- Model Number: 40274
- Connectivity Technology: wired
- Color: Grey
- Item Package Quantity: 1
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 year warranty
Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System
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- Designed to provide a clearer and more realistic music or movie or gaming experience.
- Contemporary, elegant appearance
- Dual inputs for easy connection to computer and additional audio source
- your computer is a primary source of entertainment.
- They're also designed for convenience, with both the volume control and headphone jack close at hand
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Bose® Companion® 2 Series II multimedia speaker system
Bose - Better Sound Through Research
The most popular- and most affordable - computer speaker system from Bose provides a noticeable performance upgrade over conventional computer speakers. The Companion 2 system creates a spacious soundstage that seems to extend beyond the speakers themselves. You'll notice it most while sitting right at your computer. You may also detect more lower-note presence than you've experienced with other computer sound systems. Your music, movies and games should sound fuller and more satisfying.
Dual inputs on the Companion 2 speakers make it a snap to connect to your computer and, at the same time, your MP3 player, tablet or another portable audio source. Volume control and headphone jack are within easy reach on the front of the right speaker.
Setup is easy. Just plug in the power cord and the input cable to your computer, and you're ready to play. And the contemporary appearance of the speakers complements any laptop or PC.
Step up to Bose sound and hear more of what your computer has to offer, with the Companion 2 Series II multimedia speaker system.
- Proprietary TrueSpace® stereo digital processing circuitry creates a wide two-channel soundstage engineered specifically for listening at your computer.
- Ported cabinet design provides fuller music and deeper movie/gaming special effects from a small enclosure.
- Convenient control and headphone jack placement allow easy access to volume control and headphone connection.
- Dual inputs let you enjoy two audio sources simultaneously—one to your computer, the other to a portable audio device.
- Magnetically shielded speakers prevent monitor interference or damage to magnetic media.
- Automatic tonal balance provides convincing audio performance at practically any listening level.
Right speaker: 7.5 x 3.13 x 5.88 inches
Left speaker: 7.5 x 3.13 x 5.88 inches
|Shipping Weight||6 lbs|
What's in the box
- Powered speaker
- Accessory speaker
- Speaker cable
- Audio input cable with mini-plug
- AC power pack
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|Speaker configuration and stands||2 speakers||2 speakers||2 speakers with stands, Acoustimass® module||2 speakers|
|Digital 5.1 audio playback||✓|
|Magnetically shielded speakers||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Control/connectivity||Remote, plus volume and power controls on speaker.||Control pod for volume, with single-touch mute. Headphone jack, second audio input.||Control pod for volume, with single-touch mute. Headphone jack, second audio input.||Volume control on speaker. Headphone jack, second audio input.|
Top Customer Reviews
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I set out to buy speakers to help me relax in my hotel room. My first choice would have been a 2.1 system. But since I am put up in a hotel room, a 2.1 system would prove heavy on my floor-space. So, instead I started to look out for good 2.0 systems.
There are several tiny speakers in the market, but all of them compromise sound quality over portability. I am ready to drag along some weight if needed, but I didn't want tin cans.
After a lot of research, I ended up with two options - Bose Companion 2 Series II and Klipsch Promedia 2.0. The Klipsch ones had excellent reviews all over the place. The bose speakers were rather new and haven't yet received a professional review anywhere. My deciding factor was the size. I wanted the smallest of the speakers without a compromise on sound quality. The klipsch speakers were larger than the Bose. So, I had to choose Bose. I didn't get to listen to Klipsch Promedia 2.0 anywhere, so I can't do a comparison. On the other hand, I did get to hear Klipsch Promedia 2.1 before and they're exceptionally good. I would prefer them to any Bose system if I was OK with a 2.1 system.
I had heard Bose Companion 2 (the older ones) at a Bose store, and didn't like them much, as they sounded tinny. A lot of screeching sound, and a lack of bass. But I found Series II to be much better. Thanks to Bose for overcoming this problem even if that needed an increase in the size of the speakers ever so slightly.
Now that I had only one option, I went ahead and brought these speakers home. Needless to say that these speakers were really good.Read more ›
Enter the Bose Companion II Series II computer speakers. Right out of the box you will notice a huge increase in sound quality from your stock speakers. Most musical aspects are very clear, and for speakers that lack a sub-woofer, the bass is tight and defined. All levels are represented accurately, and there is a richness in the sound that is pleasing to the ear.
This is all true until you push these speakers in terms of volume. Now, I understand that computer speakers are not meant to rattle the house (though Logitech's Z-5500 can do that), but these speakers refuse to push out any type of real power. The sound is great until you go past the halfway mark on the volume knob. After that you notice the sound can't get any louder. In an effort to offer you more, the bass becomes super muddy, as if the tiny speaker inside the unit have given up and decided to blow air in your face. The effect is embarrassing for a "high end" system.
All this being said the speakers sound quite good at low volumes. Basically, these are speakers designed for one person to be listening to them at a reasonable level. It just seems that for $100, I should be able to push them a little. In comparison, my roommate has a $30 pair of Altec Lansing 2.1 computer speakers that really knock out some sound when you crank them, and they are only rated for 20 watts a channel.
I have missed a few technical details, but if this is the only review you read, you don't use the internet enough.Read more ›
In fact, ANYWHERE where I want better sound than I hear but don't have the space to put a 2.1 system in, I pick up a pair of these speakers. If I have a stand-alone TV and don't wire it for surround sound, the first thing I do is buy a set of these and attach them to the audio out.
My computer at work, another set of these speakers. At home another pair. My 5th wheel trailer, I have a pair in the bedroom attached to the TV and also in front as I'm not quite ready to step up to a 2.1 or 5.1 system.
In each case these speakers produce bass that is a thousand times better (and yes, I understand that some of it is equalization in the speaker...that's a Bose tradition going back to the 901s after all!) and there may be spatial processing as well (as Bose is also known for the direct/reflecting concept that even some audiophile speaker manufacturers use some variation of at least with direct radiating and indirect radiating speakers).
Because of the audiophile bias I've read about I've purposely tried maybe 5 to 10 different speakers in the same role (like I said monitors, speakers from other manufacturers, bookshelf speakers, etc.) and all pale in comparison.
As for pricing, these speakers couldn't be more reasonably priced.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Bose speakers that I purchased were exactly what I was looking for and in great condition. Thanks very much!Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
With great hearing, I have trouble with the sound on these Bose Comp. 2 Series II computer speakers. Read morePublished 2 months ago by cnsb
Very good speakers, sound quality is extremely good received lot of compliments. Would be excellent if the cord is little long.
But love it overall.
Horrible static on both speakers. Went back to my $13 speakers and no static.Published 4 months ago by Billy80
All I can say is AWESOME. Granted they cost a litte more then the staples speakers, but you are going to get the best quality speakers by purchasing this product. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John R
Very high quality for reasonable price. I was disapointed to have to buy an extra cord to connected them to the PC. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tony Barr