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Z5 from Logitech

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

It is actually very uncommon to find a pair of $100 PC speakers which sound good as there are much less which offer useful and advanced features. However the Z-5 PC speakers form Logitech challenges expectations by offering not just outstanding quality audio for the price of $99.99 but also includes a software and a special remote control combo which can control music library with just a simple setup. Benefiting from quality sounds for this price range can actually be enough but is also includes some extras.

The Logitech Z-5 is a stereo computer speaker system which is powered through one of the USB ports of your computer. These two speakers measure around 9.8 x 3.6 x 3.6 inches, which stand tall and slim on your desktop. They are designed to look sharp but the cloth grills which cover the drivers cannot be removed which can attract smudges and dust quite easily. There is a cable which connects the one speaker to the USB port and then connects to the other but there is also an extension cable offered if you need to have the speakers far apart. Additionally the right speaker also comes designed with an 3.5mm auxiliary input to connect your MP3 players or some other sound devices and it also includes a white LED to indicate power.

Although the small 3.5 x 1.2 x 0.3 inch frame the included remote control is actually very useful which also comes with a software that can easily configure the speakers to control the music library. The few buttons included on the remote control are volume, power, track backward and forward buttons and a keen button which immediately starts up your preferred music software when pressed like your windows media player of Apple iTunes. After you have completed the easy setup and installation process the play and skip buttons of the remote control would start navigating through and easily select your music with nearly no lag time. Additionally powering these speakers would also open the music library of your choice automatically if you wish to. The Logitech Z-5 is a simple and incredibly useful features system which most speakers with higher price tag might include.

However, this entire set is rather not very powerful as it can draw about 2 watts of power through the USB connection but they are loud enough for a typical office use. The range of frequency starts from 70 Hz which means that there is no subwoofer included. However to make up for this, the Z-5 offers excellent audio performance although its inability of handling louder music at higher volumes. The company has placed their drivers on the back and front panels of the speaker system which means that the sound is delivered towards the listener and also in the opposite direction. This feature helps in creating a spread out stereo image without depending on the 3-D imaging effects. Therefore this property provides another great touch to the affordable pair of computer speakers that offer you more value and great benefits.