When it comes to home audio systems, you have two main options to choose from: a sound bar or surround sound speakers. Soundbars can be useful, but they are limited, as they have a tendency to offer a very directional design that really only works well with televisions. Surround sound speaker systems are the exact opposite, as they disperse sound through several speakers that can be
strategically located in various spots within a room. The design of surround sound speaker systems makes them a much better option for audio that is not only high-quality but is also versatile.
Logitech has taken the surround sound speaker system to a new level with the introduction of their Z337 Speaker System with Bluetooth. Offering three components, a large subwoofer and two smaller satellite speakers, which is a fairly standard design for this type of speaker system; however, Logitech upped the ante by making this system Bluetooth-enabled, which means it can work with your TV and your PC, as well as other devices that are compatible with Bluetooth, such as your smartphone, which makes the system more versatile and convenient. The price tag on the Z337 speaker system is cost-effective, which also makes it quite appealing.
Design and Build
The Logitech Z337 Speaker System with Bluetooth is pretty basic, as far as design goes. The left and right satellite speakers are rectangular boxes that are covered with transparent fabric-covered drivers, which are located in the middle of their cabinets. The speakers are slightly angled upward, which helps to direct sound up and toward your ear. Unfortunately, the angles can’t be adjusted, which could be problematic if they aren’t a good match for your particular setting.
Like the satellite speakers, the subwoofer is pretty basic in design, too. It’s essentially a large box with no frills. There’s a large driver located in the middle of this speaker. There’s also a port on the left side, which serves as the wiring cabinet for the whole system. Both satellite speakers plug into the back of the subwoofer through color-coded proprietary cables, which are 70 inches in length. The location and length of the wires may make it difficult to position the speakers for some users.
Also on the back of the subwoofer is a 3.5 mm output jack, which comes with a cable to connect to; however, this cable is also a bit on the short side, too. Of course, since this speaker system is Bluetooth enabled, you aren’t restricted to using cables. If your PC or TV is outfitted with a Bluetooth adapter, you can totally overlook the cables. You also have the option to use the Z337 wirelessly, or through the headphone jack via your tablet or smartphone.
To enable the Bluetooth function, simply press and hold the button, which is situated on the subwoofer, until it starts to flash. Once Bluetooth is activated, you can connect with the speakers through the Bluetooth menu on your device.
If you want to use wired headphones, you can plug them into the 3.4 mm port, which is located on the volume knob. There’s also a dial on the back of the subwoofer, which controls the bass levels.
The Logitech Z337 Surround Sound Speaker System with Bluetooth is fairly basic, but it does offer a few key features that are worth mentioning.
These features include:
- Delivers a total of 80 watts of power
- 2 satellite speakers
- A subwoofer
- Bluetooth connectivity
- 3.5 millimeter and RCA inputs
- Wired control pod
- Adjustable bass level
Overall, the Logitech Z337 Surround Sound with Bluetooth is a fairly decent surround sound system. It offers decent sound and the ability to control bass levels, though trebles cannot be adjusted. The wires may be a bit on the short side for some users, but the Bluetooth connectivity makes this speaker system much more versatile than similar options that are currently on the market. For the price, the audio quality is pretty impressive.