5.1 receiver with some gd speakers, will put any logitech speakers to shame.
For 300 Euro or 369.00 US, you will not be able to find a set up including a receiver that can justify the 100 dollar price difference, let alone sound as good as the z5500
A lot of people have been asking about the z5500 recently, its pretty funny.
Are the speakers worth the 400.00US price tag logitech has them for? NO
Are the speakers better than a home theater in a box? If your spending 300ish US dollars... Yes
Everything depends on the size of your room and your listening intentions. If you are getting these speakers for music, DONT! they arent made for music, they are made for games and movies. Music is made to be listened in 2.1 or 2.0 STEREO, not 5.1 or 6.1 or 7.1 or 7.2.
People who buy surround sound systems to listen to music are DUMB.
How big of a room are you going to use this in?
What is your general purpose for these speakers?
Do you mind slowly buying equipment?
Do you mind eventually spending around 1000.00 Euro?
answer those questions and ill try to give you a definitive answer.
Hope this helps
The Z-5500s lack any modern audio/video decoding that an A/V receiver would provide. Sonically, I don't think any 5.1s would sound better than the Z-5500s, but the opposite is also true. They might sound a little better but also have less features.
At $400 there are much better options than the Z-5500s.
The price of the Z-5500s today simply reflect low supply since they are no longer in mass production. The street price of the Z-5500s in 2006 was $220, and back then, was up to date in decoding technology. Today, it's a relic.