BOSE COMPANION 20 vs AUDIOENGINE 2+ - comparison

Nov 18, 2016
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I'm out for blood. Which sucker on here suggested Audioengine 2 + to me? Because I wanna a refund, yea, a refund. I have owned the BOSE COMPANION 20 for five years and still, to this day, they are supremo, the standard in excellence. For reasons that I'm not sure of, being the BOSE still run like a beaut', I still asked for new speakers for my birthday. I figured, time for an upgrade. Boy was I wrong! I should've asked for a top case for my scooter, because I had no need for speakers. And yet, the person who suggested the AudioEngine got me curious. Plus, this New Yorker was partial to the fact that AudioEngine is a New York City company. I sorely regret my decision.

Been using AudioEngine for 24 hours, and what a disappointment they have been. I have played house music DJ sets, and now playing Marilyn Manson's HOLLYWOOD. When they're not shutting down spontaneously due to overload, they emit a dull sound that can't be much better than the little dice-size speakers you get at the dollar store (well, I'm exaggerating. A little). Seriously, who is AUDIOENGINE kidding with this lame product? The bass is dull, and Manson sounds like screeching. The Companion 20, five years on, still pack a wallop. Perhaps there's only one company that understands bass, and that's BOSE. Their sound is expansive, room-filling, the bass rich and punchy.

Credit goes to AUDIOENGINE, however, for a wonderful packaging. Each set of wire is delivered in a nice cloth bag. Sweet! :D

Gonna unload these god-awful speakers on some unsuspecting soul right quick. And whoever is suggesting that anyone buy these, don't.

Stick to American-made product, no matter what. Better yet, buy BOSE

(and no, I do not work for BOSE)
 

JackD201

[WBF Founding Member]
Apr 21, 2010
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In your other threads you make mention on wanting bass. In the Mac one I suggested Adam Artist 5s. I did so because I shifted to these from Artist 3s which had very little bass. Incidentally I used these as monitors for a DJ rig comprised of DJM mixers (900 Nexus or 2000) and Nexus 2000 decks or SL1210 M5Gs with Ortofon Nightclub 2s. They also performed admirably with my G tower.

It's not a coincidence that 5 and 3 reflect the woofer size. The Bose has an approximately 3" full range driver. The Audio Engine 2+ has a similarly sized woofer. The major difference between the two is how their woofers are loaded. The AE is in a sealed enclosure and the Bose uses their Wave thing which is somewhat like a transmission line with folded horn elements to it. The latter will give more bass, the lack of a tweeter less highs.

In the thread where the AE2+ was recommended, bass was only referred to in passing unlike your other 2 threads. Make of that what you will.
 
Feb 11, 2019
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#4
I'm out for blood. Which sucker on here suggested Audioengine 2 + to me? Because I wanna a refund, yea, a refund. I have owned the BOSE COMPANION 20 for five years and still, to this day, they are supremo, the standard in excellence. For reasons that I'm not sure of, being the BOSE still run like a beaut', I still asked for new speakers for computer on my birthday. I figured, time for an upgrade. Boy was I wrong! I should've asked for a top case for my scooter, because I had no need for speakers. And yet, the person who suggested the AudioEngine got me curious. Plus, this New Yorker was partial to the fact that AudioEngine is a New York City company. I sorely regret my decision.

Been using AudioEngine for 24 hours, and what a disappointment they have been. I have played house music DJ sets, and now playing Marilyn Manson's HOLLYWOOD. When they're not shutting down spontaneously due to overload, they emit a dull sound that can't be much better than the little dice-size speakers you get at the dollar store (well, I'm exaggerating. A little). Seriously, who is AUDIOENGINE kidding with this lame product? The bass is dull, and Manson sounds like screeching. The Companion 20, five years on, still pack a wallop. Perhaps there's only one company that understands bass, and that's BOSE. Their sound is expansive, room-filling, the bass rich and punchy.

Credit goes to AUDIOENGINE, however, for a wonderful packaging. Each set of wire is delivered in a nice cloth bag. Sweet! :D

Gonna unload these god-awful speakers on some unsuspecting soul right quick. And whoever is suggesting that anyone buy these, don't.

Stick to American-made product, no matter what. Better yet, buy BOSE

(and no, I do not work for BOSE)
I plan on buying a used/broken set since the actual workings of the original components don't really matter. I want to build my own cabinets, but although I am pretty handy with tools, I don't have access to them. Also, the price factor is significant too. These speakers cost about $50 new, so I should be able to find a used set very cheap.
 

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