Klipsch and Logitech are two of the most popular hi-fi audio and home theater names. Logitech Z623 speakers are built to produce powerful, dramatic sound, while Klipsch Promedia speakers are tuned to provide balanced, even sound.
In summary, the Logitech Z623 is a more performance-oriented speaker system, while the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 is a more neutral, even sounding speaker with less emphasis on bass. In addition to different sound characteristics, these two speakers also have different appearances and specifications.
Both have their pros and cons, but which speaker is right for you? Keep reading to find out.
Let me tell you something right off the bat.
Room acoustics, particularly room dimensions and speaker positioning, will have an immense effect on sound quality.
The impact of the combination of these two is actually so strong that in most cases, it doesn't even make sense to utter a single word on sound quality without speaking of them.
This is why I'd hiiiiiiighly recommend you to check out this simple, 2D, online speaker placement calculator.
It's GOOOOLLLDDDDD. I've had an Acoustics & Audio PhD build this tool specifically for this purpose:
- Ceiling height: 106 inches or 8 feet 10 inches or 2.70 meters
- Most standard ceiling height
- Listener's height: 32 inches or 2 feet 8 inches or 0.80 meters
- Average height of a sitting person
Central heights of speakers (measured from the ground) and examples to them:
- Soundbars: 30 inches or 2 feet 6 inches or 0.75 meters
- 8", 10" or 12" Subwoofers: 8 inches or 0.20 meters
- 360 degree speakers: 32 inches or 2 feet 8 inches or 0.80 meters
- Horizontal speakers: 32 inches or 2 feet 8 inches or 0.80 meters
- Floor standing speakers: 20 inches or 1 feet 8 inches or 0.50 meters
- Bookshelf speakers: 32 inches or 2 feet 8 inches or 0.80 meters
- Center speakers: 32 inches or 2 feet 8 inches or 0.80 meters
Side note: This tool can and will return inaccurate results for small, portable Bluetooth speakers such as JBL's Go Series. It will, however, deliver just fine for more powerful, packed bluetooth speakers such as this one.
ASAP Science made a video on the loudest and quietest rooms in the world. A mind blowing example of the importance of acoustics (time adjusted video).
Other parameters such as the age/materials of the building, the furniture & carpets in place, etc can and will, of course, have an effect on room acoustics, too. But much less.
Did you know you could also virtually hear any speaker online?
Crutchfield had recently created a tool that virtually simulates the sounds of many different speakers; such as those of SVS, Klipsch, KEF and B&W. Nothing will, of course, beat hearing the speakers in reality. But I'd still recommend you to give it a shot.
While you're at it, blast my Hidden Electronic Gems list to test them:
Building on its reputation for producing high-quality audio, Klipsch Promedia 2.1 has a reputation as a high-performance speaker system. These speakers have a wide frequency range, and they deliver detailed, dynamic sound. In addition, their large-diameter woofer pumps out rich bass that is deep and powerful. They are also good at separating dialogue from the rest of the soundtrack, making them ideal for watching movies or TV shows.
Let’s just say these speakers deliver thumping bass and crisp treble with a balanced midrange. And did I mention they are both THX-certified?
However, their biggest difference is noticeable if you want a truly remarkable gaming experience. Logitech Z623s are built to provide 3D-quality, immersive gameplay, while the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 offers a more relaxed, at-home listening experience.
That's not to say that the Promedia 2.1 lacks sound quality. It lacks the depth of sound, and it makes up for its powerful bass and impressively tight frequency response. Using it for gaming is still acceptable but not as immersive or exhilarating as the Logitech Z623.
Overall, the Logitech Z623 takes the cake when it comes to sound performance if you want to focus on gaming. However, if you want to blast on powerful music, then the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 is the better way to go.
Here is the complete tech specs of Logitech Z623.
These speakers are in no way new to the market, but they're still popular. Despite these speakers' outdated and clunky design, they still pack some major power for the price. When you look at these speakers side by side, they look pretty similar.
The only difference is that the Logitech looks a bit sleeker despite sporting the same early 2000s design everyone loved in the past decade. Taking on the same cues, the Klipsch speakers look more retro because the design is more clunky and bulky.
The biggest difference between these two is their satellites. While the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 sports a more retro rectangular shape propped on metal legs, the Logitech Z623 is triangular and uses rubber feet to stabilize it.
Either way, both speakers are quite large and clunky. That means they'll look much better hidden away behind a panel instead of right beside your modern gaming setup.
The Klipsch Promedia 2.1 is a powerful speaker system that uses a single passive subwoofer to pump out powerful bass. It's easy to tell that these speakers were built to deliver booming bass, which they do incredibly well. They can quickly fill up a large room with sound without requiring much power.
You may be thinking that the trade-off is that you'll end up hearing muddy sounds and an unpleasant rattling when you turn the volume up. That couldn't be further from the truth for both of these speakers.
Both are designed to pump out bass at tight frequencies to ensure smooth and powerful music. However, the main difference is that the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 beats out the Logitech Z623 by a tiny amount.
It's not quite noticeable unless you're an audiophile. Nevertheless, I have to give this win to Klipsch Promedia 2.1.
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Price Range and Affordability
There's certainly nothing flashy between these two speakers, so there's no question when it comes to practicality. However, there are a few things to consider when it comes to price and affordability.
The Logitech Z623s aren't exactly the most affordable speakers on the market. However, they can be of great value depending on how you use them.
These speakers are fantastic for gaming if you want a more immersive sound experience. They don't necessarily reach the same levels of detail that audiophiles crave, but they certainly provide more than enough balance in sound quality for most people.
However, if your primary focus is sound quality, the Klipsch Promedia 2.1s are better. Their neutral sound profile gives you better clarity and detail. This can come in handy in a lot of situations.
In fact, you could pair up the Promedia 2.1 speakers with a home theater system or, better yet, a dedicated amp and get even more out of them.
However, suppose you're interested in gaming or just want a powerful speaker setup for dialing into your favorite music. In that case, the Logitech Z623s are an excellent choice no matter which way you look at them.
The Klipsch Promedia 2.1 is much more affordable at around $129 as of writing, while the Logitech Z623 costs around $170. It's not a huge difference, but if you really want a quality gaming experience, then you'll have to splurge on the extra 50 bucks. Otherwise, you can't go wrong with the Klipsch Promedia 2.1.
Overall, both of these speakers have plenty of benefits. The Logitech Z623s are built for sound quality, with a wide frequency response and a tight bass. They're up for any gaming scenario, no matter how intense or immersive.
They can also be used as an audiophile speaker system as they provide clear sound quality at a competitive price. If you want a versatile speaker who can tackle music, movies, and even video games, all with equal success, then the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 is the one for you.