• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best iPhone Dock!!....

    • Written by from Houston

    I was a little hesitant because of the $599 price tag, but it was worth every single dollar spent!!... just the best sound dock i have ever owned!!...

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Way Much Better Than Any Bose

    • Written by from vancouver

    I was used to Bose Fan ,bought a lots of Bose,, but later when I bought B&W D803 loud speaker for my HT(cost me $36,000 for whole HT), after that I am falling love with B&W stuffs, such as this ipod dock, after listening for about a month, it is really really better than Bose, even better than My B&O BeoSound 8 which I bought from B&O store,only found the deep bass but sound quality is not good as B&W...

    So personally I love B&W's after that love B&O , only comparing ipod dock in apple store here is my Rank:

    1.B&W 2.Focal 3.B&O ... ?Bose

    :-) peace

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Zeppelin VS Zeppelin Air

    • Written by from Toronto

    Being an owner of the original zeppelin, I had a hard time believing how much better the zeppelin Air could sound. After purchasing the new Air play version, I immediately put the new one to the test. Right out of the box I would say that the initial sound did not seem to be better considering all the internal upgrades. I have to say I was considering taking it back. The fact that it was brand new I decided to give it a chance to break in.
    After three weeks of continuous play, I performed one more side by side comparison with the original zeppelin. I have to say that the Air version really outperforms the original in the following areas:

    -Wider sound stage
    -Vocals have more body and sounds more palpable
    -Even in airplay mode the new zeppelin out performs the original

    There was one thing that I found interesting though. the new Air version is considerably lighter than the old version. With all the upgrades I can't imagine why.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best speakers

    • Written by

    For me it was plug n play. So no did not have any issues with streaming music from my Mac, iPhone or iPod wirelessly. People having issues, READ THE MANUAL! Check your router if you are setting up a wireless AirPlay connection. It exaplains very well.

    The quality and clarifty of sound is superb. I don't think there is any other dock comes closer to Zeppelin Air at the moment, might be in the future but this is an excellent product. And so far I have no issues. I set the bass to -1 and it sounds great.

    Even remote works flawlessly, no issues. It doesn't require to point it to the dock in order for remote to get to work. I can easily operate the remote from wash room if the dock is in my bedroom. simple.

    If you don't like it, return it. it's that simple. There are few others AirPlay docks available in the market that you can go for.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPlay nightmare

    • Written by

    setting this thing up gave me a migraine.

    Anyone else have issues with the wi-fi setup?

    21 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you all stoned?

    • Written by from Stillwater

    Problems:
    Little to no user interface.
    Complicated counter intuitive setup.
    Fails at setup repeatedly.

    A sad first AirPlay product that give an excellent technology and idea a very bad name. I'm looking forward to Air Play products from companies with the user in mind.

    Sure it is pretty, but does it work?

    Another case of form before function.

    21 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I too was puzzled in getting these or the Bose SoundDock 10. Bought both for comparison at home in a quiet room. Bose is going back to store. Zeppelin Air hands down won the race in all aspects. Wireless setup was a breeze. Not sure why people are having problems. I just plugged in to my Time Capsule and AirPlay connected in a sec.

    Different LED indicators are a bit tricky but once you read the manual, you would know everything.

    Transmitting Apple Lossless via AirPlay is great, way better than bluetooth. very detailed sound, punchy bass, but if you are true audiophile, and want to hear your music as it is meant to be heard, get Sennheiser HD800 headphones and a good tube amp/DAC. As far as these speakers go, it delivers what promises.

    I am not sure how these will be compare to Philips Fidelio SoundSphere (twice the price) when they are on sale in Europe sometimes in May.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fantastic sound quality

    • Written by from Lawrenceville

    I bought this product because i love to play music and do other things with my Iphone at the same time. I was very excited to hear about AirPlay and try it. I read the reviews and all the people that said they had many problems seting it up. My advise for these items is to READ THE Manuals before you touch anything. The set up took almost no time at all. The quality of the sound from the system is fantastic. Its as good as the Bose system I use in the same room. I also love the stylish look of the system. The only down side that i have found is that the remote controll does not work very well with the Ipod on my phone when the phone is not docked to the system the volume does not increase smoothly and sometimes goes down instead of up. This only happens with Ipod and not other music applications like Pandora. I would highly recomend this system to amyone that loves great sound, the airplay ability ( that's the main reason why i got this speaker) and stylish looks.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre

    • Written by from Del Mar

    Air Play was straightforward to set up. The ergonomics of the controls are sometimes frustrating as one has to determine what's the color of tiny LED---hard from across the room.

