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Bose Companion 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1548 reviews of Bose Companion 5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Computer Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the Bose Companion 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose Companion 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Bose Companion 5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Computer Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The size is also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the price.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose® Companion® 5 Multimedia Speaker SystemBose® Companion® 5 Multimedia Speaker System

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose Companion 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 757 user reviews of Bose Companion 5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Computer Speakers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good views, but views are divided on the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose Companion 5 multimedia speaker system - Graphite/SilverBose Companion 5 multimedia speaker system - Graphite/Silver

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Bose Companion 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Bose Companion 5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Computer Speakers on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the usability and reliability are overall positive. The design and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the price.

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price

93% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System - Graphite/SilverBose Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System - Graphite/Silver

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System

 

Bose's Companion 5 speakers are great for those who want more from their DVD audio but lack the space for a true surround-sound setup.

The subwoofer delivers nice rumble. Speakers widen the stereo image. Great for desktop or home listening. Wired control has volume and mute button.

"Surround-like" is NOT real surround sound. The satellites are lacking in the mid-high frequencies. Control is wired.

Bose's Companion 5 speakers are great for those who want more from their DVD audio but lack the space for a true surround-sound setup.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Bose Companion 5

 

Although expensive, this three-piece speaker system is one of the more distinct-looking and attractively designed PC speaker packages we've seen -- and it sounds pretty good, too.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: PC Authority (pcauthority.com.au)

Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speakers

 

Bose's high end multimedia speakers look as though they belong on the set of Star Trek, but how do they sound?

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Your Electronic Warehouse (4electronicwarehouse.com)

Expert Review

 

Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Comfortable, Compact Design

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Jan Birkeland (pcworld.co.nz)

Bose Companion 5

 

Bose is not a brand you traditionally associate with computers, but the high-end hi-fi specialist is now targeting PC users who want an aesthetically pleasing product that offers superior sound quality. The Companion 5 is a 2.1-channel speaker setup,...

Connection to the PC is made via a USB cable, meaning that the few enthusiasts with designated sound cards might struggle to get full use of the system. There is also an analogue connection for use with external devices. The control pod does not have a...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (hardwarezone.com)

Bose Companion 5

 

With the Bose Companion 5, audiophiles can now hear the highs, mids and lows in extreme clarity and detail.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Team Digit (digit.in)

Bose Companion 5

 

Bose Companion 5

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Frazier Barretto (techtree.com)

BOSE Companion 5

 

The sound experience here is undoubtedly one of the best and it saves you the hassles of buying a high quality sound card. But is it a worthy companion?

Crisp and Immersive Sound, Good Bass, Control Pod, USB Connector, Inbuilt sound processing

Play in the Volume, Bass goes flat after 70-75% of system volume, Expensive

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: David Carnoy (applesource.com.au)

Bose Companion 5

 

Although expensive, this three-piece speaker system is one of the more distinct-looking and attractively designed PC speaker packages we've seen -- and it sounds pretty good, too.

The AU$599 system is designed for use with both PC and Macs, though for best performance, Bose recommends Windows XP or later for PC users and OS X 10.4.6 or later for Mac users. Previous Bose PC speakers -- the Companion 2 and Companion 3 -- will...

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Johnnyboy (argos.co.uk)

Fantastic Bose!

 

" What more is there to say about a Bose product? Fantastic styling and out of this world sound! Well worth paying the extra for. "

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

The Companion 5 multimedia speaker system is engineered to deliver the excitement of surround sound content right at your computer - without the clutter of five speakers. Just two small speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass module deliver much of the audio performance you'd expect from a five-speaker surround sound system. And a single USB connection is all it takes - no special software, hardware or sound card upgrade necessary. Five-speaker systems are great for your living room or home-theater room. Maybe not for the office, bedroom or dorm room, where your computer lives. Yet, without a way to fully appreciate those breathtaking 5.1 game and movie soundtracks, you're missing much of the fun. Now you can enjoy an enveloping sound experience without enveloping yourself in hardware. The proprietary TrueSpace surround digital processing circuitry enables two elegant desktop speakers and a compact module to put you in the middle of the action. The soundstage seems to envelop you. And the experience is developed especially for computer listening, so your computer is right in the middle of the music, the game, the special effects. The Companion 5 system features a handy, all-in-one control pod to keep speaker volume control, single-touch mute, headphone jack and an auxiliary input all within easy reach. Speakers are mounted on stands enabling superb performance and more usable desktop space.

Audio

Recommended usage:PC

Header

Manufacturer:Bose
Model:5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose Companion

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.1

Other features

Audio output channels:2.1
Compatibility:PC\nCD/MP3 player
Speakers:2
USB required: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:501
Package height:267
Package weight:12.3
Package width:386

Performance

Magnetically shielded: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power Source:AC

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:2

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speaker System Configuration:2.1-channel
Speaker System Type:PC multimedia speaker system

Technical Details

Colour of product:Grey
Magnetically shielded: Yes
Package depth:50.1
Package height:26.7
Package weight:12.3
Package width:38.6
Remote control type:Wired
Remotely operated: Yes
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):147 x 97 x 225
Satellite speaker weight:900
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):173 x 425 x 218
Subwoofer weight:6.99