Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Air
Bowers and Wilkins' high-end iPod/iPhone audio dock, the Zeppelin Air, was among the first AirPlay-compatible speakers that you could actually buy. It's not cheap but it sounds and looks good.
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Starting at: $599.95
The good: The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air is a sleek, high-end iPod/iPhone stereo speaker with built-in Apple AirPlay audio-streaming capabilities. Ample speaker drivers--two 1-inch tweeters, two 3-inch midrange drivers, and one 5-inch woofer--provide solid sound. AirPlay compatibility is available via Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
The bad: The Zeppelin Air is very expensive, and it offers little stereo separation unless you're sitting or standing near the speaker. AirPlay setup may be tough for first-timers, and there are some compromises when controlling via iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
The bottom line: While the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air is as pricey as the earlier Zeppelin, Apple AirPlay support and improved sound quality make it a better value.
December 9, 2011 2:26 PM PST
Photo by: Bowers and Wilkins
| Caption by: David Carnoy
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