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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin
alaScore 92

213 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the price.

design, usability, size, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The size also gets good feedback. Many are less positive about the usability. Reviews are divided on the price.

design, size, reliability


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: B&W Zeppelin Ipod/iphone speaker docking systemB&W Zeppelin Ipod/iphone speaker docking system

Aug, 2018

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin iPod Speaker Dock


The best iPod speaker dock available - simple as that.

Rather than shy away from the digital music revolution, B&W has embraced it and created a product that brings hi-fi sound to the iPod generation. Despite the intrinsic limitations of compressed digital music, B&W has managed to produce an iPod speaker...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

B&W Zeppelin review


This powerful and curvy Zeppelin thrives on its simplicity, but it's finally met its match

Enduring allure of the looks ; hefty, detailed and invigorating sound

Loses a little composure at higher volumes ; lacks features ; excellent new rivals

Still shorthand for aspiration, but (finally) the Zeppelin can be bettered

Jan, 2008

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B&W Zeppelin review


If you're not tempted by the allure of valves, you'll struggle to find a single iPod audio system able to match the latest iPod line-up for aesthetic allure. And yes, that definitely includes Apple's shovel-faced Hi-Fi. Until now. Say hello to the...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : TechRadar (

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin review


Does B&W's new iPod system play The Lemon Song or is it a Stairway to Heaven?

Looks great ; Can fill a big room with surprisingly loud, extremely well-separated sound ; A very well put together iPod package indeed

Lacking in dynamic range (at any volume) ; iPod controls are too simplistic for an expensive dock-fi

Yes, this is style over substance, but the same could be said for the iPod itself. The sheer volume and room-filling scale of the sound is impressive. However, the sound lacks the subtlety of dynamic shading that good hi-fi can produce

Apr, 2008

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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin review


B&W is synonymous with top-quality speakers, so it's no surprise that its Zeppelin iPod dock costs a heady £390. It's obvious where the name comes from as soon as you clap eyes on the Zeppelin's elliptical outline and it's truly gorgeous from any...

The Zeppelin is one of the best-looking and best-sounding iPod docks around. However, its remote control isn't great and it's seriously expensive.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

B&W Zeppelin review


Bowers & Wilkins is not the first specialist British loudspeaker maker to build a speaker dock for the iPod. But it has created one of the most iconic designs yet - and if B&W's 40-year reputation for sonic excellence is anything to go by, this...

Peerless build quality sets apart from the crowd this iPod speaker. The B&W Zeppelin feels solid and exudes high-class attention to detail. And the Zeppelin's audio quality soundly complements its design, giving a detailed and insightful sound, with a...

Apr, 2008

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B&W Zeppelin review


The Zeppelin is one of the best-looking and best-sounding iPod docks around. However, its remote control isn't great and it's seriously expensive.

If you’re considering spending this much on an iPod dock, the Zeppelin’s looks and sound quality will make you happy. You could buy an amplifier and separate speakers for the same money and get even better quality, but this wouldn’t be as convenient....

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless dishes out premium sound at a premium price


The next-generation Zeppelin speaker features both Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth wireless connectivity in a redesigned package that delivers better sound -- but costs $700.

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

B&W Zeppelin


Glamorously shaped and fabulously well thought-out, the B&W Zeppelin benefits from the technical heritage of one the most renowned loudspeaker brands in the world. Born to be the bridge between traditional high-end audio and the newest generations of...

Jun, 2008

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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless review

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Along with its predecessor, the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless is one of the priciest speakers we've ever put through lab testing. It's kept the distinctive shape but scrapped the docking port in favour of a number of wireless connections. How will...

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:4.1
Frequency range:44 - 28000
RMS rated power:100 / 150
Subwoofer RMS power:50


MP3-dock:iPod dock
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Black / White
LED indicators:Power
Product Type:Stereo portable speaker


Number of drivers:5
Number of Speakers:1
Subwoofer included:Y
Tweeter diameter:2.54
Woofer Diameter:15
Woofer diameter (imperial):15.2

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):640 x 208 x 173
Speaker power:25

Packaging Content

Number of products included:1


Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth version:4.1
Composite Video In:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity:Y
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi + Bluetooth


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.3

Product properties

Remote Control: No
Speaker Output:2x25+50 W
Subwoofer: Yes
THX Certified: No

Technical Details



Portable: Yes
Speaker Configuration:2.1
Type:Mp3 Speaker

Weight & Dimensions

Height :188
Weight:6.5 / 7.5