With TruSpace® digital processing circuitry, this multimedia speaker system delivers 5.1 multichannel audio from just 2 speakers and the compact Acoustimass® module, providing an immersive movie-watching or game-playing experience on your computer.
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TrueSpace® surround digital processing circuitry delivers 5.1 multichannel audio from just 2 visible speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass® module
Compact Acoustimass® module produces deep, rich bass for incredible movie and gaming special effects
Connects to a PC via 1 USB port
Control pod houses rotational volume control, mute, headphone jack and a connection for a second source
Sleek-looking speakers with stylish speaker stands provide a distinctive look for your computer sound system
Magnetically shielded satellite speakers prevent interference when placed near a TV or computer monitor
Active electronic eqaulization balances the output of low, mid and high frequencies
Digital signal processing (DSP) maintains audio accuracy with improved consistency
Best Buy Customer Reviews
They were nice for almost 2yrs
Posted by: Mriverdance from: LB, CA on
I'd suggest buying a warranty, if you decide to get these. I've had mine close to 2 years. There starting to stop working, At this point I've got them un-plugged from my kitchen computer, I plug them in when I want to watch a movie, or listen to music. Trying to game with them on, is an issue that just started to happen. I had BOSE 3 headphones and those stopped working after 4 yrs. I have a cheap set of Logitech's in my bedroom with my old pc. Their over 4yrs old and still run great. Not the same quality in sound as the BOSE, but their still functioning. I've learned my lesson, especially with BOSE. I think BB's longest warranty is 4 yrs. so that wouldn't have helped with the head phones. I didn't think I would need it for speakers since I never turn the volume all the way up nor are their moving parts except for the vol. control. Which I rarely move. I only used the touch pad for mute.
18 out of 20 found this review helpful.
best I have ever heard
Posted by: jmgcpa from: Somers, NY on
I love music and I like to hear it loud. I am 63 and wanted to treat myself to something special. I decided that if these speakers were not remarkable compared to what I had they would be returned.
They exceeded my expectations. The product justifies the cost. I hear things I never heard before. The voice is singular and not overshadowed by treble. Whether I listen to Sinatra, Jazz, The Beatles, nothing sounds like it used to. It brings a big smile to my face using these speakers.
And if you watch Netflix or a movie beware, the sound will blow you away.
My kids tell me I play everything too loud. I cannot help myself. This product is dynamic and what I expected from Bose. Setup took about two minutes and I was off to the races. Don't think twice about this purchase. Happy listening!
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Wow… Just wow….
Posted by: ItzhaksFiddle from: Royal Oak, MI on
First off, I am always the devils advocate so when I read reviews that sounded like Bose "haters" I knew I had to check them out because there were many that also seemed to be Bose "Lovers." I am using an iMac in a fairly small room. I first bought the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 system. I hooked it up and adjusted it and I loved it. Then I got out of my chair and the entire wall of sound changed. The Klipsch were right as long as I didn't move from my seat. I unhooked them and then used my Rokit KRK 5's for another few weeks until I decided to take the plunge and get the Bose Companion 5's. My Rokit's were great when I wanted what the studio intended but sometimes I wanted some serious sub woofer. The Bose make the music sound great no matter where I am in the room. I don't know how they do it but they do. I am listening to "The Count of Tuscany" by Dream Theater right now and am just floored by the responsiveness and the…uh…the… Well, there are no words for it. It is the most satisfying Audio purchase I have made in living memory. I close my eyes and Dream Theater are a few hundred feet in front of me playing it live. Please give these speakers (um…and Dream Theater :-) a listen.
20 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Jorge from: on
Before I purchased these speakers I went online and read various reviews. There were some that praised this system as being one of the best out there and there were other that dismissed it completely as being one of the worst. I tried these speakers in the store and they did not sound bad at all with the pre-set audio tracks they played. Once I took these home it was a completely different story. These speakers are not bad, they're not good, they're just OK. I played several different tracks and in some of them I could barely hear the vocals and in others the instruments that I should be hearing were non-existent. I will say that these speakers have decent bass and they can get very loud with little to no distortion. I tested these against the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 and the Klipsch far out perform the Bose Companion 5 at less than half the price.
Unfortunately because of the poor performance and steep price I cannot recommend these to anyone when there are much better options for several hundred dollars less.
