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Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2

Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2
alaScore 92

35 reviews

Jun, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback.

price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

B&W 685 S2 review

 

It's been said many times but I'll say it again: If you want to get the best performance from your home audio system, spend your money on speakers. Not on the receiver, or the amp, or the source device or (please, no) the cables, but on the speakers.

The Bowers and Wilkins 685 S2 bookshelf speakers offer excellent sound quality in an attractive, stand-mountable package. Their versatile sound can handle both music and movies well. The redesigned tweeter offers better insight into recordings without...

Bass could go deeper; somewhat uninspiring looks.

Whether you listen to death metal or nature documentaries, the Bowers and Wilkins B&W 685 S2s are an astoundingly good set of speakers and an excellent deal at this price level.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

B&W 685 S2 review

 

They may have lost a star, but the 685 S2s remain highly respected standmounters

Huge scale and excellent dynamics ; Authoritative ; Clear, precise and agile ; Deep, rich bass ; Punchy, refined and entertaining sound ; Distinctive design

New rivals offer greater detail and subtlety

Former champ beaten by some brilliant newcomers – but still good

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Bowers and Wilkins B&W 685 S2: Serious sound, superb value

 

It's been said many times but I'll say it again: If you want to get the best performance from your home audio system, spend your money on speakers. Not on the receiver, or the amp, or the source device or (please, no) the cables, but on the speakers.

The Bowers and Wilkins 685 S2 bookshelf speakers offer excellent sound quality in an attractive, stand-mountable package. Their versatile sound can handle both music and movies well. The redesigned tweeter offers better insight into recordings without...

Bass could go deeper; somewhat uninspiring looks

Whether you listen to death metal or nature documentaries, the Bowers and Wilkins B&W 685 S2s are an astoundingly good set of speakers and an excellent deal at this price level.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Greg Borrowman (avhub.com.au)

B&W 685 S2 Review & Test

 

The new B&W 685 S2 is not only a significantly better speaker than the original; it’s also one of the best small two-way designs I’ve ever heard.

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Great high end and midrange

 

I am delighted with this speaker which I use in combination with a BIC subwoofer. The combined sound is phenomenal. Without the sub, the low end is shallow. I use the speakers exclusively for audio. The highs are super crisp and detailed without being...

high end truly sizzles

price

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Crossover frequency:4000
Frequency range:45 - 50000
Impedance:8
RMS rated power:100
Sensitivity:87

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, White

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:1.0
Driver diameter:6.5
Multi-Room Streaming (MRS) support:N
Number of drivers:1
Number of Speakers:1
Recommended usage:Universal
Speaker placement:Floor
Speaker position:Front
Speaker type:2-Way
Tweeter:Y
Tweeter diameter:0.984
Woofer:N

Packaging Content

Manual:Y

Ports & interfaces

AirPlay:N
Connectivity Technology:Wired

Power

Power source type:AC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8
Height:13.6
Weight:15
Width:7.48