Huge step up from my CA speakers that I've put up with for too long.
Michael C., Amazon
4 February 2016
Summary: Huge step up from my CA speakers that I've put up with for too long. These we're easy to set up. I also have a pair of Astro A50's that I run through my computer and after a little tinkering was able to get them to coincide with the Bose speakers since they're both USB.
Excerpt: I use the system as a speaker system for my primary design computer. The sound is good quality and crisp. I bought it to replace a Logitech system and have to say for the price I am a little disappointed that it doesn't completely blow the Logitech system away considering it is three times the...
Excerpt: I am using these computer speakers for a museum art project because of their size, light weight and their exceptional fidelity.
The high frequencies have a very particular crispy sound and the subwoofer has a very solid bass for its size.
Summary: Excellent sound but you can't turn off the surround effect which is a deal breaker for me. Sounds great, but I want to hear as is stereo sound without effect for music, even though it's slight. For movies and games they probably can't be beat.
Summary: My father and I have been competing for years, spending multiple $1,000's on home systems, like B&W's and my personal favorites the powered Infinity Overatures. That being said, every time my Dad comes over, and I have my Bose Campanion 5's playing, he says, "Holy Geeze! Wow!
Pros: Excellent clarity from mid to high range, and powered sub hits the lows very nicely. I have them strategically placed for sound and stealth, but when found, they are deceivingly small and elegant. Guests usually just shake their heads in disbelief. Love the durable feel of everything especially...
Cons: Just one. Missing something if you haven' t figured it out yet. Lower mid range. But for the price it is outstanding and I get nothing but random compliments, without even asking!
Summary: Nice sound. I'm still trying to figure out if there is a equalizer setting or not with my Win 8.1. I wish the volume control on the control pod is a little more heavy to turn. Sometimes just bump with your hand the dial can accidently turn make the volume louder or quieter.
Bose Companion 5 is a Great Choice for the Computer
25 January 2014
Summary: For all normal computer sound requirements, as well as, decoding 5.1 surround Blu-Ray audio, these are great speakers to have. I really like their small footprint and modern look. Note, though, if you are a serious music person - see the Cons listed.
Pros: Very small footprint. Aesthetically pleasing. Easy control.
Cons: If you really intend to use your computer for serious music listening, then you should consider the AudioEngine 2+ and AudioEngine Subwoofer. I have them on a second system and they rock!
Excerpt: Brilliant sound at all levels. Powerful 2.1 channel speakers that have good eye appeal. The "Control Pod" which looks a lot like a hockey puck is easy and convenient to use within arm's range to adjust the volume of you favorite tune. Mixer software would be a plus in order to adjust the treble.
Summary: I have had the Companion 5, ordered from Crutchfield, about two weeks as I write this. I own both the Bose and the Klipsch Pro-Media 2.1 system. I find the Bose to have a very 'bright' sound, almost metallic, with strong bass from the acoustimass module.