As we mentioned earlier today, Bose has just announced a new PC-speaker system, and the company staged a huge press event to roll out these tiny, aluminum-encased speakers (whereas last week, it just sent out a press release for its new iPod dock). Is the Computer MusicMonitor system worth the fuss?
Whatever its dual internal opposing passive radiators do, I can say that I heard pretty great bass from two small speakers without a sub. But is it the Wave of the future? As long as Bose holds every patent for this proprietary technology, the speakers will remain expensive and unusual. And as far as I can tell, while the speakers sound good, they're not ready to replace subwoofer systems — even Bose's. I'm not writing a eulogy for subwoofers just yet.