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Bowers & Wilkins Z2 review: AirPlay speaker and iPhone dock

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 review: AirPlay speaker and iPhone dock
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Sep, 2014

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Bowers & Wilkins Z2 iPod/iPhone Dock Preview

 

What you're getting with the B&W Z2 is a top of the line Apple dock and AirPlay streamer with the heritage of the legendary Bowers & Wilkins behind it. For many, $400 will be a small price to pay.

The B&W Zeppelin retailed for $600 when it was released. That was a hard pill for people to swallow. But the new Z2 is coming out with a much more affordable $400 price tag. While it certainly isn't an impulse buy, the Z2 is much more in reach for most...

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Bowers & Wilkins Z2 review: AirPlay speaker and iPhone dock

 

On the back of the Z2, you'll find an ethernet port, a reset button, a 1/8-inch (3.5mm) auxiliary-input jack (for connecting a wired audio source), and a connector for the Z2's power adapter.

Bowers & Wilkins’s £699 A7 remains the priciest AirPlay speaker I’ve tested, and it sounds exceptional. The company’s Z2 costs half as much, but it still sounds very, very good. While the Z2 can’t rival the A7’s sound, it’s far more affordable, it’s...

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Bowers & Wilkins Z2 review: AirPlay speaker and iPhone dock

 

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 is an impressive AirPlay speaker and iPhone dock. Read our Bowers & Wilkins Z2 review.

Offers both AirPlay and a Lightning-connector dock; Very impressive sound

Cheap, plasticky remote

Bowers & Wilkins’s £699 A7 remains the priciest AirPlay speaker I’ve tested, and it sounds exceptional. The company’s Z2 costs half as much, but it still sounds very, very good. While the Z2 can’t rival the A7’s sound, it’s far more affordable, it’s...

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