• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the right application.

    • Written by from Mequon

    I have a small office; for long work sessions, headphones are fatiguing. The MM-1's are currently sitting two feet from my ears, on either side of my laptop. The soundstage is magnificent. The detail is outstanding. Vocals and classic instrumentation will blow your mind.

    I listen to a significant amount of (well crafted) electronica as well; here is where you may expect too much. For their size, they produce outstanding warmth, presence, and natural bass. The bypass will adjust the sound to optimize for the speaker; you won't get distortion - but it will tone down lower frequencies significantly.

    That said, I am absolutely amazed at what has been packed into two *very* small packages. It's impressive, and I believe they are worth the price of admission.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best 2.0 speakers br far

    • Written by from White Lake

    I'm not sure where all the whining about low bass and white noise originates, has to be either defective speakers so go exchange them, or written by Bose and Klipsch employees. First, anybody expecting DEEP LOW BASS from 2.0 speakers needs to get realistic and go buy a 2.1 speaker system, and have fun with the extra wires. I have ZERO white, black, or blue noise emanating from mine, and I just gave up on the iHome USB powered speakers because of the high pitched whistle when plugged in. These speakers are fantastic and produce bass better than the Bose system in my '12 Nissan which wasn't as good as the Panasonic system in my '05 Honda. I have these hooked up to a mid-2010 iMac and when turned up 3/4 I can hear the music fine from my den to my kitchen in a ranch home. The bass is fairly deep although gets maybe a little boomy when the iTunes equalizer is up high on the 32 through 125 levels. For Mac speakers these are awesome, if you want symphony sound filling up a large room or entire house please invest in a true audio component system.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Speakers

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I'm very impressed with the quality and sound of these speakers. They have great range and plenty of power for a desktop speaker. They might not be big enough to carry an entire room but are perfect for my home office. I'd give them six stars if the price point was $400 but what the hey. You should buy these speakers and enjoy.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    B and W Best in World

    • Written by from ANCHORAGE

    These speakers sound so full and rich, amazingly accurate, just phenomenal. These are the best computer speakers that I have ever owned. I can say this with a lot of knowledge because I have had Bose speakers and other such as Polk Speakers for many years. B and W is the best of the best!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    INSANE sound... I'm speechless.

    • Written by from Staten Island

    These things are great. I recently purchased the new iMac and noticed the speakers weren't all that great. I needed something small and clean, also wanted something that would sound great. I stopped in at the Apple store and listened to the Bose systems there and wasn't all that pleased. They had these setup on a Macbook Air for demonstration and they sounded pretty nice. I figured let me try these and if they aren't all that I will return them.

    I cant believe how great these sound when I hooked them up at home. Theres no sub, less wires, no clutter and they look great with my setup. They sound amazing and I am so happy I bought them. I was concerned about the bass issues since there was no sub but once I played some of my own tunes I liked and it sounded awesome and I am extremely satisfied.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best sound quality in the Apple Store.

    • Written by from REDMOND

    I have extensively tested the MM-1 ($500), Focal XS 2.1 ($600), and Millenia CT ($700) speaker units over the past few days and found that the MM-1s delivered the most detailed and high quality sound out of the three speakers and I believe it's the best in the price range.

    In comparison, the other speakers almost sounded slightly muffled when switching over. The MM-1s are really a different listening experience and really great.

    The downside of the MM1-s is the lack of bass. It's still got great bass, especially if you have Boom, but it just doesn't compare to the groundshaking bass of a subwoofer since this is only a 2.0 unit.

    Despite that fact, the MM-1s still win over the other two speaker systems in my book. Especially since with a mac, using the Audio MIDI Setup you can add a subwoofer to the MM-1s ultimately making them the full package and better than the Focal and the Paradigm. I picked up a Corsair SP2500 subwoofer and use it with the MM1-s and am enjoying the best listening experience of my life with music, games, and movies.

    I highly recommend this unit.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Speaker look better than they sound

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    I got these for Christmas and was really disappointed.
    No depth, all this money and real tinny sound.
    I would NOT recommend these to anybody I know.

    7 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Chicago

    Best speakers i ever owned for the computer.. I bought my dad an A7 for Christmas and was blown away.. These are such a step up from Bose it is not even funny. I like not having the big woofer as well.. I wish I had there surround for my TV. maybe next year. Bowers and Wilkins is the new level of perfection for sound docks and speakers.. I love there range and how they don't get distorted like Bose. I like my music LOUD. I listen to jam bands, jazz, fusion. classic rock. and you hear much much more with these speakers than a Bose unit. I will NEVER buy Bose again. the Price is more than justified in these speakers as well as the A7

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    really glad i bought these speakers

    • Written by from LAKE FOREST

    excellent sound quality and they look good sitting beside my iMac.

    only minor complaint is sometimes the mac doesn't recognize they're connected as external usb speakers. have to unplug and replug a few times.

    would buy them again though.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best computer speakers

    • Written by from New Westminster

    I bought these a couple of years ago. I've auditioned big B&W speakers and found that they have a truly accurate sound. MM-1 speakers have the same sound profile. I suppose what's truly amazing about these little speakers is their bass response. I had a Klipsch 2.1 system before. They were great. However, the MM-1 system provides a fuller sound throughout the spectrum. They are perfect for a bedroom or den.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Waster Your Time Like I Did, Just Get These........

