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Logitech Z506 Surround Sound Speakers
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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on 10 November 2014
First of all, for a budget 5.1 Surround system, these babies are amazing!, the sound is crystal!, the bass can go super high, there's a volume knob on the front right speaker, mines usually only half way and that's loud enough for me, and trust me... its loud..., i tried turning it up to full, there's fortunately no distortion, no crackling, just crystal clear sound!,

The design is sturdy, solid, and goes perfectly with my black desk gaming setup!, you can feel the pumping air blasting out of the sub woofer, even at a pretty low bass!

Now there's always the pros and cons, and there the pros,

Now the cons......

As soon as i got these speakers, i did come across a couple of problems, but iv'e fixed them now!, sort of!, the first problem is, well when i got everything plugged in into the right ports, i noticed there was no sound coming out of the rear speakers, i did a test on the speakers and every single one bleeped, which means it wasn't the speakers! filled with disappointment i did my research, and apparently its a common problem with these speakers, i simply fixed this by first going to

-control panel -> sound

Then go down to (Speakers High definition Device) ->Right Click then "Configure Speakers".

Make sure you choose 7.1, then just go next until it says finish, then click on finish. THEN, again right click on High definition Audio device > Properties > Enhancements > select speaker fill. then your done, now if you experience echo on your rear speakers when playing mp3s etc, that probably means that either the mp3 or the movie file isn't configured for 5.1 Dolby digital surround, so unfortunately you'll just have to find a song that does, or a movie that does, usually an ac3 codex movie.

Another slight problem, which isn't exactly a problem, is the wight of the front left and right, and rear speakers are pretty darn light, and then can fall over if you knock them , but that not a problem for me!

I hope i helped!

Pros-
-Crystal clear Surround sound
-Clear, Strong bass
-Crystal even when loud
-No crackling
-Solid build

Cons-

-Light
-Rear speaker issue (fixable)
-Echo (Only with non supported files)
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153 of 162 people found the following review helpful
on 22 October 2010
I also own the X540 which is the predecessor of this system so it was good to compare new with old.
I have recently done a garage conversion and the room is being used as a TV/Cinema room. I purchased these speakers to connect directly to my Panasonic BD80 using the analogue audio out connections on the player. With the correct leads this provides `true` 5.1 audio for the room.
I also connect the other aux stereo input to the audio out of my tv via phono connectors. These speaker use a propriety `3d sound` process which gives very good simulated surround sound on this input. This is comparable with the X540 `matrix` mode but cannot be switched off however. Not really a problem though as it is really very good.
I have connected to the TV the following: HD DVD player, Sky HD, , PS2, Wii, and as mentioned a Panasonic Blu-ray player. The reason I am providing all this detail is to let you know you can have a good sound system in your room for around the 80 quid mark when wired up in this manner. In this respect these speakers fit the bill perfectly.
Soundwise they are fine , with nice high end and plenty of bass (adjustable via knob on sub). Power wise they are also adequate for an average size room, definitely loud enough to annoy neighbours.
I also extended the cables for the rear speakers easily by cutting the cable and adding a longer length to both.
I would say they are a step up from the X540 due to the additional stereo input which gives far more flexibility. Soundwise there is not much to choose between them.
I would recommend these to someone on a tight budget and as they are made by Logitech they should last a good while.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 28 December 2011
Used to connect my computer and TV and the cable connectors at the back are colour coded. There is a bass control so you can decide how much you want to annoy your trash neighbours ;p The stereo input has the 'matrix effect' which gives you pseudo 5.1, this works very well though my only gripes this is the only input you get this effect. Speakers are well finished and very attractively styled in black and the Logitech white logo. For thes size they really pump out a large volume and the satellite leads are quite long so you can at least spread them around your room, though you will need extension leads to get them behind you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 11 August 2014
Now, I am in no way a music or audio nut. Just an ordinary PC user with tinnitus, a love of Skyrim, and of music from House to classical. I recently bought a cheapo Asus Xonar DG card because my old PC-based audio set up was pathetic, and my hearing problems meant music and game tracks lacked clarity. To go with the card I needed a powerhouse set of speakers with clarity, bass and where headphones could be led from speakers rather than the PC, but all on a budget. I chose these Z506 and these speakers are just great. The woofer blasts out enormous bass and a decent set of headphones (Sennheiser HD 202 - could not stretch to Dolby surround ones) are superb with them. I've clear sound and it is very refreshing. The cost versus what you get means great value for money. I've (so far) had no quality issues, and all speakers are working fine. No buzzing no nothing. But I'm careful to keep the speakers away from mains points. No doubt audio purists will find fault with them, but so far as I am concerned, a super purchase and fantastic sound.
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42 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on 2 February 2012
I bought these after purchasing a very dodgy set of Creative Inspire T6160 for my PS3. I very quickly realised I'd been miss informed about this products compatibilty and performance in relation to games console. So after some extensive research on the internet I came across the Logitech Z506 speakers. After reading a lot of comments from your usual 'Audiophials'saying how you just couldnt get 5.1 3D sound from anything under £250, I put it to them to buy a set of these and hook them to a console through an analogue cable and hear the results for themselves. I was Truly amazed! I set them up with a little trepidation after my previous experience but I need'nt of worried.I tested them with the game SKYRIM first, WOW! The drums playing on the start up screen were immense, I actualy felt the 'whoomph' of air come from the sound tube on the subwoofer, delivering a deep throaty bass tone. So I started up the game, and it wasnt to long before I was in the heat of battle, and yes it does produce a 3D effect with excellent results, most noticeably when I had an arrow fired from the front of me and missing falling somewhere behind me, the sound passed from the front speakers to the rear, giving the impression of passing over my head ( this also happened with a dragon passing over me from behind to front). When In conversation, the sound is clear and cuts the background noise out ( this is also a good way to test the 3D sound, just face to hear the sound in front, turn 180' to hear it behind you and left and right to hear the sound move to the left and right speakers), it really does work. I'm very sure that a lot better speaker systems exist out there, ones that do 'true' surrond sound and dolby and the like but if like me, you have a little cosy games room where the girlfriend banishs you to when eastenders is on and you want a decent immersive sound experience to go with your game playing, this system is for you. It also works brilliantly with films, I tried it with 'lord of the rings' on blu ray and skipped straight to the Balrog scene and it sounded awesome! You can even attach a three way splitter and use the colour coded sound card cables to run you iPod or iPhone with them, another very useful feature. The build quality is second to none, the highlight being the Wal-ee Esk centre speaker which has a clever fold out arm that means you can sit it on top of your tv/monitor. Only down sides were the volume controls are on the front right speaker, and the bass dial is on the rear of the subwoofer meaning it can be fiddly adjusting things but this is only a very minor flaw. All I can say is buy with confidence, you wont be dissappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 April 2012
As a first timer when it comes to 5.1 suround systems, I can't compare this to any other surround system. I can however compare it to my previous listening experiences and as a musician and fussy bastard in general, I can tell you these speakers, for the price are great. They deliver on the high end with nice crispy and clean sounds as well as providing a nice rich bassy thump and rumble from the sub.

