Bowers and Wilkins Z2 Wireless Airplay speaker (with iPhone 5 dock) - down to £229 @ johnlewis
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Bowers and Wilkins Z2 Wireless Airplay speaker (with iPhone 5 dock) - down to £229 @ johnlewis

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Found 24th Nov 2013
Bowers and Wilkins Z2 Airplay Speaker.

As you know, B+W NEVER EVER offer discount. However, John Lewis are doing a 2 day ONLY discount - they've knocked £100 off the speaker down to just £229.

For £229, this is an absolute bargain - with the lightning dock option AND airplay.

johnlewis.com/b-w…100

Ends Sunday. Can be ordered online, but also instore. You also get the 2 year John Lewis guarantee

51 Comments

Original Poster

How can people vote cold on this? It's a 30% saving on a product that is NEVER on sale?!?

This happens here for no particular reason. It might be the high price tag I guess . I have voted hot though .

'cos they're voting on what they see as an ipod dock, not a B&W product. Then again, most folks will never have come across B&W, let alone heard (and felt) the quality. Heat sir, heat from me.

Original Poster

Xanderdale

'cos they're voting on what they see as an ipod dock, not a B&W product. … 'cos they're voting on what they see as an ipod dock, not a B&W product. Then again, most folks will never have come across B&W, let alone heard (and felt) the quality. Heat sir, heat from me.



You, sir...are a scholar as well as a gent!

Good man!

heated

Great find, heat added. JL customer service hard to fault.

Had the first mini and now this one and it ooozes quality. Great deal heat heat heat!!

Lukeyboy190489

As you know, B+W NEVER EVER offer discount.



I didn't know this.

Fantastic deal.... Heat!

How do these compare sound wise to the bose sounddock

Great deal.... Just wish I could afford one! Heat added

Cold. Would rather get a good brand like Sony.

They are pretty similar but at 229 this is a bargain!

Horrorwood

Cold. Would rather get a good brand like Sony.



B&W is a high end HiFi company. That means usually, regarding quality of sound (scale), starts from the point where Sony has finished.
Check this link rather that Amazon one: whathifi.com/rev…-z2
Nice offer, for me hot!

Couldn't resist - got one for delivery tomorrow

Original Poster

ashtad

How do these compare sound wise to the bose sounddock



Having worked for BOTH companies I can honestly say the Z2 blows thw sound dock out of the water. Its so much more quality - but of course it's usually £329.

Lukeyboy190489

Having worked for BOTH companies I can honestly say the Z2 blows thw … Having worked for BOTH companies I can honestly say the Z2 blows thw sound dock out of the water. Its so much more quality - but of course it's usually £329.

oh really thanks for the heads up

Going down to Ching today!!
Bargain

great deal! But the next generation iPhone will be wider with 4.9 inch screen. Will this dock compatible with it?

Original Poster

ashtad

oh really thanks for the heads up



No worries mate. I love B+W; and that's what sites like these are for.


rambits

great deal! But the next generation iPhone will be wider with 4.9 inch … great deal! But the next generation iPhone will be wider with 4.9 inch screen. Will this dock compatible with it?



I'd think so. Apple have changed to the lightning dock for the move forward ...so I can't see the dock size changing...very, very unlikely. So...yeah, you should be fine - if not you have airplay, so you could just stream it wirelessly anyhow :-)

Whats better for iphones? This or the Bose one?

Banned

I was close to getting a Sonos Play 3, would I be better off getting this?

Original Poster

suarez777

Whats better for iphones? This or the Bose one?



Read my response above (as I have to stop commenting soon as I'll be at work haha).

Having worked for both companies, this one by FAR. The quality of the products build is exceptional. Also, as it's direct, you can stream ALL sound from your iphone, ipad etc -- so bbc iplayer, videos, tunein radio ...

I don't see how this unit could be anywhere near as good as a pair of decent speakers.

moob

I don't see how this unit could be anywhere near as good as a pair of … I don't see how this unit could be anywhere near as good as a pair of decent speakers.



i dont either , for the 300 quid - unless maybe youve got one dimensional hearing

i presume these have an amplifier built in , must have

Algie

I was close to getting a Sonos Play 3, would I be better off getting this?



I had the same dilemma but in the end went for Sonos. The sound is better with B&W, however, with Sonos you're paying for the software and integration (TuneIn, Spotify etc) than just for a dock.

Sonos are offering a free Bridge on every speaker until the end of the year too (saving about £40).

logohigh

i dont either , for the 300 quid - unless maybe youve got one … i dont either , for the 300 quid - unless maybe youve got one dimensional hearing i presume these have an amplifier built in , must have


They do have an amp. I just think these things can only get so good as in meh, and if you're really into decent audio, you're much better off putting this money towards a decent system.

love b&w stuff.Top quality.Nearly bough the zeppelin but ended up buying the Samsung valve amp dock and love it far better then the sound of the zeppelin softer and more control and better connections. At this price I'd be tempted for my kitchen.Nice find.

Banned

LOL_is_stupid

I had the same dilemma but in the end went for Sonos. The sound is better … I had the same dilemma but in the end went for Sonos. The sound is better with B&W, however, with Sonos you're paying for the software and integration (TuneIn, Spotify etc) than just for a dock.Sonos are offering a free Bridge on every speaker until the end of the year too (saving about £40).



Thanks for the reply, I think i'm edging towards the Sonos as I'm worried the Airplay is a bit flakey and would drive me crazy if it kept dropping in and out.

Horrorwood

Cold. Would rather get a good brand like Sony.



This made me genuinely laugh out loud

Original Poster

Algie

I was close to getting a Sonos Play 3, would I be better off getting this?



The Bowers is a direct connection - so you can spotify, tune in radio, stream the sound of a film...everything. if someone walks into your house and wants to play a song they can, instantly. With sonos...they have to download the app and sync.

Sonos 3 is a lovely bit of kit...but remember it's an Ecosystem ie when you buy one, you have to buy another. With Airplay you're not committed to one brand.

Nice deal, but this thread isn't half full of condescending ring pieces.

ive got the b&w a5 amazing sound quality and looks the part hot for me

Banned

sonos is the way forward. Heat added though, for the discount. Not for me, but well spotted OP.

Could pick up a sonos 3 and free bridge for little over this price and have the option to expand! Sonos is the future. Good find on the discount tho!

White out of stock....

Horrorwood

Cold. Would rather get a good brand like Sony.


Are you joking?

Will this work with an android device?

It's a shame that the zeppelin isn't on offer. I have the original zeppelin (without the air function) and it's brilliant!
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