Bowers & Wilkins 607 S2 Anniversary 120W Bookshelf Speaker - Pair - Black
- Pair of 30W-200W speakers are powerful enough to fill your entire space with loud and clean sound
- Two-way speakers output a balanced blend of high and low frequencies to make everything sound pleasant and captivating
- 1" Decoupled Double Dome tweeter gives you a 38kHz breakup performance so higher tones and levels sound fantastic and precise
- 5" Continuum cone reproduces the various tones of voice and instruments cleanly with amazing accuracy
- Upgraded design with carefully selected components grant you a more profound insight from your music
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Of the 57 reviewers who responded, 56 would recommend this product.
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- Excellent Sounding B&W Speakers- November 24, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] These Bowers & Wilkins 607 S2 Anniversary Edition Bookshelf speakers are a treat to listen to. I set these up on my 5.1.2 home theater run by an Onkyo TX-NR555. I did run these Bi-Amped as I do with my standard floor standing speakers. The build quality on these speakers is outstanding. There is a 1” Decoupled Double Dome Aluminum Tweeter, a 5” Mid-Driver that is made of a woven material, and a Rear-Firing Flow Port for bass. The Grills are magnetic which offers the easiest option for grills on or off while retaining a clean front face. There are dual terminals that allow for bi-amping or bi-wiring, but they do come with terminal jumpers installed. The connection terminals are solid and work perfectly with my banana plug connectors. The speaker cabinets are solid, heavy, and built very well. The sound on these speakers, as with any others, does take a little time to open up. However, once it does, you know you are listening to a great pair of speakers. The sound is crisp and clear with a well-rounded sound stage. One really nice thing that is included is a pair of foam plugs for the rear Flow Port to help with bass reflex depending on how close the speakers are to a wall to optimize the sound to your space and speaker location. I have used these to listen to several different genre of music and also to watch movies. There is a brightness to music that is very pleasing to listen to and for movies, they sound robust. I was extremely pleased with the quality of sound on these speakers. I would really love to set these up as a 2 channel running off a turntable and amp for dedicated listening as I really think these would shine for that application. I played around with different volume levels and was pleased regardless of where it was at, though I preferred them at a higher volume. Overall, there was a lot of thought and design put into these speakers and it shows. They sound fantastic, are built very well, and look great! I know that I will enjoy these speakers no matter what I use them for and would recommend to others looking for a great pair of bookshelf speakers.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Little one for immersive experience- November 28, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is review of B&W 607 S2 Anniversary Edition. Not being a deep knowledgeable of audio and related subjects, the pair of speakers does drag in the listener into immersive experience. These compact but not that small, with all the technicality inside of each box, it generate crisp and sharp note that can be distinguished as go deeper or the music and movie. Before going in details of the sound experience, need to touch bit on the process of setting up and considerations. First the cable to use for felt not minor thing. Based on short research and for expectation of best outcome, have used “AudioQuest 5' Single Rocket 33 SBW –With Silver Bananas” which I had to purchase and took time for delivery in the midst of time of Pandemic we live. Secondly, the speaker connector come with cap for each one for which house the banana connector the cap need to be removed. In this minor detail, B&W could have done better to make ease to remove it. Had bit of hard time removing 8 caps. And considering it is B&W, the Red/Black indicator could be on the fixed base of the plug rather the removal cap. Third, the connectors for speaker wire are installed pointing to upward. On this, maybe it is preference of each user but I would preferred the pointing downward for better cable management. Now to the sound experience based on Conventional Connection type suggested by B&W in its manual. I tested two different mode. First connected to Sonos Amp, second time connecting with A/V Surround Marantz SR6011. Connected with Sonos Amp, listened to Vanessa Mae playing Romance n.2 in F for violin and orchestra op.50, streaming from home network storage. As comparing purpose, played simultaneously in 2 of paired Sonos 5 2nd version. In the beginning what was impressive of 607 S2 was that first kick of violin and rest of orchestra playing that were crips and sharp, identifiable string as the note move alone. This impression made me feel sound from Sonos 5 was less clear despite of its own strength of hardware that differentiate from bookshelf speaker. Then tried whit HD Radio program from Sonos that played Gorillaz Momentary Bliss, Classic music Ciano c-moll, BuxWV 159, Totally opposed notes. The result was fantastic for my little experience. Sharp music and voice, each instrument separately but all together but sill crips sound that does differentiate with Sonos 5. Second connection was with A/V Surround Marantz receiver. For this, for proper description, I only connected the bookshelf sparks to the receiver. And movies and videos are from Apple TV, Netflix and Youtube. Hence heavily based on internet connection based contents. First tried with videos of surround sound testing from YouTube. Viewed Doby Digital Surround testing video, stereo testing video, among some others. Despite of being only stereo speakers, the surround sound perception was more than acceptable. Enough to say the rest of speakers wouldn’t be needed if one is not keen to very detailed sound effect. And this proven to be true as watch 6 Underground, the voice does feel to come from front, while in the car chasing and conversation happening with the car at almost the beginning, can feel the sound effect surrounding. Definitely is not the same with all the rest of speakers for 5.1, but what is able to produce with two speakers connected to the receiver in the small room definitely B&W 607 S2 has made presence and impressed. In short, not being technical expert on how two way and everything within works, and aside of minor details that would have been better considering It is caliber of B&W, but the end experience does make one to be immersed wether listening pop, classic, watching movie or just Youtube.