Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speakers – for PC (with 3.5mm AUX & PC input)

(4 customer reviews)

$89.00

Do you love playing music, games and videos on your computer? Wait until you try it with the Bose Companion 2 Series III multimedia speaker system. You’ll enjoy performance that’s significantly better than your original speakers, and it’s the most affordable computer speaker system from Bose. You can access a world of entertainment on your computer. Bose engineering makes sure you hear it all with just two compact, elegant speakers. Unique digital signal processing produces clear, full sound at any volume. So you’ll enjoy your favorite music, videos and streaming content even more than before. Sit down at your computer or laptop and get ready to hear sound that seems to extend far beyond the actual speakers. It’s spacious and lifelike, made possible by TrueSpace stereo digital processing circuitry. Don’t just play music, games and videos feel them. You’ll notice deeper low end performance and more detailed sound, thanks to the speakers’ ported cabinet design. Everything you need is in the box, and you can start enjoying better sound in minutes. Volume control and headphone jack are on the right speaker. Use the auxiliary input to bring Bose performance to another audio source such as your iPhone or iPad. Upgrade your sound and your experience with Bose Companion 2 Series III speakers.

High quality audio performance, with clear sound at any volume. Use the auxiliary input to bring Bose performance to another audio source such as your iPhone or iPad. Upgrade your sound and your experience with Bose Companion 2 Series III speakers
High quality audio performance, with clear sound at any volume
Play an additional device just connect to the auxiliary input
Volume control/headphone jack on front of right speaker
Operating compatibility: Mac, Windows XP

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  1. Ark L.

    I bought these and the Yamaha NX-50 Premium Computer Speakers. I have had the same Sony SRS-D21 2.1 Speaker system for almost 5 years now, and I was quite content with that. I never realized how much in music I was missing out when I had those. I first received the Companion III Speakers in the mail, and tested them for about 5 days before these NX-50s arrived.What I liked about the Bose:1. Does not distort even at max volume for any type of music2. No feedback noise when volume dial is turned to the max and you are not listening to music3. No “Sharp” or “High” sounding when listening to songs that can bother some people4. Very balanced sound with slight bass emphasis5. The small indent on the volume knob is easily felt in the dark to know where you turned your dial to. I like this because I like keeping this symmetric.6. The volume knob also turns very solidly, and has a satisfying feel to it.What I disliked about the Bose:1. Sounds a little more muffled or “flat” when compared to the NX-50s. The Bose sounds very dull and has no liveliness to it (Keep in mind this is my opinion AFTER listening to the NX-50s. Before, I thought the Bose were great).2. I was not expecting the speakers to be able to hit deep lows when listening to bass heavy songs (If you want to get that earthshaking bass, get a 2.1 speaker system or install a 8″ or bigger sub woofer in your car). However, the bass is really thumpy and sounds unnatural to the song in most hiphop songs. For things likes Jazz and Blues, it was great.Now for the Yamaha NX-50s!What I like about the NX-50s:1. Amazing, “colorful” and lively sounding. Expecially when playing things like jazz, classical, or any songs that don’t have ridiculously low bass notes.2. Much louder and voices are MUCH crisper.3. Things like snaps, bells, and chimes all sound as if they are really in the room with you.4. Small white LED indicator light to let you know its on.What I disliked about the NX-50s:1. Feedback noise at max volume is really annoying. So keep your volume at around 70% or lower and adjust your master volume on your computer to your looking.2. Distorts at higher volumes for most songs I listened to.3. Volume dial feels like it is much poorer quality compared to the Bose dial.4. Bass rattles when it the notes are super low, and can make the voices in the songs feel like they are vibrating. Play some hip hop / rap and you will know what I mean.CONCLUSION:While both speakers are great, they both have their pros and cons. If you really don’t want to spend well over $100 for desktop speakers, go for the Bose. Just know you are sacrificing some sound quality in my opinion. The Bose are noticeably more flat sounding than the Yamaha’s. However, if you don’t listen to them side by side, I’m sure it won’t matter to you. The Yamaha Speakers sound amazing, but for more money. If you really enjoy listening to all the detail in a song, I would recommend going for the NX-50s. They are much louder, crisper, and more “surround sound” like. Just remember the pros and cons I found for both. Good luck choosing!

    Ark L.

  2. Deejay

    These speakers are bit on the expensive side, specially when you compare with other computer speakers that you can buy for $100 but they deliver on my expectations. I work in IT and apart from regular stuff like listening music, I do lot of vlogs and video conferencing on my desktop and this is where these speakers really shine. They make your music sound good and they make simple sound (in my case person speaking on a speakerphone with lot of ambient noise) audible. These might not be good speakers if you are looking for a window shaking bass or ear piercing treble but if you are looking for a set of minimalist speakers which do most of the things right, then this is for you. This is my first BOSE and I must say that they do justice to the brand name they carry. Before these speakers I had $ 9 logitech and an 2.1 and both were completely useless for tele/video conferencing. I will not talk about the 9 $ speaker as I am comparing with something which is more than 10 times expensive but the issue I had with my 2.1 was that it used to make the normal voice very muddy. I did disable the sub woofer but then the treble even at minimum from the two speakers was very irritating and this is where I find significant difference in voice quality from BOSE speakers. You may not realise if you directly go and listen these speakers and might find a cheap 2.1 system better if you just listen to high bass hip hop. But for varied acoustic, these speakers are a very good starting point.One more thing, it has 3.5 mm headphone jack. I have a battery operated noise cancelling headphone and when I use it with these speakers, the sound is significantly louder then when inserted directly to my desktop/laptop. This is an added benefit.

    Deejay

  3. Chris

    I had been using an old pair of computer speakers that were making funny noises (low whine when turned on), and had been eying these Bose speakers as a replacement for some time. I finally decided to order them after someone sent me an Amazon gift card for Christmas. They are AWESOME.When I plugged them into the wall and into my computer, I didn’t even realize that they were turned on. They were completely silent at 50% volume. I was completely surprised when I started up a game and BOOM, they came to life with a roar. The sound quality is crystal clear. These are easily the best speakers in my house now, much to the chagrin of my wife, who does not always share my taste in music. I am also super impressed that they are completely silent when they are turned on — even at max volume there is no telltale speaker hiss to be heard.I am very satisfied with these, and I would definitely spend the $100 on these again.

    Chris

  4. Anthony Shephard

    I received these and anxiously unboxed them and plugged them in to replace an old semi-blown pair of speakers I have at my desk. I was immediately dissapointed by the lack of highs and lows. These speakers deliver an abysmal mid-heavy flat sound that is not worth the price tag. I can’t believe this is a BOSE product. I returned them immediately and purchased a set of M-Audio AV-42’s instead.

    Anthony Shephard