Nothing spectacular about these besides their looks and build quality
Gregory Filatov "G Oreo", Amazon
6 August 2014
Summary: 1 star - looks 1 star - build quality 1 of 3 stars - sound quality I MAY BE WRONG and it may be a faulty set I received, but these speakers lack mids BADLY. I have had Yamaha 5.1 set that had a very nice sound quality, then jumped to Sonos Play 5 and a pair of Play 1s all of which are undoubtedly superior to Bose Companion 3. Moreover, my friend's Klipsch ProMedia that costs only $140 sounds drastically better than Companion 3.
With a Little Tweaking These Speakers Sound Very Good
13 July 2011
Summary: When I initially set up these speakers with my iMac, I was disappointed with the sound quality. The highs were tinny, the mid-range was terrible (vocals sounded like they were coming from a deep tunnel), and the lows sounded boomy. However, after downloading some equalizer software (JoeSoft Hear), these speakers sounded very good, especially considering their diminutive size. The sound output just needed a little tweaking.
Tight Bass, Soaring Highs... But Where's The Midrange?
24 July 2010
Summary: For some, these might be a great choice. I'll begin with the positives. Without question, the highs are stellar and the bass response is strong and tight. Whether you like your music loud or soft, the Companion 3 delivers. As far as build quality is concerned I can't fault this speaker system in any way. From a functional point of view, the circular control module is excellent.
Summary: In terms of sound it is not a bad speaker system. Except that there is a gap in the frequencies between the sub and the satellites. I have an objective review of Bose Companion 3 on my blog where you can compare it with other speakers that I have reviewed. It is interesting to look at if you are interested. Check out my objective review at: http://harmonicsreview.wordpress.com/ I'll be posting more reviews soon.
Summary: After spending a couple of days with these speakers I can understand how people are polarized in their opinions of them. Depending on your listening preferences, these could either be the best speakers in the world, or (as was the case for me) lacking and not worth the price. Aesthetically these speakers are unmatched. Elegant in appearance, I can't imagine an environment in which they wouldn't fit from a visual perspective.
Summary: I have been using this system for more than an year. I bought the system thinking that being a premium product should give me good performance over a period of time but I think that I was mistaken. To start with the system gave a very good sound output with good highs, deep lows and decent mid range. But over the period of time maybe due to the curing of the bass module it delivers an excessive bass taking over lot of mid range and highs..
Summary: I got these speakers == they sound great, however, I also had the static problem. And it's not just when plugged in to my computer, also my ipod, or even not plugged in at all. I've read online where there were some speakers shipped with this problem. My dilemma now is do I roll the dice with a replacement pair? Or do I just go with something else. It's a huge hassle to return things, so unfortunately I'm going to go with another model.
Summary: I went with my cousin to best buy and was able to use his employee discount (best buy's employee purchase program allows their employees to purchase any item at the company's cost + 5%). Since I was getting a great deal, I wanted the best/most expensive they had. It came down the bose companion 3 series II and the klipsch pro media 2.1 system. The bose would come out to $160 and the klipsch $110, both before CA tax.
Pretty good speaker, TERRIBLE price/performance ratio
Amazon Customer, Amazon
4 January 2006
Summary: Whenever I read something like the following oft-repeated mantra from Dallas Electronics Fan: "No highs, no lows (must be Bose!)" I am reminded that there is a cadre of Bose haters out there possessed with as fervent a religious fanaticism as the Bose lovers. Part of the problem is that speaker manufacturers are clearly targeting their products at the gaming market.