Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System – Good job I didn’t listen and went with my ‘gut-feeling

Great sound lousy wireless system. Fantastic sound excellent, enable down by a awful wireless interface. The z2 is a neat deal: looks very good, tasks a full and loaded audio which is very surprising for its dimensions. The remote is a minor tacky and isn’t genuinely in keeping with the z2’s top quality appearance. My only real grip is the wireless sign is interrupted each time i use both my iphone, ipad or macbook. The audio drops out, at times for minutes, which is really incredibly aggravating. Seemingly it is a common difficulty. I have given that upgraded my router but are not able to inform you regardless of whether it is really an advancement as it hasn’t arrived still. On the entire i’m moderately happy, primarily as i bought it for much less that £170 new.

Very good occupation i did not hear and went with my ‘gut-emotion. So just after proudly owning a bowers and wilkins a7 i was told that anything at all else on the marketplace pales into total insignificance. Great job i didn’t listen and went with my ‘gut-emotion. ‘so i desired some thing transportable as the a7 despite the fact that pretty wonderful is just much too large and cumbersome to shift all-around ‘will-nilly. ‘ at £169 i believe that this device to be an extraordinary bargain. I’d thought of sonus and other people but felt like being faithful as the a7 is some mother of a speaker. In fact i did and bought the z2 as a result of amazon and truly envisioned extremely small. Placing up took much less than two minutes, and now is offered for me to use by way of the airbook or imac but very best of all is the ipod contact 5g. With so several eq configurations i would be very stunned if you could not discover one you liked. As i sort i’m listening to a lot of beatles hits. No not at all respectable excellent so when you play some thing modern you are going to go dippy-gaga when you listen to it electric power out some music that just begs to be played on the z2. I am continue to experiencing redbone and others from guardians of the galaxy. Tried out them by means of the z2 and stood again in entire astonishment.

This is an magnificent speaker from a seem viewpoint. But airplay sucks as it will fall short in all but the extremely most effective wifi conditions. The setup could be a lot easier and the remote does glimpse like a pocket egg vibrator, but the sound is just so magnificent i experienced to revise it up to give it four stars.

  • Usual great B & W sound, but overall package falls a bit short.
  • Good job I didn’t listen and went with my ‘gut-feeling
  • Not quite perfect
  • Good Quality Sound System
  • Great sound; lousy wireless system
  • So I settled on the B&W Z2 airplay speaker as I’m familiar with the brand and know they make quality products as have had a coup

My very first airplay speakerworked right away. Download the b&w application to apple iphone and comply with idiots-guide to backlink it to the property network. Use the management panel on apple iphone (the one particular where you swipe from base of phone upwards) and decide on your new airplay speaker. Very good good b&w sound standard of speakers this size. 5 stars as b&w also gave three months no cost subscription to their audio-phile internet site. Alright, now to help you save the spending plan expected to place an airplay speaker in every single roomupdate: i’ve noticed a number of testimonials from users complaining about airplay/wifi and drop-outs in the music taking part in. Except if you do have a faulty device this is in my humble feeling because of to your wifi sign velocity and energy of coverage.

Excellent speakers with a single shortfall. The seem is completely fantastic, the remote works great and has a manner to swap among aux and airplay which i found out right after couple of times. The seem excellent is totally benefit for funds in what you get for this rate. I have study opinions where people today have favored this one particular than their bose kinds. Airplay performs fantastic for me and i get a good assortment with my wifi. The only shortfall i imagine is its dependency on apple products. I know this is tagged as airplay speakers, even so, if b&w would have regarded as generating this wifi enabled as very well, i would be in a position to participate in youtube video clips through with with my computer which i can’t at the instant. Not guaranteed if there are any include-ons obtainable in the marketplace which can make this transpire. Over-all, i am satisfied with the obtain and love the sound from it. [edit: i am using airfoil to send pc audio to these speakers. ]

Features of Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System with Lightning Connector

  • Full range speakers paired with high quality electronics reproduce music as accurately and naturally as possible
  • Lightning connector for use with the latest generation iPhone & iPods
  • AirPlay high-quality wireless streaming technology
  • Supported by Bowers & Wilkins Control app for easy setup

No difficulty with this aside from it isn’t going to perform with older era ipods (like mine). This was not distinct from the accompanying bumpf, so it’s been despatched again.

I acquired this to switch a griffin amplifi. The griffin was very good for the revenue, but this seems so a lot far better, despite it becoming lesser in size. It packs pretty a punch for one thing so modest. The significant omission is not obtaining bluetooth. There appears to be to be numerous opinions complaining about dropout of the seem, so believed i would give a summary of my experiences so much. Taking part in music from my apple iphone four is definitely a non starter. Even if i killed off all the apps on the apple iphone, the dropout was horrible. My ipad two faired a little bit superior, but was nonetheless not suitable. However when i streamed music from my mac, there was not this issue at all.

