Logitech In-Home Surround Sound System

Last updated date: November 5, 2020

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9.4

Logitech In-Home Surround Sound System

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We looked at the top In-Home Sound Systems and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best In-Home Sound System you should buy.

Editor's Note November 5, 2020:
Checkout The Best In-Home Sound System for a detailed review of all the top in-home sound systems.

Overall Take

You'll get impressive sound from this in-home sound system, but gaming is where it shines. Punchy bass and 3D surround sound make your games and entertainment come to life. One of the best things about these speakers, though, is their durability. They are built to withstand years of use.


In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the Logitech Logitech In-Home Surround Sound System placed 3rd when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Logitech Surround Sound Speaker System Z906. Hear every detail, all around you in theater quality 5.1 sound.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.1
20 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.6
1,425 user reviews

What experts liked

Master volume control governs the overall loudness, but the console can manage the volume settings of each speaker or region separately from the master volume.
- Armchair Empire
Punchy bass in satellite speakers
- Tech Spot
Their build quality is extraordinary – those chunky enclosures make them remarkably sturdy, to the point where you can imagine them walking away unscathed from a fall down the stairs (but we didn’t try that out).
- Trusted Reviews
August 19, 2014 | Full review
It will definitely impress your friends with thunderous audio along with deep bass that you can feel as much as hear.
- 10 Techy
Playing games is where the Logitech Z906 excelled the most. A 5.1 setup makes all the difference in the world, and while some headsets do a superb job of replicating the various sound fields, sitting in the sweet spot of dedicated speakers just has no substitute.
- Hot Hardware
It’s worth mentioning how diminutive these speakers are. They can fit just about anywhere in any room so long as you have a few inches to spare on shelves or desks.
- Lifewire
September 26, 2019 | Full review
With the reasonable build quality and design, I can easily say Logitech is a solid speaker system. Installation setup was easy and straight forward.
- Appuals
September 10, 2019 | Full review
We also liked the fact that the Z906 comes with a nice remote which you can use to adjust and configure the speaker settings, which means that you don’t have to manually adjust each speaker to get the right sound quality.
- Basshead Speakers
May 17, 2018 | Full review
Anyhow, the real claim to fame of the Logitech Speaker System Z906 is the detached control unit. This gives you access to a receiver-like control point for connection You can connect up to six audio devices simultaneously.
- Audioholics
March 17, 2011 | Full review
The compact speakers can be wall-mounted or moved easily around the room for the best surround sound experience. The slim console, meantime, slots in easily to your existing entertainment unit.
- Rolling Stone
Thanks to the control console, users can use it to ensure that the volume from the music devices matches that of the speakers.
- Karaoke Bonanza
September 10, 2019 | Full review
It has digital Dolby sound allowing you to hear every sound detail.
- Z7 Premium
November 13, 2019 | Full review
The attractive and intuitive control box and remote give you the power to choose what’s playing and how at any time, and there’s even an optional Bluetooth adapter to connect devices wirelessly.
- Digital Trends
October 15, 2019 | Full review
Powerful, sharp sound. 165W subwoofer. Can deliver up to 1,000W of power at times, with 500 continuous watts. 6 speakers and 6 inputs.
- BestReviews
Connects to multiple devices for those with a highly connected home
- Homethods
September 13, 2019 | Full review
Since there is a remote control, you can control the gaming console easily. The wireless remote control lets you control the volume for each speaker independently.
- 10 Bolt
January 12, 2019 | Full review
The Z906 surround sound speaker system is capable of simultaneously connecting up to six devices compatible with a headphone jack (3.5 mm), RCA, six-channel direct, digital coaxial input or optical inputs.
- LinuxLookup
May 3, 2019 | Full review
Multiple inputs allow you to connect up to six components simultaneously and set up your system the way you want to; connect your TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, DVR, Xbox 360, Playstation3, Wii, iPod, stereo and more
- Best Reviewer
It managed to perform admirably considering it’s small size while build quality was very good something that Logitech is known for.
- Home Media Entertainment
August 9, 2019 | Full review
The 3D Surround does a terrific job of the upmixing, and frankly we prefer it way more than the Dolby Pro Logic.
- WhatIfGaming
May 3, 2013 | Full review

