Summary: I'm not displeased nor regretting this purchase but that's not going to stop me from having a problem with the many flaws of this design. It's fine for most people, I think, but some of us have more acute/sensitive hearing than other people. It's part of human trait dynamics. For us, we need something more refined and that's not our fault, it's just a genetic quirk.
Pros: It's a 5.1 system for your computer that works well with either analog or optical inputs. For use in a small room it can produce nice enough sound right out of the box with no tweaking needed unless you're a stickler for particular frequencies. It also comes with a proper sub woofer (more on this later) rather than a cheap and rattly plastic shoebox like other 5.1 PC bundles tend to come with. The control unit is easy to use, though it's not much of a control panel. I...
Cons: For the asking price, people are being robbed. This is not a $400 system. Something closer to $250 would be more fair. The satellite speakers are about what I expected. There's nothing special about them and the sounds aren't as full as they should be. The included wires made me cringe when I saw none of them were even copper, but whatever. The worst and most baffling aspect of this system though is that the receiver is built into the sub woofer.. This presents a whol...
Summary: everything sounds great except the sub, u put too much on it and u can smell the coils heating up. i had mine bypassed to a home theatre jbl sub rated at 300watts and sounded soo much better. other than that it's all good. i love it, loud and crisp and clear to the max.
Summary: Hold on to those 5500s for as long as possible and treat them very well. Not sure if Logitech will ever make as high a quality speaker system again like the Z5500s.
Pros: Nice looking and compact.
Cons: Not nearly the power of the Z5500s. I do agree with the posts from owners of the 5500s. I also have the generation prior to the z5500 and now I have all 3 set up in different rooms in the house. The sub on the Z906 is nothing compared to the 5500 and the distortion is ridiculous. The 5500s can be CRANKED and you do not get hardly any distortion. The Z906 becomes distorted at very low levels compared to the 5500. It's a shame Logitech did not build off of the 5500s. Th...
Good Sound but Lacking in Features and Little Touches
Glenn R. Howes, Amazon
22 March 2012
Summary: Seven or eight years ago, I bought the predecessor to this system, the Z-5500, and it turned out to be one of the great bargains of my tech buying life. Everything else in my life has changed, but there sits the Z-5500 on my wife's desk pumping out decent surround sound and experience enhancing subwoofs.
Summary: I want to preface my review by saying I'm using a coax cable connecting to the digital out on my sound card, which is rather old (sound blaster audigy 1 platinum) as my set up with these speakers. I have owned the Logitech z-680s and the x-5500s. I have used the same sound card and set up as described above, and I have to say unless the 906s jive differently with my set up for some odd reason, that these 906s are a 100% downgrade in every sense of the word when compared...
Pros: Not many IMO. The satellites look good and there's quality Duracell batteries included for the remote. Also there isn't the obnoxious constant hum coming from all the satellites when volume is turned low, which has been a trend of past flag ship speakers from Logitech. If you put the volume up half way, the hum/low static is there, but when turned down, it non-existent. Props to Logitech for that.
Cons: No speaker stands, remote is rather cheap and there's no easily accessible headphone jack on the control pod. Why they chose to put ALL the outlets on the back of the sub is beyond me. Logitech has been slowly downgrading their flag ship speaker systems starting after the z-680. While the 5500s were an overall better sounding system, the z-680s had a FAR more powerful sub. Logitech downgraded the sub in the 5500s, and downgraded it again even further for these 906s. T...
Summary: After having these speakers for a month I am not too impressed. I paid far too much for the quality I got, but then again what else should I expect from Logitech. Compared to the 5500's they have about the same audio quality and are a bit cheaper. I only use them when my head gets tired of wearing headphones.
Summary: They are made for the speakers, but the attached bolts dont fit in the back of the speakers (bought in the Netherlands), so I had to purchase 5 bolts that did fit for €18,- which is quite expensive. This was the case because it are bolts imported from the UK. Anyhow, the wall mounts look nice and are adjustable just as you like, so they are usefull.
Summary: These speakers have left me a bit disappointed. They have plenty of power but, with no dedicated tweeters to drive the highs, there are no real highs worth mentioning. As a result the sound is a bit dull and muddy. If you're the sort who likes thumping bass and doesn't care about clear highs this may not be a problem, but for me I fee my five year old Creative speakers did a better job, even though their bass wasn't as good as these Logitech's.