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Logitech - Z323 Speaker System - Black

Model: 980-000354SKU: 1200842

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1814 reviews

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Rating 2.7 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    Jonathan
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    I've spent over 50 on other kinds of speakers, so I wasn't expecting this to be good. I had bought this as a replacement for an older pair of Logitech speakers that we paired with the desktop back in 2009. To say that the speakers were tinny, quiet, and subpar would be an understatement. I decided to get this, to see how it a Logitech speaker system of the price point of the 2009 speakers would sound. To say the least, this was better than expected. The bass was far better, mostly because of the subwoofer. Some of the people here are complaining about the bass, but you have to understand that the amount of bass is customizable on the subwoofer itself. A simple dial changes it from no bass to an excessive amount of bass. You can listen to music and see which intensity of bass you want. It is ridiculous to say there is too much bass or not enough bass with the options given to you with the subwoofer. The sound was far clearer tha the speakers I had in 2009. The sound sounded like our LG Portable Speaker, which had cost 120$. IF you need a budget pair of speakers, this is impressive. If you have the money for something better, go for it. But this is good for a budget.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hollowed Be Thy Sound

    Posted
    GabexP

    This budget computer speaker set is quite average, an overrated product producing excessive bass with one dimensional sound. Before I purchased this product, I was testing out the Insignia NS-PSD5321, a more affordable alternative; the latter initially produced superb sound producing brilliant highs synchronized with rumbling yet powerful bass. However that same day I assumed that this Logitech product would deliver more taste to the sound, under the product's claims that the Logitech speakers offered 360 degree sound as well as a base boom with the subwoofer. To my dismay, this Logitech model underperformed. First, the satellite speakers delivered a hollow sound. It was difficult to differentiate the various atmospheric noises in the Halo 4 multiplayer; Drake's Hotline Bling was increasing unenjoyable as well through the two speakers. As for the subwoofer, it rumbled at the key of almost every bass-producing aspect in both music and gaming (Halo and Rockband with some songs on my mp3 player). I would not recommend this product because it is overpriced compared to its contending products, failing to suffice its promises of excellent sound. Once again, it produces hollow noises, undeserving of the title "sound," and although it does keep up to its promise of 360 degree delivery, it fails at sound quality and differentiation.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good speakers, so-so buying experience

    Posted
    jms1

    For the money (on sale at $45 + tax), these speakers work really well. Clean sound, with surprisingly good bass for a 4" "subwoofer" driver. The CNET review complained about insufficient bass at high volumes - I think there's plenty of it to rock out at my desk, I don't expect this little system to rock a rave :-) My only complaint is with the Best Buy buying experience. I paid for it online, to pick up at the local store. Got the email that it will be ready in about 45 minutes, and as I had some errands to run, I did not wait for the final confirmatory email. About 2+ hours later, I arrive at the store, and they say it's still not ready, there's a "hold" on the purchase. The clerk doesn't know why or how much longer it will take, and suggests cancelling the online purchase and buying it off the shelf (it's in stock, that was not the problem). He goes to get it for me, rings it up, and when I swipe my credit card, I see it's $10 more. I guess $45 was the online sale price, in-store it's $55. Had to cancel that, told him to honor the on-line price. No problem, he says, Best Buy will honor or beat any price. Great, but if I hadn't noticed, I would have been charged an extra $10.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Odd Execution

    Posted
    Jimbo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I checked out a few different desktop speakers in the store, and these were the only ones that met all of my need (decent power, vol adjustment for subwoofer, input jack and headphone jack). They sound decent enough, but still tend to be either too boomy or too hollow, and somehow both at the same time. But it'll suffice. The price was decent. The main problem with these is the odd execution of the volume knob for the sub, and one of the speaker connections. The knob for sub volume adjustment is on the back of the sub, making it awkward to change the volume of it, because typically you would have the sub placed out of the way. Mine is on the floor underneath my desk. The knob for this would ideally be on one of the satellite speakers. For whatever reason, the connection for the RH speaker (on the back of the sub) is a VGA cable style. Why on Earth is this necessary? The LH speaker is your standard RCA jack. I see no reason why both speakers wouldn't connect with RCA jacks. Once it's set up it's not really a big deal, but it's still an odd way of going about it. I've never seen a speaker system set up this way. Bluetooth connectivity would have been a nice touch, but there are inputs for an external source on the back of the sub, and a 3.5mm input jack on one of the satellite speakers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid speaker set

    Posted
    Allison
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    I bought this speaker to go with my Sony USB Stereo Turntable (on the recommendation of one of the Best Buy experts in store). You have to put the switch on the back of the turntable to "line" instead of "phono," but that's it. The sound is incredibly clear. In fact, I kind of expected and wanted more static! But I did hear a little static with an old LP, so its just well made. It wasn't a super expensive speaker but the sound is great. I'll admit that when I first hooked it up to the turntable and played a record, I was a little skeptical about its quality. But now that I've had it several months and used it a lot, I'm really happy with my purchase. Maybe you can buy more expensive and higher quality speakers, but for what I wanted, I'd give it a 10/10.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound at any price

