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The attractively designed $400 Bowers & Wilkins Z2 wireless speaker sounds pretty good and has a built-in Lightning dock, but it doesn't quite stand out enough in a crowded market.
The Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 stand-mount speakers promise better treble response and a more understated design than found in the previous model.
The company's new flagship model, the $400 P7, has an over-the-ear design and offers richer, more detailed sound with deep bass.
Geoffrey Morrison got to take a tour of one of the top speaker manufacturers in the world.
A picture tour of B&W's Worthing, England, speaker-manufacturing facility.
The $400 P7 has a comfortable over-the-ear design and offers richer, more detailed sound with deep bass.
Artist Janet Cardiff's spellbinding sound installation, "The Forty Part Motet," uses a room full of Bowers & Wilkins speakers.
Sure, it costs a bundle, but the Sony Xperia Z2 is everything you should expect from a top-end phone. Its impressive performance rivals the Samsung Galaxy S5 for smartphone top dog, but the Z2's slick glass and metal design trumps the S5's plastic body. If you're looking for both style and substance from a phone, you've come to the right place.
The Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones' impressive combination of design, sound quality, and features put it near the top of the class for portable headphones in its price range.
While the battery is a concern, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is still a good-looking slate that's loaded with more than enough power for anything you're likely to throw at it. It's a good choice if you're looking for a more affordable iPad alternative with 4G LTE -- particularly if you've ever lost a gadget through water damage.