B&W Formation Wedge Review Rundown
The Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge speaker is big, beautiful, powerful, and priced like fine art. Like other premium wireless speakers, the Wedge is up-to-date with most of the most popular streaming services and protocols. It's only where outright dynamism and, to a lesser extent, musical excitement is concerned that the Wedge doesn't fully shine.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
At $899.99, the Formation Wedge is even more expensive than the $700 Zeppelin was at launch. Like the Zeppelin, it pushes boundaries in the style department while putting out powerful, room-filling audio. Behind the grille, there are dual 1-inch, 40-watt tweeters.
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
Formation Wedge is Bowers & Wilkins' latest wireless speaker. $899 (£899, AU$1650) comes with Bluetooth, Spotify Connect and Apple AirPlay 2. Five-driver array means sound is spread far and wide without becoming vague or ill-focused.
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Formation Wedge is the latest speaker from British audio brand, Bowers & Wilkins. Like the Zeppelin Wireless, the Wedge comes with AirPlay, Bluetooth and Spotify Connect. It betters its predecessor with support for aptX HD Bluetooth and AirPlay 2; it can also connect to other products through Bluetooth v4.1.
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
The Formation Wedge is part of B&W's Formation series. It's a standalone wireless speaker, but is optimised for multi-room integration with other Formation series models. Two 2.5cm double-dome decoupled aluminium tweeters sit top-right and top-left, with 40W of amplification apiece. Underneath each of those is a 9cm midrange driver similarly amplified by 40W, and in the middle a 15cm, 80W subwoofer brings the driver total to five – and the amplification up to 240W. For playback, there's Apple AirPlay 2, aptX HD Bluetooth and Spotify Connect.
- 1. ^ Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge Review. Pcmag. 2019-06-04. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 2. ^ Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge review. Techradar. 2019-06-24. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 3. ^ B&W Formation Wedge Review. Trustedreviews. 2019-10-24. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 4. ^ Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge review. Whathifi. 2019-07-29. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
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