Logitech z-5500 or Bose companion 5

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macsander, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. macsander macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2008

    I want to buy new speakers which soud amazing.
    I will use it by far the most for listening music.
    Now I did some research and the Logitech z-5500 and Bose companion 5 both seem great speaker sets.

    Now I would love to hear some opinions and experience with those speakers, which are the best for music?

    If there are other speakers you know are better I would also love to hear it.

    Thank a lot!
  2. macsander thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2008
    Please help me out here, The question is which sound the best(for music) or other good suggestions, Thanks!
  3. Pili macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2005
    Orlando/Miami, FL
    Both are ok, the z5500s are more versatile imo and better for movies and such (much better sub also). You will probably get more clarity from the bose though but i would get the logitechs because you can get them for $100 cheaper.
  4. MattAKramer macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2008
    I HATE THE BOSE!!! The have terrible range and if the speakers were labeled with anything other than "bose" on the case then nobody would think twice about these before passing them up.

    The logitech's aren't going to have the pure crisp sound of say a Polk or Infiniti set, but for the money they have good sound, pretty good range, and they are able to be used on a variety of platforms (I have mine on my DVD Player, HD DVR, iPod, PC, etc.
  5. Akira1980 macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2007
    San Diego
    I have the Z-5500 for about two years now. And they are amazing. There is various settings which you can set like music and movies. I watch movies on my computer since I don't have a TV. And the 5.1 surround sound is amazing. It's one of the best computer sound system.
  6. GoKyu macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2007
    New Orleans
    I got a good deal on the last set of Bose Companion 5's my local CompUSA had - a little over $300 (from $499!), and to me the sound quality is great - much better than the old 5 cube Logitech system I had previously (which are also really good speakers)

    The Bose 5's had some compatibility issues with the latest version of Garageband, but it appears that the 10.5.2 update has cleared that up - Garageband is running full speed again with the Bose as the output audio settings.

  7. DAz45 macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2008
    Go for the Z-5500....
    I was in the same position, but unfortunately I first got the Bose 5.
    Big mistake!
    The Bose 5 had no mid-range, the bass was muffled and the treble was painful.
    When you increase the volume past 75%, it would limit the sub...and only increased the output of the desktop speakers!

    I sold the Bose 5, then got the Z-5500.
    What a big difference!! Crisper bass, clearer vocals.. better max output.
    And its cheaper?
    Very impressed.
  8. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
  9. Cesoca macrumors member


    Oct 8, 2006
    I just have bought the AEGO M a 2.1 system from a British manufacturer called Acoustic Energy. Have read good reviews about these speakers. As I live in Brazil, I expect to receive it at the end of the month. It's 199 USD in this retailer:


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