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I did find a new Bose Companion 2 Series III speakers at Best Buy today and they were black and had cloth grilles. Also the enclosure is made of wood instead of plastic like before. I did buy them for $89.95 since I priced matched with the older Companion 2 speakers from Bose.com website. Bose still hasn't posted this Series III model yet but ya they do sound good. I ended up returning the M-Audio AV-30 since it had that volume control problem and I saw the new Bose and since I do like Bose a lot I got them today. So I did get an upgrade from the older one I had for many years. smile.gif
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Here are some pics of them.





post #3 of 10
what kind of frequency response and impendence do they have?
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That I don't know since I don't see anything that says about the freq res and other stuff like watts or so. It only shows how many inch tall they are and how wide etc. I saw the manual but it doesn't really give much info maybe when Bose has the item posted on there website it will show more specs for the speakers.
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I take it your not an audiophile then? surprised this thread isn't full of "Bose sucks" comments yet.
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Well not everyone thinks they suck since there are a lot that think they are great. Also when selling Bose speakers I get more money from selling them compaired to other speakers like M-Audio, Alesis, etc. When I sell a pair of M-Audio AV-40 or 30 they usualy sell around $30 or so. But if I sell Bose I usualy get like $50 or $60 even from selling them for the Companion 2 speakers. Some reason other companies don't sell well for the same price I paid for. Even if they are new still. But even used I get more if I decide to sell the Bose but I don't think I will since I do like them and if in the future I decide to sell I know I can get more out of them than other companies. But yes I' am a audiophile but just into Bose speakers.
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They have their marets, i my self consider them upper mid range. of the ones i have tried at least with in hears and headphones they have a nice mid range natural sounds but, don't' have as much of the extra clarity and sound resolution as other brands. when i went headphone shopping i stopped by the Bose store and they definitely were bad but, my Klipsch image S4s have really good clarity and resolution and for a small bit cheaper.
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I just found out I was able to take the grilles off and I see that the cones looks like made of some kind of paper type and the surround is made of butyl rubber so it's better than foam.



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how do they sound? do you like them?
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Well I usually listen to bass tester songs and I do hear more deep lows at lower or med volume but when you turn them up high it seems like the bass is turned down but that's good since if it played the same amount of bass as low volume then it would blow the speakers I think. But overall to me they sound more natural sounding more like other $100 speakers. For sure they have deeper bass. I have a program called TrueRTA and played a 60hz or 70hz and I could hear it but if I played lower than 60hz then it starts to roll off. Basically at 50hz I don't hear it at all. But for sure at 70hz it is really strong and can hear that tone. I think that's really good for a 2.5 inch driver. I can say when I play my bass tester songs I can feel the bass when I touch my desk. Of course it's not like a 2.1 system but for a 2.0 system and around $100 they are pretty good. I use to own the Series II and those didn't have as much bass as the Series III. Basically at low to mid volume you can hear more bass than at high volume. But I was glad I got them for $89.95 since that is a great deal saved $10. Also what's really nice is that even at max volume it doesn't distort as much as other speakers at max volume. I remember playing the same bass tester songs on the M-Audio AV-20 or so and at max it sounded really bad it was distorted. I have my volume on my notebook to 100% like usual since then I just adjust the volume on the speakers.


One thing for sure is that since this is a 2.0 system and a compact one it will never have bass as a 2.1 meaning it doesn't have any that rumble bass that subwoofers do. But for the size of the driver and it does have good bass.
Edited by Dustin_Broke - 6/11/13 at 9:47am
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