Logitech Z313 vs Z323: Which Speaker System is Better?

Let’s face it, the built-in speakers that come with computers have come a long way, but they certainly aren’t enough to immerse yourself in the experience. Whether you are listening to music, watching a movie, or gaming a 2.1 speaker system is the best way forward.

We are going to take a closer look at two of Logitech’s 2.1 speaker systems, the Logitech Z313 vs Z323. We will cover their size, appearance, sound capabilities, features, and value for money. With the help of a comparison chart and some pros and cons, our aim is to decide which speaker system is better.

Logitech Z313 vs Z323

The Logitech Z313 and the Logitech Z323 are surprisingly quite different, but first, we will talk about what they have in common.

Logitech Z313 vs Z323 -Similarities

Quick Glance

Considering they are quite different; the following comparison chart will allow for a quick view of the Logitech Z313 and the Logitech Z323.

Name
Logitech Z313 Speaker System (Renewed)
Our Pick
Logitech Speaker System Z323 with Subwoofer
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Logitech Z313 Speaker System (Renewed)
Logitech Speaker System Z323 with Subwoofer
Subwoofer Size
8.66 x 6 x 9 inches/5lbs
-
Satellite Speaker Size
3.25 x 3.5 x 5.75 inches/ 1lb combined
8.3 x 33.4 x 4.5 inches/ 2.33lbs combined
Subwoofer Design
Ported, down-firing
Ported, down-firing
Peak Power
50W
60W
RMS
Subwoofer 15W, satellite speakers 5W each
Subwoofer 18W, satellite speakers 6W each
Total RMS
25W
30W
Connectivity
Any device with 3.5mm input
3.5mm input and RCA
Headphone Jack
Control Pod
What’s Included
2.1 speaker system, control pod, power cable, color-coded audio cables, user documents
2.1 speaker system, control pod, power cable, user documents
Warranty
1-year limited warranty
1-year limited warranty
Name
Logitech Z313 Speaker System (Renewed)
Image
Logitech Z313 Speaker System (Renewed)
Subwoofer Size
8.66 x 6 x 9 inches/5lbs
Satellite Speaker Size
3.25 x 3.5 x 5.75 inches/ 1lb combined
Subwoofer Design
Ported, down-firing
Peak Power
50W
RMS
Subwoofer 15W, satellite speakers 5W each
Total RMS
25W
Connectivity
Any device with 3.5mm input
Headphone Jack
Control Pod
What’s Included
2.1 speaker system, control pod, power cable, color-coded audio cables, user documents
Warranty
1-year limited warranty
Our Pick
Name
Logitech Speaker System Z323 with Subwoofer
Image
Logitech Speaker System Z323 with Subwoofer
Subwoofer Size
-
Satellite Speaker Size
8.3 x 33.4 x 4.5 inches/ 2.33lbs combined
Subwoofer Design
Ported, down-firing
Peak Power
60W
RMS
Subwoofer 18W, satellite speakers 6W each
Total RMS
30W
Connectivity
3.5mm input and RCA
Headphone Jack
Control Pod
What’s Included
2.1 speaker system, control pod, power cable, user documents
Warranty
1-year limited warranty

The Subwoofer

The subwoofer that comes with the Logitech Z313 and the Logitech Z323 is a ported and has a down-firing design. This means that the sound is aimed down and because of this, you can place the speakers anywhere in the room and still experience an exceptional base.

Compatibility

You will use the Logitech Z313 and the Logitech Z323 with Windows, Mac, and Linux as well as other major operating systems.

Warranty

With the Logitech Z313 and the Logitech Z323, you will receive a 1-year limited warranty.

Let’s move on to how the Logitech Z313 and the Logitech Z323 differ from each other.

Differences Between Logitech Z313 and Z323

Appearance

Logitech Z323 Review

The two speaker systems are a combination of matte and shiny black with silver features. They are modern and sleek. Although there is a slight difference in the design, it is more apparent in the size.

Logitech Z313

The subwoofer is 8.66 x 6 x 9 inches, small enough to fit under desks, and weighs 5 pounds. The satellite speakers are 3.25 x 3.25 x 5.75 inches and together weigh just 1 pound.

