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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Bass

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bowers and Wilkins speaker

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I love my Bowers and Wilkins speakers . It packs a lot of fantastic bass for my reggae music.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fills the Room with Sound

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    State-of-the-art wireless powered speaker. Tonality significantly improved from the Zeppelin. Setup & Use spread across two apps; a bit clunky. Multi-room, but no stereo support. Distinctive design. Part of a family of wireless speakers.

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    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Quality
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    Value
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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Design, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Pairing, Set up

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING sounding speaker but...

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    This speaker will not pair in the same room as the bass/flex/bar combo making it useless for the formation surround sound set up. If you buying this speaker to set up independently in a room it will rock it. BEAUTIFUL mids and crisp bass. If you're upgrading from a zepplin air - it is a BIG upgrade you'll be happy with.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Quality
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Ease of use, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Use with app

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Full House Audio Achieved

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I have embraced the B&W Formation lineup for its all-in-one simplicity and sound quality. And I would say so far it's a seamless experience. Having a Formation Duo + Bass in my living room, 2 Formation wedge in my kitchen and bedroom, I was able to use the B&W app to play audio in PERFECT SYNC. The app allows individual volume setting, and also a overall volume which change the individual volume relative to its current level. It's intuitive and works great. The downside of this closed ecosystem is I can only get the synchronization via the app. Using groups in Roon, there is a delay and obviously not the way B&W intended. As a result, when I use full house sync in the app, Room still thinks that the speaker that initiated the playback is the only one active. A bit of a disconnect, but something I can live with. In terms of sound quality, it does it's job, very well. I found the bass to be too much for my taste, overpowering the mid and high, so I dialed it down by 2 ticks in the app and I'm happy with the sound. The sound is full bodied and with good details, instrument separation and sound stage is nowhere near the Formation Duo (obviously); the same is true with the marketed stereo tweeters, the sound I hear still sounds like it came from a single location rather than 2 distinct channels. But with all that said, all Bluetooth speakers in the same category share the same property, I'm really happy with what I'm hearing in terms of tonality, details and transparency, enough for me to recommend this speaker. The price on these units are very high, but for me I went with the ecosystem and wanted to have to cohesive experience from 1 brand rather than many. I was debating whether to get 2 or 3 sonos 1s or even bluesound speakers now BB carries them, but after experiencing the seamless playback experience and quantity of the sound, I probably won't bother. B&W kind of did an Apple over here, and I am satisfied with the level of quality (sound and build) and simplicity that it offered to my audio experience.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Sounding Speaker I Ever Owned

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Compact Size, but the sound rivals full home stereo equipment. Bowers and Wilkins are used as reference speakers and now I know why

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid entertainment speaker

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    Posted .

    I like the fact that the form factor fits in a small living room. One critique that I have is really around the fact that it is app dependent. If there is a suggestion for improvement, have a bit more open architecture so, it can be more "future-proof"

    Features

    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Pros mentioned:
    Reception, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Internet, Price, Set up

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Audio But Seriously Flawed

    Posted .

    First off the audio quality is fantastic on this piece and that is its saving grace, where this unit fails is in its setup / implementation / use. 1. Setup - if you have a more modern WiFi implementation in your home utilizing a mesh topology, you are walking into a world of despair with attempting to setup this device. The cheap WiFi implementation in this device is shocking given its astounding price tag. This device will ONLY connect to a 2.4GHz endpoint. If you have a shared SSID with all of your home devices, both 2.4GHz and 5GHz this device will refuse to connect. After much troubleshooting and actually taking the first Formation Wedge back because I thought the device was broken I made this realization. Fortunately for me I was able to deploy a standalone 2.4GHz network with a single device on it to make it function. Of all of the IoT devices I have deployed throughout the house, the single most expensive IoT device in the house (nests, roombas, ecovacs, you name it), has the WORST internet connectivity implementation. 2. Bluetooth - The Formation Wedge is a gorgeous product. Its a statement piece, the placement for mine is in my dining room on a console table. So naturally with it so prominently displayed people want to interact with it when we have guests. That is where the hassle begins. Did B&W walk through the product story of enabling Bluetooth for mobile device connectivity? You have to have the Formation app, be on the discreet WiFi Ap (see point above), and then in the app you can enable pairing. What a pain. Why can't we just hold down the Formation Button for 3s or something simple to put the device in pairing mode? Is that too much to ask? I have seriously considered simply replacing the Wedge with a significantly cheaper but still robust Bar style speaker that has figured out how to implement Bluetooth for those spur of the moment Spotify needs. 3. Latency - When you are able to overcome the top two, you are hit with the Latency issues. Admittedly I'm not using the device in a whole home audio setup, I don't have other Formation products in the house, I wanted a visual focal speaker and this one wins hands down. But when I am using the device with weapons in its arsenal I want it to be effective. The Wedge is setup via Spotify Connect on the family plan. When cooking / eating dinner and I want to listen to music its a frustrating game of "is this going to work?". Connecting to the Wedge via Spotify and then counting the seconds to see if audio will begin playing. Once its playing, try changing the volume either via Spotify or your mobile device, again its a frustrating game of latency. Volume Up, one one thousand, two one thousand, etc. I really want to love this device, again its saving grace is its audio. I even went as far as attempt to hook up a cheap Amazon Echo to the 3.5in in-line audio port on the Wedge, which turns out isn't enabled or functional, thus dashing those dreams of overcoming the bluetooth connectivity and latency issues outlined above. I'm really at a loss on what to do at this point.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Bowers & Wilkins Team
      Posted .

