Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Speakers with 30-Pin Connector
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Speakers with 30-Pin Connector
The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air is the ultimate AirPlay wireless audio system. It uses drive unit technologies and design principles refined and perfected for Bowers & Wilkins' most advanced reference-standard speakers.
Apple AirPlay technology allows music to be streamed wirelessly from your Mac to Zeppelin Air. You can even stream high-quality audio directly from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch - without docking. If you have more than one Zeppelin Air, you can use them as an elegant multi-room system.
AirPlay is compatible with iOS 4.2 or later on iPad, iPod touch (2nd generation or later) and iPhone (3GS or later). Mac and PC connectivity requires iTunes 10.1 or later.
Sounds as good as it looks
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin re-wrote the rules for speaker docks. Zeppelin Air provides a seismic shift in audio performance. It retains the original Zeppelin's classic shape, but internally it's been completely redesigned. Compared to the original multi-award winning Zeppelin it has improved dynamics, punchier bass and a more open, lifelike presentation with highly detailed, room-filling sound.
Just tap, swipe and play.
Use the Remote app for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to take charge of your tunes - remotely. Plus, the 30-pin docking port cleverly accommodates a variety iPhone and iPod models with a spring-loaded docking arm that flexes to secure them and charge them without adapters or adjustment.
Download the Remote app free from the App Store.
- Superb, room-filling sound
- AirPlay for high-resolution wireless audio streaming
- Advanced Digital Signal Processing for high-quality sound
- Five high-quality amplifiers
- Tweeters derived from award-winning MM-1 computer speakers
- Internal subwoofer centrally located for bass with power and authority
- Quick and easy to set up
- Add more units for elegant multi-room system
- Docking arm that lets you grasp your iPod or iPhone
- Spring-loaded 30-pin docking connector flexes to accommodate various iPod or iPhone models
Did you notice?If you have more than one Zeppelin Air, you can use them in an elegant multi-room system.
Apple Recommends ForTop-of-the-range audio performance, classical style and the most advanced audio streaming technologies for Mac, iPad, IPhone and iPod touch.
What's in the Box?
- Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Wireless Speakers with 30-pin connector
- Power Cord
- Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack, 30 Pin Dock, USB
- Other Features: AirPlay
- Connections: AirPlay, Headphone port
- Speaker Configurations: 2.1
- Power Source: AC
- Height: 265mm
- Width: 685mm
- Weight: 6.12kg
- Length: 275mm
- Mfr. Part Number: FP30570
- UPC or EAN No.: 714346311996
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: Two-year limited (For details, please visit: www.bowers-wilkins.com)
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Ratings & Reviews
Best Speaker System Ever
I have been using the Zeppelin for hours and hours, and I must say it is far superior to ANY competition. Originally, I was lookin I have been using the Zeppelin for hours and hours, and I must say it is far superior to ANY competition. Originally, I was looking at getting the Bose SoundDock 10. But when I listened to the Bose, I was not as pleased. I am very confident in saying that this is the best sound system that there is to offer. It is very balanced, and even shows up on the ipod with a speaker EQ for bass, and some ipod settings. It was great that you could turn up and down the bass. I am very pleased with Bowers and Wilkins, and will be getting a lot more products by this company. B&W by far is the leading speaker brand for anything you may need. I would recommend them to anyone. …
- Written by Elizabeth M from Charlotte
596 of 669 people found this useful
B&W Zeppelin air
The online reviews of this don't do it justice. The sound is truly amazing for an ipod/iphone dock and I could honestly give it a The online reviews of this don't do it justice. The sound is truly amazing for an ipod/iphone dock and I could honestly give it a nod over a decent home stereo as it's simply that good. The only reason I can't go 5 stars is the occasional drop out of the air play. It's possible it's my home network, but I was honestly hoping it would be a little stronger than what it is. Overall though, the occasional drop out was far outweighed by the sound.
I didn't find airplay set up too hard, just connected it to my imac via the supplied ethernet cable and followed the diagrams that were provided. Pretty sure I was up and running in about 5 mins. B&W have done it again with this one and I'm very happy to have it! …
- Written by Jeremy B from Tulsa
358 of 414 people found this useful
Great product, difficuly wireless setup
Packaging is beautiful. And the hardware design is stunning. Very solid and it looks great in any room. Obviously, it is very easy Packaging is beautiful. And the hardware design is stunning. Very solid and it looks great in any room. Obviously, it is very easy to get going. Plug it in the wall, hook up an iPod, and you’re off.
HOWEVER, getting it on the network was a problem. Followed the instructions to a T. I kept ending up with a red flashing light. I reset, reset, reset to no avail. I started getting quite frustrated. Finally, I just began turning it on and off and it eventually showed up in iTunes. No idea how or why and I can’t recall the steps so it can be reproduced. Just glad I got it going. Works fine now from my iPhone and MacBook Pro.
