Conclusion: With Bowers and Wilkins, you definitely pay for the name and visual design as much as the audio quality. But excellent-sounding Zeppelin Air iPod dock with wireless streaming via AirPlay does not disappoint.
Pros: Top-notch audio performance. Sleek, minimal design. Streams audio via AirPlay from Apple devices. Output for sending video content to television.
Cons: Expensive. Remote control is awkwardly shaped, missing key features.
Excerpt: I've never been a big fan of paying for brand names for their own sake. Build quality? Yes. Performance? Absolutely. Aesthetics? Sure. Ease of use? Certainly. Each of those has value, and it often makes sense to pay more, even a lot more, for any one of them.
Summary: The B&W Zeppelin Air looks like a blimp but, unlike the Hindenberg, it's not a disaster. This iPod speaker dock's good looks, impressive sound quality and useful AirPlay features make it well worth checking out.
Pros: Great sound quality; attractive design; AirPlay wireless streaming works well.
Cons: Expensive; docking stand is redundant if you're using AirPlay.
B&W Zeppelin Air review: A high-end iPod dock with AirPlay wireless music streaming
Good Gear Guide.au
25 August 2011
Summary: Bowers & Wilkins knows that the Zeppelin Air is a premium product. It's very pretty and sounds very good, and now has the advantage of Apple's AirPlay wireless music streaming system -- the only downside is its high price.
Pros: Excellent sound quality for a medium-sized room, AirPlay works very easily, Great design
Cons: It's so expensive, Setup for AirPlay could confuse newbies, especially because there is no LCD screen
Test Zeppelin Air : l'évolution du dock phare de Bowers & Wilkins
22 January 2012
Conclusion: Bowers & Wilkins reste fidèle à sa réputation, en proposant un produit luxueux qui donne entière satisfaction et sonne mieux que la concurrence. Le constructeur est même parvenu à améliorer son Zeppelin déjà excellent !
Pros: Son équilibré, propre et puissant, Design original / finition luxueuse, Diffusion AirPlay / Dock bien pensé, Connectique assez complète
Cons: Prix très (trop ?) élevé, Réglages audio limités, Installation Wi-Fi assez pénible, Trop de puissance pour les HP ?