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 $89 to $399 at 3 stores $129 to $158 at 5 stores $83 to $101 at 7 stores
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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.

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