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Bowers & Wilkins 685

Bowers & Wilkins 685
alaScore 88

85 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins 685. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design. The size and price are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bowers & Wilkins 685 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Robinson (hometheaterreview.com)

Bowers & Wilkins 685 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

 

My introduction into the audiophile world consisted of a pair of inexpensive monitor speakers mated to a simple, affordable integrated amp. Throw in some generic lamp cord and my bout with the disease we call audiophilia began. Truth be told,......

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Wayne Garcia (avguide.com)

Bowers & Wilkins 685 Loudspeaker

 

Let's get straight to the point: B&W's 685 is a terrific little loudspeaker. It has impressive tonal balance, tremendous rhythmic authority, conjures a nice, open soundstage, has impressive if not super-extended bass response, a singing treble, plays...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Mike Kobrin (crunchgear.com)

Bowers & Wilkins 685 Speaker Review

 

After checking out B&W's 685 stereo speakers for more than a month, I'm truly impressed. These mid-size speakers are perfect for a roomy bookshelf or on speaker stands, and they handled all the music I could throw at them with precision and superb...

Nov, 2007

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

B&W 685 Theatre review

 

Best traditional package £1000-£1500, Awards 2010. A smooth effortless sound, that still packs in detail and excitement, while remaining nonchalantly

Looks good ; sounds detailed, dynamic and involving with surround sound and stereo

The speakers are on the big side ; don’t expect house-shaking bass weight

Best traditional package £1000-£1500, Awards 2010. It’s always a pleasure to hear this system at work: a worthy Award-winner

May, 2008

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

B&W 685

 

There are more talented rivals on the scene, but the veterans are enduring greats

Big, coherent soundstage ; impressive dynamic ability ; boundless drive and attack

Treble could be better integrated ; Very tough new competition

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Bowers & Wilkins 685 review

 

Latest budget range features revised styling and engineering

Delivers a smooth, even-handed sound

May be too cautious and laid back for some

With classy cosmetics and advanced drivers, this 'budget' two-way is very cleverly voiced to suit any likely application - it doesn't have the most exciting sound, but it's a very safe bet

Sep, 2007

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

B&W 685

 

The B&W 685 is the company's latest budget-level loudspeaker and uses some of the technologies developed for the flagship 800 series.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by (hifichoice.co.uk)

Bowers & Wilkins 685

 

Global market leader in hi-fi speakers, Worthing-based Bowers & Wilkins (now reverting to its original name in place of the familiar B&W acronym) recently revised its long-standing budget price 600 Series models

Delivers a smooth, even-handed sound

May be too cautious and laid back for some

With classy cosmetics and advanced drivers, this 'budget' two-way is very cleverly voiced to suit any likely application - it doesn't have the most exciting sound, but it's a very safe bet

Sep, 2007

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

B&W 685 Preview - Home Audio

 

b&w 685 review: The B&W 685 is the company's latest budget-level loudspeaker and uses some of the technologies developed for the flagship 800 series.

Jun, 2007

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

B&W 685

 

Near the 600 Euro price level, B&W's 685 is hard to beat. Its 16cm Kevlar mid-woofer features a profiled cast basket, and thanks to B&W's latest aluminium tweeter with a small neodymium magnet, the two drive units can be located much closer together,...

Jul, 2008

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