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B&W A5

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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Bowers & Wilkins A5

Wired
29 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Take B&W’s esteemed MM-1 desktop speaker , zap it with a growth ray, and you pretty much have the new A5 . Happily, the sound quality is mostly commensurate with this super-sizing. The A5 may be the smaller of B&W’s two new AirPlay speakers (the other being the hulking A7 ) but this impeccably designed 80-watt rig has no trouble delivering the natural, refined sound the company is known for.
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Bowers and Wilkins A5: Looks Good Sounds Even Better

Technoodling
25 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Superb sound and excellent build quality. Two phrases that best describe the Bowers and Wilkins A5 Airplay speakers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Bowers & Wilkins A5 Review

Digitaltrends
26 November 2012
  • Conclusion: At just a whisker under $500, the Bowers and Wilkins A5 may be one of the pricier AirPlay music systems on the market today, but it’s also one of the best. Its refined tonal character puts it a few steps above much of the lower-priced competition, and its bass output can be stunning given proper placement. While we wished it could also be networked for a multi-room setup, there’s no denying that the A5’s simplicity makes using it a no brainer.
  • Pros: Clean, clear and refined sound quality, Huge, jaw-dropping bass response when boundary-loaded, Enjoyable sound with all kinds of music, Plays loudly with very little distortion, Well-finished, inert cabinet design
  • Cons: Midrange and treble response a bit uneven, Sound quality somewhat sensitive to placement, Can’t handle multiple sources or rooms
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Overall 8
8.0

Bowers & Wilkins A5

PC Magazine
22 November 2012
  • Conclusion: The Bowers & Wilkins A5 delivers excellent wireless audio via AirPlay at moderate levels, but struggles at top volumes on some deep bass material.
  • Pros: Robust, crisp audio performance over AirPlay. Substantial bass response at moderate-to-loud volumes. Easy set up process using free app. Attractive, sleek design.
  • Cons: Distorts on deep bass tracks at top volumes. Egg-shaped remote is awkward to operate. A tad overpriced.
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Overall 8
8.0

Bowers & Wilkins A5 review

PC Advisor
6 March 2013
  • Summary: If you're happy to be limited to AirPlay, B&W's A5 is a great-quality compact wireless speaker. Here's our Bowers & Wilkins A5 review.
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Overall 10
10

B&W A5

What Hi-Fi?
21 January 2013
  • Conclusion: A masterclass in wireless speaker design. At this price, there are few AirPlay devices that can better the A5
  • Pros: Great design, Easy AirPlay set-up, Tons of detail that competitors lack
  • Cons: Sound is on the small side, Treble can be a little bright
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Overall 8
8.0

Bowers & Wilkins A5

Audio
15 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Der B&W A5 empfängt Musik via AirPlay, die B&W-App hilft beim Einrichten der Verbindung. Wie schlägt sich der Funklautsprecher im Hörtest?
  • Pros: AirPlay, ausgewogener Klang, hohe Lautstärke
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Overall 7
7.0

Bowers & Wilkins A5 : une approche épurée

Ere Numérique
12 August 2013
  • Excerpt: La Bowers & Wilkins A5 est une enceinte AirPlay d'une réalisation impeccable offrant des performances mitonnées aux petits oignons, mais qui, par rapport aux concurrents de même prix, paraît un peu sous-équipée.
  • Pros: Conception de grande qualité, Réalisation impeccable, Bonne définition sonore, Timbres harmonieux
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

testnumerique.fr
12 August 2013
  • Summary: Prix en boutique (hors frais de port) Bowers & Wilkins C5 RetroFutur 179.00 € Ecouteurs Bowers & Wilkins C5 noir Fnac.com Marketplace 270.78 € Bowers & Wilkins C5 - Casque audio - intra-auriculaire PriceMinister 209.40 € Voir tous les prix ! Bowers & Wilkins : compacte et luxueuse Dès le premier regard, la Bowers & Wilkins A5 surprend par rapport aux autres concurrents de ce comparatif positionnés à un prix public autour de 500 €.
  • Pros: Conception de grande qualité, Réalisation impeccable, Bonne définition sonore, Timbres harmonieux
  • Cons: Pas de Bluetooth, ou de DLNA, Capacités limitées, Prix élevé
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Overall 8
8.3

Expert Review

DigitalLiving.ch
22 December 2012
  • Conclusion: Bevor der A5 läuft, hasst man ihn. Danach liebt man ihn.
  • Pros: Design; guter Klang auch vor einer Wand
  • Cons: AirPlay-Setup kann Probleme bereiten
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