Were you one of the first to get your hands on the beautiful Zeppelin Air? One of our readers, Mark C. was and he was kind enough to email us his experience and thoughts. I have posted them below.

The ZeppelinAir arrived today.

Got home and syncing with the wireless (all Apple: Airport Extreme, MacBook) at the house) took a good 40 minutes. Had to reset several times. Clearly not an Apple product from that point of view (i.e., ease of operations). And to be honest, I still don’t know how it eventually synced it just showed up in the iTunes menu.

Anyways, streaming music currently via AirPlay, both from the laptop and the iPhone. B&W remote also works and can access into the music source (i.e., advance song).

As far as the sound, as I am not an audiophile, just a guy who likes music and listens to a lot of it. The sound is very deep and crisp. I am playing in a room with 10′ ceiling and 27′ by 19′ dimensions, the sound fills the space without a high sound level. The definition in hearing the music is there and amazing. Clearly, I am hearing more of the music than I ever did with earbuds, Bose (headphones and dock) and Sennheiser headphones.

Played Dr. Dre (w/ Emimen) “I Need a Doctor,” then Frank Sinatra with “That’s Life” and moved to Dave Brubeck (jazz) and Diana Krall. Amazing sounds. I have listen on the various systems. None of them is even close to what I am currently hearing (of course the price is not even close either).

Minor update, when streaming from my iPhone, I got a text amd the audio alert plays over the song through the ZA. As I played the ZA it clearly fills the entire house. I was in another part of the house and the sound and clarity was as good as if I was standing next to te ZA.

PS thanks for your efforts on the site. It was a great resource.

– Mark C.


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