The Companion 5 multimedia speaker system is engineered to deliver the excitement of surround sound content right at your computer. Just two small speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass module deliver much of the audio performance you'd expect from a five-speaker surround sound system. A single USB connection is all it takes - no special software, hardware or sound card upgrade necessary.*
The TrueSpace surround digital processing circuitry enables two elegant desktop speakers and a compact module to put you in the middle of the action. The soundstage seems to envelop you. And the experience is developed especially for computer listening, so you're right in the middle of the music, the game, the special effects.
Magnetic field is essentially confined inside the speakers and will not cause monitor interference or damage to magnetic media such as audio cassette tapes. With the Dual inputs you can enjoy two audio sources simultaneously - one to your computer, the other to a portable audio device.
The Companion 5 system features a handy, all-in-one control pod to keep speaker volume control, single-touch mute, headphone jack and an auxiliary input all within easy reach. Speakers are mounted on stands enabling superb performance and more usable desktop space.
- 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
- Weight: Two satellite speakers: 1.09 kg; Acoustimass module: 6.99 kg; System in carton: 12.3 kg
- UPC or EAN No.: 17817536929
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- *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
Companion 3 vs Companion 5
Companion 5 adds depth to the sound which Companion 3 lacks off. It makes a huge difference to listening to music and movies.
- Written by Cheng woon N from Batu pahat
70 of 80 people found this useful
Excellent, BETTER THAN THE COMPANION 3!
After owning these for a short while i can say that these are the best version of the Companion series, and absolutely SUPERB soun After owning these for a short while i can say that these are the best version of the Companion series, and absolutely SUPERB sound quality, i am now re-encoding to Apple Lossless to et the best out of these. HIGHLY recommended. …
- Written by Stephen L from Benfleet
68 of 79 people found this useful
I've owned these for a few years now and spent so much time listening to them that I didn't have time to write a review.
The de I've owned these for a few years now and spent so much time listening to them that I didn't have time to write a review.
The desktop speakers look great and have a good spread of sound. The bass unit is quite big, but I have mine tucked away under the desk and out of site.
If you go for something with a bit of va va voom about it, such as "War machine -ACDC" or "Whole lotta love - Led Zepplin" you get a real sense of the balance between the massive bass unit and the desktop speakers.
The sound is very impressive for the money.
The control "puck" is brilliant too, a simple touch on/off and a volume ring that allows you to really annoy the neighbours. It goes very LOUD if you want it to.
I'm glad I went the extra and got these over the 3. …
- Written by Neil W from London
60 of 68 people found this useful
Couldn't fault them
They are so compact and yet so good!! my family were shocked at the output these speakers give out. The sub is plenty enough. the They are so compact and yet so good!! my family were shocked at the output these speakers give out. The sub is plenty enough. the companions do well when it comes to watching movies,playing games and even music. just quality speakers. the only issue has to be the fact the sub can struggle just a tiny bit when it comes to them high bass notes. but they are still amazing for the price. best set ive bought and definitely getting more Bose products in the future …
- Written by Ben L from barrow in furness
Give Bose your money... now
- Written by Frederick B from Ashtead
Good, but not perfect! (I went with Harmon Kardon Sound Sticks)
I ordered these and the Harmon Kardon Sound Sticks.
I had the day to myself so set them both up and was able to switch instanta I ordered these and the Harmon Kardon Sound Sticks.
I had the day to myself so set them both up and was able to switch instantaneously between the two. To cut this short I found the Bose to have slightly clearer/crisper vocals and punchier bass. But the way it integrates the sub into the satellites is quite poor and the sound from the sub is very directional if you have it to the side of your desk (as I have to). It isn't the end of the world, but it stops them being worth £300 if you have to set up in this way.
The Sound Sticks, whilst not quite as crisp and punchy, integrate the sub far better and the sound from the low end is not directional at all. As such I kept the Soundsticks as the Bose were 3 times the price and far from perfect. Personally, I also think the Bose products are starting to look a bit dated.
If you can position the sub in front of you, then its a slightly different matter. But bear in mind the Sound Sticks are a third of the price if you shop around, and they are more than adequate for the average user.
All the best …
- Written by Gregory J P from PLYMOUTH
4 of 6 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can i use them for my tv?
- Asked by Alexander M
Yes, you will need a line in jack which you connect from the volume module to your headphone socket Yes, you will need a line in jack which you connect from the volume module to your headphone socket in the TV. This is how I have mine set up. …
- Answered by Daniel M
Can you remove the stands so they just sit flat on a desk?
- Asked by Sara P
Would I be able to plug my iPhone 3Gs directly into this, or would the software be too new or something?
- Asked by Tommy K
You are connecting the iPhone via the 3.5mm jack, there are no software computability issues with he You are connecting the iPhone via the 3.5mm jack, there are no software computability issues with headphone peripherals. You are not connection via a docking station as such, where you may be prone to interference or similar issues. Plug and play. …
- Answered by Michael D from Wolfeboro
iphone 4 use with Bose Companion 5 multimedia speakers
- Asked by Stephen B
As long as the Companion 5 is connected to a power-source, it's plug and play via the AUX input on t As long as the Companion 5 is connected to a power-source, it's plug and play via the AUX input on the hub. It is as difficult is plugging in your skull-candy headphones. :) …
- Answered by Michael D from Wolfeboro