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Bose Companion 2; Multimedia Speaker System

by Bose
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  • TrueSpace surround digital processing circuitry helps maximize audio performance by widening the image of closely placed speakers
  • Ported cabinet design delivers clear, deep low musical tones and movie/gaming special effects from a small enclosure
  • Dual inputs for connecting to computer and portable audio device simultaneously
  • Convenient control and jack placement offers easy access to volume, headphone jack, and connection for second source
  • Magnetically shielded design lets speakers sit in close proximity to monitor without interfering with the picture quality
  • Automatic tonal balance adjustment automatically adjusts tonal balance for rich, convincing audio performance at practically any listening level
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Bose
  • Model: 35734
  • Speaker Amplification Type: Active
  • Depth: 6 inches
  • Height: 7.5 inches
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Product Details

Product Manual [777kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 7.6 x 3.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00062QY5W
  • Item model number: 35734
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Odds are, your computer is a primary source of entertainment. So why rely on standard computer speakers when so much rich content resides at your fingertips? Step up to Bose's Companion 2 speakers and unleash your computer's true potential with powerful, full-range sound for CDs, DVDs, MP3s, streaming videos, games, and more. Companion 2 speakers enhance the subtleties in your music while also enriching the rousing resonance of movie and game sound effects. Think of them as giving new voice to your computer. And with Bose TrueSpace stereo signal processing, that voice really has some reach. Whether you set the speakers next to your monitor or place them farther apart, you'll enjoy a spacious, dramatic soundstage that seems to extend beyond the desktop.

The sleek and compact speakers fit easily in their surroundings to save useful desk space, while the dual inputs connect to both your computer and portable audio sources at the same time. The system also features a volume control and headphone jack on the front of one speaker to provide easy control over your listening experience. And users won't have to worry about video interference, as the speakers are magnetically shielded to ensure a crisp, uninterrupted picture.

Features include:

  • TrueSpace surround digital processing circuitry helps maximize audio performance by widening the image of closely placed speakers
  • Ported cabinet design delivers clear, deep low musical tones and movie/gaming special effects from a small enclosure
  • Dual inputs for connecting to computer and portable audio device simultaneously
  • Convenient control and jack placement offers easy access to volume, headphone jack, and connection for second source
  • Magnetically shielded design lets speakers sit in close proximity to monitor without interfering with the picture quality
  • Automatic tonal balance adjustment automatically adjusts tonal balance for rich, convincing audio performance at practically any listening level

What's in the Box
Powered speaker, accessory speaker, audio input cable with mini plug, audio input cable with RCA plugs, speaker cable, AC adapter, rubber feet, user's manual.

Product Description

Companion 2 Series I multimedia speakers offer a quality sound upgrade over your computer's original speakers. Enjoy rich sound for music, movies and games. Dual inputs provide connection to a second audio device, such as an MP3 player. Speaker includes headphone jack and volume control.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Bass thumps are crisp and clear and very loud.
Fridge
These speakers look great, sound clear - and have a little bit of heft to them - there's some quality for you.
Eric Lozauskas
I turned everything off & on, still nothing but buzz.
Janet S.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

294 of 305 people found the following review helpful By Bill on December 3, 2004
If thundering bass is desired, these aren't the speakers to consider. However, if your main goal is pleasing, balanced sound in a compact package, look no further than the Bose Companion 2. Audio quality is stunning for a package so small. Highs are crisp/clean, and bass is commendably decent--surprisingly so, when you consider the tiny modules that are reproducing this bass--but it's what I was expecting from Bose before turning these on for the first time.

This system won't shatter the house frame, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, a speaker system that I purchased last night by a well-know manufacturer, complete with a monstrous subwoofer, is being returned tomorrow. I honestly prefer the sound of this diminutive Bose system--and as icing on the cake, it includes a spare set of input jacks for connecting another audio device, as well as a headphone jack.

Marvelous sound, attractive design, and an excellent value. I'm very happy.

1/9/2005: Brief addendum--one month after the purchase, I'm still very pleased with these speakers. They're a worthy replacement for the Boston Acoustics BA-735 speakers that have served me well for several years...and a bit of computer space has been reclaimed in the bargain, since the Bose speakers don't utilize a subwoofer, which I haven't missed in the least...I'm still in awe that speakers this small can reproduce such big sound.

I rarely comment on another review, but I couldn't help but notice a blanket condemnation of these speakers from a self-appointed "expert." In checking that individual's other "reviews" at Amazon, I was struck by the number of Bose products that this person goes out of his way to trash...a disgruntled former Bose employee, perhaps?
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69 of 72 people found the following review helpful By A. Wirtanen on June 18, 2006
The Bose Companion line of speakers currently features the Companion 2 and the Companion 3. The Companion 2 features two medium-sized speakers and the Companion 3 features two small speakers, a subwoofer, and a "puck" for inputs and volume control. I chose the Companion 2 because I did not have room for a bass box. I do not regret this decision.

I recommend the Companion 2 if you are looking for a good quality two-speaker solution for your computer or multimedia device. Here is my list of pros and cons...

PROS

+ Small, good design.

+ Good range in sound. Impressive for a small package.

+ Bass can be controlled by moving the speakers toward and away from a wall.

CONS

- You cannot turn them off (unless you unplug the AC adapter).

- No bass/treble controls (however bass can be controlled--see PROS).

- Expensive.

Overall, $99 was a bit much for these speakers. I also expected the ability to turn them off! But, for a two-speaker solution these are not bad.

If customer service and the compact design are not important to you, then look at the following computer speakers from Logitech:

Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers ($54.99 on Newegg, $47.94 on Amazon)

Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speaker ($238.99 on Newegg, $257.99 on Amazon)

Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker ($83.99 on Newegg, $96.99 on Amazon)
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Joe on August 23, 2005
If you are looking for a small set of accurate sounding speakers for musical purposes, search no more. If you are looking for more versatile speakers i.e. for gaming, then look elsewhere. Also, and this is important, if you are looking for speakers that project well, these are NOT for your. These speakers have an incredible sweet spot when you are situated about a foot and a half to two feet at most from either one of the speakers. This is not a good choice for a speaker system to fill a small bedroom. Do not expect to plug your iPod into these and replace a real stereo system. These are perfect for sitting directly in front of while at your computer.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Eric Lozauskas on December 11, 2004
When I saw that BOSE had a 2 speaker set that also had dual input sources, I ran to the nearest store! As I write this review, I'm listening to some Celine CDs on them in fact. The speakers have a good dynamic range of sound and I'm quite impressed by them. I also heard their companion 3 speaker set which had a lot of bass compared to these, but too much bass isn't a good thing for a desk at my office - it would disturb others. These speakers look great, sound clear - and have a little bit of heft to them - there's some quality for you.

I'd say its the best sound your going to get for an office environment without subwoofer (which are a pain for an office anyway). For home computers for normal listening, they would be suitable as well. It all depends what you do - I wanted accurate music reproduction - so I'm pleased. If I was a big movie watcher, I'd probably go with their Companion 3 or another brand's offerings. The dual input is perfect for my two PCs at my desk :-).

The only negative (which might be a positive for some) is that there is no light on the front indicating that it is plugged in. Also - no way to turn them off from what I can tell...just a volume nob. Regardless, I'm very pleased and looking forward to many years of great music listening.
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