Logitech x-230 2.1 2-Piece Dual Drive Computer Speakers
Manufacturers Description: Crank up the audio on your PC with this 2.1-channel computer speaker system and enjoy clean, crisp, consistent sound from your games, music, and more. The Logitech X-230’s high-tech subwoofer adjusts itself dynamically to deliver distortion-free bass, while the two wall-mountable satellite speakers use Logitech’s patented FDD2 technology to eliminate the uneven sound response created by conventional dual-driver designs. The result: a clear, uniform sound field without the “hot spots” and inconsistency of other dual-driver satellites.
- 32 watts total power (6 watts x 2, plus 20-watt subwoofer)
- Frequency Directed Dual Driver (FDD2) satellite technology produces a uniform sound field for full, rich sound
- Dynamic, real-time bass equalization maximizes bass response while minimizing distortion
- Ported subwoofer design displaces more air for deeper bass
- Headphone jack enables private listening
- Master volume and subwoofer level controls placed for quick, convenient access
- Satellite speaker stands rotate for easy wall-mounting
Value Rating: 9.5 / 10 – This computer speaker system sounds better than some speakers that are $100+ with at least 50 watts of power. It has great crisp sound at nearly all volumes and the bass is surprisingly powerful. Be aware that the subwoofer is not magnetically shielded, and should be kept away from your monitor.
Logitech X620 6.1 Computer Speakers
Manufacturers Description: More speakers means more sound, more detail, and more intensity. That’s what the Logitech X-620 6.1-channel speaker system is all about. Thanks to its 6 satellites, including a dedicated rear center speaker, you can hook it up to your PC or video game console and enjoy your games, music, and movies with sound that truly surrounds you.
Are you looking for powerful bass? Crisp highs and mid-range? The X-620 delivers. Its patented, powerful pressure-driver subwoofer provides twice the bass of conventional designs for smooth, powerful lows, and the satellite speakers provide rich midrange and crisp high-end tones. Even if you don’t have a 6.1 sound card, you can still enjoy the benefits of all seven speakers by using the source selector switch.
Got a Sony PlayStation2, Microsoft Xbox, or Nintendo GameCube? Just plug in the X-620 using the convenient video game console adapter and immerse yourself in the explosions, music, and dialogue of your favorite games.
Comes with 6 satellite speakers and a powered 8-inch subwoofer; 70 watts total system power (140 watts peak).
Value Rating: 9.0 / 10 – Another hit from Logitech. This one is much like more expensive home theater systems. Truely one of the best speaker systems in the growing 6.1 class. An important note: prepare to buy a pricey
Sound Blaster 6.1 Audigy sound card in order to take full advantage of this speaker system.
Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 2-Piece Surround Sound PC and Gaming Speaker System
Manufacturers Description: Demanding gamers require high power, THX performance, and true surround sound. The Logitech Z-5300e delivers on all counts, with a sleek appearance featuring silver speaker accents and removable black cloth grilles. The system includes a patented dual chamber subwoofer that pounds out twice the bass of conventional designs to deliver deep, loud, and powerful bass. The Z-5300e also features polished aluminum phase-plug satellite drivers that project superb high-end and rich mid-range tones for balanced sound, along with a full-featured SoundTouch wired remote that provides convenient controls for quick adjustments. The satellite speakers’ rotating pedestals allow for easy installation on the wall or desktop.
- 280 watts system power (35.25 watts x 4, plus 39-watt center and 100-watt subwoofer)
- PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube owners can plug in the Z-5300e using a console adapter
- Silver speaker accents and removable black cloth grilles
- Conveniently control volume and power with the wired remote, which also features a headphone jack
- Enjoy twice the bass of conventional designs with patented subwoofer design
- Satellites fit on a shelf or mounted on the wall
- Use Matrix mode and source selector switch to create breathtaking 5.1 surround sound from stereo, 4-channel, or 5.1 sound sources
Value Rating: 8.0 / 10 – This system is almost too much for your average computer user – but it’s great for gamers who demand perfection in their sound system. Even though it will work with game consoles, remember that it is a computer speaker system, and works best with a pc.