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Bowers & Wilkins Panorama

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama
alaScore 88

52 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins Panorama. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design also gets good views. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Bowers & Wilkins Panorama is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Danny Phillips (homecinemachoice.com)

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 soundbar review

 

The LED-inspired move towards wafer-thin TV screens means there's no room inside their cabinets for powerful speakers. The result? Weedy, strained sound quality. Little wonder, then, that sales of soundbars have gone through the roof and audio brands...

Sophisticated, potent sound; jaw-dropping build quality and design; three HDMI inputs

No wireless music streaming or USB; expensive; HD audio decoding not built-in; no dedicated subwoofer

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (avreview.co.uk)

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama

 

B&W's ?1,500 soundbar on trial

Looks great, top notch build quality, clear, purposeful sound

Bulky for a soundbar, bass surprisingly lightweight, no HDMI connection, it ain't cheap

It certainly looks the part, with its stainless steel casing and sleek styling, though it's clearly not the sort of device you would bother with for any screen under 42in. And come to think of it, at ?1,500 it costs more than some TVs which stretch...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama

 

Despite a couple of flaws, the B&W Panorama is one of the best soundbars we've ever heard. It's time to save your pocket money.

Amazing movie sound ; Some of the best simulated surround sound we've heard ; Discretely stylish ; No need for a subwoofer

Terrible, terrible set-up ; No HDMI and lacks 5.1 analog inputs ; Not as confident with music ; Expensive

Sure, the Panorama has its faults, but it just also happens to be one of the best soundbars available. It's good looking, great sounding and effortlessly cool. In all, it's a solid first-effort from this speaker manufacturer. If it can iron out some of...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Robinson (hometheaterreview.com)

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 Soundbar Reviewed

 

The soundbars is a product category that requires compromise by its very nature. Andrew Robinson tests out the Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 to see how much or how little has been compromised.

$2,200 is a lot of money in any capacity, especially in regard to soundbars, which routinely retail for $200 to $500 rather than two grand. That said, there are few that possess the refinement, grace and gravitas that the Panorama 2 brings to the...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Rohit Singh (cnet.com.au)

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama

 

Just got B&W Panorama, it makes you feel as if you are actually there, I mean imagine you are actually sitting in stadium and watching soccer, how would that sound? This is more real than too much separation of sound that you get from separate 5 or...

Best Sound, cant belive its just one sound bar

Mental block for some, as no HDMI

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Chocolate (bestbuy.com)

Great

 

This is the best system out there and we are happy we bought it!

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: likeaneagle (bestbuy.com)

Perfect speaker for living room

 

I bought the Panorama 2 to be used only for music in my living room after my wife nixed the B&W CM6's I was going to get. The Panorama 2 fits nicely on the mantle and isn't ugly. I have this setup with an Airport Express and have the optical out...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: boredgeek (bestbuy.com)

Great choice

 

I was going to buy a different sound bar, but the sales rep suggested this one. The sound quality is sooooooo good! And it is very powerful. We have no problem filling our 500 sq ft room with sound. One thing - it is very big. Another thing - the...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Ashmash (bestbuy.com)

Awesome sound bar

 

Purchased as open box. Great sound bar! Top of the line for us!

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Myevo8u (bestbuy.com)

Hands down the best sound bar out there

 

Sound like no other, I feel like I am in a theater. The sound is so crisp with absolutely zero distortion! I added my 12 in velodyne sub for more base andnits great! Wouldn't waste my money on another sound bar. I tried the top of the line definitive...

Nov, 2015