Logitech Z-5500 Digital Speaker System

Initial Impression

Initial Impression & Packaging:

Before I had any clue the massive size of this speaker setup I thought it would be a decent sized box, weighing maybe 30-40lbs. Boy was I wrong!! I got a call from the store today saying that something had come in for me from Logitech, I was excited that they came a day early (thanks UPS!). When I got down to the store, there was a monster box waiting to be picked up, I asked it was mine and one of my employees told me it was. Holy hell! I didn't take any measurements but the box is at least 3ft x 2ft x 2ft weighing in at a hefty 60lbs! Very impressive.

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Underneath the brown shipping container is the retail box, very flashy indeed!

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The packaging inside of the retail box is second to none... In fact they could probably ship these systems w/o the brown box if they wanted too. Thick custom molded styrofoam inserts are perfectly fitted to every piece in the box making sure nothing can shift in transit. It felt good knowing that as I dug further and further in to the box I wasn't going to find anything out of place or broken, the packaging job was just that good.

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On the top level as soon as you open the box you find some cables, the control center, remote, and the center channel speaker. On to the next layer of styrofoam...

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The second layer reveals the massive subwoofer and 4 main surround speakers. Again all wedged nicely in place as not to get damaged. Good job Logitech! I think that it's very important to know that a company doesn't skimp out on proper packaging of their products. I can remember countless times receiving things broken in transit not totally due to the carriers abuse to the package but the underfunded factory packaging.

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23-11-2005, 17:14:17

Dav0s
maybe u can kill me in cs now frag

ow do they compare to a good set of hedphones?Quote

23-11-2005, 17:49:49

FragTek
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Originally Posted by Dav0s
maybe u can kill me in cs now frag

ow do they compare to a good set of hedphones?
TBH Dave it's kind of hard to compare headphones to speakers. My personal preference is speakers over headphones, many people are biased towards headphones. I just don't like having anything bother my head while I'm playing. I like cranking up the speakers and immersing myself that way.

I think it's all personal preference tbh.Quote

23-11-2005, 18:10:41

hawkinsa21
What can I say Frag??? <- - if this smily had a wheelchair, I'd be a dribbling spaz..... no offense to spaz's, but jesus wept on the cross for christiandom, this setup is 1337 as f00k!!

Excellent review Frag, appreciate the time you've put into this mate, wicked pictures and simply nicely done and layed out... That is one HUGE setup!!

Everything looks in place and very shiny, and no distortion at levels your ears can bear is immense, I know you have a setup of Technics mate, and if your anything like me, you've beaten the out of your eardrums over the years, so I expect you can listen louder than your average virginal eared person...

Love the remote.... I know what speakers I'm getting next for my 5.1 for PC, I have the Creative 5100 series currently attached to my xbox, so these are next on the list

Perhaps this is some comeback on your underclocking Opty??

If I could rep you I would big time , ps - Logitech :0wned: everything else on the market!!!Quote

23-11-2005, 18:18:36

FragTek
Thx for the props mate, these speakers are indeed teh 133333337ness!

I can't imagine how awesome they will sound once my new card gets here Quote

23-11-2005, 19:08:00

WC Annihilus
Damn those speakers look nice!

I prefer headphones just because I don't want my parents to be yelling at me for having loud shooting and swearing blaring by the kitchen. Also makes good for playing at bout 3 AM without them knowing .Quote
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