Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air comparison

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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air
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Bose SoundDock 10

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

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth mobile speaker II (nylon)
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Klipsch Gallery G-17

Klipsch Gallery G-17
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Fluance FiSDK500

Fluance FiSDK500
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Price $499 to $699 at 4 stores $599 at 1 store $269 to $269 at 3 stores $189 at 1 store $199 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 12 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 4.0 stars out of 10 reviews 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date March 03, 2011 October 01, 2009 September 13, 2012 September 02, 2011 December 08, 2011
The Bottom Line 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. 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. 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 packs an impressive punch in terms of sound performance and feature set, the G-17 is more expensive than an iPad and doesn't seem worth its $550 price tag. You'd be hard-pressed to find an iPhone/iPod speaker-dock system that performs as well as Fluance FiSDK500 for $200.

Basic specs

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System Components 1 x Speaker
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 x Speaker
1 x Speaker
Audio System Max Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 20 Watt
Audio Amplifier Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
MP3 Player Compatibility Info unavailable 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
Laptops
Bluetooth devices
Android devices
Apple devices
iPhone
iPad
iPod
iPhone
iPod
iPod nano
Nominal Output Power (Total) 150 Watt
Info unavailable Info unavailable 60 Watt
Info unavailable
Color Black
Info unavailable Black
High-gloss black
Black
Dimensions (WxDxH) 25.2 in x 8.2 in x 6.8 in
17 in x 9.6 in x 8.7 in
9.6 in x 1.9 in x 5.1 in
16.9 in x 3.5 in x 6 in
20.1 in x 7.1 in x 5.8 in
Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Speaker battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Remote Control Remote control
Remote control - Infrared
Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control - Infrared
Speaker System Details Wireless speaker
2 - 50 Watt
1 - 50 Watt
Info unavailable Portable Bluetooth speaker
AirPlay speaker
2 - 30 Watt - 57 - 23000 Hz
2
Built-in Devices Info unavailable Digital player charging dock
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Connectivity Technology Wi-Fi
Wireless
Wired
Wired
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
AirPlay
Wireless - Wi-Fi
Wired
Wired
Speaker Type Active
Active
Active
Active
2-way - Active
Weight 13.7 lbs
18.5 lbs
2.9 lbs
7.5 lbs
13.4 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2 years warranty
Product Description B&W Zeppelin Air - Speaker system with Apple dock
Bose SoundDock 10 Digital Music System Speaker system with Apple dock
Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile speaker II - Wireless speaker
Wireless speaker
Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air AirPlay
Speaker system with digital player dock
Fluance FiSDK500
Response Bandwidth 36 - 42000 Hz
Info unavailable Info unavailable 57 - 23000 Hz
40 - 20000 Hz
Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Info unavailable AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product Type Speaker system with Apple dock
Speaker system with Apple dock
Wireless speaker
Wireless speaker
Speaker system with digital player dock
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