"great performance !"on by doaxxx
Pros sound quality,beautiful design and sturdy construction
Cons a littlte excessive bass
Summary Listenning to these babies at the demo kios at Frys store for just a couple minutes really convinced me I don't have to look further,just exactly what I wanted for my Zen vison M,a perfect match.I've already owned a pair of Creative GigaWorks T20 which I really satisfied with its sound quality but Companion 2 sounds even better,just a little excessive bass but that won't be a problem since I can ajust the equalizer in my mp3 player to get a well balanced sound.
Everyone at my work seemed supprised at the big life-like sound from these baby speakers when they heard the music.At $99.00 is somewhat pricey for a pair of portable speakers but worth the money.Recommend to anyone looking for quality in multimedia speakers.
Pros Videos sound good
Cons Gaming sound is flat
Summary I was thinking/hoping that Bose would make a speaker that would make me not want a subwoofer, but it just isn't there. If you want a basic 2.0 speaker system for basic audio, this is it. If you want gaming, go with something in the 2.1 configuration, like the Companion 3.
Pros Sound good, compact, reliable
Cons They are 2.0 computer speakers, afterall
Summary I almost went for the Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 based on user reviews. And man, am I glad I didn't. I noticed several user complaints about the Klipsch crackling and popping and failing after 6mos. So I decided to take some time and actually shop. After testing, the Klipsch, Bose and many others at 3 or 4 stores. The Bose stood out head and shoulders and a couple of pairs of the Klipsch were crackling in the stores. Some user reviews on Bose said that they sound better in the store b/c of their special display setup. I found that they sound as good or BETTER at home. Don't nickel and dime, you'll get what you pay for with these.
"Muffled sound"on by fleurya
Pros decent base for lack of subwoofer
Cons very muffled sound
Summary Listened to set set in the store and they sounded great, but it was a Bose display, so the surroundings and music were chosen by Bose. I was skeptical, but decided the Bose name is good.
I got them home listening to them now. The sound is very muffled-sounding, as if some heavy cloth or a pillow is being held over speakers that would normally sound clear. I've tried a number of different kinds of music, but same result. I'm taking them back and getting a set of M-Audio monitors that sounded great, even out in the open, on a steel shelf, and playing internet radio!
Pros Smooth, balanced response and attractive.
Cons I'm entirely pleased.
Summary I use these for music on my work computer. I'm a serious musician and have an audiophile system at home, so I was primarily seeking smooth, clean music reproduction, without bloated bass and shrill highs. These Bose do a great job reproducing files up to 1-bit DSD 5.6 mHz. I can easily hear the difference between a CD and hi-rez files.
The analogue control on the speakers is useful, allowing me to avoid the degradation caused by DSP in the computer. All gains and resolution are set at their maxes on the computer and I use the analog volume control to adjust level. Unfortunately, I did need to use a little DSP to reduce a slight hump in the lower bass.
At 100-bucks, I don't know of any competition. These are not audiophile grade, by any stretch of the imagination, but they do a very good job at their price point. Most of the competition in this price looked to "cheap" and "plastic". I know there's plastic in the Bose, but it looks good.