Bowers & Wilkins A5 AirPlay Wireless Music System

Bowers & Wilkins A5 AirPlay Wireless Music System

£399.95

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 23 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Pristine sound

    The A5 is designed to deliver spacious sound, from the highest quality audio files, wirelessly. Drivers from our M-1 speakers, anti-resonance plug technology and dimpled Flowports combine with high-quality, digital-to-analogue converters and processors to carry a digital signal untainted by distortion, to a room-filling, yet surprisingly compact, system.

    Stay in control

    Play and control music wirelessly, anywhere in the room. Or, with more than one A5 forming a multiroom system you walk your music from room to room effortlessly in the palm of your hand.

    Listening how you like it

    AirPlay on A5 works seamlessly with your favourite music apps, like Last.fm, Pandora and Mixcloud.

    Easy set-up

    The free Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay Setup App will walk you through the simple steps to connect your A5 to Wi-Fi, and choose and manage your settings, all wirelessly.

  • Highlights

    • High-quality Class-D amplifier
    • Single discreet, compact unit
    • Comes with Apple AirPlay technology
    • Optimised to handle broadest range of frequencies
    • Play music wirelessly from computer, iPhone or even apps
    • Pristine sound
  • Did you notice?

    Compact and designed to perform in out-of-the-way areas, the A5 is a great choice for places where space is at a premium.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Playing and controlling your music wirelessly, from anywhere in the room.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Bowers & Wilkins A5 AirPlay Wireless Music System
    • Power supply
    • Remote
  • Tech Specs

    • Frequency Response: 40 - 24,000 Hz
    • Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack
    • Other Features: AirPlay
    • Connections: AirPlay, Wireless
    • Drivers: 4
    • Power Source: AC
    • Height: 180 mm/7.1 in.
    • Width: 300 mm/11.8 in.
    • Weight: 3.6 kg
    • Length: 120 mm/4.7 in.
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: FP33936
    • UPC or EAN No.: 714346314935

    Warranty

    • Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Absolutely Fantastic

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Picked up on of these from my local hi-fi shop and all I can say is WOW. Very easy to setup, you just download the free B&W app f Picked up on of these from my local hi-fi shop and all I can say is WOW. Very easy to setup, you just download the free B&W app from the app store, configure the settings and you're up ready to go in less than 2 minutes. Couldn't be easier.

    The sound is great, I found that playing my music at about a third of the maximum volume was perfect, but if you need to, you can really crank up the volume and make some noise.

    It looks great too.

    very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend it.

    • Written by from DERBY

    80 of 85 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Absolutely Fantastic
  • Brilliant

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just get one today in the Regent Street Apple Store.
    Really easy to set up and start playing your iTunes library.
    It sounds incr Just get one today in the Regent Street Apple Store.
    Really easy to set up and start playing your iTunes library.
    It sounds incredible,crisp and clear..A joy listen music in this thing ..
    Totally worth it .. Well done once again ..

    • Written by from London

    61 of 74 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Brilliant
  • Escellent Speaker for the price

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I just bought this speaker 2 days ago from covent garden apple store. I have been using the B&W speakers for ipod and iphone for l I just bought this speaker 2 days ago from covent garden apple store. I have been using the B&W speakers for ipod and iphone for long.

    Well the speaker packs some good sound. I found the sound better then the Zeppelin Air. The setup was done in less then 2 minutes. Its light and portable to carry. Fantastic sound and if you are someone who loves instrumental or classical music this is the right speaker.

    Was comparing it with the Bang & Olufsen PLAY Beolit and I found the B&W much better in terms of sound. Design wise B&O is great but we are not paying for the design.

    Dont have any second thoughts go for this model. Found the sales women not very smart when explaining about the speaker. It was like she was least bothered. Take your time in listening to the sound when buying.

    • Written by from London

    54 of 61 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Escellent Speaker for the price
  • Pretty darned good!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very impressed. Astonishing sound quality from a little box. Maybe the A7 is better, but the A5 is pretty darned good. Doubt I cou Very impressed. Astonishing sound quality from a little box. Maybe the A7 is better, but the A5 is pretty darned good. Doubt I could appreciate the difference.

    Unlike some reviewers I found Airplay easy to set up. Using iPad Air and ios 7.1 with the B&W app through a BT Homehub 3 router it worked first time.

    Not cheap, but worth the money.

    • Written by from Ashbourne
    Was this useful? Pretty darned good!
  • Superbly musical

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I already own a zeppelin air, which is fantastic, even if care needs to be taken to tame it's sometimes unruly bass. I needed to r I already own a zeppelin air, which is fantastic, even if care needs to be taken to tame it's sometimes unruly bass. I needed to replace my ageing separates system in the bedroom (4 x 4m) with something more stylish and 'wife friendly'. I didn't honestly expect too much from a product this compact, but I have to say, it's stunningly good, better than the zeppelin on balance. The sound is incredibly transparent, vocals sparkle, and treble is perfectly articulated, whilst bass is tight, fast and rythmic, and surprisingly abundant given the small size (obviously nowhere near the zeppelin in quantity). It may not be as warm as the usual b&w products and it's all the better for it since it's so musical.

    Super impressed!

    • Written by from London

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Superbly musical
  • Excellent speaker

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    We have both a Zeppelin air and a B&W A5. Initially there was problems setting up the Zeppelin but since B&W have upgraded the app We have both a Zeppelin air and a B&W A5. Initially there was problems setting up the Zeppelin but since B&W have upgraded the app the A5 connected instantly. We have had no problems with loss of sound or connectivity issues. The Zeppelin is perfect in the lounge and the A5 in the kitchen. We run them independently from iPads or both together from a desk top situated 2 floors up in a converted loft. We have no need for router boosters and the desk top is linked to a BT router through a £12 dongle. They give perfect sound for our needs and I would recommend them to anybody.

    • Written by from Lancaster
    Was this useful? Excellent speaker

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