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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin
alaScore 90

177 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: B&W Zeppelin Ipod/iphone speaker docking systemB&W Zeppelin Ipod/iphone speaker docking system

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker Dock

 

For many, the initials B&W will conjure images of Ansel Adams photographs and Hollywood classics; the thoughts of audiophiles, however, will turn fondly to the legendary speakers of Bowers & Wilkins. The idea of B&W turning its thoughts to the iPod...

The best sound we've heard in an iPod dock; incredible looks

It's six hundred dollars

An integrated amp delivers 50 watts to the bass speaker and 25 watts to each of the other speakers. Our experience backs B&W’s claim that an onboard digital signal processor automatically adjusts frequency balances in response to volume levels. The...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

B&W Zeppelin

 

people will see, however, is the Zeppelin's graceful design, from the metallic arm that docks the iPod and puts it on display (Apple iPods, we forget, are design pieces in their own right) to the bizarre body that seems impossibly balanced. I have to...

Excellent sound. Exotic design. Video-out for iPod-to-TV. USB connection to perform software updates. Rubber mount to change speaker angle.

Limited remote. Takes up a lot of space. Expensive for a featureless dock.

The Zeppelin iPod dock costs a ton because of its graceful design and excellent sound, but don't expect any fancy functions such as a FM radio, alarm, or even useful iPod navigation on the remote.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: (audioholics.com)

B&W Zeppelin Speaker System for iPod Review

 

B&W's Zeppelin speaker system for iPod looks more like a piece of modern art than a set of speakers. Then again, it looks more like a black and chrome version of the Hindenburg than modern art. So

Tight, punchy bass ; Crisp, detailed highs ; Sleek styling

Funky remote ; Expensive (you get what you pay for)

Without a doubt, this is the best speaker system for iPod I have had the pleasure of listening to. It is very hard for me to find much to complain about in the system. The remote is a bit awkward feeling in my hand - the buttons are very small and...

Expert review by: David Tran (mrgadget.com.au)

B&W Zeppelin iPod Speakers Review

 

The Zeppelin gives a deep rich sound from your iPod, as long as your music files are of high quality...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (macworld.com)

Review: B&W Zeppelin iPod speaker system

 

The Zeppelin is among the most expensive iPod speaker systems we've seen, and if sound quality is your only consideration, there are less-expensive alternatives. But, like Apple's own hardware, few systems can match the Zeppelin's combination of...

The Zeppelin’s built-in, rubber-foot base angles the system slightly upwards for placing the Zeppelin below ear level; an add-on stand, also rubber, lifts the back of the system slightly so the speakers radiate horizontally (the approach to take if the...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (computershopper.com)

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin iPod Speaker System

 

The B&W Zeppelin iPod speaker system is certainly one of the loudest and best-sounding you're going to find in this category. Whether it's worth $600 to you is another matter.

Great sound quality; very loud; unique design

Very pricey for an iPod dock with few features

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Mar, 2008

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (i4u.com)

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin iPod Dock Review

 

If you received a new iPod or iPhone for Christmas and are looking for a speaker dock so you can get more depth from your tunes Bowers and Wilkins has the product for you. The B&W Zeppelin is a roughly football shaped speaker dock that offers great...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Kim Wilson (e-gear.com)

Review: B&W Zeppelin

 

It's no wonder that the high-end audio community initially dismissed the MP3 revolution since highly compressed digital music files lose resolution, definition and clarity during the ripping process. However, you can't ignore the popularity of the iPod...

Zeppelin is a far more serious playback system for the ubiquitous iPod than what's been available. In addition to exceptional definition and clarity, I've yet to hear an iPod speaker/docking station with the bass response and imaging capabilities of...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Peter Pachal (dvice.com)

Review: B&W Zeppelin - oh, the technology!

 

German zeppelins killed hundreds of English in World War I bombing raids, so it's rather sporting of Bowers & Wilkins to model an iPod dock after the infamous flying object. B&W, of course, is best known for its world-beating...

Status symbol and phallic symbol in one whimsical package. Sorry, but it's true.

Using an iPod as the primary signal source for a high-end-ish audio system.

A With sound this good, we'd take a system shaped like a trilobite or a zucchini.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Jeremy Horwitz (ilounge.com)

Review: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin iPod Speakers

 

Since there are now thousands of iPod accessories out there, only four types of iPod-related announcements still appear to have the ability to attract mainstream media attention: something from Apple, something from a huge Apple partner or competitor,...

By reference to past all-in-one iPod speakers, a precisely tuned piece of listenable art, with balanced, impressively detailed sound, an unorthodox but attractive enclosure, and a novel chrome dock. Strong performance at volume levels ranging from...

High price is only partially justified by differences in audio and design relative to less expensive top performers ; threadbare on features and frills save for its optional optical audio input, and rubber stand is less than ideally suited to the...

I'm not a big fan of B&W;'s speakers, generally speaking, but this looks like a really nice product. Maybe it's the high-end luxury speaker system all the Bose Sound Dock buyers thought they were getting

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Here are the speakers your iPod has been waiting for. Zeppelin is an integrated iPod speaker system from Bowers & Wilkins, makers of the speakers that much of the music on your iPod will have been monitored on. B&W creates technologies and systems that world-leading studios depend on and that find their way into even its most affordable speakers. Zeppelin will fill a room with crisp, deep, lifelike stereo sound, and deliver musical detail that you won't believe your iPod could deliver. That's because the two have so much in common: blissfully simple design and world-leading technologies that let you get the most out of your music. Take a look at your iPod. High quality digital copies of thousands of tracks, each one sitting there, waiting to be heard in all its glory. Zeppelin sets them all free. A full stereo system in one unit, it releases all of the detail and atmosphere that standard iPod speakers miss. Compact enough to tuck under your arm, it can set you free, too. Zeppelin allows you to have real hi-fi stereo sound wherever you need it: upstairs, downstairs or perhaps in a den, bedroom, kitchen, office or second home. Or you might just need a simpler, smaller and more stylish replacement for your traditional audio system. Zeppelin rocks, wherever you are, yet is simple to set up and use. Plug it in, place your iPod on the docking port and hit the play button. You can vary the volume on Zeppelin itself, on its remote control or on the iPod. And connections at the back let you play other sources through Zeppelin or channel images from your iPod to a TV.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.2in
Height:6.8in
Weight:16.5lbs
Width:25.2in

Header

Manufacturer:Apple/B&W
Model:Speakers for iPod/Zeppelin
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:B&W/Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Nominal Output Power:100Watt
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:47 - 22000Hz
Speaker System Configuration:2.1-channel
Speaker System Type:Speaker system with digital player dock