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Bose COMPANION 5

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Reviews and Problems with Bose COMPANION 5

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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 6
6.0

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

bigtruckseries, shopping.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

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

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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Overall 6
6.0

Advice

mikepobs7, Amazon
13 November 2012
  • Summary: Is there a way of getting a remote control for this product as i am looking to replace my sound bar, but dont fancy getting up to change the volume.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great base, good sound but def not like 5.1

Mamfar7, Amazon
26 May 2012
  • Summary: Got these to rig up to my new samsung 3d tv...(well, not so new now LOL) .i used to have proper 5.1 surround sound system.. until i had kids.( yeah well, it all goes down from there )..and then one thing after the other! the wires and speakers were the object of their attraction and all went to shambles:( Sooo given the fact, i have a limited budget and can't afford cinemate by bose, I thought I'd give these a go!
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Overall 6
6.0

Average

VIKASH KRISHNAN, FutureShop
29 December 2008
  • Summary: I got the Bose Companion 3 Series in December of 2007. I am not quite satisfied with the output, the system is connected with my Sony Viao VGN-FW 180d.I play my music through ITunes and watch Blue Ray movies. There seems to be a major problem as there is often a loss of sound when you turn the volume on high. I presume there seems to be a hardware conflict and the BASS takes a beating if you blast the system.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent... expected more from Bose

JayD, FutureShop
4 September 2008
  • Summary: I have a lot of Bose products, now including the Companion 5's. I think what I really should have purchased were the Companion 3's, and I still may exchange them.I've only owned them about a week now. There's something missing that I can't put my finger on. After reading some online reviews, there are three things I will try in order to improve the sound. 1 Position the acoustimass module forward facing instead of sideways, against the wall as I have it set up now.
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Overall 6
6.0

sounds great but problems

jim, FutureShop
25 September 2007
  • Summary: Great set of speaker with high quality sound if use to listen to music only not doing anything else with your computer. the usb connection makes the sound choppy when doing something else. conflict with webcam solution from both Logitech Bose use either webcam or speakers.
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