Reviews and Problems with Logitech Z-5450 Digital 5.1 Speaker System
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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.
Excerpt: I purchased the Logitech Z5450 5.1 speaker system over the internet (costed me $700) thinking that it will be wireless, the speakers that is. Well, that’s the overall impression I got from the online shop’s description where I made my purchase. It states clearly that the Logitech Z5450 is a wireless speaker system . Upon receiving it, I discovered to my dismay that the wireless story is only partially true.
Summary: They have fabulous sound for such small speakers. The only problem I had was once I installed Vista I could no longer get sound our of the wireless rear speakers unless I used the PLII effect. I think it's a logitech driver issue that logitech hasn't come up with a solution as of yet. I spent many hours on the phone with Dell, Microsoft and Logitech to no avail.
Summary: in Few words Great crisp clear sound using my creative X-Fi Extreme Card (not using creative software plus they have not released for Vista as yet anyway). Not So Good: You really need to bump up rear volume to to get a good feel of rears in 5.1 surround sound mode which is non Dolby/DTS 5.1 The control console/display unit heats up a little which initially concerned me but so far it has been working like a charm. I definitely recommend it. All the best!!
Summary: For 34% of retail price, I dont think I am allowed to complain (given that people called it a good price when it was much higher.) But I don't have anything to complain about anyways. In terms of sound quality, the speakers are great. I have mine hooked up with a digital optical cable, and sound is perfect. People say that size matters with low-wattage speakers, and in my medium-sized family room home theatre PC setup, we've got the volume about half way from the max.
Summary: Although the rear speakers need a power plug, this system solved my problem of being unable to run a signal wire to the back speakers from the front. The sound is OK, not awesome, but not bad. Better than the TV speakers by a long shot. They can also be nicely controlled with my Harmony remote.
Summary: I saw these speakers on sale and bought these speakers with a lot of reservations. I'm very sceptical about little speakers systems that can defy the law of physics: They usually can't be played loud or create accurate sounds. After setting up, and put them through some of my favorites DVD's. To my amazement: These little speakers are anything but little and the sound is sort of incredible (for their size). The sound is loud, detail and without any noticable distortion.
Summary: I've been using this system as my primary entertainment center (HDTV, DVD, XBox360, iTunes playback) and have been really happy so far. Hooking it up was a piece of cake. Sure, the rear speakers have power cords coming off the back, so they are not 100% wireless, but at least I didn't have to snake speaker cable underneath my carpet! The receiver is tiny and fits nicely on my shelf. The remote IS a bit dinky, which is my biggest complaint.
Summary: I had a conflict with the z-5450's and my brand new wireless G7 mouse. When the speakers were on, the mouse was very stuttery. Articles and reviews of the 5450's explain there is a conflict with 2.4GHz cordless phones...and guess what frequncy the G7 runs on too? I had to eBay my G7 and buy a corded G5. There is also a hiss from the rear speakers (only) that I can't figure out, so I'm living with the minor annoyance.
Summary: I recently moved into a townhouse and wanted to drop the gaggle of wires running across the room. I started looking for a wireless solution that would work with movies, my ipod, and xbox 360 and not set me back to much. The only other mainstream solution I found was this one and a set from panasonic. This one was cheaper, reviewed well, and THX certified so I went with this one. When I got it I was able to set it up in 15 minutes and turned it on.