The Zeppelin Wireless delivered very well-balanced perfomances with classical music as well, delivering the dynamic nuances of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, as performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, directed by Sir Colin Davis, and recorded in 2002. I listened to Cara Dillon’s performance of the Irish folk song “Moorlough Mary,” from her album A Thousand Hearts, to see how the speaker would handle vocals and acoustic guitar. I wasn’t disappointed. Dillon’s voice was rendered with extreme clarity, and the guitars came across suitably crisp and bright.
Should you buy one?
$700 is a lot of dough to drop on a speaker, especially since we haven’t been able to review the just-about-to-ship $500 Sonos Play:5. But if you’re an avid Apple/AirPlay household and can swing the budget, you won’t be disappointed with the latest effort from Bowers & Wilkins. It sounds as gorgeous as it looks.
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