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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Pioneer SP-SB23W

Pioneer SP-SB23W
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BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset

BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset
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JVC Flats (Black)

JVC Flats (Black)
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Price $99 to $399 at 2 stores $124 to $166 at 5 stores $246 to $399 at 3 stores $36 to $74 at 3 stores $11 to $39 at 2 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)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 43 reviews 3.5 stars out of 6 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 2.5 stars out of 55 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date September 20, 2006 February 12, 2008 June 25, 2013 August 06, 2010 November 22, 2010
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. The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations. The BlueAnt Q2 is yet another BlueAnt winner, with new Bing-411 features and fantastic call quality even in windy situations. Though they look a little cheap, the JVC Flats are lightweight, comfortable on-ear headphones that sound surprisingly good for sub-$15 headphones.

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System Components Info unavailable 2 speakers
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
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Connectivity Technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Wireless - Bluetooth
Wired
Audio Amplifier Integrated
Integrated
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Microphone Operation Mode Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Mono
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Microphone Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in
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Nominal Output Power (Total) Info unavailable 32 Watt
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Color Info unavailable Gloss black
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Sound Output Mode Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Mono
Stereo
Battery None
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Headphones Form Factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable In-ear - Over-the-ear mount
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Product Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Headset - Wireless - Bluetooth
- Wired
Remote Control Info unavailable None
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Product Description Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset - Headset
JVC HA S160-B
Built-in Decoders Info unavailable Info unavailable Dolby Digital
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Speaker System Details 2
2 - 16 Watt - 50 - 20000 Hz
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Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
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Speaker Type Active
2-way - Active
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Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable 2 years warranty
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Recommended Use Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Cellular phone
Cellular phone
Portable audio system
Product Description Bose Companion 2 Series II - PC multimedia speakers
Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II - PC multimedia speakers
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Packaged Quantity Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
1
Headphones Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Stereo
Response Bandwidth Info unavailable 50 - 20000 Hz
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Remote Control Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Product Type PC multimedia speakers
PC multimedia speakers
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Audio Specifications Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Frequency Response 12 - 24000 Hz - Sensitivity 103 dB/mW - Impedance 32 Ohm
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