Bose Companion 5 Problem

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  1. totolad macrumors member

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    Well I recieved my Bose Companion 5's today!

    I'm not that impressed. First off I have a slight problem that I was wondering if someone could help with?

    After following the instructions, it says to change Applications/ Utilities / Audi MIDI Setup. Which goes fine and it finds the Bose speakers. The problem is when you click on configure speakers. It always comes back to stereo, even though last time i went to multichannel, then 5.1 surrond sounc. Clicked Apply then done. It states nothing about this in the Bose user guide. It seems thats the mac is changing the setting back every time.

    Should I leave it on Stereo or should it be on 5.1 for the best effect from the speakers?

    Any help is appricated.
     
  2. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    sorry, but bose companion 5 is a 2.1 stereo speaker set isnt it? just with surround scape technology blah blah to make it seem like its suround sound....so why are you trying to change the setting to 5.1? :confused: :rolleyes: mebe im wrong
     
  3. totolad thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I thought that too, but the Bose set up guide says that you should change it to 5.1. I went to the apple store in the Trafford Centre and theirs was doing exactly the same so maybe it is not a fault but a characteristic?

    Cheers for the reply though.
     
  4. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    pfft. i was gna buy a set of these, but this sounds like hassle lol!
     
  5. spyderracer393 macrumors regular

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    get the Klipsch iFi System...much better sound quality and dynamic range!
     
  6. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    im looking for a computer speaker system not some, made out of thin naff plastic, ipod speakers. but thanks
     
  7. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    You couldn't be more wrong. The Kilpsch iFi is a modified Kilpsch ProMedia 2.1 THX certified speaker system, which is far superior to these Bose sets.
     
  8. spyderracer393 macrumors regular

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    Read some reviews my friend...the iFi is not a "plasticy iPod speaker system," it is the best sounding 2.1 computer system available today.

    ...not to mention, your not the OP — so I really don't care what you "want."
     
  9. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    "In tune with the way people enjoy their favorite music today, Klipsch designed the iFi™ system to make the popular Apple® iPod® experience sound better than ever"...it is made of plastic and it IS a iPod speaker system. my point stands, the reason i wanted the bose is because it has a 5.1 sound card built in to it and connects through usb. 2.1 doesnt cut it for me. ive had very bad experience with THX certified stuff in the past, i.e. bass isnt very punchy and the mid kinda blends to much with the bass...so you end up with a very hollow tinny sound..this is from two sets ive had in the past. as nice as the kiplishccakjdkaw system may be, im not taking that risk again, especially when the system isnt even built for what i want.
     
  10. spyderracer393 macrumors regular

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    It doesn't matter that is is MARKETED towards iPod users, it is great for computers. Maybe you listen rap and like super boomy bass, and if thats what you are looking for....you're right, the iFi doesn't have that. It has great crossover, there isn't a huge change in the highs and the lows, its smooth through out, unlike (not that you are looking at this) the JBL Creatures, those have no mids, just highs and lows.

    The iFi isn't THX certified, that is the ProMedia 2.1 that you are thinking of. The Bose Companion 5 is a 2.1 system!!!! Having a 5.1 card built in does nothing! That is all artifical, real 5.1 has two front channels, two rears, a center channel, and a subwoofer! The Bose doesn't! Talk about tinny...Bose systems historically are weak in bass and very trebbly.
     
  11. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    yar ok i do see your point, and thanks for the advice, just i think different music tastes lead to different opinions...
     
  12. spyderracer393 macrumors regular

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    agreed. thanks for being the bigger man [woman?] and stopping this little "fight."
     

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