I use them for watching films and listening to music. I must say the rear speakers are a little quiet when using my PC so I boost the gain to them when watching films and there's no problem any more. When you connect a 2 channle stereo source via the phono plugs at the back, the amp spreads the music to the 4 corners and sticks the vocals to the center speakers. No messing about - it just works.

For this price, I'm really happy. If I could afford more expensive ones and I got this quality, I'd still be happy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 June 2012
!!! This sound system, is the best I ever had, you might think that it cant be loud becouse it "only" got 75 RMS watt, however this system really kick ass, and can make some REALLY loud sound! And the subwoofer is just amazing itself! When volume is as low as around 15% u cant avoid to fell it, the design itself is very nice cool and fits nice into your room. Bear in mind that you need a 5.1 surrround sound output from your pc to enjoy the full surround sound, i don't have that yet however i bought the wireless bluetooth adapter too with this, however i still miss the sound from the center speaker, as i don't have the right cable, and the wireless bluetooth adapter doesn't have 5.1 cables with it.
Can highy recommend this product! Gives some really clear, high and nice sound! And for the price, it's simply just even more amazing!
The only con i can think of is the short wires.
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52 of 61 people found the following review helpful
on 14 October 2011
Sound quality is good, speakers are nice and stylish. They may look small but pack quite a power.
Bass is pretty good for the small woofer.

PROs:
-Cheap (when I bought it)
-Stylish
-Excellent sound quality, even at high volume
-Easy to install and configure
-Front speaker can clip to LCD monitors easy
-Excellent for gaming and movies

CONs:
- The matrix that forces stereo on all 5 speakers does NOT like integrated sound cards. That means you will most likely have bad output on the rear speakers (distorted sound, lower volume). Don't fear they are not broken... Easy fix, get a Octone Y-Jack 2 x 3.5mm stereo splitter - Headphone Splitter Jack for 1 pound and do this to force GOOD stereo on all 5 speakers: the green and black lines go into the splitter, the splitter goes into the green jack of the audio card, and the center yellow wire goes into the yellow/black jack of your audio card (for me the yellow jack does not work but the black ones does the job)
-As said, needs separated (good quality) sound card to have it working perfectly.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 24 October 2014
If you've read my previous reviews about audio technology, you'll understand that I'm a huge critic when it comes to sound quality. Keep this in mind as you read this.

First off, the build quality is extremely good. The speakers are light for what they are, but they are very strong and well-built, especially when I 'pump up the volume' and want to live my inner bass god. There's no rattle and all speakers have a mesh over them to protect them from dust and other annoyances. Bang tidy.

Secondly, the sound quality was COMPLETELY beyond what I expected for something that cost around £50. Obviously it took a little bit of fiddling to get everything absolutely perfect (remember I desire perfection with audio) but out of the box there really wasn't anything to complain about.

Thirdly, the expansion capabilities. I'm not talking about the thought of more speakers; the amount it has is fine, especially for a humble PC gamer like myself. I'm talking about the fact that you can have two different things connected to the system at the same time. I have the orange, black and green cables running to my PC (Windows 7 needs all the help it can get!) and red and white stereo cables running to a monitor that can play audio through its on-board sound card. I have an Xbox 360 and One connected to this, and MY GOD, IT SOUNDS SEXY!

I want to point out these speakers are only about six inches tall, and the centre one about half of that.

Seriously, this won't be a wasted purchase. Buy it.

---EDIT--- 28/10/2014

I've attempted playing Oculus Rift-compatible games using these speakers. It is extremely immersive, plus if you stand up playing, try not to walk into walls. :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 December 2014
An excellent set of speakers for the price, and they can go as loud and bassy as you want. The only problem is that the front left speaker buzzes a bit, and while not present with deep music, during higher parts it is quite noticeable and a bit irritating, so I usually unplug it if I think it will come up in whatever I am about to watch/listen to . Looking around online, this is not an uncommon problem, and always with the front left speaker, but I really can't complain when this whole surround sound set is ~£50. If you're just looking for a small set of speakers for watching films on your computer or in a small-ish room, this is perfect, but I wouldn't advise buying it if you're a bit of an audiophile.
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