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 graphics to "ooh" and "ahh" the masses. And that's where sound quality comes in, as high fidelity is a necessity for any gamer.
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. Two channel sound cards can still take advantage of the matrix processing to simulate the surround effect. The G51 is a great value especially with a street price of around $135.
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. It’s loaded with great features and sounds fantastic regardless of whether youre gaming, rockin’ out or watching a movie.
Pros: Plenty of power; sounds excellent; matrix surround works well; great controls
Cons: Wall mounting hardware not included (we had to find something wrong)
Excerpt: Any product that comes into the Tech2.0 lab in bubble wrap gets a bonus point! Actually I wish it were that simple. If it's a familiar brand like Logitech we kinda know what we’re in for, especially when it comes to multimedia speaker systems. We were aware that Logitech had released its G51 5.1 speaker system, which is specially targeted at gamers and PC users.
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.
The G51 fits perfectly into my workstation.
Excerpt: We’re consistently amazed by how companies such as Logitech can jam so many features into a set of speakers that sell for $200. And Logitech’s new G51 system is a good value if $200 is the absolute top of your budget and you must have a 5.1-channel system. Some great new games with awesome soundtracks are now available—BioShock being just one example—so we understand why many people will sacrifice audio fidelity in order to afford inexpensive surround-sound speakers like...
Pros: Best 5.1-channel surround system for the price; neat cutout "mod" option.
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. Ideal usage for these Speakers would be to connect them to a game console or MP3 player – a perfect fit for the G51s.