View Poll Results: Which is better no matter the price?

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  • Z 5300's

    2 15.38%
  • Z 680's

    11 84.62%
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  1. #1
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    If price was the same, Logitech Z 5300's or Z 680's, which is better?

    In regards to sound.

    Klipsch and any other brand here is not in debate. Just the 2 Logitech models.
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    680's. they have a decoder, giving more versatility.

    the 5300's do sound VERY nice, though.

    this is kind of a dumb poll.
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    Obviously the Z-680s.
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    Originally posted by steven975 on 03-31-2004 at 12:42 PM
    680's. they have a decoder, giving more versatility.

    the 5300's do sound VERY nice, though.

    this is kind of a dumb poll.
    I know the answer obviously, but I have a member on another forum I am a mod for that thinks the Z 5300's sound better.

    Personaly I have owned the Z 560's and the Z 680's and have sampled the Z 5300's in a small listening room and can tell you the Z 5300's are a step down from even the 560's in sound and certainly power.

    The Z 5300's are excellent speakers but not nearly as good as the Z 680's.

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    hmmm.. interesting. tell us more about the Z-5300 pls.

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    I started to buy the Z 5300's, as they are almost half the price of the Z 680's, but after sampling the set in a listening room I decided to spend the extra on the Z 680's.

    Z 5300's
    Total RMS power: 280 watts RMS

    Satellites 180 Watts RMS (2 x 35.25W front, 2 x 35.25W rear, 39W center)
    Subwoofer: 100 Watts RMS
    Total peak power: 560 watts
    Frequency response: 35Hz - 20kHz
    Drivers:
    Satellites: 2.5" aluminum phase plug driver
    Subwoofer: 6.5" high-excursion driver
    Speaker dimensions:
    Satellites: (H) 8" x (W) 3.75" x (D) 3.5"
    Center: (H) 5" x (W) 6.625" x (D) 3"
    Subwoofer: (H) 11.813" x (W) 11.75" x (D) 14.5"
    Signal to noise ratio: >85 db
    Input selector switch:
    2 Channel (stereo)
    4 Channel
    5.1 Channel
    SoundTouch™ remote control
    Master volume
    Sub, center & surround levels
    Matrix surround sound
    Z 680's
    Total output power: 505 Watts RMS
    Subwoofer power output: 188 Watts RMS
    Satellite speaker power output: 317 Watts RMS (62 Watts RMS per channel for satellites; 69 Watts RMS for center channel)
    Total peak power: 1000 Watts
    Maximum SPL: 114 dB
    System frequency response: 35Hz - 20kHz
    Input impedance: 10,000 ohms
    Shielded satellites for use near video monitors
    The 680's are almost double the wattage on Sat's and the sub. You can't ignore double the power. Maybe a +/- 20 % difference in wattage could be ignored over the design but not 80% - 85%. That's why I didn't bother with the Klipsch 5.1 GMX's. Plus Logitech went with plastic drivers on the Z 5300's instead of the 560's and 680's aluminum tips.

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    to get 3dB more volume you need 10x the wattage.

    the wattage doesn't matter all that much. speaker design is what matters. I'd say they are either similar or the 680's are better. if the 5300's were it would be a BIG surprise.
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    A friend of mine has the Z680's, and I just ordered the Z5300's and should be here tomorrow. I'll give you my thoughts after i compare, but i already know the Z680's will come out on top. I had the Klipsch Promedia's 5.1 ( Not the Ultras ) and went through 2 sets, so decided to get a full refund. I'm gonna try the Z5300's.

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