      Hi Casey,

      We’re sorry to hear that you are having problems with your Formation Wedge. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Feedback like this helps us hear what our customers are looking for and take action on it. There were a few parts of your review that do make it seem you may be experiencing some technical issues as well, and we’d like to help you through those. Please contact us at support@bowerswilkins.com and we will be happy to help you work through them. bowerswilkinsus-ca

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Wedge

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Bowers & Wilkins quality and wow! What sound! Great bass

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Value
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

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    Posted .

    Great sound. A bit pricey new, but open box price is a very good value.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Subwoofer King

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I chose these over the Formation Bass Dual Subwoofer because I wanted a Subwoofer with Stereo sound, which these are. They also happen to be the successors to the wildly popular B&W Zeppelin

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    You should buy this.

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Keeps well to BW's reputation of quality, both in build and in sound. No regrets. No disappointments.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bang for your buck

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Simply one of the best speakers right now on the market. The hefty price tag is 1000% worth it. If I could afford to buy 3 more for my apartment and sync them all at once I would.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Reception, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound. App needs work

    Posted .

    I’ve owned Sonos, HEOS and tried Bluesound. After extensive online research, I’ve decided to switch to Formation line and Wedge is my first entry. The sound quality is awesome and exactly what I’ve been looking for. Crystal clear sound with good audio separation. Bass is decent but not exaggerated. One of main competition for this premium price range with high reputation is Naim Muso series which supposedly has better bass. But clear sound is more important factor for me and in this regards reviews say Wedge has its edge. Also, Formation line has Duo or Flex to give true stereo separation if I ever decide in such need. Or if somehow I need more Bass I can always get Formation Bass. The reason Formation line as a whole has not received the best review is due to its app. Setup is super easy and fast but you can’t do much. In fact as of today you can’t even play music from the app. For HiRes audio on Apple device we need Roon as Airplay 2 only capable of CD quality. Currently, there is no Alexa or Google Assistant support. Other than GA, B&W promised to change these in near future but they should have done it from the start to get better reputation. I can only imagine they’d have received top notch scores and awards from many review sites otherwise. Also lack of wired input may appear disadvantage to some. Technically speaking, Wedge has Airplay 2 and Bluetooth Apx HD so these two types of wireless connection allows you to play/connect pretty much anything from most recent electronics. One may wish Chromecast support so it would have made this full wireless connectivity. Regardless, If one absolutely need Wired connection like Aux input, one can purchase formation Audio. The claimed latency is merely 40 ms (according to B&W rep) which is far better than Direct connection Sonos Play 5, HEOS bar, Sonos playbar or Bluesound. So overall, if you are looking for the best sound quality in multiroom wireless speaker platform, this is it. But if you can wait, perhaps wait until updated app release in second quarter may be the best unless you already have or plan to subscribe Roon otherwise you won’t get the best performance from this.

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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    It never worked

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    Posted .

