Unboxing - So I bought this set tonight because I play a lot of video games and want to bring my video games to life, without having to wear a dang headset all the time. I was super excited and got home and set it all up, and setting it up was a snap! It was all color coded and very plug and play! There is the 3.5mm jacks and basic audio red and white connections. No hdmi or optic or any other kind of connection.
Design - I have always been one to like simple speaker designs that are subtle, but these look almost kind of silly to me, there is no covers or even metal covering the speakers, it's just a thin cloth, which is a cool idea, but it's not very protective and kind of looks weird, again personal preference there.
Sound - The speakers sound... OK. Nothing great, not bad, just ok. The sub is nice, but it's the only speaker set up I have had with a sub for my computer so idk what it compares to. The speakers themselves just seem like 5 cheap speakers that you would get with any new desktop, and there is supposedly small tweeters in these but I don't believe it, the little round spot on top isn't a tweeter, it just looks like one... What a waste of money and time on that one Logitech... :/ Now I do have one serious problem with mine that I'm actually planning to return them because of. There is a lot of noise coming through the speakers almost like your phone is about to ring next to speakers and it won't go away, and it's not the connection from the computer to the speakers so I think it has to do with the whole set up... So fair warning, make sure you check when you unbox these bad boys, I may just have a dud, who knows, it happens all the time.
Features - Again there is only 2 types of input, 3.5mm jacks or the A/V style red and white plugs on the sub woofer. The center speaker has sort of a hooking mechanism like a webcam that allows it to sit comfortably and safely on the monitor. There is a bass knob on the back of the sub and a master volume and the on/off switch is on the front right speaker. If I'm not mistaken the last surround sound Logitech made for computer had a separate wired remote that controlled bass, treble, volume, on/off, and had a button that was called Matrix. Matrix would add a nice reverb like tone to it giving it a live feel and softened the sound making it feel surround, even though it was still stereo. But the z506 does not have this wired remote, nor does it have treble control or the matrix control... Also these speakers do not come with covers, and they can't be mounted. Yet, the last model you could do all of these things, AND they all had stands... So features is really lacking...
Overall - I am not really impressed with these speakers. I love the idea of surround sound for playing my video games but these just aren't what I'm looking for. I'm no audiophile but I'm not deaf, and I know what sounds good and what's worth $100, and to me, these aren't worth the price. If you need a budget surround sound, this is you! If you just want good speakers, go with the Klipsch, that's what I'm going to get tomorrow.