• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great and works like a charm

    • Written by from Greensboro

    I decided to buy this after reading the reviews, finding the only negative was setting up the speaker. I found the entire process to be quick and painless. After hooking my ethernet cable to the speaker and opening the web address given in the instructions, I was on my wireless network within a minute or two. I then used a USB cable to update the firmware, which was very well explained and, again, worked exactly as described in a matter of a few minutes. I'm not sure why this was such an issue for others; I experienced no problems at all. From this point, connecting wirelessly, docked, and by USB from my iMac all worked flawlessly.

    The sound, in my opinion, is very good. Depending on what you are listening to, the bass can be a little heavy. I agree with some of the others that when using an iPod with recordings that are heavy on bass, the bass reducer setting may be better. In most cases, though, I prefer no adjustment at all. Overall, these are much better than my previous Bose setup. I own Shure SE535 earphones, which I really like. This gives me something reasonably equivalent to listen to my music on when I don't want to wear earphones. I highly recommend this product. You get what you pay for.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a Revelation!

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    Well, the Apple guy said this was the best Airplay enabled speaker, but that was a MAJOR understatement. I have owned a number of high end HiFi systems in my time, the price of which might make your hair curl. So, I had zero expectation that this little offering from B+W would meet my very high audio standards, but, I am listening spellbound to it now; to a selection of classical, jazz, female vocal, folk guitar and blues music from my collection that I know extremely well and I can tell you this is an amazing performer - deep, but well controlled bass, clear mid-range and sizzling treble with an overall sweet and very musical balance. I am tapping my feet, now, unresistably, to grooves I could never imagine this little Air could ever render favorably. It has verve and persuasively fills the room with big musical images - you could listen all day, which is exactly what I've just done!

    If you think this is an expensive unit then I can tell you that you need to consider that this is the ONLY unit you will ever need to invest in. I also have the Bose unit, but this Zeppelin Air puts it deep in the shade on every level. A masterpiece of engineering in a surprisingly compact design - excellent; enchanting, ethereal and exciting all at once!

    Installation was very easy!! Just follow the notes precisely and position it carefully to let it breath and place it on a solid base or table to get the best from it.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I was DRUNK!

    • Written by from Groveland

    I was aware of this product but had decided it was more than a non-audiophile needed. I was leaning toward Bose ($300 cheaper). I went to PF Changs for lunch yesterday - had 4 Vodkas and bam - I dropped by the Apple store after lunch and acquired a TOP NOTCH I Touch speaker system. I am totally happy - though I will note that the set-up guide displayed screen shots did not AT ALL match my Airplay set-up. However - EVERYTHING connected and I am playing songs from my Mac Book Pro I Tunes and my I Touch. I am more than pleased. If you have some free bucks (or get drunk at lunch) buy this product!!

    56 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not look any further!!

    • Written by from waltham

    I hesitated at first between Bose soundock 10 and Zeppellin air, after hearing both,I came to the conclusion( very quickly),that the range,the details were amazing on the Zeppelin Air.I still need to get use to its looks!!.Air-play set-up was a breeze.Before complaining people should read the manual,I had no problems whatsoever.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Zeppelin Air really is the best

    • Written by from Edmonton

    Okay, I am not a fan of any particular company. I always go with quality regardless of the company behind it.

    I have been doing research for a good dock for past six months. Finally, put 4 docks (I don't want to name names as I feel its not appropriate but they are considered to be the best docks in any reviews) in a very tight scrutiny, almost in the war zone in my totally noise proof room. The detail in sound I have never heard before from any other dock.

    The best thing about Zeppelin Air is that it sounds best amongst all other docks exist to-date, and above all, its AirPlay feature rocks. Oh my... what a convenience. I only docked my iPhone/iPod once to check, it works ok.

    I did not experience any trouble in setting up wireless Airplay. I just can't be happier. I wish if I could buy more for each room. It is that good.

    All I would say that it is a great addition in my audio arsenal. Very happy with it. It worth every single penny. I would highly recommend to anyone who REALLY wants the best possible sound from docking speakers.... and its beautiful as well.

    Zeppelin Air was my first B&W purchase and I am now looking forward to buy more B&W products, especially their 800 speakers series.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


    • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best docking station to date

    • Written by from Mahopac

    Just received my B&W Zeppelin Air and all I can is this thing sounds great for its size! Setup was easy. Was up and running in minutes even with a firmware update. Streaming tunes wirelessly from both Mac and PC without any issues or dropouts at all. I am very particular when it comes to audio and the Zeppelin delivers with sparkling highs, clear midrange and tight low end. Certainly fills up my medium sized room with plenty of music even at moderate volume levels. The Zeppelin Air is a pleasure to listen to and certainly delivers. I have a full blown Linn home theater system so I know HiFi sound when I hear it. It looks great and charges my iPod and iPhone to boot! Highly recommended as a idevice dock or as a secondary audio system.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sant Cugat del Valles

    that is increadible!!!!!!!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup if you know how....... for me the best Product 2011!

    • Written by from Schaumburg

    I picked it up at the Apple store yesterday they have limited units on stock!
    Install was easy - thanks to "JS" for the advice to first update the FW it was realy helpfull without any problems. Sound and Bass is better than the most Hometheatres specialy in this price range.
    I´m so happy that i spent this amount of money for the Zeppelin Air. After you have it running at home you feel its worth every penny!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Sound, worth every penny

    • Written by from Houston

    I just received my Zeppelin and being a visitor to USA, I asked my friend to purchase it for me so that I can bring back home.
    Well, stunning and warm sound. Amazing room music filling capability, you almost do not need to sit directly in front of the speaker to hear the best sound. I am enjoying every moment of it in my hotel room (It going to be challenging to re-package it back!!)
    I would recommend set the bass to +1 (max) to get the best 3D sound.
    Best for room listening. Good bass and treble clarity.
    I hope B+W fix the issue with earlier model pre-mature product failure! This is going to be my nice piece of equipment that I will use often!
    Strongly recommend. It put Bose and other to shame.

    5 of 6 people found this useful