Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System

Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System

Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System

B&H # BOC5 MFR # 40326
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • Two Small Speakers
  • Hideaway Acoustimass Module
  • Plug-n-Play (USB)
  • Handy Control Pod

Bose Companion 5 overview

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The Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System from Bose is a 2.1 channel speaker system with a powerful 5.25" Acoustimass subwoofer that connects to and is driven by your computer via USB 2.0. The satellite speakers come preassembled on their stands and are powered by 2" drivers to give your music and gaming a rich sound. A wired control pod is included to let you control the volume for your computer. These features make the speakers an excellent choice to handle audio output for your computer.

USB 2.0 Interface
The speakers connect to your computer via the USB 2.0 interface. They are compatible with Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.4.6. This allows you to enjoy your speakers without the need for any special sound card, adapters or wiring.
TrueSpace Surround Signal Processing Circuitry
The Bose TrueSpace technology works to create virtual surround sound from the compact satellite speakers. This improves your experience when listening to music, watching movies or playing computer games.
Powerful Subwoofer
The 5.25" Acoustimass subwoofer delivers powerful bass sound to your computer. You'll appreciate the rich sound that the 2.1 system gives you when listening to music, watching movies or playing games on your computer.
Control Pod
The wired control pod gives you easy access to volume and mute control for your speakers. The control pod also features a headphone jack for private listening and an auxiliary audio input for a portable device such as an MP3 player.

Authorized Dealer Program

UPC: 017817393249
In the Box
Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System
  • 2 x Satellite Speakers with Removable Stands
  • Acoustimass Subwoofer Module
  • Wired Control Pod
  • Power Cord
  • USB Cable
  • 4 x Rubber Feet
  • Owner's Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Bose Companion 5 specs

    System
    Power Rating Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Components 2x Satellite Speakers with Stands
    1x Acoustimass Subwoofer
    Frequency Response Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Crossover None
    Shielded Magnetically
    Controls Volume, Mute, Bass
    Ideal Application Computer and MP3 Player Speakers
    Satellite Speaker (each)
    Driver Diameter 2" (5.1 cm)
    Power Output Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Nominal Sensitivity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Nominal Impedance Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Sub-Woofer
    Driver Diameter 5.25" (13.3 cm)
    Power Output Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Nominal Sensitivity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Nominal Impedance Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Input/Output Connectors
    Phono (1/4") None
    RCA None
    Mini 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Input on Control Pod
    Other 1x USB 2.0 Connection on Acoustimass Module
    Pass Through None
    Headphone Jack 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Jack on Control Pod
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    Satellite Speaker 5.8 x 8.9 x 3.8" (14.7 x 22.5 x 9.7 cm)
    Sub-Woofer 6.8 x 8.6 x 16.7" (17.3 x 21.8 x 42.5 cm)
    Other Device Control Pod: 2.5 x 1.1 x 2.5" (6.3 x 2.8 x 6.3 cm)
    Weight
    Satellite Speaker 1.9 lb (0.85 kg)
    Sub-Woofer 18.3 lb (8.3 kg)
    Other Device Control Pod: 0.5 lb (0.2 kg)
    General
    Standards Specification FCC Class B, CE
    Enclosure Material Plastic
    Electrical Requirements AC: 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Consumption: 300 Watts
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 26.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.0 x 15.0 x 10.0"

