Companion® 5 multimedia speaker system

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Theater-like sound for your desktop

Five-speaker systems are great for home theater—but they’re not so sensible for your laptop or PC entertainment. That’s why we developed Companion® 5 speakers. They’re designed for 5.1-encoded music, games and movies, using just two desktop speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass module . You’ll hear multichannel sound in a way that seems to surround you—without the clutter of five speakers. And setup is easy, with a single USB connection to your computer.

  • Our best computer speakers for 5.1-encoded games, movies and music
  • Two small computer speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass® module
  • Control pod for volume, mute, headphone jack and auxiliary input

Our exclusive TrueSpace® surround digital processing circuitry spreads the sound around you, so the enveloping effects seem to come from areas where there aren't even any speakers. The experience is developed especially for computer listening—putting you right in the middle of the music, the game, the special effects.

Easy to set up and use

Hookup requires only a single USB connection from the computer speaker system to your PC or laptop. An all-in-one control pod keeps volume control, single-touch mute, headphone jack and auxiliary input within easy reach. The elegant speakers come mounted on stands for optimum performance and extra desktop space.

Get more from your music. Get more into the game or movie. Whatever your computer entertainment passion, get more engaged with Bose® Companion 5 multimedia speakers.


  • Specially engineered speaker arrays come fully assembled on stands for optimum performance and more usable desktop 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® surround digital processing circuitry reproduces enveloping sound from just two visible speakers. Engineered for computer speaker listening, it creates a dramatic acoustic environment for games, DVDs and music.
  • Single USB connection links the system to your computer. No special software, sound card upgrade, adapters or complicated wiring needed.
  • Digital 5.1 audio playback brings music, games, movies and other 5.1-encoded material to life with much of the performance you'd expect from a five-speaker system.
  • 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers These speakers are spectacular. Had them since they first came out in 2006 and still playing strong even after the sub was partially soaked in water from flooding. Would definitely buy again. Although they don't go too loud for parties these are great for a small get together. Although I wish they also had a bluetooth pod to connect rather than having to use an aux cable to connect to my phone.
Date published: 2015-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers! I have had these for almost 5 years now. They were easy to set up and work great. The only thing I wish was different is that I have them hooked up to my tv and the remote won't change the volume only the control pod will. But that is only with the tv. When hooked up to my laptop the laptop can also adjust the volume. But these are amazing speakers and I ha to had a single problem with them in 5 years.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exellent I have purchased and enjoyed for 2 years. Sound is very much exellent. But, I think Bose doesn't work any more. I don't know why Bose doesn't try to attach Bluetooth technology to the speaker system. Do I buy a bluetooth adapter seperately?
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWSOME Let me start by saying i am married to BOSE products.if its not BOSE come back later.Now.i bought this one about 5 yrs ago and it hasn't let me down.the product quality seems to be everlasting.sound quality in this little box can match some brand home theater systems sound quality like sony or samsung.i use this one in my bed room.i plug it on my phone or lapton and play my music.the two speakers on both sides of the bed give u dat surround feel. the box is hiden under my bed which adds some sort of sophistication to my style.it can also be connected to your tv and headphones.music comes alive at all times.this product will blow your mind.i dont think i am goin to get ride of this one any time soon.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! I bought this about 12 years ago. I gladly, paid $750. This system is the best! THE BEST! The sound is very very clear. Just perfect. I buy nothing but Bose. I have the 5.1 system in my livinroom with a Sony 7.1 receiver. Another combo that blows my mind. I will say that the ear phones are way too delicate. I tried them, the sound is magical, but they brake in no time. I call those no-good!
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I still can't believe how good this is I have been using the Companion 5 system for years, and continue to be amazed. It is very easy to use, and the sound is excellent. I have a high-end home system for music - Krell, Levinson, B&W, etc. The Bose can't match that of course, but I enjoy the sound of the Bose all day at work, and I can't believe how good it sounds, especially for what little it costs compared to audiophile gear. Do not hesitate to buy this.
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow i have had these speakers for at least 10 years now. still gotta say, "wow". i don't get the compatibility question. you plug it into the wall and USB port. thats all, for both mac and pc. there is no issue. i can't recall where i purchased them...too long ago. i have 301's. my 901's were at least 35 years old when they were lost in a theft. i hate burglars with good taste. i love my sound link minis too.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable!! I never write reviews, but I have had these speakers now for 8 years and they are just as nice as out of the box. They have survived through many moves, and blaring parties. If they broke, I would honestly buy them again. If you re thinking about buying these, stop thinking and go ahead-they're worth every penny.
Date published: 2015-09-23
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  • Control pod:2.5" H x 1.13" W
  • Each satellite speaker:8.9" H x 5.8" W x 3.8" D (1.9 lbs)
  • Acoustimass® module:8.5" H x 6.75" W x 16.75" D (15.4 lbs)
  • System in carton:10.5" H x 15.25" W x 19.75" D (27 lbs)

In the box

  • Acoustimass® module
  • Satellite speakers with stands and cables
  • USB cable
  • AC power cord
  • Control pod




Does the Companion 5 speaker system include an Acoustimass® module for reproduction of low notes?

Yes. The module is compact and can be hidden under or almost anywhere around your desk.

Do I need a special sound card to use Companion 5 speakers?

No. All you need is a USB port on your computer to experience the multichannel sound of these speakers.

What operating systems work with Companion 5 speakers?

For optimum performance, we recommend Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. For Macintosh computers, OS 10.4 or later.

Can I connect headphones to Companion 5 speakers?

Yes. Use the headphone jack located on the handy desktop control pod.

Can I connect a CD/MP3 player to Companion 5 speakers?

Yes. The control pod includes an auxiliary input for playing other audio sources through the system.

How many audio inputs does the Companion 5 system have?

The system has two audio inputs: a 5.1 input for your computer and a stereo input for auxiliary audio devices.



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