If you use your PC a lot for gaming or media consumption, then buying a pair of desktop speakers should be on your list of things to do. A good pair of 2.1 desktop speakers are cost-effective and they will deliver excellent sound to improve your listening experience. The Logitech Z623 and the Klipsh ProMedia 2.1 are two speakers that fit that description. These two are budget-friendly and they offer exceptional sound quality for the price. Which one is better? Read on to find out.
Logitech Z623 vs Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Comparison Chart
|Model||Logitech Z623||Klipsch ProMedia 2.1|
|Price||Check Price||Check Price|
|Frequency Response||35 – 20000 Hz||31 – 20000 Hz|
|Subwoofer Dimensions||11.2 x 12.0 x 10.5 inches||9.5 x 9.8 x 10.2 inches|
|Satellite Dimensions||7.7 x 4.6 x 5 inches||8.5 x 4.2 x 5.67 inches|
|Detachable control pod|
|Input||2 x 3.5mm|
1 x RCA
|1 x Preamp input plug to 3.5mm |
1 x 3.5mm
|Headphone Jack||Yes (right satellite)||Yes (control pod)|
|RMS Power||200 watts||100 watts|
They are standard 2.1 desktop speaker sets that come with a sub and two satellite speakers.
The Logitech Z623 subwoofer has a 7-inch driver and its enclosure is measured at 11.2 x 12 x 10.5 inches. On the other hand, the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 features a 6.5-inch woofer and the dimensions for its enclosure is 9.5 x 9.8 x 10.2 inches. The Klipsch’s smaller woofer allows it to have a more compact design.
As for their designs, the Logitech Z623 subwoofer has sharper edges and corners. The Klipsch subwoofer has more rounded edges, in comparison. On the Logitech Z623 sub, the driver is covered with a metal grill, while the Klipsch subwoofer driver is covered with a cloth grill.
The Logitech Z623 satellite speakers come with 2.5-inch drivers covered with metal grills. They have a more triangular design and they are measured at 11.2 x 12.0 x 10.5 inches. On the right satellite speaker, you’ll find the power button, bass volume and main volume.
Meanwhile, the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 satellite speakers look more like standard speakers. In fact, they look like miniature bookshelf speakers, complete with a woofer and tweeter, and they come with removable cloth grills. They are also bigger than the Logitech satellites, with measurements of 8.5 x 4.2 x 5.67 inches. Instead of placing the controls on the right speaker only, Klipsch opted to make the control pod removable. You can place it anywhere you like.
Features and Connectivity
You can connect more audio sources to the Logitech Z623 speaker, three to be exact.
Both speakers are THX-certified, meaning that they have been tested to meet certain industry standards and they are able to reproduce sound as they are meant to be heard. Both speakers indeed output excellent sound (more on that later).
As mentioned above, the main volume, bass volume and power button are found on the Logitech Z623’s right satellite speaker. In contrast, the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 has a detachable control pod that can be placed anywhere you like, ideally under the left or right satellite. Same with the Logitech controls, you can adjust the bass and system volume on the Klipsch control pod.
As far as input goes, the Logitech Z623 can be connected to three audio sources simultaneously, while the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 is limited to only two. The Logitech comes with two 3.5mm audio ports and an RCA connection, while the Klipsch ProMedia has two 3.5mm audio inputs. Both speakers also have headphone outs.
Since these are older speaker systems, they don’t come with features such as Bluetooth connection, RGB lightings and so on, that you’ll find on newer desktop speaker systems. They are designed purely for outputting sound and their prices reflect that.
Logitech’s Z623 can go louder, but the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 sounds a bit better.
When it comes to audio quality, the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 sounds better than the Logitech Z623. This is a bit expected since Klipsch is more experienced when it comes to audio hardware. Logitech, in contrast, is more of a gaming and computer peripherals manufacturer.
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 subwoofer outperforms the sub of the Logitech Z623. It is capable of delivering tight and defined low-end, which is great for movies and music, and it is not boomy at all. On the other hand, the Logitech subwoofer can get loud and produce rumbling bass, but it is not as defined and tight as the low-end of the Klipsch sub.
As for the satellites, the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 once again has the upper hand. The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 satellite speakers are capable of outputting richer and clearer mids and highs due to having separate drivers. They come with a 3-inch midrange driver and a 19mm tweeter to do so. The Logitech Z623 satellite speakers, meanwhile, only has one 2.5-inch driver to handle the mids and highs, so they are not as clear and crisp.
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 outputs better sound than the Logitech Z623. It is great for movies, music and gaming. On the other hand, the Logitech Z623 excels more when used for gaming, but it is a bit lacking when it comes to listening to music or watching movies. It is still decent though, especially at its price point.
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 outputs better sound, but it is also costs more.
If you want the better speaker set, then you should definitely get the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1. It produces better sound overall, and it is the better choice when it comes to movies and music. For gaming, it also performs very well, so it really is a versatile set of speakers. However, it does come with one less input, so if you are planning on connecting multiple audio sources, the Logitech Z623 might be the better choice. While it is not as good when it comes to music and movies, it is on par with the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 for gaming. It is cheaper as well, so you will save a few bucks with it.
Yes, when it comes to price to performance, it is one of the best 2.1 speaker systems that you can buy.
No, it only has RCA and 3.5mm audio inputs.
Yes, you can connect it to your TV with a 3.5mm audio cable.
The speaker we reviewed is the wired version, so it does not have Bluetooth. However, Klipsch also offers a ProMedia 2.1 version with a Bluetooth adapter, so you can buy that if you want the Bluetooth functionality.
Last update on 2020-12-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API