Choosing the right music for the B&W Zeppelin and Apple iTouch

Christmas is almost upon us, and as usual we’re all planning our festive shopping, or out buying things on a whim.

In order to get people as excited about the Zeppelin as we are, we’re promoting our multi-award winning iPod speaker system in numerous John Lewis stores in the UK allowing people to have a little listen. And to do this, we obviously needed a playlist of tracks to sit on the iPod Touch that we are using in each store.

The worry was, how many tracks could we find that people would like to hear, but would also sound good enough to demonstrate just how impressive the Zeppelin is when it comes to playing digital music. There’s been a lot written about the lack of quality in many modern recordings, and if you were a pessimist you’d be worried.

The good news is that it was surprisingly easy to put together a ten-track combination that worked on all these levels. A mix of hi-fi test classics such as Madonna’s excellent Ray of Light, with decent sounding Coldplay tracks and a couple of selections from Society of Sound’s  Benjamin Grosvenor and we were away. All ripped in wonderful lossless audio, of course. Hopefully this means that good sound is out there, you just need the right tools for the job.

9 Comments

  • Randy G. says:

    I’ve noticed that some I-tunes apps won’t play on the Wilkins (I’ve got the e-sleep and another relaxation app), but it won’t play on the Wilkins! Any suggestions or other customers who have the same problem? Please Advise

  • Andy says:

    I have just purchased a Zeppelin from John Lewis. The included documentation states that the User Manual is available on the B&W website…….eer where?

  • SusannaGrant says:

    Dear Andy,
    the user manual is available on the Zeppelin support page:
    http://www.bowers-wilkins.co.uk/display.aspx?infid=2466&terid=4381
    Please scroll down and you will see an option to download the Owner manual as PDF. You just need to specifiy which language you would like it in.
    Kind regards,
    Susanna

  • João Pessanha says:

    I have compatibility problems between my Zeppelin and my iPod Touch. For instance the volume control does not work from the remote. Is there a solution?

    Regards
    JPP

  • Tony Lee says:

    I am keen on buying the Zeppelin, but will it have the new innovations that have been put into the mini zeppelin? I am talking about the swivel feature and the streaming from a laptop to the ipod feature. Will this be added to the bigger Zeppelin in the near future or is it just for the mini?
    It would be great to be able to turn the ipod touch on its side as you can do with the mini zeppelin. Could some one at B & W please let me know before I decide to go out and buy the Zeppelin

    Kind Regards
    Tony

  • Glynn says:

    love the design of the zeppelin but understand the mini is more user friendly with ipod touch 3g are there any plans to upgrade the zeppelin.

  • James Naylor says:

    Hi guys, i woud like to buy the large size Zeppelin with the new streaming and conectins of the new mimi Zeppelin,will this be available anytime soon?Also will i be able to conect a new 3G wifi Apple ipad to the new updated Zeppelin or the current zeppelin model.

    Thank ,James.

  • james naylor says:

    I would like to buy the large zeppelin but would like to no if i will be able to conect the new ipad to it and will it have the new features of the zeppelin mini

    kind regards
    james

  • Sugato Mukherjee says:

    Any plans to make the Zeppelin compatible with the Ipod Touch 3rd Generation?

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