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Logitech Z553 2.1 Speaker System - 40 W RMS

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  • 55 Hz to 17 kHz

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Style and sound-amplified.

Style that speaks volumes.

Make a bold impression with a clean, modern design that amplifies the look of your living space.

Get inside the sound.

Powerful, distortion-free subwoofer and crystal clear acoustics-so you can go deeper into your entertainment.

Connect to your favorite devices.

Simultaneously connect up to 3 devices-PC, DVD player, game console, smartphone, and more.

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Frequency Response
55 Hz to 17 kHz


Subwoofer Height:15"
Satellite Speaker Width:3.54"
RMS Output Power:40 W
Satellite Speaker Depth:5.39"
Satellite Speaker Height:6.30"
Subwoofer Type:Active
Product Type:Speaker System
Product Name:Speaker System Z553

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Package Contents
Speaker System Z553
Control Pod
Audio Cable
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  • DAVID M.
  • 2/11/2014 5:00:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsA good system at a great price, but not for bass-addicts or red-haters

Pros: - Price! If you find these for the $30 I paid, jump on it! I'd still happily pay the $53 I've been seeing around.
- Sound quality: You can expect the quality of a $75-$150 set of PC speakers. I'm very happy with it. Sounds are clean and clear for the entire volume range. There is no disparity between the left and right speakers (as I've seen at least one other person mention) for either of the two sets I received.
- Build quality: I have no complaints on build quality. It feels solid and well-built. I worry a bit about the exposed speaker cones, but if you don't poke them hard they'll be fine, plus they look kind of neat. The speakers hold their angle very well when adjusted.
- Control pod: I adore this thing. It's has good rubber on the bottom to keep it from sliding and it's made to be heavy to hold itself in place. The entire top cylinder (visible in the product images) is the volume control and slides very smoothly and pleasantly. In the rear of the control are a headphone jack, an AUX input, and a bass control. The headphone jack (no duh) automatically disables sound to the speakers when used. The bass control (which I love, considering my old unit required me to crawl under my desk to adjust the bass) is a simple wheel that you can feel your way to without needing to look behind the unit. I lovethat there's an AUX input on the control pod because my spouse will often sit with her laptop nearby and want the better speakers without having to use my desktop. The AUX input can be left plugged in and does not disable any other inputs, they just overlap if you have more than one audio source. Finally, I really like that the control pod cable isn't integrated with one of the speaker cables (like many systems like this, particularly Logitech), which allows you to switch to any RCA-cabled speakers if you so choose.
- 3x Inputs: The system has three inputs, one AUX in the control pod (as mentioned previous), one AUX in the subwoofer, and one red/white RCA input in the subwoofer. I really like having several options so that I can have my computer in the AUX, a cable box in the RCA, and a phone for podcasts or a nearby computer in the control pod AUX. I've tested them all and they work as expected.
- Subwoofer design: I really like the vertical down-firing sub, though others may not. The casing is all plastic and the build quality is good. I like that I can fit it in a tight footprint, but it may not work for your setup. From the bottom of the rubber foot to the top of the sub, it's just under 15". If you include the diameter of the feet, you'll need just over 7" across for your footprint.
- Vertical angle adjustable: It's convenient and allows for wall-mounting, although you can't pass 90° horizontal (aim upward) if you chose to wall-mount. The angle holds well.
- Wall-mountable: It's nice that the system has this capability, but there's no hardware or instructions included to help you out, so best of luck to you.

Cons: - Aesthetics: Probably a turn-off for some, though I don't mind. What you see on the product page is what you're getting, but you are able to switch out the speakers for others with RCA inputs if you really hate the look and just need the sub/amp and maybe the control pod. Additionally, the cables are red. If I have exposed cables, I prefer that they be black. Both left and right speakers have red cables, as does the control pod. Even the included AUX cable is red. The only black cable is the power to the sub. I do like the red LED on the control pod, but mostly because it matches my case lights.
- Cable length: I could do with a few more feet of length on the speaker cables, but I managed. I suspect this length is pretty standard, I was just spoiled with my old 5.1 system that had 25 foot cables (though that system also had 40W per speaker and I was draining a fair amount of power just in cable length). You can always get standard RCA extensions, but you'll lose some volume capacity by doing so.
- Bass: Honestly, this system has all the bass I need, but I'm not an audiophile. I have an 8" sub in my car that's way more than I need, but this 4" sub does just fine for my needs. It is good enough that you'll be able to hear some (a small amount of) thump on your other floors, but don't expect the same kind of bass that makes your rearview mirror vibrate like mad or really upsets your neighbors. I end up leaving my bass control near 100% most of the time (gaming or listening to electronica). There is no independent input for the sub (like a center/sub jack you'll see with a 5.1 system).

Other Thoughts: My review for these speakers is very dependent upon the price I paid for them. I got these for $30 a piece (I bought two). My review still stands at the $52.99 pricetag that several online retailers are showing right now.

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  • Thomas P.
  • 10/24/2013 3:03:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Value for Refurb

Pros: Form:
Top notch aesthetics. The speakers are great looking and the Sub is a great addition to my desk at work. Was annoyed that I couldn't wall mount until I looked closer... the tripod feet flip up for wall mounting or angle adjustment, which is a huge plus.

Highs and Mids come in great. I had no issue with cable length, but I'm used to Logitech speakers and have a setup using that knowledge. Love the volume control. Sits in place and works as intended.

Cons: Form:
The cables are bright red-orange and thick. My desk looks like it's being molested by a, well, you figure it out. There are no speaker grills, which may be fine for looks, but I did almost put my fingers through the sub cone while unpacking because I wasn't aware.

Bass is very lacking for this setup. I have them plugged straight into my tablet and still had to get an EQ App to get a hint of rumble at max bass settings. It sounds decent with the EQ in play, but still lacks any kind of punch.

Other Thoughts: I bought this setup for work. Granted I'm not always blasting music at work, but there are times when I want to crank it and these are great for the price. At moderate to low volume, they sound fantastic.

That being said, I did buy them refurbished at a steep discount from Newegg. Had I bought these new and paid full price, I would have been severely disappointed. I'm a Logitech Fan, but these are pretty lame for a Logitech product. There just isn't enough boom to back up that price tag, and if you're going to pay full price then you may as well get the full package.

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  • Dustin D.
  • 9/26/2013 5:51:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisapointed in logitech

Pros: Looks awesome, neat ascetics

Cons: Subwoofer blew in less than a week. Returned for RMA and got a second set with a bad volume control that acted like a fader instead of a volume control. Returned again for refund. Really disappointed in the manufacturing quality from logitech. Thank you newegg for the great customer service. Logitech should be recalling and repairing all these units.

Other Thoughts: put quality components inside.e

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  • Donnis W.
  • 9/5/2013 5:20:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsReally Nice Speakers

Pros: Clear sound highs and lows really come through and they don’t take up a lot of desk space. The volume knob is a nice feature makes volume control for both drivers and bass a breeze.

Cons: A little under-power had to do some tweaking in sound system properties but did not take much and they were all that I wanted

Other Thoughts: One of a few products I did not purchase from Newegg, a name brand retailer has them for $40.00 less and free shipping. Don’t hesitate you won’t be sorry for purchasing them.

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