Setting up the speakers is extremely easy. There are any 2 things to plug in the power cable and USB cable and you are good to go. After you have that setup you want to go ahead and install the LCD manager software.
The LCD manager software is very easy to use. You are given 5 different programs that can be running at one time, POP3 monitor, countdown timer, media display, LCD clock, and performance monitor. You can choose which programs you want running. You can also configure each program by just highlighting it and hitting the configure button. The software is very user-friendly; almost anyone can set it up. The only thing bad about the software is that it only works on Windows, so for the time being Linux and Mac users are out of luck in that department.
Once you are finally done setting everything up you can see the LCD in action. The LCD is the same color as the backlighting on the touch-sensitive buttons so it really works well. The LCD is really what sets the Z-10's apart from so many other speaker systems out there. The graphic LCD provides a great deal of information that is easy to read and the 4 hot keys come in handy.
Well it looks good but how does it sound? You really do not expect much out of a 2.0 speaker system; with the lack of a subwoofer you are really limited on the bass thumping sound. Now I was very impressed with the sound quality despite not having a subwoofer. Each satellite has a woofer and a tweeter, combining these 2 really gives you a great audio experience, much better than what I have heard from other desktop systems.
Logitech has done a great job putting quality components into the speakers that make up for the lack of a subwoofer and power (30W). You can throw any type of music at these speakers and you will get good crisp sound without any distortion.