Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System
Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System
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.
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.
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.
- 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)
- 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 ForExperience 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
- 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
- Mfr. Part Number: FP33634
- UPC or EAN No.: 714346318438
- 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
Ratings & Reviews
Good speaker, but..
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 Russell M from Chicago
42 of 46 people found this useful
Musical wonder but technical blunder...
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 Andre L from Quebec
43 of 65 people found this useful
Small with good sound quality
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 Kelong W from Auburn
18 of 28 people found this useful
Reasonable sound - Appalling wireless connectivity.
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 James S
1 of 1 people found this useful
Bowers & Wilkins Sound Quality but...
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 Ricardo M from Barcarena
Really??? Only wireless G??? Returning this product
Just bought the product. Looks beautiful and after plugging my iphone, sounds great!
But wireless connection....that is a whole Just bought the product. Looks beautiful and after plugging my iphone, sounds great!
But wireless connection....that is a whole other story. I would have to bring all my devices (mac, apple tv, iphone, printer, etc) to the slow Wireless G. This is a 2003 wireless technology already replaced by "n" in 2009. But the Z2 does not have it!
I will have to return the product next week. Shame. It looked good. But I feel cheated because they do not advertise in the box or the website this very important detail. …
- Written by Gustavo V from New York
3 of 6 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
On the pics above the dock is covered or not shown on some pics... Is there a way to cover the dock like that?
- Asked by Samin A from Toronto
- Aug 13, 2014
The Dock itself is recessed, therefore on some of the photographs you cannot see it because of the a The Dock itself is recessed, therefore on some of the photographs you cannot see it because of the angle.
There is no specific cover for the dock …
- Answered by Stuart S from Ferrin
- Aug 15, 2014
WILL THESE WORK THROUGH MY MAC BOOK PRO 15" MID 2010
- Asked by Neil P
- Aug 15, 2014
Can i plug this into my hdmi tv to watch my movies and listen to music?
- Asked by James R from La Mirada
- Sep 13, 2013
not via HDMI.
there's a 3.5mm input jack that you can use as long as your TV has a 3.5mm AUX out not via HDMI.
there's a 3.5mm input jack that you can use as long as your TV has a 3.5mm AUX out and will provide you with stereo output only. …
- Answered by Mark O from Seattle
- Nov 7, 2013
Will the B&W Z2 work with my new iMac through airplay?
- Asked by Kent B from Barrie
- May 28, 2013
Yes! They work excellently. I just bought one, so I can speak from experience.
Notice that th Yes! They work excellently. I just bought one, so I can speak from experience.
Notice that there is a Browse By option in which you can select "Airplay" and see only those speakers that have Airplay capability. The Z2, of course, is included.
By the way, I have to tell you, this speaker is excellent, beyond anything I imagined possible in a compact [and attractive] design. …
- Answered by Richard B from Portland
- Aug 18, 2013