Date: August 8th, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Logitech
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LOGITECH Z-5300e / Z-5300 INTRODUCTION
Your computer speaker choice really is a reflection of your personality. Quiet people like understated "adequate" speaker systems like you would see at the dollar store for $2. Moving up you have the mainstream crowd which like their music loud at times and want a system that will pound with the best of them, but when they want to be quiet and reserved, they also want a system for everyday computing and the usual beep, whistles and bonks associated with your favorite operating system and software. Then we have a user that likes their coffee black, their beer and women strong and of course they want every noise coming from there computer to be loud enough to vibrate the small bones in the inner ear hard enough you will be thinking that Mr.Spoonman is rattling a tune right there beside you.
So, what crowd is the Z-5300e speakers built for? Well.... they're built for the gray area between the mainstream and the extreme. Now, Logitech already have the extreme covered with their absolutely crazy Z-5500 system I reviewed HERE quite a while ago and they are still the extremely powerful industry standard. But some people that want a loud and powerful system want something that still will have your girlfriend ticked off at you for a much better price.
To fill in this product void, the Z-5300e was introduced to allow them to have a great sounded system without having to pay the Z-5500 price tag.
Let's see how they panned out.....
LOGITECH CORPORATE PROFILE (From Logitech)
Logitech designs, manufactures and markets personal peripherals that enable people to effectively work, play, and communicate in the digital world. The company's products combine essential core technologies, continuing innovation, award-winning industrial design and excellent price performance.
Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded on the SWX Swiss Exchange under the symbol LOGN and on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol LOGI. The company has manufacturing facilities in Asia and offices in major cities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Logitech's origins lie in the OEM sector, which remains an important part of its business, and represented 13 percent of the company's total sales in Fiscal 2005. To meet the demands of its OEM customer base, which includes most of the world's largest PC manufacturers, Logitech offers high-volume manufacturing with focused quality control, worldwide distribution and logistics, and the ability to leverage its infrastructure under changing demand conditions.
Logitech continues to broaden its product offering and its presence in the retail sector. This is fueled by a trend among consumers to enhance their basic PC systems with more fully featured personal peripherals that add functionality and cordless freedom to their desktops. They are also purchasing supplementary devices designed for new applications and specific purposes such as gaming, multimedia, or audio and visual communication over the Internet. Further, Logitech´s retail business includes personal peripherals for platforms beyond the PC, such as gaming consoles, portable music players, mobile phones and home-entertainment systems.
Today, Logitech's retail business accounts for 87 percent of its revenue. To provide the market with a broadening array of best-of-category products, Logitech's business model calls for supplementing its internal engineering and manufacturing strength with additional products and technologies through a combination of strategic acquisitions and industry partnerships.