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Michael C Jan 12, 2010, 03:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I am getting some of these tonight for $120, I believe that's a good price. I have Z-2300's right now and while they're great I would like the 5.1 a lot I believe. Does anyone else have the Z-5300's and if so, how are they? How's the bass?


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kOrny Jan 12, 2010, 03:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
One of my friends has the Z-5500's and they're pretty good. Nice deep sounding bass, but the speakers are rather high-pitched and cheap sounding. He has them arranged around his room and together, at a loud volume, they sound nice. He listens to mostly bass heavy music. Lots of R&B, rap, techno, etc. He's played some metal (Killswitch Engage, He is Legend, The Devil Wears Prada) while I've been at his house. Sounds alright. There are lots of settings so I'm sure if he f**ked around with them he'd get a better sound.

I prefer to listen to music out of REAL speakers though ;)

LEntless Jan 12, 2010, 04:07pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
Buy them- if they aren't set to your taste, sell them for more!

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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
Z5300e freaking rock.I hope you love bass because man these bad boys kick some out.I wish i hadnt sold mine.But i didnt have the room and my neighbors were bitching about the booming

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~Vel Jan 12, 2010, 06:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
The design of Logitech drivers tend to suffer from a lack of mid-tones... I learned this after buying my Z-2300 set. Search Google for 'speakers midtones' no quotes and you'll see what I mean. I have no complaints with the subwoofer though, I've kept that and bought a set of Creative Gigaworks T20 II speakers. [/rant]

Concerning a 5.1 system, you can't really complain for $120. It's a budget system so it's basically made just to get the job done. Many will say that they hear no issues with mid-tones and if it works for you, all the power to you. As long as you don't go around and compare different speakers by actually listening to them you'll be good to go.

Liquid Shadow Jan 12, 2010, 08:23pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
I own the Z-5500 set myself, I have listened to the Z-2300 too. From what I have heard, I would highly recommend them. Despite what other might say about the lack of mids in the Logitech, you might find yourself in love with them, I know I did.

Contrary to what others say, I actually find that the Z-5500 doesn't lack in mids, but rather the highs, it sounds rather dull comparing to my Alesis studio monitors, which could be attributed to the lack of a dedicated tweeter. But then again, I paid way more for the Alesis than the Logitech.

If you already own the Z-2300 like you said, then by all means get the Z-5300, especially since you love your Z-2300 already.



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Michael C Jan 12, 2010, 08:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
Have them all installed and rockin'. Already like them better than my Z-2300's, simply because of 5.1. I have a pretty good system in my car so anything I hear doesn't sound good to me(and I play guitar) through tons of equipment. These Z-5300's are great overall, quite happy with the purchase.

Liquid Shadow Jan 12, 2010, 08:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
Congrats Michael, Logitech is my first pick when it comes to computer speakers. Although I primarily listen to music through my studio monitors, I will never get rid of my Z-5500.



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Michael C Jan 13, 2010, 10:45am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
Thanks man. I had to buy a 5.1 Console Adapter to use them with my PS3 though, cost $18 because I had to order it over the net. Local places around here never carry such items so I end up paying much more than needed :(

Liquid Shadow Jan 13, 2010, 11:05am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
The PS3 has not digital out?



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Michael C Jan 13, 2010, 11:24am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
I'm playing my PS3 through my Hanns-G HDMI LCD and it only has one input, so I would be running 2.1 instead of 5.1 I believe. This way I can run all speakers and the sub. This is what it looks like:

http://www.frontierpc.com/ProductImages/Large/10745898.jpg

Liquid Shadow Jan 13, 2010, 11:41am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
Oh nevermind sorry, I'm an idiot. I kept thinking that you got the Z-5500 instead of the Z-5300. The Z-5300 doesn't take digital like the 5500.

In any case, using that adapter will not give you true 5.1 as you are only redistributing a stereo signal, maybe you are already aware of that.

What would be best in your case, although it might cost a little more money, is to get a digital to analogue converter that converts the digital out on the PS3 (I'm pretty sure it has digital audio out) and convert that into analogue 5.1 for your Z-5300. I've never searched for this kind of product but I'm sure they exist.



