Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System

$199.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 16 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 (4.0 average)
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  • 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

    43 of 47 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

    44 of 66 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

    19 of 29 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Small with good sound quality
  • B&W Z2 Review

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased for $199.00. (Was $399.00) Easy to set-up... Great sound... Perfect for my 900 square foot apartment, etc. Songs played Purchased for $199.00. (Was $399.00) Easy to set-up... Great sound... Perfect for my 900 square foot apartment, etc. Songs played: Ludovico Einaudi "Fly", Pearl Jam "Crazy Mary" (Live) The Cure "Open" (Live) James Hand "Shadows Where the Magic Was", Wilco -Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Album, Tom Waits "16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six", Tom Petty -The Live Anthology, Sigur Ros "INNI", Heartless Btds "Only For You". All Sounded Great... Well-Balanced sound... At $199.00, a steal.

    • Written by from AUSTIN
    Was this useful? B&W Z2 Review
  • Reasonable sound - Appalling wireless connectivity.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    The Z2 speakers from my use has reasonable sound. The mistimes are full and the treble is balance, with subtle bass. Sound does ge The Z2 speakers from my use has reasonable sound. The mistimes are full and the treble is balance, with subtle bass. Sound does get very muddy at higher volumes, particularly in the treble end, to the extent that I would describe it disappointing compared to B&Ws flagship Zeppelin Speaker.

    Regardless, the wifi connectivity is appalling. Even with the Airport Express in the same room, airplay regularly dropped out, and would fail to connect until rebooting the speaker. Connecting directly to the inbuilt wifi, the same issue occurred. I have seen in several B&W speakers (including the A5) and in every case, the wireless cuts out anything as soon as 5 minutes into a song. Having also tried a host of other Airplay speakers, including the Bose Soundlink, and AirPlay from an airport express, I know this is not an issue with the airplay technology itself, but with the wifi built into the speakers.

    My advice? Plug in, connect via Ethernet, or don't buy it.

    • Written by

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Reasonable sound - Appalling wireless connectivity.
  • Bowers & Wilkins Sound Quality but...

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    PROS: Good Construction, Great Sound at medium level, decent bass, and good looking.
    CONS: Sound at high levels but the best i h 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.

    • Written by from Barcarena
    Was this useful? Bowers & Wilkins Sound Quality but...

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