Bose Companion 3 Mk II review
This is the most expensive speaker set in the group and it certainly looks the part, right down to the elegant shuttle wheel-style volume knob.
The satellites are compact, but the shape of the subwoofer means it takes up a lot of space. A headphone socket and auxiliary input are built into the controller, but the bass control is located on the back of the subwoofer.
This set produced exceptionally clean and controlled sound. It excelled at reproducing deep bass at high volumes, but very high frequencies weren't as detailed as those from Altec Lansing's more affordable FX4021 set. The Companion 3 sounded better when listening to more laid-back music, but the FX4021, with its more spacious top-end, was more flattering for rock, pop and dance music.
This is a very good set of stereo speakers, but we recommend Altec Lansing's similarly excellent and cheaper set.
In terms of sound it is not a bad speaker system. Except that there is a gap in the frequencies between the sub and the satellites.
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By HarmonicsReview on 4 Feb 2010
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