Conclusion: Whenever I review speakers, I try to focus on the design, and features that make them unique. However, the bottom line is always this - do they sound good or not? All of these nifty features are meaningless if they sound like crap.
Excerpt: When it comes down to it, games and other multimedia feed on all of your senses-except for taste and smell, but I'm sure companies are working on that. Typically, if you want a fully immersive experience while playing games, watching movies, or listening to music, it requires more than fancy looking...
Conclusion: The Logitech® G51 Surround Sound Speaker System provides a PC with a high-value addition that gives gamers a full sonic experience at an affordable ($200) price. The system relies on a 6 channel sound card in the PC to get the full potential of 5.1 audio.
Conclusion: The G51 is a very attractive package for the money and leaves us very little to complain about. It provides better-than-average sound quality and power, and is reasonably affordable too, slotting in perfectly between the high-end Z-series speakers and the low-end X-series.
Pros: Plenty of power; sounds excellent; matrix surround works well; great controls
Cons: Wall mounting hardware not included (we had to find something wrong)
Logitech G51 Review 5.1 Surround Speakers for Gamers
13 March 2008
Conclusion: Overall, the G51 is an excellent option for someone looking for a pure gaming surround speaker solution. While it doesn't exactly excel in sound quality, what do you expect for $140? The addition of gamer-specific features like skinning and the control pod make the G51 even more impressive.
Pros: Quite affordable, Identical satellites, Good sound imaging, Control pod has microphone and headphone inputs, Individual mute buttons for speakers and mic, Auxilliary stereo input for MP3 and handhelt gaming, Clean design with all cables going to subwoofer, Skinnable speakers with custom software,...
Cons: Bass drowns out the rest of the sound in most scenarios, Subwoofer crossover seems to be set too high, Cables are permanently attached to speakers, Z-5500 is just $60 more, and so much better
Summary: Making all of the necessary connections is very easy, since Logitech color-coded each plug. I will be testing the G51 system alongside my current audio system, the Z-2200 system, which is a 2.1 system. As you can see, the Z-2200 sub is a good bit larger than the G51's sub.
Summary: After using a set of Speakers like the Logitech Z-5500s for about a year it’s a little hard not to be judgmental. Keeping in mind that the G51 Speaker System was designed to provide 5.1-Channel Audio to 2-Channel sources we can appreciate the value of the G51s a little more.