Logitech Speaker System Z523 comparison

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Logitech Speaker System Z523

Logitech Speaker System Z523
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Audioengine 2 (white)

Audioengine 2 (white)
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Pioneer SP-SB23W

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BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset

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Price $78 to $99 at 6 stores $41 to $68 at 8 stores $199 at 1 store $396 to $399 at 3 stores $44 to $74 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
1.5 stars Poor
    Overall score: 3.7 (1.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 6 reviews 3.5 stars out of 6 reviews 3.5 stars out of 7 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 2.5 stars out of 55 reviews
Release date July 14, 2009 July 14, 2009 July 07, 2009 June 25, 2013 August 06, 2010
The Bottom Line While it won't blow you away with its sound quality, if you're looking for an affordable PC speaker-plus-subwoofer system, the Z523 is one of the best speaker systems in its price class. Logitech's Z323 speakers project adequate sound at low levels, but if you turn up the volume, the audio has an unacceptable lack of clarity and severely distorted bass. We recommend that you stay away from these speakers and spend an extra $10 on the Logitech Z523, one of the best speaker-plus-subwoofer systems in its price class. Though they're not cheap, the Audioengine 2 speakers are an ideal combination of compact size and good looks, delivering great sound for their size. The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations. The BlueAnt Q2 is yet another BlueAnt winner, with new Bing-411 features and fantastic call quality even in windy situations.

Basic specs

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System Components 2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 speakers
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
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Connectivity Technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Wireless - Bluetooth
Audio System Max Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable 60 Watt
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Audio Amplifier Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
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Microphone Operation Mode Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Mono
Microphone Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in
Nominal Output Power (Total) 40 Watt
30 Watt
30 Watt
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Color Info unavailable Info unavailable High-gloss white
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Sound Output Mode Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Mono
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 in x 5.2 in x 6 in
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Headphones Form Factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable In-ear - Over-the-ear mount
Product Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Headset - Wireless - Bluetooth
Product Description Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset - Headset
Built-in Decoders Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Dolby Digital
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Speaker System Details 2 x Right/left channel speaker
1 x Subwoofer
2 x Right/left channel speaker
1 x Subwoofer
2 - 15 Watt - 65 - 22000 Hz
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Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
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Speaker Type Active
Active
2-way - Active
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Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
2 years warranty
3 years warranty
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Recommended Use Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Cellular phone
Product Description Logitech Z 523 - PC multimedia speaker system
Logitech Z 323 - PC multimedia speaker system
Audioengine 2 - PC multimedia speakers
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Packaged Quantity Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
Response Bandwidth 48 - 20000 Hz
55 - 20000 Hz
65 - 22000 Hz
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Product Type 2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
PC multimedia speakers
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