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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini
alaScore 89

67 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini


There's no shame in buying a device just because it's beautiful. If you're reading this review to find out whether the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini is as good-looking as it appears in the photos, I assure you it is. Now that we've established that,...

One of the best sounding iPod docks in its price range. Compact, elegant design. Dock rotates for horizontal iPod view. Connects to PC via USB so remote can control iTunes

For a $400 iPod speaker dock, the Zeppelin Mini lacks some features that an expensive unit should have-but it looks and sounds amazing.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Darren Murph (

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini impressions


Bowers & Wilkins isn't a name that's generally associated with "mere mortals." Sure, you'll find B&W gear within palatial mansions and the

Stellar design ; Great audio quality ; Did we mention that it's gorgeous

Pricey ; Doesn't live up to Klipsch alternatives ; Lame remote

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini review


Back in 2007, Bowers & Wilkins brought out the uniquely styled Zeppelin iPod speaker , which we described in our review as being every bit as sophisticated as Apple's iconic player, with detailed sound that largely lived up to B&W's high-end...

Decent sound from a compact, single-speaker; elegant design; simple to operate; dock swivels so you can watch videos on your iPod or iPhone; GSM shielded for iPhones; USB connection for synching your iPod or iPhone with iTunes on your PC and upgrading...

Fairly expensive; no radio or other additional features; doesn't work with several early iPod models; bass is thin.

While the B&W Zeppelin Mini's sound didn't blow us away, this stylish, compact iPod/iPhone speaker is appealing for its size, swiveling dock, and decent performance.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Review Crew (

B&W Zeppelin Mini Review


A few years ago there was a scurry among electronics manufacturers to bring an iPod speaker or dock system to market. Consumers soon had dozens of external devices to choose ...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Todd Whitesel (

B&W Zeppelin Mini Review


A few years ago there was a scurry among electronics manufacturers to bring an iPod speaker or dock system to market. Consumers soon had dozens of external devices to choose from: some good, some bad, some ugly, some bad and ugly. Claims of...

Mar, 2010

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Reviews: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini


Whether or not this approach will pay off with Zeppelin Mini is going to depend primarily on two things: a consumer's appreciation for the looks of this new audio system, and its preference for the B&W brand name. Having reviewed hundreds of different...

In sum, though we certainly wouldn't call Zeppelin Mini a product of style over substance, there's little question that its aesthetics are more of a selling point than its audio: Bowers & Wilkins is making some of the most distinctive and...

Expert review by : James Rivington (

B&W Zeppelin Mini review


The Bowers & Wilkins iPod dock has a little brother

Looks great ; Sounds decent ; Includes remote ; Syncs with iTunes ; Line-in

Very very expensive

Feb, 2010


Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini


The Zeppelin Mini has a lot to live up to - Riyad investigates this case of sibling rivalry.

Bowers and Wilkins has proved that it can produce superb iPod sound quality in a smaller chassis, while adding a few new features along the way. The Mini isn’t as aesthetically striking as the original Zeppelin though, and it doesn't excel aurally to...

Feb, 2010

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B&W Zeppelin Mini review


Will the diminutive Zeppelin Mini rise as high as its big brother? Or will it go down in flames?

A compact speaker dock with a big future thanks to its top-notch sound quality

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

B&W Zeppelin Mini review


Best iPod Dock £150–£300, Awards 2010. You won't find a more attractive and musically talented iPod Dock anywhere amongst the competition

Accomplished performance across the board ; stylish, compact design ; great to use

Could struggle to fill large rooms

Best iPod Dock £150–£300, Awards 2010. This compact dock offers scintillating and class-leading sonic ability

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

B&W has done it again. It wasn't long ago that Zeppelin revolutionized the way people listen to the iPods, sweeping away the competition and scooping just about every award going for its incredible sound and sleek looks. And now it's back. Only this time, it's smaller. With Zeppelin Mini, you get everything you love about Zeppelin - advanced acoustic technology, intelligent design, elegant connectivity - in a streamlined, compact sound dock package that's perfect for desktops and bedside tables. Because even when your space is limited, it doesn't mean your sound has to be.


Amplifier output power:36


Audio output channels:-, 1.0
Driver diameter:2.95
Frequency range:38 - 20000
RMS rated power:36


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.8
Power consumption (typical):15
Power source type:AC


Model:Zeppelin mini
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:B&W


Audio output channels:-, 1.0
Driver diameter:2.95
Driver size:2.95
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker enclosure:Closed
Speaker placement:Portable
Tweeter: No
Woofer: No



Other Features

AC (power) in:Y


Apple docking compatibility:iPod
Equalizer: No
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Apple docking compatibility:iPod
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wireless technologies:Wired


AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.8
Power consumption (typical):15
Power source type:AC

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Nominal Output Power:36Watt
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:38 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Configuration:2.1-channel
Speaker System Type:Speaker system with digital player dock

Weight & Dimensions