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BoseCompanion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System
 
4.6

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

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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5.0

awesome sound and easy to set up

By drummer1961

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

These speakers are outstanding, superb to excellence They sound so real like your right next to the sound Would most definitely purchase again and would highly recommend to friends

 
4.0

clear and deep bass

By Lawrence

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

nice deep and clear bass for small speaker. it's not very loud but it gave decent found field.

 
5.0

Good compromise

By Scott

from Anderson Island, Wa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

I like base in my music and these are a great compromise on space vs sound. They sound good/great for their size without needing the space for a separate subwoofer.

 
5.0

Buy Bose...Buy Once!

By mudguts

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

Bose...the absolute Best in sound quality and performance.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Would not buy these again

By Akasha

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

I was very disappointed. I had had the series 2 for ten years until they died. While the mid range and high end are very clear and vibrant, the low end is horrible. The bass sounds like the equivalent of a drum machine as opposed to drums. It's all flat and muffled. It takes​ a pretty poor speaker to make Mavis Staples sound bad. These fo that.

 
5.0

Companion 2 Series III - Fantastic

By JPH

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

I bought these a few weeks ago to replace a JBL 2.1 speaker system. At first I was a little hesitant but I have put them through their paces over the last 2 weeks and they are perfect in every way.

 
5.0

Amazing

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

Great Product and fast service.

 
5.0

Very happy I bought these!

By Mitch

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

I've been wanting speakers like this for years. A friend has a pair of these and they sound great at his house. I was using a bluetooth speaker that worked well, but constantly needed charging. I like these a lot, and they're easy to move around in my place if necessary. I like that I don't have to worry about keeping a battery charged. I can play music off of my phone or laptop. They have an understated style and do exactly what I want them to do!

 
5.0

Great deal

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

Great sound for a great price. Top of the line quality with Bose.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These will WORK!

By RunLove

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

Sound is amazing for little killers like this. "Impressive, Most Impressive."

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing quality

By InsertNameHere

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

I bought these speakers for christmas and they're the best speakers I've ever owned. They have a amazing sound quality for the price.

(0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

No good

By James

from Nj

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

Just suck

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The cables are a little short, but they are very nice speake

By Milton

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

Companion 2 Bose speaker set

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very happy with my purchase.

By Monte

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

Excellent speakers for my computer. Great sound. Easy to install. Easy to operate. I would highly recommend them!

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sound great

By Dot fan

from Nashville

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

Works well with the Alexia dot! Don't have to worry about the battery dying like most speakers.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

number1

By steve

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

this is not your normal review, this is a number 1 sound in your ears.ive been a buyer since 1979. bose 501.901, 1401 car system.head phones, and now the bose2 series 3.and to boot. there american made. bose you rock. its all about the ears. thank you.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound from small speaker

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

Great sound, great price. I'm using them for my computer speakers. Could be your main speaker for a small home theater system. Most of the smaller ones have poor sound, like AM transistor radios. I wish they had a light so you could easily see if the power is on.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Highly recommended

By Walter

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

I have these speakers hooked up to my 27" iMac and their sound output is amazing. Watching movies on my large screen Mac with these speakers rivals my large flat screen for both sound and picture. Very happy with them and highly recommend them.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Mediocre At Best...Absolutely No Volume

By Davidj

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

Unfortunately, although I prefer giving positive reviews, I have to jump aboard with the other negative reviewers. These really aren't worth the effort of writing a lengthy, detailed review.

They simply do not produce the volume we expected. We certainly expected them to be an upgrade from our 10-11 year-old Creative Labs Inspire T3000 speakers but, sadly and shockingly, we consider them a downgrade by comparison.

The highs, lows and base are so-so, again, definitely not an improvement from the much less expensive Creative Labs speakers, and when compared to our ancient Inspire T3000s simply no volume, even for our small office.

In fact, we are sincerely considering reinstalling our Inspire T3000s, despite a faulty connection, selling these on one of the auction sites (dreaded...ugh!), since it's too late to return these to B&H, and investing substantially more in higher end speakers (through B&H).

Guess we must've been influenced by the well-meaning, favorable reviews as well as swayed by the Bose reputation for producing "big" sound with little boxes. Not so with these.

 
5.0

Overall excellent product

By Shannon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

Excellent desktop speakers, great for watching movies or videos, or listening to music at lower volumes. Just don't expect them to rattle the windows. I do agree with other reviewers that there needs to be a small "Power On" light on the knob so you know that they are turned on, and where the volume setting is.

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