Bowers & Wilkins Z2 AirPlay Wireless Speaker
Bowers & Wilkins Z2 AirPlay Wireless Speaker
Get pristine sound and wireless connectivity all within a package that fits into your life with the Z2 speaker and docking station from Bowers & Wilkins. Dock your latest generation iPhone or iPod using the Lightning connector or use AirPlay to stream any track from your iTunes library from wherever you are.
Z2’s design and sleek styling make it a versatile speaker suited to practically any home environment. The Lightning connector vanishes from view when not in use, it’s constructed from a sleek and highly durable combination of rubber and stainless steel and comes in a choice of white or black.
- Full-range drive units
- Lightning connector for docking and charging latest iPhone and iPod
- Flowport technology for great bass sound
- AirPlay for high-resolution wireless audio streaming
- Class D amplifier technology
- High-quality digital-to-analogue convertors (DAC)
- Digital signal processing (DSP) monitors for great sound at all volume levels
Did you notice?You could even link up several Z2s to create a wireless multi-room sound system.
Apple Recommends ForGetting high-quality sound with the added convenience of WiFi.
What's in the Box?
- Bowers & Wilkins Z2 AirPlay Wireless Speaker
- Remote control
- Power supply & cable
- Quick start guide
- Frequency Response: 42 Hz - 22,000 Hz
- Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack, Lightning Connector
- Other Features: AirPlay, Lightning Connector
- Connections: AirPlay, Lightning
- Drivers: 2 x 87.5 mm
- Power Source: AC
- Height: 180 mm/7.09 in.
- Width: 320 mm/12.6 in.
- Weight: 2600 g
- Length: 100 mm/3.94 in.
- Mfr. Part Number: FP33634
- UPC or EAN No.: 714346314775
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
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Ratings & Reviews
Good speaker, but..
This is a really great speaker! It has very nice sound quality and is a lot smaller than I expected (a good thing!). I've had th This is a really great speaker! It has very nice sound quality and is a lot smaller than I expected (a good thing!). I've had the B&W A7 previously and while the sound quality of the Z2 is not as good, it's pretty hard to tell the difference. The only complaint I have is that this product is a little difficult to set-up. There are not very many instructions other than Airplay options, and it took a little bit to figure out how to play music through the dock and not Airplay. All in all though a good speaker and I do not regret my purchase! …
- Written by Russell M from Chicago
63 of 67 people found this useful
Musical wonder but technical blunder...
Packaging "à la Apple". Musical quality is better than anything I had had before in this format: Boston Acoustics, Bose, Geneva La Packaging "à la Apple". Musical quality is better than anything I had had before in this format: Boston Acoustics, Bose, Geneva Labs. Plays louder than I would have thought considering the size, same for the BASS, it's very decent for the size. The sound is precise, just like B&W's MM-1. Me being literate in network settings and audio video connections, I had to look for an online instructions manual as my Z2 would not connect to to my WiFi (Airport Extreme most recent version)... in the end, I had to disable the 5 Ghz to be able to join anything other than the Guest Network. That's a shame, Macs have had 5 Ghz for years now.
Next, I have not managed to be able to play anything from the dock whether from iPod Touch, iPod nano, or iPhone 5. The Z2 does not switch input either from the button on the back or from the remote. I like the thing and I want it to work, I am starting to think my unit could be defective.
One other thing, the online instructions mention charging whilst docked with the Z2 off... does not work for me... with it being in a bedroom, I want a WiFi free zone during the night so it's disappointing... …
- Written by Andre L from Quebec
57 of 82 people found this useful
Small with good sound quality
Big fan of B&W. The sound is good in small size. I'm not sure if A7 has a much better quality. However, this one is much cheaper, Big fan of B&W. The sound is good in small size. I'm not sure if A7 has a much better quality. However, this one is much cheaper, andI think it's the best speaker at this price. …
- Written by Kelong W from Auburn
31 of 41 people found this useful
... because you will not get a better sound at this price. It's extraordinary, but not surprising given Bowers & Wilkins many year ... because you will not get a better sound at this price. It's extraordinary, but not surprising given Bowers & Wilkins many years of experience at designing and building speakers. It was worth the previous price of £299, but now it's an absolute bargain.
I also own the predecessor, the Zeppelin Mini, but the improvement on (an already excellent) sound is clear; you wouldn't expect this quality from a speaker system of this size. And to compare further, I also own a Bose SoundDock Series II which is trumped by the Mini and Z2.
Surprisingly, I've not had a problem with AirPlay. In fact, connecting the Z2 seems to have stabilised the streaming. Beforehand I only connected to AppleTV as an AirPlay speaker, but I kept losing the connection. Since buying the Z2 a few weeks ago, not one problem (and I use it daily). Weird.
And if you have no problem with AirPlay, the Z2 is probably the cheapest way to set up a multi-room sound system.
My only slight criticism (I'm being picky) is with the lowest volume setting. Sometimes I like to play music quite low whilst reading, but the Z2 doesn't seem to have a really quiet setting (unlike the Mini). But I really am being picky. …
- Written by Lee N from NEWARK
2 of 2 people found this useful
Poor docking functionality
I use my Z2 at work and it will not connect over the wireless network, but I knew that when I made my purchase. Instead, I using I use my Z2 at work and it will not connect over the wireless network, but I knew that when I made my purchase. Instead, I using the docking feature of the Z2. Unfortunately, it is extremely unreliable. Some days it works fine while on others I need to reboot the Z2 in order for it to detect my iPhone.
When it is connected, the sound is good, not outstanding.
In the end, this product creates more problems than its worth. …
- Written by John K from denver
1 of 1 people found this useful
I'm a software engineer and I couldn't get this thing to work. It took me about 10 attempts at resetting and going through the set I'm a software engineer and I couldn't get this thing to work. It took me about 10 attempts at resetting and going through the setup process before finally realizing that it's not compatible with 5Ghz wireless networks, which is going to be a huge problem and disappointment for a lot of people. PS: The sound quality at low volumes is unimpressive. Buy something else. …
- Written by Adam F from Salisbury
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
CAN THESE BE ADDED AS ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS, TO A WIRED HOME THEATHER SYSTEM WITH AIR PLAY?
- Asked by Todd B from Sioux Falls
can you airplay from a mac air computer
- Asked by Martyn B from Carnforth
Will the dock be compatible with the iPhone 6 Plus? (of course i'm talking about the connection, not airplay)
- Asked by Mario C from Paris
Yes it will, but without any case on the phone. I have one and it works perfectly.
- Answered by Rolando D from Naples
Will the dock be compatible with the iPhone 6 or will the opening be too small for it?
- Asked by Mikael B from Rockland
Yes it works fine with the standard 6. In fact it fits in with a leather case, something that never Yes it works fine with the standard 6. In fact it fits in with a leather case, something that never worked with my 5. …
- Answered by Peter D
Can iPhone 6plus be put on the lightning dock?
- Asked by Zhang L from Boston
Yep ! My 6+ fits just perfectly ! How awesome is that ;p
Wouldn't fit with a case unless it's reall Yep ! My 6+ fits just perfectly ! How awesome is that ;p
Wouldn't fit with a case unless it's really slim though... …
- Answered by Jacques S from Charlemagne