Air your tunes with the new Zeppelin Air

Zeppelin Air

Bowers & Wilkins unveils the first premium wireless iPod speaker

Three years ago the original multi-award winning Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin revolutionised the iPod speaker market. Now, continuing to lead the way in sound and design excellence, Bowers & Wilkins bring you the Zeppelin Air, the ultimate wireless speaker system, and the first premium iPod dock to feature new Apple AirPlay wireless streaming technology.

An iPod speaker for the digital age, AirPlay allows music to be streamed wirelessly from a computer to Zeppelin Air, while everything from track selection to volume levels is controlled from either your PC or Mac, or via an iPhone®, iPad® or iPod Touch. Discover the freedom in bypassing the computer entirely, by streaming your favourite songs directly from your device – all without the need to use the Zeppelin Air’s docking arm.

Carrying over 45 years of superior Bowers & Wilkins sound engineering technology, the Zeppelin Air is the best sounding Zeppelin yet. With dramatically improved sonic performance from updated drive units, five corresponding dedicated audiophile amplifiers specially designed by Bowers & Wilkins, and featuring radically improved bass, the Zeppelin Air redefines wireless sound at home, providing a truly room-filling experience.

And while Zeppelin’s iconic shape has been retained, the Zeppelin Air offers the ultimate in Bowers & Wilkins design and functionality, with subtly updated styling such as the new high-quality black back-plate and updated iPod docking arm supporting a digital connection – providing you with the definitive digital sound.

Click here to find out more about Zeppelin Air

Going to the Bristol show? Be the first to hear Zeppelin Air in action

We’re offering visitors to the Bristol Sound & Vision Show the chance to be among the first people in the UK to experience Zeppelin Air before it goes on sale this March.

All you need to do to book your place for the Bristol demo is follow this link and select the day and time slot of your choosing from those available.

This free ticket is for the demonstration only, and you will also need to have paid entrance to the Bristol Sound & Vision Show to access the Bowers & Wilkins rooms.

Zeppelin Air demonstrations are taking place in room 326 at the Marriott Hotel, Bristol during the weekend of February 25-27th.

For full details of the Bristol Show 2011, see the What Hi-Fi blog


  • STEVE says:

    Will someone PLEASE tell me how to do the update to the Zeppelin Air??? I looked on the B & W Website and it has two steps that merely state……
    1) Undock any device and uplug the ZA
    2) Connect the ZA to a Mac/PC via USB

    You gotta be kidding me!! That’s it? Well, I downloaded the file to my desktop, connected the ZA to my PC with a USB cable, opened the update and clicked on the file and it brought up a dialog box that asked to open it, I went through all the steps in the wizard, NOTHING. I unplugged it and plugged it back in, then docked my iPhone and checked the version in SETTINGS > GENERAL > ABOUT > ZEPPELIN AIR…. it still shows 1.0.0. Will someone who has done this please help me?

  • David Jenkins says:

    Have you still not been able to update your Zeppelin?? If so, let me know, I will try to help you.


  • David Jenkins says:

    A poll:

    Any of you have both the Zeppelin and the Zeppelin Air? What are your thoughts about the sounds of each?
    In my opinion, the first Zeppelin has a better set of mid-range drivers, and thus a better mid-range sound. But, the Zeppelin Air has a better sub driver, and the part I LOVE is that it bypasses the iPod/iPhone DAC, and uses it’s own. The first Zeppelin on a few bass heavy songs (not rap), would make a chuffing or distortion noise, and the Zeppelin does not, EVER. I wish they had left the mid-range drivers alone, and it would be perfect in every way. I also miss the classy polished stainless steel back, but understand it is gone because of “Air” reception, or so I’m told. I also LOVE the smaller LED on the Air, and really didn’t like the big LED thru the speaker cloth of the first Zeppelin. It is way too distracting, and too big! All in all I love both new and old Zeppelins, one at work, and one in the bedroom. I just don’t play bass heavy songs on the older Zeppelin. I love B&W, have a lot of their products, and try my best to spread the word as to how great a Company B&W is. I just wish I had the money to buy a Jaguar car with the B&W sound system in it. That would complete my collection. So far I have: two Zeppelins, the P-5 headphones, MM-1 computer speakers, and the 805D speakers (STUNNING!!!!), driven by a Rotel 1500 all-in-one CD-amp/tuner. With Audio Quest cables. I am a happy man!

    I just wish there were others that owned, or have both Zeppelins, and tell me what they think about the differences in sound, and which Zeppelin they like best, old or new, and why.


  • pascal says:

    Hi David Jenkins,
    One question: which one produces the best sound: The MM-1, or the Zeppelins?

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