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BoseCompanion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System
 
4.6

(based on 95 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

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 reviewfavsuuftxyyqzqyaseaszavudutwrexe

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.

Reviewed by 95 customers

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5.0

Wonderful sound

By Tom

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

Fabulous for the price. You can't go wrong with Bose

 
5.0

I will definitely buy these again

By Dave

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

I purchased these speakers to use with my laptop. I listen to a lot of music, awesome sound! I highly recommend these!

 
5.0

great speakers

By Steven

from clearwater fl

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

great speakers

 
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.

(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

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

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.

(0 of 14 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

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.

(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.

 
5.0

Quality Product that More than Meets Expectations

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

I needed quality speakers that would give me clear audio, particularly for speech (think on-line lectures, etc.) without the need to clutter my office with a separate woofer. Since I have a moderate hearing disability, I was amazed at how well these speakers met my requirements. It was simply a matter of getting the proper settings selected on my desktop computer and using the speakers. After a great deal of internet research and now experience with these speakers, I believe that these represent the best quality available at the price-point at which they sell.

 
5.0

Some of the Best Computer Speakers Out there

By Zebulon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

Great sound! Some of the best sound I have ever heard from computer speakers. I suggest getting a 10' audio cable-- the one that comes with the Bose is small, and will not give the user much of a choice for where the speakers are located. Getting a longer cable lets the user pick the speaker location.

 
5.0

Full sound from nice-looking speakers

By Jdog

from Dallas, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System:

I play these through my laptop at work, mainly streaming spotify through the stock sound card so no fancy sound system in play. I have the speakers abut three feet apart and about three feet from my chair, so the sound has a chance to spread out before it gets to me. In some cases this distance could spell disaster for computer speakers, as any bass and mid-tones are lost or muddied by the time they get to me. Not true with these speakers. They can fill the room when turned up, without sounding like they are straining, and the bass is great for computer speakers. I don't think you could get better bass without adding a subwoofer, and I did not want to devote too much space to my sound system. Had them two weeks at this point and the sound is wonderful for everything from leonard cohen to pentatonix to ringmasters barbershop harmony.

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