    Posted
    richmanfl

    Purchased on Black Friday weekend, and got it for a steal at $29.99 vs. the 89.00 list price. I was purchasing for a replacement for my desktop system where I do a lot of video composing and music. So quality was important. But my office was upstairs, so I got lazy and just hooked it up to my home entertainment PC which feeds my 50 inch LCD. I put on YouTube music and it was surprising.... rich sound and good volume. Then I decided to play the movie The Expendables and turn the volume up to mid way. No only did it shock me as to the richness of the sound, but the power was incredible. The bomb explosions shook the sliding glass door about 7 Ft away. It has now replaced my home theatre as the sound is rich and powerful enough to fill the room. Only drawback....I have to get another set for my office, and will not find a deal like that again, but at 60.00, it s still worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Sound Quality

    Posted
    Targzissian
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    I picked up the Logitech Z323 in order to replace a set of speakers I'd been using for the past decade, on which the connectors had become finicky. I was hoping that, given ten years of technological change, a small, inexpensive set of 2.1 speakers would perform just as well as a somewhat more expensive set I had purchased years earlier. The gamble didn't pay off. I'm not even a real audiophile, and I found the sound quality intolerable. These just didn't reproduce music, voice, or sound effects to anything near the accuracy of the old Altec Lansing speakers I was replacing. Everything sounded muffled or distorted, regardless of how I played with the controls. Ultimately I returned these, and after trying out the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1, which had their own issues, I eventually settled on the Logitech Z623. If you are looking for a set of 2.1 speakers you can use all the time, forget the Z323, and consider the Z623, which have much better sound quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker set with bass control for the price

    Posted
    Tullio
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I usually don't get too involved with my reviews since most won't read anything long winded. Put it simply that Logitech is the leader in my book for great sound at a price point. My old Logitech Z313 soeaker system was used in my construction office on my desk but really needed to adjust the bass. I bought the Logitech model Z323 because it DID have bass control. Not disappointed and the sound quality is excellent for a $50 price point. Didn't want to spend $100 for an office system and didn't need that type of system. You will not have a audiophile system and you shouldn't for $50 so that that in account. Buy it and see for yourself. Thanks...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sound for the money

    Posted
    Luis
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    I needed to look for a set of speakers to replace some really old off brand ones that barely squeezed a decibel of noise and for the money these speakers are fun out of the box and really got a small sub that packs a punch Overall they got great sound and give you a surround like feel and currently I got the bass levels set to low with the control knob found at the back of the sub itself. You dont need it all that high to get that boom especially if you're in an apartment and dont want to disturb the neighbors. Wish they shared the same mentality... Logitech as a brand has always delivered quality at a reasonable price so I got no complaints and rate this product as a very good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mind Blown

    Posted
    Aspain
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    I so badly needed new speakers for gaming, music etc. I knew i didn't want any cheapys like my last set, so I strolled into Best Buy. After asking a best Buy rep. about computer speakers and pondering the vast array of choices, i made the decision to purchase these beauties. I was so leary as to their true quality. little did i know my mind would be blown and my room would become a sanctuary. Forget surround sound, forget speaker bars, these my friends are the best thing to hit store shelves. The sound quality is so crisp and that bass? Turn it up! This may sound biased and you'd be correct in thinking that but you haven't a clue until you test these puppies out for yourself. Gaming? Pfff yeah! Music? Of course! Movies? Absolutely! Logitech is a great brand and they know their stuff. This is just one of their beautiful masterpieces. To all that have acquired these window busters, ENJOY!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers for the price

    Posted
    Jtusmc1989
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    From the reviews I read on Google, Best Buy, Amazon, and anywhere else I could find reviews, I knew these were the speakers I was going to get. One thing that I could not figure out was if it had an Auxiliary port. I bought them anyway. Glad I did. Ladies and Gentlemen, this set of speakers is perfect for just about everything. It does have volume control, subwoofer control on back of subwoofer, and it does have a headphone jack and an Auxiliary jack. It has a good subwoofer, and it has great volume while always clear. It also has great sound with all types of music. I know because I listen to everything. Very satisfied with my decision and purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expensive Soundbars Beware

    Posted
    Buyer
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    Logitech makes solid speakers for not a lot of money. I purchased these for my parents and they do not disappoint. This model as a nice sound and they can get quite loud before distorting. The bass is definitely present but not overpowering while watching a movie. Since the sub is downward firing though it can be amplified depending on the surface it is sitting on. We hooked these speakers up to the TV as the ones built in were absolutely awful. The wiring has good length and the set up is very easy. Highly recommended to those wanting a relatively cheap solution for better TV sound. I previously purchased the surround sound Z506 model for myself and although they do sound better overall, the difference is not worth the extra money if you are not specifically looking for surround sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound for the price

