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Bose® Computer MusicMonitor®


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Item # 018COMPMMB

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Stylish and super-compact, the Bose® Computer MusicMonitor® speakers continue the company's tradition of creating high-quality sound from gear that can fit into small spaces. Enjoy high-impact sound from your computer or laptop with this compact system, or connect it to your iPod® or iPad® to bring movies, music, and even Angry Birds™ sound effects to life.

Stylish and super-compact, the Bose® Computer MusicMonitor® speakers continue the company's tradition of creating high-quality sound from gear that can fit into small spaces. Enjoy high-impact sound from your computer or laptop with this compact system, or connect it to your iPod® or iPad® to bring movies, music, and even Angry Birds™ sound effects to life.

The two-speaker system employs proprietary Bose technology to produce a wide, clear soundstage from very small speakers. You'll hear crisp, accurate highs and mids, and rich bass, and you'll still have plenty of desktop space for working.

Setup is extremely simple, too — one proprietary cable connects the speakers to each other, another connects to your source, and the AC power cord plugs into a wall outlet. Use buttons on the side of one speaker or the included remote to adjust volume.

From the review Bose Computer MusicMonitor speakers

"The speakers are so small that they'd be great for a portable-but-high-quality music system. I'd travel with them because the speakers would be easy to pack in a bag or suitcase, and they'd be perfect to set up in a hotel room with my laptop or iPad®. I'd even be tempted to connect them to the TV in the hotel room for better sound playback there, too."

— Tara, Crutchfield Video Production Manager

Product Highlights:

  • compact powered speakers designed for use with a computer or laptop
  • volume control
  • audio input (minijack-to-minijack cable included)
  • remote control
  • AC power cord
  • 2-9/16"W x 4-7/8"H x 4-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Excellent from very small speakers

Harold, Durham, NC

What's in the Box:

  • Right computer speaker
  • Left computer speaker (with attached 6' audio cable)
  • AC power adapter (with attached 6' DC cord)
  • 5' AC power cord
  • IR remote control
  • 6' Stereo audio minijack cable
  • Demonstration Disc
  • Owner's Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Product Registration/Warranty card
  • Bose Corporation contact information
  • "Our Commitment To You" letter

Bose® Computer MusicMonitor® Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(19 Reviews)

Small but good

Harold from Durham, NC on 11/8/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent from very small speakers

Pros: good sound from small speakers - good fit with a computer


A huge volume in a small box

PK from South Salem, NY on 10/24/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced my very good and ancient Microsoft 3 piece USB (80) speakers with this Bose speakers for number of reasons: a) Better sound quality (and I am not disappointed at all) and smaller foot print, and again I am not disappointed at all. I mainly listen to classic and New Age music and I really like the sound quality. The price is high, but I believe it is worth it. I don't miss the subwoofer that I previously had with my Microsoft Speakers.

Pros: Superb sound quality, small footprint. No hassle connection

Cons: The speakers are connected to speaker outlet of a pc/laptop. As such, the volume control of the computer does not control the volume on speaker (directly). One needs to separately adjust the sound volume by controls (or remote) of the speakers. With USB connection (at least MS Speaker 80 did that) you could adjust the sound volume by one control, on your PC or on the speaker. If you have a laptop that you move around, that can cause unexpected very loud sound for you, be careful.


Chris from Annapolis from 21140 on 8/30/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Enough said

Pros: Sounds great in the man cave.

Cons: None at all.


Tony from Whidbey Island, WA on 8/29/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought these speakers for TV viewing. I wear hearing aids and even though they are state-of-the-art and expensive, I was having a very difficult time with word recognition in the audio coming from our flat screen speakers. My wife suggested I take an old pair of computer speakers (inexpensive / came bundled with a past desktop PC) we had in the closet and put them by my chair. Because of their size they had to live on the small tables to my right and left. Relatively speaking the difference was stunning. It was a great improvement but there was still much lacking. The new Bose speakers are tiny (basically cubes) compared to the old ones I was using and fit perfectly on the wide oak arms of my favorite mission chair. They have a slight upward cant and aim directly at my hearing aids. Now to the sound... WOW !!! My word recognition is way up there now and I'm really enjoying the music coming from out HD viewing. High frequency to real bass, it's all there. These speakers are superb and worth every cent. You get what you pay for and Bose delivered!

