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B&W Zepplin (air and non-air)

v CJ v

Well-known Member
After posting this topic, and listening to every brand/unit in John Lewis, I did purchase one instore.

Comparing to everything (SONOS/Philips/BOSE) it's clearer, and looks the part.

The Zeppelin is wireless, and takes 5minutes to set up on your wireless network at home (you need to plug it into a Laptop/PC using the provided CAT5 cable). There's a small LED on the front, which changes colour depending on how you're playing the music (Red-Off. Blue-Dock. Purple-Wifi. Orange-Aux).

The Airplay is brilliant. I was wary at first, using the iPad on the dock, but it seems incredibly solid.

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I'm in the market for a music player to use with my iPads and iPhones in the kitchen.

I've just had a listen to a Zepplin Air in John Lewis, and I'm sold.

Is there anything better or as good for around £500?
 
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mothroth

Standard Member
Hi. Just seen your post (lazy Sunday browsing)

I have an original zeppelin for the kitchen and it's awesome. Tried out loads of docks prior to parting with all those readies but it was just miles better.
I listen to every decent looking dock whenever I see one and I've not heard anything to beat it yet.
I also had the dreaded red light issue a year in to buying. B&W were superb. It's a known fault that they fixed free out of warranty. They also replaced the grill cloth and dock housing while it was with them too.

Can't recommend highly enough.
 

v CJ v

Well-known Member
mothroth said:
Hi. Just seen your post (lazy Sunday browsing)

I have an original zeppelin for the kitchen and it's awesome. Tried out loads of docks prior to parting with all those readies but it was just miles better.
I listen to every decent looking dock whenever I see one and I've not heard anything to beat it yet.
I also had the dreaded red light issue a year in to buying. B&W were superb. It's a known fault that they fixed free out of warranty. They also replaced the grill cloth and dock housing while it was with them too.

Can't recommend highly enough.

Afternoon.

I actually bought one (the same day I posted) from JohnLewis.

It was used at my house warning BBQ last night, awesome price of kit.
 
As I type this in my study, the wife isin the kitchen listening to my newly purchased Zeppelin Air.....Eva Cassidy Live at Blues Alley....and I got mine from John Lewis Edinburgh yesterday. It's a brilliant compantion in the kitchen while cooking....and even better with a decent glass of wine !

Rip your CD's to WAV (fully uncompressed) for best results....

It's well worth 500 notes.
 
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philbot

Well-known Member
How about an Arcam R-Cube?
 

mothroth

Standard Member
I think it sound a bit 'shouty' compared o the zep. Shouty is a technical term used by true audiophiles like me..... ;)

The arcam certainly is loud and sounds good but the zep seems effortless somehow
 
I've updated my first post with a couple of photos of the unit at home. Fantastic kit.

Very nice mate....I think it will sound even better when the drive units have bedded in a bit more....nice artistic shots...love the inclusion of the OJ and ain't gonna attempt to spell the qua...somthings :)
 

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