Logitech G51 Speaker System review

  • £108

In the market for a solid set of surround sound speakers?

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Our Verdict

A classy, if pricey, 5.1 sound system

For

  • Smooth sound
  • Good build quality
  • Easy to set up

Against

  • Steep price

To invest in a 5.1 speaker system you've got to be a keen gamer or someone who loves to hear music while sat at their PC.

So, assuming that you fall into one of these categories, you're going to be more than a little interested in Logitech's satellite-ample G51 system. And we're happy to report that this is a solid collection of speakers that'll do your music or games justice.

Well-built system

Unpacking the set gave us a good idea of build quality. The sub-woofer is a large, imposing slab of black plastic. Interestingly, it features a dual-ported design, with one on the underside of the unit. This means that you'll be feeling bass notes through your feet if you turn up the volume loud enough.

The five satellites feel solid and sturdy, and sport an impressive modern design in the form of a black/light bronze colour scheme. Logitech has also made downloadable artwork available, which can be printed out and fixed to each speaker, but whether you do this is really down to personal taste.

All the satellites are wall-mountable, and the centre channel speaker can be clipped onto your LCD monitor with ease.

Superb sound

Colour-coded wires make it straightforward to connect up the system, and then all that's left is the control pod. This enables you to adjust the individual volumes of the subwoofer, surround and centre speakers, as well as the overall volume of the system.

You can also choose to convert a standard stereo source into 5.1 sound using Logitech's "Matrix" technology. This worked well in our tests, and even breathed new life into games long since completed or abandoned.

So how does it sound? In a word, excellent. This is no doubt partly down to Logitech's frequency-directed dual drivers technology, which works to output a smoother field of sound that's confident and immersive rather than aggressive and harsh.

If you can live with the inevitable trailing wires, then this is a 5.1 system to be proud of.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSpeaker System
Speaker Configuration5.1
RMS Output Power155 W
PMPO Output Power310 W
Brand NameLogitech
ManufacturerLogitech
Center Speaker Height203 mm
Center Speaker Width99 mm
Center Speaker Depth142 mm
Subwoofer Height196 mm
Subwoofer Width264 mm
Subwoofer Depth333 mm
Satellite Speaker Height107 mm
Satellite Speaker Width142 mm
Satellite Speaker Depth216 mm
Product ModelG51
Product NameG51 Surround Sound Speaker System
Frequency Response36 Hz to 20 kHz
Manufacturer Part Number980-000116
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.logitech.co.uk
Marketing Information

Bring your games to life with 360-degree surround sound. Your games are meant to be experienced in surround sound. Now hear your enemies sneaking up behind you and listen for action in every direction.

Package Contents
  • G51 Surround Sound Speaker System
  • Control Pod
  • Colour-Coded Audio Cables
  • Installation Guide
Limited Warranty2 Year