It felt like i was having a form of brain washing torture…. After about 10 years of a my current pc surround sound 5. 1 with subwoofer that worked on a standard 2 channel audio setup, they developed a constant feedback hum / buzz mainly when they were not in use, it felt like i was having a form of brain washing torture…. My head hurtso the dilemma stick with the buzz or spend large?anyhow after much deliberation and contemplating the pointlessness of spending a serious amount of money on pc audio……. I bit the bullet and bought myself the dogs danglies of pc audio…… “bose companion 50”, they arrived the other day, and wow, wow, wowi’ve listen to everything over the last few days from led zeppelin, michael jackson to hard house………the sound is outstanding, the clarity is awesome these albums from the 1970’s sound fantastic the stereo production used back then is brilliant, these speakers have added a totally new dimension to my pc audio listening…. Luv thembose have always been my speakers of choice, bought my first bose 301 series 2, in 1990 and they still sound fabulous today 25 years on.
Very good speakers, but at a price. . I like the great bass produced by bose speakers and these, used in conjunction with my mac-mini, produce superb sound. I would definitely recommend them, but purchasers should be aware that they connect to a computer by usb.
Bought these speakers to link up to samsung tv and samsung blu ray player. Sound quality is really good. At first linked to tv with mini jack to phono lead as suggested by retailer but that doesnt work too well. You cannot control the volume with your remote if you do this. Mini jack to mini jack through headphones on control pod and tv works the best and you can use the remote. The sound quality is really good and powerful for watching movies and listening to music. Not just for pcs, versatile can be moved around. Cons: whichever way you link to the tv you have to touch the control pod to turn the system on for the sound. Tv has no sound if you dont as you have to turn off internal sound on tv. Here are the specifications for the Bose ® Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System:
- Our best computer speaker system for 5.1-encoded games, movies and music delivers immersive sound
- Two small computer speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass® module
- Plug-and-play ease through a single USB connection and power cord
- Handy control pod includes volume, single-touch mute, headphone jack and auxiliary input
Before taking the plunge i’d considered a few alternatives, but finally settled on this one. Its been an year now that own this and it has been a pleasure every time i listen to itbeautiful balance of sound, with very clear notes. And this is maintained at all volumes . And note that it can be very loud if the volume is turned upgenerally i prefer lower bass so i keep the bass turned to minimum and the crystal clear piano notes or the high pitch vocals are simply mind blowingmy only complaint is that the bass nob is located at the back of the bass module which can be a bit tricky to get tootherwise its right on the moneybuy it – you wont regret .
My wife bought me these as a birthday present. I hooked them up to our living-room media pc, which is hooked up to our plasma display. The sound quality is simply amazing and several steps above other competitors’. Installation in windows vista was very easy. You literally just plug it into the pc via usb and it starts to work. The only letdown is lack of a remote control, because you control volume both through the pc and through the little round volume control pad.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Excellent! The sound is superb and the build quality
- The BEST Movie Watching Experience You Can Get at Home
- Wow!! This is the best compact sound system I have every had – by a mile!! Read on.
- It felt like I was having a form of brain washing torture…
- Crisp, Clear and Amazing
- Very good for your PC
I normally need to adjust bass or treble response with new speakers but these were just perfect. When there’s no sound there’s a very slight hiss. I normally only notice it when it’s late at night, office is quiet (no a/c, spinning disks, pc fans etc). I’ve tried several different cable routes, just to check it’s not a shielding issue, but i can’t get rid of it. As i said it’s only a slight noise and if this was a £50 or even £150 speaker system i wouldn’t mark it down but at £300 i expect silence when nothing is playing. Overall a very nice product which brings your music to life.
Hi, this will be my first review, so i going to try to cover what was important to me and the questions i had when i was pickingout a new set of speakers. Product:i was looking for a set of computer speakers for gaming, music and the occasional movie. I play a lot of competitive games such as counter strike and world of tanks. I also play planetside 2 and others. If your a gamer and have questions, feel free to add me on steam: titanium_eye. Surround sound affect:i was expecting similar surround sound affect as wearing my headphones and using the razer surround software. This was stupid of me because it was clear there was only 2 speakers. The affect does not help me from a gamers point of view to determine footsteps or directional sounds, you can feel it, but it is not 5. 1 its only covers about 200 degrees in front of you and will not produce realistic sounds that sound like they’re coming from behind you, sigh it seems i may have placed too much faith in bose.