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BoseCompanion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System
 
4.6

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (28)
  • Easy to set up (21)
  • Attractive (19)
  • Easy to configure (16)
  • Good power output (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (13)
  • Smaller rooms / apartments (13)
  • Basic systems (11)
  • Home computer (7)
  • Music and movies (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (25), Practical (12), Quality oriented (8), Movie enthusiast (4), Audiophile (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (27), Business (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)
    • 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

 

Banging for the bucks!

Banging for the bucks!

...& by that I mean, these speakers THUMP much harder than they hit your wallet!

That could be a good or a...Read complete review

Banging for the bucks!

...& by that I mean, these speakers THUMP much harder than they hit your wallet!

That could be a good or a bad thing, depending on your preference, environment & needs.

At lower volumes, with interference from traffic through open windows... or whirring box fans in the Summer heat... I find that the Bass response is overkill.

Once you are up around 1/3 to 1/2 way on the volume knob... all is well & these Bose Companion 2 Series III speakers sounds wonderful! In fact, I feel like I might have ripped you guys off a little :P

But again, at lower volumes... they are WAY too Bassy!

This could be a problem if you are living in close proximity to others. Im on the eight floor of a 1970s era, concrete bunker of an apartment block... & I fear that turning them up loud enough to achieve a balanced reproduction from many of the albums I listen too ...may require a bit of a breach in etiquette. Again, with my fans off & I'm sure, once my windows are closed in the late Fall... all will be well.

But if you are looking for something flatter, these are not the Droids you are looking for!

Another minor issue, is that there is no obvious indication that the speakers are turned on. No light, no clear view of a painted dot or anything on the volume knob. I tend to accidentally leave them on :P

These Speakers will be great for A/B comparisons with my Near Field Monitors, as they will more than adequately represent the kind of hyped Bass response my tunes will be subjected to in consumer system playback.

That's why I bout them, ultimately. But also to avoid listening on my Monitors.

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4.0

They work!

By Michael

from Sacramento

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

I have not had too many opportunities to crack these puppies but the sound quality is excellent.

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4.0

Good Value

By El Guapo

from Central Arkansas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

For a hundred bucks this is very good sound. I like the fact that Bose intentionally manufactures speakers to obtain a "natural" un-enhanced sound.

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5.0

A good buy for the money

By Gravymac

from Portland Oregon

About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

    This is the sound system for my computer and I love to play music while doing other things on the computer.. This little system is a good as the one I have on my other computer and it was much more expensive... I have never been disappointed with a Bose Product...

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    • No

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    4.0

    Best buy for $99

    By Marc

    from California

    Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

    Needed some reference monitors for my computer, didn't have the $ to buy more expensive ones but these do the job!

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    5.0

    Excellant Speakers

    By Ted the cameraman

    from Sunrise Fl

    About Me Professional Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

      I am using them with my laptop work computer,and my tablet.They take up a very small footprint on my desk and sounds incredible, listening to them now as I write this review.I have long known the reputation of Bose speakers since the early seventies and have been in love with them since.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great speakers

      By Glenn

      from Alabama

      Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

      The speakers are easy to use and do an outstanding job. The best I have used.

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      4.0

      Very satisfied

      By Duxomnium

      from Middlebury. VT

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy Setup
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Good Sound
      • Small

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

          Just what I was looking for. Not high class stereo at this price of course, but very good sound indeed for listening from two small speakers that take up little room on the computer desk. My only complaint (which others have made) is the lack of a light to tell you whether you've remembered to turn the machine off. So let's give it between 4 and 5 stars.

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          4.0

          Excellent sound for the price

          By Mike

          from Agoura Hills, CA

          About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems

            Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

            I bought these speakers to replace a similarly-priced pair of Edifier speakers that developed a buzz after a couple of years. The sound is superior to my old speakers--a lot richer bass and good treble. My only complaint is the lack of an on-off light. Very good performance for the price.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Very nice for the price

            By Vinnie P

            from New York

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                Has great sound you would expect from Bose, ready right out of the box. Though it requires a little more volume consumption then you would ordinarily care to; still a good buy, and yes I would recommend it to anyone looking for quality sound at really good price.

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                • No

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                4.0

                I'm very happy with these

                By SZ

                from Dallas, TX

                Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                Perfect for its price. Loud and clear.

