The compact Bose Computer MusicMonitor delivers full, rich sound quality without taking up too much space on your desktop. Good things really do come in small packages.
This two-piece desktop speaker system may be petite, but don't be fooled, it features the latest in switching amplifier technology combined with new, proprietary acoustic design, and Bose digital signal processing to deliver accurate, full-range sound.
The thin, powerful neodymium transducers have ten times the magnetic energy density of conventional speakers, so they're small in size, but high in output. Enjoy superior audio as the active electronic equalisation balances low, mid and high frequencies for more natural tone and clarity.
Elegant and easy to use
Smaller, lighter and 50% more efficient than many traditional linear amplifiers, the system is unobtrusive and elegant, with a solid aluminium casing to complement your notebook or desktop computer.
The handy remote keeps on/off and volume control at your fingertips and set up is simple; just plug in and press play.
- Elegant aluminium casing
- Easy connectivity - just plug in and press play
- Deep, powerful low tones
- High output
- Smaller, lighter and 50% more efficient than many traditional linear amplifiers
- Active electronic equalisation
- Remote control volume and on/off
- Shielded to prevent interference with other devices
- A/C powered
Did you notice?The Bose Computer MusicMonitor is smaller, lighter and 50% more efficient than many traditional linear amplifiers.
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What's in the Box?
- Two Bose MusicMonitor speakers
- Remote control
- Power cord
- Connecting cable
- Demonstration CD
- Connections: Headphone port
- Height: Per speaker: 12.2 cm/4.81 in.
- Width: Per speaker: 6.5 cm/2.5 in.
- Depth: Per speaker: 4.81 in./12.3 cm
- Weight: Right speaker: 0.6 kg; Left speaker: 0.5 kg
- Mac OS X v10.4.6 or later
- Mfr. Part Number: 43329
- UPC or EAN No.: 17817420099
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Ratings & Reviews
Amazing sound from a small source.
Although they're pricey these speakers have an amazing sound in a compact and portable package that makes them worth the cost. Pe Although they're pricey these speakers have an amazing sound in a compact and portable package that makes them worth the cost. People are always amazed by their range and power for how tiny they are.
The only reason I'm giving them four instead of five stars is because I do get an odd popping sound from the speakers on occasion when they're connected to my MacBook Air. This might be due to the small size of the Air not allowing for a solid plug connection, so I'm not completely sure where the blame should lay. Other than that I'd highly recommend these speakers for anyone looking for a compact and portable system for their laptop.
- Written by John H from Santa Monica
231 of 255 people found this useful
Full sound, yet small and sleek body.
at first we were expecting to have a puny sound with mock-bass touch to it, but the speakers have really proven that they're capab at first we were expecting to have a puny sound with mock-bass touch to it, but the speakers have really proven that they're capable, and they do not disappoint! …
- Written by Connie C from Foster City
179 of 198 people found this useful
Micro Music Monitor
Designed by BOSE in the land of Japan. These little anodized aluminium housed speakers are all about the size. Incidentally for fu Designed by BOSE in the land of Japan. These little anodized aluminium housed speakers are all about the size. Incidentally for further cost you can purchase a dual power - battery operable version in Japan (M3). Anyway there is no finer tiny active loudspeaker on the market today. As in there is nothing smaller/same size that can provide the same or better performance. They have managed to squeeze into the design a stereo 20W RMS p/ch switch mode amplifier, feeding a neodymium motored 5cm broadband driver via Bose proprietary active electronic equalization circuitry. Bose equalization has its uses as it is geared to provide “full bodied” sound at low to normal listening levels. Incidentally they can go loud enough to disturb your immediate neighbors. Practical audible in-room response appears to be from 55hz to 16khz, with the dual passive radiators working hard between 60-70hz, hence the steep cut off in low frequency response below this. After a weeks run in and some psychoacoustical adaptation, voices can appear to be particularly clean/clear and they appear to thrive on “live” type recordings, appearing almost 3 dimensional at times, whilst providing a commendably tuneful bass response. OK, these wont replace standmounts like B&W 684’s etc, however after owning a pair of Creative Gigaworks T20’s, their tiny foot print looks much neater on my desktop, whilst sounding refreshingly more refined. …
- Written by Jonathan W from Wimbledon
148 of 163 people found this useful
Mac laptop speakers do a better job on low quality audio
I purchased a pair of these after reading all the positive reviews and checking with an audiophile friend who has a pair. On the p I purchased a pair of these after reading all the positive reviews and checking with an audiophile friend who has a pair. On the positive side the speakers create a reasonable sound stage and they seem to do well with the types of music I listen to (classical and popular). They are not amazing, but do a good job for their size. They are compact and portable, but on balance I probably would not travel with them and would prefer noise canceling headphones for that use. I can't comment on their performance for base heavy music as I never listen to it, so I would accept other reviewers comments. I do find the base satisfactory, but a bit attenuated.
Where these speakers fall down for me is in some movies, Skype, podcasts and streaming video. In many of these cases I actually prefer the sound from my laptop speakers. As an example I have a digital version of BBC's Ocean Planet and, apart from the sound stage and some detail, the narration sounds clearer on the laptop speakers. Skype does not sound great and a bad connection will sound awful through these speakers, but somewhat better on the laptop speakers. With poor quality audio feeds, especially with voice, it is often clearer through the laptop speakers.
