Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin has come a long way since the days where it had a dock. The super high-end speaker system ditched the dock back in 2015 in favor of wireless audio streaming. Fast forward to 2021, the Zeppelin is back, reimagined for the streaming age and it is now better-sounding, better-looking, and well, smarter.
Folks meet the new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Smart Speaker. A new wireless speaker that is not only wireless but it is also smart, or as B&W puts it, “smarter”. However, Bowers & Wilkins didn’t quite explain how it is “smarter”.
Along with being “smarter”, the new wireless speaker also boasts reference-quality drive unit technologies arranged in dedicated left and right speaker assemblies around a central, large subwoofer, all powered by 240W of amplification. The result is room-filling stereo, high-resolution sound that is more detailed and dynamic.
The new Zeppelin lets you instantly stream in up to hi-res quality from a wide range of streaming services from the Bowers & Wilkins Music App. Speaking of which, the new Zeppelin supports AirPlay 2 as well as aptX Adaptive Bluetooth, allowing it to play well with both iOS and Android devices.
There is Spotify Connect too, along with more music listening options available through the official app that offers a host of streaming services including Deezer, Last.fm, Qobuz, Soundcloud, and more.
And did we mention it has Alexa built-in? And it is “upgradeable” too? B&W said multiroom capability will be introduced in early 2022 and when that happens, you will be able to hook up with other new Zeppelins or the Formation range for a wireless multiroom setup.
The new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Smart Speaker is available now for US$799.
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