Summary: After using these for four years, I bought a set of B&W MM-1s from Crutchfield. The difference is like night and day. The MM-1s are so much clearer and don't have the muddy sound that the Bose do. B$Ws are higher than the Bose but I fell worth every penny of the difference.
Pros: These are pretty good speakers that do what Bose says they will. They produce a full and almost beleiveable surround sound. I've had them for four years now without any major problems. Seems to be a well made product.
Cons: For the price, you should get more. Another dislike is the same as one thing I like about them, they do what Bose says they will, nothing more. The sound should be cleaner than what it is.
Summary: I bought this set of speakers almost 3 years ago (They have not changed since to my knowledge.) so I have had quite a bit of time with them. I must say that, not considering the price, they sound decent; much better than a generic PC speaker system.
Summary: I have a Bose Companion 3 (the original, not series II). Mostly what I use them for is listening to music on iTunes from my Mac laptop while I work on the computer in my office. Most of my iTunes music is 128 kbps bit rate, so we're not talking hi fidelity here.
Summary: The sound of these speakers is great, But I keep having problems with them. When my computer goes to sleep or restarts it can't find the speakers so I have to constantly re-Install them. What a hassle !
Summary: Beware of getting this if you are running win7. Had my system for about 10 days now and 3 times it has quit working. A quick google reveals page after page of win7 users with the same problem but funnily enough no XP or Vista users seem to have any issues.
Summary: Pros: + Great sound quality + Solid + I like the design Cons: - Cables are not fixed properly. Too often the speakers turn off in the middle of a song or a film, because the cables are extremely sensitive to be properly connected. Very annoying habit, and I cannot do anything about it.
Summary: Finally took the plunge and bought the Bose Companion 5 because of good reviews, and really wanted to hear my classical music collection brought to life. Not that easy to set up (Windows 7 failed to recognize it at first), but I followed the instructions carefully (twice), and finally sound was...
Summary: Ho un amico che ha le Companion 5 installate sul PC di casa. Da persona curiosa e discretamente appassionata di musica e Hi-Fi quale sono, quando vado a trovarlo sento sempre qualcosa con queste casse.
Pros: Eleganti e gradevoli da usare . Connessione audio digitale .
Excerpt: När man höjt volymen till ca 50% så "försvinner" basen. Diskant och mellanregister har dock suveränt (klart) ljud, men saknar basen väldigt mycket! Ringde kundtjänsten på Bose och inte för att jag inte kan engelska, men prata om just detta var inte det lättaste.
Summary: Mit vollen Erwartung hatte ich Bose bestellt, da ich 15 Jahre DJ war, wusste ich dass Bose von Haus eigentlich hervorragend ist. Aber erst zu den guten Dingen! Schnelle Lieferung durch Amazon wie immer! Verpackung war sehr gut und übersichtlich, leider keine Umverpackung !