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Bose Companion 3

Bose Companion 3
alaScore 85

646 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 646 reviews of Bose Companion 3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose Companion 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Bose Companion 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose Companion 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 user reviews of Bose Companion 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

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

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

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Don Labriola (pcmag.com)

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 (goodgearguide.com.au)

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: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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: DD (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

Great Sound

 

Sturdy, Great Sound

Short Cords in my opinion

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

PURE SWEET SOUND

 

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 (newegg.com)

forshame

 

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

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Its like butter to my ears

 

Compared the to SONY SRSDB500 300w 2.1 Speaker System. Sony was just as loud but the Bose was much clearer at high volume. You truly get what u pay for with these. Glad i got these over the Sony.

Great clear sound, very loud

Absolutely none

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: haganerei (newegg.com)

Full sound, quality build, simple configuration

 

Great for personal gaming and music and has the power to fill the house for parties as well as a small banquet room hooked them up at the family Thanksgiving this year to watch the game

These speakers sound great in my modest-size office and in a 100-person dining room ; Standard audio jack makes them versatile for connecting to most any analog output ; Wired remote has non-slip bottom, tap-to-mute feature, large rheostat volume dial,...

Some say price; I'm not an audiophile, but I don't think you can get this sound from something this small for less

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: The CORBIN GROUP (newegg.com)

EXPENSIVE - WORTH IT? - NOPE!

 

BOSE has become synonymous with price-fixed technology. For X-mas they gave all dealers a 10% discount to pass along to consumers. Even at 224.00 with free shipping. The Klipsch, or any Logitech's are better values and sound just as good. Save a bunch...

Small clear desktop satellites ; Small clean sounding sub-woofer ; Quality

Satellite cables, and the Audio input cable from the PC to the sub-woofer are woefully too short from many desktop cable routing needs, and could have been made three feet longer for 50 cents ; There is no POWER OFF/ON button on the control puck, just...

Nov, 2010

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

Configuration

Active / Passive Speakers:Active
AirPlay: No
DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: Yes
Subwoofer: Yes

Connectivity

Android Docking: No
Apple Docking: No
Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
PMP Docking: No
Signal Input:Analogue
TYPE OF DOCKING: No
USB: No

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

DVD

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

Energy Information

Battery Powered: No

General Features

Construction:Multi-Part Speaker Set
Signal Connection:Wired
Sound Projector: No
Speaker Type:Active

Header

Manufacturer:Apple/Bose
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver/Graphite/Graphite / Silver

Radio

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

Turntable

Type: None