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B&W A5

B&W A5
alaScore 86

7 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of B&W A5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the B&W A5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 7 reviews)

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Expert review by: Wired (

British Audio Powerhouse Delivers Another AirPlay Hit

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Digitaltrends (

Bowers & Wilkins A5 Review


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

Midrange and treble response a bit uneven, Sound quality somewhat sensitive to placement, Can’t handle multiple sources or rooms

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...

Nov, 2012

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B&W A5


A masterclass in wireless speaker design

Great design ; Easy AirPlay set-up ; Tons of detail that competitors lack

Sound is on the small side ; Treble can be a little bright

B&W A5 review: verdict Put the A5 in a real home environment and it will shine.