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Huge Sound in a Little Package- November 30, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have never had the pleasure of owning a set of Bowers and Wilkens speakers before. Being a home theatre enthusiast, I do have familiarity with the brand. When I had the opportunity to grab a pair of these 600 series Anniversary bookshelf speakers, I didn’t hesitate. Everything I have heard about B&W speakers are now realized after spending a few weeks with this set. It all began with the unboxing: From the moment you open the flaps and begin to unpack it is clear B&W cares deeply about their products. The speakers are wrapped in thick foam. The removable, magnetic grill is wrapped in an additional layer of plastic to protect it from breaking. The grill is made of very thin plastic framing with acoustic mesh wrapped around it. B&W kept these lightweight as to not harm the sounds when installed. B&W also includes 2 foam plugs which are used to dampen the bass response from the rear output if these are being set close to a wall and reverberate too much bass. There is also a set of rubber nubs for feet, or spikes for mounting to speaker stands (B&W has their own that accompany these speakers but sold separately). The overall construction of the speaker box is solid. It feels like (though I would never try it) you could drop this from a two story window and they would survive.. The 1 inch twitter is immediately noticeable when looking at the front. The words “600 series” wrap around the top while “Anniversary Edition” round out the bottom and is finished in a brushed nickel like metal. There is a high tech metal grill that covers the actual twitter itself. The 5” midrange is also pretty special. It is built using a proprietary “Continuum” which is woven to produce clarity and power. It is also a beautiful shiny silver color and really pops when the covers are off. Setup is straight forward. These require the use of an amplifier or receiver to power them. I connected these to my Denon receiver’s left and right front channel, capable of producing 150 watts RMS, more than enough power to drive these at the 100 watt RMS spec. I connected them using 14 gauge wire with banana clips. I chose to focus my energy on only these two bookshelf speakers, so I eliminated all other speakers in my setup. I change the receiver over to stereo. I placed each speaker about 12” away from the wall to give them ample breathing room. For this, I did not install the plugs during the corse of my listening experience. Now to what really matters, the sounds. I started with some music piping over bluetooth from my iPhone to the Denon. Not the best audio quality I know, but it’s a solid reference point for me since this all of the music I listen to comes from Apple Music pipped over the iPhone, most of the time using bluetooth. With the audio set at about 10% I began with some instrumental Jazz, the twitters were immediately noticeable as they sonically reproduced the horn and other brass instruments as if I was sitting in a concert hall. Sound was clear, crisp, but not overly sharp. It felt well balances and gave the illusion I had far more than just a pair of bookshelf speakers running in stereo. The sound reverberated off of the adjacent walls as if I had a 10 speaker array. Cranking up the volume to around 30% presented more of a “concert” experience and became almost too loud to comfortably listen to. Typically I run my older speakers at around 40% to get about 20% the volume I am hearing now. Truly amazing. After the Jazz I throw on some hip-hop. I honestly had to check to verify my subwoofer was powered off… these guys push so much bass response for not even having a woofer, it’s incredible. Bass never sounded like it wanted to bottom out, it just got softer during parts that really needed a subwoofer. Vocals remain sharp and distinguishable. Switching to rock was no surprise, amazing. Guitars, drums, vocals, all sounded individual and reproduced with absolute precision. I could easily replace my entire 5.1 setup with just these 2 speakers and it would be a vast improvement. Switching over to movies was also a joy. With the ability to throw audio against the walls the way these do, I felt a sense of realism and depth that I have not experienced before even with a full array of speakers. Truly remarkable. In conclusion, these are worth every cent of their asking price, and Franky, after hearing them, they are worth more! As someone who is more of a videophile than an audiophile, these are converting me. I have paid more attention to small sound details that I ever have before. I’ve been playing with small placement adjustments to fine tune my soundstage and getting noticeable results. I recommend these to anyone wanting to get into a high end audio experience or even for folks who have been in that world for a long time. B&W shows its sound heritage and legacy with these truly anniversary edition speakers. I cannot wait to add more B&W to my setup for an even more immersive experience.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- A fine set of speakers- November 25, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] B&W did a really good job with these. I’m very impressed. I replaced two Definitive Technology Pro Monitor 1000s with these on my 5.1 system. They are beautiful to look at. Pretty compact in size compared to other bookshelf speakers. They actually fit perfectly in the tight spot I had my Pro Monitor 1000s in. Very crisp highs and decent amount of bass as well. Ive been working to break these in listening to music in 2.1. I would really like to pair these with the B&W center, I feel that would round out the system well. When I unboxed them, I noticed they had red and black plastic plugs in the contactor holes. They DO come out and are not that hard to remove. I used the edge of a knife to pry them up a little and then they came right out. I use banana plugs so I was a bit worried when I saw the plugs but once they were removed the plugs work great. I would highly recommend these speakers whether you want a 2.1 for music or 5.1+ for surround. They are absolutely amazing. Another thing I will mention is to make sure you get a good quality amp to push these bad boys!Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Unbelievable clarity of sound- November 23, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My first experience with Bowers & Wilkins products. My first impression is these speakers are high quality and deliver very clear sound. I connected them to my Sony 7.2 AVR Model: STRDN1080. The two Bowers & Wilkins speakers replaced my old ones and for the first try, I realized the clarity of sound to the extent I can hear music that I couldn't hear before. the front mesh is removable which makes the appearance very elegant. Great quality of sound!!!Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.