• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't be fooled...

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    Don't be fooled by the small size of these monitors. They sound great and the fidelity speaks true. I had my doubts with Bose's commercial image but there is much thought put into this design, and the quality of sound exceeds my expectations. The speakers have also done well in a multitude of environments and acoustics. I have relied on them through a tour in Afghanistan as well as in my home.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is the sub-woofer?

    • Written by from Baldwin

    When I first heard these demoed, I looked under the table to see if there was a sub-woofer. I was impressed! Such sound in such a small package.
    Yes, I bought them and I'm using them regularly.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    dynamite in a small package

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    I couldn't believe the sound quality and bass thump these speakers brought to my computer music system. i was up and listening in just a few minutes. easy install, great sound what more do you need.

    81 of 84 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The just rock.

    • Written by from north charleston

    Small, sleek, great sound. Perfect. Worth the expense.

    80 of 84 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from RIO RANCHO

    These are a great sounding set of speakers. To get the best of them, you should have a great sound card, or even better, I have mine hooked up to an M-Audio Fast Track Ultra via my iMac. They sound so good that I bought a second pair for my other iMac. The good thing about these speakers is that they do not have an overwhelming bass. Just enough bass, and great highs.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These SOUND awesome

    • Written by from Nolensville

    I have the early version of these, but they have amazing sound quality, workmanship and volume! a bit expensive, but worth it IF you care about sound. (You might find the older ones cheaper somewhere...)

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Compact Power

    • Written by from King George

    Bottom-line, these speakers are Fantastic! Compact in size, Big on Sound. I travel a lot for business, both here in the US and over seas, and like having my music collection with me or movies I rent from iTunes. The speakers size and custom case are the perfect fit for me, added to my 17" MacBook Pro and you've got a great travel package. You could pay more, but why would you when these speakers deliver!
    Would definitely highly recommend these Bose speakers to my family and friends!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bose

    • Written by from EIGHT MILE

    Nothing comes close, size to sound ratio, nothing. The best product from Bose.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!

    • Written by from Orcutt

    I'm never disappointed with Bose products and these small speakers are no exception. Fantastic sound, super clear and the full audio range is there. Well, at least with my hearing that at age 55 has been damaged from a lifetime of being around loud sounds.

    They fit your desk, take up very little room and the remote control is a great addition.

    Buy these, you can't go wrong. Yes, they're pricy but worth it if you love music. Even talk radio sounds great on these speakers, Rush Limbaugh sounds even better now.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Overall Computer Speakers I've ever own...

    • Written by from YUMA

    Ok, I was skeptical to order these 400-dollar set of micro-speakers that measure a mere 2.5-inches in width.

    When I first picked them up from the shipping box I was even more skeptical as I connected them up to my Mac. The first thing I noticed was the sound was surprisingly smooth and as I turned up the volume, I was pleasantly surprised! I didn’t bother with the sample CD that comes with the Bose, so I played select cuts of my own favorites. The sound was much better than I was expecting. It’s actually hard to believe just how clean and accurate these little guys truly are.

    I realize many of you may be concerned with the bass response, but I feel it’s well balanced and fairly deep. If you want a true testament, try playing “Angel” by Sarah McLachian and you’ll be amazed! Ok, I can’t realistically compare these with other larger systems with a sub, since these are so very unique! If you want your cake and eat it too, then it will cost more than double of what these have to offer.

    Part of what makes the speakers impressive is the same thing that may turn the nose up of the skeptics. The sound produced is disproportional to what you would expect from such a small enclosure. For me personally, I’m very impressed with the sound quality. Now, some people may not be please unless they produce ghetto blasting bass, so for that group I would recommend something larger. These are not harsh or weak, and they actually sound nicer than some larger enclosures with a sub! Speaking of which, the unique rear baffle enhances the bass response quite well. Unlike more conventional rear-ported base reflex designs, the preset distance to the reflector is constant so speaker placement is much more flexible.

    As a minimalist, I much prefer to have my computing environment to be free of extraneous clutter and mass. My flat panel monitor with my Mac, all blend together to form a very clean and contemporary appearance. I really like the way they compliment my system. Granted, it’s hard to associate this level of sound quality with a pair of speakers that are so small, but I can’t say enough good things about them. Bose has always been unique and very successful with small enclosures.

    In short, I’m impressed although I do recommend a good quality surge/line conditioner. Yeah I know; this is one of those things that we hate to buy since we can’t readily appreciate the benefits until its too late. Remember, you get what you pay for so stay clear of those cheap hollow boxes. Anyway, the company also makes purchasing so stupid-easy with zero financing, no credit checks and a 30-day return policy.

    BTW: I received a promotional carry bag for portable use, for those that are so inclined. The quality is also of superior to what you could have imagined. Granted, I don’t have much use for it but maybe my son would like it if I buy him a set for Christmas. I don't know if they'll be offering this perk for very long.

