Nowadays, computer stations do not always resonate with the sound of traditional loudspeakers. Ba! Often, players simply give up even simple sets, because they usually play on headsets, and as such “emergency” speakers are considered to be those built into the monitor. Honestly, I did that too, but after testing the Logitech Z333 2.1 speaker system, I’m sure I’ll never use the ones built into the monitor.
Box and accessories included
As befits a set of speakers, the Z333 model from the Swiss Logitech reaches us in a cavernous box. In it we find two medium-sized satellites and a subwoofer (or if you prefer – a woofer). All cables and a small controller are permanently attached to the set.
- Satellite speaker:
- Height: 192 mm
- Width: 108 mm
- Depth: 157 mm
- Waga: 600 g
- Height: 230 mm
- Width: 232 mm
- Depth: 157 mm
- Weight: 2.5 kg
- Power cable: 150 cm
- Cable between the right satellite speaker and the subwoofer: 150 cm
- Cable between the left satellite speaker and the subwoofer: 150 cm
- Cable for wired control panel: 150 cm
- RMS power, watts: 40 W
- Subwoofer: 24 W
- Satellite speakers: 2 x 8 W
- 3.5mm input: 1
- RCA input: 1
- Headphone Jack: 1
Materials, design and workmanship
If you expect some special look, top-shelf workmanship or custom finishes from the speakers, the Z333 will definitely not meet your expectations. We are dealing here with a rather traditional design, but “served” in a good style. Of course, tailored enough to fit into a relatively small price of ~ 200 PLN. The materials used indicate this, because both the subwoofer and the two satellites inclined a bit to the back are made of matte and hard plastic in a uniform “pseudo-black” color. Well, it is not one of the deepest.
The very body of the two satellites and the subwoofer is simple. Well, cubic “boxes” without special and equally unnecessary additions. The front is decorated with plastic circles with a tightly stretched cover on the speakers and the logo and name of the manufacturer itself. It is worth noting, however, that the presence of two speakers on the satellites is wrong. This small, meaning tweeter, is only a decorative element. There are small inserts on the bottom that counteract scratching the surface (e.g. desks). On the back of the satellites there is room for wires that go straight to the connector panel on the back of the subwoofer. There, the bass control knob also heated up, which is not the best idea. We usually throw such a large brick in a hard-to-reach place, so access to it may be difficult.
The whole thing is complemented by a pilot that stands out from the rest, which we can put wherever we want. Of course, as long as the laws of physics or the length of the cable itself does not limit us. And in this case we deal with the ubiquitous plastic, which, however, in this case changed from matt to “glowing”. This is especially visible on the volume knob, which refracts the light in an interesting way (thanks to numerous grooves) … and effectively collects dust particles. Added to this is a green information LED, a 3.5mm jack connector for headphones and a simple switch. The base of the pilocik is also enriched with a strange type of foam, which, instead of preventing it from sliding over the table, simply protects it.
I would like to emphasize right away that I am not particularly demanding when it comes to sound quality … but I can tell if a given equipment “sounds good or bad”. When I listened to the Z333 for the first time, I was blown away from the chair by the sheer volume that the remote control set to the maximum level gave me. Well, the power of the set determined by the 40W RMS indicator would suggest that even at full capacity it will not cope with a solid sound system for the entire apartment, which, however, will be quickly verified by the complaints of the neighbors. However, I am one of those who listen to music at relatively low volume levels and, fortunately, in this case it did not equal a decrease in sound quality or the presence of noise.
The sound of the satellites itself is most satisfactory. They can reproduce the music scene both in terms of depth and width, they surprise with the power of the bass boosted by a manual knob on the subwoofer, the usual “purity” of the sound and the lack of any distortion or distortions, although they get lost a bit in complex tracks. So the separation of individual paths is a bit disturbed. It does not change the fact that the Z333 “sound good”, so “it’s good”.
Is it worth buying the Z333 set from Logitech?
What can I say, for the price of PLN 200 (for which we will get the 2.1 Z333 set), we should not expect quality straight from loudspeakers or studio monitors for a few hundred zlotys. Logitech’s proposal, which has several years on its back, is still doing very well and in the traditional style offers what is most important, i.e. satisfactory sound quality. The Z333 is suitable both for playing, listening to music, and for starting a house party, because they definitely do not lack power. In other words, I recommend:
All of the above photos were taken with the Wiko View 2 Pro phone.