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Bowers & Wilkins Z2 (review): Nice AirPlay speaker fails to wow

CNET
5 November 2013
  • Summary: The attractively designed $400 Bowers & Wilkins Z2 wireless speaker sounds pretty good and has a built-in Lightning dock, but it doesn't quite stand out enough in a crowded market.
  • Pros: The, is a compact AirPlay speaker with an integrated Lightning dock that's attractively designed, sounds good for its size, and is lightweight enough to easily move from room to room (though it does have to be powered by an AC adapter).
  • Cons: Expensive; could sound a little better for the price; no built-in rechargeable battery for mobile use.
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Overall 6
6.0

Review: Bowers & Wilkins Z2

Wired
5 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Bowers & Wilkins has been making excellent speakers in the United Kingdom for nearly half a century. The company’s studio monitors sit atop the mixing desks at world-famous studios like Abbey Road, and its free-standing home stereo speakers have long been among the first choice for hi-fi nuts looking to upgrade from their Polk Audios or KLH Thirty Twos. But most North Americans only became aware of the venerable speaker company when the iPod showed up.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 (review): Nice AirPlay speaker fails to wow

CNET
6 July 2013
  • Summary: The attractively designed $400 Bowers & Wilkins Z2 wireless speaker sounds pretty good and has a built-in Lightning dock, but it doesn't quite stand out enough in a crowded market.
  • Pros: The Bowers & Wilkins Z2 is a compact AirPlay speaker with an integrated Lightning dock that's attractively designed, sounds good for its size, and is lightweight enough to easily move from room to room (though it does have to be powered by an AC adapter).
  • Cons: Expensive; could sound a little better for the price; no built-in rechargeable battery for mobile use.
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Review: Bowers & Wilkins Z2

gadgetsteria.com
14 May 2013
  • Excerpt: They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but for Bowers and Wilkins, the hits keep coming. Following in the footsteps of the Zeppelin Air and the A2 and A7, B&W’s latest Airplay speaker dock follows with a sleek, minimal design, and big sound for its small size. While the A7 comes in at $800, the Z2 features a much smaller $400 price tag.
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Review: B&W Z2 AirPlay dock

Sound & Vision Magazine
9 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Most of us who write about technology tend to become the go-to guy when friends and family seek gear recommendations. Last Christmas, my 16 year old niece wanted to know about speakers to use with her iPod Touch. When I asked whether she wanted a dock or something that used a cable to connect, the look she shot back told me that I might as well have asked if she wanted 8-Track or cassette.
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Review: The Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Airplay Speaker Is Bowm-Chicka-Wow-Wow

CrunchGear
21 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The B&W Z2 is as easy on the eyes as it is on the ears. The dock sinks below the upper ridge of the round, compact speaker making it somewhat invisible from most angles. The rounded shape turns both drivers out to fill up the room, and it surprisingly fits a lot of power into a very smal package.
  • Pros: Flexible dock keeps iPhone safe, Sleek, minimalist design, Powerful, crisp audio, Easy peasy setup
  • Cons: Same remote as older generation B&W models, Doesn’t have the same recognizable design as the Zeppelin, if that’s what you’re into
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Overall 9
8.5

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Review

Digitaltrends
3 April 2013
  • Conclusion: At $400, the Z2 is still a bit of an investment for such a compact wireless speaker/dock, but we think it’s a worthwhile one. Though we wished for a bit more warmth and fullness in the Z2’s tone at times, it consistently displayed its prowess for brilliant clarity and immaculate detail throughout our listening sessions.
  • Pros: Stunning upper register, Smooth low end and mids, Flawless wireless performance, Elegant, minimalist design
  • Cons: Tone can be a tad bright, Bass slightly inconsistent, Fairly pricey
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Overall 8
8.0

Bowers & Wilkins Z2

PC Magazine
1 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The elegantly designed, yet relatively affordable, Bowers & Wilkins Z2 speaker system raises the bar for audio quality, and offers wireless AirPlay connectivity along with a Lightning connector to dock your iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Pros: Sleek, unobtrusive design. Cleverly designed Lightning Connector dock. Warm, rich, transparent sound. Bass response has real weight. Crisp, clear wireless audio over AirPlay. Easy to set up using free app.
  • Cons: Awkward, egg-shaped remote. Chops off a couple of seconds of each track in wireless mode.
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Overall 8
8.0

Bowers And Wilkins Z2 Review

EveryReview
28 June 2013
  • Summary: A high price tag but a great piece of technology, you'll love the sound that this delivers.
  • Pros: - Looks fantastic, - Sounds great
  • Cons: - High Price
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Overall 10
10

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 review

Stuff.tv
5 June 2013
  • Summary: The baby of B&W's AirPlay range is a little belter, and it adds a proper Lightning dock to Apple's wireless tech. It'll easily fill a small to medium-sized room with chunky bass, punchy beats and lovely, clear vocals. You'll buy it for the look, but love it for the sound. Read the full Bowers & Wilkins Z2 review on whathifi.com .
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