• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't fault them

    • Written by from barrow in furness

    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

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    • Written by from Ashtead

    Give Bose your money... now

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Only the Best!

    • Written by from Plymouth

    As with all BOSE products, the quality is extremely high and is matched by the deep, rich sounds you get from any BOSE audio product. No need to use any equalizer programs for your music playback as the system handles all that and plays back with clear and concise audio. The Base speaker is VERY 'basey' and I have found I had to turn it down to about level 4 for fear of vibrating my house down! If you do turn up the volume, you will not get any of the speakers to vibrate/ distort sound at all, unlike my windows when I tried it!

    I did have a defective control 'pad' where the headphone socket only played in one ear. I contacted BOSE customer services by e-mail.........30 minutes later they were on the phone to me asking me to pop the control pad into the store where they opened up a new Companion 5 and exchanged it straight away. Now, if that isn't customer service, I don't know what is! (OK, they could have popped it round!)

    I would recommend this product to anyone who can afford it and anyone who loves to listen to music. If you can't afford this product, at least go for the Companion 3!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound investment!

    • Written by from Glendaruel

    This top of the range BOSE system is one of the best, if not the best, computer speaker systems on the market and is great value for money. I really like the reliability that the wired connections provide and am a big fan of the simple USB computer connection. The speakers come with one of the easiest to follow instruction manuals I have seen in a long time and linking the bits together is extremely simple. The software linkage to my iMac was straightforward.

    The sound the system produces is sublime. I love my music and my old favourites have been greatly refreshed with the Companion 5. The source of the music is irrelevant. It might be iTunes, Spotify, or online radio via my Radium App. Movie watching has been similarly enhanced. The system does wonders with the soundtracks. Again the source is irrelevant.

    Apart from the minimalist good looks, and solid construction quality, I appreciate being able to adjust the Bass and adore the neat wired control hub. It is delightful to use, is very sensitive to the touch and lets you easily connect a set of headphones if you want private listening.

    If you seek an excellent computer sound system, be sure to check out the Companion 5.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from leicester

    Well worth the money!!! Worth at least another 100 quid! Sound quality is on another level

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Crisp and punchy

    • Written by from Caerphilly

    I am delighted with this system.

    It delivers crisp treble without it being harsh and a solid, punchy bass line from the Acoustimass module. It is more than powerful enough when connected to a PC, the design is minimalist, unobtrusive and the build quality is far better than your average PC system. Versatile as you can plug in other devices via the 3.5mm jack connection and the control module is simple to use. Some may argue it is a little expensive but if you've already bought an iMac or MacBook and want a system that produces good sound and is of sturdy build quality, I doubt if you will be disappointed.


    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hereford

    Only a few phrases can describe the sound produced by these speakers. One of the them is;
    'mind bogglingly good!!'

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pitch perfect!

    • Written by from Carrickfergus

    I have tried many desktop speakers and headphones over the years. Bose offers an incredible package. I bought them 2 days ago. The spatial sound gives the listener the impression that they are somewhere else other than in front of a screen. The key for me to a good set of speakers is what they are like turned down low. These are very good indeed. I did try the B&Ws in the Apple store, but the Bose in my view are a better buy. I'm looking forward to many hours listening without being irked by distortion, distraction or having to search for the sounds I can't hear on run of the mill speakers. One post script.... the quality of workmanship in the product itself is superb. The package exudes quality both in terms of sound and hardware. Completely satisfied!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brackley

    These are absolutely fantastic, the sound quality is brilliant. Bass is fully adjustable, able to handle all genres of music. They are very simple to set up and work perfectly with my MacBook Pro.
    Would highly recommend.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An amazing set of computer speakers.

    • Written by from West Kirby

    Days after days of internet searching eventually came down to this decision, and by heck was it worth it! The speakers are of immense sound quality producing precise and realistic sounds for a range of my music at home, from peaceful and elegant vocals, to ground rumbling bass produced by the magnificant sub-woofer. Although a little pricy, you can rely on Bose to bring lifelong quality to their products, so for me it is a definite worthwhile investment. I also easily plug in my iPod to the audio input port on the nifty, easy to use 'pod' that comes with the speakers using a 3.5MM TO 3.5MM JACK CABLE which can be bought at a cheap price.

