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.
- UPC or EAN No.: 714346314904
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Ratings & Reviews
Clarity is immaculate..
Before I give my review... to the person who struggled to setup the airplay.. may I suggest reading the instructions step by step, Before I give my review... to the person who struggled to setup the airplay.. may I suggest reading the instructions step by step, or get someone else to do it if you are not tech savvy. I tried to rush through without reading the instructions and stuffed it up.. I went back to the start and did it step by step and it worked first go..
Now the review.
I originally tested he speaker in the shop and wasn't that impressed, due to all the background noise of the store I think. The Z2 appeared to lack any real drive. I only went back and purchased it after reading all the online reviews. I was looking for something to replace my old and now dead, but amazing JBL Radial.
Once setup, I put on a few of my favorite songs and was so far impressed, but not overly so. It wasn't however until I put on Adele's turning tables that the clarity hit me... I then went on search for all my favorite piano and acoustic guitar tracks.. the clarity on this thing is immaculate. and you can easily be mistaken for thinking a pianist is in your room. even my wife, who plays the piano said the same. (we have a piano in our house)
I then went left of field and tried a few Metallica tracks and even found the bass to be rich for this size of speaker. The deciding song that bought it all home was smashing pumpkins mayonnaise. This is a song that starts out really soft, but then kicks into a well distorted crescendo that is usually washed out in the bass section by most stereos.. though the B&W Z2 washed out nothing..
if you are umming and arring about what dock to buy... then um and ar no more. if you appreciate clarity of your music over simple partying pumping volume and bass.. then look no further.. buy the Z2. …
- Written by Peter B from mullaloo
Only if they did MM-1 with Airplay... otherwise z2 is superb piece of speakers from B&W. The design is beautiful and sleek, blends Only if they did MM-1 with Airplay... otherwise z2 is superb piece of speakers from B&W. The design is beautiful and sleek, blends in well. As I haven't tested the sound in store so was really excited when played my lossless through them... OMG it was beautiful, Closed my eyes and sat right in front of it and it feels like I was in Royal Albert Hall listening to LSO playing Bach. Filled the room beautifully, obvious note is that my living room is not huge so it definitely fills it well. Trying out some different genres like RnB, Rock, etc I was very positively surprised by the Bass from such a tiny package! The bass is very very decent. I don't know if it is my settings, but as I wanted to listen through the speakers after 2200 (have don't disturb thy neighbour policy) I couldn't get the sound down enough. Thus I don't really understand the reviews saying it does not perform well at higher volumes... and those saying the sound is not loud enough. At the price less than £200 definitely a buy!
On setting up the AIrplay, well super easy! Download the app follow the steps and you're fine!! If you skip ahead or think you know what your doing and haven't followed the steps, it might seem much trickier than it actually is. In Overall beautiful piece of kit and amazing sound. Superb music player while preparing food and stuff. …
- Written by Weixu Y from London
5 of 5 people found this useful
The sound of the dock is fine. But I've attempted to set airplay up using my Mac, my iPhone, and my iPad, each time receiving the The sound of the dock is fine. But I've attempted to set airplay up using my Mac, my iPhone, and my iPad, each time receiving the same error message. I phoned their customer service line, and all of their reps were busy assisting other callers (who were most likely also having problems with setup). Rather than being placed on hold, I was disconnected. Will be returning immediately. …
- Written by Mark S from New Westminister
23 of 76 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
How large is the gap for an iPhone 6 Plus on the sides? The Apple leather case is as slim of a case as I've seen, and I hope it would fit
- Asked by Jonathan S from Carmel
- Dec 10, 2014
can you airplay from a mac air computer
- Asked by Martyn B from Carnforth
- Dec 14, 2014
If I buy two of these, will they work together seamlessly?
- Asked by David C from Blacktown
- Dec 3, 2014
Will the dock be compatible with the iPhone 6 Plus? (of course i'm talking about the connection, not airplay)
- Asked by Mario C from Paris
- Sep 23, 2014
Yes it will, but without any case on the phone. I have one and it works perfectly.
- Answered by Rolando D from Naples
- Nov 26, 2014
Will the dock be compatible with the iPhone 6 or will the opening be too small for it?
- Asked by Mikael B from Rockland
- Sep 10, 2014
Yes it works fine with the standard 6. In fact it fits in with a leather case, something that never Yes it works fine with the standard 6. In fact it fits in with a leather case, something that never worked with my 5. …
- Answered by Peter D
- Sep 19, 2014
Can iPhone 6plus be put on the lightning dock?
- Asked by Zhang L from Boston
- Sep 11, 2014
Yep ! My 6+ fits just perfectly ! How awesome is that ;p
Wouldn't fit with a case unless it's reall Yep ! My 6+ fits just perfectly ! How awesome is that ;p
Wouldn't fit with a case unless it's really slim though... …
- Answered by Jacques S from Charlemagne
- Oct 18, 2014