This review is concermed with the Logitech Z 2300 2.1 System, which contains a subwoofer and two sattelite speakers. It is quite a powerful system and has 200 Watts RMS alltogether. The subwoofer has 120 Watts RMS and the Sattelites have 40 watts RMS each. So technically it seems quite loud and in fact it is quite loud, but the quality is not as good as expected and in my opinion this system is overrated.
this system comes with two sattelites and a pretty big subwoofer. The subwoofer has a 20 cm big driver and a big basshole at the side for the Bassreflex output. The two sattelites only have one driver, which is just 5 cm wide. That alone tells that the midds wont be very good, since the speakers do not even have a seperated tweater and a very small midd frequenzy driver, that has to produce all the sound except the bass. The system has a cable remote control that contains of a volume and a bass slider, which are round and look very nice. When the system is turned on a blue led lights up, which is quiet strong and might be too strong for some people, so they must put something above the led. Something good about this system is, that the speakers are connected with cinch cables, so you can connect other, better sattelites
the system is set up easily, the including cinch cables are connected to the subwoofer and you plug in the cable to an audio source and are ready to start.
The built quality of this system is pretty good. The subwoofer especially has very good build quality and is very heavy. It has a wooden body and a meta front grill to protect the bassdriver. The sattelites do not have such a great build quality and are made of plastic. The remote control and cables are fine and look very well.
This system will deliver nice sound for people who want a typical bass sattelite system sound. Which is known for home cinema systems. The subwoofer is heavy and produces a lot of bass and teh sattelites produce a lot of heights and high midd frequencies so people will hear voices crying in the movies or Rihanna or Snoobdog singing or rapping with the vocoders applied over them. That will provide a great sound for those who just want to play mostly low quality music and hear it loud and with booming bass. When you turn the system loud, the subwoofer is able to produce a lot of force and it can make your floor vibrate, which will be appreciated by some girls dancing infront of the boys owning the system. haha. The bass quality is not bad and when you stabilise the subwoofer with spikes or connect it to a heavy wooden or stone plate and stop the vibrations of the subwoofer, the subwoofer will deliver strong and deep bass, which I do like and can rate the subwoofer high, except that the driver lost it's adhsesive after one year and I had to add new adhsesive so the driver is not loose anymore. But the sattelites are a joke for a system that expensive. The sattelites have an awful and very unbalance frequency response so they are very dissapointing. They do not have a lot of midds and without an equalizer or at loud volume they hurt my ears, since at low volume the frequency response is so strange, that it sounds just very wrong and all songs you listened to though quality speakers or headphones will sound very bad. With an equalizer and lot's of work on it, you will be able to get an acceptable sound out of them, but you would have to play with the eq a lot and it wont sound linear at all.
And the explanation to the bad quality is that the sattelites only have a very small driver, consist of plastic only and are very light and small. A driver with a diametre of 5 centimeters is not able to produce a good sound over all frequencies. So that is why the sattelites are really a joke.
What people can do is, buy the system, maybe get it used from ebay and look for some good sattelites with a bigger driver and maybe wooden, they might take away the bass from the bass speaker and will deliver a linear frequency response, so people would really be able to enjoy music like classic, complex electronical music or metal, which also sounded bad on those sattelites.
What I need to add here is that the subwoofer has a radiator at the back and it gets warm after a long play at high volume. But the radiator can be chilled easily, when you put an 120 mm fan behind it. with that the radiator wont get warm at all and you will be able to have a long party with this system, without worrying about the amplifier.
The Logitech Z 2300 consists of a good subwoofer, when connected to a heavy plate the subwoofer will produce a very strong and deep bass and this even at high volumes. The system is loud enough for parties in smaller rooms and will make the neighbours angry when played loud a long time. but the sattelites are not very good and should be replaced by soem good sattelites with more deph, with that people could get even more bass out of the system. if someone is able to modify some heco victa 200 or similar, so that they can be connected to the Cinch outputs the system would sound quiet nice. But with these sattelites, the system is not able to play complex music at good quality.
The logitech Z-2300s are THX certified 2.1 speakers ideal for use with your PC or laptop. Logitech have a reputation for producing good quality audio equipment at reasonable prices and the Z-2300s are no exception.
The first thing you'll notice about the Z-2300s is the size of the subwoofer. To put it mildly, it's a beast. They're not the best looking 2.1 speakers but they should fit in nicely alongside your PC. Set up is simple and they can be used with your TV and games console aswell as with your PC.
The Z-2300s deliver an immense sound. The bass is heavy and full, I've never needed to put the bass control beyond half way. Despite the heavy bass, clarity is preserved even at high volumes. If you're watching a movie or listening to music, these speakers deliver a truly fantastic sound.
The only downside to mention is the short length of cable between the speakers and subwoofer. Other than that the Z-2300s are faultless.
