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.
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 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.
- 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 ForBring 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
- 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
- Mfr. Part Number: 329509-1300
- UPC or EAN No.: 17817551021
- 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
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 Noa F from Cambridge
258 of 277 people found this useful
Worth every penny
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 Matt D from Welland
194 of 213 people found this useful
Very clear sound
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 Aleksey M from Firestone
203 of 233 people found this useful
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 Jordan S from Ottawa
I bought this for 2 reason`s only.. it`s incredible sound and need to change my old Logitech speakers that can no longer handle th I bought this for 2 reason`s only.. it`s incredible sound and need to change my old Logitech speakers that can no longer handle the bass.. kinda pricey but it`s worth it.. when it goes on sale, I bought it immediately! ?I`d been running around, store to store just to hear this baby`s perform.. I`m glad I bought it.. my music, movies, games they all sounded superior. perfect for my custom build rig pc. …
- Written by Brian B from Toronto
Crisp, Clean, Spacious Sound, Love Them
I had bought a set of Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 speakers which sounded pretty good for the price $139, but I wasn't pleased with the c I had bought a set of Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 speakers which sounded pretty good for the price $139, but I wasn't pleased with the clarity of the vocals which sounded flat and muted. So I went out and did some A/B comparisons at a local store. I compared everything in the store and the Companion 20s sounded better than every other speaker (including the Bose Companion 2 & 5). So I bought a set and brought them home to compare with the Klipsch Pro Medias. The Bose companion 20s are so much clearer and more spacious sounding in the mids and highs, with great bass response without the subwoofer clutter. I'm thrilled with the improved for another $86, these speakers are perfect for music listening while working. I'm very pleased with the purchase. …
- Written by Patrick M from Schaumburg
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Are these speakers compatible with Apple TV through AirPlay/Bluetooth?
- Asked by Cato S from Ft. Lauderdale
- Aug 30, 2013
These speakers require a standard wire connection with a 3.5mm audio jack. They have no built-in wi These speakers require a standard wire connection with a 3.5mm audio jack. They have no built-in wireless capabilities (Airplay or Bluetooth).
Apple TV (version 1) has an analog output so this version should work.
Apple TV (versions 2 and 3) only have an optical audio port so will not connect to these speakers.
*** However, if you have an Apple Express wireless router you can connect the speakers to this device and use Airplay. The Airport Express has an analog/optical audio port.
The Airport Extreme and Airport Time Capsule do not have any audio out ports (analog or optical). …
- Answered by David C from New Westminster
- Dec 30, 2013
Can you use Bose Companion® 20 Multimedia Speaker System with an iPod?
- Asked by Manju M from Bli Bli
- Nov 12, 2011
Yes, anything that uses a 3.5 millimeter jack can use these speakers.
- Answered by Jung Kyoo S from Honolulu
- Dec 11, 2011
- Asked by John F from Waynesville
- Dec 14, 2011
The Bose companion speakers have to be connected via a cable, so they are not wireless. Bose does m The Bose companion speakers have to be connected via a cable, so they are not wireless. Bose does make a wireless speaker called the Soundlink Mobile that connects to any device that has Bluetooth. So iPad, iPhone, iPod, MacBook, iMac, etc....
Sounds amazing and it's portable. …
- Answered by Jason F from Kansas City
- Dec 22, 2011
can you use your i-pod with these speakers
- Asked by Anthony D from Brooklyn
- Apr 13, 2013
Can it be used with Apple express
- Asked by Mark S. D from Springfield Gardens
- Feb 3, 2013
I think you mean the Airport Express. Yes, you can connect the speaker to it.
- Answered by Jan H
- Mar 2, 2013
do Bose speakers connect up to iPhones?
- Asked by Evelyn K
- Aug 20, 2012
Yes, although you may be at risk of interference from your phone if it's too close, switching to air Yes, although you may be at risk of interference from your phone if it's too close, switching to airplane mode would eliminate this (although would also prevent phone calls etc.) or I use my Bose with an Apple Airport Express which lets me use them wirelessly with my iPhone and Mac, meaning the phone doesn't need to be near the speakers and there's no cables that need to go into my iPhone. …
- Answered by Sam C from Melbourne
- Dec 18, 2012