Bowers & Wilkins Z2 AirPlay Wireless Speaker
Bowers & Wilkins Z2 AirPlay Wireless Speaker
Get pristine sound and wireless connectivity all within a package that fits into your life with the Z2 speaker and docking station from Bowers & Wilkins. Dock your latest generation iPhone or iPod using the Lightning connector or use AirPlay to stream any track from your iTunes library from wherever you are.
Z2’s design and sleek styling make it a versatile speaker suited to practically any home environment. The Lightning connector vanishes from view when not in use, it’s constructed from a sleek and highly durable combination of rubber and stainless steel and comes in a choice of white or black.
- Full-range drive units
- Lightning connector for docking and charging latest iPhone and iPod
- Flowport technology for great bass sound
- AirPlay for high-resolution wireless audio streaming
- Class D amplifier technology
- High-quality digital-to-analogue convertors (DAC)
- Digital signal processing (DSP) monitors for great sound at all volume levels
Did you notice?You could even link up several Z2s to create a wireless multi-room sound system.
Apple Recommends ForGetting high-quality sound with the added convenience of WiFi.
What's in the Box?
- Bowers & Wilkins Z2 AirPlay Wireless Speaker
- Remote control
- Power supply & cable
- Quick start guide
- Frequency Response: 42 Hz - 22,000 Hz
- Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack, Lightning Connector
- Other Features: AirPlay, Lightning Connector
- Connections: AirPlay, Lightning
- Drivers: 2 x 87.5 mm
- Power Source: AC
- Height: 180 mm/7.09 in.
- Width: 320 mm/12.6 in.
- Weight: 2600 g
- Length: 100 mm/3.94 in.
- Mfr. Part Number: FP33634
- UPC or EAN No.: 714346314775
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
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Ratings & Reviews
Good speaker, but..
This is a really great speaker! It has very nice sound quality and is a lot smaller than I expected (a good thing!). I've had th This is a really great speaker! It has very nice sound quality and is a lot smaller than I expected (a good thing!). I've had the B&W A7 previously and while the sound quality of the Z2 is not as good, it's pretty hard to tell the difference. The only complaint I have is that this product is a little difficult to set-up. There are not very many instructions other than Airplay options, and it took a little bit to figure out how to play music through the dock and not Airplay. All in all though a good speaker and I do not regret my purchase! …
- Written by Russell M from Chicago
36 of 40 people found this useful
Musical wonder but technical blunder...
Packaging "à la Apple". Musical quality is better than anything I had had before in this format: Boston Acoustics, Bose, Geneva La Packaging "à la Apple". Musical quality is better than anything I had had before in this format: Boston Acoustics, Bose, Geneva Labs. Plays louder than I would have thought considering the size, same for the BASS, it's very decent for the size. The sound is precise, just like B&W's MM-1. Me being literate in network settings and audio video connections, I had to look for an online instructions manual as my Z2 would not connect to to my WiFi (Airport Extreme most recent version)... in the end, I had to disable the 5 Ghz to be able to join anything other than the Guest Network. That's a shame, Macs have had 5 Ghz for years now.
Next, I have not managed to be able to play anything from the dock whether from iPod Touch, iPod nano, or iPhone 5. The Z2 does not switch input either from the button on the back or from the remote. I like the thing and I want it to work, I am starting to think my unit could be defective.
One other thing, the online instructions mention charging whilst docked with the Z2 off... does not work for me... with it being in a bedroom, I want a WiFi free zone during the night so it's disappointing... …
- Written by Andre L from Quebec
38 of 60 people found this useful
Small with good sound quality
Big fan of B&W. The sound is good in small size. I'm not sure if A7 has a much better quality. However, this one is much cheaper, Big fan of B&W. The sound is good in small size. I'm not sure if A7 has a much better quality. However, this one is much cheaper, andI think it's the best speaker at this price. …
- Written by Kelong W from Auburn
17 of 27 people found this useful
Great Sound, easy set up
Set up was as easy as it gets! Great sound, good bass response. Looking forward to purchasing more Bowers products!!!
- Written by Ryan M from Laguna Niguel
Great sound in small spaces.
I picked up a Z2 recently, replacing my Zeppelin Mini, it's predecessor. It's sound is superb for the purpose it fills. You will I picked up a Z2 recently, replacing my Zeppelin Mini, it's predecessor. It's sound is superb for the purpose it fills. You will frankly get better sound from the larger B&W speakers such as Zeppelin Air, the A5 and the A7, but these units are much larger and much more expensive. The Z2 fills a perfect niche for a small space where you don't need to go overboard with A/V gear, but still want great sound. I have a small corner area in my kitchen that it is perfect for. I still have plenty of space on my countertops, but have a wonderful speaker system and area to dock and charge my iPhone. I also like that it's cabinet (compared to the Zeppelin Mini before it) now features a rubberized top and metal grill. This is much more durable and easy to clean for an area such as a kitchen that may be within 5 or 6 feet of a wet space. Easy setup through the B&W app, and very simple to either dock and play music, or stream through Airplay. You can even choose to play via Airplay while your iPhone or iPod is docked in the station. This is nice if you may be taking it on and off the dock frequently, and your music will continue to play. The lightning connection also swivels forward slightly so you will not damage your connection if removing your iPhone/iPod at a slight angle. Still a little pricey for an iPhone/iPod speaker dock, but I doubt that you will find one of this size that sounds so great and carries the Bowers and Wilkins name and backing. A small gloss riverbed stone style remote control is also included. A great speaker for expanding where you have quick music capability in your home. Highly recommend. …
- Written by Michael P from Windermere
Bowers and wilkins z2
The Z2 you will find has a real good quality feel, it's got a good weight to it and ticks all the boxes for a quality build as you The Z2 you will find has a real good quality feel, it's got a good weight to it and ticks all the boxes for a quality build as you would expect spending £329.99.
I can't understand the people that have trouble setting these up as Airplay it's really simple.
Not as good as a Zepplin understandably , I have both but sits in the lounge not noticed.
The wife wouldn't let me have another Zepplin.��
In short you won't be disappointed with the sound,but it does have limitations on volume …
- Written by Paul M from Solihull
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will the B&W Z2 work with my new iMac through airplay?
- Asked by Kent B from Barrie
Yes! They work excellently. I just bought one, so I can speak from experience.
Notice that th Yes! They work excellently. I just bought one, so I can speak from experience.
Notice that there is a Browse By option in which you can select "Airplay" and see only those speakers that have Airplay capability. The Z2, of course, is included.
By the way, I have to tell you, this speaker is excellent, beyond anything I imagined possible in a compact [and attractive] design. …
- Answered by Richard B from Portland