Initial feeling is that the sound is great but needs some breaking in to get to max enjoyment. …
- Written by James H from Franklin
316 of 399 people found this useful
super sound until it fries itself
i ran the Z2 flawlessly thru my iPad mini and iPhone 5s for three weeks then it shut down. After 5 hours trying to reconnect I hav i ran the Z2 flawlessly thru my iPad mini and iPhone 5s for three weeks then it shut down. After 5 hours trying to reconnect I have given up. I rebooted 20 times, deleted and re downloaded the B&W app 20 times, used the reset button 25 times ( it is now stuck). I even placed right beside my router in case the signal was weak but no help. I have super fast wireless. It keeps blinking purple indicating I must reset. I am taking it back. Too bad, it has amazing sound …
- Written by Peter W from Peachland
Just like most other reviews on here I am exceptionally disappointed with the lack of quality of this unit. After paying top doll Just like most other reviews on here I am exceptionally disappointed with the lack of quality of this unit. After paying top dollar I would expect this to function flawlessly, but that is not the case. Not is it only difficult to setup and configure, it looses connectivity every few songs requiring the unit to be turned off and then back on. It got to the point that I only used it a few times a year. Now after only 3 years of owning it, it has stopped working completely. I was informed by the B&W people that for a mere $150.00 i can have the software updated and the unit repaired. NOT WORTH IT...DO NOT BUY IT! …
- Written by Erik Z from Draper
Loses Connection Frequently
For the brand and price you'd expect these to work like a dream. The sound quality is awesome BUT it will drop connection every fe For the brand and price you'd expect these to work like a dream. The sound quality is awesome BUT it will drop connection every few songs and is hard to reconnect. SO FRUSTRATING! Even though the sound is amazing, I would NOT recommend these. …
- Written by Chaitanya B from Washington
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
What is the difference between the B&W A7 and the Zeppelin Air from a sound quality point of view?
- Asked by Andrea F from Brooklyn
- Nov 11, 2012
- Asked about: Bowers & Wilkins A7 AirPlay Wireles…
I've had both and enjoyed the Zeppelin, but replaced it with the A7. I wish I had taken the time to I've had both and enjoyed the Zeppelin, but replaced it with the A7. I wish I had taken the time to listen to them side by side, but I difference was still clear when I received the A7. I don't have the vocabulary of the audiophiles, so I'll do the best I can. There's absolutely no distortion with the A7 even at full volume whereas the Zeppelin distorted ever so slightly. I was also able to enjoy a more spacious sound from the A7 and more pronounced bass. I'd guess it's due to the new design. As I'm writing this review, I listening to a Tracy Chappman track and she sounds lie she's sitting in the room with me. Everything is so unbelievably clear. I warned you my vocab was less than par...Anyways, I hope this helps:) …
- Answered by Edward R from Damascus
- Nov 18, 2012
Can you play the new nano FM radio through these speakers?
- Asked by Catherine M
- Aug 20, 2011
Nope, I've been looking for a way to have FM radio playing on my Zeppelin Air, but none found zo far Nope, I've been looking for a way to have FM radio playing on my Zeppelin Air, but none found zo far.
When docking the iPod nano, you can't get it to play Radio. Headphone connector is on the same side as the dock connector so it won't fit. Even if you get it to fit, it will just say it doesn't have an antenna.
Maybe there is a way by connecting it to the AUX connector of the Zeppelin, but I haven't tried that yet... . …
- Answered by Xavier L
- Dec 28, 2011
Will this wirelessly put out all sounds coming out of my computer? no matter where they come from (different websites, etc)?
- Asked by Dakota B from Lake Forest
- Jul 1, 2011
No, they dont. The speakers can wirelessly play songs from iTunes but not any other audio output fro No, they dont. The speakers can wirelessly play songs from iTunes but not any other audio output from your computer like websites etc. They can also play audio from youtube videos from any of the apple devices like iPod, iPhone or iPod wirelessly but not from youtube played from a browser on your computer.
Hope this is helpful. …
- Answered by Nagari S
- Aug 19, 2011
WHERE IS THIS MADE IN?
- Asked by Edwin J P R from Verona
- Nov 30, 2011
The box in my apple store says made in China.
- Answered by Kevin B from Sinking Spring
- Dec 20, 2011
I bought these speakers 2 years ago in NYC and am about to move to Europe - will it work there with the power voltage differences?
- Asked by Katrina W from New York
- Jun 20, 2013
Hi, it should as I did the same thing. Bought one in Canada, took it to New Zealand. Just double che Hi, it should as I did the same thing. Bought one in Canada, took it to New Zealand. Just double check that it's power is 110-240v, 50/60htz. …
- Answered by Bill H from Pitt Meadows
- Nov 13, 2013
Can you use this as an alarm clock with your iPhone?
- Asked by Paul R N from Richmond
- Jul 31, 2013
Yes you definitely can.
- Answered by Sean H from Sydney
- Sep 2, 2013