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                                            5.0

                                            Great buy!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                            By Rafik

                                            from Claymont , DE

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact Design
                                            • Great Sound Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Music and Movies

                                              Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                                              Baught COMPANION 2 speaker pretty recently from B&H, i amazed with the
                                              B&H quality service.

                                              About the product:

                                              Metallic silver finish and clean, business-like styling, the Companion 2 Series is deliver the sort of understated, elegant look that you'd expect from the design-conscious Bose engineers.

                                              You experience audio that seems to come from a soundstage wider than the two speakers, allowing for full performance beyond the computer screen." According to Bose, the speakers also automatically adjust tonal balance "for rich, convincing audio performance at practically any listening level." We put these features to the test with some musical selections, as well as one of our favorite PC games.

                                              Nice product ...value for money.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • PC

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                                              5.0

                                              Great Speakers

                                              By Jay S.

                                              from New York

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Comfortable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home Computer

                                                Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                                                Sound is really good!!

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • PC

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                                                5.0

                                                Great Sound!

                                                By Choral Office

                                                from Oxford, MS

                                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Great Sound Quality

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Home Computer
                                                  • Mobile Device
                                                  • Office Computer

                                                  Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (Graphite):

                                                  These speakers have a great sound! I think the sound from these is better than from the compact travel speakers from Bose that cost three times as much. These also have a headphone jack right on the front so you don't have to go searching for it or unplug the speakers from your computer to plug in your headphones. They are just a little large for travel but certainly not unmanageable, and there is no volume remote for presentations, but who needs to have two remotes in their hands for a presentation? These speakers are perfect for home or desk computers and mobile devices.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business
                                                  • Computer Platform:
                                                  • Mac

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