Mix and match
The overall balance of the system is a bit bass heavy straight out of the box, but you can calm this down a bit by adjusting the volume level of the subwoofer. But while music is generally punchy and detailed, it lacks some of the mid-range finesse that you get on more expensive home cinema kit. Overall, though, for the price, this system puts in a sterling performance.
Sound choice for gamers
It’s a shame the controls aren’t more immediate and that it lacks features such as a HDMI input, but for those looking for a system to use primarily with a PC or a games console, the Z906 is still a good bet. ®
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Logitech Z906 5.1 surround speakers kit
Over £300 is 'low cost'?
Same world; different planet.
Z-5400 as well
Same as Stuart has said - the LCD display is fine on my Z-5400s and I'd miss it if I ever had to replace it.
To top it all off, I got my speakers (brand new) from a surplus store on-line - I only paid £65 for them (less than three years ago).
Even assuming the new model sounds as good as my current set-up, over £300 is a lot of money IMHO.
I've had a set of the old Z-5400's for 6 years now, and haven't had a single issue nor a reason to upgrade. It feels like a major setback on these new sets to have disposed of the LCD display - I find this really useful. As there is no significant advantage in connectivity options for this over the older sets, plus that really Marmite control box, these can't tempt me to upgrade!
Looks like one of the problem logitech have with these speaker sets is that they are quite good and durable. I got my Z-5450 (wireless Z-5500, less beefy sub) for £200 on TCR over 4 years ago, and it still works perfectly, although the backlight is a bit iffy.
It seems to me that surround systems for PC's have not moved an inch in over 10 years. I still have my Logitech Z-680 - which IMHO is still the Shizzle.