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I wasted years and money trying Bose, Klipsch, Audyssey, M-Audio, etc., ad naseum. Trying to find the perfect and compact sound for my extensive iTunes collection on my MacBook Pro. I hesitated for years on the B&W MM-1 due to the coin and required USB port connection. What a moron I was. These speakers are small, look and feel expensive and simply sound magnificent. Get them, don't waste your time like some people I know very well.

    73 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love them!!!

    • Written by from fairfax

    I just got mine couple of days ago and I can't stop listening to music. I was a little unsure about getting them, specially for the price tag, but after listening to my fav music I don't have any regrets!! the sound is just amazing -

    58 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing realistic sound

    • Written by from Petersburgh

    No out of phase (Bose type) sound... No booming bass... just clean sound. When I first began listening to the MM-1's hooked up to my new Retina MacBook Pro I couldn't decide whether I'd made a good choice. These speakers were so completely different than any I'd ever had connected to a computer. After a short time the pure sound began to sink in and I'm now hooked. They are great for almost every type of music and sound... and look good, too.

    65 of 66 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW! Much better than the Palo Alto Cubik's

    • Written by from MURRAY

    PRODUCT: Very nice packaging and great size. The design of the speakers are great, very clean and simple, yet modern. The Right Speaker has a very sleek brushed aluminum strip around the speaker which includes the Power Button, +/- Volume Buttons and in the rear, a headphone and 3.5mm Aux jack which is nice. The bottom of the right speaker is the inputs for power, USB and to the left speaker, I thought this was very smart to keep wires as clean as possible. The build quality is very nice, you'd expect so for $500. Includes a wireless remote control which is also nice. Overall, a very nice looking speaker and very nice construction.

    SOUND: WOW. They sound amazing. I played both lossless FLACs and compress MP3s and both sounded unreal. These speakers ability to reproduce instrument sounds from the Cello and Violin from a local group called "The Piano Guys" was simply amazing. The lows they were able to make from the Cello, blew my mind. These speakers are simply amazing to sum it up, but are they worth $500? Uhh… that's hard to say. I would suggest they are more worth $300-$400 tops. However these speakers are amazing and if you can afford them, you won't be disappointed unless you're use to perfect audiophile setups.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    B-W mm-1.

    • Written by from Bronx

    I use my computer all day, and good sounding music is a must. The internal speaker's
    in my Mac book pro doesn't play loud enough, checked the Apple store an came upon
    the mm-1, I read all the reviews and took a chance even with the high price tag, I
    received the speakers yesterday set them up, very easy and started to listen the sound is amazing,imaging the voices seem to come from the middle of the computer"s screen. If you can swing $499 buy it!

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from wichita

    I am a lover of classical music and photography. To suggest that I spend $500 on speakers for a computer is insane! So, now I am insane, amazed beyond belief and very thankful for the experiences from Bowers & Wilkins. I live in an apartment and hate using headphones. Now i can experience the depths of music with my photos and spend hours away from the chaos of the world in the joy of sight and sound. Thank you!

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from DALLAS

    These speakers are nothing short of spectacular. My expectations were very high given the price point, and they were not met but exceeded. Unbelievable crystal clear highs and mid notes and shocking bass from such small speakers. These are definitely the best desk-top speakers I've heard. I spend a great deal of time working at home, and these speakers have enriched my experience for sure.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth their weight in gold!

    • Written by from Shuniah

    I've been wanting to get really decent computer speakers for quite some time. They always seem to get trumped by another purchase or upgrade. Well let me just say I finally broke down and ordered myself a pair of these speakers. All I can say is OMG! If you're like me and listen to most of your music while sitting at your computer, these are a must have. Trust me, the other stuff can wait. Due to space limitations I wanted the best 2.0 setup I could get. I think I got all I wanted with these. Simply outstanding sound from such a small package.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Whole New World

    • Written by from Asheboro

    Argued with myself for months, took the plunge and ....

    Bass - Good, not great, but comparable to Bose 20's

    Highs - WOW ++++

    Where they shine is midrange and upper midrange, they have the clarity of some of my best Dennon Earphones. (alright, maybe better)

    Overall they are a class act and make me want to "rehear" and "relive" some music as I do not recall hearing a lot of what these bring out.

    Compare to Beolit 12 that is more expensive, bass - not as good, but more polished sound at lower midrange, the rest...midrange and up leaves it in the dust for clarity and precision.

    Most important, would I repeat the purchase, absolutely!

    Midrange sound on up they can go head to head with my POLK $2,000 system.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well Worth the Money

    • Written by from URBANDALE

    Yes, these are expensive compared to the competition. But these speakers will most certainly please if you enjoy great stereo sound without a lot of coloration. They also do a good job on movie soundtracks for movie watching on your computer. If your looking for great booming bass, or artificial 3D sound you will be disappointed in theses speakers.

    These are near field speakers, meaning they sound best when you are sitting within 3 or four feet in front of them. The soundstage they produce is the best I've heard for desktop speakers.

    Can they fill a bedroom or smallish living room with decent sound? Well yes they can.
    But the MM-1's aren't going to give you party level amplification.

    As they say use the right tool for the job. As a desktop speaker the MM-1's deserve a high rating.

    My only complaint is that the speakers do not go into standby mode when my mid 2010 27" iMac sleeps. The latest greatest firmware update for the speakers did not fix that issue.

    Finally, the handsome remote feels and looks great but the control buttons are smallish.

    32 of 34 people found this useful