B&W 685 S2

Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 speakers

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"Replacing the older style 685 speakers, these speakers were launched in February 2014 and feature an improved tweeter to give you a superior sonic performance over their predecessor. Ideal if you want a bigger sound without the inconvenience of a large floor stander.

For the second year in a row these fantastic speakers have won the What Hi-Fi? award for Product of the Year in the Stereo speakers category. These speakers will stand the test of time and will undoubtedly prove to be a classic!"
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The B&W 685 S2 were annouced by B&W in February 2014 as the replacement for the B&W 685 speakers. Featuring an improved tweeter along with other design refinements the overall sound is an improvement. It's not a massive uplift, but it's a nice refresh of the 600 Series range, and a timely one too as the old series was beginning to show its 6 years of age.

There's been some changes to the look and feel as part of this update and we prefer them. The changes are subtle but they give a less boxy feel to the look of the speakers, and they've also rolled the ever popular white finish out over the entire range.

These speakers are the largest stand mounts in the range and are very well suited if you want a bigger sound without the inconvenience of a large floor stander. Ideally we'd still say stand mount these speakers, but they can also be shelf mounted as long as particular attention is given to making space around the speakers so that they can project bass at their best.

They partner well with hifi systems but you could also use them with a decent mini system - as long as they pack a little power.

We do like these speakers and we're sure you will too. Why not get in touch on 0345 5577 335 and ensure you get the very best deal on them?

What Hifi Award WinnerWhat Hifi 5 stars

What Hifi magazine reviewed these speakers and gave them a whopping 5 star rating.  They also scooped the Product of the Year in the Stereo Speakers category at the What Hifi Awards 2014.

"A superb pair of speakers that are hugely thrilling. These are the speakers we'd put on to get our friends into hi-fi."

You can read the full review here.

Tech Spec


Model 685
Range 600 Series
This product is collection only Yes


Speaker Configuration Pair of speakers
Speaker Type Stand Mount
Speaker power handling 25-100W
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 87dB
Crossover frequency 4.0kHz
Frequency response 52Hz - 22kHz


Dimensions (W x H x D) 190 x 345 x 324 mm
Net weight 6.8 kg