How to make Bose Companion 5 speakers work with MacBook Pro wireless

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TrizzyTrake, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. TrizzyTrake macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2013
  2. Wafflausages macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    You could hook up a bluetooth receiver to the aux in
  3. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013
    ^This, or get an Airport Express. You might find the Bluetooth receiver a bit cheaper though.
  4. amt2002 macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2008
    is sound quality compromised with these bluetooth adapters?
  5. Jesla macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2013
    Tennessee USA
    +1 for the Airport Express.

    Referbs are less than $90us and…… just works……..
  6. ToniqR macrumors member


    Jul 26, 2011
    Bath, UK
    I had exactly the same issue as you, but with the Bose companion 3 speakers.

    Originally I bought a Bluetooth box which I just pluged in via aux to connect to my MacBook Pro. Really easy set up, but as soon as I started playing any music, the quality was just really disappointing. I'm no music expert, but even I could tell the difference compared to having a wired connection.

    I returned it straight away and purchased an AirPort Express purely for its airplay features. It's awesome! I've had it over a year now and it still amazes me how well it works and how great the quality it.

    Definitely worth it in my experience.
  7. Blue604 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2012
    I have Bose companion 5 as well and I would like to know if someone who has successfully connect thru airport express. Bose companion 5 can only input by USB and from what I read airport express doesn't recognize it thru usb
  8. zipur macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2011
    The great state of Texas
    Bump, great speakers I would love to do that to.:cool:
  9. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013
    USB won't work. But doesn't the Companion 5 have an auxiliary input in the control pod?
  10. TrizzyTrake thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2013

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