What experts didn't like

Tinkering with individual speaker controls and setting it up the first time can be a pain. Earlier models had a full LCD screen that made it easier to read and change settings. The new design now uses LED lights and knobs.
- Armchair Empire
Doesn't feel technologically advanced as there's no LCD monitor
- Tech Spot
It’s a shame there are no HDMI inputs or HD audio decoding, which would have made this more suitable for use with Blu-ray players and games consoles.
- Trusted Reviews
August 19, 2014 | Full review
Flimsy wiring
- 10 Techy
We do have some complaints with the Z906. While the speaker-set features built-in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS decoding, it doesn't touch Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio.
- Hot Hardware
Mediocre performance at very low frequencies
- Lifewire
September 26, 2019 | Full review
I was a bit disappointed as there were no tweeters considering it’s an expensive surround system.
- Appuals
September 10, 2019 | Full review
The sound performance of the Z906s can sound a little plastic at times – the speakers are budget home theater speakers and are really for entry-level surround sound systems.
- Basshead Speakers
May 17, 2018 | Full review
Our complaints aside, the fact is that you're looking at a 5.1 system for under $400 (a penny under but still under).
- Audioholics
March 17, 2011 | Full review
The sound is loud but not as detailed or defined as the Pioneer model on our list.
- Rolling Stone
You cannot stream using Bluetooth
- Karaoke Bonanza
September 10, 2019 | Full review
it lacks an HDMI input
- Digital Trends
October 15, 2019 | Full review
Some reports of duds or defects, so set up soon after delivery in case you need to return it.
- BestReviews
5.1 setups take up a considerable amount of space in your home
- Homethods
September 13, 2019 | Full review
No HDMI connectors
- 10 Bolt
January 12, 2019 | Full review
Subwoofer back panel is warm to the touch while in operation, could use better passive cooling
- LinuxLookup
May 3, 2019 | Full review
Unfortunately it cannot do Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD Master Audio as it lacks any HDMI port that would be capable of transmitting the necessary information.
- Home Media Entertainment
August 9, 2019 | Full review

Our Expert Consultant

Molly Thornberg   
Technology and parenting blogger

Molly Thornberg is a professional writer, creative and mom to four kids, living her best life outside of Dallas, Texas. With a love for all things tech, she is passionate about helping parents raise kids in the digital age. She writes about technology, parenting and humor on her blog Digital Mom Blog.

An Overview On In-Home Sound Systems

Whether you’re sitting down for movie night or spending an afternoon gaming, a good surround sound system makes all the difference. But unless you’re an audiophile, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with all the talk about wattage and subwoofers and bass response.

“The sound systems of today are not the sound systems your parents had,” says technology and parenting blogger Molly Thornberg. “From watching a movie with theatre-quality surround sound to creating a unique atmosphere in your home by playing music in every room, choosing an in-home sound system requires considering many things.”

As you start shopping, you’ll probably notice right away that some speaker systems are larger than others. It can be all too easy to assume that this larger size provides more powerful audio than smaller speakers can offer, but that isn’t always the case. Today’s speaker manufacturers can pack a lot of punch into a small form factor, giving you great sound without taking up too much space. The smaller size can also come in handy if you need to pack up your home to move, or you just like to rearrange your furniture on a fairly regular basis.

Measuring a surround sound system’s sound can be complicated. Look for a surround system that mentions Dolby Digital 5.1 or Dolby Digital Plus, both of which can be counted on for top-quality performance. You’re looking for a system that not only provides impressive, true-to-life sound, but also can hold its quality even at the highest volumes.

The sound output can also be quantified by a speaker’s wattage. Look not only at a speaker’s advertised maximum wattage, but also continuous wattage. It’s also important to make sure you don’t hook a lower-wattage up to one that pushes a much higher level of power, as it can be easy to damage the lower-powered speaker without realizing you’re doing it.

The In-Home Sound System Buying Guide

  • Before you start shopping, determine where you’ll be placing the speakers. If you’re dealing with a small, closed-off living room or family room, you may find a larger system will overwhelm the area. However, a system designed for smaller rooms won’t be sufficient for a large home theater or a room with high ceilings in an open-concept home.
  • True surround sound requires multiple speakers, placed around the room so that it surrounds its occupants. Consider what comes in the set you purchase. You should at least get a subwoofer, a center channel and smaller satellite speakers that you can place strategically around where you’ll be sitting.

“Something else to consider when buying an in-home sound system is the system’s capabilities for expanding its speakers or zones in the future,” Thornberg advises.

  • If you plan to move in the future, the size of your speakers will also come into play. Some large speakers are heavier and therefore difficult to move around.
  • Good sound is about more than the size and number of speakers. Some speakers are simply better than others at delivering rich bass lows and sharp, realistic highs. You can usually count on known technology like Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby True HD or DTS-HD Master Audio.
  • It’s also important to consider the power of your speakers. Some speakers will begin to distort audio as you reach higher volumes, so if this is an issue, it may help to test out the sound before you purchase.
  • You’ll want a speaker that can hold up not only after years of use, but also one that includes a physical casing that’s durable. If you’re moving and someone drops a speaker, will the build hold up? Always use care while moving your speakers around, preferably packing them in a box with padding if you need to move them from one home to another.
  • Speakers come in a variety of sizes and designs. Many are solid black to easily blend with any décor, but bulky speakers can become a problem. If you’re sliding some of your speakers into a cabinet or behind a piece of furniture, measure to make sure there will be enough space before you buy.
  • Some consumers prefer to mount their speakers. If that’s the case, make sure a mount is included with the system you buy. You’ll also need to check to ensure you have the tools and hardware necessary to install your wall-mount speakers once you have them.
  • Although getting your speakers going is merely a matter of setting them up and plugging them in, there will be a little setup involved if you want everything to work together. Some systems come with an installation manual, while others use labels to tell you where to put each item, and in what order. You probably won’t need to pay extra for professional installation, although it is sometimes offered as an add-on option.
  • A remote can come in handy for controlling volume and setting up your system. Check to see that your surround system offers a remote that will work the way you want it.