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Logitech Z506 5.1 Computer Speaker System Review

By on August 28, 2013 in Hardware, Reviews with 0 Comments
     

A couple of months ago I purchased a replacement speaker system for my main computer setup. I decided to purchase the Logitech Z506 5.1 computer speaker system. I chose it for it’s powerful subwoofer and it’s 5 satellite speaker arrangement. Most of all though I chose it because of it’s extremely attractive price tag of just £59.99.

Specifications:

- Speaker power: 48W

- Subwoofer power: 27W

- Amplifier: 75W

- Input type: 3.5mm Stereo Mini-Plug

- Accessories: 3.5 mm and six channel direct audio cables (RCA cable not included)

Unboxing & Setup:

The speakers were packed well in a surprisingly compact box, inside the box was the 5 satellite speakers 1 rear left, 1 front left, 1 center, 1 front right, 1 rear right and 1 subwoofer, the subwoofer houses all of the various inputs and outputs as well as bass control. The cables for the satellite speakers are of a satisfactory length. You’ll also find the 3.5mm  stereo jack to connect to your computer and a six channel direct audio cable. The setup was relatively straightforward, plug in all of the necessary cables and power up the speakers.

Aesthetics:

The speakers have a nice clean appearance, the satellite speakers are slimmer than some other speakers, the center speaker has a little clamp / stand arrangement on it’s base to attach it to a computer monitor if you preferred. I chose not to as it makes my setup look slightly bulky, plus I don’t really need to see my speakers to be able to hear them. The center speaker along with the front left and right speakers sit behind my two 27″ monitors whilst the rear left speaker sits on the window ledge behind my chair and the rear right speaker sits on the corner of the return section of my desk. I’ve stuck that particular speaker down on the desk as they can get knocked over quite easily. The subwoofer looks like pretty much any other subwoofer it’s a large black box with a hole in the front and the speaker cone is on the bottom of the unit facing downwards, I’ve situated my subwoofer on the floor next to the desk.

Sound Quality:

I’m not an audio professional so I won’t pretend to be able to detect very subtle differences in audio, but I’m thoroughly impressed with the quality of the audio from this speaker system, especially for the price, you really can’t complain. The 5.1 surround sound really creates an immersive audio experience whether it be music, games or movies. The highs seem crisp and clear while the bass is controlled but deep and immersive. There isn’t much of an electrical hum either when the unit is switched on but there is no active audio from the source.

The controls are very simple too, there’s a bass control knob on the back of the subwoofer and to adjust the volume there is a volume knob on the front of the front right speaker. The only issue I’ve had so far is the small issue of if you adjust the volume manually (as opposed to within the OS) the speakers can sometimes make popping noises when the volume is being adusted.

Other than that small issue these speakers are great value for money, and with a good brand behind them (Logitech) they’re sure to be very reliable.

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