    Pros
    * Commercial style build quality with metal enclosures
    * Powerful clean sound in a markedly small footprint
    * Accurate and convenient Remote Control
    * Zero interest payment plan options
    * Good return policy

    Cons
    Still looking but can’t find any…

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW!

    • Written by from Cary

    Although I do not own these speakers, I have listened to them many, many times. They sound unbelievable especially for their size and not having a subwoofer. Ofourse, this is a $400 speaker system and is from Bose.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers, a little too expensive

    • Written by from MIAMI

    I picked up these Bose after trying them out at the Apple Store in Aventura, FL. I must admit that the Harman Kardon Soundsticks gave a lot more bass due to the subwoofer, and were less than half the price of these. Yet when it comes to portability these are the best small speakers I have ever heard. The bass reproduction is amazing and the low bass does not saturate with heavy bass/music. They look great next to a Macbook Pro unibody, and if placed correctly the sound resonates nicely from the screen. For $400 I would buy the Bose Companion 5 if I did not have space limitations.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Let the speakers break in before you judge them

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I am very picky when it comes to my audio equipment. I had a gift card to blow at the apple store and came across these speakers. I was amazed by them at the apple store and quickly decided I had to have them. I got home, hooked them up, and had to talk myself out of returning them over the course of about two weeks. I put off returning them (got lazy) and have been pleasantly surprised. At first the bass was nothing like what I had experienced at the store...but after letting these sit on my desk, they have really opened up. The missing bass slowly came around and I have no complaints. People will say they're not powerful enough, not enough bass...yes, they will not suffice for a party.

    On from the "amazing bass from a no-sub setup", the sound is honestly very pleasing. The bass lines are well defined and call me a liar, but I have always felt like I can audibly locate a subwoofer in a room. These have kept acoustic bass "on the stage" with the vocalist. No complaints in the mid-range. The upper frequencies REALLY stood out at first when the bass was so weak, but now feel much more mellow.

    Keep quiet audiophiles...I know they're Bose and a lot of you dislike them...but honestly, for a two speaker setup I have yet to come across anything better.

    43 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised to hear such excellent sound

    • Written by from rockton

    I was a little hesitant on purchasing these speakers. But I do have several other Bose products that I am happy with. So I took the plunge and figured if they didn't perform well I would return them. Once I listened to these speakers I really was blown away.
    The sound is incredible. I also love base and these speakers provide the perfect amount of base. On top of that I listen to music from my blackberry storm or ipod touch so now these speakers provide multi functions. With the nice carrying case its very easy to bring these speakers along with me and can simply hook up my ipod touch or my blackberry and provide nice quality music anywhere I go!
    Once again Bose has blown me away with these quality speakers. I LOVE them!!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE BEST BOSE YET!!!!

    • Written by from West Linn

    I have had many Bose products, but these are by far the best. They have amazing sound. I highly recommend them. They look awesome too for the small size.

    BUY THESE, THEY ARE AWESOME

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not inexpensive, still a great value.

    • Written by from Honolulu

    Sound is very good considering there is no bass module (there is however a bass passive radiator in each speaker, very cleaver way to reinforce lower tones). Mid-tones are beautiful, spoken word like public radio shows are open and lifelike. I like the tight controlled sound and richness even at low volumes. These are definitely for near field listening though, 1.5 to 10'. Construction and materials are in line with my unibody MacBook Pro, top notch all the way. Ideal for an office or workstation where space is very tight.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    • Written by from New York

    These speakers provide phenomenally clear and rich sound, including extremely good bass given that there is no subwoofer.

    Perfect for listening to music and watching video. I cannot speak to gaming however.

    They also look good and nicely compliment the new aluminum iMacs.

    Worth the $$ in my view.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing sound and looks good too!!

    • Written by from malone

    these speakers are way better than any audio product ive ever purchased. the sound that these things put out is purely amazing. the highs are so crisp and the bass rattles your desk. all of that in a tiny package that fits perfectly on my desk. best of all they produce incredible amounts of bass without a large bass module with the many wires that come with them. there is only 3 wires! the remote is an added bonus which makes these even better than my old companion 5s. paid the same amount for a better product. these are the best investment ive ever made on any computer related product.

    151 of 168 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small package; BIG sound!

    • Written by from Westminster

    These speakers are Bose at its best. The size is perfect for limited desktop space and the remote control (on/off/volume) sits alongside my keyboard so I don't have to reach for the controls on the speaker. As others have mentioned, people are amazed at the sound that comes from these speakers and the bass notes rattle the desk. Pricey, yes, but Bose gives you one year, no interest, to pay for them. Well, worth the price.

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Full sound, yet small and sleek body.

    • Written by from Foster City

    at first we were expecting to have a puny sound with mock-bass touch to it, but the speakers have really proven that they're capable, and they do not disappoint!

    182 of 201 people found this useful