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

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  1. TrizzyTrake macrumors newbie

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  2. Wafflausages macrumors 6502

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

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

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    is sound quality compromised with these bluetooth adapters?
     
  5. Jesla macrumors 6502

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    +1 for the Airport Express.

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

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    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

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    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

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    Bump, great speakers I would love to do that to.:cool:
     
  9. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    USB won't work. But doesn't the Companion 5 have an auxiliary input in the control pod?
     
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