Bose ® Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System, TV SURROUND SOUNDAND SOME!

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Do not delay, enhance your pc/mac experience today. I received these speakers last week as a birthday present. I fired them up last night and man alive, what a sound. The base box is not too overbearing in size and was the same size as my previous sub woofer. The balance between the treble and bass is spot on. You get a wired volume control that sits on your desk. The bottom of it is rubber which stops it sliding around. To mute the sound you simply tap the top of this control, handy feature when the phone rings etc. The connection is one jack from the sub woofer to your pc (black jack port).

Fantastic and powerful sound, very clear for all type of music. Very happy with this purchase.

Bose ® Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System

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  • Our best computer speaker system for 5.1-encoded games, movies and music delivers immersive sound
  • Two small computer speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass® module
  • Plug-and-play ease through a single USB connection and power cord
  • Handy control pod includes volume, single-touch mute, headphone jack and auxiliary input

I bought these speakers elsewhere for considerably less than they cost here so it’s easier for me to be positive about them. Having said that they hook up very well with my imac and if i turn the bass down to almost zero they sound superb when listening to itunes, spotify, and radio via the intune app. You will need to position the bass very carefully though because it is quite capable of overwhelming the small treble satellite speakers and is probably more suited to gaming than music. The control module is brilliant. It looks and feels good when you use it and comes in very handy when you need to mute if the phone rings or somebody wants to talk to you (did i say it is loud?) not for audiophiles but probably the best computer speakers i’ve heard – once i tamed the base.

Quality at a price but with simlicity. The bose companion 5 just delivers what it promises; sound quality is excellent and the usb interface makes connection to a pc a piece of cake. The desk speakers are really neat and well balanced so not readily knocked over. The bass unit sub-woofer is best hidden and that is possible behind a large monitor; the advantage being is that you have easy access to the power on/off switch on the sub-woofer(not essential as the system goes into a sleep mode when no sound is input). The satellite controller for volume and mute is just so convenient and offers an analogue input if you wanted to connect another audio device, not really necessary when you pc is the heart of your music world. The quality for speech, music etc is tremendous but how much is because of the price paid i am not sure. I have listened to other makes when making this purchase and had noth mid-price range creative and altec lancing speaker sets but these are way superior. I previously used (5 years)bose companion 2 speakers and they were good and excellent value but these are much better giving more depth and location. I love listening to classical music as i work from home. I seriously considered the bose companion 3 but really didn’t want to have an analogue output from the pc driving my audio as this brings other complexities such as where you run equalizers and balance etc; however, not sure i really need the extra benefits of the pseudo surround-sound but it does work well but i am not really a dvd watcher or games player where the benefits would be highest.

I bought these speakers elsewhere for considerably less than they cost here so it’s easier for me to be positive about them. Having said that they hook up very well with my imac and if i turn the bass down to almost zero they sound superb when listening to itunes, spotify, and radio via the intune app. You will need to position the bass very carefully though because it is quite capable of overwhelming the small treble satellite speakers and is probably more suited to gaming than music. The control module is brilliant. It looks and feels good when you use it and comes in very handy when you need to mute if the phone rings or somebody wants to talk to you (did i say it is loud?) not for audiophiles but probably the best computer speakers i’ve heard – once i tamed the base.

Bose ® Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System : What a shame; i thought i could rely on bose products. . I have bought, and still own, other bose products, which have given me no end of faultless listening pleasure, over the years, but the companion 50 multimedia speaker system is a shocker. I am surprised that bose is willing to risk its reputation putting out such a mediocre product. To say that i was surprised at the performance, or rather the lack of it, would be a gross understatement. I was, and still am, shocked at just what a poor performance it delivers, out of the box. Even with the controls properly adjusted, when i first set it up the sound was boxy, the mid-range was dull, the top-end and the base were mia, and the sound-stage was about as big as the box it was delivered in. And to cap it off, the right channel output was only two thirds of the left. Really, just awful, and not worth the shipping cost, never mind the purchase price. I just couldn’t believe it was that bad. There had to be something else wrong.

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Good quality but overpriced speakers. These are a reasonable speaker set and have a decent standard of finish but are probably £100 overpriced for the features and performance they provide. They do produce a decent amount of bass for the size of the subwoofer and are good as a pc sound system but are not a room-filling design.

This review is from : Bose ® Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System

Good quality but overpriced speakers. These are a reasonable speaker set and have a decent standard of finish but are probably £100 overpriced for the features and performance they provide. They do produce a decent amount of bass for the size of the subwoofer and are good as a pc sound system but are not a room-filling design.
Great setup i would recommend this for anyone wanting a. Great setup i would recommend this for anyone wanting a 2. 1 system for their computer great sound just what you would expect from bose go get.

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Great setup i would recommend this for anyone wanting a. Great setup i would recommend this for anyone wanting a 2. 1 system for their computer great sound just what you would expect from bose go get.
The best a soundfreak can get. By dropping the usb i personally gained less problems and better sound. Well, because i use my soundcard omega lexicon with my computer.
The best a soundfreak can get. By dropping the usb i personally gained less problems and better sound. Well, because i use my soundcard omega lexicon with my computer.

