- Proprietary TrueSpace® surround digital processing circuitry
- Digital 5.1 audio playback
- USB simplicity
- Preassembled speakers/stands
- Compact Acoustimass module
- Control pod
- Magnetically shielded speakers
- Patented integrated signal processing
- Compression circuitry
- Active equalization
- Dual inputs
What's in the Box?
- Acoustimass module
- Satellite speakers with stands
- Control pod
- Power cord, USB cable
- Connections: USB
- Height: Acoustimass module: 8.68 in./21.91 cm; Satellite speakers: 8.9 in./22.5 cm; Control pod: 1.13 in./2.86 cm
- Width: Acoustimass module: 7.13 in./18.1 cm; Satellite speakers: 5.8 in./14.7 cm; Control pod: 2.5 in./6.35 cm
- Depth: Acoustimass module: 14.0 in./35.56 cm; Satellite speakers: 3.8 in./9.7 cm
- Weight: Acoustimass module: 15.4 lb./6.99 kg; Satellite speakers: 1.9 lb./0.9 kg
- UPC or EAN No.: 17817393270
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
- *For optimum performance, we recommend Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later.; Apple is an authorized Bose dealer.; Visit the following url to learn more and for verification: http://www.bose.com/apple
Ratings & Reviews
Not what I hoped for
When I first set this system up on my new MacPro, I was blown away; clear, clean strong, truly remarkable, especially for watching When I first set this system up on my new MacPro, I was blown away; clear, clean strong, truly remarkable, especially for watching movies. Now, a week later, I've discovered a deficiency that really disappoints me. Bose instructions suggest that you should turn off your equalizer and let the music sound the way the musicians intended it. If you follow that advice, you're going to run into a lot of recordings that sound like the vocal track is being projected from a distant coal mine. You can compensate fairly well with the iTunes equalizer but the fact is that my old $120 sound system did a better job with at last 10% of what I play. Notable victims include David Bowie (try Modern Love), John Mellencamp, and Journey, but you'll notice the effect to some degree with an unfortunately broad spectrum of artists. Overall, the sound quality is still so good that I rate the product at 4 stars, but you would be well advised to test the system with a representative selection of your favorite music before you sink $400 into it. …
- Written by Peter G from San Clemente
910 of 1166 people found this useful
As an audiophile I sample lots of speakers systems whether they are for home theatre, two channel listening, or computer speakers. As an audiophile I sample lots of speakers systems whether they are for home theatre, two channel listening, or computer speakers. In all catagories Bose speakers have been over priced for their performance. Ever since Bose came out with their 901 line, Bose has presented themselves as the Ferrari of home audio. But sadly the rest of their products just don't live up to the 901's quality, and these are no difference. If these speakers cost 200 dollars less they would be a good system, but for the price tag, well they just don't perform.
-They do a pretty decent job reproducing high frequencies
- For a computer sub it hits the lows nicely.
-The touch pad is a neat feature that I would like ot see on other models
-as i have stated many times its over priced
-I have found that the mids are lacking definition.
-The sub is lacking character, only giving out thumps. …
- Written by Cody S
1004 of 1369 people found this useful
Bose Companion 5 Speakers
I must start by saying that these are a truly stunning set of speakers! They look amazing and the sound that they produce is prett I must start by saying that these are a truly stunning set of speakers! They look amazing and the sound that they produce is pretty darn brilliant!
If you know about the Bose product range, they are in effect a small version of the 3-2-1 set. Although they use a different technology to the 3-2-1 set, they produce the same sort of effect for pc users. They honestly produce surround like sound from 2.1 speakers, which for hard-core PC & Mac users is ideal.
These are a set of speakers that I think everyone will be jealous of, if you buy them. I know I would be! …
- Written by Thomas H from Witney
349 of 457 people found this useful
Best Sound I Ever Bought for My Desk
The speakers and their little stands fit nicely on the corners of my desk and the sub-woofer sits on the floor at the back of my d The speakers and their little stands fit nicely on the corners of my desk and the sub-woofer sits on the floor at the back of my desk (the cord that runs topside to the speakers was too short to place the sub-woofer at the front edge of my desk). That "short" lead wire from the sub-woofer is the only "short" coming of the system. The sound is fantastic whether I'm listening to my iTunes radio or music stored on my computer or watching my Elgato TV feature of my MAC. When I watch a movie on my MAC'S Cinemate 27" screen and listen to my Bose sound I am just as happy as if I'm in my home theater room. This is a great Bose product and I highly recommend for the person who wants great sound out of little space. Unfortunately Bose uses a USB Connection which severly limits the kind of devices and places one can use the system. It would also work great with the 32" Flat screen I use in the bedroom (which has awful sound) IF the Bose had an optical connection (since my MAC has optical output just as all my flat screen TVs do). If the Bose had an optical connection I would gladly pay $399 to purchase for all five bedrooms that have 32" & 37" TVs with awful sound, BUT I WILL NOT pay $1,500 for Bose's "wave" sound bar. That is lost business for Bose in my opinion. The USB connection for all those desktops and laptops that don't have optical outputs is great, but why not do both and keep the sound as true and clear and digital as possible for those who have optical connection? But the bottom line here remains that this Bose is a great system for sound and clarity and range. …
- Written by James H from Beavercreek
The Best Speakers Ever!!!!!
