Summary: My original control unit for a Z5500 speaker let it's smoke out a few months ago and was dead after about 5 years service. Since the speakers are no longer produced I expected that I would have a hard time finding a replacement control unit. Doing an on-line search turned up a lot of used parts most of which were non-functional but also turned up this seller who apparently has a stock of new replacement control units for the Z5500. So I ordered one.
Great speakers, good form factor, lost of bass, low mids.
4 January 2013
Summary: Great sound, with built in decoder, and compact controller make this a great set of speakers for home theatre, gaming, and computing. It has some limits as far as tunability and equalizing, as well as a limited mid-range level.
3 year review. Not perfect. But no other is closer than is the Z-5500
The Fixer, Amazon
21 December 2012
Summary: Been using my Z-5500 daily since 2009. I write software from home so it is on 8-12 hours everyday. It has always (mostly) used within design parameters. No mindless pushing the thing past what any reasonable person would call clean, clear sound. (If you have teenagers they will not understand the Z-5500 can be made to melt down if pushed to hard. I think the design engineers where counting on marketing putting for ages 21+ on the box but oh well.
Summary: I bought this product as an upgrade for some ihome speakers that I used before. Before I bought them I expected a lot from these speakers since they were really well rated in different sites and reviews but I do feel as if the quality is not quite what others have said. But you still have to keep in mind that these speakers are very cheap in comparison to other systems.
if not recommend it an excellent sound....if not recommend it an excellent
24 May 2012
Summary: I am very good to me in particular I love for its excellent sound every time I turn on my pc I want to hear my music on Logitech Z5500........................I am very good to me in particular I love for its excellent sound every time I turn on my pc I want to hear my music on Logitech Z5500................I am very good to me in particular I love for its excellent sound every time I turn on my pc I want to hear my music on Logitech Z5500...........
Excerpt: These are easily the best looking and sounding 5.1 speakers i've ever owned. The only issue that seem to have plagued these wonderful speakers is that at a high bass level the Subwoofer may blow out.
Summary: I have actually owned these speakers and really love them. I orginally replaced a 5.1 set of Klips that I could not get working with my sound card. The items were packed well easy to set up and look good. I would have rated them a 5 star item except for one flaw. The controller box which seems to be a problem with this system. Also that logitech does not sell replacement parts for their products just cover warrentried items.
Summary: Lacks in features, but provides crystal clear highs and deep bass. Perfect for quality above average surround sound system that cost less than most a/v receivers by itself. Not recommend if you need more than one optical and one coaxial digital input. No hdmi, no equalizer, speakers are not upgradeable and won't work with a separate receivers.
Summary: Well, I can not complain about the volume, bass or mounting abilities of the system. I did have a surround speaker buzz and crackle after 5 months. That's the only reason I have not given this system a 5 star rating. I replaced the speaker with an ebay purchase and hope that will be the only replacement I have to worry about for a while.