Conclusion: If you’re a fan of Logitech speakers and have used them in the past, or just want to upgrade your existing setup, the Z906 present a great opportunity. Sure they may not look as flashy as some other speakers out in the market, but they are simple to use and easy to setup. The sound quality is really impressive and hooking up to 6 sources is definitely a big advantage in today’s world where we want to connect all of our consoles and media players to on source.
Conclusion: The Z906 delivers a pretty impressive sound quality for its budget price tag, and it can be purchased for a fair bit less than the RRP, if you shop around online. If you don’t want to break the bank buying separates, this is a good compromise to provide some meaty surround sound for your home cinema setup.
Summary: By the same token, the delicious piano work that figures so prominently in Julianna Raye’s “Slowly,” from her Dominoes album, came across as overly bright and brittle. So the Z906 is a worthy successor to the vaunted Z-5500. It’s great with games and good with Blu-ray movies, but its weak musical performance, lack of HD-audio support, and the absence of HDMI pass-through deny it a Kick Ass award.
Pros: Surround sound, a beefy subwoofer, and plenty of inputs.
Cons: Satellites have one-way drivers; no HDMI pass-through; can’t decode Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio.
Excerpt: The Good High quality sound for the price. Subtler, more home theater-ready design. Multiple stereo modes; good 4.1 mode. Five inputs with simple setup. 5.1 Dolby and DTS decoding in the console. The Bad Not a real revolution. Cable bundle still assumes PC users. Bright control console lights. Bass can slightly overwhelm treble. Simulated 3D a hit-or-miss prospect.
Pros: High quality sound for the price., Subtler, more home theater-ready design., Multiple stereo modes; good 4.1 mode., Five inputs with simple setup., 5.1 Dolby and DTS decoding in the console.
Cons: Not a real revolution., Cable bundle still assumes PC users., Bright control console lights., Bass can slightly overwhelm treble., Simulated 3D a hit-or-miss prospect.
Excerpt: It doesn't matter how hard your earphones pound your eardrums with cranium shaking noise, you can't truly call yourself a power user unless you're ticking off the neighbors and scaring the hell out of the dog with a surround sound setup that rattles the walls and punches copious amounts of bass.
Pros: Hard hitting bass, Gets loud without getting distored, Tons of connections, Uses standard speaker wire, Built-in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS decoding
Cons: No HDMI pass-through, Where's the love for Dolby TrueHD and/or DTS-HD Master Audio?, Struggles with highs when listening to music
Excerpt: Watching movies through your PC or laptop shouldn’t mean you have to compromise on sound quality. Logitech’s 5.1-channel system aims to deliver the sort of home cinema thrills you’d expect from a full-on home cinema system, and gets off to a good start with THX certification.