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Bose® Companion® 3 multimedia speaker system

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Plug the Acoustimass module into the stereo out jack on the back of your computer and the speakers into the Acoustimass module and you’re ready to enjoy music on your computer in ways you never have before.

The satellite speakers are designed specifically to work with the Acoustimass module. The signals that they get from the controller in the Acoustimass module have been tuned by the integrated signal processing and active equalization for true to the original recording sounds at almost any volume level. The compression circuitry minimizes distortion at high volumes, so go ahead and turn it up.

  • newegg Superior Stereo Performance The Companion 3 Series II multimedia speaker system features a proprietary TrueSpace digital processing circuitry to deliver a wide stereo soundstage for an immersive listening experience.
  • newegg Acoustimass Module The Acoustimass module reproduces pure, deep low notes without any audible distortion and you can hide it almost anywhere in the room, while all the sound seems to come from the two compact speakers.
  • newegg Multi-function Control Pod Control the system’s volume and bass levels conveniently with the intuitive multi-function control pod! A headphone jack is also provided so you can enjoy your favorite gaming and music in privacy.
  • newegg Preassembled Stands The Companion 3’s two satellite speakers are mounted on stands for superb performance, enhanced aesthetic impression and space saving.

Learn more about the Bose Companion® 3 Series II


Companion® 3 Series II



Dimensions & Weight

Control pod: 2.5" x 1.13"

Each satellite speaker on stand: 6" x 3.38" x 3.25"

Each satellite speaker without stand: 2.5" x 2.75" x 2.5"

Acoustimass® module: 8.5" x 6.75" x 13.75"
Each satellite speaker on stand: 0.8 lbs.

Acoustimass® module: 14.7 lbs.


Elegant desktop speakers come fully assembled on stands for optimum performance and more usable desk space.

Handy control pod houses volume control, single-touch mute, headphone jack and connection for a second audio source such as an MP3 player.

Compact Acoustimass® module provides clean low frequencies, allowing the desktop speakers to be very small without sacrificing performance. Module can be hidden neatly under your desk.

Proprietary TrueSpace® stereo digital processing circuitry creates a wide two-channel soundstage engineered specifically for listening at your computer.

Magnetically shielded satellite speakers prevent monitor interference or damage to magnetic media.

Proprietary integrated signal processing delivers lifelike performance at almost any volume level.

Compression circuitry keeps your music clear and undistorted at high volume levels.

Active electronic equalization balances low, mid and high frequencies for more natural tone and clarity.

Dual inputs let you enjoy two audio sources simultaneously—one to your computer, the other to a portable audio device.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 7/19/2011 9:53:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsLook at other speakers

Pros: Small size - if you're really just THAT strained for desk space.
I do know Bose has great customer service though - they'll take care of you, but I guess they owe you that much. Newegg also has great cust. service.

Cons: The price is outrageous for 2.1 of this quality. The sound quality and response is poor if it's turned up at all. It's just an illusion of good response

Other Thoughts: You can easily find speakers that are of much higher quality than this for probably half the cost. Look at klipsch 2.1 to start - if your spending this kind of money it should fill a room and not drop off in quality.

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  • Jeff B.
  • 7/11/2011 9:33:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmall Desktop Footprint, But Still Packs A Good Sound

Pros: - Minimal desk space required.
- Stands can be removed to make the small speakers take up even less (vertical) space.
- Very clean design will look good with any furniture.
- Tap to mute on the puck is very convenient.
- Additional input and output on puck is also great!
- Puck is heavy enough to not move when touched.
- Very strong bass.

Cons: - Sound is pretty good, but I think I can hear what people mean about it lacking in the mids. It may depend on what style of music you listen to.

Other Thoughts: A lot of people tell me that Bose is not worth the price for how it sounds. That may be true, but I bought these speakers because they offered the best balance of a small form factor, elegant looks and good sound. While the sound may not be up to par with some audiophile's tastes, Bose has made up for that by paying attention to all the other details of the design.

