Logitech Z520 full 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.