• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Listen up...

    • Written by from NEWARK

    ... because you will not get a better sound at this price. It's extraordinary, but not surprising given Bowers & Wilkins many years of experience at designing and building speakers. It was worth the previous price of £299, but now it's an absolute bargain.

    I also own the predecessor, the Zeppelin Mini, but the improvement on (an already excellent) sound is clear; you wouldn't expect this quality from a speaker system of this size. And to compare further, I also own a Bose SoundDock Series II which is trumped by the Mini and Z2.

    Surprisingly, I've not had a problem with AirPlay. In fact, connecting the Z2 seems to have stabilised the streaming. Beforehand I only connected to AppleTV as an AirPlay speaker, but I kept losing the connection. Since buying the Z2 a few weeks ago, not one problem (and I use it daily). Weird.

    And if you have no problem with AirPlay, the Z2 is probably the cheapest way to set up a multi-room sound system.

    My only slight criticism (I'm being picky) is with the lowest volume setting. Sometimes I like to play music quite low whilst reading, but the Z2 doesn't seem to have a really quiet setting (unlike the Mini). But I really am being picky.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    B&W A2 is a nice speaker, indeed.

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    I know this means something new and improved is likely on the horizon, but as I sit here listening to Tom Petty's Wildflowers album, I am reminded of how much I appreciate the sound of my B&W products over Bose et al.

    Any connectivity issues have been minor and infrequent.

    A great buy at $199.00

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's actually really good

    • Written by from Calgary

    So lots of people have had issues with Airplay until they realized that they need to use 802.11.G to set it up. Okay so that is somewhat misleading. But beyond that, I have an Apple HiFi and compared to that this B&W Z2 is 95% there. And, it is clearer. I think that B&W designed a very good product. For the size of it, the sound that comes out of it is nothing but remarkable. Incredible in fact.

    Forget the airplay issues - yes it is a bit finicky but worth the hassle believe me and I am listening now,

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent speaker!

    • Written by from Leon

    I just bought this amazing speakers, has a really great sound and and an amazing bass, better than other speakers I've experienced like Bose, Sonos, and also Beats.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Z2 the best little airplay speaker!

    • Written by from Fairfax

    I picked up the Z2 last night from the Apple store, I originally wanted the bigger A5 but when I saw these have been marked down by half ant only $199 I couldn't pass it up. I was a bit skeptical at first because this is the entry level model but when I heard it I was very impressed. I listen to industrial music mostly I also tried some classical and world music they all sound immaculate. The instruments and the vocals the violin drums and synths all sound like you are there and it has a very natural base and mids and treble..I like the fact that it has lightning connector I will charge my phone on it from now on it freed up one plug by my bed.i uses it on my iPad iPhone and also as my imac speaker..highly recommended I don't know how long this price break will last.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    B&W Z2 Review

    • Written by from AUSTIN

    Purchased for $199.00. (Was $399.00) Easy to set-up... Great sound... Perfect for my 900 square foot apartment, etc. Songs played: Ludovico Einaudi "Fly", Pearl Jam "Crazy Mary" (Live) The Cure "Open" (Live) James Hand "Shadows Where the Magic Was", Wilco -Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Album, Tom Waits "16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six", Tom Petty -The Live Anthology, Sigur Ros "INNI", Heartless Btds "Only For You". All Sounded Great... Well-Balanced sound... At $199.00, a steal.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, easy set up

    • Written by from Laguna Niguel

    Set up was as easy as it gets! Great sound, good bass response. Looking forward to purchasing more Bowers products!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound in small spaces.

    • Written by from Windermere

    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bowers and wilkins z2

    • Written by from Solihull

    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

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing [Airplay/iOS] Speaker

    • Written by from Platte City

    Bowers & Wilkins has once again made an amazing speaker system. I chose to purchase this speaker over the A5, because I still like to have the choice to use my speaker as a dock (this comes in handy especially when internet is down or you take it where internet is nowhere to be found: I know... there are still such places). The speaker has unparalleled balance, from solid bass to warm mids to crystal-clear highs. The only negative (if such a word applies to this system) is at maximum volumes, there is some distortion, but that applies to across the board, especially at this price. It is also worth to mention that, at half-volume, the B&W Z2 fills a room with a very spacious and warm sound; but if party-level sound is what you are looking for, the B&W Z2 (or A5 or A7 for that matter) is not your speaker - go for Beats by Dre where volume surpasses quality.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow! Speaker quality beyond my wildest imagination.

    • Written by from Portland

    I just purchased the Z2 after four years of vacillation and reading useless reviews. Finally a diligent relative went and listened to at least a dozen contenders for "best Airplay speakers" and concluded that the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin series had the best sound [within a reasonable budget]. I opted for the Z2 because it is smaller in size than the Zeppelin itself and has an option for light gray color.

    The quality is something previously unknown to me except in high end audiophile equipment. There is a crispness and clarity of tone that allows you to hear every note and which works equally well with vocal as well as instrumental music. It will fill a room and, yet, not seem overwhelming.

    Set up is so easy that some people will feel disoriented [see previous reviews]. You download an app from the B & W site; THEN you plug in the speaker; the app will ask you to select your WiFi network and password, and "ecco" your speaker will appear in the iTunes list.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from McHenry

    A great product from a great company. I have been listening to mine for a few days now. I am listening to a variety of genres trying to find a flaw with the sound. So far, nothing. I am not sure why people are having problems with this. Setup was really easy. If you're familiar with B&W, the quality is on par with everything else. If you're not familiar with the brand, it's time for you to make the switch. You will be glad that you did.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small with good sound quality

    • Written by from Auburn

    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.

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