Z2 by Bowers & Wilkins

High-end AirPlay audio in an understated package

While Sonos remains a market-defining force in wireless music streaming, Bowers & Wilkins makes a strong case for Apple AirPlay with a seductive, newly expanded lineup. Today, the company introduced an update to the popular Zeppelin Air—the torpedo-shaped beauty that’s been upgraded with a flexible Lightning dock for iPhone 5. New to the collection is the Z2, a smaller and more affordable model that packs …

Sonos Playbar

The wireless audio maker jumps from home audio to home theatre with a single HiFi TV speaker

With a sleek, seamless move wireless audio system maker Sonos takes another firm step towards total home audio domination with yesterday’s introduction of the Playbar, a wireless HiFi speaker for your TV. Streamlined to sit well within the Sonos family, the company’s first speaker geared specifically to sync with your television—along with all other Sonos products—brings the brand into the home theater market without compromising …