You don’t have to be a die-hard audiophile to expect better quality sound from your multimedia speakers. Most computers, TVs and other media sources come with built-in speakers with anemic audio. To fully experience all of your media—movies, games and music—it’s all about choosing the right stereo setup to suit your needs. Here are just a few tips from Logitech to finding the ideal speaker system.
Listening at Home or at the Office?
Where you plan on setting up your speakers will help determine the best fit. If you’re looking to upgrade your office or home office setup, then desktop-based speakers will be your best bet. You won’t need the bombastic power of a mammoth subwoofer if you’re listening at work, but you’ll also want strong clarity for when you raise the volume without distortion, especially if your PC is your main media source. Unless you’re an audio engineer or an aspiring Spielberg, save the surround sound set-up for entertainment purposes.
For the Theater Buff
Logitech Speaker System Z906 delivers theater-quality sound for your movies, games and music. These speakers offer 5.1 channels of oomph, a 500-watt (RMS) amplifier and 165-watt side-firing subwoofer that lets you hear every detail around you—from whisper-quiet movie dialogue to the thunderous bass of your favorite music.
From movie buffs to hard-core gamers, this surround system is geared to elevate both experiences. With digital and analog inputs, you’ve got the flexibility to customize your set up and can connect up to six audio sources, including your TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, DVR, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, iPod, PC and more for easy access to all your audio. The wall-mountable satellites and a wireless remote let you transform any room into a home theater and make Robin Leach jealous.
For the Desktop Devotee
Powerful subwoofers and surround sound are great if you want to wake up the block and peel the eyebrows off your face but for something more subtle and desktop-friendly, the Logitech Speaker System Z623 delivers excellent audio performance in a space-saving setup. The Z623 is great for those who watch and listen to most of their media on desktop computers, and it comes equipped with a built-in headphone jack for further privacy.
The 2.1 system also provides THX-Certified sound with 200 watts (RMS) of power and an impressive subwoofer that can add rumble to film explosions and depth to kick drums, bass guitars, analog synths and more. Convenience is also key, and the Z623 includes multiple RCA and 3.5 mm inputs for all your music, movie, and gaming devices.
Understanding the lingo is half the battle, but knowing your tech specs makes for informed buying decisions and audio prowess. Check out our full audio glossary and you’ll be rattling off DTS, Clipping and Advanced Audio Coding in no time.
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