Bose SoundDock and PC speakers return

Not satisfied with the original SoundDock and Companion 5 speakers, Bose has returned with two fresh replacements.The new SoundDock (pictured) keeps m

Not satisfied with the original SoundDock and Companion 5 speakers, Bose has returned with two fresh replacements.The new SoundDock (pictured) keeps much of its predecessor's styling with some nice new touches, like the smoothly rotating dock that turns silently out of sight with one gentle push. It's also now portable so you can take that velvety Bose audio quality on the road.Meanwhile, adorning discerning audiophile desktops, will be the MusicMonitor speakers. More low key than the Companion 5s, they're a discrete pair which promise meaty bass without a sub.How? Well, open them up and you'll find three cones inside, but only one that's actually attached to any electronics. 'Shoddy circuitry on the part of Bose,' you say? Not a bit of it – the two spares are actually Bose's 'dual opposing internal passive radiators'. They're powered by nothing more than the air pressure generated by the main driver, enhancing its low notes. Clever stuff.Both are out this month for the same £280 asking price. Now, who deserves Bose more, iPod or PC?EssentialsBose SoundDock Portable, MusicMonitorPrice: £280, £280On sale: Now, OctoberContact: BoseRelated stories:Bose blows the budgetReviewed: Bose SoundDock