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Bose Companion 3

Bose Companion 3
alaScore 85

659 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 659 reviews of Bose Companion 3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Computer Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the Bose Companion 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Bose Companion 3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Computer Speakers on

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose ® Companion ® 3 Multimedia Speaker SystemBose® Companion® 3 Multimedia Speaker SystemBose Companion 3

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 user reviews of Bose Companion 3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Computer Speakers on

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BOSE(R) Companion 3 Multimedia Speaker System - Graphite / SilverBOSE (R) Companion 3G Multimedia Speaker System - Graphite / SilverBOSE(R) Companion 3G Multimedia Speaker System - Graphite / Silver

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Don Labriola (

Bose Companion 3


Separate bass unit': Yes, THX certification': No, Controller': Tethered, # of channels: 2, # of satellites: 2, Cont...

Spacious, uncolored sound. Stylish good looks. Touch-sensitive control puck.

Won't shake the floor. Sounds thin with some source material.

The Bose Companion 3 is a great-looking, solidly built three-piece system that produces moderately high volume levels, snappy bass, and a delightfully transparent, spacious midrange. It lacks deep bass output and is a bit too bright for our taste, but nei

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: Dave Jansen (

Bose Companion 3


Unassuming and petite, the Bose Companion 3 speakers are very cute and great for those with very little spare real estate. They will fit into almost a...

Attractive design, great breakout box

Truncated Treble, Mediocre mid-tones, Muddy bass, Too expensive

The Bose Companion 3 speakers look great and have a heap of potential but just don't perform the way an expensive set of speakers should.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: (

Bose Companion 3 Mk II review


This is the most expensive speaker set in the group and it certainly looks the part, right down to the elegant shuttle wheel-style volume knob.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: bballcards (

Bose Companion 3 Multimedia 2.1 Speaker System


The speakers look nice, with compact satellite speakers and a convenient control pod. The sound is good--there was a noticeable difference between these speakers and my old set, which was similar in composition (2 satellite speakers + subwoofer)....

All-in-One control pod is very convenient, providing an easy way to mute the speakers and adjust the volume. Also has convenient headphone and line-in jacks.

Makes a low frequency hiss when idle. Not a big deal, but kind of annoying for such high-priced speakers. The price is also a weakness--these would be more aptly priced around $100.

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: fraczekp (

Bose Companion 3 Multimedia 2.1 Speaker System


I went through over 10 computer speaker systems (no joke!) until I got this one. Overall, I am satisfied with it as I abandoned my hopes for perfection. I listen mostly to classical and this system seems like the best companion I had so far. If my...

Power and clarity of sound, compact design.

Proprietary "true space" sound doesn't allow for different music tastes. No way to mute the sub, volume never turns off if you lower it -- to kill the sound you have to mute it.

Jul, 2001

Consumer review by: Jorgecrony (

Bose Companion 3 Multimedia 2.1 Speaker System


What a great little system! I am totally blown away by the richness of the lows and the crispness of the highs in this compact system. I thought for sure that once I got home from the showroom floor the sound would be completely different and...

Compactness, sound quality and the mute ?touch? feature. The brackets for side mounting of most monitor are included.

The price and no other bracket types are included.

Consumer review by: DD (

my bose speakers


easy to set-up, use. Sound is great as far as I concerned got on sale under $60.00 love em. Highly recommend for good quality sound. Not a super sound expert but for average user much better than any other speakers ever owned. Love plugging into laptop...

none I can find

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Sound


Sturdy, Great Sound

Short Cords in my opinion

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (



new egg can sell them cheaper. these speakers had been out there like more than 5 years

The best 2.1 speakers out there. These can perform way better than you have in mind. Im more than glad to own them

The only con is that you get used to these high quality sound and when your gonna here another speakers you wont enjoy music as you do with bose. Kind of expensive. The only con is that the bass box is made of press board. I notice that when I looked...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: nate (



good sound, horrible support from bose.

good clarity and decent volume. good low end and not a bad overall produce, but

i contacted bose support about a couple of design flaws, hoping there would be a work around. the bose tech was very rude, treated me like i didn't even know how to operate this (if he could only see the audio eq i own...). i explained the problem and...

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Experience a new level of audio performance from your computer. These premium multimedia speakers provide exceptionally clean, high-quality audio while freeing up valuable desktop space. Satellite speakers can attach to your flat panel monitor or right on your desk. A compact Acoustimass module fits neatly under your desk and delivers impressive lower tones that make movies and games come to life. And an all-in-one control pod houses a headphone jack, adjusts the volume and includes an auxiliary input. Companion 3 speakers represent a premium choice for all your computer audio sources. From MP3s, CDs and Internet radio to DVDs, streaming video and games. Hear full, rich sound from tiny satellite speakers designed to complement - and conveniently attach to - flat panel monitors. It's a unique combination of elegance and convenience, whether you place them on your desk or opt for a speaker-free desktop. A compact Acoustimass module adds impressive, resonant lows for intense movie and gaming effects. Bose proprietary TrueSpace stereo signal processing circuitry adds enhanced spaciousness for lifelike sound that most conventional computer speakers simply cannot match. Companion 3 speakers also feature an easy-to-use, multi-function control pod, no bigger than a computer mouse. Speaker volume control, headphone jack and an auxiliary input for an additional audio source are all within reach. Available in Graphite with Silver trim, Companion 3 speakers let you hear music, movies and sound effects on your computer the way they meant to be heard.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Videostage 5 decoder
Components:DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):DVD player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Type:DVD surround system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


CD Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Random play / shuffle
DVD Repeat Modes:A-B repeat / Chapter / Title
Type:DVD player


Model:3/3 Series II/Companion 3
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose/Bose 3-2-1 Series II DVD Home Entertainment System/Bose Companion

MD System

Type: None


Color:Black / Silver/Graphite/Graphite / Silver


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control/Universal remote control

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speaker System Configuration:2.1-channel
Speaker System Type:PC multimedia speaker system


Type: None