With Christmas rapidly approaching, I’m going to kick off a sequence of featured items that would be suitable as gifts to others. Others who may not be Hi-Fi nuts like us, yet would still appreciate something that sounds decent.
First up is this B&W Zeppelin, iPod dock and sound system. This hails back to the days of big boom boxes and ghetto blasters, but brought back up to date. Featuring top quality B&W speakers, 2 tweeters, 2 mid and 1 bass driver; iPod doc; useful inputs, 3.5mm analogue jack, optical and USB; video output; all in a neat package that would fit in well on any sideboard. Use it for some tunes in the kitchen/dining room, some extra oomph for watching TV, background music in the office or simply chucked in the bag to take to the holiday cottage/chalet.
A newer version with built in Apple Airplay has just been released, priced at £499. This example doesn’t have Airplay, but still looks set to be a bargain.