Unboxing B&W Zeppelin Air
Unboxing photos of the amazing Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air. These are photos of the unboxing. Will also share AirPlay set up and other interesting stuff for this AirPlay-ready iPod/iPhone Wireless AirPlay Speaker Dock !
Initially, I actually wanted to buy a Sonos Play 5 but ended up having this as I decided I do want to be able to do AirPlay from my iPhone or iPad (and other applications in the iPhone and iPad such as Synology Audio Station). The Sonos is very beautiful (and has an excellent and wonderfully sexy iPad app) but just will not be able to do the AirPlay which I wanted (Do take note that in Nov 2012, Sonos did released a firmware update that allowed it to play music from the iPhone/iPad directly.. I am not sure if it works with other AirPlay enabled apps such as YouTube, Audio Station and other wonderful iPhone/iPad apps that produce sounds etc)…
It is in the end, a very difficult choice.. sigh.. I wish I can do both 🙂
Beautiful product .. Unboxing !!
The deciding factor…
Opening the baby…
No.. not the actual product.. just the manual..
And the baby all wrapped up in a condom 🙂
Yes, it ia a B&W lah..
And the baby… in full glory..
The power and volume buttons…
The back of the player.. U might not believe this but these matter to me a lot.. in fact, the AUX is the most important element (more important that AirPlay to me.. The Sonos Play 5 has a AUX connector too..)… As this allows me to put my FM Tuner into use ! I Listen To A Lot of Radio Programme !
From left to right.. Power, Ethernet, USB, Aux and AV (which should be HDMI in this day and year !). The USB allows for firmware upgrade but also for using the Zeppelin Air as a computer speaker (i.e. use it as a speaker for all the music/sounds from the PC or Mac ! I will use this !)
And to make sure I can use the FM Tuner, I already purchased this from Monoprice… 3.5mm Stereo Male to RCA Stereo Male. 3.5mm Stereo end goes to Zeppelin Air and the 2 RCA goes to the back of the tuner…
And dont forget the beautiful remote control 🙂 Very useful for adjusting the volume and also changing the selection mode..
Finally one last photo of the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air in its place where I had build a shelf specially for it 🙂