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Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System - Black

3.6 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews
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  • 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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Product Description

Style: New | Color: Black

Amazing sound, effortless wireless streaming with Air Play and a Lightning connector.

Product Information

Style:New  |  Color:Black
Product Dimensions 11.5 x 11.5 x 13.8 inches
Item Weight 5.7 pounds
Shipping Weight 8.7 pounds
Manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins
ASIN B00C6OSZKK
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number Z2
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #536 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories > Portable Speakers & Audio Docks > Audio Docks
#32,411 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories
#237,478 in Electronics > Cell Phones & Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com April 4, 2013

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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.

Pristine sound

Amplification

Deep Bass

Easy Setup

Zeppelin Air Z2 A7 A5 T7
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)

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Style Name: NewColor: Black
For those wanting a mobile speaker for their "iDevice", the new connector on the iPhone 5 and latest iPods made it necessary to choose between an adapter cord (no longer truly docking) or going wireless. The dock speakers have the innate advantage of charging the device or keeping it from depleting while playing. Docking speakers with the Lightning connector have been slow to come out. A couple of the initial offerings have been lower end (bad sound, not great construction). Finally, here is the fix! B&W released the Z2 as the latest in their Zeppelin (shaped) speakers and speaker docks at the end of March, 2013. It was immediately reviewed in a popular PC MAGazine and received their Editor's Choice award. It supports Apple's AirPlay so you can go wireless if you wish, even relaying from one Apple device to the next in your rooms. The form factor is about the size of a slightly deflated football--just barely over a foot long--so it's compact without being small. The bigger brother, an updated Zepplin Air, is scheduled to be released in June with a retail of $599. If you're looking for a system immediately, you would do well to confirm that you're getting an Air with Lightning from your vendor (as when new models come out there is always initial labeling confusion). The sound defies the size of the unit, though! (It's rated at 40 watts but sounds MUCH more powerful than I expected. The highest volumes do give up some clarity.) The bass is clear without being overpowering. (B&W uses Flowport technology--and you would be forgiven for thinking Bose here in the best way possible. It similarly uses a tunnel to craft sound within the device. The rear-facing port is dimpled to expand its surface area, like a golf ball. It works well!Read more ›
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For some reason, this speaker has received great reviews. By all means, it's practical and the sound is ok.. but that's it. The new price ($199) is about what it's worth, if not a little on the expensive side.

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.
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Just plugged in my iPhone 6 and it works just as great as the 5s. We put it in the kitchen and it fits perfectly in the corner. Love that it can be used as a dock to recharge the phone. The quality of sound depends on what you are used to. Way better than my clock radio, but not as good as my home stereo speakers. Certainly good enough to listen to NPR in the morning.
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Style Name: NewColor: Black
I love most everything Bowers and Wilkins makes, this speaker is no exception. I have had the speaker for little over a month now and have really noticed it open up. Like all speakers I own from this company, they all seem to sound better after the first week or two of solid listening. The bass kicks for its size and sounds even better near a wall since the port is on the back. The midrange is what really stands out on this little guy. Tons of clarity when listening to a Spotify song on 'extreme' setting over airplay. To be honest the midrange is a little more preferable to my ear over my b&w 685 bookshelf speakers. The treble is up to par but nothing special, i imagined that would be the case when the midrange and lower frequencies are features on this speaker, it would be difficult to hold a good high not without pulling away from the other two categories without a designated tweeter to do the work.
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.
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