Bower and Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Review

By Adam Thursday 12th May, 2016

A couple of months we spoke fondly in a blog about a Bower and Wilkins P5 Wireless Headphones. We praised the way it combined style and substance hailing it as an outright market leading product.

Now we’ve looked around at their other products it’s become apparent that Bower and Wilkins and The Dapper Chapper are going to have a very happy life together.

Following a commission from Mode.com to identify ‘Dapper Tech’ I spent some time searching for good looking speakers that a Dapper Chapper could show off in a his living room. At this point I discovered the Zeppelin Wireless.

I don’t need to spend to much time talking about the aesthetics because well, you can see it. In my opinion it is the best looking speaker you can buy, and trust me, we looked around.

Aesthetics aside, how does it perform on the audio front?

Well, British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins who is renowned for acoustic excellence has improved the Zeppelin system they released eight years ago by making it wireless and that’s not the only part tat’s had an upgrade.

Key among the changes are the five completely new drive units. Zeppelin Wireless features two Double Dome tweeters as found in Bowers & Wilkins award-winning CM Series of Hi-Fi speakers, while the two midrange drivers benefit from FST technology. This unique approach to drive unit design is also found in Bowers & Wilkins flagship 800 Series Diamond, and helps Zeppelin Wireless deliver pristine, lifelike vocals and instruments.

A new, larger 6.5” subwoofer with ultra-long voice coil allows deep bass to be played at impressive volume. Actually that’s one point to make, if you’re a chapper that prefers treble over bass then maybe these speakers aren’t for you, but if you do enjoy basey vibrations (& most of us do right?) then read on…

The reinforced cabinet has also been redesigned to reduce vibrations in order to provide a solid platform from which the drive units can work Along with a front fascia 50% thicker than the previous version, specially designed glass fibre ribs strengthen the cabinet in all the right places. The result: pristine sound.

Did we get to technical for a minute? O.K, well then how’s this: It produces top-quality room-filling sound.

As we touched upon earlier the main improvement is that it is now wireless. A trio of connectivity options in the form of AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX and Spotify Connect gets you going in a few taps.

As capable as it is beautiful, Zeppelin Wireless’ sweeping contours command aesthetic appreciation, and are the ideal shape to produce the best-sounding and best-looking wireless speaker available today.

£499 at Bower and Wilkins