Logitech Z520 review
Finished in gloss black with a removable, child-proof metal grille, these wedge-shaped speakers won’t be to everyone’s taste. However, they feel robust and are easy to set up and use – thanks in part to a large on/off/volume dial.
Unusually for a two-channel speaker setup, the Z520 offers a 360-degree ‘surround effect’, which is achieved by building one forward-facing and one rear-facing tweeter into each speaker – although in practice, it doesn’t seem to make much difference to the sound.
Having said that, though, the Z520 does do a decent job of cranking out tunes at reasonable volumes with a clear treble, slightly warm mid-range and fairly punchy bass. However, things go seriously to pot if you crank up the volume or try playing a lot of driving rock and dance, with the Z520 struggling to keep up with the demands placed upon it.
Keep your expectations in line with this system’s price tag and you won’t go far wrong.