Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

81
Global
Score
81

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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air review

Summary

from $419+
Pros
  • Huge, fulfilling soundSparkly-clean designEasy to use
Cons
  • Overwhelming bassAirPlay is laggyPricey
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air review

What's that, an alien egg? Nope. Memory foam iPillow? No, silly, it's a Zeppelin, a Zeppelin Air more specifically. Bowers & Wilkins brought us the first iPod-centric Zeppelin in the middle of the great iPod dock flood of '07. A few years later they downsized and brought us a mini version. The logical extension after the advent of AirPlay is here: a Zeppelin that does its thang without wires. We've been beaming music to it for a few weeks now -- wanna find out how our relationship has been? Click through, captain.

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Breakdown

Audio quality
8.7
Design and form factor
8.0
Durability
10.0
Portability
6.0
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Specs

Zeppelin

Type
Speaker dock (iPhone / iPod)
Power output
50(max) W
Connections
USB, 3.5mm stereo, WiFi, Ethernet
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Specs

Zeppelin

Type
Speaker dock (iPhone / iPod)
Power output
50(max) W
Connections
USB, 3.5mm stereo, WiFi, Ethernet
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