Wireless Music Systems: Air your tunes

Bowers & Wilkins Wireless Music Systems comprises two new products that combine effortless wireless streaming with Bowers & Wilkins sound quality. The A7 and A5 Wireless Music Systems marry the experience gained from close to five-decades of Bowers & Wilkins audio expertise with Apple’s AirPlay technology to deliver the convenience and freedom of wireless music, without compromising on sound quality.

 

 

 

5 Comments

  • Mark says:

    What I asked B&W about only 4 weeks ago! Could be interesting – essentially a dockless Zeppelin. Pity no DLNA though

  • José says:

    Agree! It Needs to be less apple-centric an be open to more streaming options… With a dac as good, you must allow all formats in.

  • Andrés Cavallin says:

    Of course it will be great to have DLNA support, but I found it easier to have my entire music library in lossless format on a computer (PC or MAC) and thanks to the free “Remote” App, connect to iTunes from iPad or any other iOS device, browse my library and choose in which device I want to listen to it, thanks to Airplay.
    This way the streaming goes directly from the PC to the Airlplay enabled device, even though you can remote control the PC from the iOS device.
    If you just want to stream from the portable device, adding DLNA renderer capabilities to the A7/A5 will be great, but for streaming from a computer nothing beats iTunes and Remote App. Of course you can use DLNA browser on the mobile to get the content from the PC (DLNA Server), and stream it to the A7/A5, but double transmission seems unnatural for me, and may create too much collisions on the wireless network.

  • Delano Pappas says:

    With the new plugs on the iphone 5, most android phones having different connectors as well as windows 8 phones, wireless speakers and docks are essentially the way forward

  • Anthony Hulme says:

    Yes, I was looking at the A7/A5 as a ‘portable’ wireless solution but although we have an iPad in the household, all my content is on a NAS and a Naim Unitiserve with a variety of formats (inc FLAC). I assumed the network port was for the purpose of streaming from these types of device but reading the above posts I think I’m right to say it’s Apple or nothing. I guess it’s back to considering Sonos then….a pity because the B & W kit is far superior in looks/sonics etc. I already have CM speakers/sub and a pair of MM1′s that are great!

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