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Bowers&Wilkins A7

Bowers&Wilkins A7
alaScore 89

91 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Bowers&Wilkins A7. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bowers&Wilkins A7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 91 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bowers&Wilkins A7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Bowers&Wilkins A7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Bowers & Wilkins A7 Wireless Music System B&W

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bowers&Wilkins A7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Bowers&Wilkins A7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Bowers & Wilkins A7 Hi-Fi Wireless Music System

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bowers & Wilkins A7

 

Not everyone has the budget for the iconic Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air , but what if you do, and simply lack the space for the horizontal behemoth in your living room? Fear not—B&W has just the thing. The new A7, at $799.95 (list) exceeds the...

Extremely powerful audio performance with rich lows and articulate, clear highs. Sturdy, sleek design

Extremely expensive. Remote control can be pesky to operate

The incredibly pricey Bowers & Wilkins A7 is a powerful, well-designed AirPlay speaker with clean, nuanced audio performance.

Dec, 2012
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Expert review by: Jeremy Horwitz (ilounge.com)

Reviews: Bowers & Wilkins A7 Speaker with AirPlay

 

Today, we’re looking at four recent wireless releases: Brookstone’s Big Blue Media Tower ($400) and Ecoxgear’s Ecoxbt ($130) are on the Bluetooth side, with AQ Audio’s AQ SmartSpeaker ($179) and Bowers & Wilkins’ A7...

Overall, A7 is a good system that—like its predecessors—suffers more from its high price tag than any particular failing of the design or sonics. While we applaud B&W for moving to an industrial design that preserves the Zeppelin Air’s premium appeal...

Expert review by: Sam Biddle (gizmodo.com.au)

Bowers & Wilkins A7 AirPlay Speakers: So Good And So Expensive

 

Bowers & Wilkins makes some of our favourite audio hardware. We also happen to love AirPlay — so the union of the two should be terrific, right? Sort of. The A7 speaker is tremendous — but it's just so, so expensive.

Unless money is no object to you, probably not. If it is (and it probably is), you can afford to buy two AirPlay speakers for the price of this one. And it’s hard to justify not doing so.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Sam Biddle-, Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

Bowers & Wilkins A7: This Thing Is So Good. This Thing Is So Expensive.

 

Bowers & Wilkins makes some of our favorite audio hardware. We also happen to love AirPlay—so the union of the two should be terrific, right? Sort of. The A7 speaker is tremendous—but it's just so, so expensive.

Unless money is no object to you, probably not. If it is (and it probably is), you can afford to buy two AirPlay speakers for the price of this one. And it's hard to justify not doing so.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Talster (johnlewis.com)

Pristine, faultless sound quality

 

The way I listen to my music has changed over recent years and now most of my music is either on my Mac, iPhone or music streaming.I was looking for an easy and reliable way to wirelessly play the music from my iPhone and Mac and that got me looking at...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Aero67 (johnlewis.com)

HiFi Quality Sound

 

The performance of this speaker is first class and compares favorably with my floor standing speakers playing from a HiFi separates system.I listened to a number of competing speakers but the A7 was a simple choice because it sounded so much better...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: 4Andy (johnlewis.com)

A great speaker

 

This B&W A7 Speaker sounds as expected and is so easy to set up. If you want a quality sound , you have to pay for it and you will not be disappointed. I just wish the remote was a bit bigger. I still think it deserves 5 stars

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: aboroughs (johnlewis.com)

Will not stay connected

 

My experience echoes that of other users and reviews on other sites - product will not stay connected - continually drops out in the middle of a song. Have tried resetting the device (over 20 times) reinstalling apps etc but problem reoccurs each time....

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Naboo (johnlewis.com)

Bowers & Wilkins A7 & A5

 

What is the point of lovely sound if the connection drops out continually? Especially when friends are around!?Been head-banging (not in a rock-on manner) for 9 months with this equipment, it doesn't work as advertised!I've returned this unit plus the...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: David5000 (johnlewis.com)

Frustration

 

Sounds wonderful, superb clarity and tone but oh oh oh the sheer frustration of getting this machine to work on a wireless network. Utterly ruined the joy of owning a really top class piece of kit.

Feb, 2014
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Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: Yes
DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: Yes
Subwoofer: No

Connectivity

Android Docking: No
Apple Docking:WIRELESS IOS
Audio Line-In Interface: Yes
Bluetooth: No
Signal Input:Digital
TYPE OF DOCKING:Wireless Pairing
USB:USB 2.0

Energy Information

Battery Powered: No

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wireless + Wired
Speaker Type:Active
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