Sound good when on... but high-pitched background noise when off
4 June 2014
Summary: Just got a new Companion 20 system to replace an old Logitech system. By comparison these are small (especially now that I can drop the sub in the old system), good looking, and produce a nicely balanced sound profile, including decent base.
Summary: I buy it used so I don't like the sound of the speakers at all.I test it at bose store and decide to buy it.but with the used speakers they drill a hole under my speakers for demo at the store , it make muff noise when you turn it up high.
Returned - And I really, really wanted them to work.
K. Greenwald, Amazon
18 July 2012
Summary: I bought these speakers to replace my Soundsticks II. Just for the heck of it, I decided to compare the sound before I removed the Soundsticks from my desk. I wired it so I could easily flip back and forth between the Bose & Soundsticks.
Summary: This was my first try at bose speakers. I was highly disappointed. Not only because how much they cost, but because of the overall quality of sound I expected wasn't there. They sound great up close, and again, I think they would make good close range speakers.
Pros: The music is clear up close, the sound is rich and full. These speakers are good if the only time you'll listen to them is if you are directly sitting in front of your computer. You can adjust the volume range quite a bit without audio distortion.
Cons: I owned these for a few hours and returned them immediately. As you move around the room, you'll notice the sound changes significantly. During the demo at the store, the base sounds rich and full without being overbearing. You get them home, and take a step back to listen to it and the base comp...
Summary: I feel like I paid mostly for the name, my wife bought me these for christmas since my Logitech Z-4 speakers had went out after 4 years. I returned the Bose 2 days later and purchased the Logitech Z623. SUPER happy with the Logitechs over the BOSE.
Pros: -Great clear clean sound -Clean professional look
Cons: -horrible mids and bass -Not loud enough for the price
Summary: I spent several hours comparing the Bose 20's to my Bose Companion 2 speakers with the idea that I would upgrade. My conclusion is, forget it. The 20's are very bright and do a great job of accentuating detail, but since nearly all of that is in the high end the result is sound which is antiseptic,...
Summary: I have these Bose speaker to use with my iMac. They definitely have power and volume, and they definitely have bass. Way to much bass and there is not any bass/treble control. I found that within itunes there is a graphic equaliser and this went some way to solving the heavy bass problem.