Bose® Computer MusicMonitor®

Bose® Computer MusicMonitor®

$299.95

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 31 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    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.

    Full-range sound

    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.

    High output

    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 equalization 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 aluminum 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.

  • Highlights

    • Elegant aluminum 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 equalization
    • 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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    Full and rich, high-quality audio playback without taking up too much space on your desktop.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Two Bose® MusicMonitor® speakers
    • Remote control
    • Power cord
    • Connecting cable
    • Demonstration CD
  • Tech Specs

    • Connections: Headphone port
    • Height: Per speaker: 4.81 in./12.2 cm
    • Width: Per speaker: 2.5 in./6.5 cm
    • Depth: Per speaker: 4.81 in./12.3 cm
    • Weight: Right speaker: 1.3 lb./0.6 kg; Left speaker: 1.2 lb./0.5 kg
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • Mac OS X v10.4.6 or later
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 43329
    • UPC or EAN No.: 17817420051

    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 www.bose.com/controller?url=/customer_service/site_help/index.jsp#limited_warranty)

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Amazing sound from a small source.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Although they're pricey these speakers have an amazing sound in a compact and portable package that makes them worth the cost. Pe Although they're pricey these speakers have an amazing sound in a compact and portable package that makes them worth the cost. People are always amazed by their range and power for how tiny they are.

    The only reason I'm giving them four instead of five stars is because I do get an odd popping sound from the speakers on occasion when they're connected to my MacBook Air. This might be due to the small size of the Air not allowing for a solid plug connection, so I'm not completely sure where the blame should lay. Other than that I'd highly recommend these speakers for anyone looking for a compact and portable system for their laptop.

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    233 of 257 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Amazing sound from a small source.
  • Full sound, yet small and sleek body.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 capab 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!

    • Written by from Foster City

    181 of 200 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Full sound, yet small and sleek body.
  • amazing sound and looks good too!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    these speakers are way better than any audio product ive ever purchased. the sound that these things put out is purely amazing. th 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.

    • Written by from malone

    150 of 167 people found this useful

    Was this useful? amazing sound and looks good too!!
  • Mac laptop speakers do a better job on low quality audio

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased a pair of these after reading all the positive reviews and checking with an audiophile friend who has a pair. On the p I purchased a pair of these after reading all the positive reviews and checking with an audiophile friend who has a pair. On the positive side the speakers create a reasonable sound stage and they seem to do well with the types of music I listen to (classical and popular). They are not amazing, but do a good job for their size. They are compact and portable, but on balance I probably would not travel with them and would prefer noise canceling headphones for that use. I can't comment on their performance for base heavy music as I never listen to it, so I would accept other reviewers comments. I do find the base satisfactory, but a bit attenuated.

    Where these speakers fall down for me is in some movies, Skype, podcasts and streaming video. In many of these cases I actually prefer the sound from my laptop speakers. As an example I have a digital version of BBC's Ocean Planet and, apart from the sound stage and some detail, the narration sounds clearer on the laptop speakers. Skype does not sound great and a bad connection will sound awful through these speakers, but somewhat better on the laptop speakers. With poor quality audio feeds, especially with voice, it is often clearer through the laptop speakers.

    It does appear that there is a reasonable amount of variation between different movie recordings. On some other BBC productions the MusicMonitors do a fair to good job. Star Trek into Darkness is nice and the base is more than adequate for my taste. I still miss some clarity in the voices though, but there is a lot of detail and a very nice sound stage. I don't have a good explanation for the variation, but it is there. I imagine that the laptop speakers are better at filtering out rubbish in bad recordings. I have played the MusicMonitors on Partita for solo violin No.3 in E major and was impressed with the sound reproduction.

    So why the three star rating? All-in-all for the money I think the MusicMonitor's should consistently do a better job than my laptop speakers and I don't find that to be true. If I only listened to music I would give them a four star rating (classical and modern), but 50 percent of my usage is not music, but video, podcasts, and Skype. This means I have to accept a lot of variation in quality for the advantages of portability and small footprint. To my mind if you have a library of good quality video and audio and want a minimal footprint these little speakers are worthwhile considering. If your primary use is Skype, streaming movies and podcasts with some music then I would also want to audition some alternatives.

    I want to love these speakers for their elegant design, compactness, and reasonable musicality. However, their sensitivity to source and, to some extent, placement is frustrating. I keep disconnecting them for Skype and for any low quality audio and then reconnecting for listening to music.

    • Written by from Washington

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Mac laptop speakers do a better job on low quality audio
  • Don't be fooled...

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 co 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.

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Don't be fooled...
  • Where is the sub-woofer?

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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.

    • Written by from Baldwin

    10 of 11 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Where is the sub-woofer?

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