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  • Luis F.
  • 7/9/2011 4:19:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsBest PC speakers

Pros: Super nice look
Excellent sound
I paid $159.00 for them here during a shell shocker sale
Overall, sound is better than Logitech and Klipsh

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have the Logitech z2300 THX and had Klipsh promedia 2.1 and I can say these Bose speakers sound better than the other 2, all of them are good but these Bose speakers are better

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  • Aldrin F.
  • 6/29/2011 1:24:47 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhy me bose!?

Pros: The delivery is so fast expecting 3 business days, but the delivery came not even in 24 hours...

Cons: The sounds that coming out from it is like shattered,
the handy control pad's light is turning red which should be green. both problem control pod and two speakers, first time I bought Bose I failed!

Other Thoughts: I'm so disappointed about the defect, the same day I got my delivery the same day I got the problem... the worst thing is that I'm paying almost $14.00 for the return or replace item...

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  • Lona B.
  • 5/24/2011 7:26:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Speakers!

Pros: Small, Simple, Stylish and Sound Great. Also, they seem to be built really sturdy.

Cons: Not ideal for Bass Head type music. The bass module isn't a sub-woofer, i believe it is just a woofer and doesn't respond in the sub range. Still, most rap and hip hop will sound good for most people.

Other Thoughts: I've purchased the companion 2's 4 years ago and are still going strong and sound as good as the day i bought them. I was in an apartment and couldn't have too much bass output. Now i'm in the country and wanted more volume and more bass. The bass module will kick out an enormous amount of bass from instruments such as an electric bass guitar or drums. just don't expect it to act like a sub-woofer. All in all the best computer speakers i've owned or heard.

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  • Luis R.
  • 5/23/2011 8:21:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood investment

Pros: good quality Bose is exceptional with their speakers

Cons: The audio male connector cable isn't long enough for the set up that I had but if your system is going to be next to your computer then that shouldn't be a problem

Other Thoughts: good things aren't cheap

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  • Keith P.
  • 5/20/2011 8:33:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgreat system

Pros: easy to install/ small speakers easy to hide or fit into any situation/ control knob to adjust bass influence/ and of course, it's best quality is its sound. the sound is truly great for the size.

Cons: price is high (but you get what you pay for; i'm not sure there is a system that could offer as good a sound for any less money)

short cables

Other Thoughts: more on sound: i use this system in my main living room area. i watch movies and listen to music. the sound is rich and clear. at very low volumes it becomes a little transparent but once you get to a volume that really utilizes the sub significantly the sound perfectly fills the room...punchy, clear sound, not too bassy. the mids are amazing.

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  • Aaron M.
  • 3/2/2011 11:39:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Sound

Pros: Sturdy, Great Sound!

Cons: Short Cords in my opinion.

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  • Daniel P.
  • 2/20/2011 2:31:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsPURE SWEET SOUND

Pros: The best 2.1 speakers out there. These can perform way better than you have in mind. Im more than glad to own them.

Cons: The only con is that you get used to these high quality sound and when your gonna here another speakers you wont enjoy music as you do with bose. Kind of expensive. The only con is that the bass box is made of press board. I notice that when I looked at the front grill with a flash light.

Other Thoughts: new egg can sell them cheaper. these speakers had been out there like more than 5 years

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  • Teri M.
  • 1/13/2011 6:12:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsforshame

Pros: good clarity and decent volume. good low end and not a bad overall produce, but.....

Cons: i contacted bose support about a couple of design flaws, hoping there would be a work around. the bose tech was very rude, treated me like i didn't even know how to operate this (if he could only see the audio eq i own...). i explained the problem and again, he did not address the problem- only touted how great bose is (good brain washing bose). after becoming irritated with this reps rudeness, i told him that maybe he should send a simple memo to the engineers because the problem i have with the system is a feasible CHEAP fix and really just a simple oversight in design that 90% of the other manufacturers don't have. this may have decent sound, but bose has made an enemy in me for their horrible rudeness.

Other Thoughts: good sound, horrible support from bose.

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