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
48 of 52 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
47 of 70 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
19 of 29 people found this useful
It's actually really good
So lots of people have had issues with Airplay until they realized that they need to use 802.11.G to set it up. Okay so that is so So lots of people have had issues with Airplay until they realized that they need to use 802.11.G to set it up. Okay so that is somewhat misleading. But beyond that, I have an Apple HiFi and compared to that this B&W Z2 is 95% there. And, it is clearer. I think that B&W designed a very good product. For the size of it, the sound that comes out of it is nothing but remarkable. Incredible in fact.
Forget the airplay issues - yes it is a bit finicky but worth the hassle believe me and I am listening now, …
- Written by Robert A from Calgary
2 of 2 people found this useful
I just bought this amazing speakers, has a really great sound and and an amazing bass, better than other speakers I've experienced I just bought this amazing speakers, has a really great sound and and an amazing bass, better than other speakers I've experienced like Bose, Sonos, and also Beats. …
- Written by Mau J from Leon
1 of 2 people found this useful
Z2 the best little airplay speaker!
I picked up the Z2 last night from the Apple store, I originally wanted the bigger A5 but when I saw these have been marked down b I picked up the Z2 last night from the Apple store, I originally wanted the bigger A5 but when I saw these have been marked down by half ant only $199 I couldn't pass it up. I was a bit skeptical at first because this is the entry level model but when I heard it I was very impressed. I listen to industrial music mostly I also tried some classical and world music they all sound immaculate. The instruments and the vocals the violin drums and synths all sound like you are there and it has a very natural base and mids and treble..I like the fact that it has lightning connector I will charge my phone on it from now on it freed up one plug by my bed.i uses it on my iPad iPhone and also as my imac speaker..highly recommended I don't know how long this price break will last. …
- Written by Amir H from Fairfax
1 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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 10, 2014
Yes open System Preferences then and open Sound you will see output airplay
- Answered by Jason W
- Aug 27, 2014
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
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