Summary: I bought the Bose Companion 20's four months ago for my MacBook Pro and I am a bit disappointed.The sound quality on high volume is not that good and not to mention the poor bass which sometimes irritates your ears even at low volume.I am not saying its a bad sound system,I just expected more for the money.My advice is to spend some time in the Bose store and try them few times in a quiet ambience with your own music,before to buy! Hope this helped!!!
Summary: These speakers are just "okay" in my opinion. I still prefer speakers that include a separate subwolfer for additional base and a much richer sound. I will be returning this item for this reason as well as for it being over-priced.
Summary: I was hesitating for long time before buying my first Bose product but I've finally done it. The product was very easy to install (plug & play) and the sound is very good. However, personally I can confirm (something that I've read before) that Bose is not the jewel of sound systems as we often hear from advertising supports. My house is equipped with Energy, Harman/Kardon, Yamaha and Shure and I can't say that my new Bose speakers are better. They are OK!
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. I played 15-20 songs flipping back and forth, had my wife flip it back and forth while my eyes were closed. The result: those Bose speakers sounded like they were in tin cans and the Soundsticks were noticeably better.
Summary: A good speaker system. Works well at loud volumes. Works well in a large room as the sound will fill the area. If you are sitting at your desk working and listening to music though, you can do better.
Summary: i have a very inexpensive Creative computer speaker system with a base speaker that i sought to replace with this Bose system which does not have the base speaker and found it inadequite after having listened to a system with a base speaker for so long. I have returned the Bose system because i find my inexpensive creative system sounds much better! YAY!
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, with no real warmth.
Summary: I've had great experiences with all things Bose and was surprised this just didn't cut it for me. Perhaps it was the lack of bass. I'll stick with my sound dock portable as my computer speaker.
Summary: I'm mostly perplexed by the market that these speakers cater to. Two hundred and fifty dollar 2.0 speakers?! If you're looking for a simple 2.0 system, even just for your PC, my guess is that you're not much of an audiophile to begin with as you'd probably look for at least a 2.1 So who exactly is buying these things? I eventually realized who: The rich and lazy. I'll start off with the good: Bose knows styling, and this 2.0 system is no exception.