Logitech have always been good at producing speakers, and these are no exception. As i music lover, i love to have my music as loud as possbile but without the distoration. Most cheap speakrs when cranked up, can cause a crackling noise. WE DONT LIKE THIS!
The logitech Z2300 is amazing. You can crank it up to the top (200W RMS WOW) or near the top with out having the same problem as other speakers. The bass is unbelievable, shaking the house to the ground (well not literally!). As i live in a student house with all my mates, its great to set up to the PC and listen to beats all around the house in VERY GOOD sound quality.
The look and setup is so simple, is doesnt have to look OUT OF THIS WORLD as the sound from the speakers and bass will send you out of the world. Easily the best speaker system i have purchased!!!!
I'm absolutely, and completely satisfied with this sound system. It has uncompromisingly, surprisingly abundant rich deep bass sound, truly subsonic depending on the frequencies. Impressing is the price, compared with component house systems, why would you need anything else in terms of sound and value for your money? What makes this system so unique is its universal connectivity, you can pretty much hook it up to anything you want. Pound per dollar, or dollar per watt, i think my purchase of the Logitech Z-2300 series sound system was by far my best investment in sound quality. Go out and pay big bucks for big brand name electronics, because I believe that if you shop around you can find exactly what your looking for, quality sound for a reasonable price, there is no better system for the cost of this one compared to more popular ones. Cost effectiveness at its finest!
I have these boxes of Logitech 1.5 years in my possession and I am still very happy about it. Everything still works as it should be, and the sound quality is still as good as at the beginning.
Some people have complaints about the bass, and say that it is sounds too loud. I think that those complaints are really unnecessary and irrelevant. The bass can completely be adjusted to your wishes with the supplied control panel. So if you think the bass is annoying, you can completely remove it.
I have connected it to my TV, DVD, MP3 and PC by a shifting system between them. This works very well, and the sound is good. The tones are pretty clear, at the low, middle and high tones.
Perhaps it is an older model, but it is certainly worth the money! I definitely hear the difference between these boxes and cheaper boxes. The bass is an annoying buzzing sound with cheap boxes, whereas it has a nice deep sound from these Logitech Z-2300 boxes. They are really worth the money!!!
THX certified. really good for what you spend. I listen to all kinds of music and was very impressed by the dynamic range of these desk top speakers. I had to adjust the EQ settings on my media player because the bass was overwhelming. Once adjusted, the high, middle and low frequencies reproduced nicely. They also crank very loud without distortion. For gaming, if you prefer 2.1 over 5.1, they are the best. The floor rumbles and my heart can feel even those minute bass.
Mids are lacking a bit and the bass is a little colored until you adjust your EQ. I tried out the Bose and Altec Lansing 2.1 speakers in the same price range and they don't compare if you are much concerned on your pocket.I would recommend these to anybody that likes to listen to music at a reasonable level without getting overblown distortion from some more ordinary 50 level speakers. Don't be put off by 2.1 unless you are a gaming freak. Highly recommended to its competitors.
Very good speakers which, when turned up will make most buildings shake. You won't find any other speakers for this price that deliver the same sort of power. Combine that with THX certified quality and you are on to a winner.
As soon as you get these you will be itching to get them out of the box, and when you do, no matter what you expect - the power will blow you away. The fact that they are so easy to install and use is great. The package as a whole is big but over the last year i've had little problem lugging them around to help with informal parties in big halls to provide background music. In terms of the music - they really do deliver - even when pushed. If you are a keen gamer or movie watcher - these are great as you feel like they are more that 2.1s and the bass really helps you soak up the atmosphere.
If you are looking for massive sound which will make your bones shudder these are for you.
The downsides are that the subwoofer is very big - too big if you ask some people. Also the consequence of this is you do find bass on tracks you never thought had any and maybe sometimes (if you listen to more mellow or classical stuff like I sometimes do), tracks that you don't think should have any. This might mean you have to tweak your equaliser to suit this. Also they could have done with a longer remote with more settings to tweak on it.
So all in all. Poweful, sleek, stylish, powerful, great sound quality, big, poweful, exciting, ground shaking, powerful, oh yeah and did i mention they were powerful? But seriously - if you are into your partying, music, gaming and movies like I am - you won't find anything better for the price.
If you're looking for PC speakers, then Logitech is your best bet. Not only does Logitech have some of the best quality PC speakers you can find but it also is some of the cheapest for what you get.
The Logitech Z-2300 are in my opinion the best deal your gonna get if you're looking for 2.1 speakers for your PC.
If you like it LOUD then these are the speakers for you cause they definitely are loud enough. The sub isn't lacking much either.
So if you're looking for speakers that will shake your house for cheap, then this is what you're looking for. Now sound quality isn't to bad either. It has great lows and highs but i'm not gonna lie, it's lacking mids which gives it some of its more beefy sound. While that can be somewhat fixed with and equalizer on whatever you might be using it is still a little disappointing. But all in all if playing video games, watching movies, or listening to music, these are some pretty good sounding speakers for the price.
