Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System - Black
- Amazing sound, effortless wireless streaming with AirPlay, a Lightning connector and a design that fits almost anywhere.
- Apple AirPlay technology lets you stream music wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC.
- Custom drivers constructed from stiff, light, glass fibre cones create a natural sound that disperses smoothly throughout any room.
- Supported by Bowers & Wilkins' free Control app for easy setup.
- Bowers & Wilkins' Z2 Wireless Music System comes with a 2-year limited warranty only when purchased from an authorized dealer including Amazon.com (indicated by ships from and sold by Amazon.com).
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From the Manufacturer
Z2 offers great sound and versatile design. Available in black or white.
Masters of sound
Bowers & Wilkins is an audio company with nearly five decades of experience creating the loudspeaker systems that world-leading recording studios like Abbey Road depend upon.
Wireless Music System
The best of all worlds - amazing sound, effortless wireless streaming with AirPlay, a Lightning connector for docking the latest generation of iPhones and iPods and a design that fits almost anywhere. Versatility, convenience and stunning performance; Z2 is the dock that has it all.
- What's in the box?
- Remote control
- Power cord
- Literature pack
Wireless Music with AirPlay
Think of a tune, then play it - instantly. Apple's AirPlay wirelessly streams music from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch straight to Z2. It can stream from iTunes on a networked Mac or PC too - high-quality, lossless audio files as well as MP3s. You can control your music, wherever you sit, via your device.
Listening how you like
AirPlay on Z2 works seamlessly with your favorite music apps. However you like to get music, via lossless audio, MP3 or a cloud service, you can tune in on Z2.
Stay in control
Play and control music wirelessly, anywhere in the room. Or, with more than one Z2, walk your music from room to room effortlessly in the palm of your hand.
Full range sound
How to deliver pristine sound in such a compact space? Custom drivers constructed from stiff, light, glass fibre cones create a natural sound that disperses smoothly throughout any room. These are housed in a rigid glass-reinforced ABS enclosure for a detailed, controlled sound at all volumes.
AirPlay and Dock Compatibility
AirPlay works with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, or Mac and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
The Lightning connector works with iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation) and iPod nano (7th generation).
|Connectivity||AirPlay or Dock||AirPlay or Dock||AirPlay||AirPlay||Bluetooth with aptX|
|Drive units||2x 1" Nautilus tube aluminium tweeter 2x 3" Midrange 1x 5" Subwoofer||3.5" full range||2x 1" Nautilus tube aluminium tweeter 2x 3" Midrange 1x 6" Subwoofer||2x 1" Nautilus tube aluminium tweeter 2x 4" Mid and low range||2x 2" Full range 2 x Auxiliary Bass Radiators (ABR)|
|Amplifier power output||2x 25W (tweeter) 2x 25W (midrange) 1x 50W (subwoofer)||2x 20W||2x 25W (tweeter) 2x 25W (midrange) 1x 50W (subwoofer)||2x 20W (tweeter) 2x 20W (midrange)||2 x 12W|
|Dimensions HWD||6.8" x 25.2" x 8.2"||7" x 12.5" x 4"||8.7" x 14.2" x 6.3"||7.1" x 11.8" x 4.7"||4.5" x 8.25" x 2.125"|
|Inputs||iPod / iPhone (30-pin connector or Lightning connector) Network (RJ45 Ethernet or Wi-Fi) Auxiliary - analogue / optical digital (3.5mm mini jack)||Network (RJ45 Ethernet or Wi-Fi) Auxiliary - analogue (3.5mm mini jack)||Network (RJ45 Ethernet or Wi-Fi) Auxiliary - analogue / optical digital (3.5mm mini jack) Streaming, synchronization & firmware upgrades (USB 2.0)||Network (RJ45 Ethernet or Wi-Fi) Auxiliary - analogue (3.5mm mini jack)||Auxiliary - analogue (stereo 3.5mm jack) Service - firmware updates only (micro USB)|
Top Customer Reviews
It will work fine in a small room, like your bathroom, but again don't expect miracles. The bass is a bit too overpowered and sounds like it's boxed in, so you quickly get tired/annoyed if you listen for too long (I've tried this in different room with the same results, so I know it's not the acoustics). If you're used to the "boom blaster sound", however, I guess you'll be happy with it.
Another drawback is its aging wifi technology. The manual doesn't mention it, but the speaker doesn't support the 802.11n wireless standard, which means you might need to configure your router to using older (and slower) standards. Not a dealbreaker, but certainly annoying. On the plus side, however, you can configure it using a web browser and don't have to rely on an app (although you can if you want) - which is a big plus and ensures it will last for many years.
To sum it up, it works well as an airplay speaker in a small room and controlling it from iTunes or AirFoil is a breeze. If you don't immerse yourself in the hype and consider it for what it is - a medium priced speaker with ok sound and practical functions - you'll probably be content with it.
It gets LOUD but I do not recommend blasting it as it begins to distort past 80 percent. This might be a deciding factor for you but before you walk away let me point out that i can hear it from my kitchen while it plays in the living room when at 50 percent only. I have the soundkick made by soundfreak and even when it is turned all the way up this speaker is still louder even at 50 percent. The two are not comparable in price or quality but this might comfort those who know that the soundkick does a good job in the loudness department. It will never fill a dance hall or anything but it does what it was designed for and that is to fill a room in your house.
I hear complaints about airplay lagging, dropping, or simply never working but I have had none of these problems.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is important to note that the problems which I have experienced with this speaker may be the result of problems with Apple's technology, not Bowers & Wilkins. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Scott
Terrible product. After just a few months using it, the back panel seems it is melting. Not to mention the WIFI crap - it keeps losing configuration, and needs reset constantly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by FelipeYGarcia
Amazing sound quality you expect from B & W, easy to setup and use airplay with this.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have had these speakers since Sept '14 and have never had a satisfactory listening session with them. They always drop out. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Billy Z. Jenkins
Sound is good but after 9 months I'm having all kinds of trouble connecting to the speaker via AirPlay and keeping the connection. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JonKS
This speaker system has been a bust since the first week. The docking station worked for all of about 12 minutes before it did not recognize a device was plugged in. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ron
The sound out is perfect. The bass is a bit too much, but the EQ of the phone can cut it some. Make sure you have a good WiFi signal. Read morePublished 7 months ago by GT Rojek
It has stability problems and most of the time does not connect. Is a headache. It looks nice but it does not work as it should.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I gave up trying to connect via wifi and ended up using the ethernet cable. From time to time, my Macbook and/or iPhone does not recognize the Z2 on AirPlay.Published 8 months ago by Fubar61274