Authour: Devon "dementor" Spector
Editor: Eric "ichneumon" Amidon
Date: September 24th, 2007
As you can already tell, this is a5.1 speaker system. For those of you who do not know what that means, it is simply 5 speakers and 1 subwoofer. Unlike previous models, Logitech has introduced their FDD2 technology, “which produces a uniform sound field”. Simply put they claim the dual drivers in each speaker provide a more rich and filling sound over a single driver design. The new design of the subwoofer now fires downwards as well. From my initial tests the subwoofer is not nearly as powerful as the Z-5300 but still provides a nice amount of bass for the average user. As for the dual drivers, they do provide a more rounded sound experience for gaming and music, but I noticed a decrease in the ability to hear voices in both movies and TV as compared to the Z-5300.
I want to stop here for a moment and state that the G51s are not actually replacing the Z-5300s and it may be unfair to compare the two. At a price tag of only $199 USD, the G51s are still priced almost $100 cheaper than their Z-5300 counterpart. Therefore, it is unfair to completely compare the two. With that being said, the price of the G51s put them somewhere between the low-end and mid range markets. At this range I have been unable to find better sounding speakers (if you disagree please let me know!). Also I want to make it clear that listening to various sound sources is completely subjective but I have done my best to give you a nice rounded point of view.
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