Review: Logitech Z906 Speaker System Delivers Deep Sound For Your Games


By: Thomas Riccardi

When you think about gaming on your PC, the first thing that comes to mind is the PC itself and its collection of hardware that runs all the latest and greatest games at phenomenal frame rates. Being able to run games in ultra-quality with framerates exceeding 60 frames per second makes some console players a bit jealous. You can have a great system with a top-of-the-line graphics card and CPU and 32GB of ram, but there is one component that is also important to the gaming experience as well: sound.

If you have a top-of-the-line rig but are using store-bought speakers, the experience is going to be anti-climactic. Logitech thought the same thing and after months of development, they have come up with their latest speaker system: the Z906. But is this system up to par with some of the bigger names out there or does it fall flat?

When you first open the massive box, you will see there are five speakers (including a center channel), a massive subwoofer, and a control deck to tie everything together. This system can put out up to 1000 watts of sound and supports Dolby Digital, DTS, and THX. You can hook this up to your gaming rig or your television to get the most out of not only your games, but movies and music as well. It also allows you to connect up to six devices to this setup, so you could connect game systems or a PC, plus other devices and get surround sound that you can both hear and feel. The subwoofer puts out a deep bass that seems to course through your body and the satellite speakers make you feel the action, as if feeling someone breathing right behind you.

One of the greatest additions to this setup has to be the remote control that comes with it. As with typical remotes, you can adjust settings on the fly from the comfort of your own couch. However, there aren’t many systems that allow you to adjust the volume of each individual speaker! Yes, you heard me right – you can increase or decrease each individual speaker as well as the subwoofer. Or, if you wanted to just have the speakers and not the subwoofer, you can mute them all with a click of a button! I was also impressed with how easy the remote was to use and the power with which you can control the system all within the palm of your hand.

There are a few things that do hold back the Z906, though, and the first is its price point. At around $400, it is a little steep to pay that much for an audio system. Also, the instructions – while concise – are a bit vague in spots. For example, they say you can wall mount the speakers with the appropriate hardware, but they do not tell you what hardware you can use. Further, it would have been nice to have either a microphone and/or a headphone jack, but alas, there is not one in the center console. Finally, the provided 3.5mm cable that connects the subwoofer to the PC (or your device or choice) is short and while I managed to get it connected, it was a stretch.

Even with these minor drawbacks, the Logitech Z906 is a system that needs to be experienced, as it will deliver theater quality sound to your own living room. For more information on this and other products that are made by gamers for gamers, head over to Logitech’s website and get ready to experience your games like you have never experienced them before.

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