Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System

$199.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 4 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

    • UPC or EAN No.: 714346314843

    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
  • Excellent sound in a compact package

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The sound on this thing is amazing. It's a small package that really delivers. The airplay set-up is really easy. Once you've pair The sound on this thing is amazing. It's a small package that really delivers. The airplay set-up is really easy. Once you've paired it with your wifi it works perfectly across all of your apple products. Would highly recommend this to any one looking for a compact speaker system with some really great sound

    • Written by from Jersey City

    59 of 68 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent sound in a compact package
  • Flawed Wonder

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The sound from this inexpensive unit is awesome. I recently used it to provide background music for two rooms containing 150 peopl The sound from this inexpensive unit is awesome. I recently used it to provide background music for two rooms containing 150 people. No sweat. Volume to spare. Great sound.

    Now for the bad part: the WiFi. For some reason B&W has chosen to only allow airplay thru a home WiFi router. You can't just play directly from your iPhone to the unit as you can, for instance, with a Bose unit. I think B&W was trying to emulate Sonos or something. It was not a good decision. The result for me is that even at home, where I have good WiFi, even on the same floor, the sound cuts in and out. So I connect to it with an AUX cable. Not what I had in mind.

    There is an app you use to set up the WiFi. (Proof that your iPhone could connect directly to the unit over WiFi.) That app is just for setup; it can't be used to control anything (like volume). Since there is no volume control on the unit itself, if you lose the little remote you are SOL.

    Wish I could write a more positive review because the sound is indeed awesome.

    • Written by from New York

    5 of 7 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Flawed Wonder
  • It's not bad

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    The sound is outstanding comparing to other $199 model. My last speaker was a JPL Pulse, which could be connected to my iPhone thr The sound is outstanding comparing to other $199 model. My last speaker was a JPL Pulse, which could be connected to my iPhone through bluetooth, didn't provide such good sound, but the bluetooth feature was really convenient. This Z2 can only play music from the Apple devices thru wifi. It also seems that it can only work when plugged in. These two facts make this Z2 speaker not quite so portable. I wish I could say more good things about it other than its amazing sound, but I just bought it and I hope that there's something better about it to discover.

    • Written by from 成都

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? It's not bad
  • It's not bad

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    The sound is outstanding comparing to other $199 model. My last speaker was a JPL Pulse, which could be connected to my iPhone thr The sound is outstanding comparing to other $199 model. My last speaker was a JPL Pulse, which could be connected to my iPhone through bluetooth, didn't provide such good sound, but the bluetooth feature was really convenient. This Z2 can only play music from the Apple devices thru wifi. It also seems that it can only work when plugged in. These two facts make this Z2 speaker not quite so portable. I wish I could say more good things about it other than its amazing sound, but I just bought it and I hope that there's something better about it to discover.

    • Written by from 成都

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? It's not bad
  • Flawed Wonder

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The sound from this inexpensive unit is awesome. I recently used it to provide background music for two rooms containing 150 peopl The sound from this inexpensive unit is awesome. I recently used it to provide background music for two rooms containing 150 people. No sweat. Volume to spare. Great sound.

    Now for the bad part: the WiFi. For some reason B&W has chosen to only allow airplay thru a home WiFi router. You can't just play directly from your iPhone to the unit as you can, for instance, with a Bose unit. I think B&W was trying to emulate Sonos or something. It was not a good decision. The result for me is that even at home, where I have good WiFi, even on the same floor, the sound cuts in and out. So I connect to it with an AUX cable. Not what I had in mind.

    There is an app you use to set up the WiFi. (Proof that your iPhone could connect directly to the unit over WiFi.) That app is just for setup; it can't be used to control anything (like volume). Since there is no volume control on the unit itself, if you lose the little remote you are SOL.

    Wish I could write a more positive review because the sound is indeed awesome.

    • Written by from New York

    5 of 7 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Flawed Wonder
  • Unimpressed

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The sound of the dock is fine. But I've attempted to set airplay up using my Mac, my iPhone, and my iPad, each time receiving the The sound of the dock is fine. But I've attempted to set airplay up using my Mac, my iPhone, and my iPad, each time receiving the same error message. I phoned their customer service line, and all of their reps were busy assisting other callers (who were most likely also having problems with setup). Rather than being placed on hold, I was disconnected. Will be returning immediately.

    • Written by from New Westminister

    25 of 80 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Unimpressed

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