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BoseCompanion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System
 
4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to configure (16)
  • Great sound quality (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home computer (7)
    • Music and movies (5)
    • Office computer (4)
    • Replacement (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (14), Quality oriented (8), Multimedia professional (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (27), Business (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Superb

    For once I can say that Bose gives one his money's worth, with this product. It was the many other great reviews that persuaded me to try these for my wife; without those...Read complete review

    For once I can say that Bose gives one his money's worth, with this product. It was the many other great reviews that persuaded me to try these for my wife; without those many reviews, I would have avoided them altogether.They are full and flat (referring to the spectrum, and that is a good thing); those that find too much bass, I suspect, need huge, thumping volume, and not desktop speakers. There is more than enough of the lower end in these little wonders. They are reasonably well built, and they DO adequately fill a good-sized room with music, remarkably evenly across the audible spectrum. Tired of cheap-sounding desktop speakers? These are the answer, and I'll give anyone my positive recommendation, with experience to back it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Garbage sound worse than generic speaker

    This is what Bose sounds like? This is garbage. These speakers are a Ben Franklin and I've heard better sounds out of those el-cheapo speakers that used to come with the tower computers people...Read complete review

    This is what Bose sounds like? This is garbage. These speakers are a Ben Franklin and I've heard better sounds out of those el-cheapo speakers that used to come with the tower computers people bought in the 90's. It sounds like it's in a tunnel. It's not even CLOSE to a 2.1 system. I've made a terrible choice. Not only that, the wires are too short so if your PC is in the floor or hidden a little, the wires won't reach.

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    5.0

    Pretty good speakers

    By Texas Speaker Owner

    from Dallas, TX

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

      Pretty good speakers. Not as good as the more expensive Bose speakers, but plenty good enough for Pandora and YouTube listening. Have connected them to my iPhone and that works nicely too.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      2.0

      Garbage sound worse than generic speaker

      By Nikon fellow

      from Houston, TX

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Lack Of Power
      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Weak Bass

      Best Uses

        Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

        This is what Bose sounds like? This is garbage. These speakers are a Ben Franklin and I've heard better sounds out of those el-cheapo speakers that used to come with the tower computers people bought in the 90's. It sounds like it's in a tunnel. It's not even CLOSE to a 2.1 system. I've made a terrible choice. Not only that, the wires are too short so if your PC is in the floor or hidden a little, the wires won't reach.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Speakers, killer deal.

        By Pete

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Professional photographer, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Weak Bass

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

        I purchased the Bose Companion 2 speakers for use at my desk with my laptop. I've had experience with a previous model and they've only improved. The sound is rich and strong from such a small speaker, the bass could be more, but without a subwoofer, its deep and strong enough for what most people would use these speakers for. Additionally I enjoy the dual input, on the back of the main speaker, there is an aux line in for the computer and a second one for any other device. Great speakers, great price! Worth the time !

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good Sound, Nice Form-Factor

        By Chris

        from Rockville, MD

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Discreet Form-factor
        • Visually Appealing

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

            I wanted some speakers with decent sound quality that wouldn't be visually overwhelming sitting on my desk next to a new Mac Pro, and these nicely met both requirements—and at an attractive price, as well.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            clean crisp sound

            By Fast Eddie

            from Oregon

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                Great little set of computer or small room speakers, and I listened to many before purchasing these. Bass is adequate for their size, but don't expect really deep bass. Well made and reliable, and what you would expect from Bose.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Great Economy Speaker

                By MC

                from South Carolina

                About Me Multimedia Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Configure

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Simple Video Audio Monito
                  • Video Audio Monitor

                  Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                  I needed a computer speaker that doesn't cost more than $100 but reliable and has a good bass sound. This is a really nice budget computer speaker to monitor video sound.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  the best brand to me

                  By kelvin

                  from florida

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                      I use these speakers for my listening pleasure for my computer for movies on u tube and music on my phone the great them about them they are comfortable to my ears no faults about them I'm 100 percent satisfied .

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Love these speakers!

                      By Joe

                      from central Florida

                      About Me Video maker

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Good price

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                          First heard these speakers several years ago hooked up to a friend's MacMini, and was surprised at how good they sounded. When I bought my MacMini a few weeks ago I knew I wanted these speakers for myself. I love them. They make listening to iTunes and Youtube audio a great pleasure. And the price is right.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Thrilled with the sound

                          By BwayBassman

                          from New York

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                I got it as a gift for my son so he could play music on his computer. He told me they sounded great so I have only his word to go on.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Great Computer Speakers

                                By AHet

                                from Plains. PA

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Configure

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                    Speakers provide great sound for computer

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    4.0

                                    Bose computer speakers

                                    By Joe Photawg

                                    from Los Angeles

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Configure
                                    • Solid Sound
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                    • Needs Power Light

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Ipod Ipad Sound Source
                                    • Pc Or Mac

                                    Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                    Great sound and compact size. I just wish it had a power light to indicate if they were turned on or not.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome

                                    By CA-Talking lion

                                    from Miami. FL

                                    About Me Tech Fan

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Configure

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoor

                                      Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                      For the low price under $ you get a really great sound, you get headphones output and Aux input. You shouldn't have anything less than the companion 2 for your computer.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Fantastic Sound

                                      By DME

                                      from Spring Valley, NY

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Configure

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                          I've had these speakers for a few months now. They are excellent quality, the sound is fantastic.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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                                          5.0

                                          It's there and not there!

                                          By vensine

                                          from Plano, TX

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Configure

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                              It is a breeze to connect to the PC. The sound quality is crisp, clear and perfect for a PC environment.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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                                              5.0

                                              Decent Compter Speakers

                                              By Stu

                                              from Kochistan

                                              About Me Multimedia Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Configure

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Replacement

                                                Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                                I have a sound card apart from the motherboard's offerings. I plugged these puppies in and the quality exceeded my expectations.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

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                                                4.0

                                                Pretty solid

                                                By charlie G

                                                from New York, NY

                                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Configure

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                                    Got these for my kids, as I love the series II i have at work. They are NOT the same quality of the bose Series II I purchased about 2 years ago and the same price. Having said that, These are pretty good. sort of middle of the road. I did not have the heart to spend a couple of hundred on a good set of upper end Bose speakers, but these seem to be a good compromise.

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                                                    2.0

                                                    To much whiz and not enough bang!

                                                    By KingL

                                                    from WA

                                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Configure

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Poor Base And Highs

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Backup

                                                    Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                                    I used these as computer speakers.
                                                    Compact.
                                                    Not the sound quality I would expect from a Bose Speaker System

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Awesome quality for a great price!

                                                    By MusicalKatie

                                                    from Pennsylvania

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                                          Absolutely no complaints. For the price, Bose really delivers. Deep bass and a crisp sound that fills the room! Love it.

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Personal

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Bose ain't a 4-letter word

                                                          By TestPilot

                                                          from Rochester, NY

                                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                                          Verified Reviewer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy To Configure
                                                          • Lightweight

                                                          Cons

                                                          • Pricey

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • In Limited Space

                                                          Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                                          Even when driven by nothing fancier than the on-board audio of a low-cost computer, these speakers live up to the Bose reputation.

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Business

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                                                          4.0

                                                          Nice sound

                                                          By harpo

                                                          from Pittsburgh Pa

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Replacement

                                                              Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                                              Sounds very good for there size. Bass is not bad.Nice not needing sub woofer.

                                                              • Primary use:
                                                              • Personal

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