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Bose Companion 3 Series II multimedia speaker system (Graphite/Silver)

by Bose
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  • Superior stereo performance
  • Multi function control pad
  • Acoustimass module
  • Preassembled stand
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Technical Details

  • Model: 329666-1300
  • Connectivity Technology: wired
  • Audio Output Type: Speakers or headphones
  • Audio Output Mode: Stereo with subwoofer
  • Color Name: Graphite Gray & Silver
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 17.2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000HZBR64
  • Item model number: 329666-1300
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 22, 2004

Product Description

The Companion 3 Series II from Bose is an easy way to get great stereo sound from your computer. It comes with two magnetically shielded speakers already mounted on their stands and an Acoustimass module. There is also a multi-function control pod with a volume control, headphone jack, Aux jack and mute button.

Customer Reviews

Sound quality is very impressive.
RICHARD JAMBOR
All in all, I will say these are great speakers and if you have it, they are worth the money you'll be set back getting them.
Ryan R. Earley
The crisp highs and tight low bass makes up for the lack of mids.
anonymous

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

535 of 550 people found the following review helpful By N. Stein on August 14, 2007
I blew a ridiculous amount of time listening to them in the store, reading reviews and what not and it never really helped me decide. I ended up buying all 3 and hooking them up so I could test drive them. Then returned the ones I didn't keep. Hopefully someone in the same situation I was in will benefit from my review. If you can't decide I recommend buying the ones you can't decide between and test them yourself.

SPEAKERS:
Klipsch Promedia 2.1, Logitech z-2300, Bose Companion 3

BACKGROUND:
Previous Speakers- Creative 6.1, think they were the original inspires.
Sound Card- Creative x-fi
Primary use- Gaming with limited music
Volume- maybe max out around 10%. Live in multifamily complex and don't need a lease breaker to live up to its name.
Ear quality- I'm no sound engineer so all references to quality of sound are just what MY ears heard.

6.1 V 2.1:
You will not find any 2.1 system that rivals even a cheap 5.1 or 6.1 set. No way around that. In downgrading you are compromising from the start. If you have the space/cash/mounting locations go with 5.1 or higher.

SOUND QUALITY:
The Klipsch had the best overall performance when it came to sound. Second was Bose and third was Logitech.

I was not at all impressed with the Logitechs. They had a nice booming sound but no matter how much I fiddled with the EQ could I get a clean consistent sound across the board. Highs sounded watered down, Mids sounded muted and the Lows were...booming in a good way. Granted I'm sure this had a lot to do with the fact that I wasn't turning them up very loud. When I cranked them up they sounded much better but that's not the situation I needed them for.
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103 of 110 people found the following review helpful By Wing on June 6, 2008
After spending a couple of days with these speakers I can understand how people are polarized in their opinions of them. Depending on your listening preferences, these could either be the best speakers in the world, or (as was the case for me) lacking and not worth the price.

Aesthetically these speakers are unmatched. Elegant in appearance, I can't imagine an environment in which they wouldn't fit from a visual perspective. The satellite speakers have small footprints, and the included "puck" controller is slick and functional.

When you actually start listening to these speakers things get problematic. In the high and mid-high frequency range the sound is quite amazing. You can hear things you can't hear with lesser speakers, like the "finger sound" of a guitar strum or the sound of a bow moving across a violin string. However, the low-midrange frequencies are plainly lacking. The deficient low-midrange output means that the bass sounds disconnected from the rest of the sound. It's a strange listening experience.

In listening directly to the subwoofer (the big box that sits on the floor and puts out the lowest frequency sound), it appears that it's tuned to output only the lowest frequency bass notes. Other satellite-type speakers I have put more of the low-midrange frequencies into the subwoofer output, which gives them a more balanced sound overall. I wonder if Bose didn't purposely design these speakers without much low-midrange to accentuate the exceptional highs. For some people crystal-clear highs are the most important factor, and for those people this is a 5-star product. However, I listen to a variety of music, and I want sound that is neutral and balanced.
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94 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Bvan on January 20, 2007
I went with my cousin to best buy and was able to use his employee discount (best buy's employee purchase program allows their employees to purchase any item at the company's cost + 5%). Since I was getting a great deal, I wanted the best/most expensive they had. It came down the bose companion 3 series II and the klipsch pro media 2.1 system. The bose would come out to $160 and the klipsch $110, both before CA tax. Now as you can tell, all bose products have a crazy mark up on them. I was able to get 90 bucks off, thats more than 35%! 35% off any electronic item is a lot. The klipsch on the other hand was about the same price amazon is selling it and was $145 regular best buy price- not much of a markup if you ask me.

Anyway, long story short, I went with the bose. I brought it home and set it up very easily. Immediately I wasn't impressed. But after an hour of listening to them I began to appreciate them. For most music (classical, rock, r&b, etc.) they do a pretty good job. You do hear a lot of little sounds that you probably have never heard before in your music. The music sounds layered, which is great. The bass module can reproduce very low tones. Music sounds live and clear. And no distortion at all, even at the highest volume. The sound does fill the room. You will also notice how much mp3s suck compared to wav/cd.
The speakers also look great. Very nice design and small in size. The volume is also controlled by a nice looking "puck," that has a headphone and input jack. The mute tap button on it is also convient.

Now why I give this system 3 stars is for the following reasons:
-The music I mainly listen to is Trance. In electronic music, these speakers do a very bad job. The bass module creates a major reverb.
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