British loudspeaker company Bowers & Wilkins is the latest to enter the wireless music streaming arena, with two new products joining its popular Zeppelin Air iPhone dock to comprise a brand-new Wireless Music Systems category.
The A5 and A7 (above) wireless speakers both integrate Apple’s AirPlay technology, meaning customers can use their iPhones, iPads or iPod touches to stream music (and other audio files) directly to their speakers. AirPlay on the A5 and A7 speakers also works with iTunes and network-connected Macs and PCs, as well as music apps like Pandora, Spotify, and Last.fm.
A5, the more compact of the two, measures in at 180 x 300 x 120mm and weighs 3.6kg. It features two 1in Nautilus aluminium tweeters and two 4in mid- and low-range drive units, encased in a sleek body.
The higher-end A7 is a little bigger, with a measurement of 220 x 360 x 160mm and a weight of 5.7kg. It will ostensibly offer slightly better sound quality, with two 1in Nautilus aluminium tweeters, two 3in mid-range drive units, and a 6in subwoofer for better bass levels.
If previous offerings by Bowers & Wilkins are anything to go by, the latest additions to its line of audio products are likely to offer up decent sound quality without sacrificing design and simplicity.
Both the A5 and A7 speakers will be available in-store as of early October, and are due to retail from £399.99 and £699.99, respectively. Visit Bowers & Wilkins for more details.