The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin was originally introduced as an iPod dock in 2006, now B&W is reintroducing the iconic design, along with numerous upgrades. The wireless stereo speakers not only come with five revised drivers but also with the latest streaming features.
The new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin looks almost confusingly similar to the Zeppelin from 2006 – the iPod dock has been removed, the base has been redesigned, but the 6.5 kilograms, 65-centimeter wide loudspeaker remains in the famous shape of the device gives his name. The new home audio system model offers two 25 millimeter tweeters, two 90 millimeter midrange drivers, and a 150-millimeter woofer on a 240-watt amplifier, which should reproduce frequencies from 35 Hz to 24 kHz.
The new wireless stereo speakers work exclusively wirelessly – music can be played either via Apple AirPlay 2 or via Bluetooth 5.0, including support for Qualcomm aptX Adaptive. In order to achieve the best possible quality, users have to fall back on the Bowers & Wilkins Music App, which also offers 24-bit music from Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, and co. can be played.
Spotify Connect allows you to transfer music from any device to the speaker via the Spotify app. The new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin offers voice control via Amazon Alexa so that music can be streamed with just one voice command. The playback can be controlled via buttons on the top of the loudspeaker.
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin price and availability
Recently, Bowers & Wilkins introduced its first truly wireless noise canceling earbuds – PI5 and PI7 promise first-class sound, wireless transmission in 24-bit quality, can be connected via AUX port by using the case as a transmitter.