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. 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: 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 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. However then I realised while after a lot of fiddling around, the speakers were OK on dance/classical, on rock they really failed.
Summary: I bought these to enhance the speakers on my Samsung Smart TV and, must say that the sound quality is very good. However! There is a persistent "Boom" coming from the speakers, as if the Base is turned up too loud (you can't adjust it.) It's not so noticeable on action or music programmes but is MOST annoying when watching a quiet programme such as Snooker, Documentaries or Plays.