B&W Zeppelin Air iPod Speaker with Apple AirPlay

Product information

With the Zeppelin Air, renowned speaker manufacturer Bowers and Wilkins have taken the sleek and curvaceous award-winning Zeppelin iPod speaker system, added the latest cutting-edge audio technology and a subtly improved stunning design, to create something very special.

Providing another seismic shift in audio performance, the Zeppelin Air has re-written the rules for iPod speaker docks. Maintaining its distinctive shape, the Zeppelin Air has been completely redesigned and re-mastered. Compared to its predecessor, the Zeppelin Air will deliver you improved dynamics, punchier bass and a more open, lifelike presentation with highly detailed, room-filling sound.

Apple’s AirPlay technology will allow you to wirelessly stream music directly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or even your Laptop or PC, directly to your Zeppelin Air. Imagine being able to select and listen to any track from your entire music collection, instantly, and in pristine quality. It also uses Apple Lossless for a faultless music transfer.

If you have more than one Zeppelin Air, you can either choose an individual device to play your music on, or select every Zeppelin Air in your house, filling your home with pristine sound in party mode. It’s not just your music collection that the Zeppelin Air will wow you with. It’ll stream music from many games you play, providing you with a more immersive gaming experience as well as web streaming sites such as Last FM, Spotify and YouTube, which will all benefit from the clearer, superior sound provision the Zeppelin Air delivers.

Zeppelin Air’s bass output can be adjusted via your iPod or iPhone so you can optimize the sound to suit your surroundings. You can vary the bass level according to the amount of space around the speaker, giving you refined sounds, even in confined spaces. Its fully active 2.1 design means that all five units are individually driven by audiophile class D amplifiers, and advanced Digital Signal Processing has dramatically improved the bass performance compared to the Zeppelin. The Digital to Analogue Converters have also been upgraded, with new 24bit/96KHz capabilities.

A 3.5mm analogue mini jack and an optical digital input (TOSlink) are also featured, so almost any digital music device or portable music player can benefit from the Zeppelin Air’s warmly detailed sound (linking cables not included).

Please note: iPod sold separately.

Compatible with:
Apple devices with a 30-pin connector for docking. Any device with a 3.5mm headphone jack for use with Aux in socket. Apple Airplay devices for Airplay streaming.
Not sure if your Apple device will dock or works with AirPlay? Check our Portable device guide

Which generation of iPod do I own?

Bowers & Wilkins
Compatible with
iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPod touch, (4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st generations) iPod classic and iPod nano (6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd generations)
AirPlay, Wi-Fi, ethernet, 3.5mm audio input, USB (for updates)
H17.3 x W64 x 20.8cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Model name / number
Zeppelin Air
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Mains operated
Radio tuner
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound!
150W (low frequency: 1x50, mid frequency: 2x25W, high frequency 2x25W


Click & collect

Free Click & collect from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
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Q & As

B&W Zeppelin Air iPod Speaker with Apple AirPlay 4.5 5 66 66
FLASHING RED LIGHT OF DEATH FOR SECOND TIME - AVOID Do not purchase this product. It has a systemic manufacturing defect which causes an electrical element/capacitor contained within the circuitry to fail every 3-4 years. Mine has now failed for the second time having been returned to Bowers & Wilkins via Peter Jones once for the flashing red light issue 3 years after purchase, which coincidentally was 1 year after the warranty period had ended. If you Google the flashing red light issue you will see it is a product wide issue and reoccurs for many, many owners of this expensive product. I will be contacting Peter Jones in Sloane Square shortly to discuss this issue with them. I am a very unhappy customer particularly as this speaker was very expensive to purchase and was 'supposed' to stand for first-class quality and product longevity. I am starting to seriously question both of these assumptions now. I was a believer too in B&W products but my confidence is waning fast. 16 September 2014
Setup Issues I am really disappointed with this. The setup is a complete mare and I still haven't got it working through airplay. I have downloaded latest firmware, performed numerous resets and scoured the internet for a solution. Someone suggested a change of router? I just can't be bothered anymore as the excitement of getting this has long since disappeared. The sound when docked is great but docking is not what I bought it for. It's going back. 16 February 2014
Sophisticated sleek design excellent value for money Good looking piece of technology with excellent clear and precise sound. Easy to set up and use definitely a must have if a music lover! 28 January 2014
If it ain't broke... Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin air with the Lightning connector takes a brilliant product, updates it to lightning, and doesn't mess with it any further. The Zeppelin Air really provides gorgeous, room-filling sound with a solid reproduction all while looking the business. Setup with the free app makes it a dawdle to do and within minutes of unboxing and plugging it in you'll have rich, lossless, audio playback via Airplay. Worth every penny. 30 November 2013
Amazing Purchased this item today, all I can say is absolutely worth every penny, amazing sound and quality through iPod and through Airplay. I highly recommend it. Extremely happy with it, very easy to set up and Airplay through iPad worked straight away :) 22 October 2013
Do not doubt 50 years of British innovation If you're in any doubt about whether to buy the B&W Zeppelin consider the 50 years of innovation and research carried out by Bowers & Wilkins by looking at their website - their loudspeaker products are used in most of the recording studios around the world. And they're British. The Zeppelin contains technology derived from those world class products. The quality of the sound produced by the Zeppelin is astonishing for such a small device. As a hi-fi enthusiast I have enjoyed B&W loudspeakers since the early 1980s and can honestly say the Zeppelin without any doubt has no equal for the price. You won't be disappointed. (and no, I do not work for B&W or have any affiliation with the company) 09 February 2013
Fantastic product Can't believe i have a B&W ZEPPELIN, i have heard loads of different ipod speakers, there are some really good ones and some really bad ones, this one the B&W Zeppelin Air is amazing, and the air play is brilliant, i would suggest one thing is to buy a Zeppelin stand, it makes a real difference, but that a side the level of service from John Lewis is second to none, yes its a lot of money but it really is worth it, you won't want anything else once you have heard it, so what you waiting for "GET ONE", happy listening. 08 February 2013
Can't believe I've got one Ordered this item online, whole process was easy. Item delivered quickly very well packaged. The Zeppelin is quite simply brilliant, it looks great. sounds great and Airplay is brilliant. setup could be easier but go there in the end. All in All a very happy bunny!! 05 January 2013
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