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.
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