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  1. This review is from : Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System with Lightning Connector

    Great sound and size shame, not sure about the need for the dock if it’s a airplay speaker and the remote batter cover stuck on when taking it out the box as there is no coin slot to aid take the cover off to remove the plastic slip.
    • Great unit – get it cheap before its discontinued. Great sound from a small unit, excellent quality with good bass. Shame it discontinued, but i got it for half price, so great.
      • So i settled on the b&w z2 airplay speaker as i’m familiar with the brand and know they make quality products as have had a coup. Have been looking at a few different speakers for our master bedroom so that we can listen to music while doing housework upstairs and needed something that would be reliable and hopefully be able to play very loud too, without distortion. So i settled on the b&w z2 airplay speaker as i’m familiar with the brand and know they make quality products as have had a couple of different speakers from them over the years and never been disappointed. Well to say this speaker blew me away was an understatement, this sounds incredible for such a small single speaker and can play a lot louder than i will ever need to and sounds amazing at all volumes as well. In my situation i have it set up by ethernet so i can’t comment on if there is any drop outs or not if used wirelessly but would like to think that b&w would manage without any issues. The only thing i would say could be improved upon would be the instructions for setting up if doing it by ethernet from the outset like myself. . The app it suggests doesn’t give you an option to choose wireless or ethernet at any point of set up. . Its like they assume most people will use wireless method?. I will point out though, that it was a doddle to set up if that is how you’d prefer to connect the speaker to your network. So in my case i just reset the speaker, connected the ethernet cable and re-done the set up process.
  2. I bought this item after amazon recommended it by email. I already own a b&w a5 which has been brilliant – easy to set up using the ipad app and generally (apart from the occasional drop out) a pleasure to use. As the z2 is less than half the price of the a5 i wasn’t expecting quite the same from it in terms of quality but i was pleasantly surprised.The quality of the sound produced by the z2 is outstanding for the price and it is a really good looking speaker for our kitchen.
  3. This review is from : Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System with Lightning Connector

    Best ipod sound dock we’ve come across, sonically far superior to the bose we had before (and aesthetically more pleasing too). Buy one – you won’t regret it.
    • The sound from this is incredible, for a price that should really be more. I bought this, to replace a series 1 bose sounddock, that was no longer compatible with my newer iphone or mac. I bought this at john lewis, due to it being the same price and being able to compare it to a sonos play 1, play 3 and the newer bose sounddock and to see the performance in real life. This, even at quieter volumes blew the other speakers away, and when songs with bass heavy background music came on, it wasn’t distorted at 3/4 volume and only slightly got distorted at the highest, very loud volumes. This was still way above what the competition could do. The wifi performance isn’t that great in our house, so we have airport express units in every room, so this is connected to an ethernet connection to a airport express. No dropouts over airplay ever. I also use the line in to a ps4, and sounds great for need for speed and the crew. This also does charge an iphone very quickly through the dock.
      • It just works – no dropouts. There are no eq settings i can find, which would have been nice, and a couple of times i needed to toggle the power button to ‘wake it up’ from standby, but very happy with it – especially for the price.
  4. Good job i didn’t listen and went with my ‘gut-feeling. So after owning a bowers and wilkins a7 i was told that anything else on the market pales into complete insignificance. Good job i didn’t listen and went with my ‘gut-feeling. ‘so i wanted something portable as the a7 although quite amazing is just too heavy and bulky to move around ‘will-nilly. ‘ at £169 i believe this unit to be an incredible bargain. I’d considered sonus and others but felt like being loyal as the a7 is some mother of a speaker. Indeed i did and bought the z2 through amazon and really expected very little. Setting up took less than two minutes, and now is available for me to use through the airbook or imac but best of all is the ipod touch 5g. With so many eq settings i’d be very surprised if you could not find one you liked. As i type i’m listening to many beatles hits. No not at all decent quality so when you play something recent you’ll go dippy-gaga when you hear it power out some music that just begs to be played on the z2. I’m still enjoying redbone and others from guardians of the galaxy. Tried them through the z2 and stood back in complete astonishment.
  5. This review is from : Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System with Lightning Connector

    Great buy especially at £169. I must admit i am a bit of a b&w fan as i have 2 zeppelin air’s one in the living room and one in the dining room and i considered a z2 earlier in the year for the kitchen but at £330 as it was then priced i could not really justify this for the amount of use it would get. Having dropped the price to £169 this was something of a must buy for me. Ordered on wednesday arrived 5pm thursday great service from amazon. Setup and working in around 10 minutes with the iphone app and a reset. Good sound quality and looks the business and sits on the window cill in the kitchen so just the right size as well. At £169 i don’t see how you can go wrong with this great little speaker and for non apple devotees there is even a 3. 5mm jack plug socket as well. Comes with the new lightening connector but airplay means that this would rarely, if ever, be used.
  6. This review is from : Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System with Lightning Connector

    Great sound; lousy wireless system. Excellent sound quality, let down by a lousy wireless interface. The z2 is a neat package: looks good, projects a full and rich sound which is quite surprising for its size. The remote is a little tacky and isn’t really in keeping with the z2’s quality appearance. My only real grip is the wireless signal is interrupted every time i use either my iphone, ipad or macbook. The sound drops out, sometimes for minutes, which is really very frustrating. Apparently it’s a common problem. I’ve since upgraded my router but cannot tell you whether it’s an improvement as it hasn’t arrived yet. On the whole i’m reasonably pleased, especially as i bought it for less that £170 new.
    • I ‘upgraded’ to this from the logitech ue air which i’d had in the corner of the living room for a while. I hadn’t auditioned this so it was a bit of a leap of faith. The issues i had with the logitech were the sounds in the mid range and treble, it just sounded to boxed in, muffled. This is (with some equalising from the device/computer) far clearer in all aspects.

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