Conclusion: The Logitech Z-5500 is the best all-around PC speaker system we have used to date. The sound quality is first-rate, the system looks stylish and the added features/decoders are merely frosting on the cake.
Pros: Excellent sound; Plenty of power; THX certified; several processing modes
Cons: Lacks TrueHD and HDMI passthrough; minor design foibles
Conclusion: The Logitech Z-5500 Digital speaker system is a 5.1-channel behemoth that boasts a wealth of connectivity options and multi-channel effects. It's a perfect match for most game consoles, home theaters, and PCs—but its bombastic low end can become overbearing with certain types of source material.
Pros: Fearsome volume levels. Plugs directly into almost any analog or digital source. Deep bass. Outstanding tethered control pod and wireless remote.
Logitech Z-5500 Digital THX Certified 5.1 Speaker Set Review
24 October 2005
Summary: I don't know where to start. These speakers are just amazing, the clarity this speaker set delivered was unmatched. Even the Logitech Z-680s could not compete with the Z-5500s. Both sets are incredibly loud and offer superior bass than anything I've owned before and yes, I've even owned Klipsch and...
Conclusion: Overall, the quality of the sound that this speaker system produces is out of this world. You won’t find a better speaker system for the same price. There are several things that I consider flaws, but if you are willing to put up with them then I don’t think you will be disappointed.
Excerpt: For around a US$275 investment you will never find a better sound solution on the market that will allow you to terrorize with such force that you will be hated for months. It's intimidating, it's ridiculously powerful, and it is capable of much more than the average user will ever subject it to.
Summary: If you need a great set of PC speakers for movies and games, then the Z5500s should be a prime candidate. For music lovers they may not be the first choice, but their strong performance all around means they cannot be ignored.
Excerpt: Logitech has taken its award-winning Z-680 speaker system and made it even better. How? By improving everything from the subwoofer to the satellites and adding new innovations like real-time digital sound equalization.