What's the sound quality like compared to my current "wired" zepp when used wirelessly?
- Asked by Simon W from Wakefield
- Feb 15, 2011
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4 Answers from the Community
It depends on what you mean by "sound quality". I tried both the Zeppelin and the Zeppelin Air today and they are definitely different in sound style. To me the Zeppelin Air had slightly more bass and for my ears was preferable. Both are great speakers with a great sound and I could live with either as both are a step (or more) better than cheaper "rivals".
- Answered by Adrian F from Guildford
- Mar 19, 2011
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AirPlay transmits an uncompressed digital audio signal, meaning that unlike Bluetooth audio, or most wireless speakers that connect to a receiver, there will be no loss of audio quality.
- Answered by David S from Kentwood
- Mar 9, 2011
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The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air is the result of extensive hardware changes and additions, which have resulted in a dramatically improved audio performance over the original Zeppelin.
The Zeppelin Air features a fully active 2.1 design, which means that all five of its improved drive units are individually driven by audiophile class D amplifiers. Bass performance has been dramatically improved by implementing Flowport technology and advanced Digital Signal Processing, and the DACs have also been upgraded with brand new 24bit-96KHz capability, which further improves the audio performance of the Zeppelin Air over the Zeppelin.
Whether audio is being streamed wirelessly via Airplay, or whether an iPod or iPhone is being directly docked on its docking arm, the sound quality produced by the Zeppelin Air will produce a more refined sound compared to its predecessor, the original Zeppelin.
- Answered by Bowers W
- Feb 28, 2011
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The sound quality is better in the air model, and has a new design and speakers inside, over airplay no quality is lost at all so yes it would be better,
- Answered by Alex M
- Feb 16, 2011
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