Summary: While the B&W Zeppelin Mini's sound didn't blow us away, this stylish, compact iPod/iPhone speaker is appealing for its size, swiveling dock, and decent performance.
Pros: Decent sound from a compact, single-speaker; elegant design; simple to operate; dock swivels so you can watch videos on your iPod or iPhone; GSM shielded for iPhones; USB connection for synching your iPod or iPhone with iTunes on your PC and upgrading firmware.
Cons: Fairly expensive; no radio or other additional features; doesn't work with several early iPod models; bass is thin.
Excerpt: The Bowers & Wilkins name is practically synonymous with high-end sound. Since the original B&W 801 first appeared in 1979, the English company has enjoyed a great deal of success by producing some of the worlds finest and most stylish speakers found in recording studios and homes around the globe.
Pros: Smart, stylish aesthetic, Digital USB input provides cleaner sound, Works with all iPod and iPhone devices, Unique, rotating dock arm
Cons: Very aggressive high frequencies, No tone control, Poor off-axis response, Limited remote functions, High price for an iPod dock
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Excellent sound. Exotic design. Video-out for iPod-to-TV. USB connection to perform software updates. Rubber mount to change speaker angle.
Cons: Limited remote. Takes up a lot of space. Expensive for a featureless dock.
Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) Zeppelin iPod Dock Speaker System Review
30 April 2009
Conclusion: A marvel of design and performance, the B&W Zeppelin is almost an oxymoron, as a truly high-end iPod dock. A full three-way stereo speaker system in a single-piece device, it delivers music better than a lot of people have ever heard, and looks badass while doing it. Where to Buy Manufacturer's Specifications Inputs/Outputs What's in the Box?
Pros: Oh my heavens, does this thing sound good!, Incredibly gorgeous, artistic design including a stainless steel derriere..., Oh my heavens, does this thing sound good!, Incredibly gorgeous, artistic design including a stainless steel derriere...
Cons: ...that collects fingerprints better than a CSI, Remote provides only basic functionality, we still need to handle the iPod
Excerpt: The Zeppelin airship was to be a supreme affirmation of German superiority… and we all know how well that turned out. However, British speaker company Bowers & Wilkins has high hopes for its own 21st cen-tury Zeppelin – the difference being that this product relies on its shape, not to be airworthy, but rather “audio-worthy” instead.
Pros: Striking design; impressive audio; works with most iPods
Cons: Clumsy remote; expensive; cannot navigate iPod menu with remote control
Conclusion: Compared to other iPod docks we've tested, the Zeppelin sounds fantastic. Songs are rich, full and meaty, but our credit card-grabbing hand is slowed a little by the fact that it does cost a thousand dollars. Still, if you charge your friends an entry fee every time you have a party, the Zeppelin will quickly pay for itself.
Pros: Very pricey, Remote control is a little shonky
Cons: Best iPod speaker we've heard, Looks gorgeous, Deals well with bass
Summary: Jada, nesten 5000 kroner er mye for en iPod-dock, og naturligvis betaler du en del for designet.
Likevel, har du behov (og råd) til et ekstra anlegg på for eksempel soverommet eller på hytta, er dette kanskje ett av de beste iPod-relaterte (eller mp3-relaterte) kjøpene du kan gjøre akkurat nå.
Pros: Fantastisk design; meget bra lyd - tung nok bass og balansert lydbilde; enkelt i bruk; solid konstruksjon;
Cons: Litt dyrt; stiller visse krav til plassering; dårlig styring av iPoden;