Summary: I went in to look at a Bose product and a sales person suggested that I should consider the Zeppelin from Bowers & Wilkins. I couldn't believe the incredible sound out of such a small product. I was instantly in love and didn't care how much it cost me. Nothing else compares, I use it everyday and LOVE IT!
Pros: -High frequency is EXCELLENT -Midrange is v respectable -Bass is stunningly good for its size -Very good dynamics -Excellent amps & built in DAC
Cons: -Though bass is v good, it lacks slam -Setting up wireless connection can be tricky. Same probs like setting up Apple Airport Express -Reliable wireless connection needed. Should have used wireless "n"
Cons: Price. Wi-Fi connection is an issue. Would play great with my 4 year old MaxBook Pro but would stop playing on our I-pad and I-phone. Would have rest it the Zeppelin and press play again. Poor support No one to call or info on the net.
Pros: Impressive sound clarity and crisp Treble wit outstanding bass Setup was easy if you follow the step by step Best table top system I've ever heard bar-none
Cons: Price could be a bit high for some After a successful connection to your network, the Airplay cuts in and out occasionally, due to your wireless setup; I use a Lynksys/Cisco E4200 Router? Status light could be a bit confusing at first but you will learn
Summary: Picked up this unit at a great discount thanks to Open Item discount but I've come to see why it was returned.. iPhone 4S AirPlay compatibility is spotty at best. So far I'm 2 weeks into the return period and as much as it hurts to return it seeing how I got it for 325, i cannot justify paying any amount of money for a product that doesnt perform as advertised.
Summary: The Zeppelin air is simply amazing. The sound quality of this little machine is spectacular. Clearly the price point is high, but listening to this vs. other speaker docks is truly a "get what you pay for" experience. After trying 2 other products before sticking with the Zep, there's no question in my mind that it's worth the asking price.
Pros: Form and function, Sound quality, Airplay streaming (except with the 4s until Apple addresses this via firmware update)
Cons: Airplay problems with 4s (but this is an Apple issue not B&W), A bit rough on the pocketbook