Just bought these today and kinda worried that they weren't going to sound great and set it up at home and it had the best sound e Just bought these today and kinda worried that they weren't going to sound great and set it up at home and it had the best sound ever that i have ever heard. Very easy set up! I would recommend this to everyone. It has the most amazing sound and bass. …
- Written by Joel V from Thousand Oaks
Companion 3 series II system was better
I owned the companion 3 series II and was completely in love with them. (5 out of 4 stars) (Not the Companion 3 series III)
Bou I owned the companion 3 series II and was completely in love with them. (5 out of 4 stars) (Not the Companion 3 series III)
Bought the companion 5 series II because who doesn't want 5 channel sound!?
1. No Optical input! (i knew this before purchasing). If you're going to pay 400 dollars for a 5.1 system, it'd better have optical input. Not having optical really limits the use of these speakers to the computer. I DONT CARE if they are called "computer speakers", at this price point they should support ALL COMPUTER AUDIO INPUTS. They're just trying to be stingy and make it so you have to buy their tv system if you want to have a BOSE 5.1 experience when gaming or using Apple TV.
2. Acoustamass module has a lot less depth in this system, leaving the sound very stringy and over trebled (i only listen to lossless audio)
3. its a bulky set when you compare it to the companion 3 series II and consider that the companion 5 doesnt sound quite as good.
1. If all you do is watch dvd's with 5.1 audio at your computer then by all means, this is the system for you! If you're a normal person and listen to music at your computer and watch movies on your TV then you might want to consider a system that will support both your computer and tv (AKA a system with both analog and digital/optical inputs; logitech makes a decent one) because i dont know about you but the only 5.1 audio i own is Dark Side of the Moon. As much as i love that album from pink floyd, its not worth $400 to experience... …
- Written by Michael M from Grand Forks
3 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
i was wondering if this product is compatable with 220Volts for international use?
- Asked by Pete R
yes, i am using it on 220 V but you need to check in for which country are you looking for. I bought yes, i am using it on 220 V but you need to check in for which country are you looking for. I bought it in India. There may be several versions available depending upon the country. …
- Answered by Gaurav K
VERY loud. I can hear them everywhere in in a 4 bedroom house.
- Answered by Gerard C from Sterling
can this sound system can be connected to your tv
- Asked by Uveerajsingh J
I own this set of speakers. The only way you can connect the Bose Companion 5 (BC5) is via the 3.5m I own this set of speakers. The only way you can connect the Bose Companion 5 (BC5) is via the 3.5mm mini jack. Most televisions do not have the capability of passing sound via their USB ports (if they even have one).
What I did is find an RCA to Mini Jack converter cable, this will allow you to plug into your audio out on your television and connect directly to your BC5. (Tricky part is that you still need to adjust the sound via the BCA dial and not the TV, unless your television doesn't do a pre out RCA)
If your television only has optical audio out (toslink), then the passthrough gets a bit more tricky. You will need the following:
1. A Toslink cable to connect from your TV to a converter (mentioned in #2)
2. A Toslink to Coax (RCA) converter. Easily purchased online or at an electronics store i.e. Radioshack.
3. Finally you will need an RCA to to Mini Jack converter cable.
For this you connect the Toslink (optical audio) cable from the TV to the Converter, and then using the RCA to Minijack connect the Converter to the BC5. Again the tricky part is that you still need to adjust the sound via the BCA dial and not the TV) …
- Answered by Miguel S from Phoenix
What are the best speakers to buy - all in one type - that will work with Mac Book Pro, iphone/ipod products and apple tv?
- Asked by Pamela K from Phoenix
Can I buy this product from Italy at this price?
- Answered by Stefano L from Frascati