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: 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.
Summary: Disclaimer: I am not an acoustics engineer or audiophile. The following is my opinion. I bought my pair at Sam's Club for $69 plus tax. The demo setup they had sounded very good, even at higher volumes. After using them at home on my PC, I think the demos are carefully chosen to sound good with the single-driver design. These sound okay watching movies on Netflix at the PC, but are horrible for listening to almost all music, other than maybe classical or clean jazz.
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: Adequate audio quality but the lack of audio/power controls, and insufficient magnetic shielding to prevent awful audio interference from iPhone makes these speakers a poor choice for the money.
Pros: Decent sound but nothing to write home about.
Cons: Lack of audio & power controls; absolutely audio interference when an iPhone is placed nearby