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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless
alaScore 99

44 reviews

Jun, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People really like the size and usability, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and price.

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price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.ca. Many are negative about the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Home Audio SpeakerBowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Home Audio Speaker

Jun, 2016

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless review

 

If you don't mind its shape, you'll absolutely love the way the Zeppelin Wireless sounds.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Calore (wired.com)

Review: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless

 

For a while, whenever a friend or coworker asked about a nice wireless sound system for the home, I would recommend the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air. “It's the one that looks like a giant doobie,” I'd say. And thanks to the product's prominent...

The best high-end wireless speaker gets a revamp, and the results are glorious. Loud, bright, and very natural sound with excellent bass. Connect via AirPlay, Bluetooth, or Spotify Connect. Easy set-up through the app. Arresting design looks like the...

Very expensive at $700. Excellent-sounding wireless speakers can be had for less. Swapping between input modes is indicated by an inscrutable, color-changing LED. It sounds best about a foot away from the wall, so don't put it on a bookshelf

If you want something portable, the Big Jambox, UE Boom, or any of their numerous competitors are still your best bets for a sound system to use at beach, in the kitchen, or in hotel rooms. If you want a powerful wireless speaker that offers high...

Oct, 2015

PCMAG.COM - Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless

 

With a stunning, iconic design and a price to match, Bowers & Wilkins' Zeppelin Wireless speaker delivers superb streaming audio via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Top-notch audio performance with deep, rich bass response and crystal clear, bright highs. Streams wirelessly via AirPlay, Bluetooth, or Spotify Connect

Digital signal processing may irk purists. Very expensive. Light on accessories

Most wireless speaker manufacturers have abandoned Apple's AirPlay functionality in favor of Bluetooth's improved audio performance (and more reliable streaming). But why choose between the two? For $699.99, the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Brown (pcworld.com)

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless review: The Brits have done it again

 

It's one of the best single-cabinet stereo speakers in the world, and you no longer need to be an Apple user to enjoy it.

Exceptional audio reproduction ; Bluetooth with AptX support ; Spotify Connect support ; Exquisite industrial design

Can no longer be used as a USB audio device ; No Android setup app ; No longer charges or syncs iOS devices

You'll be hard pressed to find a better AirPlay speaker than the latest Zeppelin Air. And now there's Bluetooth support, too!

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: David Szondy (gizmag.com)

Review: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless speaker

 

In an age of wireless speakers dominated by singing soda cans and the occasional light show, the Zeppelin Wireless from British audio firm Bowers & Wilkins keeps the focus refreshingly on the task at hand. The latest in the Zeppelin line takes what was...

But then again, we're talking about a wireless speaker here. Once it is paired with a playing device, we found the Bluetooth connection excellent within 30 m (100 ft) with barely any skipping. Reconnection was automatic and efficient, and the Wireless...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Sean Killebrew (hometheaterreview.com)

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker Reviewed

 

Bowers & Wilkins is a special name in the audiophile community; this is due to the company's uncanny ability to combine stellar sound quality with artful aesthetics--something other manufacturers often strive for and miss. Typically, when Bowers &...

The Zeppelin Wireless has exceptional sound quality comparedwitho other speakers in its class ; This speaker is beautifully and artfully designed ; It has flexible connection and playback options ; The Bowers & Wilkins Control App is well designed and...

The speaker's larger size could be problematic for those with limited space ; The status light can be confusing

Why are soundbars and wireless speakers so popular these days? Sure it's about simplicity, but it's also about convenience. Why do people listen to music from the speaker in their phone? Because it's at their fingertips...it's a single button push....

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Helena Stone (chipchick.com)

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Review

 

With its unique shape and powerful sound, the Zeppelin Air from Bowers & Wilkins quickly became a best-selling iPod dock. Nearly eight years later, Bowers has retooled their popular Zeppelin speaker to be more in line with the connected home of 2015....

Superb balanced but powerful audio experience, support for AirPlay, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth, iconic design continues to be an eye-catcher

It took us several tries to get Wi-Fi properly set up for AirPlay and Spotify Connect

The original Zeppelin is an iconic speaker and the latest version is sure to follow in its footsteps. The new Zeppelin not only looks great, but sounds absolutely brilliant. This is one of the best wireless speaker experiences you can find for under a...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Brown (macworld.com)

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless review: The Brits have done it again

 

You'll find a lot of changes in this, the third generation of full-sized Zeppelin speakers, and one thing that hasn't: This speaker delivers an impeccable audio performance.

Exceptional audio reproduction ; Bluetooth with AptX support ; Spotify Connect support ; Exquisite industrial design

Can no longer be used as a USB audio device ; No longer charges or syncs iOS devices

$700 is a lot of dough to drop on a speaker, especially since we haven’t been able to review the just-about-to-ship $500 Sonos Play:5. But if you’re an avid Apple/AirPlay household and can swing the budget, you won’t be disappointed with the latest...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless review: Quality audio made easy

 

The Zeppelin is back and it is better in every single way

Supports open standard wireless technologies ; Refined design and excellent construction ; Five speakers producing 150 watts

Expensive ; Android Bowers & Wilkins Control app not yet available

Anyone buying the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless will relish both its simplicity and its skillful playback of music. Better sound can be milked from more sophisticated systems, though they bring wires and inconvenience into the picture. The...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless review: Big, bold and Bluetooth at last - Pocket-lint

 

It's been more than four years since Bowers & Wilkins last unleashed a Zeppelin speaker system onto the world - and almost eight since the first one nigh-on

Iconic design but with new, sleek lines; Spotify Connect and Bluetooth aptX support; AirPlay lossless through a dedicated control app; superb bass response from a reasonably small cabinet; five drive units to give all round audio experience

As weighty physically as it is in bass; pricey for its category (but it sits proudly at the top-end)

Bowers & Wilkins' Zeppelin range over the years has always impressed where it most matters – with the music playback performance. The British company is renowned for putting aside fancy gimmicks and focusing on the audio experience foremost.

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: Yes
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: No
Subwoofer:1 SUBWOOFER

Connectivity

Android Docking: No
Apple Docking:WIRELESS IOS
Bluetooth: Yes
Docking System:Apple Docking
Signal Input:Digital
TYPE OF DOCKING:Wireless Pairing
USB: No

Energy Information

Battery Powered: No

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wireless + Wired
Speaker Type:Active
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