High-quality speakers that deliver powerful, room-filling sound and plug-and-play connection to multiple devices.
Simple to use with any computer, TV, tablet, smartphone, or game console. Peak power of 80 watts. Boast deep bass response that adds intensity to music, movies and games. Sleek design makes the speakers outstanding additions in any living room.
Cords to the speakers along with the auxiliary cable are short.
Lightweight, versatile, and expertly constructed speakers that won't break your budget.
Edgy design allows speakers to stand out in any living space. Compact size ensures the speakers can deliver exceptional audio without using too much space. Comes with a convenient headphone jack for private listening. Offers a built-in knob so you can easily adjust the volume.
Sometimes emit audio feedback. Lack USB connectivity. Speaker cords are very short.
A THX-certified 2.1 speaker system that brings your music, movies, and games to life like never before.
Includes a ported, down-firing subwoofer that delivers deep, rich bass. Offers RCA and 3.5mm inputs that make it easy to plug in up to three audio devices at the same time. Boasts 400 watts of peak power to provide studio-quality audio.
More expensive than comparable options. Sometimes cut off in the middle of use.
Terrific speakers that deliver 360-degree sound for crystal-clear audio time and time again.
Offers 30 watts of power to deliver bold, full-range sound. Multiple inputs allow you to simultaneously connect your DVD player, iPod, and other devices to the speakers. Single volume control knob located on the right speaker ensures you can instantly adjust the speakers' volume.
Touching the audio input sometimes causes crackling and humming sounds.
Logitech's easy-to-control Bluetooth speakers immerse you with high-quality sound at an affordable cost.
Offers 80 W of peak power for clear sound at every range. The subwoofers offer strong, unmuffled bass. Thanks to the dual-position setup it adjusts to your entertainment space to shoot out sound across the entire room. There's one dial for complete wireless control.
The Bluetooth sometimes drops unprovoked.
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These days, more people use their computers and laptops as all-around entertainment centers, watching TV episodes, movies, listening to podcasts, and playing video games. External speakers and surround sound speaker systems can make these experiences come alive better than built-in speakers can. Providing a good combination of features and audio quality at appealing sizes and price points, Logitech’s line of computer and multimedia speakers are a popular choice for computer users.
Desktop and laptop computers rarely if ever have full-sounding speakers. Built-in speakers simply aren’t large enough to produce sounds that feel full and immersive. While some computers, including laptops, have greatly improved built-in speakers, especially for their size, a good set of desktop computer speakers almost always perform better.
Logitech has been producing computer accessories since 1981, including the world’s first commercially available computer mouse. Aside from its line of computer speakers, it’s known for its widely used series of computer keyboards and mice, among other accessories. Choosing the right Logitech speakers for your needs means knowing your setup, whether you’d like a smaller or surround sound configuration, and if Bluetooth connectivity is important to you.
Logitech makes speakers in several sizes and setups. Small speakers and bookshelf speakers are ideal for professional or quiet environments. Larger speakers have enough heft to produce a more impressive audio presence. The bigger the speakers, generally the better the sound, but large speakers can be obtrusive in some situations.
Logitech speakers are available in 2.0, 2.1, and 5.1 systems. Paired right-left stereo speakers, or 2.0 speakers, allow for well-spaced stereo sound compared to mono or stereo speakers combined in a single unit. 2.1 sets add a subwoofer to a 2.0 setup, while a 5.1 system of four speakers and a subwoofer allows you to experience real surround sound with front left, center, front right, back left, and back right speakers plus a subwoofer.
Logitech makes many desktop speakers that use wired connections. While an older technology, wired cables can be superior to wireless connections in audio quality, as cables can carry more bandwidth than wireless protocols. They’re often more straightforward to use — just plug and play. However, wireless connections have significantly closed the gap with wired connections in terms of quality and can be more versatile in location and placement.
Logitech’s specialized Logitech G gaming brand offers computer speakers optimized for gaming. If you’re a gamer or spend a lot of time on your computer playing games, Logitech G speakers can enhance your enjoyment with game-optimized performance and lighting effects. For those who don’t spend much time gaming, Logitech’s all-purpose computer speakers may make more sense, especially in office environments.
Logitech takes its name from logiciel, the French word for software. Lausanne, where Logitech is based, is in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.
