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Logitech Z 520

Logitech Z 520
alaScore 88

499 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 499 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the Logitech Z 520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 499 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Logitech Speaker System Z520

 

We haven't auditioned many cheap speaker systems lately. Why? Well, let's just say we don't enjoy subjecting our ears to the sonic equivalent of waterboarding. But Logitech has a knack for packing big sound into inexpensive boxes, so we agreed to...

Great sound for the money; very wide soundstage; attractive industrial design

Not enough bass punch for games or movies; hard-wired cables

The Z520’s integrated amp produces just 26 watts per channel, so don’t expect it to fill a large room with sound, especially if you’re throwing a party. With the volume control knob turned about three-quarters full, however, it did manage to fill our...

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Logitech Z-5

 

If we had a nickel for every pair of speakers that come over the transom, we'd all have better tans, and Mac|Life would be coming to you from an exotic isle in the South Pacific.

USB-Powered. Stereo mini-jack input for use with external audio source. Omnidirectional sound. Remote control

Must install software to enable one-touch iTunes access from remote. No included input cable

Logitech's Z-5 USB speakers are a convenient and compact way to rock the party on your desktop or in your spare bedroom.

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Logitech Speaker System Z520

 

Logitech has emerged as a leader in the production of affordable, excellent-sounding PC and iPod speaker systems and docks. The latest stereo PC set from the company, the $129.99 Speaker System Z520, doesn't deliver pristine bass at high volumes like...

Clear, crisp audio output. Upward-angled for desktop listening. Dual direction drivers send sound to multiple areas of the room. Aux input auto-disables PC input when it's in use

Can't handle deep bass at high volumes without distortion. No remote control or Mute button. Speaker and audio cables are hardwired to unit

You might expect better bass at high volumes for $130, but Logitech's no-frills Speaker System Z520 does make a good office speaker set, offering crisp output at moderate volume levels.

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Logitech Z-5

 

The bargain-priced Logitech Z-5 speaker set delivers crisp highs and comes with a remote that lets you control your music library. Just don't expect deep bass.

Quality audio performance for price. Extra drivers add space to stereo field. Remote controls iTunes and Windows Media Player.

Not a lot of bass response. Grilles attract dust and smudges.

The bargain-priced Logitech Z-5 speaker set delivers crisp highs and comes with a remote that lets you control your music library. Just don't expect deep bass.

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Logitech Z-5

 

A couple of years ago Logitech brought out the Z-10s , an interesting set of PC speakers that featured USB connectivity and a digital readout on the front of one of the speakers. They looked good, sounded decent, and were cutting edge in their nod to...

Logitech's Z-5 PC speakers offer decent sound for a reasonable price; omnidirectional acoustics; USB connectivity obviates need for bulky power adapter; compatible with Mac and Windows PCs; included remote allows you to control playback of music from...

Little light on the bass; no volume control on speakers themselves.

While we weren't blown away by their sound, the Logitech Z-5s' combination of a simple, clean design, USB connectivity, and some basic remote operation make them a decent value in the sub-$100 PC speaker space.

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Logitech Speaker System Z520

 

Editors' note, April 30, 2010: The rating on this product has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace.

Rear-facing tweeters provide pseudo surround sound; generous two-year warranty.

Pricey; hardwired cord; lacks RCA audio input, no bass or treble controls.

We'd have a much easier time recommending the Logitech Z520's average sound quality and lack of features if it didn't cost $130. We'd rather point you toward the Logitech Z523 system that offers best-in-class sound quality (and a subwoofer to boot) at...

excellence in market and potential

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Logitech Z520 Desktop Computer Speakers

 

Most of the time, as general consumers, we like to think that the lower the price, the more attractive a product is. In the speaker world, things tend to be a different. As audiophiles, we often like to think that the higher the price, the more...

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Review: Logitech Speaker System Z520

 

Logitech's latest two-piece computer speaker system offers convenient features and a unique design for listening from anywhere in the room.

The speakers' plastic cabinets sport a matte, dark-gray finish in back and on the sides, with a glossy-black front. Silver accents around the speaker drivers are visible only if you remove the system's black, metal grilles. Behind each grille sit a...

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Logitech Z520

 

This two-piece speaker set delivers airy sound and cut-above audio quality for basic desktop-bound music listening and movie watching, but we'd look for them on sale.

High-quality, spacious sound; reasonable bass without a subwoofer

Pricey for a stereo-only set; hardwired cabling

Speakers are, of course, all about personal preference, so we suggest auditioning this model and others in its price range in person before buying, since the Z520s are not quite an impulse buy. But if you can get them marked significantly down from the...

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Logitech Z-5

 

Every once in a while the Windows team comes across a product that delivers stunning value-for-money and Logitech's Z-5 speakers fall into this category

Product Specifications

Unlike standard PC speakers that focus sound in one direction, the Logitech Z-5 speakers use omnidirectional acoustics that create a substantially wider sweet spot - an especially helpful feature if you often move your laptop around your home or office. An innovative speaker technology previously found only in expensive home-theater systems, omnidirectional acoustics on the Logitech Z-5 speakers use forward- and backward-firing drivers to transmit sound evenly in all directions. Whether you're listening to your favorite song or watching a video on YouTube, you'll enjoy rich, articulate sound and minimal distortion - from every corner of your room. Delivering pure digital audio that's easily moved with your laptop, the Z-5 omnidirectional speakers can be quickly connected to any PC or Mac via USB. There's no need for an external power adapter or batteries.

CCTV

Audio Support: Yes
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Max Digital Video Resolution:1280 x 1024/960 x 720

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.5in
Height:9.1in
Width:4.8in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English / French
Manufacturer:Logitech
Model:5/520/Communicate Deluxe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Logitech Quickcam/Logitech Z

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:1,300,000 pixels

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Nominal Output Power:26Watt
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Response Bandwidth:70 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Type:PC multimedia speakers

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP/Microsoft Windows Vista / XP

Video Input

Camera Type:Web camera
Computer Interface:Hi-Speed USB
Digital Video Format:AVI
Still Image Capture Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 960 x 720
Still Image Format:BMP / JPEG