So since my birthday was yesterday, I got myself Logitech Z623 Speakers with the 8 inch Sub, and damn do speakers sound better than headphones as far as musicality goes,. I'm relatively new to high quality speakers, so take my words with a grain of salt. The reason i got this speaker in particular and didn't go for the usual Standalone amp + passive speaker + separate subwoofer was because its really difficult to get proper speakers in my country (im not joking). All you'll find is Bose and some other cheap companies. But here's the problem, if i order them online, the shipping costs will be insane, usually costing more than the item itself. Which is really bad as i wanted to get some floorstanding Cerwin Vega's.
These are also built surprisingly well for the $115 i got them for. The overall package weighs about 10 or 11 kilograms. The satellite speakers do have some heft to them which is good and makes them feel nice and solid.
Before i talk about sound i'll give you a list of the speaker i owned/own:
Sony Walkman dual speakers (dont remember the exact model number) sounds meh
Logitech Pure-Fi 2 (sounds good in mids and highs but huge bass roll off)
Edifier Speaker (meh)
Mini Android-shaped speaker (sounds like crap)
In terms of sound: Overall if i had to describe these with one word it would be: FUN
If you're a proper audiophile seeking timbre and realism in the mids and lifelike, neutral highs, stay the fu*k away from these However, if you want a fun, enjoyable sound, (though not quite so neutral), these will be more than satisfactory. As a basshead, as soon as i fired up the sub and turned up the volume to Nuttin But Stringz's Broken Sorrow, it put a huge smile on my face. That moment i realized, im really enjoying this, i like big bass that i can feel throughout my whole body, not just my ears and head.
The treble on these is a bit on the bright side of neutral. Better than all the previous speakers i had, but im sure pure audiophiles will hate it. But since they're not really headphones and they're not strapped around your ears, the treble is actually quite fun and non-fatiguing.
Moving on to the mids, the upper mids are fantastic imo and sound pretty good. Lower mids are mediocre and nothing special. Instruments sound good and speech is clear. In movies dialogue is nice and understandable (unless you turn the bass all the way up, it will drown out the mids a bit)
Now, to the bass. Damn, these have it all. Rumble? check. Impact? Check. Extension? Absolutely double-checked . Is it the fastest, tightest, bass ive heard? No. In fact its a bit on the boomy side. And it creeps up on the lower mids a bit. But holy **** is it fun. The extension is unlike anything ive ever heard. If this is what all speakers + subs sound like than sign me up, The bass is both fantastic in quality and quantity.
These go for around $115-$150, i got them for $115 in a local electronics store (which only delivers to the middle-east unfortunately). IMO these are definitely worth it.
Only after i sent this pic did i realize that its 200w instead of 250w.
Edited by xkonfuzed - 7/11/14 at 7:03pm