    Bose Companion 5 reviews

    Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 156.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy. This is my first review of any product ever. I bought this set of speakers for a PC in 2007 and have been using them every day since. I use the speakers for music, movies and gaming. I have used these speakers in a pinch for the TV when my receiver was in for repairs. i have used these speakers for party music with an mp3 player. The sound is always great very crisp highs perfectly balanced with mids and un-distorted lows. I would not hesitate to buy this exact pair again if these ever decide to quit. It is hard to find a company with such high integrity as bose. If you are undecided about this product, please buy it. you can thank me later.
    Date published: 2016-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A superb sounding system! When I first heard the Bose Companion 5 sound displayed to me - full volume, I insisted - I could not wait to purchase it and get it back home. I use this tidy little system through my I-Pad in a room of 5x5 meters square. Placed in the center against one of he walls the quality and clarity of sounds from music, films or gaming doesn't drop wherever I'm placed. The set-up is so simple. The volume control device I particularly like, as it can be placed anywhere upon my desk. I've had it over 2 years now. And I'll keep it for as long as it lasts, regardless of any other similar systems. Recommending you purchase this system is a no-brainer!! Enjoy....
    Date published: 2016-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Sound - High Quality - Long Life I bought this system in 2008 and it still sounds great today. These are very good for playing video games or watching video in a small room with your head close to the screen and speakers. This is great tool for producing video productions with good audio for school, sports teams, or other organizations for display in small to mid-size auditoriums with low to midrange audio systems. My highest recommendation. I would not recommend using these in a living room size environment. If your plan on doing presentations in spaces larger than 500 people with a high end sound system you should spend the extra cash for a good amplifier hooked up to true studio "reference speakers".
    Date published: 2015-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Years of great quality and unmatched performance Like a few reviews I have just seen, I have had this speaker system for years! They still sound wonderful. I never expected to keep them so long because I am known for continuing to upgrade every component of my computer every year. There is just nothing on the market that can match the Companion 5 system for size and sound for a desk. They work every time. They have worked for me with Windows XP to Windows 10, from MAC Leopard and up! Whether I am watching streaming video, playing a game or streaming music...It all sounds great! I am just amazed this system has lasted so well and still sounds amazing. One of the best computer purchases I have ever made and I work in the cyber industry!
    Date published: 2016-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Speakers! I've had these for close to ten years. If you find a better set please let me know. They work great with every version of Windows (read reviews, computer issues are not speaker problems)... as well as have the input jack for phones/headsets and such. Tried to blow them multiple times and haven't succeeded. The bass is plenty and adjustable, it's not the same as a car with a couple 12" subs rattling the license plate if that's what you are looking for though. The sound is crystal clear and I would highly recommend! If you would like to skip the USB input and want direct audio in, the Companion 3 is a great alternative if you can find them. My review for those is the same, you just don't get the virtual surround bonus.
    Date published: 2018-02-23
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from 10 Years old, and great - But not with Windows 10 These are by far the best speakers I have ever purchased! ... about 10 years ago or longer. So the fact that they remain at almost full price today is rather irritating, as they stopped making any updates for newer operating systems. I never had any issues with these speakers, unitl windows 10. Now, I have to restart (and usually reinstall) my speakers and operating system at least 4-5 times a week just to keep them working! At random, ALL sound will cut out, and no amount to switching devices, disabling/enabling speakers, or messing with drivers will fix it. It's just a pain to work with on a Windows 10 system.
    Date published: 2017-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from "No Sound" work-around with Windows 10 I have enjoyed my Bose Companion 5 system for three years using Window 7. Windows 10 has a bug that Microsoft has yet to acknowledge. After my PC goes into sleep mode and then wakes up, the Bose USB playback device has no sound, and requires a restart to get it back. I've exhausted all Microsoft offered fixes. I am told that the Bose Companion 5 system uses only a generic Microsoft USB audio driver. So Bose support sent me a cable with a 3.5 mm plug on both ends. Plugging one end into the audio input jack at the control pod and the other end into the 3.5 mm audio jack to the sound card on the computer (now selected as the default playback device) has provided a work-around solution to the problem.
    Date published: 2015-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've had mine for.... Wow You'd have to ask Bose I bought my companion 5 when they first came out..... the system has virtually been unchanged since then. I couldn't afford a quality home theatre system when I purchased this so I bought this and connected it as a home theatre system. Worked amazing even with my tv.... Thankfully I now have a Home theatre System and this is still the very best paired with my iMac ! I think it has been ten years..... still works great !!! Bose stands behind their products if something doesn't go right . I like to buy things from companies who love what they do..... they seem to care more about the customer. I want people to care if something goes wrong, on a previous Bose product I had a problem and they sent a new replacement, problem solved.
    Date published: 2016-02-03
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