Bose Companion® 20 Multimedia Speaker System

Bose Companion® 20 Multimedia Speaker System

$249.95

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 49 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Lifelike performance

    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.

    Easy controls

    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

    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.

  • Highlights

    • 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 For

    Bring 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
  • Tech Specs

    • 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
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 329509-1300
    • UPC or EAN No.: 17817551021

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: One-year limited (For details, please visit http://www.bose.com/customer_service/owners/warranty/index); Apple is an authorized Bose dealer

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Pleasantly Surprised

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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 from Cambridge

    284 of 304 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Pleasantly Surprised
  • Worth every penny

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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 $260, 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 from Welland

    216 of 235 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Worth every penny
  • Very clear sound

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I originally had logitech z-2300 speakers that broke so decided to venture and buy new speakers. I thought the logitech speakers s I originally had logitech z-2300 speakers that broke so decided to venture and buy new speakers. I thought the logitech speakers sub 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 from Firestone

    219 of 249 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very clear sound
  • Pay For What You Get

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    At first, I was a little hesitant due to the higher price point for a pair of desktop speakers, but I opted to try them out since At first, I was a little hesitant due to the higher price point for a pair of desktop speakers, but I opted to try them out since Apple offers a return policy with no questions asked. I have bought Bose speakers in the past, but it was time for something to compliment my 27 inch iMac and these were surprisingly awesome. I can't believe how loud they are and I can never understand how Bose manages to give you surround sound with only 2 channels. They're definitely not intended for deep bass but rather for really clean audio. Even at high volume, the sound stays clear, without distortions. I noticed that my MP3s recorded at higher bit rates actually give you a really nice range of sound. Overall worth the cost and this is a product where you notice that you get what you pay for. They're not cheap because they don't sound like the cheap versions. If you want bass that knocks pictures off your walls, you may want to consider something with a stand alone subwoofer, but if you're into quality audio without the clutter, these are perfect and cosmetically compliment the look and finish of the iMac.

    • Written by from Toronto
    Was this useful? Pay For What You Get
  • Very Nice

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I wanted to replace some old JBL speakers that I thought were pretty good. After seeing good reviews for this speaker I decided t I wanted to replace some old JBL speakers that I thought were pretty good. After seeing good reviews for this speaker I decided to try it. Very surprised at the great sound through these small speakers. I didn't know what I was missing by keeping those old speakers for so long.

    • Written by from Reisterstown
    Was this useful? Very Nice
  • Decent

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected to be blown away by the sound and so far I feel indifferent. The power is suprising and more than enough, but I cannot I expected to be blown away by the sound and so far I feel indifferent. The power is suprising and more than enough, but I cannot say that one feature truly stands over and above other products. I've been playing with different volume and EQ settings looking for that sweet spot; still have not found it. It's a good product, but not amazing, as computer speakers they are more than capable of doing whatever job you need.

    • Written by from Ottawa

    0 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Decent

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