There's no question that these are decent speakers. The reviews are already out there, and they're pretty universally favourable. Tons of gamers have raved about the bass, the bass, the bass. The bass seems to be a particular thing with gamers. They like the bass.
But what about somebody that's not all that interested in the bass?
I'm not a big gamer, first of all. I play games like Civilization and Evil Genius, where things like bass aren't really a going concern.
What I do love, however, is music.
And my old, faithful Sansui stereo died last month.
It was a 900 series shelftop unit series – a component package with turntable, amplifier, CD player, speakers, yadda yadda yadda. It was great, it was over 20 years old, and it was completely goddamn irreperable. Sansui hasn't made parts for it in over a decade.
So I decided to try something a little different. Rather than replace the broken amp, and get back on the merry-go-round of not having enough inputs for all my audio gear (radio, shortwave, CD player, DVD, VCR, two turntables, reel-to-reel deck, and so on), I decided to gear up to a good set of 5.1 computer speakers, where the power is built-in, and get a decent DJ mixer to run into it.
The Logitech won me over on two fronts: good reviews, and multiple inputs. Existing reviews were pretty positive (the bass! the bass!), the price was ... well, expensive, but reasonable within its range, and it came with a whopping array of inputs. Coax, optical, and three stereo inputs or a three-point surround setup, as well as an aux jack. It almost eliminates the need for a mixer... the last selling point I needed.
But I'm setting up a stereo system here. And I like all sorts of music – techno, drum n' bass, jazz, classical, world, rock, metal. Bass is – well – not always such a priority. So I was pretty nervous about the whole thing.
And now – with everything set up and with several hours of serious listening behind me – I'm pleased to be giving the whole thing an overall, somewhat cautious, thumbs up.
I did, however, upgrade the speaker cable up to some quality 12-guage twisted copper, not being too enthusiastic about the chromish stuff they sent along with the system. I never tried the original cabling (hey, I'm only gonna set all this up once), so I have no point of comparison.