"Ok for such a tiny speaker but not worth the $'s"
15 April 2011
Pros: Tight, clean sound, very small so very portable, probably best tiny speaker out there
Cons: Price of course, they are well made of great materials, but I do not think they are worth over $400 once you pay the taxman. I guess the bass is good for such a small speaker but it's not very good really. No subwoofer out put, this would make it fantast
Summary: I have laptop computer stations in 3 different places which I've wanted to install especially tiny, excellent sound producing speakers permanently in each. Though the perfect size, the Bose MusicMonitor is too pricey and short on bass and doesn't work well with movies.
Pros: Excellent size. Great brand name. Generally good sound.
Cons: Too pricey. Short on bass. Not fitting for laptop movie watching.
Summary: I own a bunch of Bose products: Bose Companion 3 and 5, Mediamates, Cinemate, Wave Music System, 201 Bookshelf speakers, Triport In Ear Headphones and Quietcomfort 2 Headphones. (I used to own the QC1 but exchanged them for QC2s). Apart from those, I own Klipsch Promedia 2.1. That lets you know I understand sound quite well, and have a very good brand to compare those Bose systems: Klipsch, which is THX Certified.
Cons: Volume output is too low for $400. Soundstage isnt wide enough, and they are lacking surround sound for movies and games. The lowest end of bass is barely audible, when it should be thumping and resonating. Completely overpriced (should cost $80-$100, unless they had louder volume output, then up to $150).