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As always, bose do not disappoint in the appearance and sound of this product. I am not sure whether bose would like to hear that i prefer to apply equalisation to personal taste in sound, as i believe that they subscribe to ‘flat’ is best. I own various bose products and have purchased them for their looks and practicality – and of course reliability. However the sound is of course excellent at all volume levels. I am still enjoying bose products that i purchased almost 20 years ago.
As always, bose do not disappoint in the appearance and sound of this product. I am not sure whether bose would like to hear that i prefer to apply equalisation to personal taste in sound, as i believe that they subscribe to ‘flat’ is best. I own various bose products and have purchased them for their looks and practicality – and of course reliability. However the sound is of course excellent at all volume levels. I am still enjoying bose products that i purchased almost 20 years ago.

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Very quick to send a replacement but i am disappointed that it developed a fault so quick. Purchased in 2015 overall these speakers sound fabulias but unfortunately the r/h speaker started to make a crackling soundi phoned bose to be told the speakers were out of warranty & a new r/h speaker would cost me £70 after some deliberation i decided to go ahead & purchase bose were very quick to send a replacement but i am disappointed that it developed a fault so quick.
Very quick to send a replacement but i am disappointed that it developed a fault so quick. Purchased in 2015 overall these speakers sound fabulias but unfortunately the r/h speaker started to make a crackling soundi phoned bose to be told the speakers were out of warranty & a new r/h speaker would cost me £70 after some deliberation i decided to go ahead & purchase bose were very quick to send a replacement but i am disappointed that it developed a fault so quick.
Fantastic speakers, worth the money. Crystal clear sound; the highs are so clear and the bass is powerful, does not distort at all and in a different league to the lower priced 2. Feels very premium too, the speakers have a bit of weight to them.Although these cost a bit more they will last you a long time.

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Fantastic speakers, worth the money. Crystal clear sound; the highs are so clear and the bass is powerful, does not distort at all and in a different league to the lower priced 2. Feels very premium too, the speakers have a bit of weight to them.Although these cost a bit more they will last you a long time.

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I ended up returning mine as even though they were better than most pc speakers i’ve heard (better than logitech and harman kardon but not as good as the corsair sp2500 in my opinion) i wanted something with clearer highs. Just a tip for anyone who doesn’t want the speakers to go into sleep mode, keep your finger on the control pod until you hear 2 beeps, high/low switches sleep mode off, low/high switches it back on. For some reason this is not explained in the manual.

This review is from : Bose ® Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System

I ended up returning mine as even though they were better than most pc speakers i’ve heard (better than logitech and harman kardon but not as good as the corsair sp2500 in my opinion) i wanted something with clearer highs. Just a tip for anyone who doesn’t want the speakers to go into sleep mode, keep your finger on the control pod until you hear 2 beeps, high/low switches sleep mode off, low/high switches it back on. For some reason this is not explained in the manual.
Excellent bass sound, volume controller is very good quality and feels really nice to use (feels expensive).

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Excellent bass sound, volume controller is very good quality and feels really nice to use (feels expensive).
Oh my god it’s like being in a nightclub but better. I recently received this product having loved bose products for the last 20 odd years. This product does not disappoint. I am waiting for my new pc and had a problem with my tv and i have used my old 27″ lg monitor as a stand in while the main tv is being repaired. The only nightmare was the sound. Now last night i was watching mtv with these speakers attached to my old monitor and the sound quality was up there with my lg £500 surround sound system (attached to my 3d lg tv in the other room) in terms of volume but the mid range was a little bit week because of the monitor. But the base and high end sound was amazing. This morning my wireworld pulse 3. 5 jack cable arrived and i replaced the stock wire that came with these speakers and oh my god, the difference is amazing.
Oh my god it’s like being in a nightclub but better. I recently received this product having loved bose products for the last 20 odd years. This product does not disappoint. I am waiting for my new pc and had a problem with my tv and i have used my old 27″ lg monitor as a stand in while the main tv is being repaired. The only nightmare was the sound. Now last night i was watching mtv with these speakers attached to my old monitor and the sound quality was up there with my lg £500 surround sound system (attached to my 3d lg tv in the other room) in terms of volume but the mid range was a little bit week because of the monitor. But the base and high end sound was amazing. This morning my wireworld pulse 3. 5 jack cable arrived and i replaced the stock wire that came with these speakers and oh my god, the difference is amazing.

This review is from : Bose ® Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System

High hopes when ordering this system and was not disappointed. I have never listened to so much music. Had high hopes when ordering this system and was not disappointed. I have never listened to so much music. I wake up excited to turn them on and get home from work excited to turn them right up. They are so loud of the size of them and the sound doesn’t distort even when turned all the way up. The acoustimass module is fantastic and delivers excellent bass. The only thing i can really fault is that the bass does disappear a little when you turn them up full whack. Very solid build quality and no bad points so far, really.

This review is from : Bose ® Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System

High hopes when ordering this system and was not disappointed. I have never listened to so much music. Had high hopes when ordering this system and was not disappointed. I have never listened to so much music. I wake up excited to turn them on and get home from work excited to turn them right up. They are so loud of the size of them and the sound doesn’t distort even when turned all the way up. The acoustimass module is fantastic and delivers excellent bass. The only thing i can really fault is that the bass does disappear a little when you turn them up full whack. Very solid build quality and no bad points so far, really.
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