It does appear that there is a reasonable amount of variation between different movie recordings. On some other BBC productions the MusicMonitors do a fair to good job. Star Trek into Darkness is nice and the base is more than adequate for my taste. I still miss some clarity in the voices though, but there is a lot of detail and a very nice sound stage. I don't have a good explanation for the variation, but it is there. I imagine that the laptop speakers are better at filtering out rubbish in bad recordings. I have played the MusicMonitors on Partita for solo violin No.3 in E major and was impressed with the sound reproduction.
So why the three star rating? All-in-all for the money I think the MusicMonitor's should consistently do a better job than my laptop speakers and I don't find that to be true. If I only listened to music I would give them a four star rating (classical and modern), but 50 percent of my usage is not music, but video, podcasts, and Skype. This means I have to accept a lot of variation in quality for the advantages of portability and small footprint. To my mind if you have a library of good quality video and audio and want a minimal footprint these little speakers are worthwhile considering. If your primary use is Skype, streaming movies and podcasts with some music then I would also want to audition some alternatives.
I want to love these speakers for their elegant design, compactness, and reasonable musicality. However, their sensitivity to source and, to some extent, placement is frustrating. I keep disconnecting them for Skype and for any low quality audio and then reconnecting for listening to music. …
- Written by Nicholas L from Washington
1 of 1 people found this useful
Don't be fooled...
Don't be fooled by the small size of these monitors. They sound great and the fidelity speaks true. I had my doubts with Bose's co Don't be fooled by the small size of these monitors. They sound great and the fidelity speaks true. I had my doubts with Bose's commercial image but there is much thought put into this design, and the quality of sound exceeds my expectations. The speakers have also done well in a multitude of environments and acoustics. I have relied on them through a tour in Afghanistan as well as in my home. …
- Written by Jarrod W from Fort Worth
2 of 2 people found this useful
Where is the sub-woofer?
When I first heard these demoed, I looked under the table to see if there was a sub-woofer. I was impressed! Such sound in such a When I first heard these demoed, I looked under the table to see if there was a sub-woofer. I was impressed! Such sound in such a small package.
Yes, I bought them and I'm using them regularly. …
- Written by Geoffrey B from Baldwin
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can I use the Bose computer monitor speakers with a television as well as my MacBook Pro
- Asked by Keith A
Yes, but it depends on what television [device] you have or get.
1st/ the Bose speakers use a ste Yes, but it depends on what television [device] you have or get.
1st/ the Bose speakers use a stereo 3.5mm mini-jack so unless your TV monitor has a mini-jack you'll need some sort of adaptor. Most TV's have RCA connectors for audio and you should be able to find either online or a specialist electronic goods store that stock an adaptor that has two [male] RCA connectors [usually one red, one black] cabled to a stereo 3.5 mini jack socket [female].
2nd/ You'll find most "Televisions" ie combined screen [monitor] & tuners [the bit that receives and decodes the broadcasted TV signal] have speakers built in to them so there's not going to be a huge benefit to running your Bose monitors with this kind of TV except a possible increase in sound quality if the TV speakers are really rubbish.
3rd/ Some older TV's don't have any audio output connectors to connect your external speakers to.
Tip: It's best to NOT use the headphone socket to run your Bose units because the power output is much greater than the level that the Bose are designed for and you'll usually you'll get a more distorted sound even if you turn down the headphone socket's level. …
- Answered by Ken F from Tamarama
can I use the bose mini speakers with the iPad?
- Asked by Eneida M from Coral Gables
Yes. Using the 3.5mm audio out put, these would connect directly using the provided cable
- Answered by Luke J
Can I use these speakers without a Apple Desktop or Laptop? as I have a Dell computer
- Asked by Ewa B
Yes. They are compatible with any PC or Mac that has a standard headphone jack.
- Answered by Timothy T from Puyallup
I'm sure they sound great but are they compatible with mountain lion?
- Asked by Silvio R from San Antonio
Of course they are. Does not really matter what OS is being used, since there is no "installation" r Of course they are. Does not really matter what OS is being used, since there is no "installation" required. I bought the speakers when my laptop had OS X10.6; now it is OS X 10.8.3 (ML) and no problem using the speakers at all!! …
- Answered by R H from Mumbai
What is the length of the power cable from the power pack to the speaker?
- Asked by Dean B
I have just measured the length of the cable between the shoulders of the stress relief features on I have just measured the length of the cable between the shoulders of the stress relief features on the cable. The measurement is 60 inches. One inches equals 25.3999 millimetres. I bought my speaker system in Canada. I would ASUME the same length from other areas of the world. …
- Answered by Christopher S from Vancouver
Is this compatible with Iphone?
- Asked by R A
Yes the Computer Music Monitor system certainly is. All you do is hook the cable to your iPHone and Yes the Computer Music Monitor system certainly is. All you do is hook the cable to your iPHone and your ready to go :)
Hope this helps :) …
- Answered by Crystal R from Beeville