• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Listen To People Who Can't Set Up Airplay

    • Written by from Greenville

    This product is amazing. It is unlike anything you have ever heard from an iPod dock. I have a small house and it easily fills the entire thing with sound. Everyone who whines about not being able to set it up with Airplay are the same people who have trouble setting up anything electronic. If you can read and follow directions and you have updated your router in the last 7 years then you will have no issues setting up Airplay. How you can give a product 1 star because you are not smart enough to set up a wireless feature is beyond me.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb sound for the size, an excellent choice!

    • Written by from WINNIPEG

    Picked one of these up the other day for my living room as I had been spending the last few months trying to decide the best way to get a sound system setup for casual listening. Something that wouldn't take up a lot of space, but still sound great. This definitely fits the bill. My main use will be streaming to it from my iTunes library.

    I have a bit of a background in audio production / mixing so I'm quite picky when it comes to what I spend my money on, let me tell you when you read a review that says this thing sounds great, it really does. Of course, it helps to start with good quality music. I imagine low bit rate MP3's would be awful, and this system might even bring out the flaws in them more so than another speaker of lesser quality.

    My iTunes library is all in Apple lossless format and whether I'm playing The Beatles, Neil Young, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Tracy Chapman, Gorillaz, Eminem, Nine Inch Nails, or Tool this system performs. It sounds clear, smooth, full and balanced. Separation between instruments / vocals is excellent. Anybody who says "there's not enough bass" is simply misspoken. They may prefer more bass sure, but this system has a balanced and natural amount of bass as far as I'm concerned. For me, more would be bad. If you need more, EQ to your own personal preferences.

    Just to wrap it up, a lot of the online reviews complain about two things a) it's expensive and b) the stereo imaging / separation is poor unless you are listening from within 2-5'.

    Well my answer to that is;

    a) You get what you pay for, and when it comes right down to it for an all in one compact system of this quality, the price is what it is. Personally I don't think it's unreasonable.

    b) This is not a flaw in the unit, but a limitation of physics. The way stereo imaging works (your ability to distinguish between the left / right speaker channels for a good stereo effect), is that the closer the left / right channels are together, the closer you have to sit in front of the speakers. The farther apart they are, the farther you need to sit. If you want good stereo imaging from 10' away, then the left / right speakers have to have a distance of 10' between them. Now I don't know about you, but I think having this thing 10' wide would defeat the purpose no? This is after all a speaker dock is it not? It's meant for quality, casual listening. If you want the ultimate hi-fi stereo setup where you can adjust your listening distance accordingly then buy the ultimate hi-fi stereo system, but be sure to have the proper sized room for it!

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Zeppelin air is great

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I must say that this is the sweetest sounding set I have bought. It was super easy to set up and the sound fills my town home. I have already told friends about it and bought one as a gift for my brother.

    B&W great job!

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best compact system

    • Written by from Montreal

    I've been owning the Zeppelin Air for 3 months now and beside a 15 min setup, it's been working flawlesly. Best compact audio system I ever owned. It's currently hooked up to the tv so it can act as tv speakers when I use it. Most of the time, my iPhone 4 stream radio/podcast music to it.
    Great sounds, versatile, a must buy if you're into air play.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is so Amazing, I Bought a second one!

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    I have had one of these speakers since it came out and I enjoyed it so much that I bought a second for a multi-room system. I do not understand why so many people are having problems with the airplay. Mine works great!!! I am guessing it must be a glitch with the 4S because My Ipad, Macbook Pro, and Iphone 4, work great with the airplay. I can now switch to the different speakers depending on which room I am in or play them them both at the same time if I am playing from my Macbook Pro. The only thing better than a zeppelin air is having two as a multi-room system. My friends really enjoy the airplay app because they can add to a playlist on my IOS device from their own devices. It is a lot of fun at parties!!!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top notch all the way.

    • Written by from Bethlehem

    I plugged in the Ethernet, my router assigned an IP, and I did zero config. Works great.

    AirPlay is working flawlessly. I streamed audio from Real Race HD, sounded like I was at Indy.

    Listened to The Beatles, Led Zepplin, MIchael Jackson, Sting and the Police... Simply amazing reproduction.

    I ran optical audio out from my TV to the 3.5mm optical aux in on the ZA, watching the Flyers and can hear every hit, crashing into the boards, AND the puck when it hits the pipes. Beautiful sound.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny

    • Written by from Sioux Falls

    Just got mine yesterday. the sound is absolutely incredible. the crispness of the instruments on live albums is unbelievable. zeppelin fills the whole room with amazing sound. can't stop listening to it. ALSO airplay feature is great. easy to set up when following step by step instructions

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny!

    • Written by from Stoney Creek

    It's been 3 Months and it's been a pleasure to use. No issues and Air Play works so well. I held out on my review to be sure I get past the Honeymoon period and that same feeling of pure satisfaction is still here. Don't hesitate if you're on the fence!

