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5.0 out of 5 stars Does its job., June 9, 2011
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I have a laptop, and I needed a way to get full surround sounnd from the Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z506 (980-000430) system. Laptops only have a headphone and a microphone jack, but the speaker system had 3 jacks: green, orange, and black.

This external sound cards allows you to connect all 3 of these inputs so that you can get full surround sound. It also has a complete control panel that allows you to adjust speaker setup (2.1 or 5.1), balance, equalizer, and a few other stuff. In terms of improved sound quality, I've only noticed a slightly cleaner bass over my laptop's Realtek HD Audio sound card.

What I didn't like about this sound card, however, was that the default settings does not have all speakers putting out equal sound. The rear speakers did not put out much sound, and I had to adjust the settings in the control panel in order to get all speakers putting out equal sound. Also, the default volume is too high.

Other than that, this sound card does its job. If you need 5.1 surround sound on a laptop, this is a good choice.
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Initial post: Dec 14, 2011 9:13:16 PM PST
I have the same set up. This card and the Z506 set. It sounds amazing, I agree. From what I've read and experienced myself, the rear speakers are quieter due to something with the speaker system itself and not this card. The software giving you the option to adjust indiviually levels is great though, and really helps balance them out.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2014 10:28:35 AM PDT
Tony P. says:
May I know how to adjust setting in the control panel to get equal sound from logitech z506? Would you like to let me see the screenshot of the setting? Thanks in advanced.
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