    I had to order it by mail. Once it arrived, It didn't work. Something was wrong with it. Very disappointed. & you never have it in stock at the store so i am nervous to mail order it again from you.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Internet, Use with app

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    A big disappointment

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    So I bought this to replace my Definitive Technologies Bluetooth speaker that just stopped working. When I got it I set it up and was very impressed with this speaker. It really filled the whole main floor of our house and sounded amazing. I started to have some issues with the app and the speaker linking to the internet and to my phone. I did a reset on the speaker and I deleted the app so I could start from scratch and reprogram everything. When I went to the App Store the app was no longer available. I continued to check for the app for several days and found out from B&W that they were having issue with the app and pulled it off to fix it. I didn’t pay that much for a speaker that I can’t use so back to the store it went. Good luck with this app.

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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Bowers & Wilkins Team
      Posted .

      Apologies for your experience. The app is back up on the App Store and we would be happy to help you further if you would like to reach out to support@bowerswilkins.com bowerswilkinsus-ca

  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Price, Use with app

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    Posted .

    I recently purchased the Bowers and Wilkins Formation Wedge. I was super excited to try this speaker and the brands new " Formation " line. Upon setup you need to download the Bowers and Wilkins mobile app and pair your product with the app. This was very complicated and required me using online help to get the Wedge paired. I'm using an LG V30. Apparently You have to turn on location on your mobile phone. No idea why but you do. After a few weeks I noticed the app wouldn't recognize the speaker. This happened more than it didn't. To pair a phone or product you have to utilize the app. Needless step for bluetooth connections in my opinion. Sound- probably the biggest reason people will buy this product is sound. The sound is nothing to really write home about. The sound ia basically all highs and lows. No mids. It sounds especially bright using bluetooth and Tidal. In fact using bluetooth it doesn't sound all that great period, no where near $900 level. Using Airplay is where things get better. Using I tunes I could EQ it and get some more midrange out of this thing. The soundstage is decent but nothing special for a single speaker. It goes decently loud but again, nothing over the top for a single speaker setup. The bass is quite good and I have to say I was impressed with the bass. Clarity and vocals were also great though on some songs this unit lacked impact. In conclusion I wouldn't recommend this speaker. At $900 it's way over priced for what it is. The sound quality and form factor are the most important factors in this category and at $900 it's just not worth it. You can get similar Sound quality from units costing half this price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Bowers & Wilkins Team
      Posted .

      Thank you for purchasing Formation Wedge. We are sorry that you have had difficulties during the setup process. Your best resource for answering technical questions is to reach out to us at support@bowers-wilkins.com . Formation products are setup via our app using Bluetooth Low Energy, which is automatically enabled for iOS devices but requires location services to be turned on with Android. All Formation products are setup with the app in order to unlock their full feature set. In your particular example, it seems you may have used Bluetooth and Airplay, the latter of which requires WiFi to function. Glad to hear that clarity and vocals (the mids) sounded great with Airplay. Like you, we’ve always found that the quality of bass (impact) is recording dependent. Some recordings have great slam and impact, and others very little. Our job is to let the recording be itself- we call that True Sound. bowerswilkinsus-ca

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    Quality
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I have owned B & W speakers for years now. I started with 600 series bookshelf, then purchased 802 D's "EXCEPTIONAL"! Later I bought the Panorama soundbar for my TV and downsized to a zeppelin mini, then upgraded to an A-7. The A-7 is FANTASTIC! The only reason I purchased the wedge is I am an android user now and A-7 is more convenient with Apple devices. The Wedge is wonderful and easy to use, can do the Alexa thing and sound quality is crisp, clear, and amazing. I will warn you though the bass is much tighter than the A-7, but the app comes with an EQ, so just set preferences.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Pairing, Use with app

    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    App/Bluetooth fail

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Sounds is immaculate. App is horrendous, bluetooth features won't connect to my TV. Reset/ reformat / reconnected and it won't pair. For the price. Its just as good as me returning it. Do not recommend.

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    1 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Quality
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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Quality
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    Value
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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Design, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    If you are music lover then this is the speaker

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    If you love music and want to listen to the every instrument used in the song then this is the speaker you must choose. I am 110% satisfied with this speaker. Loved the sound quality and it is pretty good looking. A must buy....

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Quality
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    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Design, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Peak of Performance and Style...Love it!!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Simply beautiful and full of great depth of sound. This is a show stopper of a speaker. Awesome, highs, lows and mids. Great value!!

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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