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds as good as it looks

    • Written by from Stockton

    This speaker has an amazing sound, the bass is incredible and the the music is balanced even at loud volume, the speaker not only looks great but the performance is also excellent; the airplay function is a little hard to configure but once you got it right the freedom it offers is unparalleled, since you don't have your phone on the dock at all times and goes with you around the house instead.

    bottom line one of the best loud speakers, great design and the innovative airplay function.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    proud owner of both zeppelin air and bose sounddock 10

    • Written by from scarborough

    both of the systems are almost equally good having their own positives.
    its been more than a year since i have my sounddock 10 n recently i purchased zepplin air. now here is my description of both the systems
    bose sound dock 10: overall sound quality is really good i tried playing it outdoors too and no doubt it covers more area than zeppelin and bass is at least 2 times more powerful than zeppelin air. overall volume(loudness) of bose is approximately 25% more than zeppelin air. this system has been roughly used through out the summer it was sitting in my car trunk for like months i used it for the basement parties, beaches , backyard and it pretty much satisfied everyone involved.
    Zeppelin air: the design of this system doesn't make it much portable and it has been designed in a way that you get a feeling that this system is not meant for keeping it in a car trunk. i use this system for my bedroom for soft music. the sound quality is so pleasing that your ears wont get tired after continuous listening. the vocals are so soft and it has a more natural sound unlike bose which has some sort of fake crispiness due to those twiddlers i guess. the wifi option in the sound system works flawlessly.
    overall if your a party animal who hosts basement parties and beach parties every weekend and likes to listen to loud music with roof shaking bass then go with the bose. however, if you are more of a sophisticated listener and want some back ground music while having a dinner than choose zeppelin air.

    66 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Zoomin' Zeppelin

    • Written by from Salem

    I purchased my Zeppelin about 3 weeks ago. I have been streaming tunes from Itunes on my PC. As soon as I bought my Ipod 4th Generation 64GB Itouch, I immediately started to stream some tunes from it to the Zeppelin. Absolutely amazing sound. I also have another well known docking system portable as well as another docking system I really get a kick from. Much to my surprise, the Zeppelin came out # 1. I love a lot of deep, booming bass. I had to trim everything to "flat" as this puppy sounds awesome and can also get very loud. Luckily I live in a house seperate & apart from any other housing. I am able to listen to my music as loud as I want. You simply have to find a Zeppelin like at Best Buy and give it a listen to. Clear and crisp highs with a loud and booming bass. The Zeppelin has an amp for each of the 5 drivers. The sound is flawless and very pleasing to my ears. It really is a "must listen to" unit.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Olympia

    Air play is really easy to set up, in 2 minutes I was streaming, sound is awesome.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Audiophile Quality

    • Written by from Youngsville

    I love this speaker. As others have mentioned, figuring out how to set it up via the wireless method was a small challenge. I actually used my iPod touch to connect it to my network. The first few attempts using my MacBook Air were unsuccessful. Setting it up using my Touch was a breeze; there is a section on setting it up using the iPod in the manual. I consider myself to be an audiophile as I have own many high-end systems in the past. This little speaker blew away my current system, and sound on par with systems costing twice or even three times as much. The ability to buy more than one to create a whole house system is unbelievable. I will take this speaker system over the Sonos any day.

    The store may not be the optimal testing environment, so I suggest taking it home and truly demoing it. Don't know what Apple's return policy is, but Best Buy will let you return it if you are not happy with it up to 30 days. Chances are you will keep it and rid yourself of all the wires associated with 5.1 systems. For surround sound check out B&W Panaroma; just got one of those too; awesome surround sound.........

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New Westminster

    This speakers are not cheap. Yes. BUT they are worth every single cent. The sound quality, fidelity, and overall performance has no match. Once you listen to them in your house, cottage, etc you realize that it is an investment but the return on investment is high and it enjoyable by everyone that plays music, movies, etc on them. The more research you make about the type of technology this bad boys carry the more you realize they could be priced much higher.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely satisfying purchase!

    • Written by from Toronto

    This is by far the best iPod dock/speaker that I have owned.

    The sound is simply wonderful for something this size, however, one needs the speaker to run for a good 90 mins before the sound really starts to sizzle. i.e. there is an initial break in period.

    The airplay took about 30 minutes to setup but went without a hitch. The installation video on the Bowers & Wilkins website aids tremendously in this... no need to read the manual.

    Finally, it such a pleasure to use Airplay with my iPad or iPhone from around the house.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound, easy setup

    • Written by from Whitefish Bay

    Complaints on here about this item being hard to setup seem strange to me. It took me all of 5 minutes to get Airplay working. If you have a basic reading ability and can type, you will be playing your songs over Wifi in no time.

    Sound is amazing, easily blows away any other dock I've seen. And it can jam! It gets really loud.

    Price is high but you get what you pay for in life.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It is not the dock it is because of you....

    • Written by from London

    It is so easy to connect 5 mins ! It worked from the first try !

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Speakers Heard Ever !

    • Written by from mumbai

    This is the best speaker i have heard . For its size , i think its mesmerizing . Bass is excellent . Acoustics are fabulous .
    Connecting to the Airplay took nothing more than 5 mins . It is very easy . I'm from India and the net speeds are horrible here , but still no lag
    until im streaming a video along with it . Easy switch to any ios device like iphone etc. Extremely user-friendly .
    I dont no why people have had problems with connecting to airplay and have rated it 1 star. Dont be so harsh on this beauty !
    Rather than buying a Beosound 8 (made of paper cones) the Zeppelin air is the best buy .
    I recommend this product totally to anyone who loves portability and pure music .
    Also connected it to the Playstation 3 , and it works flawlessly . Amazing sound . Great device
    Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air is the best out there ! I think its totally under-priced for the features , quality of sound & design !
    Thanks .

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker!

    • Written by from Cedar Grove

    I bought this not knowing if I would like it. But once I installed it, it was the best thing ever. I can play my songs using my iphone, ipad and ipod over wifi and control the volume on it too! The sound is great! I would surely recommend this!

    8 of 9 people found this useful