And As Easy To Use

This 5.1 System Is as Cheap as a Bluetooth Speaker

February 27, 2019 Tech By

Logitech just announced a 5.1 speaker system that’s as easy to use as a Bluetooth speaker. And it’s just as cheap. The Logitech Z606 5.1 speaker system brings surround sound to your TV, computer or smartphone — almost any source — and it only costs $130. It has built-in Bluetooth so you can wireless stream audio to the system from a number of different sources, and it’ll also work with any device with RCA or 3.5mm inputs.

The system comes with six total speakers — left, right and center channels, as well as two rear satellites and a 5.25-inch subwoofer — that can deliver up to 160-watts of power. Logitech claims the system is easy to install, too. It comes with two 20-foot long cables for rear-satellite speakers, giving you the freedom to place them just about anywhere around your office or home theater room. Logitech designed the system so that “you won’t have to rearrange your room.” Again, it’s made to be easy.

The promise of surround sound that’s this cheap and easy does come with its downsides, of course. The system doesn’t support the latest surround sound technologies, such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Nor is the system built with sound optimizing technologies, which is what Sonos speakers (TruePlay) or Apple’s HomePod have, to make sure that the speakers sound their best no matter where they are placed in a room. There’s also no HDMI or optical connection, which is really needed for a 5.1 system to sound its absolute best.

Still, $130 is very cheap for a surround sound system. Especially, one that you can easily hook up to any of your devices. The Logitech Z606 5.1 surround sound system is available to order right now from Logitech’s website.

Gear Patrol also recommends:
Anker Soundcore Infini Soundbar ($80)
Sonos Beam ($399)
Bose Acoustimass 10 Series ($1,000)
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Tucker Bowe

Tucker Bowe has been on Gear Patrol's editorial team since 2014. As a Tech Staff Writer, he tracks everything in the consumer tech space, from headphones to smartphones, wearables to home theater systems. If it lights up or makes noise, he probably covers it.

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