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Logitech Z523 Speaker System 2.1 40W RMS Black

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Part #: 980-000319

SKU: 43103
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs

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Experience: 1 Days


- Rich midrange mates well with the subwoofer
- High frequency detail is present, but not pronounced/over-emphasized
- Excellent value for $100 on sale, worth the $120 regular price
- I have yet to overload the subwoofer
- RF shielding on right speaker isn't very good -- I had to move the right speaker over six inches from the LED monitor to eliminate a buzz/hum from it
- Cables are a little short, even for setting up on a desktop -- I have not an inch to spare.
- Midrange doesn't keep up at higher volumes, leading to bright/shrill high-volume playback
I'm going to have to give the Logitech Z523's credit where due. While they don't have the high frequency detail that my older Altec-Lansing's did, they have a much richer midrange that mates better with the sub-woofer.
So while the crash of cymbals or the rattle of brass instruments isn't as pronounced, the chestiness of cellos is better, and a riff of notes on a bass is more even-toned than on the Altec-Lansings. Where this is most noticeable is at the merge point between the subwoofer and the satellite speakers. Instead of their being a "gap" in the notes as played back on a scale, the Logitechs present a smooth progression of notes.
So the Altec-Lansing's aren't really a "better" sounding speaker; they're just a *different* sounding speaker. Both sets have their pluses and minuses.
All in all, I'd have to say I'm rapidly coming to prefer the Z523s. A particularly good test of them has been my recently-started marathon of the Grateful Dead, a set of albums that are recorded in full 192/24 digital sound (the best quality one can get in this day and age.) The instruments sound so natural on those albums, and while the Altec-Lansings brought out the cymbal crashes more, I can't honestly say that they weren't *over*-emphasizing those high notes.
Certainly the overall tone of these Logitechs is closer to that of the Sony headphones I use. That chesty midrange just sounds *right* for acoustic instruments.
So all in all, a very, very good value for a $100 set of speakers. They hold their own with a 5.1 set that had cost over $500 eighteen years ago. I haven't even been able to *find* any speakers that would be in the same price range, allowing for inflation -- prices have just come down too much across the board ($650 for a set of Kantos was the most expensive I could find, which is still half the inflation-allowing price of the Altec-Lansings.)
I can't see bothering to invest in "better" speakers at any point in the near future. These Logitech Z523's will do me quite nicely.

This review was modfied by poster @ 04-01-16 06:22 PM

Experience: 3 Days


cheap on sale
free shipping (1 way)
sound was literally better with a cheaper Edifier 2.1 system i already had
Returned them. It's overpriced for a low level 2.1 system with average sound. At over $100 you should be looking for something better than this

Experience: 2 Days


Look good, sound decent
Short cord
I read a lot of reviews before buying so I knew what I was getting. Decent sound for the money spent. I'm set up in a 12x12 room and they do quite nicely.

Experience: 5 Days


$75 on sale.
4" Sub with pressurized driver for deep bass.
Bass control at your fingertips off the front speaker.
Great for dub-step.
Great for bedrooms.
No tweeters
Muddy sound
Lack of clarity
Satellites distort before getting loud
Your basically purchasing an $80
There's no issue finding bass at any volume. If you want bass in voices at 5% volume, by all means.

You can't get clarity due to the satellites only have mid-range drivers and no tweeters.

I turned the sub off to test in 2.0, I put the volume to 80% and it was a joke. The 2 satellites try to handle a bit of base, the mids and can't find a high note.

Fortunately I still have my older 2.0 speakers so I just hook that into the side of this system and utilize my tweeter to even out the soundstage.

I'm watching a movie currently and the voices are muddy, realized I didn't have my other set plugged in ... my other set has zero bass, so I've gone from one end to the other.

You're basically purchasing an $80-$100 sub with some throw away satellites.

These are going back.

