Excerpt: This is what Bose sounds like? This is garbage. These speakers are a Ben Franklin and I've heard better sounds out of those el-cheapo speakers that used to come with the tower computers people bought in the 90's. It sounds like it's in a tunnel. It's not even CLOSE to a 2.1 system. I've made a terrible choice. Not only that, the wires are too short so if your PC is in the floor or hidden a little, the wires won't reach.
Pros: Attractive Design
Cons: Lack Of Power, Poor Sound Quality, Weak Bass
Summary: The speakers are very well packed and are definitely well built. However I don't like their sound at all. The bass overpowers the rest of the tonal range: mid tones and high tones are blunt or absent. Tinkering with the equalizer is required to get a somewhat balanced sound, which is a bummer. Also, it would have been nice to add an LED to indicate they are switched on. Wouldn't have bought them, had I tested them in a brick & mortar shop.
Summary: These speakers are OK. They are not as great as the price makes them out to be. The sound is a little flat and it is hard to get bass out of them. Overall they sound fine. But they sound just as good as my Logitech Z-5 USB powered speakers. And those are USB powered. For being a Bose speaker, I expected a lot more. I have the Wave system and I absolutely love it. So I thought, these should be perfect.
Summary: The bass on these speakers is way too loud, It drowns out the treble, voice sounds muffled. I was very disappointed in the Bose brand. I know it is the cheapest pair you can get from Bose, but you would think they would still be better than the $50 speakers I had before, Nope. I do not recommend these, buy the higher priced speakers. It's funny the older Bose speakers I use at work don't sound this muffled. I will be returning these if possible.
This is a Bose product? Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Matthew C Corder, Amazon
4 April 2014
Summary: I've had a couple sets of mid-range Bose tower speakers plugged into my stereo over the years, and I've been quite happy with all of them. Sure, they tend to be a little pricey, but I felt the quality was worth it and it's not like they have to be replaced very often. When the time came to get new speakers for my computer I thought Bose would be the easy choice to get acceptable sound, especially after reading the marketing materials. Whoops. Bad plan.
Summary: I am a long-time fan of Bose speakers and have bought several pairs over the past 30 years. I bought these for use with my iMac. No problem hooking them up but the sound volume is not great and they sound tinny. In fact, the speakers built into the iMac have better sound quality and volume.
Summary: Not impressed. sound is muffled, no on-off indicator light so you can't see if they are on easily. no separate tone control. Look elsewhere for computer speakers. Maybe worth checking out if they are on sale but overall not impressed with these speakers.
Pros: nice and clean looking.
Cons: muffled sound, not impressed at all. no separate tone control.
Summary: These speakers sound pretty good, but I find I have them on the maximum volume nearly all the time. I tried using headphones (jack on the right main speaker) because I couldn't hear the movie I was watching while I was on the treadmill (I didn't expect the speakers to be louder than this). Bizarrely, the headphone sound level is even lower than the speakers. I've never encountered this before. I think the requirement of sound quality is to be able to hear the sound.
Summary: I'm a long time user of Boss products, from my 901 speaker to their head phones. But these computer speaker were a disappointment, I purchased these a few years back and I hope Boss has improved them.