Summary: This speaker is about quality, not loudness. If you're expecting thumping and fancy surround processing you'll be disappointed. If you want something compact that can sit on your desk or nearby and sound detailed and fantastic then you'll be happy. Your old mp3 rips and otherwise low quality stuff will sound true on this system, that is, kinda crappy. On other systems this will be hidden due to the relatively low quality and signal processing.
Summary: I really like this iPod dock - its audio reproduction is quite true to my ears - with nice high and mid tones and bass. The sound stage is spot on, and is simple pure and clear sound. I have this running for hours on end, and I've yet to be tired of listening to it. The construction is really solid, with the arm that holds the iPod having a nice satisfying (but inaudible) click as it moves into position (horizontal or vertical).
Summary: Though the web sites do not say it supports iPhone 4, I can use it with my iPhone 4, with no stress (like annoying confirmation dialog saying 'the device is not supported to use with iPhone). I'm feeling lucky! I have another iPhone capable speaker of YAMAHA, TSX-70. I love the sound of TSX-70 than of Zeppelin mini, but it does great job in my small room.
Zeppelin Mini is a premium product but does not overcome the laws of physics.
11 February 2010
Summary: B&W built the Zeppelin Mini with the same impeccable style and quality as the original Zeppelin. Arguably, the Mini is a better industrial design than its larger counterpart. However, potential buyers should be aware that they have not been able to overcome the laws of physics. This is a small speaker system and will not achieve the bass extension or volume of a larger system.
Summary: There are a lot of add-on speakers for iPods (and other MP3players) on the market. Most consist of tiny speakers that produce sound more akin to a 1960s transistor radio. A few have built in amplification that raises them to the level of the speakers that come with an inexpensive desktop computer. And a very few, liuke this unit, are really listenable. I have long been a fan of B&W speakers- in fact, I have a pair of B&W D100s in my living room.
Summary: I'm writing this review a little early so that people can have the benefit of this review before Christmas. I'm lucky enough to already have this unit. 4.5 stars. For people who have already bought this unit: DOWNLOAD THE NEWEST FIRMWARE FROM THEIR WEBSITE. IT MAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. For people who are thinking about it: -Who shouldnt buy this unit: If price is an issue to you, dont buy this unit. Buy something with almost as good sound for a fraction of the cost.
Summary: This is a compact, attractive ipod speaker dock which has replaced my Bose system. It is far better. A good full range sound without dominating the room with it's presence...it sits nicely on my windowsill. Would recommend highly.
Summary: Very compact with excellent sound for it's size, easily able to fill an average size room without distortion & then some. Good build quality & looks nice, but I did find not straightforward to use at first when changing different modes E.G. via USB from PC to iPod device sync' & with the remote. Also not sure how robust the black cloth finish on the unit will be?