Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System

$199.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 24 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The Bowers & Wilkins Z2 music system gives you the convenience of both a Lightning connector dock for the latest iPhone and iPod models and simple-to-use AirPlay technology for all your AirPlay-enabled devices such as iPad and iPad mini.

    Pristine sound

    Many of the same innovations responsible unsurpassed audio performance of Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air can be found in Z2. Proprietary technologies such as Digital Signal Processing, together with audiophile grade electronics and high-quality Digital to Analogue Converters keep music sounding wonderfully rich, controlled and fully-formed, no matter how loud you play it.

    Versatile connectivity

    With Z2, how you play your music is up to you. You can dock your latest generation iPhone or iPod using the Lightning connector. Or, thanks to built-in AirPlay technology, you can stream any track from your iTunes library from wherever you are, directly from an iPad, MacBook, or any AirPlay-enabled iOS device. You can even link up several Z2s to create a wireless multi-room sound system.

    Fits into your life

    Z2's design and sleek styling make it ideally suited to practically any home environment. Featuring a Lightning connector that vanishes from view when not in use, it's constructed from a sleek and highly durable combination of rubber and stainless steel.

    Easy set up

    The free Bowers & Wilkins Control App will walk you through the simple steps to connect your Z2 to Wi-Fi, and choose and manage your settings, all wirelessly.

  • Highlights

    • Lightning connector dock for latest iPhone and iPod models
    • AirPlay wireless audio streaming
    • Full-range drive units
    • High quality Class-D amplifiers
    • Digital-to-Analogue Convertors
    • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
    • Flowport
    • Switch mode power supply
    • Free Bowers & Wilkins Control app for easy setup and management
  • Did you notice?

    Lightning connector dock for playing music from and charging your latest iPhone and iPod models.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Experience superb wireless audio via AirPlay from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System
    • Remote control
    • Power supply
    • Quick start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • 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: 7.1 in./18 cm
    • Width: 12.6 in./32 cm
    • Weight: 5.16 lb./2.34 kg
    • Length: 3.94 in./10 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: FP33634
    • UPC or EAN No.: 714346318438

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: Two years

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Good speaker, but..

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 th 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!

    • Written by from Chicago

    63 of 67 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good speaker, but..
  • Musical wonder but technical blunder...

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Packaging "à la Apple". Musical quality is better than anything I had had before in this format: Boston Acoustics, Bose, Geneva La Packaging "à la Apple". Musical quality is better than anything I had had before in this format: Boston Acoustics, Bose, Geneva Labs. Plays louder than I would have thought considering the size, same for the BASS, it's very decent for the size. The sound is precise, just like B&W's MM-1. Me being literate in network settings and audio video connections, I had to look for an online instructions manual as my Z2 would not connect to to my WiFi (Airport Extreme most recent version)... in the end, I had to disable the 5 Ghz to be able to join anything other than the Guest Network. That's a shame, Macs have had 5 Ghz for years now.

    Next, I have not managed to be able to play anything from the dock whether from iPod Touch, iPod nano, or iPhone 5. The Z2 does not switch input either from the button on the back or from the remote. I like the thing and I want it to work, I am starting to think my unit could be defective.

    One other thing, the online instructions mention charging whilst docked with the Z2 off... does not work for me... with it being in a bedroom, I want a WiFi free zone during the night so it's disappointing...

    • Written by from Quebec

    56 of 81 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Musical wonder but technical blunder...
  • Small with good sound quality

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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, 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.

    • Written by from Auburn

    31 of 41 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Small with good sound quality
  • Poor docking functionality

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I use my Z2 at work and it will not connect over the wireless network, but I knew that when I made my purchase. Instead, I using I use my Z2 at work and it will not connect over the wireless network, but I knew that when I made my purchase. Instead, I using the docking feature of the Z2. Unfortunately, it is extremely unreliable. Some days it works fine while on others I need to reboot the Z2 in order for it to detect my iPhone.

    When it is connected, the sound is good, not outstanding.

    In the end, this product creates more problems than its worth.

    • Written by from denver
    Was this useful? Poor docking functionality
  • Terrible

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 set 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.

    • Written by from Salisbury

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Terrible
  • B&W A2 is a nice speaker, indeed.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I know this means something new and improved is likely on the horizon, but as I sit here listening to Tom Petty's Wildflowers albu 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

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? B&W A2 is a nice speaker, indeed.

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