The Logitech G560 speakers come in a really large box and whilst opening and unpacking you are met with quite a few cables as well as large and intimidating speakers and an even larger subwoofer. These might seem daunting to install but thanks to really easy instructions, which are all in picture format only, you will have them installed and running in no time.
The Logitech G560 is a 2.1 system therefore, it has two speakers (and one subwoofer) which are round in shape, not always the easiest shape to get to fit your setup but Logitech has done a great job. The round speakers have a rounded side arch that ensures it stays upright and facilitates the RGB. Both speakers have a rather thick VGA-type plug and cable to facilitate both the audio and the lighting in one cable. The left side monitor has nothing on the speaker itself apart from a shiny Logitech logo in the bottom center. The right side speaker however is where most of the work gets done. Like the left side, the right side also features the Logitech logo at the bottom but it also has a small LED that will be white when the G560 is on, and blue when it is connected via Bluetooth. The right side also features the on/off button, as well as a Bluetooth button and a 3.5mm jack. To the top of the ice-cream cone-shaped speaker, there is also a volume up and down button that is nicely disguised behind the rise of the front and drop-off to the rear. There is also the signature G-button that can be configured to do whatever you need it to. This can be configured in the G-Hub software.
The Logitech G560 speakers each have 2 RGB areas. One of these shines right out the rear of the left and right speakers, and the other almost shines forwards and inwards from the rounded arches, reflecting outward from the arches.
The large rectangular subwoofer, which is significantly larger than my previous Logitech subwoofer is a large black box that you will no doubt have placed somewhere on the floor around your setup. The subwoofer also serves as the connection hub for all of the speakers. Both speakers plug into the sub via their own VGA-style cable, clearly marked to avoid confusion. There is also a micro USB cable that serves as the control from your PC as well as the obligatory power cable. All of which have ample length.
Something to take note of for the non-PC users, the Logitech G560 does not have independent bass and treble controls. All of this is controlled via G-Hub, for me, on PC, this was not an issue but for those planning to use it on other platforms, this is something to note.
- Total Watts (Peak) 240W
- Total watts (RMS) 120W
- Satellite 2x 30W
- Subwoofer 1x 60W
- Bluetooth Version 4.1
- Bluetooth connections: Up to 2
- 25-Meter Line of sight Bluetooth Range
- USB input: 1
- 3.5mm aux input: 1
- Headphone jack: 1
- Height: 404 mm
- Width: 255 mm
- Depth: 207 mm
- Weight: 5.5 Kg
- Height: 148 mm
- Width: 166 mm
- Depth: 118 mm
- Weight (per pair): 1.79 kg
- Total weight: 7.27 Kg
- Connection Type: USB, 3.5mm, Bluetooth
- Indicator Lights (LED): back and front lighting zones
- Wireless Range: 25-meter line of sight
- Driver Size:
satellite: 63.5 mm
subwoofer: 165 mm
- Input Impedance: >10K ohms
- Sound Pressure Level (SPL Max): 97dB@426B
- Audio Controls: on the right satellite speaker
- Audio Output: 3.5 mm headphone jack on the right satellite
- Speaker Type: 2.1
- Power Rating (RMS): 120 watts
- Cable Length (Power/Charging):
Right to subwoofer = 2200mm
Left to subwoofer = 2200mm
Yes, there are alternative brands that try and do the same, but none can match what the Logitech G560 does in a single package!
Software and RGB
Once again, the Logitech G560 performs wonderfully, for PC users, but if you are planning to use it elsewhere, you might have some complaints. For most of Logitech’s products, using the G Hub software is not a must, but rather a recommended option. In the case of the G560, using the G Hub is almost a necessity as so many of the features and functionality are controlled by it.
The first and most obvious one is the RGB, G Hub allows you to customize the RGB to your heart’s content with a plethora of lighting options of which the screen sampler is my favorite. This mimics the colors which are on your display allowing for a more immersive experience.
The features don’t stop there, you can set every aspect of your audio through the G Hub, for the less experienced you can simply adjust bass and treble, or for the more involved, you can set up equalizers for each application or game. Personally, I found that even a rather flat equalizer works great as the speakers and subwoofer are decently tuned to provide good and solid sound. Logitech has made it possible to still keep most of the settings in terms of RGB and equalizers when using Bluetooth.
From the moment the Logitech G560 was plugged into my setup I immediately had to put on some music, which varied from Dash Berlin, Foo Fighters to Parkway Drive, and even some Creedance Clearwater revival. The G560 provides beautiful tones, clear and crisp while the downward-firing subwoofer is extremely punchy and has strong kicks that can be felt all the way into your gut!
Gaming performance is much of the same. Since the Logitech G560 has DTS 7.1 surround, a feature I never even use on my Logitech G Pro X headset, I had to give it a bash while playing games such as Tiny Tina’s Wonderland and a few more open-world games. After adjusting my speaker positions to more creatively placed positions, it was an absolute treat to hear the software do a decent job of creating a simulated surround sound effect. People speaking around me and gunfire and explosions are very accurate. But the most significant thing about the experience is once again the subwoofer. Generally, one would not have THIS level of bass when using headsets to play games, but thanks to the monster subwoofer that the G560 comes with, explosions and gunshots, especially intense moments of Escape from Tarkov can not only shake you to the core but gives you a tremendous punch of bass which really just puts a cherry on top of the experience.
The Logitech G560 is perfect, nearly. Being a Logitech fan, I had to really look at the G560 objectively and try and look for possible issues, and it took me a lot of time and consideration, but I managed only three.
- Lack of physical Bass and Trebble control
- Aimed for mainly PC use
The lack of physical controls and PC use goes hand-in-hand. The G560 works best when using the G Hub software, therefore, if you are using it with a console or as a TV sound system your customization options become limited, and therefore, a pricetag that sits close to R4000 depending on where you shop can feel excessive if you are not going to be able to use it to its full potential.
But, if you are a PC gamer, looking for an extremely impressive speaker setup, which will not only provide quality sound while looking good but as well as add some RGB ambient lighting then the G560 is a no-brainer. Yes, there are alternative brands that try and do the same, but none can match what the Logitech G560 does in a single package!
Special thanks to Logitech South Africa for supplying the reviewed product