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Bose COMPANION 5

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Reviews and Problems with Bose COMPANION 5

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Overall 4
4.0

What do you want ?

ScottB, Crutchfield
1 December 2011
  • 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. If you want really clear sound, save a little more money and get a set of B&Ws. If you want the fake surround sound, get the Bose.
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

I don't mean to be a downer... but...

MylesS, Crutchfield
9 March 2011
  • 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. That said, when you take price into the mix, they are not worth the money. The sub tends to have a muddy sound to it and the "full range" speakers in the 2 stands sound washed out most of the time.
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Overall 4
4.0

bad sound system

gabe1234123, Bestbuy
14 September 2009
  • Summary: these speakers are WAY overpriced,do not buy these speakers,if they were 80$ maybe they worthed,but 400$ for these is a joke
  • Pros: nothing
  • Cons: everything
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Sound quality 2
2.0
Compatibility 8
8.0
Appearance 10
10

so very disappointed in the sound quality

bajesus, Bestbuy
14 September 2009
  • Summary: i really wanted to love these. i really wanted us to work out. it's not me, it's them. there is really no discernible midrange to these speakers.
  • Pros: the design, the volume puck, the build quality
  • Cons: the audio quality. the price. and the audio quality given the price.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Compatibility 10
10
Appearance 8
8.0

Dissapointed - too expensive for the results

LucasO, Bestbuy
26 July 2009
  • Summary: I know you're supposed to think Bose is amazing, but I've tried enough products in the last few weeks to compare so thought I'd share my experience.
  • Pros: can get loud, nice 2nd input option
  • Cons: expensive, lack of tweeters, highs and bass mushy
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Overall 3
3.0

"Bose = buy other sound equipment...not impressed."

a2ashraf, CNET
16 October 2008
  • Pros: loud. somewhat of a 5.1 effect, but really sounds like louder speakers...thats about it. The good: plug and play: works with mac os/x leopard and windows xp. "works" is defined by: average sound The good: its clear/sharp (but so are others!)
  • Cons: the bad: NEED USB (2.0) Set up the speakers, and its just another average sound. Heard others are better: comapnion 3 [suprise, its cheaper!] - never tried. just read. Bottom line: Its NOT WORTH THE PRICE YOU PAY.
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Overall 4
4.0

"My Klipsch systems was far better"

tc99mr, CNET
18 June 2008
  • Pros: Instrumentals sound great, easy system set up
  • Cons: Vocals and spoken word sound hollow with low volume
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Overall 4
4.0

"I am 50% percent satisfied"

karl-76, CNET
9 December 2007
  • Pros: Great sound quality for half the music!
  • Cons: depending on what song is played, vocal are way too low
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Overall 4
4.0

Did not like the sound with my music

Mark S. Greenberg "neuropod", Amazon
23 September 2007
  • 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. When I want real high-fidelity, I listen to a CD on my home entertainment system. I have been VERY happy with the Companion 3's with this set-up.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bose Companion 5

Anthony, Crutchfield
11 April 2007
  • 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 !
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