Experience: 90 Days


good sound and well made
pricematch available
great subwoofer and clear sound from the satellite speakers well made and look good

Experience: 1 Days


Rich Bass and incredible sound for a $100 speaker system
Good looking
great price
only real con is the glossy back on the satellites but thats not a real biggie
system outputs greats sound and fills my whole suite really nicely, and has a smooth base tone to it. At first I was reluctant to purchase but i don't think ill look backThis review was modfied by poster w 11-01-13 03:47 AM

This review was modfied by poster @ 11-01-13 03:24 AM

Experience: 1 Weeks


Very cheap set with great sound for the price point. Makes a great set to use with a TV, sound is clear and the base is all right but not amazing.
We do not have the set play loud as it distorts sound and crackling will come up.
For this price point I'd highly recommend this set to anyone looking for a set to pair with a tv or pc but doesn't need a set of speakers that would play loud or have a lot of base.

Experience: 2 Weeks


good base, good price, good quality
appearance isnt the greatest, the speakers look ok. mids and highs are average if you play to loud the bass over powers the mids and highs
good 2.1 system for the price. ncix has gotten my business because there prices have been a good amount cheaper then other retailers

Experience: 6 Months


-Good sound
-Takes up less space then a 5.1 system
-Quite loud
-Good bass for a computer set up
-None that I can think of
I bought these to replace an aging Creative 5.1 setup that I was sick of trying to make room for. These sit nicely on my desk on either side of the LED and have some really good sound to them for a 2.1 setup.

Experience: 1 Years


great sound for the price
headphone plug-in hidden behind satellite speaker (very minor issue)
For the price, you can't do much better. With a little EQ tweaking through whatever player you use, the sound is very clear and can be turned up LOUD! :)

I'm giving a 5* rating for the value/quality. It's not the best you can buy, but for $100 you won't do much better.

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Rediscover the art of listening. Plug in your Logitech Squeeze box network music player, DVD player, gaming console, or iPod, and bring music, movies, and games to life with the Logitech Speaker System Z523.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Z523 Speaker System
  • User Documentation
Power Source Battery
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Features Passive Radiator
Height 11.6"
Width 3.4"
Depth 5.2"
Speaker Configuration 2.1
Environmentally Friendly Yes
Environmental Certification RoHS WEEE
Bluetooth No
Wireless LAN No
Minimum Frequency Response 35 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response 20 kHz
RMS Output Power 40 W
Subwoofer Height 10"
Subwoofer Width 9"
Subwoofer Depth 9.50"
Satellite Speaker Height 7.70"
Satellite Speaker Width 3.40"
Satellite Speaker Depth 5.20"
Subwoofer Type Active

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

     RMS Output Power: 40 W
     Speaker Configuration: 2.1
     Subwoofer Type: Active
     Controls: Volume
General Information  
     Brand Name: Logitech
     Manufacturer: Logitech
     Manufacturer Part Number: 980-000319
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.logitech.com
     Product Model: Z523
     Product Name: Z523 Speaker System
     Product Type: Speaker System
     FireWire/i.LINK: No
     Headphone: Yes
     iPod Supported: Yes
     Number of Analog Audio Inputs: 2
     Number of Analog Audio Outputs: 1
     Additional Information:

360-degree sound

     Environmental Certification: WEEE
     Environmentally Friendly: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • Z523 Speaker System
  • User Documentation

Network & Communication  
     Bluetooth: No
     Bluetooth Standard: No
     Wireless LAN: No
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 5.20" (132.08 mm)
     Height: 11.60" (294.64 mm)
     Satellite Speaker Depth: 5.20" (132.08 mm)
     Satellite Speaker Height: 7.70" (195.58 mm)
     Satellite Speaker Width: 3.40" (86.36 mm)
     Subwoofer Depth: 9.50" (241.30 mm)
     Subwoofer Height: 10" (254 mm)
     Subwoofer Width: 9" (228.60 mm)
     Width: 3.40" (86.36 mm)
Power Description  
     Power Source: Battery
Technical Information  
     Driver Type: 5.25" (133.35 mm) Woofer
2" (50.80 mm) Dome
     Features: Passive Radiator
     Impedance: 4 Ohm Speaker/6 Ohm Subwoofer
     Maximum Frequency Response: 20 kHz
     Minimum Frequency Response: 35 Hz
     Limited Warranty: 2 Year

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