Excerpt: Let's get this out of the way right up front so your expectations are in line: these are introductory-level 2.1 speakers, two satellites and a sub-woofer, that have an MSRP price of $99 USD but retail for around $60-$70 USD . They come in somewhere in the middle of Logitech's 2.1 speaker line - more expensive and capable than the $30 R-20's , but less expensive than the $150 Z-2300 speakers that I reviewed earlier .
Excerpt: Logitech is best known for being at the top of the peripherals market with their stellar mice and keyboards. Their forays into the world of sound, however, have been noted as somewhat hit and miss. With the general opinion of the Z3 speaker combo being that of “lackluster”, we were interested in seeing how it’s predecessor, the Z4 2.1 combo, would perform in comparison.
Pros: Sleek, compact design is a real space-saver., Excellent sounding system for a very affordable price., Practical design makes it a pleasure to use., It’s Logitech – you really can’t go wrong.
Cons: You’re not going to get the same amount of immersion you would from a 5.1 or greater system – but you shouldn’t expect to.
Excerpt: The Logitech Z-4 is an all-around top performer in the 2.1 speaker category. The appealing modern design, though fingerprint prone, is modern but not gaudy, though some may be put off by the prominent Logitech logos. The controls are tight and accurate, with the control panel sporting headphone and auxiliary in. While the bass could use a little more punch on the lower frequencies, the sound quality was first rate. Read our full review.
Pros: Great sound clarity; appealing aesthetics; decent volume
Excerpt: The Z-4's satellites look stylish without being too fussy. The wired remote control includes a large volume knob as well as a bass control, making it much easier to adjust than the subwoofer-mounted bass controls of Logitech's X-230 and Altec Lansing's CS2421. There's an audio input on the sub and another alongside the headphone-out on the remote.