Bowers and Wilkins A5: Looks Good Sounds Even Better
25 January 2013
Excerpt: I had the good fortune of being lent an A5 for a couple of days. Honestly, I did not want to give it back! That’s how impressed I was with the A5. I’ve been looking for good iPhone and iPad speakers for my room. I wanted something that was easy to use, wireless and looked nice.
Pros: Superb sound quality, Top notch build quality, Simple and elegant design, Expensive, No dock for charging
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...
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
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