The drivers of a speaker produce the sound. Drivers can be classified as woofers, which produce sound from 50 Hz to 1 Khz (the mid-range of human hearing) and tweeters, which produce frequencies above 1 KHz. Logitech speakers generally offer one driver per speaker, sometimes coupled with a similar-looking passive radiator to enhance bass frequencies at 20 Hz and below. Typically, the larger the drivers, the better and louder the sound of the speakers.
A subwoofer is a specialized speaker that focuses on enhancing bass frequencies. Subwoofers produce bass frequencies from 20 Hz to 50 Hz that augment the output produced by woofers and tweeters alone. A subwoofer can fill out the sound from even a small pair of stereo speakers, giving weight and presence to whatever’s being played. Speaker systems with subwoofers end in “.1” to indicate the presence of a subwoofer, such as 2.1 or 5.1.
Surround sound creates the illusion of being immersed in the sound produced by a speaker system. Surround sound is great for entertainment like movies or video games — it can make you feel as if you’re inside the movie or game you’re enjoying. Surround sound can be generated by just two speakers, but at its best, it comes from a set of five (5.1) or seven (7.1) speakers physically placed around the listener.
Logitech makes 2.1 and 5.1 surround sound speakers for computers, home theater systems, and game consoles. Logitech surround-sound speakers are compatible with surround sound standards such as THX, Dolby Digital, and DTS.
Logitech speakers offer various ways of connecting to computers and audio sources. The simplest connections use a standard 3.5-millimeter headphone or aux jack to plug into a computer’s headphone or aux-out port. Other Logitech speakers can plug into your computer’s USB port. Logitech also makes wireless and wireless-capable speakers that use Bluetooth to connect to an audio source. Its gaming-focused speakers can use optical connections to hook up to gaming consoles. Some Logitech wireless speakers have a feature that allows them to sense and switch between two Bluetooth audio sources.
If you use a pair of wired headphones regularly, you can connect them directly to many Logitech speakers that offer a headphone jack conveniently placed for that purpose. These headphones can benefit from the volume control and amplification provided by the Logitech speakers and also make up for your computer’s headphone port occupied by the Logitech speakers’ own aux cable.
Logitech’s G series gaming speakers sport the ability to display lighting effects. These speakers come with LED lights that can be controlled by the user to pulse or flash in time with the audio, or create ambient lighting effects based on the image on the screen, adding more depth to the experience and enhancing enjoyment.
Logitech speakers often have physical controls on one of the main stereo speakers. These almost always include volume control and may include knobs to control bass and treble. These controls are sometimes found on the subwoofer if one is part of the system you’ve chosen. Some Logitech speakers include separate control units with either wired or wireless connections, including remote controls.
Logitech’s most affordable speakers cost from $15 to $40. Among these models are 2.0 stereo systems with simple volume controls. Some also offer headphone jacks for external wired headphones, or both a headphone jack and an aux jack.
Logitech’s mid-range speakers cost from $40 to $100. In this price range are models with front-firing bass ports or passive radiators, providing fuller, richer audio. You can also find some 2.1 systems here, and systems with RCA or wireless Bluetooth connections.
The most expensive Logitech speaker systems cost from $120 to $400. These are 2.1 or 5.1 surround sound systems with multiple speakers, a subwoofer, and control units. They feature a variety of inputs including optical and wireless and are comparable to competitors in sound quality.
Speakers can sometimes be described as flat. A flatter pair of speakers is more accurate, but many people feel speakers with added emphasis to the bass or mid-range sound more pleasing.
A. Many Logitech speakers can be connected to TVs or media centers with the right connectors. Logitech speakers that have 3.5-millimeter headphone jacks (also known as aux jacks) can be connected to any device that has the matching jack as an audio output, including many TVs. Some Logitech speakers also sport RCA audio jacks present on many TVs. They’re color-coded red for right and white for left.
A. No, Logitech speakers don’t come with built-in microphones. You also can’t plug a microphone into Logitech speakers with front-facing headphone jacks or aux jacks, as those are outputs, not inputs.
A. Logitech’s wireless speakers sometimes need to be reset if they aren’t behaving properly or optimally. Resetting wireless Logitech speakers usually involves holding down the Bluetooth pairing button or control until an indicator light starts flashing. Consult your Logitech speaker manual for specifics.