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Bose Companion 3

Bose Companion 3
alaScore 89

1218 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1218 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1218 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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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

Consumer review by:

Bose makes the perfect computer speakers


I am in the Army and I live with 2 other roomates. I have the smallest desk you can imagine. However, these speaker fit perfectly on it. I only paid $180 for a brand new set at the Army PX store, They sound absolutly amazing! I love watching HD movies...

Great sound, Build quality, The "puck" volume control, Tiny speakers and subwoofer make for easy placement. Its Bose

Speaker connectors, Cell phone interference

Consumer review by:

Good but not worth the $$


I really wanted to love these speakers but I'm just not impressed. I listen to them at max volume most of the time and that's about right but occasionally I find myself wanting to go higher. I'm a music nut but also on games or action movies the bass...

Great sound quality and acurate tones. Small form factor. GREAT volume control module

Not enough bass or volume for the money. They are good but not mind blowing. And for the price they really should be


Consumer review by:

Fantastic computer speakers... almost perfect


They look good, they're easy to use, and they sound really great. Pull the trigger.

sounds wonderful ; good volume ; desktop speakers are tiny (bass speaker is reasonably sized and hides on the floor) ; the control module makes it really easy to adjust volume and mute-- I never touch my computer's controls anymore ; I like the headphon

Only reason this doesn't rate five stars... no remote. even my Bose portable sounddock has a small remote. That would make this product complete if I could adjust volume and mute from another room

Consumer review by:

Great sound and spectacular build quality


I like the Bose system and recommend it to all looking for a higher class of sound and build quality.

Did I mention the sound quality and the build quality

Price could be lower

Consumer review by:

One of the Best Speaker Systems you can Buy


Other than the Companion 4, there isn't any better speakers you can buy for your computer. (in my opinion of course). Starting with the design, they are sleek, small, and attractive. They can easily be placed anywhere. As for the sound quality, these...

Amazing sound quality ; Crystal Clear Sound ; Wonderful Lows, Mids, and Highs ; No Distortion ; Compact Size ; Woofer creates pleasant lows, instead of house-shaking bass

Not a thing

Consumer review by:

Overall: Great


In general, the system sounds great. The lack of mids are solely covered up by the bass module (the bass module really impressed me in terms of cover-up), so movies and games would be great for this system. It sounds great on music, and the further...

Strong bass ; Clear highs ; Small footprint ; Bass adjustment knob ; Volume/mute pod ; Nice looking

Bass module pulls so much weight covering mids/low mids ; Can sound "separated" at times ; Left speaker failed, but I called bose and resolved it

Consumer review by:

Simply Wonderful!


These speakers are just WOW! I was blown away- i have fallen in love with the Bose label. The speakers are sturdy, the sound is just mind blasting and the volume module just makes it for me! Bose has added class to functionality. The actual look and...

Wonderful sound, clear highs, strong mids, amazing bass, cool design, fantastic volume module

Cheap cables

Consumer review by:

Head-to-head: Logitech Z-2300 vs Bose Companion 3


I've never written a review on a product before but since I put a lot of effort into deciding which speaker system I wanted for my computer I'll share my findings... I bought both the Logitech Z-2300 and Bose Companion 3 Series II with the intention...

Beautiful design

Couldn't beat the Z-2300 in price or sound quality

Consumer review by:

quite good, not cheap


with a speaker system it ultimately comes down to sound quality...which is subjective. honestly, i was looking for a good "clear" sounding system that would sound good and accurate at low/med levels. this system isn't THAT's kind of...

the sound fills the room very well. at low, med, or high levels, the sound is good ; nice design. this system is easy to fit into a variety of situations and looks good

expensive. 250 is a lot for a desktop speaker system.....but you get what you pay for i guess, and in that way this might not really be a "con

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