Boost your sound with the Companion® 2 Series III speaker system from Bose. Designed to provide a wider and more natural soundscape – these speakers give your Mac a new voice. Experience a spacious, dramatic soundstage that seems to extend beyond the desktop speakers – whether you've set them next to your monitor or placed them farther apart. You'll also appreciate the clear, robust response for those challenging low musical notes and sound effects.
These sleek and compact speakers fit easily in their surroundings to save valuable desktop space. Dual inputs make it a snap to connect your computer and portable audio sources at the same time. Both volume control and the headphone jack sit on the front of one speaker to provide easy control over your listening experience.
- TrueSpace stereo digital processing brings added life to music, games, video and streaming media
- Wide, natural sound from only two speakers
- Digital signal processing for crisp, clear audio at all listening levels
- Reproduces sound effects with clarity from a small enclosure
- Dual inputs for easy connections to your computer and additional audio sources
- Volume control and headphone jack within easy reach
- Sleek, elegant design complements the look of your Mac
Did you notice?Dual inputs let you connect your Mac and iPod at the same time, so you don't have to fiddle about with wires when you want to change audio source.
Apple Recommends ForEnjoying stunning desktop audio from movies, music or games on your Mac.
What's in the Box?
- Bose® Companion® 2 Series III Speakers
- Power charger and cable
- Connections: 1/8 Inch Stereo
- Speaker Configurations: Stereo
- Power: AC/Mains
- Height: 190 mm/7.5 in.
- Width: 80 mm/3.1 in.
- Weight: 1kg (Per Speaker)
- Length: 150 mm/5.9 in.
- Mfr. Part Number: 354495-1100
- UPC or EAN No.: 017817602815
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.
Ratings & Reviews
exactly what i expected, price can't be beat
these speaker accompany my iMac 10.8.4 OS and the sound is delicious (not tinny, not base-heavy). I've been able to adjust and equ these speaker accompany my iMac 10.8.4 OS and the sound is delicious (not tinny, not base-heavy). I've been able to adjust and equalize with my itunes as I see fit, and the Bose quality can be heard loud and clear. Sounds great watching tv shows, listening to live music, acoustic and studio recordings. I bought Bose headphones for $100 5-6 years ago and those are still kicking after being worn out practically, so I imagine I'll get the same length of wear/tear out of these desktop speakers. Man, you can't beat this price, I am very happy! …
- Written by Mollie M from Reno
55 of 56 people found this useful
Very Good Sound for a 'Starter' Speaker System from Bose
I have just listened to a few selections on these new speakers. The sound is vivid from these 'beginner' speakers from Bose. I l I have just listened to a few selections on these new speakers. The sound is vivid from these 'beginner' speakers from Bose. I listen to mainly classical music from iTunes as well as selections from YouTube. These speakers are a vast improvement from an earlier set of speakers that I owned and will be a major step up from the raspy built-in speakers on computers. An excellent value for listeners who are on a budget but want sound of good quality. …
- Written by THOMAS A from PHILADELPHIA
48 of 49 people found this useful
Decent, but most importantly---cheap!
I wasn't really expecting much out of this 99 bucks pair of speakers, and their actual performance sounded worthy of the money. I I wasn't really expecting much out of this 99 bucks pair of speakers, and their actual performance sounded worthy of the money. I mean, these are not the best speakers you can find for your mac or PC, but for the price, they do a pretty decent job. I would expect them to reproduce lower in the low end, and crisper in the high end, but if that means $100 or more to spend, I'd rather stay with this pair. …
- Written by Mingding W from West Lafayette
49 of 53 people found this useful
Nice and heavy, but sound could be better
I wouldn't exactly call these speakers cheap considering the sound is very average. Don't expect great bass. I do like that they a I wouldn't exactly call these speakers cheap considering the sound is very average. Don't expect great bass. I do like that they are heavy and are not easily knocked over when you bump them, as happens with other small computer speakers. The knob has a very firm and sturdy feel that makes you think of good quality. Too bad the sound is not better. …
- Written by Edward R from McHenry
2 of 2 people found this useful
Nice speakers for a relatively cheap price
Jet black with a small foot print, these speakers are slightly angled to the listener if sitting on a desk. There is a han Design
Jet black with a small foot print, these speakers are slightly angled to the listener if sitting on a desk. There is a handy volume dial at the front as well as a conveniently placed 3.5mm headphone jack below.
The materials used consist of hard plastics (for the body) with cloth speaker protectors.
Overall the speakers sit on soft rubberised cushions. They look, feel and function with minimalism in mind.
Would have preferred wooden housing, but price in mind, the thick plastics do the job.
Interestingly the reverse of the speakers each contain an air separator for Bass/Air reflection.
Setting up the speakers could not be easier. Plug the left speaker into the right. Plug the main cable from the speaker to your computer and the power into the power outlet. Slide the volume dial to turn on. Very simple. One issue is the fact that there is no power light.
Music with heavy bass is over pronounced to give a sense of richness.
Mid and high tones are quite impressive with minimal distortion at higher volumes.
Classical music with true space technology indeed makes the listening experience a pleasure.
Overall a wonderful set of cost effective speakers that do the job for the casual listener. …
- Written by Sing Chien O from Sydney
Just do it...
Quite simply, you won't get much more for your money than these beauties. At 90 sovs you are on to a winner. Absolutely fantastic Quite simply, you won't get much more for your money than these beauties. At 90 sovs you are on to a winner. Absolutely fantastic sound quality for the price. Rich mid-range, decent bass and so, so easy to set up. You know it makes sense!! …
- Written by Tim A from Rickmansworth
10 of 10 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
do these speakers work with a mac mini?
- Asked by Holly E from Mayfield
Yes. I use these speakers with a Mac mini and they work well.
- Answered by Edward R from Mchenry
Can these speakers be used with an macbook air? Is any adapter needed?
- Asked by Hadi S
These connect via a standard 3.5mm headphone jack which all Macs have so yes, they will work!
- Answered by Lorenzo F
Do these speakers support the inline mic on standard Apple earphones?
- Asked by Ryan E
Will these speakers work with my ipad?
- Asked by Deborah W from Laredo
Absolutely - just plug them in to your headphone socket and away you go :-)
- Answered by Mike G
Is there a wireless speaker to work with both Macbook pro and iphone5?
- Asked by Kimberly Z from Keshena
You want an Airplay speaker. Philips have their Fidelio range with speakers from as little as £120. You want an Airplay speaker. Philips have their Fidelio range with speakers from as little as £120. I have several sets which combined with my Apple TV plugged into a decent HIFI, give me great sound all over the house. Work with all Macbook pro's running OSX 10.8 onwards and iPhone 5 and iPad etc. …
- Answered by Andrew H from Chester