Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System – Graphite/Silver
|Mounting Type||Floor Standing|
|Item Weight||26.01 Pounds|
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- No special software, sound card upgrade, adaptors or complicated wiring required; Do not unplug any cables during this setup procedure
- Speaker arrays come fully assembled on stands for superb performance and more usable desktop space and magnetically shielded satellite speakers prevent monitor interference or damage to magnetic media
- Handy control pod houses volume control, single touch mute, headphone jack and connection for a second audio source such as an MP3 player
- Proprietary integrated signal processing delivers lifelike performance at almost any volume level. Control pod: 2.5 H x 1.13 W Inches
- Compression circuitry keeps your music clear and undistorted at high volume levels, Acoustimass module 21.8 cm H x 17.3 cm W x 42.5 cm D
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Hope they still make something as good in case these ever fail.
Bose, you outdid yourself.
When the system first arrived and I installed it, I immediately realized it was one of the easiest installations in any sophisticated sound system I have installed. I tried a couple of my favorite songs and must admit it did not seem to reflect what the reviews implied: sound fills a room with amazing life like quality. I came to conclusion sometimes reviews may be a bit figurative and everyone's perception may be a bit different and was simply happy to have new system in play.
Later I was streaming ambient music to relax too and was absolutely astonished to hear each sound in crystal clear form. My kitten would dash to the window each time a bird call would emerge from the streaming music and once she even was awakened from her catnap to seek the bird she thought was in immediate vicinity. I am so happy with Bose system and it may be true there are much more expensive units out there that will produce a better sound experience, but for the price the Bose system was well worth every dollar spent. This is by far a remarkable sound system.
I have had no issues with any of the components. I had an older version of Bose computer speakers that would pop very loudly when I would change the volume using the dial, but this set has not has that issue at all. Make sure the left and right speakers have an unobstructed placement for best results. Music, movies, and games sound great! These do a good job of making it sound like audio is coming from every direction, especially in games.
Be aware that these are USB speakers, and connect to the computer via USB, so they will not use your computer's sound card. If you're OK with that, you can disable the computer sound card like I did.
Installation is simple (one page in their guide for Mac), but you do need to pay attention to the speaker placement - they really do need to be around 24" apart for proper sound imaging.
One more thing that I learned is that you really do need to plug then directly into the system, or into a very hi powered USB switch or you will see them come and go so far as your system is concerned.
Speakers can't be "arranged" and must be placed according to the Bose instructions
You must plug directly into your system rather than through a USB HUB
I recommend these to friends with no hesitation.
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The sound quality these speakers produce is phenomenal for the size, and almost everybody who's ever heard them has asked me questions about it. If you're planning on having a house party, these won't disappoint. I've had these playing all night with some bass heavy songs from Lil Uzi, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, etc... Zero distortion at nearly any volume level. I'll have more problems with items shaking off my desk before I experience any sound issues at high levels, and I don't think I've ever had them past 75%. These are also great for other genres with more mids and highs, such as Rock. Listening to Dream On - Aerosmith, the vocals sound great and clear, all of the instruments are present and the bass isn't too heavy.
I use them with a Macbook Pro, the USB connection is pretty straight forward and quick to use (no drivers to install). I've also hooked up an AUX cord to the Control Pod, that works well too. If there is anything I'd complain about these speakers, it would be the lack of bluetooth connectivity. Otherwise this is probably the most solid set of computer speakers on the market, in terms of sound quality, bass, small size and durability. I know people who've purchased these speakers almost 10 years ago, and they still work. Surprisingly they don't look outdated like you'd expect, they just lack some more modern features like bluetooth or USB-C.
If you're looking for something loud, sleek and that'll last forever, skip all of the other options out there and save up for these. This system will hold it's value very well just like an Apple product.
The companion 5 is all that and more. I am more often in front of my computer so this where I need quality.
They sound good, look good and don't hog my space, I'm very happy.