Excerpt: Easy to install on PC with usb cable. Control pod is superb with jack for iPhone and headphones, plus volume control. XP (yes XP) and Win 7 recognize the speakers easily. Be sure to turn off all equalizer and effects on all audio output devices in the OS. Buzzing sound with the iPhone plugged into the PC with the usb cable - solved by unplugging the cable.
Excerpt: I’ve owned a Bose compact disc player and I love it. The small player delivers surround sound. I’m not sure if it does or not, but I feel like that it does. I got the Bose Companion 5 Series Speaker System to match with my Alienware.
Great Speakers with good sourround-sound simulation
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6 July 2014
Summary: Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System - Graphite/Silver This is the second set of these speakers that I have bought within the past month. The first I placed in my study with a 27 inch Dell Windows 8.1 all-in-one computer. The second I placed in my bedroom with a Samsung 27 inch Windows 8 all-in-one computer. Thus the rooms are not really very big – studies about 12 x 12 in bedroom about 16 x 16 feet.
Excerpt: As any pro knows, adding the perfect component for sound makes a world of difference & w/ a system like this one, well... your work station's just gotten that much better. Having a passion for design, a minimalist system such as this one is oh, so succinct!
Pros: Added features, Compact Design, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality
Excellent but could be great with a software equalizer program.
8 December 2013
Summary: These are excellent speakers but they do have a few drawbacks. The volume puck has no indication of the current volume level, and (as always with Bose products) the ultra high frequency response is way too loud for me. The volume adjustment is a little too sensitive as well, so be careful with it. Unfortunately there is no graphic equalizer software present in Windows (outside of Media Player) and these speakers do not include one either.
Excerpt: Brilliant sound at all levels. Powerful 2.1 channel speakers that have good eye appeal. The "Control Pod" which looks a lot like a hockey puck is easy and convenient to use within arm's range to adjust the volume of you favorite tune. Mixer software would be a plus in order to adjust the treble.
Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality