Question about Logitech X-540 Computer Speakers

11 Answers

Logitech x540 speakers- rear speakers distorted on matrix mode

Hello,

I set up my new logitech x540 speakers and:

1) Apparently I have to use matrix mode for ALL music since there isn't a media player out there that supports 5.1 surround sound and music is recorded for two speakers.

2) THE BIG ISSUE: While I'm listening to music on matrix mode the rear speakers sound very distorted. I don't experience this with classical music but on more percussive popular music.

and...

3) Occasionally I'll get crackles on a song

Any idea why this is happening (esp #2)?

My PC info:
Inspiron 530
Windows Vista
Sound Blaster Audigy MB Audio (integrated)

My computer is supposed to support up to 7.1 surround.

Thanks for the help!

Posted by on

  • chazpiano Apr 28, 2008

    I fixed it. In order to get surround sound you have to convert it to a WMA and use Windows Media Player, not itunes which doesn't support surround.

×

11 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I installed my soundcard which is the sound blaster SE audigy but when i try to test the sound i see that it does not sound separately.What i have to do to make them sound saperately when i'm testing it ?

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

One easy fix to the problem of distortion in rear speakers is (if you do not have a higher-end sound card) to buy a three way quarter inch splitter. Simply plug the three quarter inch cables coming from the speaker system into the three female ends on the splitter and then plug the single quarter inch jack into your computer - this sends the same audio to all of the speakers.

Posted on May 29, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

The problem with the rear speaker is in mp3 itself not in the system. if you play from a original cd it will sound nice suroundy in matrix mode.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009

I had the same problem only my 2 front sats and my sub was playing without matrix but in realtek high definition driver theres a thing called speaker fill it play on all speakers hope i helpt

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

Okay. first off. onboard sound does not support 5.1/7.1 even though they claim to.
if you have a soundcard. your in luck. just set the channels to 2
speakers to 5.1 and disable Virtual 7.1 surround. also music plays through all the speakers when i use itunes to play them.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

Hi
please hep me, i want to buy logitech x540 speakers but i saw some where they sad this isnt good so i am be worry about that, i want to now is it good for music?

and in compare edifier r501 and logitech x540 , which is good for music?

thanks

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

X540 is designed to have a 5.1 setup. if you have enough plugs in the back of your computer then i suggest you plug in all of them and configure it to 5.1. matrix mode changes the 2 back and 1 centre speakers to work if you dont have 5.1 configured/set up. this is sort of dodgey because i think it only plays sounds under 1khz so thats probably why you dont hear singing in a song and only some sound.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

Some sound cards have a function call "stereo expander" or something like that and will play sound through all the channels

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

"my rear speakers are only supporting the music but not when a singings come in from a song .. and it isnt as loud as my front speakers when it is the same watts ( 2 x 7.4W )"
your rear speakers are just "surround" speakers so maybe thats why no vocals go through there.the rear speakers only sound softer because u mainly hear the centre speaker (which ur suppose to) the centre speaker acts as a "link" to the left n right channels

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

Well i temporarily found an alternative...if you can try to disconnect the orange cord from your PC(center/sub)...see if thats better....i mean just leave it hanging there...just a suggestion though...but it worked for me...

Posted on May 27, 2008

I have the exactly the same problem .. my rear speakers are only supporting the music but not when a singings come in from a song .. and it isnt as loud as my front speakers when it is the same watts ( 2 x 7.4W )

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Subwoofer sound weird I don't know what is the


maybe something in the speaker(s) are broken.

Mar 20, 2013 | Computer Speakers

1 Answer

Logitech Subwoofer X540 PC speaker System


HELLO THERE AND WELCOME TO FIXYA
IF YOU ARE NEEDING PARTS FOR YOUR SYSTEM YOU CAN GO TO THE FOLLOWING

Wild Burro Audio Labs - DIY Full Range Speakers THEY CAN GET WHAT YOU NEED AND EVEN HELP WITH SPECS AND REPAIRS AND ALSO IF YOU CONTACT THE MANUFACTURE OF THE SYSTEM THIS IS A GREAT HELP FOR YOU OK?
BEST REGARDS MIKE

Dec 28, 2011 | Logitech Computer Speakers

1 Answer

How do I wire up my Logitech X540 Speaker system to my Lg tv?


Most TV's nowadays, have audio out RCA jacks that will allow you to send audio from the TV, to an alternate source. These speakers do come with an adapter that allows you to hook up RCA red and white audio cable, and plug them into the adapter, which goes from the RCA jack to a 1/8 in female headphone style jack. You would then need to get a 1/8 in audio cable that has two male ends, and plug that into the back of your sub woofer in the front speakers port. But this really isn't going to give you very good sound quality being it's not giving you true 5.1 surround sound, even with the matrix feature enabled!

Dec 27, 2010 | Logitech X-540 Computer Speakers

1 Answer

Heyy mates i got the Logitech x540 speakers not long ago they are great but when i put them into my tv to play ps3 or to watch movies they all work but when i plug them into my computer witch is a...


I'm not sure if your computer is a desktop computer or a laptop.
If it is a laptop, you may click on the matrix button to enable virtual surround on the remote.

If it is a desktop computer, you need to plug more than only the green cable. You need the black cable for the rear speakers and the orange for the center and subwoofer.

You may need to set the speaker to 5.1 in windows 7 in the control panel.
You can also just activate the matrix mode for stereo source like music.

Oct 16, 2010 | Logitech X-540 Computer Speakers

2 Answers

Could you tell me what plug in ports i need for X540 or 530- on my desktop


You need three ports in order to use all the speakers 5.1 sound. They are all headphone jacks but they are front speakers, rear speakers, and sub/center

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=36-121-006-S04&SCList=36-121-006-S01%2c36-121-006-S02%2c36-121-006-S03%2c36-121-006-S04%2c36-121-006-S05%2c36-121-006-S06%2c36-121-006-S07%2c36-121-006-S08%2c36-121-006-S09%2c36-121-006-S10%2c36-121-006-S11&S7ImageFlag=2&Item=N82E16836121006&Depa=0&WaterMark=1&Description=Logitech%20X-540%2070%20watts%205.1%20Speakers

8th pic

Apr 06, 2010 | Logitech X-530 Computer Speakers

1 Answer

How to install my logitech x540 to tv AOC 32"


all speakers are connected in Sub wofer finaly connected sub wofer to system speaker out put green pin

Feb 17, 2010 | Logitech X-540 Computer Speakers

2 Answers

The mains transformer in my Logitech x540 has blown (oc on the primary). I've taken it out and its a simple single coil primary and secondary, but there are no markings on it to indicate the secondary...


You would need to rewind the coils.Do not try to do it by yourself if you have no idea what you are up-to...this time it was transformer next time it could it could be your circuit.Take it to a professional,the charges won't be much.
Good Luck.

Dec 27, 2009 | Logitech X-540 Multimedia Surround Sound...

2 Answers

Im trying to connect my Logitech X-530 to my PS3.


You need a digital decoder that is compatible with the ps3 and the speakers.

You would then run a digital optical link from the ps3 to the decoder and the normal speaker cables from the decoder to the speakers.

Decoders can be quite expensive and it can sometimes be easier to buy a set of 5.1s with the decoder either built in or included with the package.

Apr 10, 2009 | Logitech X-530 Computer Speakers

1 Answer

Logitech X540 PC speakers, rear speakers only working; LAPTOP


Goodday remmember that you have to have a 5.1 sound card to be able to use a 5.1 sorround sound system.the 5.1 has more plug inputs to plug all the speaker FRONT REAR and SUB.

Jan 03, 2009 | Logitech X-540 Computer Speakers

1 Answer

Centre speaker


Your center speaker is probably busted since you say you here an odd popping noise from it. You will need to get a new center speaker. It is not your sound card unless the same happens if you buy a new center speaker.

Oct 01, 2008 | Logitech X-540 Computer Speakers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Logitech X-540 Computer Speakers Logo

4,024 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Logitech Computer Speakers Experts

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7580 Answers

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

Level 3 Expert

10628 Answers

L Pfaff
L Pfaff

Level 3 Expert

11573 Answers

Are you a Logitech Computer Speaker Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...