    This beautiful product, brought to us by Bose once again, fully satisfies the needs of anyone in search of a computer speaker set, and more...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A joy to listen to

    • Written by from langley

    I deliberated for a while over these and whether to opt for something cheaper. I already own a Bose Acoustimass system that we use in our living room, so I'm used to listening to quality and knew I needed to get something good for my new iMac otherwise I could well be disappointed! The Bose Companion 5 system is amazing- the richness, depth and clarity is astounding, and it's a real pleasure listening to music through these speakers. A number of other speaker set-ups have short cable lengths meaning you can only really place speakers next to your monitor. The cables with this system are more than long enough, so I've got the bass unit hidden away and the 2 satellite speakers placed around the room. The bass unit is fairly large and intended to be hidden away but the speakers would be fine for desktop use if that's what you want.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bose Companion 5 speakers

    • Written by from LEEK

    These speakers are really great. I have set them up for use on my Sony Wide Screen TV . They knock the socks off the Sony's internal speakers, are better than many 'Dedicated' sound systems but are considerably cheaper than BOSE TV sound systems.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    cant ask for more

    • Written by from newport

    worth every penny

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent! Better than expected!

    • Written by from walsall

    After much deliberation over many months (if not years) I finally took the plunge and bought the Bose Companion 5 speakers. I have to say they are fantastic. Worth every single penny! The clarity is superb, and the bass even better. Such a well rounded sound. Still amazed at how much sound comes from this relatively small package.

    Really a great buy, and would buy them again if the senario arose. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for excellent, second to none sound.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful design. Beautiful Sound.

    • Written by from LONDON

    I simply could not recommend these speakers more - and I am the sort of person that never writes a review of products.

    For the price tag, the design and build quality is exceptional and the sound is as rich and true as you could possibly want, right through the ranges and across the genres of music. The coup de grace is the control disc that sits on your desk (in our case) or table/shelf at home - the movement and functionality is a joy to operate.

    I wish I had shares in Bose...

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Neat, Tidy, Simple & Works perfectly

    • Written by from London

    IWhen I watched my first film with these speakers, all I could remember was saying "oh my gosh" over and over again. It really did bring my films to life and its just a pleasure watching any film with these speakers in place. The sound instantly filled the room, the sound is clear, sharp and very well balanced. Also the piece of technology that allows these speakers to sound like they are "surround sound" is good but not great. If you insist that your films/music must be of 5.1 standard for any reason or 2, these are not for you.

    If your a bass seeking junkie and enjoy listening to drum and bass, hip hop and rap music. If all you care about is now much the floor vibrates and how many neighbours you can annoy simultaneously in the space of 3minutes then these are not your speakers. I personally found that these speakers give a a balanced but powerful bass when needed. The bass is clean but not intrusive, its NOTHING like your typical subwoofer unit in modded cars.

    This was my first ever purchase of a BOSE product, and I am pleasantly surprised on how good these speakers are. I was quite skeptical at first paying £300 on just computers. But I kid you not, they are not JUST computer speakers.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 STAR!!

    • Written by from WOLVERHAMPTON

    i was douting buying these speakers because of the heavy price tag but WOW the sound that comes out of these speakers is just MAGIC!! iv been looking and testing different sound systems for the last two months and i fell in love with these, i have the bowers and wilkens sound dock for my iphone and i though that produced good sound, but the bose companion 5's blow it out the water.

    It really does play tricks on your ears! it feels like the sound is surrounding you and gives you a true surround sound feel, im so happy with my investment! been using it mostly for music the GREAT!! love them!

    i also tryed the bose companion 3's which also produce beautiful sound, but was lacking the surround sound technology, and these definitely beats its competitors, you can forget logitects z-5500's these companions 5's really do the business, you wont regret buying these!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Know My Stuff.....

    • Written by from liverpool

    I bought these speakers on the advice of my friend. He told me not to buy the Companion 3 Series II because of a low humming sound even when not on.

    I am happy he told me this because they are by far the best speakers available on the market... why buy a sony surround sound system for your house when you can get these, compact, stylish & there that good with the bass that im scared of my neighbours complaining haha.

    If your unsure, go to the Apple shop like I did and the people there will show you how good they are and you can test them yourselves.

    Dont buy anything else but Bose.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than C3 and better than any other PC speakers I've heard.

    • Written by from Reading

    Spent ages deliberating over the price of these and whether it would be worth spending the extra £100 on these over the C3.

    I am so glad I went for the C5s as these are the best speakers I have owned. They are crisp, very well balanced and incredible for movies. Used to own a set of Altec Lansing CS21s which I thought it would be hard to top but these C5s did the trick.

    As well as sounding the part they look so smooth in a room as all wiring can be neatly hidden with only the pod and speakers on show. A mystical and powerful bass accompanies them from an unseen corner of the room.

    Best purchase I have made, complements my new PC brilliantly. Keep up the good work Bose.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First Class

    • Written by from ATHERSTONE

    Fills the room with fabulous rich warm sound. Worth every penny. Have had mine for two years now and will be buying the same for my dining room to run of AirTunes. If your having a party then these are more than enough. 5 Stars.

    9 of 10 people found this useful