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6.2 out of 10

Bose COMPANION 5

The Companion® 5 multimedia speaker system is engineered to deli Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Bose COMPANION 5

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Unnatural Sound Quality.

John T., Crutchfield
20 May 2012
  • Summary: I have been using these Bose speakers on my imac for over 3 years now and I must say that with DVD movies they sound great but when reproducing music they sound horrible. I can hear no difference between lossy mp3 and lossless flac files on the Bose. However when I play back those same music files on high quality stereo speakers, I hear everything that is wrong with compressed music like mp3.
  • Pros: Sound good with Home Theater
  • Cons: Terrible with music. Poorly built. Overpriced.
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I wish I had not bought those

Michel S, Apple Store
20 December 2009
  • Summary: There are products that you eventually wish that you had never bought in the first place. This is sadly one of those as far as I am concerned. I should have researched it more. You may like the product initially if you "upgrade" from something even worse (like I did), but this product is definitely not worth what I paid for it from my perspective. Here are my comments: -The build quality is bad and the system fragile.
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Problems with Vista

Jman, TigerDirect.com
16 October 2009
  • Summary: At first I was very impressed but quickly started running into problems. The speakers would simply stop working for no reason. Did a quick google and found many people were having the same problem and it appears to be an issue with Vista. Others have tried to contact Bose and Microsoft and they simply point fingers at each other with no resolution. I am always needing to unplug the USB cable, wait, and then plug it back in.
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Another naysayer

Robert L. Hiner, Amazon
26 January 2009
  • Summary: Sales people in large appliance stores invariably represent Bose equipment as the best, "if you can afford it." And among computer speaker systems, they say Companion 5 is the one. Well, at $399, most of us need more than brand recognition and manufacturer hype--the sales person's stock and trade. We want to know what C5 owners think. Was the money worth it? There are plenty of rave reviews on Amazon.
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User Review

bob, TigerDirect.com
5 November 2008
  • Summary: these are the worst speakers ever. I had loads of trouble..they would crackle and then eventually just shut off. I finally got to the bottom of it and they are NOT compatible with vista. So if you are running vista dont buy them.
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Damaged

Pawel, Amazon
20 May 2014
  • Summary: Absolutely not recommending it to anyone, not even an enemy. Worked fine for a day, than next day volume control completely stopped working. I've managed to get it working by turning off the system for a minute using the switch on the sub, than after a week it happened again, even the speakers stopped working. I hate it.
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Short Life Span

GC, FutureShop
17 December 2010
  • Summary: With new MacBook Pro's; forget it. Aside from that, as usual with Bose, they don't last very long in terms of quality. After 6 months, I had to replace them. Fortunately, you'll get much better sound quality for a much better price from Altec Lansing and they'll last you longer. Also, Bose can't handle higher levels of volume, where they simply fall apart.
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chère stridence

kiveuxkoi, Ciao
20 April 2014
  • Summary: Bose nous avait habitué au son physiologique que consiste à privilégier les parties haute et basses du spectre de fréquence histoire de nous en mettre plein la vue lors d'une première écoute en magasin. Avec ce modèle il le pousse à son paroxysme. Les basses sont omniprésente et monotoniques, les aigus stridents, et limités dans le haut du spectre et les médiums très en retrait.
  • Pros: facilité d'emploi, puissance, finition et qualité d'aspect
  • Cons: un son sans finesse pour un prix exorbitant
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Kurzbewertung zu Bose Companion 5

Olaf May, Dooyoo
17 May 2010
  • Summary: habe einen neuen imac und der ton meiner bose companion 5 anlage ist mal da und mal nicht...:-(( bose köln / breitestr. konnte mir auch nicht helfen... oder wollte es nicht......:-((( (brauchen vielleicht auch keinen umsatz mehr zu machen....)... hatte den eindruck von dem angestellten.... so, habe gestern (16.05.10) nach 5-monaten 400 euro in die mülltonne geschmissen... ...uns es geht mir gut.....:-)) kann auf den scheiß verzichten....
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User Review

Karl-Heinz, eTest-Wohnen
22 January 2010
  • Excerpt: ich versuche das System mit einem Dell Computer zu installieren und habe laufend Störungen im System. Wer kann helfen oder hat eine Lösung für mein Problem ???
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