Logitech 970115-0403 Speakers for PC
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- Product Type - Speaker
- Localization - English
- System Components - 5.1 Speaker
- Response Bandwidth - 33Hz - 20KHz
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Logitech has taken the award-winning Logitech Z-680 speaker system and made it even better. By improving everything from the subwoofer to the satellites and adding new innovations like real-time digital sound equalization. The result is the Logitech Z-5500 Digital, a THX-certified, 500-watt 5.1 surround sound speaker system that offers everything you could possibly want and some things you didnt even know you needed. And once you plug in your PC, DVD or music player, or video game console, youll never want to listen to anything else.
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Since then they've been used for gaming, DVDs, streaming video, and a wide variety of music genres and performed very admirably. The only 2 complaints I could make are: First, that the cable linking the control console to the integrated amp/subwoofer is on the short side, making positioning those two components somewhat of a pain. Second, it would have been nice to have full surround sound speaker adjustments on the unit itself. As it stands you can only adjust the Center channel, which is helpful, but being able to fine tune all of them independent of the sound card/media player(s) would be helpful.
I used the movie "Saving Private Ryan" and "War of the Worlds" to test and bench mark against my old logitech 2.1 system. Let me say that with the bass alone my old speaker system was drowned out completely by the opening sequence of "Saving Private Ryans" beach landing. The sound of bullets and the shock of mortars really pumped out of the 10 inch sub.
The Rears and fronts gave good quality for spoken dialogue and the higher frequencies of bullets and gun fire came through excellent. All in all the only one speaker of this set I've not yet gotten good feeback from is the center, again due to my lack of proper set up for the true 5.1, pesky sound card! My 2.1 couldn't hope to keep up with this system. Although a good system, the sub alone is about the size of 3 of my old.
For "War of the Worlds" the trumpeting of the alien ships was immense. The sound of building being destroyed and beams vaporizing civilians came through excellent! Leaving a very cinematic feel. I was impressed overall by the fidelity of which this produces sound. Given again, that it is not a top of the line home theater system, but for computer system it really is awesome.
For my brief intro, I will say this already is worth every penny I spent and I would recommend these a thousand times over. Once I do some upgrades to my PC to offer better sound processing I'll revisit this for a fuller review.
However, the control pod is made of very questionable components. I bought this system in October of 2008. Since then I've had to RMA three control pods with Logitech. All three have had the same issue: flickering LCD panel. But beware!! Each time I sent in my control pod and remote to Logitech to be replaced. The first two RMA's Logitech sent back to me a whole new Z-5500 system---yes, the whole kit'n'kaboodle. The third RMA they sent *only* a new control pod to me. So now I am out of a remote and the battle with Logitech to get my remote is ongoing as I type this (this latest control pod RMA was processed at the end of April 2011). So if you have to send your control pod to Logitech for replacement, do not send your remote or anything else! Only send the control pod. Even if they say to "send in the control pod and any related hardware".
All in all, this speaker system is superb and I can highly recommend it to anyone. I just wish Logitech used better electronics in the control pods and didn't steal my remote.