Bowers and Wilkins
Also known simply as B&W, Bowers & Wilkins is an audio equipment company based out of Worthing, England. The company is known for their Hi-Fi and home theatre systems, but they also produce a wide range of computer speakers, headphones, earphones, and car audio equipment.
Founded in 1966 by John Bowers, the company is know run by company chairman Joe Atkins. B&W is part of the B&W Group, which includes additional audio equipment manufacturers including Classé and Rotel.
In recent years, one of B&W’s more popular products was the Zeppelin iPod speaker system. The clear and powerful sound produced by the speaker, coupled with the incorporation of Apple’s wireless Airplay system made it a favorite for many homes and offices.
In 2007, Bowers & Wilkins partnered with Jaguar to develop their in-car audio systems. B&W designed and manufactured audio systems for the Jaguar XJ, XK, and XF. Today, they do the same for Maserati for their Quatroportte and Ghibli vehicles.
In March of 2013, Bowers & Wilkins introduced their Z2 wireless speaker system. The system is similar to other popular wireless speakers from the likes of Sonos and Bose, but provides B&W’s unique styling and audio performance.