Bose Companion 20 Multimedia Speaker System (Silver)

Model: 329509-1300 UPC: 017817551021 Item: 161751

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104 E Vine St. Hatfield, PA 19440
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  • Mon - Wed: 9am - 4pm
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754 Route 309 (Bethlehem Pike) Montgomeryville, PA 18936
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38 Greenfield Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003
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Presenting the best-performing two-piece computer speaker system from Bose, the Companion® 20 multimedia speaker system. Its advanced Bose® technologies deliver powerful low-note performance that resonates throughout your room – without the need for a separate bass module. From just two speakers, you’ll hear full, natural sound both right in front of your computer and from across the room. Enjoy spacious audio performance at all levels with exclusive TrueSpace® stereo digital signal processing technology. Digital signal processing delivers crisp, clear sound anywhere in the room, bringing your music, games and videos to life. A unique control pod makes it easy to adjust or mute the volume and connect headphones or other audio devices. Plus, the sleek, space-saving design of the speakers complements the look of your computer.

  • Advanced speaker design delivers powerful low-note performance and room-filling sound, without the need for a separate bass module.
  • Enjoy full, natural sound in front of your computer or across the room, from just two speakers.
  • Exclusive TrueSpace® stereo digital signal processing reproduces spacious, natural sound, bringing your music, videos and games to life.
  • Unique control pod makes it easy to adjust or mute the volume and connect headphones or other audio devices.
  • Proprietary digital signal processing delivers crisp, clear performance at all listening levels.
  • Sleek, space-saving design complements the look of your computer.

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Customer Reviews for Bose Companion 20 Multimedia Speaker System (Silver)

