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Bose Companion 5

Bose Companion 5
alaScore 90

1142 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1142 reviews of Bose Companion 5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1142 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose Companion 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Bose Companion 5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Computer Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose® Companion® 5 Multimedia Speaker SystemCompanion® 5 multimedia speaker systemCompanion? 5 multimedia speaker system

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Amazon.com review summary for Bose Companion 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 396 user reviews of Bose Companion 5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Computer Speakers on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose Companion 5 multimedia speaker system - Graphite/SilverBose Companion 5 multimedia speaker system Graphite/Silver

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Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System

 

Bose's Companion 5 speakers are great for those who want more from their DVD audio but lack the space for a true surround-sound setup.

The subwoofer delivers nice rumble. Speakers widen the stereo image. Great for desktop or home listening. Wired control has volume and mute button.

"Surround-like" is NOT real surround sound. The satellites are lacking in the mid-high frequencies. Control is wired.

Bose's Companion 5 speakers are great for those who want more from their DVD audio but lack the space for a true surround-sound setup.

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Expert Review

 

Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Comfortable, Compact Design

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Bose Companion 5

 

With the Bose Companion 5, audiophiles can now hear the highs, mids and lows in extreme clarity and detail.

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Bose Companion 5

 

Although expensive, this three-piece speaker system is one of the more distinct-looking and attractively designed PC speaker packages we've seen -- and it sounds pretty good, too.

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Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speakers

 

Bose's high end multimedia speakers look as though they belong on the set of Star Trek, but how do they sound?

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Bose Companion 5

 

Bose is not a brand you traditionally associate with computers, but the high-end hi-fi specialist is now targeting PC users who want an aesthetically pleasing product that offers superior sound quality. The Companion 5 is a 2.1-channel speaker setup,...

Connection to the PC is made via a USB cable, meaning that the few enthusiasts with designated sound cards might struggle to get full use of the system. There is also an analogue connection for use with external devices. The control pod does not have a...

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BOSE Companion 5

 

The sound experience here is undoubtedly one of the best and it saves you the hassles of buying a high quality sound card. But is it a worthy companion?

Crisp and Immersive Sound, Good Bass, Control Pod, USB Connector, Inbuilt sound processing

Play in the Volume, Bass goes flat after 70-75% of system volume, Expensive

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Bose Companion 5

 

Although expensive, this three-piece speaker system is one of the more distinct-looking and attractively designed PC speaker packages we've seen -- and it sounds pretty good, too.

The AU$599 system is designed for use with both PC and Macs, though for best performance, Bose recommends Windows XP or later for PC users and OS X 10.4.6 or later for Mac users. Previous Bose PC speakers -- the Companion 2 and Companion 3 -- will...

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Best set of speakers that I have ever owned

 

The best speakers I even owned and the best 400 bucks ever spent.

knocks stuff off the walls that I didn't feel like dusting ; If you don.t know how to set them up in your comp, you wont get nearly the proper output that these speakers are capable of

Knocks stuff off the walls when I'm really jamming

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Phenomenal

 

I have had the Bose Companion 5 now for almost two years now. I have never regretted spending the price for these excellent speakers. Playing games with the surround sound is very good, and is comparable to systems with satellite speakers. The lack...

5.1 Surround sound out of 3 speakers ; Clarity ; Fit and Finish ; Lack of extra rear speakers makes setting these up a breeze

Drivers can be buggy on some older systems ; Lack of support for use with higher end sound cards ; Price

Product Specifications

The Companion 5 multimedia speaker system is engineered to deliver the excitement of surround sound content right at your computer - without the clutter of five speakers. Just two small speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass module deliver much of the audio performance you'd expect from a five-speaker surround sound system. And a single USB connection is all it takes - no special software, hardware or sound card upgrade necessary. Five-speaker systems are great for your living room or home-theater room. Maybe not for the office, bedroom or dorm room, where your computer lives. Yet, without a way to fully appreciate those breathtaking 5.1 game and movie soundtracks, you're missing much of the fun. Now you can enjoy an enveloping sound experience without enveloping yourself in hardware. The proprietary TrueSpace surround digital processing circuitry enables two elegant desktop speakers and a compact module to put you in the middle of the action. The soundstage seems to envelop you. And the experience is developed especially for computer listening, so your computer is right in the middle of the music, the game, the special effects. The Companion 5 system features a handy, all-in-one control pod to keep speaker volume control, single-touch mute, headphone jack and an auxiliary input all within easy reach. Speakers are mounted on stands enabling superb performance and more usable desktop space.

Header

Manufacturer:Bose
Model:5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose Companion

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Speaker System

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