• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Salisbury

    I'm a software engineer and I couldn't get this thing to work. It took me about 10 attempts at resetting and going through the setup process before finally realizing that it's not compatible with 5Ghz wireless networks, which is going to be a huge problem and disappointment for a lot of people. PS: The sound quality at low volumes is unimpressive. Buy something else.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh no!

    • Written by from Richardson

    First, it needed me to download an app. Then it set up blue tooth...then it wanted to be connected to my WI-Fi. Even when I put in the dock it would only use Air Play. Which was a disaster. It kept cutting out every ten seconds. I never heard an entire song. We even bought the cord to plug it into our W-Fi box. No better. We took it back. No thanks. If there was a way to play without W-Fi since I keep all my music offline that would have been really nice to know. Don't care anymore. I got the Beats XL. It has great sound and it works, all of the time!!!!

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really??? Only wireless G??? Returning this product

    • Written by from New York

    Just bought the product. Looks beautiful and after plugging my iphone, sounds great!

    But wireless connection....that is a whole other story. I would have to bring all my devices (mac, apple tv, iphone, printer, etc) to the slow Wireless G. This is a 2003 wireless technology already replaced by "n" in 2009. But the Z2 does not have it!

    I will have to return the product next week. Shame. It looked good. But I feel cheated because they do not advertise in the box or the website this very important detail.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot Use An iPhone With A Case Whilst Docked ... What's The Point Then?

    • Written by from Daly City

    Let me to save you some frustration; avoid the Z2 until a redesign comes along. The dock is not properly designed or constructed to allow an iPhone 5 or 5s to fit with a small case or bumper into the dock for charging and playback. This means it is impossible to use the Z2 as advertised for charging your iPhone and playback of music housed on the iPhone when docked. Sure the sound is great, AirPlay is great, and setup is great. But, when the most basic design element is fatally flawed you should not waste your money. I'm a diehard Bowers & Wilkins fan too. It pains me greatly to pan one of their products. It's surprising to see their team so botched the design of the Z2. Such a shame.

    3 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I was expecting

    • Written by from Cobb

    Being an owner of the original Zeppelin mini, I waited several years -and had great expectations- for a fresh and updated version of the small B&W speakers but I am very dissapointed with the final product: this speaker system doesn´t allow you to rotate your idevice to watch movies horizontally, the app to setup airplay needs a lot of work and most important: it´s very expensive. If I had to spend over $399 I rather put $100 extra to get the A5. I´ll return it and will buy an Apple airport xpress and plug it to my old zeppelin mini aux port, that´s airplay functionality under $100 usd!! because the Z2 (in my opinion) is just a super expensive charging dock. Sorry B&W, I´ll wait a few more years to give you my money again.
    Pros:Good sound
    Cons:Same ol´ design, useless dock, app needs a major update, expensive.

    10 of 30 people found this useful