Bose Companion 2 Series II (graphite) comparison

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Bose Companion 2 Series II (graphite)

Bose Companion 2 Series II (graphite)
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Creative GigaWorks T40 PC Multimedia Speakers

Creative GigaWorks T40 PC Multimedia Speakers
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M-Audio AV 40

M-Audio AV 40
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Logitech Speaker System Z523

Logitech Speaker System Z523
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Price $98 at 1 store $138 to $189 at 7 stores $77 to $111 at 8 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 43 reviews 3.5 stars out of 6 reviews 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 33 reviews 3.0 stars out of 6 reviews
Release date September 20, 2006 February 12, 2008 January 08, 2007 March 21, 2007 July 14, 2009
The Bottom Line Bose's entry-level Companion 2 Series II speakers offer good bass and dual inputs--but they're not the best-sounding PC speakers in their price class. The Creative GigaWorks T40 is a good choice for those looking for larger than average size and sound in their PC speakers. M-Audio's Studiophile AV 20 is smaller and cheaper than its larger siblings, but the better form factor comes with sound quality compromises. M-Audio's Studiophile AV 40 is a PC speaker for music lovers who care more about sound quality than compact size or rock bottom pricing. While it won't blow you away with its sound quality, if you're looking for an affordable PC speaker-plus-subwoofer system, the Z523 is one of the best speaker systems in its price class.

Basic specs

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System Components Info unavailable 2 speakers
2 x Speakers
2 x Speakers
2 speakers
Subwoofer
Color Info unavailable Gloss black
Black
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Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable 3.9 in x 6.1 in x 7.8 in
6 in x 7.2 in x 8.7 in
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Product Type PC multimedia speakers
PC multimedia speakers
Portable speakers
Studio monitors
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
Input Impedance Info unavailable Info unavailable 10 KOhm
20 KOhm
Info unavailable
Battery None
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Remote Control Info unavailable None
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Speaker System Details 2
2 - 16 Watt - 50 - 20000 Hz
2 - 10 Watt - 120 - 20000 Hz - 4 Ohm
Studio monitors
2 - 20 Watt - 85 - 20000 Hz - 20 KOhm
2 x Right/left channel speaker
1 x Subwoofer
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Speaker Type Active
2-way - Active
2-way - Active
2-way - Active
Active
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 13.9 lbs
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Nominal Output Power (Total) Info unavailable 32 Watt
Info unavailable 40 Watt
40 Watt
Product Description Bose Companion 2 Series II - PC multimedia speakers
Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II - PC multimedia speakers
Portable speakers
M-Audio Studiophile AV20
Studio monitors
M-Audio Studiophile AV 40
Logitech Z 523 - PC multimedia speaker system
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable 2 years warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable 2 years warranty
Audio Amplifier Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Response Bandwidth Info unavailable 50 - 20000 Hz
120 - 20000 Hz
85 - 20000 Hz
48 - 20000 Hz
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