September 24th 2012 8:40 am

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The incredibly pricey Bowers & Wilkins A7 is a powerful, well-designed AirPlay speaker with clean, nuanced audio performance. quote


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9.0
Macworld Feb 26, 2013

Acoustically, it’s a terrific speaker, and the best sounding of all the AirPlay speakers I've reviewed. It also looks sharp, if a bit understated. It’s easy to configure, easy to use, and a delight to listen to—all of which, in turn, makes it easy to recommend.

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9.0
Sound+Vision Nov 21, 2012

If you’re looking for a compact system that can fill a room with sound, and you’re an Apple-centric person, and $800 is within your budget, you should run right down to the Apple store, crank up an A7, and annoy the hell out of the staff until they tell you to either leave or buy it.

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8.0
PC Mag Dec 4, 2012

The incredibly pricey Bowers & Wilkins A7 is a powerful, well-designed AirPlay speaker with clean, nuanced audio performance.

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6.0
Gizmodo Jan 24, 2013

Should You Buy It? Unless money is no object to you, probably not. If it is (and it probably is), you can afford to buy two AirPlay speakers for the price of this one. And it's hard to justify not doing so.

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What Hi-Fi Feb 28, 2013

For some it will be a shame that B&W hasn’t sought to include DLNA or Bluetooth support, but the A7 is all about simplicity. It’s about having a sudden impulse to throw a tune from your phone and out into your room without fuss but with genuine hi-fi sound quality.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Feb 13, 2013

The Bowers and Wilkins A7 is undoubtedly the best compact AirPlay speaker on the market. It provides masses of power and detail and does so from a beautifully designed yet humble looking form. But, we can’t help but feel that by charging £700 B&W has over-egged things a little.

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8.0
iLounge Nov 29, 2012

If money is no object and you’re looking for a handsome but conservative design, A7 is worthy of your consideration, but if you want very similar performance and features for less, the Zeppelin Air delivers more bang for the buck.

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Stuff Mar 15, 2013

The A7 will fill your room with delicious sound. It’s seriously awesome – then again with AirPlay speakers from Loewe, Pioneer and Libratone between £300 and £500, it should be for the price.

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