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None

Bose® Computer MusicMonitor®

SharonB from Oberlin, OH on 5/25/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect size, sound and performance. Very satisfied.




JimmyBlue from WW on 9/17/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These little speakers are just what the doctor order for producing a nice loud quality sound from such a small speaker.

Pros: Small, Quality sound and plenty of it.

Cons: N/A

4.75 out of 5

Eric from Fort Campbell, KY on 12/5/2011

I bought these about a year and a half ago, I had high hopes for them as they were a bit pricey ($399 at that time). I was surprised by the build qualty, they're heavier than they look. The sound quality is outstanding for their size. The sound is a lot like the Bose SoundDock with a bit more refinement. They're great, however, there are a couple minor things to keep in mind. First, the auxilary cord is silver plated, for the price you would expect at least a gold plated quality cable. Second, there's no tonal controls on the remote, just volume, but that's not a bad thing as they dont really need any fine tuning.

Pros: Great Bose product, high quality, big sound for their size.

Cons: The price. Although the new price seems to be more fair.


Hands-on research

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Overview: The Bose Computer MusicMonitor powered speakers utilize proprietary technologies to deliver surprisingly full-range sound with a wide sound stage for such small speakers. The system's understated, space-saving design fits nicely almost anywhere in your home. The Bose Computer MusicMonitor is ideal as a laptop, PC, and portable audio powered speaker. The elegant brushed aluminum enclosures complement almost any workspace. In addition to the volume and power controls located on the right speaker, the Bose Computer MusicMonitor comes with an IR remote control for added convenience. The Bose Computer MusicMonitor powered speakers is a two-piece solution offering exceptional performance, simplicity, and value for your desktop listening area.

Elegant Compact Design: The Bose Computer MusicMonitor powered speakers are extremely compact and help to free up your valuable desktop space. Each speaker enclosure features either a brushed aluminum or black finish.

Bose Proprietary Technologies: The unexpected full-range range sound generated from this compact two-piece powered speaker system is the result of Bose amplifier technology, proprietary acoustic design, highly efficient neodymium speakers, and Bose digital signal processing. The Bose Computer MusicMonitor powered speaker system lets you enjoy the fullness and detail you may have been missing from your favorite downloads and Internet radio.

  • Bose Amplifiers: Proprietary amplifiers are smaller, lighter and more efficient than traditional linear amplifiers to help keep speakers small yet powerful.
  • Bose DSP: Active electronic equalization balances low, mid, and high frequencies for more natural tone and clarity.
  • Proprietary Acoustic Design: Proprietary acoustic design features dual internal opposing passive radiators for unusually deep, powerful low tones from a very small multimedia speaker system.
  • Highly Efficient Neodymium Speakers: High output from small speakers featuring thin but powerful neodymium transducers with 10x the magnetic energy density of conventional speaker magnets.

Power & Volume Controls: The Bose Computer MusicMonitor powered speaker system features power and volume control on the right speaker. An IR remote control is also provided for wireless operation of the system's power & volume functions.

One Cable Connection: The Bose Computer MusicMonitor requires only one cable connection between the powered speaker system and your computer or other audio source. The right speaker features a 3.5mm audio input and includes a 6' stereo audio minijack cable to connect to your computer or other audio source.

Note: The left speaker features an attached 6' audio cable with a proprietary connector which plugs into the rear-panel proprietary port on back of the rear speaker (labeled "To Left Speaker").

Magnetically Shielded: The Bose Computer MusicMonitor powered speakers are magnetically shielded to prevent monitor interference or damage.

Placement: The size and shape of the speakers make it easy to position them directly next to your computer. For proper performance, place the right speaker to the right and the left speaker to the left of your computer. Make sure there is equal distance on either size. The speaker should be placed no more than 18'' to 36" apart. This will provide an accurate sound stage.

AC Power Supply: The Bose Computer MusicMonitor power speaker system operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter and AC cord. The AC power adapter plugs into the back of the right speaker.

  • Input: 100-20V ~ 50/60Hz, 1A
  • Output: 17V - 2A

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