    The sound is veiled with a distinct bass heaviness --- even after adjusting
    the bass in the kludgy way that B-W requires.

    The Zeppelin Air is probably OK for non-critical listening where access to a real
    Hi-Fi system is not possible.

    14 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy Set Up, Excellent Sound, Striking Design

    • Written by from WASHINGTON

    Anyone having issuing setting up the Air must have pre-existing issues with their WiFi connection or must have overlooked the instructions. The installation of the Air is simply intuitive...

    ...The sound is excellent: loud when you need it to be, soft and detailed otherwise. Each Air comes with three months free access to B&W's "Society of Sound" which will likely convince you that there is a distinct difference in quality of an MP4 and a Lossless file..

    ...The air feels and sounds like a thoughtfully crafted device. It might be too much for some, not enough for others...but if you are looking for an excellent sounding dock/sound bar/etc this is the one.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound but..

    • Written by from Princeton

    the sound is excellent. I can't give it 5 stars because the setup is not friendly. I had no problem initially setting up Airplay. Connecting the iPhone was problematic. First of all make sure that you dock the iPhone without a case. It won't work otherwise. I think the documentation should emphasize this. I spent several hours resetting the speaker before it dawned on me to remove the case. However I still can not get the Setting on the iPhone that controls the speaker bass. I don't even understand why this critical setting was placed only on the docking device and not on the web configuration as well. In addition, every time I reset the speaker it comes up with a flashing yellow light and I can't configure Airplay anymore. I have to power down the speaker several times to get to the purple light. Like I said the sound is excellent but I would have liked to change the bass settings. The support is also inadequate. There is no number you can call. You can communicate only via email.

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Been listening to music for 20 Years, Never heard anything this good!

    • Written by from PORTLAND

    Aside from playing music from every device I have (Ipod, Ipad, Apple TV, TV), this streams CD quality (lossless) from my macbook that sounds incredible! I have all the latest gadgets, but this is the most satisfying purchase by far.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker - Solved WiFi Issues, iPad 2 Works

    • Written by from Calgary

    This is a great speaker which sounds awesome after you get it working. It works fine when connected wired or docked but the wireless can cause some major pains. I have it working with all my devices now which is great.

    The WiFi issues were related to the router that I have. I had to use another wireless router to get it to work.

    - iPod Docked works fine and the sound is great.
    - iPad Docked works fine too. You select the Zeppelin Air you configured if you want to see video while it is docked.
    - Both the iPod and iPad charge while in the dock.
    - Both the iPod and iPad can use AirPlay
    - Devices can be docked when other devices take over. If the docked device is connected to the AirPlay you will need to disconnect it using the selection icon. You do not need to take the device out of the dock and it will still charge.

    Sorry I could not put my troubleshooting tips in here but it is worth it once you get the wireless working with the right router.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love My Zeppelin

    • Written by from Somerville

    That is once I got it working on my wireless network. Frustrating experience that took hours of troubleshooting and luck. I started with the wired install approach using the included network cable. No luck after multiple tries and using a paper clip to rest the machine according to the instructions. I could not get the firmware to update either. The firmware update software would not find the Zeppelin despite being connected via USB as instructed. Then after multiple attempts I pointed the driver install location to the Bowers and Wilkins folder on my Windows 7 PC. That worked and I was able to update the firmware. What finally worked for me was doing the wireless setup using my iPad. The Zeppelin will act as a wireless spot that you can connect to with you iPhone or iPad. Use the browser to get to the Zeppelin setup page. Worked on one try. I also found that after earler failed installs that redoing the firmware update reset the Zep betterr than the paper clip button in the back.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Speaker System Ever

    • Written by from Charlotte

    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.

