Logitech z623 2.1 Speaker Review

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The subwoofer weighs 7KG of the 9KG package weight, so we were thrilled to see that Logitech have packaged it in a cardboard cradle with robust handles. Infinitely easier to remove from the packaging than merely placing it in there. We can't be the only people who have found unboxing certain things to be a two or three person job, so having the ability to lift it out on your own is definitely worthy of a grateful nod in Logitech's direction.

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The speakers are both hard-wired. The left speaker has a standard speaker connection, whilst the right hand one contains the controls and is run off a very firm cable with a VGA style adaptor on the end. 

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There is no denying that the design is all about the speaker, with no fabric cover to hide them from your gaze. We like the looks a lot as they mix soft curves with a sturdy aesthetic thanks to the all-metal speaker protector and visible bolt heads. 

The right hand speaker has the controls with a power button, volume dial and bass dial all within easy reach. As we'll get to in our conclusion though, you might not want to fiddle with them too much.

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Subwoofers by their very nature are boxy things, but when you contrast it to the gorgeous curves of the satellites it's a jarring juxtaposition. If you have tucked the subwoofer away you'll be pleased with the headphone jack and input jacks appearing on the side of the right hand satellite, nicely within easy reach.

Look at the size of the speaker in the subwoofer. Big speaker, big grill, hopefully big bass.

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A bass box would be nothing without a shiny port somewhere in it and on the z623 it is all present and correct.

Round the business end we have a 'eight' power cable input, the two very different outputs for the speakers, as well as AUX and 3.5mm input jacks.

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Most Recent Comments

18-08-2016, 03:59:24

Thanks for the review. Especially since i'm looking for a new 2.1 system.

If I may suggest something, it would be to also include a couple of 'in use photos'.

I'm somewhat space limited, so seeing the sub (and fronts) 'in use' around a PC and monitor would make it much easier to get a feel for the size.

My very old Yamaha 2.1 setup has not been replaced, because it has a super nice compact sub than stand on top of by PC cabinet and its speaker and all the dials is on the 'narrow' end of it. So it takes up little space in front, but goes a bit deeper. This is perfect for me.

While this is a 'special need' i think others may also like to get a feel for how the setup looks 'in use' and that is difficult from only closeups.Quote

20-08-2016, 08:42:41

I've owned these speakers for ~4 years. Pretty good, well worth the price IMO. The only issue I've had is with the right speaker cable - due to the type of connector, it sticks out quite far from the sub and can be subject to strain. Mine is slightly damaged and requires wiggling around a bit every now and then to get it working, and since that cable is integrated with the speaker, it's not easily replaced.

So if anyone's thinking of getting them, just be mindful of that Quote

30-08-2016, 05:05:04

Still own and use the z5500 THX in a 3.1 setup. Love the sound, these look really cool tho.Quote

18-09-2016, 08:01:07

Hey guys!

Ive owned these speakers for a few years now and I have a little secret... an Audio Engine D1 DAC. I run optical from the PC to the DAC and then gold plated RCAs to the Speaker unit and its amazing. Ive had neighbours complain for years and the bass penetrates the neighbours houses and gets me in heaps of trouble if i touch the bass dial (usually with a few drinks in my belly)
This unit is amazing and sometimes its on 20%-50% sale.

(DAC price was almost as much as the speakers btw)Quote

18-09-2016, 17:30:38

No reward or anything on these?...Quote

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