• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from London

    Great little speaker, great build and sound.
    Dock is really nice with the genius moving moving lighting, works really well.
    Didn't try much airplay because haven't wifi but I get to connect it with the B&W app and before connect it to wifi it connect to my iPhone 5s and really works well,a few strange things after a while but overall is ok.
    Probably a high volumes is a bit of distortion but for using it in the room you are a normal loud volume is more than great,just brilliant.
    And now at almost half price.
    Isn't a reason to don't buy it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker let down by Airplay on ios

    • Written by from Sandbach

    This is a brilliant little speaker. I bought the Z2 based on my experience with the B&W Zeppelin which I have in my living room which I love. The sound is fantastic for such a small speaker and the design is very attractive.

    My only issue with the speaker is the poor airplay implementation on ios. Ok, this isn't directly an issue with the speaker but it may sway your choice if you're thinking go buying into airplay speakers; ios doesn't allow you to stream to multiple speaker at a time like itunes on a computer does. I was very disappointed to find this out, i was hoping to stream to my z2 in my kitchen and my zeppelin in my living room. It's shame this has been overlooked by apple as Sonos has always enabled streaming to multiple speakers and it is now compatible with google play music on android. I hope apple review this as the b&w airplay speakers really are excellent.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bowers & Wilkins Sound Quality but...

    • Written by from Barcarena

    PROS: Good Construction, Great Sound at medium level, decent bass, and good looking.
    CONS: Sound at high levels but the best i have heard on this size, no bluetooth, only Apple device can connect, Airplay Issues

    If you want a Good Dock for apple devices with great sound at medium sound level this is the right choice.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent audio, wimpy wireless

    • Written by from Boston

    I have no point of comparison with the more expensive B&W wireless speakers, but in absolute terms, the audio from the Z2 is excellent. I haven't been able to discern a noticeable difference in the quality between streaming via AirPlay and the direct connection to the player via the iPhone dock. Excellent for its size.

    The wireless networking features are another story. The Z2's antenna system leaves a lot to be desired. I wasted an hour trying in vain to set it up only to realize that the wireless radio only operates on 802.11g while my router was configured to 802.11n-only mode on 2.4 GHz. Switching my router to mixed mode on 2.4 GHz got the player onto the network in the end. In my kitchen, where I keep the device, the wireless connection drops out occasionally whereas my laptop and IPad have no issues. It's far from inoperable, but I'm on the verge of running Ethernet to the device to eliminate the once-a-day cutout for a minute or two.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good speaker, but..

    • Written by from Chicago

    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!

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