Bowers and Wilkins Formation Hands-on: If Sonos made $4,000 speakers


It’s no secret that audiophiles and hi-fi enthusiasts are skeptical of wireless speakers. Sure, there are some successes – KEF’s LSX is a recent example – but wireless technology typically degrades sound quality at least a little, and almost certainly introduces some degree of latency. Hi-fi manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins claims to have solved these problems with its new Formation suite of wireless products. I had the chance to listen to the speakers, and they’re like Sonos on steroids. Expensive steroids. The Formation family consists of five products at launch. Formation Duo ($3,999): A futuristic-looking stereo pair that borrows drivers…

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