Logitech Z906 Speaker System Review

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Performance Summary & Conclusion

Performance Summary: Straight and to the point, Logitech has another winning multimedia speaker-set on its hands with the Z906 Speaker System. We've come to expect distortion-free performance at loud levels with hard hitting bass, and the Z906 delivers whether watching movies or playing games, at a street price around $320. The single satellite drivers struggle a bit with highs in music, but unless you're an audiophile, you likely won't notice.

Logitech put a lot of thought into the design of the Z906, taking aim not just at PC users, but home entertainment buffs too. Like the Z-5500, the Z906 can accommodate up to six connections at once, but the Z906 is far better suited for an entry-level home theater. The compact console center is stackable, and all five satellites are sleek and light black/dark grey to better blend in with your other AV gear. We also like that Logitech ditched individual stands in favor of rubber sliders, so you can place the satellites in and around your home theater without having them stick out like a sore thumb.

We do have some complaints with the Z906. While the speaker-set features built-in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS decoding, it doesn't touch Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio. There's also no HDMI pass-through, an inexcusable omission for a modern speaker-set looking to infiltrate the living room. And finally, the lack of tweeters hurts the Z906's overall performance when it comes to music.

Negative points aside, there's far more to like than there is to nitpick. The Z906 is loud, it's thunderous, and it looks sexy while filling your room with sound. Whether you're looking for a entry-level home theater speaker system or a high-end 5.1 PC audio solution, the Z906 is a solid option.

  

  • Hard hitting bass
  • Gets loud without getting distored
  • Tons of connections
  • Uses standard speaker wire
  • Built-in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS decoding
  • No HDMI pass-through
  • Where's the love for Dolby TrueHD and/or DTS-HD Master Audio?
  • Struggles with highs when listening to music

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