Bose is a well-known brand name that makes quite a few computer speaker packages. Among these systems, the Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker is the least expensive at just $100. It includes two compact speakers that are angled slightly upwards in order for aim the sound high towards head while you are sitting on your computer desk. The Bose Multimedia speaker has a clean, metallic and business like styling, and it delivers understated and elegant look as you would expect from Bose.
The weight of the speakers is on the lighter side, left speakers are slightly 0.5 pounds heavier than the right side speakers. Sometimes lighter speakers give the negative impression that there are not quality components contained within the speaker system but in the case of the Boss Companion 2 Series II, it is totally wrong as the quality is awesome. The placement of the headphone jack and the volume control knob is on the front of the right side speaker.
All of the system’s connectivity is done through the right side speaker’s rear panel, where you will find a minijack connector, the two stereo RCA inputs, and the power jack for the AC adapter. The two sets of RCA inputs are very useful, as one is for the PC and the other one can be used for any audio source you wish to connect like a stereo receiver or an iPod etc.
The speaker has a single 2.5 inch full range driver which means absence of separate tweeter. As long as it is implemented well, this is the preferred configuration. The positive aspect of Bose speakers is that they are magnetically shielded and would never interfere with outdated CRT monitors.
For people looking for a heavy bass PC speakers, it would be preferable for them to leave out these 2.0 stereo speakers and instead go for the ones with separate subwoofer with 2.1 configuration. Boss offers many such systems that contain subwoofer-enabled models. Having said so, these Bose Companion 2 Series II speakers have excellent bass and you will find very few people who will complaint of it being bass shy. These small speakers are able to generate reasonable bass and it can be considered as the best feature of the speakers.
The Bose Multimedia speaker has featured something called TrueSpace Stereo Signal Processing Circuitry. This technology helps maximize the audio performance though widening the image of speakers that are closely placed. The listener experiences audio which seems to arrive from a stage wider than its 2 speakers, generating even greater experience. The company says that their speakers are capable of adjusting tonal balance automatically.
In conclusion, it is much easier to forgive with such a low price tag of $100 speaker system. But if you are not brand conscious or crazy after Bose label, then there are dozens of PC speakers within the same price range that are capable of beating the overall sound quality of Bose speakers. I am positive with this review, you would have learned a lot about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker.