I don’t think these are made anymore, but should be. 1 systems have tried, including kef. Easy setup, great bass, easily adjustable levels with a bit of common sense. Logitech have good after sales support, they seem to keep a stock and just send a new part if (rarely in my experience) something fails.
I bought this with the intention of using it for my gaming pc and xbox 360, and sometimes my tv. I use both of the digital optical cable inputs to connect my pc and xbox into it. The package also includes the 6 channel pc sound card cables for people who want to use them. I have mainly used the system so far for my pc and the sound quality to me sounds brilliant, obviously not the best compared to ever other system, but so far i have no complaints. I have decided to upgrade the sound on my pc by buying a dedicated internal sound card just to get that little bit extra out of the system and my pc. After running tests using the windows sound properties, the bass seems quite powerful. I can stand outside, quite a considerable distance away and hear the thunder effect from the sub. And the test sounds from the surround speakers as well. (not too sure my neighbours will approve on that last bit though)the control unit is very easy to use and i prefer the orange lights, than the standard blue you find on other devices.
Firstly, i would like to keep the review short, i do not want it to end up like an essay. Loli have previously owned the z-5500 which in my opinion are legendary. Thus, i was in 2 minds whether i should go with the upgrade. As the z5500 are perfect as every 1 who owns them would agree. But i am a new gadget enthusiast and i decided to take the plunge. The z906 similar power of 500watts to the z5500’s and the new mature look, and techy design was too appealing. However once i connected the logitech z906’s up (recommend toslink cable). I was blown away with the sheer quality of the sound. Every single vocal can be heard, and every single beat, accompanied by the perfectly balanced bass notes.
Firstly, i never bought or liked the z-5500 (although i have heard and felt it many times) for the following reasons: well documented design flaws and unreliability (pod malfunctioning, fuse blowing, popping problems, only 1 optical input) and the completely over the top bass. Everyone likes good solid bass, but too much of a good thing is just too much. The z-680 already had this problem, but overall it was a better product than the 5500, certainly more reliable. To start with: it looks good, in my opinion a lot better than the 5500, i hate cheap looking shiny stuff. It also has better connectivity, but admittedly still not enough (i want more optical ins and hdmi would have been nice, it’s 2011 after all), and most importantly it sounds better. It may not seem as loud as the 5500 at first because of the less overpronounced bass floor, but let me assure you, it is more than loud enough to cause major room shaking if needed (and you can turn it as good as all the way up without distortion). The bass is of a much more restrained and balanced nature, not the quality of a “real” high end subwoofer of course, but respectable nonetheless and certainly very, very present if needed. The highs and mids are less drowned out by the bass which adds to a more natural sound and improves the staging and thus the positioning of sounds, which i find very important. In my opinion this is the most important quality of any surround system: to make you feel that things are happening around you, to draw you into the action by placing you in the middle of it, not to cause premature hearing loss. As regards the lcd debate: you don’t need it. The remote and the pod are well designed and look good (to me). The lighting on the control pod could be a bit less obtrusive though, especially the power led, but this can be easily overcome, get creative (no pun intended)for my uses, i. Mostly (console) gaming and some movies in a small to medium sized room (32″ screen 5-6′ from the hotspot), it’s a perfect solution. For a pc, i consider a system like this to be complete overkill. Music lovers should look elsewhere, but i take that as a given for any one of these systems no matter what brand or price. Buy a decent stereo and experience how music should really sound with a fat amp and 2 (or 4 if you like) big old time speakers. As for reliability: too soon to tell, my set has worked flawlessly so far, let’s hope for the best given logitech’s less than stellar reputation in this respect with the 5500, not that it ever impacted its sales.
- I had the Z523. This Blows it out of the Water.
- Powerful AND Sensible in one package
- Superb Cinema Sound in a living room, but watch the running costs.
- PlayStation 4/XBox One Setup.
- I’d buy these speakers again!
- Excellent Audio Quality – Minor Technical Gripes
Logitech Z-906 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers
- 5.1 PC speaker
- THX certified
- 500 watts
- Home entertainment speakers: bring your music, films and games to life
- Wall-mountable satellites, ported side-firing subwoofer, easy-to-read control console
I have to say these are by far the best speakers i have ever invested my hard earned money into. They have great bass which does literally shake your floors and have amazing sound quality. If you are looking for surround sound speakers or just speakers to listen to great bass songs with, then i suggest you buy these. The packaging was good and they arrived on the specified date and in prestine condition.
Absolute pleasure on a budget. I have used these for over a month now and they have been great so far. Installation is easy-peasy (i am good at diy so also managed to hide the cables under carpets etc easily. It was up and running in 10 minutes. Once installes, as a test i played my blue ray copy of casino royale and randomly selected a scene. The sound of car crash brought my wife running down to the living room. The bass on some rock cds on higher volume (not full, could not dare to turn it all the way up) rattled the windows, and yet the sound was very clear. The preset effects are good and really change the sound. It also has input for more than five sources so i have connected my tv, blue ray player and sky box. And you can switch source with the remote – very easy. Even my wife uses it with confidence. Yes – its not better than the top of the range or £1000 plus systems (onkyo, yamaha), or bose v35, v25. But this is only £250 and is a great value for that price, absolutely amazing. And the difference between this speaker system and the ‘big boys – onkyo or yamaha’ is not very apparent for normal home use.
I have to say i wasn’t quite sure about the rms power output, especially from the subwoofer. Having come from a background of amps and subwoofers in my old cars the 500w rms figure didnt jump out at me to be fair but the logitech z906 was the only surround sound system within my budget – and i thought it would match my pc and monitor, so i bit the bullet and shelled out for it. Wiring everything up was straight forward and the centre console is a nice touch, it couldn’t be easier to use, and you can adjust the setting across the room just by looking at the leds so no squinty eyes needed. Everything feels extremely well built, each of these speakers push out 60+w rms so there arent going to be cheap drivers or cones inside them. For their size they are extremely weightynow i’ll move onto the only reason i wrote this review – the sound quality and volume. Firstly, the clarity is second to none even at the top end of the volume. As for distortion – there is none, whatever volume you have it at. Onto volume, i would never have thought a 165w 8inch subwoofer would rattle my house, i once took the volume all the way to the top and to be fair it was mental. I knew the bass was resonating across the joists into next doors house so i turned it down, only for me to realise the youtube clip i had playing was on 20% volume so i think the only way im going to find out what this set up can really do is hope everyone in the cul de sac goes on holiday at the same time – if that happens i will update this review.