DURABILITY AND EASE OF USE 9/10
If you're worried about these thing breaking i'm here to tell you not to. Of course if you drop them from 20 feet or smash them with a sludge hammer they are gonna break but my speakers have taken a decent amount of abuse and are still running just as good as when I bought them 1 year ago. They can also be used for more than just your computer. Hooking them up to your tv, mp3 player, or whatever you want is just as easy as hooking it up to your PC and comes with everything you need. Yhe volume/bass control is sturdy and easy to use also. it would have been nice to have a remote also but hey! You cannot have every hing.
Now you might think 100$ is a lot for a 2.1 speaker system but trust me, as a musician and someone who takes the quality of his sound seriously this isnt a bad deal at all. Especially considering that these can be hooked up to just about anything you want. These speakers are simply one of the best deals you'll find.
They're not perfect. The lack of mids can be a huge deal for some people, but if you dont mind or can get past that, these speakers really do sound pretty good. And you're just not gonna find this quality for a cheaper price.
FINAL SCORE 9/10
I had been considering a speaker upgrade for a long time and have done a lot of research, as far as I could find on the net these seemed to be rated as the best 2.1 speakers for the price
My other consideration where:
Harman Kardon Soundsticks II
Acoustic Energy Aego M Black 2.1 Speakers
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
My speakers just arrived today
The first thing which you really notice about these is the size of the sub its MASSIVE and quite heavy. Make sure before you buy these you have room to fit a
28cm Height Subwoofer
The kit comes with a minijack to phono adapter which is great if you want to use the system with a games console or for other AV sources.
also comes with a conponent audio cable.
The speaker cables are a quite short which is a bit annoying when positioning the speakers.
Speakers are a great build quality, the wired remote is really handy with volume and bass controlls, a headphone socket and a power switch.
Overall These speakers are amazing.
Anybody who loves there music should own a set of these. The sound quality is absolutely breathtaking, and no doubt will impress you every time you listen to them.
The bass is seperately controlled and produces thunderous sound, depending on how loud you want to have them, and believe me, they are loud and the clarity of the sound is spot on.
This is a great speaker system from logitech. The bass sound from it is amazing. This sound which comes out of these speakers is what you would expect from expensive speakers, but buying this will certainly not break your bank. Overall this has brilliant quality sound, it looks good and it is simple to use.
I've had these beauties for the better part of two years now... they are fantastic.
For less than £100 you dont really expect to come away with a PC speaker system of the heighest class, but the 200W RMS output gives this set real power. With the Subwoofer greedily using 120W of this, the system is admittedly bass heavy which for the music i listen to is amazing, but you can adjust the bass at the twist of a nob on the wired in remote controller, to suit any genre, with the volume control also accessible on this remote.
The two satellites at 40W RMS each do justice to any and all ranges, and so the quality of sound coming out of this system is quite staggering.
To give you an idea of the power, i have used these speakers alone to provide music for my last house party, with the speakers facing outdoors, and still the volume was immense. Although a word or warning, if you do intend to turn these up to the max, after a few hours of powerful music the speakers will give out and sound like they have blown. BUT, turn them off, and the next day they are in perfect working order again! I have spilt all forms of liquid around the speakers, taken them all over England, they have taken quite a punishment, and they still work perfectly.
I spent a long time looking for a set of speakers to use upstairs with my PC. I listen to all types of music and I'm quite fussy about sound quality, but I didn't want to spend a fortune. My first port of call was the Bose shop down the road from my house. Their 2.1 speakers sounded brilliant but i did not want to spend £200 on PC speakers. So next I went to the internet to look at what other options were around and which was the best value for money. After some deliberation I went for the Z2300, these seemed the best compromise between price and performance.
For around £90 you get a large, cubic, sub woofer, two small sattelites the neccesary connecing leads and power supply, and a controll unit with which you can change the level of bass and the level of volume. All the units are in silver and black and are they are all stylishly designed with a robust, well-built feel to them. The bass box in particular, is a very heavy, robust unit. There is no magnetic shielding on the bass box and if you put it to close to your monitor or a television you will see lots of pretty colours (at least you can see that there are some serious magnets inside this puppy, which is quite reassuring).
Although not as acoustically adept as the Bose Companions the sound quality of these speakers is staggering for the paltry price, particularly the bass sound which is quite fearfull and actually drowns out the bass on my separates system downstairs (even when the remote bass controll is turned right down!). If anything the bass might be a bit much for some people, however if like me you listen to a lot of bass driven music then you'll be over the moon. The top end and mid range are not quite so impressive and when listening to classical piano pieces the speakers limitations start to show through. Don't get me wrong, the sound quality is fantastic for the price, but if your a real audiophile and you listen mainly to classical music then fork out for the Bose Companions. The only real fault I could find was the remote volume controll is on a wire, so is not truly remote, and the volume controll is a little tempremental (in some positions mine looses one of the channels). But given the price and the quality of sound I can live with this.