Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Channel Digital Speakers Review
4 March 2007
Conclusion: First of all, you have to consider the scenario these speakers will be used in. For a computer setup, where space is limited, I think you can't do much better than the Z-5500. Just sit in front of them, and listen to a stereo source. The imaging is absolutely stunning.
Pros: Supports up to 6 inputs; 2 digital, Decodes Dolby Digital and DTS, and supports Pro Logic II, All the power you need for a PC; sounds great in such an environment, You won't do better than this at $300
Cons: Sound quality is lacking outside its element (PC desks), LCD display cannot be disabled or dimmed
Summary: I got these in 2006 for $460 in Australia.
The main reason for purchasing was to watch movies and play music from an iMac. We ran an Optical cable to the receiver/controller for 99.9% of the signal inputs.
Pros: plenty of decent sound, big base, so easy to install, very felxible in application
Cons: sub can be a little droney, mid range sound slightly lacking
Summary: I'll put a proper review up later when i have more time.
Very quick notes for now,
The reasons behind me buying this were simple, We had just moved back to my parents and thus 99% of my Hi-Fi had to go into storage.
Pros: Fantastic for small spaces. Phenomenal Bass. Punchy controlled sound as well as having the ability to sweep nice and low! V.Loud if required!
Cons: Cable is not the best. Control Pod cable can NOT be extended by using a vga cable. No control over EQ. No line out.
Summary: When I decided to replace my crappy Creative Inspire P7800 7.1 Surround Speakers System with something a lot better, I was not after high-end surround sound for audio production or crazy audiophile home theater–I only wanted something that sounded fairly good and has a good sub-bass extension, so I...
Pros: Variety of digital input formats and Dolby formats, remote, non-fatiguing sound
Summary: I have this system hooked to my Gateway pc. I have it run through an Audiotrak Prodigy Cube via USB and toslink to an Oppo player. No problems with backlight so far.
I can listen to DVD-A's and SACD's with the Oppo and get great 5.1 sound out of this system.
Summary: The Review
It says it all that after so many years these are still the top of the line in Logitech's PC speaker range. While many will be put off with the high asking price, they are worth every penny, and I don't say that lightly.
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.