    593 of 666 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No way to get WiFI connection and firmware upgrades

    • Written by from Carmagnola

    Bowers & Wilkins knows how to handle sound, but not computers!
    This thing is not connecting to Wifi and is not even loading firmware updates (looks like the Zeppelin Driver DFU is not present (on Windows 7).
    Blimey! And B&W says that if something is wrong must be my password.
    I will return the unit if B&W don't give me soon a fix
    !

    17 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Four replacements and still no airplay

    • Written by from London

    Beautiful product but frustrating beyond belief. After 2 complete non-starters the latest two play a docked iPhone but refuse to entertain the idea of wireless connectivity. This is not helped by 3 differing sets of instructions available from B&W's own website, all offering conflicting advice. After one failed setup the product will not even reset so no obvious means of resolution. Product will be being returned (again) to await a substantial update.

    15 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Incredible Speakers!

    • Written by from Thornhill

    With the B&W Zeppelin Air Speakers I don't even know where to begin!
    I am a complete audiophile and was ecstatic to receive my package from Apple today that contained my brand new B&W Zeppelin Air Speakers! I opened the box and unwrapped one of the most aesthetically awesome speakers I have ever seen. I quickly and simply set up AirPlay on it and it took all of 5 minutes before I was listening to a rich and beautiful sound coming from this masterpiece. I tried many genres of music with this today and I was thoroughly impressed with the sound quality! The speakers sound amazing and I strongly recommend buying these... worth every penny! I am very impressed with the B&W Zeppelin Air and Bowers & Wilkins did an incredible job! Thanks for the awesome speakers!

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST EVER SOUNDING IPOD SPEAKER SYSTEM

    • Written by from CHAMPAIGN

    I was looking for this product everywhere from diamond stores to B&W website, and i could not find this anywhere, and i was told that the shipment will be delayed due to some issues with production. Finally I got my hand on this from the APPLE store which said 3-5 weeks for delivery, but the delivery was lightning fast, in 2 days approx. I was so thrilled after reading so many reviews and waiting nearly 3 months for this release, and it is worth the wait, every moment of it. Unpacking was fun and setup of lightning fast, being a computer geek myself, i hardly had any issues. I downloaded the updated firmware and then i was good to go.

    Once i Plug Air in, and set it up on your wireless network, you’ll see “Zeppelin_Air” appear in iTunes as an AirPlay speaker, accessible by simply clicking or tapping on its name. I am using this system for my bedroom as I already have Bose V20 System for my living room, which also sound great. You cannot compare the 5.1 with 2.1 systems, but zepplin lives up to the much hype created by this system. Accessing Zepplin from my living room over the n/w is no problem for me, but you may notice slight drop in audio quality while playing using airplay, obviously due to o/p quality using airplay. overtime quality may increase as future research/updates from apple.

    Also the New amplifiers move this Zeppelin from sharing three amplification units to instead offering one for each driver, adding two extra 25W drivers for the tweeters and 50W midrange and bass amps. makes this simply amazing. It uses better speaker drivers, cleaner amplifiers, and arguably superior tuning. Zeppelin Air arguable is museum-quality design, and it can produce some really beautiful music—always smooth, generally quite detailed, and powerful. It is not comparable to bose sound docks, where the sound detail is not detailed. All in all this is a superb buy.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    B&W needs to update the firmware!

    • Written by from New York

    The sound is astonishingly good. This is a relatively small product that feels like a huge sound system. The design is gorgeous, sleek but solid (the black back looks so much better than the previous chrome one.) However, the wireless setup was working fine until I updated the firmware. After that it became extremely frustrating to open the setup webpage, many times it would just not open for more than 30 minutes. And even after setting it up all correctly with my home network, the Zeppelin often doesn't show up on my iTunes. I really hope they can fix this issues with a firmware update because this product has the potential to be my ideal sound system.

    10 of 14 people found this useful