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                5.0

                Awesome Speakers

                By Cat

                from Indiana

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Power Output
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                    Purchased for my MacPro... as expected from Bose these speakers provide quality sound.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Powerful in a small package

                    By Peter E

                    from Dublin, OH

                    Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                    Got these speakers for my basement studio. Connected both a tv and a air express for music and it works perfectly.

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                    5.0

                    Best computer speakers!

                    By Kdadi

                    from NY

                    About Me Professional photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Home
                      • Smaller Rooms

                      Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                      I have gone through numerous speakers for my computer and always ended up with poor quality sound. I love to hear my music as I work and these speakers are it! The sound is great and not very expensive as well. You can never go wrong with Bose.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good computer speakers

                      By Dutch

                      from Hampton, GA

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Smaller Rooms

                        Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                        Good computers speakers with nice sound throughout full range. If you are looking for heavy vibrating bass or listen very loud, these are probably not for you.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Good sound

                        By Edward the Nth

                        from Chicago IL

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Basic Systems
                          • Home
                          • Home Theater

                          Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                          I have these set up for my iMac, editing a lot of video, and they are great speakers for that purpose.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          scratching scratching scratching

                          By Seath

                          from Mason City, IA

                          About Me Practical

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design

                          Cons

                          • Scratching Sound

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                            Speaker are scratching after 2 years of very light use.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great sound, nice design

                            By EricOfAlaska

                            from Micronesia, Kosrae

                            About Me Practical

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Great Sound Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Smaller Rooms

                              Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                              I watch DVD movies on my laptop and this is the perfect sound system. I wish it was a little louder sometimes, but the sound quality is terrific.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              So Good It Made Me Cry

                              By Taran the Sound Guy

                              from Seminole, Texas

                              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Great Sound Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Basic Systems
                                • DJ / Mixing
                                • Home
                                • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                                • Smaller Rooms

                                Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                These speakers are what I would say perfect. Being for the amazing, clear quality for the price I paid, it can't get better. They blew my old JamBox out of the water! I was truly tearing up when I started some jams.

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Banging for the bucks!

                                By Caalamus

                                from Western NY

                                About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Musician, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • No Power Indicator Light
                                • Too Bassy

                                Best Uses

                                • Basic Systems
                                • Home
                                • Home Theater
                                • Larger Rooms
                                • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                                • Quite Spaces

                                Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                Banging for the bucks!

                                ...& by that I mean, these speakers THUMP much harder than they hit your wallet!

                                That could be a good or a bad thing, depending on your preference, environment & needs.

                                At lower volumes, with interference from traffic through open windows... or whirring box fans in the Summer heat... I find that the Bass response is overkill.

                                Once you are up around 1/3 to 1/2 way on the volume knob... all is well & these Bose Companion 2 Series III speakers sounds wonderful! In fact, I feel like I might have ripped you guys off a little :P

                                But again, at lower volumes... they are WAY too Bassy!

                                This could be a problem if you are living in close proximity to others. Im on the eight floor of a 1970s era, concrete bunker of an apartment block... & I fear that turning them up loud enough to achieve a balanced reproduction from many of the albums I listen too ...may require a bit of a breach in etiquette. Again, with my fans off & I'm sure, once my windows are closed in the late Fall... all will be well.

                                But if you are looking for something flatter, these are not the Droids you are looking for!

                                Another minor issue, is that there is no obvious indication that the speakers are turned on. No light, no clear view of a painted dot or anything on the volume knob. I tend to accidentally leave them on :P

                                These Speakers will be great for A/B comparisons with my Near Field Monitors, as they will more than adequately represent the kind of hyped Bass response my tunes will be subjected to in consumer system playback.

                                That's why I bout them, ultimately. But also to avoid listening on my Monitors.

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                A MUST HAVE!!

                                By Sandy

                                from Taos, NM

                                About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Theater
                                  • I Use With My Itunes
                                  • Outdoors

                                  Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

                                  I purchased these speakers to compliment the sound on a projector purchased from B&H - They were perfect for the job!! I now use them with my computer to listen to my playlists. They are handsome, just small enough with great sound. A great product (MUST HAVE) for your computer... And etc, etc....

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                                  • No

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