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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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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Sound quality 4
4.0
Compatibility 8
8.0
Appearance 8
8.0

Way overpriced for a mediocre sound system

Secondlaw, Bestbuy
27 July 2013
  • Summary: I'm no audiophile but I expected a helluva lot more than what I got for 400.00+tx. I've had a set of Klipsh Promedia speakers (4 speakers 1 sub) for...
  • Pros: nothing
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Overall 6
6.0

no I/O options!! beware!! only good for computer NOT TV!

aaz83, Amazon
20 March 2013
  • Summary: Sound is what you expect from Bose. Plenty of bass, no mid, plenty of highs. Very frustrating that input is limited .8" headphone jack on controller. Requires connection to computer via USB or turns off every 10min (you have to touch the stupid controller to keep it awake) which makes it useless for a TV system. No optical in. No RCA.
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Overall 5
4.6
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Bose Quality issues

Mike,, TigerDirect.com
11 March 2013
  • Summary: I purchased a Lifestyle 25 system 6 months before the digital model came out. Sound reproduction like earlier models was superb. The new Bose Companion 5 Multimedia along with the Cinimate models do not have any of the robust crispness of the high end cycles & feature diminished reproduction of surround sound compared to the Lifestyle models. It will be hard to find a replacement without spending another $2000.00!
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

great for a short time

Wiley, TigerDirect.com
20 June 2012
  • Summary: I have purchased 2 sets of these and both times they played really awsome for about 1.5 years and both sets have died out on me after that. They are really awsome for the sound and money at first but it is VERY agrivating to have both set die on me in such a short time.
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Overall 6
6.0

BOSE COMPANION 5: Good for a desktop user but WAY too expensive

bigtruckseries, epinions.com
23 October 2011
  • Summary: The Companion 5's work well enough for the small desktop environment, but, their huge price tag and only moderate preformance stop me from recommending them.
  • Pros: Attractive, high quality design.
  • Cons: Doesn't truly give surround sound. Bypasses sound cards. Sound range
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Overall 6
6.0

On the fence...

J. Threatt, Amazon
11 August 2009
  • Summary: A bit about myself: I'm a big music-head. 23 Black and Native American; I listen to EVERYTHIING. Everything ranges from Jazz, Hip hop, Country, Classical, Reggae, Electronic, Techno, to movie scores, Latin, Rock, and Ambient stuff. I listen to music to help inspire me as a motion-graphics and 3D artist. I even create music myself if what I'm listening to doesn't fit my mood. (or for my projects) Perhaps about a year ago, I wasn't really big on my audio equipment at all.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

User Review

kit-Karama, TigerDirect.com
2 June 2008
  • Summary: DOES ANYONE KNOW THE RMS WATTAGE ON THIS? Why was it NOT included in the review? I'm CURIOUS. I hate to be the guy who asks, ''does it go to ELEVEN?'' but I really would like to know before I spend four hundred bucks on a 2.1!
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Overall 6
6.0

Bose Computer Speakers

roberto1, PriceGrabber
21 January 2008
  • Summary: I bought this because of the easy set-up and good sound quality Bose is known for. Bose is also known for expensive prices of their products. The sound is not really 5.1 but it is close.
  • Pros: Good sound quality, easy set-up
  • Cons: expensive
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Overall 6
6.0

Depends...

Susan M, Apple Store
5 April 2007
  • Summary: PROS -- -Ultra-sleek looks. -Ease of use/set up. -Sounds great with 5.1 encoded movies and more melodic music. -Sounds good to the average listener. CONS -- -WAY overpriced. -Bass is EXTREMELY muddy. -The satellite speakers sound tinny and wreck a lot of vocals in music. -Definiately not audiophile-sounding. -Not a very large sound specrum compared to systems by Klipsh, etc. I got this set for Christmas and I was initially impressed with the looks and ease of setup.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but not worth the price

yannick leroux, FutureShop
16 October 2013
  • Summary: The surround 2.1 speakers really can produce a 5.1. One major problem is it's connected via USB so there can be interferences that could break the sound from time to time.
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