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Smooth richness.
I just hooked these two speakers up. It was seamless and the the sound filled my office with a crisp and yet bellowing bass note. Nice full and rich sound. Great two speaker system. Keep up the great work BOSE.
May 1, 2016
Originally posted at
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Companion 20 vs Companion 2 Series III
(Note to Bose: I submitted a review a few days ago which you published. I have since edited the original review for typeing errors and enhanced it. If you would not mind replacing it with the redacted version below, that would be great! Thank you for all you do! Music is powerful and you showcase it wel.) The wonderful Bose Companion 2 Series 3 computer speakers have graced our home ever since they first came out. We have really enjoyed them. Not at the computer but instead for inconspicuous bookshelf speakers in a small room. the Speakers were souced wirelessly via an Apple Airport Express router and AirPlay. Though they were great for this function, recently I have been itching for an upgrade. So, the other day I visited a Bose store and came home with the larger and more expensive Companion 20 speakers. So, how do they compare? Here are some detailed impressions... SOUND QUALITY OVERVIEW The less expensive Companion 2 held up pretty well when first compared side-by-side with the 20s. In fact, at lower volumes the two speakers sounded nearly identical. After a while, the supiorority of the Companion 20's became clearly evident. They are much more rich and crisp than the 2s. After hours of listening to the new speakers I switched back to the 2's and they sounded tinny and shril. Especially at moderate and higher listening volumes. HIGHS and LOWS First about the lows. Again initial impression led me to think the base sounded nearly identical on both speakers. It wasn't until I played bass heavy music that I noticed the difference. The 20s bass is much tighter and gives a cleaner thump. In their promotional material Bose states that when one walks into a room where 20's are playing they will look around for a base module. This is true. Especial when the rear of the speakers are placed near a wall or a corner. My Companion 2s are spread nearly three feet apart on a bookshelf. Each speaker is slightly angled towards eachother with the backs up against the corners of the shelf. This is the sweet spot for the room. As to the high, the 20s are also the clear leader. Female voices SHINE on these silver speakers. High notes on the 2s by comparison sound like they are distant as though the singer is behind a closed door. In general every musical detail (highs, lows and mids) are better detailed and distinct. Play a song with complex instrumentation, for example, and you will distinctly hear most every nuance of each instrument. On the Companion 2 speakers similarly complex tracs sounded blended together where the details were muted or lost. BUILD QUALITY I thought the 2s were well built but, oh my goodness, they look like toys next to the aluminum 20 speakers! The quality becomes especially apparent when you feel the weight and heartiness of the build. This is best showcased by just the control module on the 20. The knob feels substantial and turns smoother than any dial I have ever used. Really, you must try it!. This buttery smoothness is balanced absolutely perfectly with proper resistance and responsiveness. The module further boasts a touch sensitive on/off "button" which is also amazingly responsive and instant. In short, looking at the Companion 20s and controlling them are just as pleasant as listening to them! The 2s are solidly built but their look and feel is only average. FURTHER COMPARISONS I own several othe Bose products including he Bose sound link mini, the QC20 in-ear headphones, and the Bose QC15 over-the-ear headphones. So, how does the sound of the Companion 20s compare to these other products? Soundlink Color - The 20s win easily. This is remarkable because I think the Color sounded better than the Companion 2's eventhough the it is a small Bluetooth speaker compared to a wired 2 speaker system. The color has better clarity than the 2s and overall boast a higher fidelity. The 2s did have better stereo separation (obviously) and can play at a higher volume. On the other hand, my new Companion 20s just sound better than the Soundlink Color in every single aspect. Quiet Comfort 20 - The similarity between the Quiet Comort 20 headphones and the Companion 20 computer speakers comes in warmth of sound. Both boast a warmth that is very pleasing and Senheiser like. This is where the comparisons end. The QC headphones win in the area that they sound a little more natural and balanced. Though, the Companion 20s beat the QC20s in crispness and detail. When I have a choice between the two, I enjoy listening to the speakers over the QC20 in-ear headphones. Quiet Comfort 15 - Now, here is where the Companion 20s begin to fall short. The best sound I have ever heard comes from my QC15 headphones. They are astonishingly impressive. These companion 20's get me much closer to that great sound quality. In fact, the Companion 20s sound warmer and a tad richer than the QC15! Unfortunately, the music is not as detailed nor crisp. I do find myself debateing whether or not to enjoy music via the QC15 headphones or via the Companion 20 computer speakers. By comparison the Companion 2's always sounded decent but I never purposely chose to go listen to them over any of the other Bose products that I own. CONCLUSION Though Companion 2s have seen series of re-iterations through the years, the Companion 20s are still the original speakers first introduced in 2011. To me, the fact that a Companion 20 series 2 does not yet exist hints that there is not much to improve with the current speaker. Give these speakers a serious try and I think you will agree. PS - A note about source volume. The manual for the 20s instructs to place the source volume at a maximum of 80 percent. This is key! Use the control pod to crank up the volume. There will be no distortion not even when turning the dial all the way up. With the 2s the sound the sound improved with the source volume at 100 percent and the knob on the speakers at slightly over half. All this to say that the more expensive 20's do a better job of signal processing and improving the source signal into that distinctive rich and Bose sound. By the way, the 20s top volume is about twice that of the 2s.
July 25, 2015
Originally posted at
Bose
Incredible speaker system !!!
I rarely write reviews, but I bought these speakers and a headset for my husband for Christmas. Our computer is in the same room as the TV and he is constantly playing YouTube videos or music while I watch TV. The control pod that allows you to plug in a headset is just what we needed. The control pod is really nice as you touch the top of the pod to turn the speakers on/off and rotate the outer perimeter of the pod to turn the volume up and down. This setup is absolutely perfect and was very easy to set up!!! And nothing needs to be said about the incredible sound quality from Bose !!! My husband has told me every day since Christmas how much he loves these speakers !!!
December 29, 2016
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Amazing sound
I just installed these speakers and they sound amazing. Another quality product from Bose!
March 3, 2017
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Great speakers for a computer
Hint: check out the features in control panel~sounds~and if you have a dell computer also check out the features in dell audio.
September 28, 2015
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Bose is the best
The best sound. Love it I bought mine for $70.00!! Moving sale.. without knowing how good they are.. omg but I would've paid the regular price hands down..
November 4, 2016
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Great speakers
Bought to enhance my computers sound. Very impressed
December 27, 2015
Originally posted at
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Had for 4 years + and still going great
Got these for a high school graduation gift back four years ago. Still have them now and they are still my favorite speakers. Mostly listen to alternative and soft rock and they have an outstanding sound. Good bass and can get pretty loud. Perfect for a bedroom or dorm room at a computer desk.
August 23, 2016
Originally posted at
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Bose Till Death!!
Need an amazing set of speakers for your PC/Mac? These are IT. Look no further. Sexy and sharp. Loud and clear.
September 18, 2016
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These speakers are INSANE!
I just got these speakers yesterday - after trying maybe 20 or more other speakers in the store - these one were clearly the best of the bunch and very reasonably priced for the quality. But the big surprise came when I installed them at home and went through my music library - I was blown away - they are clear with powerful basses even without subwoofer! I love them - best computer speakers I ever had.
February 15, 2016
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