4 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: EmacSTL from: St. Louis, MO on
I'll admit, I was a little apprehensive before purchasing. I did the research and read the reviews. I decided to check 'em out, because I've always had this curiosity about Bose products. The price would repel me every time I built up enough nerve to buy. But I bought them and I am impressed. The set up was easy, they look great and sound even better. My home office sounds like a recording studio. I'm hearing details that I've never heard in songs, and I'm an Apple fan, and they look really nice with my iMac. It's like buying a luxury car. Most cars will get you from point A to point B, but a Benz or Cadillac will get you there in style. Love 'em!! Do recommend, and this is from a frugal consumer.
19 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Outstanding Speakers- Proper Settings Required
Posted by: KellyBob from: on
When I first got the speakers, they didn't sound good. Through research, I learned it was because the settings on my computer were wrong. With standard speakers, you may have tweaked your computer settings, adjusted the equalizer, added surround sound, or checked the box in iTunes "Sound Enhancer." These speakers are so good, they don't need any help, & require you to remove all sound enhancing settings, set the EQ to 'flat,' un-check iTunes "Sound Enhancer" box, disable any surround sound or other effects on the computer. It's sad people hear tinny bad sound (caused by surround sound on top of surround sound), blame & return the speakers, then badmouth them to others, missing out on the truly great $400 experience. Because the speakers generate their own surround sound, you feel like you in the middle of music, & movies come alive.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Truly Beautiful Sound
Posted by: kcm311 from: Los Angeles, CA on
I never write reviews, ever! Until now that is. This is my first one. After doing weeks of research, youtube videos and reading countless reviews by other customers I finally decided that after my final purchase of choice...I needed to share my feelings and hopefully help someone out in the same way I was looking to be helped out. The Bose Companion 5 is by far the best sounding speaker system for your computer in this particular price range. There are systems out there for $100, and some out there for thousands. In my opinion the Companion 5 sounds like a system that if you were walking by a Bose booth and heard the quality and asked, "How much does that cost?" and somebody replied with "$1,500" you would believe it, and understand it. Whether you could justify parting with that kind of money or not. I have it hooked up to my iMac and it is so incredible. The highs and mids are crisp and clear, and the lows are deep and rich. And believe me, though you couldn't use this system to run a concert...it is plenty loud for an apartment. Or any normal room for that matter. It is truly a remarkable system that I highly recommend to anybody that can spare the $400. Be prepared though, after tax and a possible extended warranty program its much closer to $500. That seems like a lot of money...and really is. But you won't be disappointed in the sound that Bose produces. Not to mention that the system looks great! Very minimal and sleek. A Great design. If you're reading this, then you're at least somewhat interested in this product...GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!
25 out of 27 found this review helpful.
Bose delivers beyond the price
Posted by: AppleComputerGeek from: on
Honestly, 400 is a lot to spend on computer speakers! But Bose made my investment well worth it. These speakers are monsters and great from too to bottom. Let me say this, they are NOT PLASTIC. These things are made from aluminum or steel. They feel VERY NICE! The design aesthetic is exceptional but the sound magic is the winner element. Amazing how movies sound at my iMac with the action scenes and noise from all directions. I've owned these for almost 6 months couldn't give them a stronger recommendation.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Best computer speakers
Posted by: Caledesign1122 from: New York New York on
These are absolutely the best computer speakers I've ever purchased. It was between the Bowers and Wilkins and this one, and I chose the Bose because of the brand name and the reliability. I own other Bose products and have had them for years with exception performance. The sound reproduction from these speakers are amazing. No distortion at all when turned all the way up. I find my self at my 27" iMac computer a lot and love to listen to music and occasionally watch TV shows and Movies when working. The sound is immersive and pleasing to my ears. This was money well spent, I would recommend this to any and everyone.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MGBRingo from: ND on
These Companion 5 speakers are very good. Nice to be able to adjust bass level. Very easy to set up, just plug in USB.
Only strange thing is 3 Best Buy people tried to talk me out of buying them. They think they are over priced for what you get. They don't carry them on the shelf at our store. They have the demo set up and a couple of level 3 sets. They said they probably won't get any in because they don't sell. If they had some in stock maybe they would sell? I ordered them and they arrived in 4 days.
I have never experienced a Best Buy person trying to talk me out of purchasing before. Strange.