- Model Number: 980-000337
- Connectivity Technology: wired
- Color: Black
- Item Package Quantity: 1
- Item Display Weight: 6.40 pounds
Logitech Speaker System Z520 (Black)
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- Logitech 360-degree sound fills the room with rich audio detail
- Amplified two-way design for clear, defined bass, mid-range and highs
- 26 Watts (RMS) power delivers powerful party-level volume
- Convenience auxiliary input for quick and easy iPod plug-in
- Sleek twin speaker design saves precious desktop space
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Hear it all, all around the room, with detailed 360-degree sound
You don't miss a beat. You want to hear every waling sax note, subtle background vocal and smooth bass line. And you want to hear it all, not just when you're sitting at your computer, but wherever you are in the room. That's a lot to ask from most desktop speakers, with one notable exception. Engineered with Logitech 360-degree sound technology, the Speaker System Z520 delivers powerful full-spectrum sound all around the room. Combined with 26 watts (RMS) of party-volume power and an input for your iPod, you're in for a music experience that ordinary speakers just can't match.
Traditional desktop speakers focus sound in one listening “sweet spot”
|Logitech 360-degree sound for room-filling audio clarity without dead spots |
A lot of desktop speakers promise a great sound experience. And that's true—as long as you sit in the narrow “sweet spot” directly in front of the speakers. But when you move out of that sweet spot, it can sound more like a dead spot. Details drop out. Your music starts to sound muddy.
Logitech 360-degree speakers project sound evenly in all directions for a full-room sweet spot
|Logitech solved this audio challenge with 360-degree sound technology. Rather than using only a forward-firing driver, Logitech speakers are acoustically engineered with both forward- and backward-firing drivers. Result? Your whole room becomes a sweet spot. That's because sound is projected and reflected more evenly and over a wider range of space. And high, mid-range and low frequencies hold together. So your music sounds full and crisp, even if you're behind the speakers.|
Amplified two-way design for twice the listening pleasure
26 watts deliver powerful party-level volume
On-speaker iPod input for quick and easy connectivity
Clutter-free twin speaker design—easy on the eyes and simple to set up
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Featuring the same speaker technology and sound signatures used in our higher-end products, these compact earphones deliver detailed bass with crisp and clean mids and highs.
Housed in a sleek, liquid silver body, the top-fire speaker produces a detailed and full soundstage—ideal for listening to a braod range of music genres.
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Top Customer Reviews
The most important thing a speaker can do is accurately portray what is being fed to it upstream. The Z520's do that in a wonderful fashion. They have exceptional clarity & present a more than credible soundstage within their size constraints. They have the best mid & upper range in their price class & it would be tough to get better in a higher price class without going significantly higher. Where they fall a bit short is in ultimate dynamics & in bass extension & articulation.
Anyone considering the Logitech Z520's should be aware of the following:
1. They require break-in. They need about 70 hours before you will hear what they are truly capable of. During that time, they will go from slightly bright & anemic to smooth with a nice soundstage & decent bass.
2. Please note that these are, unlike the majority of speakers in this class, acoustic suspension speakers. With that, they have all of that design's characteristics. This means that they maintain their composure at high volumes & don't clip easily. Their bass doesn't extend as low as a ported design but the rolloff is not as steep so it is there.
3. These are speakers that are primarily for music listeners. They absolutely shine on all types of acoustic music & have enough power to fill up an average size room. No, you will not be able to have a full blown party but you will be able to rock out when sitting at or in the vicinity of your computer.
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Setting up the speakers is simple, and takes under a minute:
1.) Take speakers out of box
2.) Connect left speaker to right speaker
3.) Plug AC cord into right speaker, and plug into wall socket
4.) Plug speaker cord into sound card (these are not USB speakers)
5.) Turn on
I did this testing with my MacBook Pro and iTunes 9, as well as streaming music to the speakers via an Airport Express. In both cases, the results were similar:
The sound is "good." Very clear mid-to-high range, with the low end just begging to be filled out a little more. The Chemical Brothers' beats came out very nicely in the mid and high range, and classical music sounds wonderful.
With a little subwoofer, this would be a truly excellent set. As it is, the "average" user will be quite happy with the Z520. Hardcore gamers will, however, choose a 2.1 set (i.e. two speakers + subwoofer) to give them the extra punch this set could do with. (I'd recommend them the Logitech Z Cinema or the Z-2300, or Klipsch ProMedia 2.1)
Overall, though, a very solid set of speakers. Recommended.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR NEEDS: No tiny 2.0 speaker system is going to give you a lot of bass, so this entire class of speaker is something of a trade-off of sound quality and space. If you're looking for bass, consider a 2.1 system with a subwoofer / bass extension speaker. The Logitech Z523 Speaker System and the Logitech Z623 Speaker System are examples.
Or, if you want to stick with 2.0, you can move up in price and size to something like the Audioengine 2 or the M-Audio AV-40. At the list price for these Logitech speakers, those systems are their competition, and the Z520 just doesn't match up.
PHYSICAL DESIGN AND FEATURES: In my opinion the Logitech designs are much more attractive than some of the recent Altec Lansing designs (their main competition).Read more ›
These speakers are large enough to provide ample speaker size without being overly bulky. The both look good and produce excellent sound. You won't get the "vibrating" base of a more expensive system with a separate woofer, but with these you won't miss it. I'm sitting here listening to them as I write this review, playing my MP3 player through them.....quite impressed.
I can honestly recommend these.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent product. The sound is very clean, good and loud. It does what propose to doPublished 5 months ago by Tulio Henrique Alves dos Santos
SWEET. I got rid of my older smaller speakers. I love logitech..!!!Published 20 months ago by ShakFu
This is the third set of Logitech speakers I have purchased for my family, they work great for my wife when listening to music off her phone, and the kids watching YouTube and... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Patrick DR
1) The speakers are not labeled Logitech. In fact, the word Logitech is not found anywhere on the speakers, the box, or the materials included. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Janet Stein
Yeah, I know about all those "great" reviews these pieces of junk acquired. I think the title of my review covers who the vast majority of reviewers are. Read morePublished on May 23, 2014 by Eric The Dabbler
These are awesome speakers and I would highly recommend to anyone out there looking for great sound without having to empty the bank! Read morePublished on April 23, 2014 by heywood snipes
The speakers work well but they are much larger than I expected. Still well worth the price and gave audio to my wife's computer.Published on April 22, 2014 by Maurice Champagne