Anyone got a Zeppelin air-play thingy, or sim'lar?
Have a look at a pair of Audioengine active speakers paired with an Apple Airport Express. Just plug the speakers into the Airport and control via iPhone/iPod Touch/etc. I have the Audioengine A2s (bigger sizes are available) and (i know this sounds like a cliché but) they really do sound like hi-fi. A lot cheaper than the Zeppelin/s. I’ve borrowed a Zeppelin and it was OK, just OK.Posted 5 years ago
Arcam do one as well called the rCube, think that’s getting better reviews than the Zep.
Portable too – you use it as a dock, or plug the rWand dongle into your iProduct. Not Airplay mind, but means you can buy a USB dongle too and play music from PC. And it’ll handle multiroom if wallets are deeper in the future.Posted 5 years agorondo101Member
We bought a Zeppelin a couple of years ago. The guy in the audio shop was full of praise for the Zep & rCube, but recommended that we wait for stock of the rCube (long story, but it wasn’t possible). It’s the none-airplay B&W, so can’t comment on streaming ability, but sound quality is pretty darn good.
However, if you’re after something really portable there’s a chap in Bristol who’s building these: http://www.minirig.co.uk
£90 each, can be daisy-chained for stereo & he’s working on a sub. Small but very, very loud with excellent sound quality (built-in volume limiter to stop clipping). 50hrs playback on a single charge. The creator has a background of building speaker stacks for the bristol sound systems so he knows his stuff. I’ll be getting one to play music through my laptop at home & trips away.Posted 5 years agoDrJMember
I am looking to get a speaker gadget thingy to use with my iPod in my flat. I am too lazy to get off my bum to change the tracks so I want to use air play to stream from the iPod in my pocket. I would also like to be able to easily move it from room to room.
The candidates are so far:
B&O Beolit 12
The Zeppelin seems to have better sound, but is not very portable, and there are reports of problems with streaming.
The B&O is very beautiful and also portable but maybe the sound is not as good.
Any comments, or other ideas?Posted 5 years ago
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