Excerpt: I purchased the Bose Companion 2 speakers for use at my desk with my laptop. I've had experience with a previous model and they've only improved. The sound is rich and strong from such a small speaker, the bass could be more, but without a subwoofer, its deep and strong enough for what most people would use these speakers for.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Summary: I wanted these for my iPad when outside at the pool, They work fine, sound quality is good and they come with power and audio leads so all you need to do is plug and play. Volume is adequate for an average size room and they worked well outside even when the conversations got a little loud.
Excerpt: I wanted some speakers with decent sound quality that wouldn't be visually overwhelming sitting on my desk next to a new Mac Pro, and these nicely met both requirements—and at an attractive price, as well.
Summary: I just set these up and what a difference. I've been using old speakers that where good quality and have lasted a long time and are still good, but there is this white noise sound that is so annoying and loud when music isn't playing. Anyway, that was the reason I went with these Bose. I've used the Bose earbuds that are the same price and are fantastic especially while exercising, so I figured these would be a great replacement to my desktop speakers. WOW!
Summary: This is my 2nd set of these speakers. The first set I put on my computer in the shop and makes listening to music so much better. The second set I put with my flat screen TV in the house. It sounds so much better than the TV speakers and I can really crank it up now without the sound getting distorted because the volume is to high. I would recommend these speakers if you want to improve the quality of your sound without spending a lot.
Summary: But Amazon came through. My original speakers arrived but did not work and for that reason alone I give Bose 4-stars. I returned via Amazon Return Service without any hassle or costs on my part. Two days after I notified Amazon the new speakers arrived and they sound wonderful. Small speakers but big sound.