Summary: This stereo will bring a smile to your face. I'm not an audio enthusiast by any means, just appreciate quality and this product just exudes class. Beautifully made, great design that makes you want to show it off. Set up was total simplicity; plug it in, down load the free iPad app, follow the instructions it gives you - connects in seconds....that's it. Anyone who complains about setup or wireless dropouts probably just has poor wifi.
Summary: I set this up for airplay using the B&W app on an iPad. The process was very straightforward, taking less than five minutes. The sound quality is simply amazing. Everything is controlled very simply from your iPhone, iPad or computer (whichever you are sending the music or programme from). Haven't needed to press any buttons or twirl controls on the unit, and the remote control won't be needed either.
Summary: Amazing! I cannot say enough good things about this speaker. Sounds like a proper old fashioned 2 speaker stereo with really rich sound that gives you goose pimples, looks great and so so easy to set up on all my devices (and I am no tech wizard). I just wish I could have another or even 2!
Summary: Sound quality and volume astonishing for a single speaker, would have awarded 5 stars and been thrilled with this purchase but constant audio dropout rendered it unusable. Despite following B & W's troubleshooting advice (checking router settings etc) I sadly had to return this to John Lewis. Now considering B & W's MM-1 speakers and avoiding anything wireless.
Summary: I was reluctant to buy a speaker without hearing it in person, however, it wasn't practical for me to make the trip to a B&W dealer so I took a risk and ordered it online. I must say that I am extremely pleased with the A5. It sounds fantastic and is very aesthetically pleasing and will work in any style of home.
Summary: After much research decided on these speakers, and I have not regretted it. They are more expensive, but being wifi there is no dock to worry about, and it means you can listen to music through your phone, ipad, or PC! The quailty of sound and tone is immense, and set up was done in a couple of minutes. If you are looking for speakers then these are surely worth considering!
Summary: You really need one of these! Don't hesitate, just buy it. Sounds amazing, set up via iPad app takes a few clicks. Job done! Ordered one day, turned up the next so nothing to fault whatsoever. Next stop: A7 for lounge.