The Bose Companion 20 and the Audioengine A5 are speaker systems designed for maximum performance in your home. They are able to connect to any electronic device including a computer, gaming device or mp3 player.
To help you decide if the Bose Companion 20 or the Audioengine A5 is right for you, we’ve compared the two speaker systems in the categories of construction, sound, specifications and what’s included. We then offer a recommendation.
The Bose Companion 20 speaker system comes with two speakers as well as a control pod. The control pod features rotational volume control, single touch mute, a headphone jack and a connection for a second audio source.
The Audioengine A5 speakers are a two speaker system that is great for computer audio. While the speakers are designed to plug in to your desktop, the sound is powerful enough to fill any average size room.
The speaker cabinets are made of hand-finished wood.
The Audioengine A5 speakers have a USB audio input as well as variable audio output. The speakers come with a power-saving idle mode.
There is a small remote control for the Audioengine A5 speakers so that you can change the volume from afar.
With the Bose Companion 20 sound system you can be assured that a full, natural sound will be able to fill any room. The integrated signal from the speakers delivers lifelike performance at any volume level.
In addition to the integrated signal, the Bose Companion 20 also features an active electronic equalisation which balances low, mid and high frequencies and creates clear sound.
The Audioengine A5 has 5 inch Kevlar woofers that have advance voice coils and ¾ inch silk dome tweeters that have neodymium magnets.
The measurements for the Bose Companion 20 are 8.6 inches x 3.5 inches x 4.7 inches.
The Audioengine A5 speakers are larger and while there are only two, they differ slightly in both size and weight. The left speaker measures 10.8 inches x 7 inches x 9 inches and weighs 15.4 pounds. The right speaker measures 10.7 inches x 7 inches x 7.8 inches and weighs 9.6 pounds.
The Audioengine A5 system also comes with a 30 day trial period in which you can make sure that the speaker system is right for you.
The Bose Companion 20 speaker system includes the right and left speakers as well as a speaker and audio cable. There is a power pack and cable and a control pod and cable.
Included in the purchase of the Audioengine A5 are the right and left speaker as well as a 2 meter long speaker wire. There is a power supply along with an AC power cord.
There is a mini-jack audio cable and a USB cable, both which measure 1.5 meters.
As an added bonus there are microfiber speaker bags as well as a microfiber power supply bag and a microfiber cable bag.
The Bose Companion 20 and the Audioengine A5 are fairly evenly matched when it comes to sound performance and design. The two speaker systems have been made to high standards and this is reflected in the quality of sound.
With a very slight advantage, the Bose Companion 20 speaker system narrowly edges the Audioengine A5 system.