    Posted
    KenG

    My little speakers started crackling so I needed a new set.. These were actually a little more than I wanted to spend but I was able to compare them to others in store. I got them home, hooked them up and was wowed by the overall sound quality. They are not exceptionally loud but very clear across the volume range. A lot of smaller speaker sets have terrible bass, either too booming or non existent. This set has a good sub woofer adjustment that allows you to adjust your bass to your tastes. Hooking them up is a bit different than other sets but in no way difficult. My one complaint is that the speaker cords are a bit short for me. The cords are adequate for smaller spaces though. The bottom line is that these speakers sound great! I'm really glad I spent the extra $15-20

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker for beginner

    Posted
    Andy
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    At 7.9 inches tall by 3.4 inches wide by 5.3 inches deep, the two satellite speakers are small enough to fit on a desk and take up little space. Its long cord connects to a 4-inch subwoofer that you can tuck under a desk and out of the way. The satellites design doesn't blow us away. The glossy black exterior attracts fingerprints and dust, and Logitech didn't give it mesh faceplates to protect the two delicate drivers. The satellites have a curved design that angle them up into the air, which adds to the pseudo surround-sound experience because of the forward- and rear-facing drivers. Having owned several speaker systems through the years and generally finding the Logitech series a bit on the bassy side overall, I was excited to be able to test out the new Z323 set to see how their systems have come along

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A Bit Disappointing

    Posted
    Gruesome
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Read a lot of reviews for this system before the purchase and more were flattering than not. I do not know what kind of sound those reviewers are accustomed to but I am disappointed with them. Trebel sounds too tinny, even after several adjustments on both the computer and the speakers,.....almost annoying. The subwoofer was reviewed as having a room-shaking effect....NOT. That being said, I was, after much adjustment, able to adjust the sound to a level that my Wife, who uses the system the most, is happy with. And NO I am NOT an audiophile snob who listens to high-end audio equipment. Next time though, I will buy separate components (speakers/amp/ sub-woofer). --Listening at LOW volume--for now--

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too confusing.

    Posted
    Patroe
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    I found this speaker system too confusing to use. I hooked it up to the stereo system I purchased, but had to not only use the separate volumes on the speakers, but also the one on my system, and my system sounded better without the speakers. I tried to use them with my brand new laptop and the speakers hummed, so had to unhook them. The bass is plenty loud enough, to the point that it sounds like it's separate from the sound of the speakers, and they just don't marry well, and the bass just boomingly thuds, rather than enhancing the bass sound of the music playing. I haven't had the ride yet, but am going to be returning it to my nearest store as soon as I'm able.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best value/performance for a computer speaker

    Posted
    HappyVaker

    For this price, these are great speakers. Really wanted a volume control pod like the Z313 model. Glad I went for these. I was messing around in the Realtek audio settings and clicked on "party" in the equalizer portion. They came alive. Listening to Queen right now. The bass control on the sub is needed (Z313 does not have this). The connections on this model are top notch. But I'm just an average guy. Kind of wanted a bit more volume when away from the computer on a few occasions. MORE than enough when in your face. Two year warranty. One complaint: there are two speakers housed in each left and right speaker. There are no covers over these so care must be taken when picking them up. Could be an issue with kids/friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

    Posted
    Rick
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    Wanted to upgrade my Logitech speakers to have better control of bass. These have a separate volume control for the "sub-woofer," mounted right on it. (I personally don't agree with calling a 4" speaker a "woofer.") Its much easier than setting controls via my PC to just turn the speaker up or down without affecting the volume of the L-R speakers. Sound quality is good for my ears, damaged as they are by wearing headphones (turned way up!) at work. No, they're not the best for an audiophile, but what computer system truly is? I download a lot of music, and have had to turn the "subwoofer" down several times to prevent rumbling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    bass-heavy even with subwoofer turned down

    Posted
    Foolscap

    I suppose that these days speaker makers largely target the sort of people who put enormous subwoofers in their cars that make them rattle and are audible half a block away even with the car windows closed and listen to music that is a victim of the Loudness Wars... but if you want to actually listen to music, these are not the speakers for you. I'll be taking these back ASAP. I should also add that Best Buy--at least the Waterfront Best Buy in Munhall, PA--is not a good place to audition speakers. You have no way to select what you get to listen to, so no chance to bring in a favorite piece of music that you are familiar with. You'll find the speakers, and especially the subwoofers, cranked; turn them down--that's a standard trick of audio sales.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Speakers!

    Posted
    ATXNATHAN
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    I live in an apartment that came with a built-in computer desk with minimal space and pretty much located at the center of the apt floor plan so I was looking for a set of desktop PC speakers with a great sound and an adjustable sub-woofer bass level for when it gets later in the evening/night so i can keep the volume up a bit but turn the bass down some to not disturb my neighbors. Well, this speaker set had everything I was looking for and now that I've had it for over a week and have used it on a daily basis I can say these are perfect for my current setup. I would highly recommend these speakers to anyone currently in the market and act fast because they are on sale right now too! Can't beat the price and the quality of these speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend