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.: 017817420075
- 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. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.
- Warranty: One-year limited (For details, please visit www.bose.com/controller?url=/customer_service/site_help/index.jsp#limited_warranty)
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Ratings & Reviews
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
These speakers are amazing!
Similar to another reviewer I bought these from the Manhattan Apple Store when I was in NYC for a w These speakers are amazing!
Similar to another reviewer I bought these from the Manhattan Apple Store when I was in NYC for a week working.
After suffering with the internal speakers on my MacBook Pro I took the plunge at $399. As soon as they kicked in I was truly amazed by the depth of bass and the overall warmth of the sound.
Whilst in the hotel I was able to start 2 tracks on Logic, plus have a soundsystem which sounded better than the B&O TV I was provided in the room.
On returning home to the UK I checked the tracks I had started on the MusicMonitors in our studio on our HHB Circle 5 monitors and to be fair the sound wasn't too far out. I had expected to spend a whole day re-EQing all the sounds, but I was pleasantly surprised at how close to natural they were.
The bass was slightly higher than natural on the MusicMonitors than is the case and the highs are lacking a little. I think this is because BOSE has had such a job getting these tiny speaker to be so punchy it slightly overshadows the top ends.
Since the purchase I haven't left the country without them and I do travel abroad once a week.
One recommendation I do have is if you get these bad-boys, do go onto BOSE's website and purchase the protective case. The speakers scratch easily and when you pay $399 you do want to look after them.
Take my advice, throw caution to the wind and get them. If you don't you will always know you have bought second best!!!!!!!
- Written by Chris B from London
61 of 64 people found this useful
Great Little Speakers
I bought these speakers after agonising over which set to buy, given that there are only two speakers. I am really impressed with I bought these speakers after agonising over which set to buy, given that there are only two speakers. I am really impressed with the range and depth of sound. They are expensive, but the sound quality is great, they are nice and discreet and look great next to my apple lcd monitor. So in summary sound good, aesthetically pleasing...but I accept they are a little expensive... …
- Written by Kevin D from chatham
81 of 104 people found this useful
Bose Computer MusicMonitor - 'Perfect in imperfection' (by Charles)
I bought a set of this Computer MusicMonitor after reading through all the reviews. The reviews are very helpful, especially the o I bought a set of this Computer MusicMonitor after reading through all the reviews. The reviews are very helpful, especially the one written by JW from Wimbledon.
It’s impressive that the speakers were delivered in the next day. But of course this is not the key point. I’m very surprised by the ‘mature’ and 'full' sound quality from such small compact size speakers. But on the other hand not surprised, I know it’s BOSE’s strength to provide quality sound from small size. I agree that the bass is slightly richer than the highs. But it could only be felt as an imperfection rather than defect in those highly ‘acoustically sensitive’ ears, not any inferior at all for general music enjoyment. I agree you can’t expect it to match those high end, but why should you? I’d summarize this MusicMonitor as ‘perfect in the imperfection’. After receiving them and listening to them, I immediately placed my order for a carrying case (on BOSE website) as I know I’ll be perfectly happy to carry them to use with my MacBook or iPhone away from home/office because of their excellent sound quality in great volume suitable for presentation for up to 100-people room or a small-scale dance ball. By the way, the audio cables are comfortably long enough for use with my 27-inch iMac in office, so won’t be any problem with a MacBook. …
- Written by DR C C from Manchester
13 of 17 people found this useful
Excellent sound from build quality that matches Apple standards (& design!)
These little speakers produce amazing sound for their size, with two caveats... let them run in well, and make sure the source is These little speakers produce amazing sound for their size, with two caveats... let them run in well, and make sure the source is high quality. They will reveal defects in low quality recordings or audio files of too low resolution. Obviously they don't match high end audiophile monitors, but then nobody should expect them to. But for big sound in a small high quality package I highly recommend them. …
- Written by Alison N from WATCHET
14 of 14 people found this useful
audio input cable too short
Nice speaker. Audio input cable too short, something, that should not happen with a speaker of that price class. Disappointing
- Written by F S from LONDON
11 of 25 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
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
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
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
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
Yes they do. I purchased the speaker system for my iPod for when I go traveling and can't stop liste Yes they do. I purchased the speaker system for my iPod for when I go traveling and can't stop listening to them ever since I purchased them. I'm using an iPod touch.
Hope this helps :) …
- Answered by Crystal R from Beeville