Summary: This fact wouldn't be as insulting if those speakers weren't 1/4 the price of the ones I'm now reviewing. I bought the Music Monitor units to compare and possibly replace the Companion 2 speakers that I currenly own. Disappointment set in immediately upon opening the box. These speakers both look and sound cheap. If you removed the Bose name plate, I would have surmised they had cost 25 dollars, perhaps 30.