Summary: We were extremely impressed by the Z906 - it was very easy to set up, it has an incredible amount of power and excellent sound quality for the system. Scenes that we knew very well from movies or games came to life with richer detail than we expected, and we were impressed by how well it filled the room without needing to turn up the volume.
Pros: Incredibly Easy to Setup:, Lots of Connections:, Solid Power:, Sounds Great:
Cons: No HDMI:, Older Movie Sound Quality May Vary:
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.
Excerpt: Logitech’s Z-5500 5.1-channel speaker system was legendary for its beefy amp and beastly subwoofer, its plethora of optical and digital input options, and its ability to decode popular surround-sound codecs. The 5.1-channel Z906 speaker system taking its place at the top of Logitech’s audio lineup is every bit its equal. The Z-5500, however, hit the market in 2004.
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