I'm struggling and B & W support a huge disappointment
In Aus, recently connected to NBN and lost my link to new router through my Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Air. Have spent ALL DAY via email mostly and once via phone with AUS tech guy to work out why I can't connect wirelessly, with no success and despite endless pleas to escalate the issue to hopefully someone who can. Not Good Enough B AND W.
Purchased in May 2014.
Great sound built quailty not.
When thinking on buying a docking station i sone my homework and bought the b&w zeppelin as abbey road use speakers from them and thought yes this is the one, was very happy until it broke down, seems to be a problem with the mother boards in all zeppelins, got it fixed only had it over a year and i was lucky if i had it on 20 times, or so, now it has happened again, i have purchased a bose docking station ok the sound isn't as crisp as the zeppelin but the build quality is better, paid around $500 for the zeppelin which is steep but have to say i prefer the bose system better.
Excellent sound but....
The sound quality is the first thing you notice once you start up the Zeppelin. It is simply amazing. my criticism is the build quality of the docking port. I have had to have mine repaired three times - and even now I need duck tape to hold it together to avoid another lengthy stint in the repair shop. This is a pity as everything else is wonderful.
Sound quality is hard to beat
Build qualty with ipod connection
Amazing Sound and beautiful to look at. I have the older version which doesn't have the 'AIR' wi-fi, but the it is twice as heavy as the shell is made from a aluminium (12kg). The only thing i would change on it is, it needs a radio. Its also great to hook up to the TV via AUX cable.
Beautiful Sound and elegant design
No radio. Bass is a bit heavy
Have had it for a few months now - excellent toy: great sound, easy to use - you can play music straight from your computer (i-tunes) or i-phone. Didn't look too hard to set it up (my husband did it and didn't complaint too much). Also connected it to TV and use it for almost cinema like sound when watching movies (won't replace home theatre, but not bad for a little thing like that) . Very happy, would buy another one for another room and will recommend highly.
No radio, but can use radio apps through the iphone if really want to.
Crystal clarity, wonderful warmth and depth of sound, all reasonably portable and wireless!
Very easy to setup if you follow the instructions. Wifi not always an easy task for the lay person, but this one seemed rather fool proof for even my aged router/wireless system.
Airplay is Apple's recent foray into the realm of wireless music streaming. You can also directly attach an iPod, iPhone, or iPad to the dock on the front which beautifully 'floats' in front of the speaker. While not designed to hand the iPad, it does so with remarkable aplomb.
There are simple adjustments in regards to bass/treble balance which are preset by B&W f...
It's not a home theatre system..
Look. I'm fussy about sound. To most this will be an awesome package. Cool, crisp, wireless and ipod/iphone compatible.
But I was expecting more to be honest after reading so may reviews. It's good without blowing me away. Clean crip, but does distort which I truly hate. The bass could pack more punch, but that's my preference...
Overall, for $799 new (Dec 2011)I want a truly great experience. I don't get it from the Zeppelin Air.
For me it's about the sound. Stand over it, it's not too bad, walk away and the sound changes...it's desi...gned to play iphone/ipods. It's not a theatre system. I would usually buy Polk Audio speakers/Luxman receiver etc. this was a change in my approach. I'll stick to my origination approach if i can get truly full, bass, rich sound Great features, looks cool. Sound's good, but I expected more
Questions & Answers
The Zeppelin Air seems to no longer work with AirPlay/iTunes. Is this the case? I've done a reasonable amount of research, and it seems so. I need a workaround. Appreciate your help.
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