The Z623 and Z2300 are Logitech speaker systems designed for home and personal use. You can hook them up to your TV, smartphone, tablet, or DVD player (if you still have one) and enjoy the immersive sounds of a good movie or game. Both are popular low-tier products from Logitech, but the electronics giant is touting the Z623 as an upgrade for the Z-2300.
In summary, the two speaker systems are fairly similar in terms of specs. Both can continuously provide 200 watts of powerful bass, rich mid-range, and clear highs. Both are also THX-certified, which means that the sounds that they deliver are very accurate. However, the Logitech Z2300 gets a few extra points for convenience with its wired control pod.
Let us take a closer look so you can decide better which one to get.
Design or construction, while important, is not the biggest factor when it comes to choosing a speaker system. However, since the Logitech Z623 and Z2300 are fairly similar in terms of sound quality, this is a better starting point for our discussion.
Both systems come with two speakers and one subwoofer, which means that they can be used for surround sound purposes. However, the Logitech Z2300 features a wired control pod, while the Logitech Z623 does not.
This corded remote control will allow you to adjust the master volume and the subwoofer volume. It also contains the headphone jack and the power/standby button.
For the Logitech Z623, the controls are at the front of one of the satellite speakers, where you could also adjust the volume and the bass.
Neither system has an adjustment knob for the treble.
Check out the Setup Guide for Logitech Z623.
Another good reference point when comparing the two speaker systems is the size. The Logitech Z623’s subwoofer can already be considered large, making it hard to position in tight spaces. However, the Logitech Z-2300 is even bigger, with five inches more in-depth.
If your desk is a bit small, go for the Logitech Z623, but you would still have to get creative about finding a spot for it.
The Logitech Z2300 has only one 3.5mm input and one headphone jack, which is a bit lacking. The Logitech Z623 does a bit better at this and works with multiple input devices:
- Two 3.5 mm analog auxiliary inputs
- One analog RCA stereo input
- One headphone output
While this is not much by today’s standards, it is no less than what you would expect at this price point.
Both speakers are THX-certified, which says a lot about the quality of the sound that they produce. As long as you set them up correctly, you would hear the sounds as they were meant to be heard — as if you were at the mixing studio.
The Logitech Z623’s subwoofer packs a more powerful punch with its 130-watt capacity compared to the Logitech Z-2300’s 120 watts. However, both have a similar RMS rating of 200 watts.
So unless you are overly fond of the bass thump, your choice could go either way.
Inside the box of a Logitech Z623, you will find the subwoofer, two satellite speakers, some cables, and the user manual.
Hooking it up is pretty straightforward: all you have to do is plug the cables behind the subwoofer and the RCA audio input into the main speaker.
The setup for the Logitech Z2300 is similar, except that you also have to plug in the wired control pad.
You can get the Logitech Z623 basic analog package from major online selling platforms for about $100 or the analog/optical version with a Bluetooth adapter for $150. The Logitech Z2300 will set you back by around $200, but its price fluctuates from time to time.
The Logitech Z2300 and the Logitech Z623 are very similar in more ways than one. Both speaker systems churn out distortion-free bass and bold but crisp audio. They are also at the same budget-friendly price range.
Having said that, I think that the Logitech Z2300 has a slight advantage with the convenience provided by the control pod. While it is still wired to the system, it does save you the trouble of getting up from your desk chair or reaching over to adjust the sound.
The Logitech Z623 is supposed to be an upgrade, but it is not much of one in reality.
It is smaller, so if every square inch of your space is prime real estate, this is the more sensible choice. However, both are still fairly large. Either way, you would have to get creative about where to put your speaker system.