"Excellent performance for the little price"4.0 starson by Yank555
Pros: Clear sound, good bass, nice design, very handy remote
Cons: Lack of high bass / low mids
Summary: I'm more the audiophile kind of user, although I wasn't looking for a set of audiophile speakers. I use a 5.1 B&W Series 600 speaker system when listening to music for "listening to music" as opposed to "just background music".
My aim was to get a good speaker system to connect my computer so I'd have a decent listening experience when working on the computer, instead of constantly being irritated by the "bad sound and lack of bass" of my almost 18 year old SONY mini HiFi my PC was connected to...
The Z4 do exactly that, with just a bit of twisting around the soundcard's "Bass boost" control as well as the subwoofer level knob on the Z4's remote, they sound really good, whether I listen to jazz or classical (very clear, impressing for the price), rock, pop or even techno. They could use a bit more rumble, but I was expecting this, as I'm more used to a B&W ASW675 subwoofer going down to 17Hz, but it's definately not fair to try to compare the Z4's to an almost 40x pricier set, is it ?
I might have tried the Z-2300's but I didn't want to put more into the speakers of my PC and the line-in jack on the remote comes quite handy and the Z-2300's don't have that.
I'd really recommend them, I don't regret my choice at all !
If you want more than this, I'd probably tell you to rather go for the Z-2300's, they sure must be good as they're definately better than the already excellent Z4's.