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B&W T7 is their first portable bluetooth speaker

Bowers & Wilkins T7 Bluetooth speaker

For many HiFi fans, and companies, bluetooth used to be a curse word, but how times have changed. Bluetooth streaming quality has improved and increasingly mobile customers have both high demands for audio quality and ease of use, and that is where renowned audio manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins are hoping the B&W T7 will become the go to solution.

Bowers & Wilkins T7 Bluetooth speaker

Bowers & Wilkins have been quick to pick up on impact Apple has had on the wider audio marketplace, being quickly off the mark with high-end speaker dock in the iconic B&W Zeppelin, and following that up with the AirPlay version Zeppelin Air, and more recently the A5 and A7 wireless speakers. With the T7 they are taking on the popular Bluetooth speaker market, going up against popular solutions like the Bose Soundlink amongst other.

Read more! Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Review

The design of the T7 is a familiar one for this particular range of the portable Bluetooth speaker market with its rectangular shape. There is however elements, as to be expected, that makes it stand out from the competition, such as the transparent Micro Matrix frame that provides a honeycomb effect that is not only a design piece, but also helps ensure a better resonance-free structure.

There’s a rubber trim around the relative slim 4cm broad base to help provide a level of protection for this relatively Iight (950g) portable speaker. Control buttons are found on the top part of speaker, with aux-in, power connection, service port, and reboot button located at the bottom back of the T7.

Bowers & Wilkins T7 Bluetooth speaker

As expected for a Bluetooth speaker from Bowers & Wilkins, the T7 has aptX bluetooth support for a higher steaming quality from compatible devices, and the it will automatically default to aptX when paired with a compatible source.

Read more! Bowers & Wilkins A7 AirPlay speaker

B&W advices that the T7 rechargeable battery can provide up to 17 hours playtime between charges when listening to rock music at 75% volume. This will likely be longer at lower volumes, which means that the T7 is up there with the new Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth speaker we wrote about a week ago.

Inside the Bowers & Wilkins T7 you will find dual 50mm drivers and twin force-cancelling bass radiators said to provide an impressive bass performance from such a small speaker. For the techies out there it’s also worth noting that the T7 uses the same DACs as the Zeppelin Air, so as expected, B&W haven’t held anything back when it comes to packing their best technology into this speaker. However, I will refer from judging until had a chance to go hands-on with the T7 speaker.

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