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Bose COMPANION  3
5.2 out of 10

Bose COMPANION 3

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Reviews and Problems with Bose COMPANION 3

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Overall 4
4.0

Tinny Tinny Boom Boom

Frankly My Dear, Amazon
22 October 2011
  • Summary: If you want to blast your neighbors out of their skulls, this is the system for you. The bass thumps even at the lowest setting. Play it at a reasonably mellow low volume, and you'll notice how irritatingly tinny the satellite speakers are.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth the money

Mike, Amazon
8 February 2011
  • Summary: These speakers, like other Bose products, sound amazing in the store but not so much at home. I even have a great sound card installed on my computer but these speakers still lack mid-range. They sound hollow and get distorted when turned up loud.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not too impressed...

Anonymous, Newegg
25 May 2009
  • Summary: I would stay away from Bose. If you are looking for some great computer speakers at this price range, I would suggest you look at a 5.1 system, and I would look no further than the Logitech z 5500. You will not be dissapointed.
  • Pros: The tweeters are amazingly loud for their size, and the subwoofer is well designed . The control pod is great, all you have to do to mute them is tap on the top of it.
  • Cons: Bose is like the Apple of speakers, and you are paying a LOT for the design and effort that goes into their products. That said, these really are not that great. The subwoofer has a really hard time at high volume levels, and you end up just hearing the mid/high range. Also, keep in mind that thi...
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Overall 4
4.0

No

Andrew W., Newegg
14 February 2009
  • Summary: I fell for the hype of Bose and now have to figure out a way to dispose of these speakers. The more knowledgeable audiophile postings have it right about these - absolutely poor for trying to get true sound quality. If you like shiny bright treble or booming bass, then you might like these.
  • Pros: OK, I'm not an audiophile and got these on Bose's reputation and a brief listen at a retail location. My usage is very mixed, gaming, movies, CDs, net-radio, etc. The size of these is perfect for placing adjacent to my monitor. Slightly angled out, they provide a very spacious sound. To say they ...
  • Cons: While the highs and lows of the Companion 3 are really superb, the mid range is non-existent. Vocals (male and female) sound like they're coming from the back of a large, far-away tin can. I got sick of getting Micky Mouse vocals from CD quality recordings of great singers. I really wanted to lik...
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Overall 4
4.0

Feel a bit ripped off by these too.

Daniel S., Newegg
23 January 2009
  • Summary: If all these problems are not design intent and could be fixed by a call to Bose, then that clearly just leaves the source of the problem to bad quality control.
  • Pros: Bass. Can't think of much else good about them. Without taking the time to sound test these, I can't be more specific in my praise.
  • Cons: Too many for the money you have to spend on these speakers! Bought these for my wife's computer from Best Buy thinking Bose has to be good. Kind of want my money back. Overall power/loudness lower then expected. One of the cables in the back of the subwoofer box is bad. Move it just a bit and you...
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Overall 4
4.0

Get the Logitech G51: It's Better & Cheaper than any Bose

Anonymous, Newegg
4 March 2008
  • Summary: The Logitech G51 is much better & cheaper.
  • Pros: Nice if you don't want surround sound or can't have it due to the extra wires. Best quality compared to other non-surround sound speakers. No distortion even when maxed out.
  • Cons: Way too expensive for no surround sound (reason for poor rating) and made in China. The subwoofer / main unit gets scratched up real easy on the floor as it has no protective feet.
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Overall 4
4.0

Save your money

William P., Newegg
19 November 2007
  • Summary: Save your money, get some Klipsch. The mid-range is far better and makes gaming/music much more enjoyable. Also easier on the wallet.
  • Pros: Good, clear high-range, clear bass.
  • Cons: Very little mid-range, weak bass... some distortion at higher volumes. Speakers didn't last long; left speaker shorted out after about 9 months at the jack.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bose ® Companion ® 3 Multimedia Speaker System

Fay Rushby, Amazon
13 October 2013
  • Summary: Based on the other Amazon reviews, I had high hopes for these speakers. Usual great Bose design, and as somebody else said, wonderfully packaged. Unfortunately however, the great designs and packaging could not make up for the sound the system produced, which really did not suit my ear.
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Overall 4
4.0

Slightly disapointed

Paul Pearce, Amazon
3 March 2010
  • Summary: While the Bose Companion 3 Multimedia Speaker System is fantastic as with all Bose equipment I was disappointed with this purchase as there is an annoying little rattle from one of the small speakers. Maybe I could get a replacement? then my rating would definitely be 5 stars
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Overall 4
4.0

Bose companion sound system.

Sally Ann, Amazon
3 March 2010
  • Summary: I bought this Bose system 4 years ago and wanted excellent sound for music from my pc. Yes the sound quality is great with ample power which was not used. Not the best sound quality but ideal for my needs.
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