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Michael C Jan 13, 2010, 11:54am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
You're right about that, there are such things, but they are expensive and don't work particularly well from what I've read. I know I won't be getting 'true' 5.1, but it will work for me. You know, I just bought this 28" LCD to watch movies and play PS3 games on, then I see this posted locally. Yes it's a Sharp, but $400 is CHEAP. Almost thinking of picking it up just because, lol.

http://fredericton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-electronics-1080p-...Z179231607

Liquid Shadow Jan 13, 2010, 11:59am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
Damn that's pretty cheap. Although at that size, I would want a resolution that's higher than 1080p, I want to use it as a monitor and not a TV lol



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Michael C Jan 13, 2010, 12:01pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
Yeah, but as a TV(blu-ray, PS3 etc) it would be pretty good. I could just use my monitor mainly for my PC. Hook the Z-5300's up to the TV and hook the Z-2300's back up to my PC. Just a thought :)

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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
ya i'd recommend z-5300's. For the price they offer pretty okay sound quality.

I've owned z-5500's ever since they came out and I agree with what this guy said.
The design of Logitech drivers tend to suffer from a lack of mid-tones...

I compare them to my yamaha 5.1 set from my home theater and the midtones are definitely a weak spot of this set. To compensate for lack of mid's, the highs are less vivid and the bass from the sub crosses over at 120hz instead of 80hz thx which is a disappointment but for the price, this set is one of the best buys. The z-5300's are very similar except the set as a whole is less powerful. I am not really sure why logitech uses one driver instead of the typical tweeter/mid/sub.

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Liquid Shadow Jan 13, 2010, 01:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
sovietdoc said:
ya i'd recommend z-5300's. For the price they offer pretty okay sound quality.

I've owned z-5500's ever since they came out and I agree with what this guy said.
The design of Logitech drivers tend to suffer from a lack of mid-tones...

I compare them to my yamaha 5.1 set from my home theater and the midtones are definitely a weak spot of this set. To compensate for lack of mid's, the highs are less vivid and the bass from the sub crosses over at 120hz instead of 80hz thx which is a disappointment but for the price, this set is one of the best buys. The z-5300's are very similar except the set as a whole is less powerful. I am not really sure why logitech uses one driver instead of the typical tweeter/mid/sub.


Perhaps a single driver configuration is cheaper to manufacture?



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<a class= Jan 13, 2010, 01:58pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
ya prolly

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kOrny Jan 13, 2010, 02:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Michael C said:
You're right about that, there are such things, but they are expensive and don't work particularly well from what I've read. I know I won't be getting 'true' 5.1, but it will work for me. You know, I just bought this 28" LCD to watch movies and play PS3 games on, then I see this posted locally. Yes it's a Sharp, but $400 is CHEAP. Almost thinking of picking it up just because, lol.

http://fredericton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-electronics-1080p-...Z179231607

Damn dude go get that RIGHT NOW!!!

Michael C Jan 13, 2010, 02:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
LOL, I know right, I really should - but I just spend $526 on a new monitor and speakers!

G. G. Jan 13, 2010, 03:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers
Michael,

Congrats on getting the Z-5300s... i'm sure you will be happy with them.

Too bad did look into the Z-5500's... yes, I know they cost alot more... but you do get alot more as well.... The Z-5500 would have supported 5.1 for 5.1 analog direct, optical, and coaxial digital, both DD and DTS. Then you also have headphones and stereo analog input as well... Lots more power overall and a huge 10" sub. I currently have the Z-680 which is the predessor to the Z-5500.


BUT.... I think there is a way to get your Z-5300 to support multiple sources with 5.1 support... and that is with a reciever. The reciever needs to have 5.1/7.1 line out that you can feed to your Z-5300 and then from all your sources, you feed the reciever either optical or coaxial digital. Then use the reciever as a switcher. Heck, maybe there is a device that does the same thing but is dedicated soley for this purpose without being a full blown reciever.

In this way, you can use your computer, blue ray, ps3, or whatever in full 5.1 to your Z-5300.

BUT.............. there is a catch if you go with a reciever with line level output... and that is you will need to get a cable converter going from coaxial at the reciever end to 3/8" mini connector on the Z-5300 end.




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