Summary: I was really unsure about buying the a7, after reading a whole host of negative comments about it's AirPlay connection stability, but I am soooo pleased I did. This speaker is beautiful, sounds incredible, is a cinch to set up and it's airplay connection has been flawless. Of course it's pricey, but you will not hear better sound with AirPlay convenience.
Summary: I purchased the A7 to replace an old Cambridge Soundworks system and I am extremely pleased. The A7 is a well-crafted powered speaker system that incorporates the versatility of Airplay with the proven sound quality for which B&W is famous. I am using it in my office to stream from iTunes and from my Apple TV. Setup was accomplished in about 3 minutes with no issues. In fact the most difficult task was removing the protective tape from the remote control battery.
Summary: Nothing compares with the sound quality of B & W A7 as I have owned the Bose Soundlink & JBL Extreme both excellent units . I use this unit as a sound bar for the TV and wireless music through iPhone and iTunes in computer. Balance, Clarity, sub woofer are as close to perfection as it comes for its size . Both side by side and my Onkyo, Klispch and Velodyne home system is 10% versus B&W A7 gets 90% usage. Also the tech support is excellent.
B&W A7 - Outstanding sound.. The best if you want the best
Kraig M, Apple Store
10 August 2013
Summary: Outstanding sound. The sound is clear, clean, dynamic and detailed. You can hear every instrument. Tight bass. You get a wall of sound out of a small box. You can't get a lot of stereo effect from a box that is 14 inches wide. It is there but not real noticeable. Not big deal for me. Very pleasing and accurate sound. Great looking speaker. People are having problems with set up. They need a better router. I too could not get the A7 to connect to my wireless system.
Summary: I'm a huge B&W fan. I've never really been disappointed by one of their products. But the A7 totally amazed me. Its a heavy price but the quality is perfect. Its hard to top Bose and B&O but I think B&W has. If you're having drops, disconnects, and loss of signal, make sure the ports for Airplay are opened on your router. Airplay plays best with an Apple Airport Extreme, Express, or Time Capsule.
Summary: I love it! What a great speaker, very stylish to the eyes and the best sound I've heard from a speaker of this size. I couldn't recommend it enough. I've had it streaming music all day from both my iPad and iPhone with no glitches at all. I even moved both devices down to the back room some 15 metres away from the speaker and still the music kept pumping without missing a beat with the same clarity.
Summary: many person has praised the quality of the sound, so i don't want to talk about this time. How to keep the airplay stability, it's my experience. The key point is to use apple router. when i use others, the airplay is almost a nightmare, make me crazy. Next time i will comment the difference between A7 and liberatone.
Summary: My family has been using this A7 Airplay system since Christmas. Everyone gets to listen to their music as soft or as loud as they like - the system handles it all. From the softest acoustic jazz, through classic rock blues R&B soul psychedelic with thumping bass and high-pitched vocals and on through electronica and hip-hop running those 808s. It all sounds great. There is zero distortion.