Experience lifelike performance at almost any volume level and a wide two-channel soundstage—due to proprietary integrated signal processing and TrueSpace® stereo digital processing circuitry.
A unique control pod makes it easy to adjust or mute the volume and connect other devices. Features rotational volume control, single-touch mute, headphone jack, and audio input.
Dual inputs on the control pod let you connect your headphones or a second audio source, such as an MP3 player or tablet.
Powerful low-note performance
The advanced port design and driver deliver powerful low-note performance and full, natural sound. Balanced low, mid, and high frequencies through active electronic equalization also result in more natural tone and clarity.
Compact, elegant appearance
Compact, elegant appearance complements most any decor while fitting neatly on a desk.
- Lifelike performance
- Unique control pod
- Dual inputs
- Powerful low-note performance
- Compact, elegant appearance
Did you notice?TrueSpace® stereo digital processing circuitry delivers lifelike performance at almost any volume level and a wide two-channel soundstage.
Apple Recommends ForBring more life to your music, games, and videos on your Mac or iPad, with wide, natural sound from just two speakers.
What's in the Box?
- Bose Companion 20 left and right speaker
- Control pod
- Speaker cable
- Audio input cable with mini-plug
- AC power cord
- Connections : Headphone port
- Speaker Configurations : Stereo
- Height : 8.66 in./22.00 cm
- Width : 3.5 in./8.89 cm
- Weight : 2.6 lb./1.18 kg (per speaker)
- Length : 4.72 in./11.99 cm
- Mfr. Part Number : 329509-1300
- UPC or EAN No. : 17817548021
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Ratings & Reviews
I'm a college student and I was looking for some desk speakers whose sound could completely fill up an entire large room. I listen to a wide range of music and wanted speakers that could satisfy this. I decided to try out the Bose Companion 20's and despite my skepticism, they perform beautifully. I really like my bass and so I was worried the companion 20's would be lacking in this respect. Turns out that they have plenty enough bass to make me happy. Sure it isn't heart throbbing like you would get from a system with a subwoofer but it certainly is well balanced with the rest of the ranges. The sound quality of the system is amazing. Now I can actually tell which music files are high and low quality. I should mention that I am using these speakers with a MacBook Pro and the setup looks gorgeous. Everything matches perfectly and looks really clean. I would definitely recommend this product! …
- Written by Noa F from Cambridge
213 of 228 people found this useful
Worth every penny
I have an extensive digital music collection on my PC, so I wanted a quality upgrade to my old Sony's to listen to my music. At $2 60, these are certainly not cheap for PC speakers, but of course, you know the old adage, you get what you pay for. These little beauties produce sound at all ranges (even the lows) expertly, without the need for a separate sub-woofer. There is no distortion at higher volumes and no loss of fidelity at lower volumes.
I like the separate 'pod' which controls volume (there are no volumes/power controls on the actual speakers) and with a quick tap, mutes the speakers. You can also connect headphones via the pod or a separate audio source like an iPod.
I believe the Bose Companion 2 (which is their entry level PC speaker) run about $110. I say skip past those and go right to the Companion 20. You won't be disappointed. …
- Written by Matt D from Welland
166 of 181 people found this useful
Very clear sound
I originally had logitech z-2300 speakers that broke so decided to venture and buy new speakers. I thought the logitech speakers s ub woofer was way over active and kind of annoying. So I bought these, and I got to admit, they don't have a sub woofer but they pump out sounds EXTREMELY nice & clean. The base will surprise you and you will definitely hear it!! And it's not over active or late and sounds very very nice. The speakers handle loud volumes very clearly with no breakage of sound, at all.
HOWEVER, these do not include a sub woofer so if you are looking for 15" woofer sounds, these speakers aren't it. But I will definitely keep as a replacement for my THX z-2300 speakers because of the right amount of bass, treble and very clear mid-tones. …
- Written by Aleksey M from Firestone
177 of 204 people found this useful
The bass on these thing are incredible for the size of them and the volume? well lets just say it's either loud or extra loud.
- Written by Andrew K from Ivybridge
Took The Plunge...
My God! What an excellent set of speakers. Worth every penny when it comes to lows, mids or highs. Sure you can get more for your money like 5.1s from Creative or Logitech but this is premium stuff and you know you can't go wrong with Bose. I took the plunge and will do it again if it comes to that. Excellent build quality from fit, finish to packaging, you just can't find any flaws with it. Plus the set beautifully compliments your Mac anytime. …
- Written by Fouad B from Clifton
3 of 3 people found this useful
Magnificent sound qulity！
As a college students my apartment space is very limited and
due to the consider of neighbour around ，so most of the time
the v olume is never up to 30% but even though the sound quality
is outstanding and the bass is much powerful then you can expected
Most listen ： POP， Rock， Jazz ，Piano
·Clear and detailed vocals
·plenty of bass（Possibly a bit too bassy） …
- Written by Michael Z from Vancouver
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Mark S. D from Springfield Gardens
- Feb 4, 2013
I think you mean the Airport Express. Yes, you can connect the speaker to it.
- Answered by Jan H
- Mar 2, 2013
The Companion 20 loudspeakers are fairly loud, certainly loud enough for filling an average size bed room or small living space. They are not going to rock a house party full of 18 year old kids or annoy the neighbours much but they will provide a strong performance for near-field listening.
The sound quality is the usual hallmark Bose sound, slightly rolled off treble but otherwise a fairly natural tonal balance. Clarity on the Bose Companion 20 is very good surprisingly - despite it's small size. Bass response is probably equal to that of a small bookshelf speaker. It's still less than a dedicated bass module, but offers more than the Companion 2 or Music Monitor models.
They offer a clear, full and rich sound with exceptional clarity although it does lack some definition in the bass, and is slightly rolled off on the treble but this is sometimes why people prefer to go with Bose (they are less artificial sounding in some respects because they don't have honky highs or rumbling lows that seem so commonplace today).
Overall they sound good, will fill a reasonable size room and provide adequate bass for most styles of music, yes they may be a little expensive but you should ultimately let your ears do the deciding. Go listen to them. …
- Answered by Gareth R
- Sep 1, 2011
- Asked by Craig W from Suffer Paradise
- Jan 14, 2013
No answers yet
Yes, although you may be at risk of interference from your phone if it's too close, switching to air plane mode would eliminate this (although would also prevent phone calls etc.) or I use my Bose with an Apple Airport Express which lets me use them wirelessly with my iPhone and Mac, meaning the phone doesn't need to be near the speakers and there's no cables that need to go into my iPhone. …
- Answered by Sam C from Melbourne
- Dec 18, 2012
- Asked by Maureen S from St Paul
- Sep 13, 2012
I called BOSE Canada and asked about the length of the speaker cable. He told me it was 6 feet,
- Answered by Cameron I from Windsor
- Nov 27, 2012
- Asked by Michael A from Newark
- Feb 17, 2012
BOSE seems to tout them as the replacement to the C3s , although you won't get the level of bass tha t the C3 can produce the sound quality and performance in the C20 is very, very good and arguably slightly better than other BOSE models. …
- Answered by Gareth R
- Feb 27, 2012