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 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 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?
- Zeppelin Air Airplay Wireless Audio System
- Power Cord
- Connections : AirPlay,Headphone port
- Speaker Configurations : 2.1
- Height : 265mm
- Width : 685mm
- Weight : 6.12kg
- 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 g 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
558 of 624 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 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
340 of 391 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 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
304 of 381 people found this useful
I have just invested the money and WOW!!! it blew my head off, how such an amazing sound can come out of such a small casing is mi nd baffleing
The WIFI worked well for me and easy....do not understand all the negative chat about it.
but there is a sound quility improvment when docked direct to the zeppelin.
Smashing product and worth all five stars no probs!
- Written by Michael H from Leck
6 of 6 people found this useful
so much bass
all in all, the sound quality is good; but good sound quality does not necessarily mean boosting the bass. that thumping in your e ars, when you turn the sound a bit higher could have been engineered better. the surround quality of it takes you into the atmosphere of whatever you are watching. nice shape and cool design. …
- Written by Cenker C from Charleston
3 of 5 people found this useful
Super Desgin N Super Sound
Once you listen to the Zeppelin Air, the other systems in your house sound a little hollow. Excellent sound, Only problem is occas ionally the air play set up has to be configured again. Totally Recommended. …
- Written by Samit M from Kolkata
3 of 5 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Andrea F from Brooklyn
- Nov 11, 2012
- Asked about: Bowers & Wilkins A7 AirPlay Wireles…
They are very close but I feel the A7 is better. I own both and the A7 seems to have that little ext ra in both the bottom and top end.. I also have the A5 and frankly, the average listener (my wife's opinion) will not notice much difference between all of them. They are all great products. …
- Answered by Randy E from Collingwood
- Nov 17, 2012
No. Mine came with only the power cord and remote.
- Answered by Mohideen W from Springfield
- Feb 26, 2013
- Asked by Jorge F
- Jan 22, 2013
It has the 30pin connector not a lighting connector so you would not be able to dock the iPad mini, but setting up the speaker for airplay is very easy and as long as your ipad mini is connected to wifi it is easy to play to the speaker from the ipad mini …
- Answered by Jace L from Orlando
- Feb 28, 2013
- Asked by Tom C
- Nov 7, 2012
You connect to a WiFi network via an app that you can download to an iPhone/iPad/iPod (touch) or to a Mac computer. This enables you to configure your Zeppelin Air for the specific WiFi network that you are using. I have an encrypted and hidden WiFi network that requires a password at home and found the process rather easy. The entire process took about 10 minutes, start to finish. The app is intuitive, includes demonstrations in case you feel out of your league, and provides easy feedback to the user.
Since I installed the app and configured for my WiFi I have had no problems. I run my Zeppelin primarily from my phone and also make use of the AUX input so that I have stereo from my TV. Now when I watch a movie from my iPhone/iPad/Mac it plays on the TV via the AppleTV and the sound runs through the Zeppelin!! …
- Answered by Harris B from Sharjah
- Jan 23, 2013
- Asked by Abbas V from Metuchen
- Dec 16, 2012
No. I have both. Tried and did not work.
- Answered by Steven W from Irvine
- Jan 10, 2013