Logitech Z323

The satellite speakers are taller, which makes them look more slender. They measure 8.3 x 3.4 x 4.5 inches and a combined weight of 2.33 pounds. There is no specific product information about the subwoofer that comes with the Logitech Z323.

The Winner Is- The Logitech Z313

Power

 

Logitech Z313 Comparison

We looked at two main numbers, the Peak wattage and the RMS. The peak wattage is the maximum amount of power at any one given time. The RMS shows the power that a speaker system can handle over a period of time.

Logitech Z313

The total peak wattage is 50W. The Subwoofer has an RMS of 15W and the satellite speakers 5W each, bringing the total RMS to 25W.

Logitech Z323

It is slightly more powerful regarding the peak and RMS. The peak wattage is 60W. The total RMS is 30W, 18W for the subwoofer and 6W each for the satellite speakers.

The Winner Is- The Logitech Z313

Input Connections

Logitech Z323 Comparison

While advertised as computer speaker systems, you will be able to connect more than just your laptop.

Logitech Z313

You will be able to connect any device that is compatible with a 3.5mm input.

Logitech Z323

With a 3.5mm and RCA, you have more devices to connect. On top of that, you can connect two devices simultaneously and switch between the two. There is also a headphone jack if you wish to plug in your headphones and listen to music privately.

The Winner Is- The Logitech Z323

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Controls

Logitech Z323 Speaker System Review

On the back of both of the subwoofers, there is a dial knob to control the bass. The power and volume buttons vary.

Logitech Z313

This comes with a very handy control pad with a 6ft cable. This control pad allows you to turn the speaker system on and adjust the volume without being next to the speakers.

Logitech Z323

On the right satellite speaker, there is a dial knob to control the volume, it also acts as the power button.

The Winner Is- The Logitech Z313

What’s Included

Logitech Z313 Review

What comes in the box adds to the value of money. It is also important to know whether you have everything to get you started straight away.

Logitech Z313

Along with the subwoofer and the satellite speakers, you will receive the control pad, a power cable and color-coded audio cables. You will also get the user documentation. This speaker system is advertised as out-of-the-box ready. All you need to do is plug the speakers into the subwoofer and the subwoofer into your device.

Logitech Z323

The subwoofer and satellite speakers come with the user documents. There is no mention of cables in the product description but there is a power cable.

The Winner Is- The Logitech Z313

Value for Money

Logitech Z313 Speaker System Review

We have already seen the warranty and what is included. There is a huge price range for 2.1 speaker systems, but you will find most between $20 and $100.

Logitech Z313

We felt these were great value for money at a price very close to the lower end of the average.

Logitech Z323

The set is about $10 more than the Logitech Z313 and sits in the middle of the average price range, so it’s still very good value for money.

The Winner Is- The Logitech Z313

Pros and Cons

It is still quite a close call as they both have aspects in their favor. These pros and cons will help decide which of the Logitech 2.1 speaker systems are better.

Logitech Z313

Logitech Z313

Pros:

  • Sound quality is clear and crisp with an excellent deep, low bass
  • Good length of cables for various setups
  • Super simple installation

Cons:

  • The cables are rather flimsy

Logitech Z323

Logitech Z323

Pros:

  • There is no buzz or hiss when music isn’t being played
  • The cables to connect to your computer are included despite not being in the product description
  • The design is better, overall, they look nicer next to your computer

Cons:

  • The bass is decent but lacking quality on mid to high sounds

Video Comparison

Logitech Z313

Logitech Z323

The Final Verdict

For the price, we definitely felt that these were excellent speaker systems, especially if you do some tweaking of the controls in with the initial set up. Speaking of which, the setup of the Logitech Z313 and the Logitech Z323 was a breeze, both are really just plug and play.

Although the Logitech has 360º sound, we didn’t notice a massive difference in the quality of the sound, again, for the price, the sound for gaming, movies, and the music was above what we had expected.

When considering the design and style, we did prefer the look of the Logitech Z323, the shiny black satellite speakers were taller, but thinner and were more elegant. On the other hand, the smaller size of the Logitech Z313 was more convenient and took up less space.

We decided that the better speaker system was the Logitech Z313. The value for money helped but what really made the difference was the control pad. This little device meant that we weren’t tied to the location of the speaker set.

 

Last update on 2020-07-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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