The B&W Zeppelin Air is the second iteration of Bowers & Wilkins’ high-end iPod speaker system. When the British loudspeaker brand introduced the original Zeppelin back in 2007, it effectively redefined what was possible with digital downloads.
Now with the inclusion of Apple’s AirPlay music streaming technology, B&W hopes to raise the bar again. Can it? We put it to the test: read on and find out the results here in our B&W Zeppelin Air review.
B&W hopes to be the first company to make it to market with an AirPlay enabled speaker system, the Zeppelin Air, and has been working closely with Apple, as one of the AirPlay launch partners. B&W New Media boss Brian Devan told us this morning that he believes AirPlay will soon be in lots more systems than just the launch partners. We asked if he thought we’d be seeing it with the same proliferation as iTunes: “Yes,” he said, “AirPlay is a gamechanger… Networked audio is not new, but usually the UI is awful and challenging. Apple are the best at seductive user friendly interfaces, so there will be others.” While B&W are not the most objective of sources, from what we saw earlier today, AirPlay could really catch on if the equipment gets out there.
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