Bowers & Wilkins A5 & A7 Wireless Music Systems | from US$499.9 | www.bowers-wilkins.com
the term sound dock is pretty much quite short lived. these days, wireless is name of the game and if you are still traumatized by the new Lightning connector, then perhaps going wireless will offer you some assurance that it will be a little more future-proof. speaking of which, Bowers & Wilkins has two new Airplay-enabled speakers, the A5 and the A7, joining its iconic but otherwise lonely Zeppelin Air speaker. aesthetically, both wireless speakers sport a clean, contemporary that has no dock or control buttons to break their clean lines. common highlights among the two include Apple AirPlay technology, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), digital-to-analog converter (DAC), high quality Class-D amplifier, switch mode power supply, B&W’s Flowport and a glass filed ABS enclosure matched with a black cloth grill. the smaller of the two, the A5 features a pair of 1″ Nautilus tube aluminum tweeters, along with two 4″ drivers that cover both mid and low range, while the A7 is equipped with two dedicated 3″ midrange driver and a 6″ Kevlar-reinforced subwoofer, in addition to the two 1″ Nautilus tube aluminum tweeters. other features include built-in WiFi, Ethernet port, and auxiliary input via a 3.5mm audio jack. the Bowers & Wilkins A5 & A7 Wireless Music Systems are set to hit the stores this October with a sticker of $499.99 and $799.99, respectively.