Author: Roy Furchgott of NYTimes
Three things distinguish the new Logitech Z600 desktop Bluetooth speakers. The manufacturer, Logitech, uses two as selling points and doesn’t say much about the third.
The Z600s have an eye-catching design. At about 9.5 inches high, the tapered, cloth-wrapped cylinders look a bit like miniature nuclear power cooling towers, and a textured silver-gray material that wraps them gives the speakers a Modern look.
Another distinguishing feature is the three drivers. Two face the listener and the bass faces down. The Z600s pump out some serious volume. I thought their sound was very detailed; you can hear every little finger pick, but they are a little bright. After adjusting my iTunes equalizer, they were quite pleasing, but if you are looking for a hip-hop bass sound, these aren’t your best bet.
Keeping ornamentation to a minimum, the on-off switch is discreetly flush with the cabinet, as is the concealed auxiliary input jack. Volume is controlled by swirling your finger on the top surface of the speaker cabinet.
The one thing that Logitech doesn’t mention is all the wiring these little towers require. They are wired to one another and to a power source by stylishly flat cables. It would be nice if they could coil up in the speaker to maintain their sleek look. But how much can you fault them? After all, the speakers aren’t meant to be portable, and to maintain sound quality, sacrifices must be made.
They can be found on Amazon for generally $135-$149 (usually $149+ elsewhere)
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