Logitech has four new PC speakers for 2009, ranging in price from $69.99 to $129.99. None of the new speakers are USB-powered and all feature what the company calls "360-degree sound," which "helps project audio evenly in all directions."
The company's gone away from the modern, squarish design of its USB-powered Z5 omnidirectional speakers and gone with a more traditional PC speaker design. Two of the new models ship with subwoofers and two don't. Logitech says all its new PC speaker systems will ship this month (we'll be getting review samples soon).
If you're looking for a sweet spot in the line, it's probably the subless Z320, which carries a list price of $69.99. Here's the quick rundown of all the models and check out the slideshow below.
- Z323 ($69.99): 5.3 inches x 3.4 inches x 8 inches with 2-inch dome drivers in the satellites and a 4-inch down-firing subwoofer.
- Z320 ($69.99): 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches x 7.8 inches with 2-inch concave dome drivers (no sub).
- Z523 ($99): 5.2 x 3.4 x 7.7 inches with 2-inch dome drivers in the satellites and 4-inch down-firing subwoofer with 6.5-inch pressure driver.
- Z520 ($129.99): 6.5 inches x 4.8 inches x 9.1 inches with 2-inch dome drivers and an "amplified two-way design for clear, natural acoustics."