Summary: After owning this system for two years, the wireless rear speaker stopped connecting to the receiver. The solution in the product manual doesn't work and logitech support can't provide a solution. If you're willing to mail in your receiver they will offer to give you up to 50% off the z-5500. Because of their inflated prices, it would actually be cheaper to just buy the z-5500 from amazon.
Summary: i bought this home theater refurnished in pretty good condition with warranty. i'm glad i bought both because i had a problem that was annoying. there was a buzz and humming noise coming from one of the right front speakers and it bugged. so i contacted overstock and they found someone to repair it for me in my home town.
They sound good enough but creates a world of headaches
D. Chen, Amazon
28 September 2007
Summary: I'm no audiophile, so the sound is definitely good enough for me. Upon first impression I was glad to be liberated of the cables running to my rear speakers. However after awhile I realized how these speakers retained such a flawless connection. Constantly because of the band hopping it will hijack and disrupt other product's wireless signals. Heck!
Great sound, little annoyances, then died in 11 months
A. Ilie, Amazon
4 September 2007
Summary: I purchased a refurbished unit, and the subwoofer was dead. I sent it back for an exchange, and included the control unit just in case. They replaced the control unit as well, and the new one could not be paired with the wireless speakers. Logitech customer support said that the wireless speakers and the control unit are paired at the factory, so if you have to request an exchange, be sure to request the whole set.
Summary: Chose the 5450 over the better rated 5500 because of the wireless rear speakers, and when the front right channel went out I wanted to get a replacement but was told by Logitech that they don't make them anymore. All they could offer (after waiting on hold for 20 minutes) was the 5500 which were $100 dollars less!. I requested a refund and was told to send in the control pod and remote to the corporate office and wait up to three months while they process the paperwork.