Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini comparison

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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini
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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air
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Bowers & Wilkins Z2 (black)

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 (black)
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Bose SoundLink Bluetooth mobile speaker II (nylon)

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth mobile speaker II (nylon)
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Bose SoundDock 10

Bose SoundDock 10
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Price $495 at 1 store $499 to $699 at 4 stores $399 to $429 at 4 stores $269 to $269 at 3 stores $599 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 12 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 10 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews
Release date November 06, 2009 March 03, 2011 April 04, 2013 September 13, 2012 October 01, 2009
The Bottom Line While the B&W Zeppelin Mini's sound didn't blow us away, this stylish, compact iPod/iPhone speaker is appealing for its size, swiveling dock, and decent performance. While the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air is as pricey as the earlier Zeppelin, Apple AirPlay support and improved sound quality make it a better value. The attractively designed $400 Bowers & Wilkins Z2 wireless speaker sounds pretty good and has a built-in Lightning dock, but it doesn't quite stand out enough in a crowded market. While the SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II may no longer be in a class by itself, it's still near the top of the portable Bluetooth speaker category. While it's expensive and isn't loaded with features, the Bose SoundDock 10 is classy looking and sounds excellent for a compact iPod/iPhone speaker.

Basic specs

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System Components Info unavailable 1 x Speaker
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Interface Type USB
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Audio Amplifier Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
MP3 Player Compatibility iPod nano (3G)
iPod touch (2G)
iPod nano (aluminum) (2G)
iPhone 3GS
iPod touch
iPod classic
iPod nano (4G)
iPhone 3G
iPhone
Info unavailable iPhone 5
iPod nano 7th generation
iPod touch 5th generation
Laptops
Bluetooth devices
Android devices
Apple devices
iPod photo 30GB
iPod classic 120GB
iPod mini
iPod (4G) 40GB
iPod (4G) 20GB
iPod nano
iPod touch (2G)
iPod nano (aluminum) (2G)
iPhone 3GS
iPod nano (3G) 8GB
iPod nano (5G) 16GB
iPod with video (5G) 30GB
iPod nano (3G) 4GB
iPod nano (5G) 8GB
iPod with video (5G) 80GB
iPod with video (5G) 60GB
iPod nano (4G) 16GB
iPod photo 60GB
iPod touch
iPod classic 160GB
iPod classic 80GB
iPod nano (4G) 8GB
iPod photo 40GB
iPhone 3G
iPhone
Nominal Output Power (Total) 36 Watt
150 Watt
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Color Black
Black
Black
Black
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.6 in x 3.9 in x 7.9 in
25.2 in x 8.2 in x 6.8 in
12.6 in x 3.9 in x 7.1 in
9.6 in x 1.9 in x 5.1 in
17 in x 9.6 in x 8.7 in
Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Speaker battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion
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Remote Control Remote control
Remote control
Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control - Infrared
Speaker System Details 2 x Right/left channel speaker - 18 Watt - 38 - 20000 Hz
Wireless speaker
2 - 50 Watt
1 - 50 Watt
AirPlay speaker
- 40 Watt - 50 - 20000 Hz
Portable Bluetooth speaker
Info unavailable
Built-in Devices Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Digital player charging dock
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wi-Fi
Wireless
Wired
Wired - AirPlay
Wireless - Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Wired
Speaker Type Active
Active
Active
Active
Active
Weight 5.5 lbs
13.7 lbs
5.7 lbs
2.9 lbs
18.5 lbs
Product Description B&W Zeppelin mini - Speaker system with Apple dock
B&W Zeppelin Air - Speaker system with Apple dock
B&W Z2
Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile speaker II - Wireless speaker
Bose SoundDock 10 Digital Music System Speaker system with Apple dock
Nominal (RMS) Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable 40 Watt
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Response Bandwidth 38 - 20000 Hz
36 - 42000 Hz
50 - 20000 Hz
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Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
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Product Type 2.1-channel Speaker system with Apple dock
Speaker system with Apple dock
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Speaker system with Apple dock
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