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Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z506 (980-000430)

50% Positive Reviews
Rated #47 in Computer Speakers

Posted

Pros: gets fairly loud

Cons: audio quality.

I got these as a gift during Christmas. The rear speaker cables are 15ft which is reletivly short and most of the time the sound they produce is unnoticeable. they make a lot of static noise and the sub is easyaly overpowered. for watching youtube or a movie they are great. however if you want a cheap system for music there are way better for the price.

Posted

Pros: Easy to set-up. Amazing value. Decent power.

Cons: No hanging options. Average Sound Quality. A lot of ground noise.

This set is in no way flat, response wise, but I bought them because I wanted to be able to watch movies with decent audio quality without headphones. 

 

The sub is pretty decent. Too small for proper sub-bass, but bass and mid-bass are plentiful. Does tend to distort when pushed hard, and the cone on the sub is unprotected from being punctured.

 

Continuing on the V shaped tendencies, it does have quite a noticeable hill in the 10-12KHz area, I think just to make it sound like it has a lot of fidelity. But it isn't too harsh.

 

I have no idea why there's a doughnut shaped hole towards the top above the centre driver. There's absolutely no sound coming out and it's gathering a lot of dust. It's probably to fool people into thinking there's two drivers per speaker. They didn't even do that with the Z5500's so I have no idea who would be fooled into such thinking.

 

Apparently because it's neodymium there's no need for more than one driver per speaker.

 

It has pretty bad noise issues though, I'm thinking it's to do with the amp (within the sub). I stuck a ferrite bead on the power cord, looped through twice. It did halve the noise, but even when using the headphone jack on the front right speaker creates noise with head/earphones that sounds like a desert wind howling in a sandstorm.

 

Set-up takes about half an hour from un-boxing to up and running. Cables are reasonably long for a small theatre, probably inadvisable to extend them further, even though they're "balanced".

 

I wanted to hang them, but there's literally no way to hanging anything apart from the centre speaker, and even then it's bothersome.

 

Inputs are standard 3x1/8'' jacks plus Stereo RCA. 

 

I wonder if I can hijack the amp in any way....

Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z506 (980-000430)
Description:

Logitech surround sound speakers z506—for when you want to be moved by big, 5.1 surround sound from your music, movies, and games.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandLogitech
ColorBlack
EAN0097855066473
FeatureOn-speaker bass control lets you easily dial the bass level up or down
Height11.06 inches
Length15.94 inches
Weight11.24 pounds
Width7.13 inches
LabelLogitech
List Price$99.99
ManufacturerLogitech
Model980-000430
MPN980-000430
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameCOMPUTER_SPEAKER
PublisherLogitech
StudioLogitech
TitleLogitech Surround Sound Speakers Z506 (980-000430)
UPC097855066473
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows XP Professional Edition
Warranty2 years warranty
LanguagesEnglish
Number Of Items1
SKUELA381045
CPU ManufacturerIntel
CPU Speed2.1
CPU TypeIntel Pentium 4
Hard Disk Size320
Hard Disk InterfaceATA100
Processor Count1
System Memory Size4
System Memory TypeSDRAM
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Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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