Logitech Z623 Computer Speakers: review
December 15, 2010 by Bill Palmer
by Bill Palmer
When it comes to 2.1 computer speakers, the Logitech Z623 is pretty straightforward – but in this case that’s a good thing. There’s nothing too different or left-field or flashy about this particular three piece speaker system, as all black unit comes with a rectangular, almost cubic subwoofer and a pair of node shaped satellites which stand about eight inches tall on your desk. But the Z623 is aimed for users who are more interested in what their speakers sound like, as the audio quality is obvious the minute you fire them up.
At this price point you’re looking for high quality audio in the higher and lower ranges, and just as importantly, the ability to control the ratio of treble to bass. The latter part is taken care of by a bass knob on the right satellite which allows the bass to be positioned anywhere from barely-there to downright thunderous. The separate overall volume knob next to it allows the entire Z623 system to be cranked to neighbor-aggravating volumes (and then some) without a loss of fidelity. The short of it is that these speakers are worth every bit of their $134 price tag.
If there’s one thing not to like, it’s that a quick glance of Logitech’s full line of speaker offerings reveals that some of them have silver lining around the speaker grilles, slightly more unusual shaped satellites, or other features which make them physically stand out a little more than the Z623. But for those who like a conservative-looking set of all-black 2.1 speakers, or who simply place audio quality above styling one way or the other, the Z623 is a strong choice.