Summary: We'd have a much easier time recommending the Logitech Z520's average sound quality and lack of features if it didn't cost $130. We'd rather point you toward the Logitech Z523 system that offers best-in-class sound quality (and a subwoofer to boot) at an affordable price.
Pros: Rear-facing tweeters provide pseudo surround sound; generous two-year warranty.
Cons: Pricey; hardwired cord; lacks RCA audio input, no bass or treble controls.
Excerpt: We haven’t auditioned many cheap speaker systems lately. Why? Well, let’s just say we don’t enjoy subjecting our ears to the sonic equivalent of waterboarding. But Logitech has a knack for packing big sound into inexpensive boxes, so we agreed to review its new two-channel Z520 system.
Pros: Great sound for the money; very wide soundstage; attractive industrial design.
Cons: Not enough bass punch for games or movies; hard-wired cables.
Conclusion: It's hard to believe that a set of speakers could make desk time seem more attractive but these ones actually do. Logitech's Z520 has a slick design that seems built to last. Plus, they actually make that wide open 360-degree sound happen, which is pretty darn cool. Without the subwoofer, it would seem like an $80 to $100 price tag would be more appropriate, but we can't complain too much.
Cons: No subwoofer, Price could be a bit lower, No mounting options
Excerpt: (1 items) Just a few years ago, 2.1 speaker systems—those that use small, left and right satellites for higher frequencies plus a larger subwoofer/amplifier component that sits under your desk and produces lower frequencies—dominated the computer-speaker market. But over the last few years, 2.0 systems—which comprise slightly larger left and right speakers, with the amplifier housed inside one of those speakers—have become popular again.
These high-quality stereo PC speakers have good mid-range and treble response but lack a subwoofer
Good Gear Guide.au
4 June 2010
Summary: If you’re looking for a simple and compact pair of stereo speakers that still sound detailed, the Z520 set from Logitech is a good choice. It doesn’t have everything we’d want in a set of near-field speakers but the overall package is tempting.
Pros: Clear treble, accurate mid-range, decent power levels
Summary: Z520 jest typowym przerostem formy nad treÅ›ciÄ…. Lekko futurystyczny i na pewno nie banalny design zostaÅ‚ zastosowany kosztem wÅ‚aÅ›ciwoÅ›ci muzycznych. Logitech zaprzepaÅ›ciÅ‚ tym samym doskonaÅ‚Ä… szansÄ™ jako dawaÅ‚a mu wyrobiona przez Z10 pozycja na rynku. ByÄ‡ moÅ¼e po prostu Åºle odczytujÄ™ politykÄ™ firmy i nastÄ™pca tych wysoko ocenianych gÅ‚oÅ›ników dopiero bÄ™dzie miaÅ‚ premierÄ™?
Pros: Solidne wykonanie, InteresujÄ…ca, niebanalna linia stylistyczna, Dobre ekranowanie
Cons: Brak potencjometru sterujÄ…cego tonami, System dÅºwiÄ™ku 360 stopni, który nie tylko nie speÅ‚nia swojej roli, ale wrÄ™cz pogarsza odsÅ‚uch, Nie sprostaÅ‚y roli nastÄ™pcy Å›wietnych Z10