The Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Speakers bring true hi-fi quality sound to your desktop, giving your Mac the audio enhancement it deserves. The MM-1 have two drivers, one dedicated to bass and midrange frequencies and another for the treble, so they deliver accurate sound just like full-size speakers.
Full remote control for MM-1 and iTunes
The beautifully designed infrared remote controls the basic functions of the MM-1 and iTunes, so you can play and pause, and skip tracks forward or back from almost anywhere in the room.
Great highs and rich bass
The MM-1 tweeters incorporate a tube-loaded design which dampens resonance and produces purer high frequency sounds. By adjusting the sound balance depending on the signal, these speakers keep bass effects powerful and music sounding rich and detailed, no matter how loud you play it.
Enhanced sound from headphones and Mac
Thanks to its high-quality headphone output, when you plug your headphones directly into the speakers, the audio from your Mac is enhanced by high quality DACs.
Plus, you can stream audio directly from your Mac via USB, with your MM-1 speakers acting like an external sound card to give you the best possible audio quality.
- Superb compact desktop speakers with big sound
- Nautilus drive unit technology for accurate sound
- DSP tuning keeps bass effects powerful
- Rich, detailed music no matter how loud you play it
- USB connection to your Mac
- Improve the audio quality
- High quality headphone output using studio grade DACs
- Enhanced sound for Mac headphone output
- Full remote control for iTunes
- Cloth grill and aluminum top plate to complement your Mac
- Aux line-in for use with iPod or iPhone
Did you notice?You can stream audio directly from your Mac via USB, with your MM-1 speakers acting like an external sound card, to give you the best possible audio quality.
Apple Recommends ForGreat sound from your Mac and iTunes with full remote control, giving your Mac the audio enhancement it deserves.
What's in the Box?
- Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 speakers
- Remote control
- Power supply
- USB cable
- 3.5mm stereo jack AUX cable
- Frequency Response : -6dB at 38Hz and 22kHz
- Connections : USB,Headphone port
- Power : 100V - 240V ac 50/60Hz on external power supply, 16V DC on product
- Height : 6.7 in./170 mm
- Width : 3.9 in./100 mm
- Depth : 3.9 in./100 mm
- Weight : 1.87 lb./0.85 kg per speaker
- UPC or EAN No. : 714346310616
- Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty : Two-year warranty
Ratings & Reviews
Let me start by saying I've been looking for a speaker to go with my iPod for a long time. I read good things about the Zeppelin, the Mini, Yamaha, Klipsch, and Bose. To be fair, I didn't bring any of them home because they just didn't sound that good in the store. And the other thing was that I didn't want a "dock" type system that displayed my iPod. I wanted something that I could either connect to another source or at least hide the iPod. So when I read about this coming, I was interested.
I turned them on with my iPhone 3GS after getting them home. I sat them about 2.5 feet apart just on either side of my laptop on the counter.
I'm SHOCKED at the imaging of these things. If I close my eyes (heck, even with my eyes open) I SWEAR the lead singer's voice is dead center in the middle of my screen as I type this and you can tell exactly where each instrument is. The overall sound quality is excellent. Some very acceptable bass output as well for a computer speaker without an extra bass module. It's a very big sound for two speakers not much bigger than a large mug.
Obviously, the big sonic advantage for these speakers is the ability to separate them for better imaging. And they sure do deliver on that. These are perfect for listening to music from your Mac or iPod. It's not a dock, it doesn't charge your iPod, it doesn't display your iPod. And it's not cheap. This is a very high quality pair of stereo speakers for your Mac or iPod. They do what they do very well. …
- Written by DAVID J from Summerfield
456 of 496 people found this useful
Best Computer Speakers Period!!
I had been using the Companion 5's for two years before the MM-1's. I never thought I would find a computer speaker that would ma ke my $400 Bose speakers pale in comparison.
- The soundstage produced is amazing. It was like the 2D sound created by the Bose suddenly became 3D on the MM-1's.
- Because it lacks a subwoofer, the bass is not as powerful as the Companion 5's. This is not to say that it lacks bass. I found the overall sound much more balanced and detailed. It made the Bose sound like the heavy bass was just covering up the inadequate mids and highs.
- The speakers really shine at higher volumes with more pronounced bass.
- Gorgeous design and impressive build quality. Much thought was put into the design like the cable management system on the bottom of the speakers.
I also want to compare these speakers to the Zeppelin Mini. I had been using the Mini as a computer speaker for five months and found it to be quite good. However, I felt that it lacked bass, even though it produced mids and highs much better than the Bose. It made me skeptical with the MM-1’s bass, but I have found it much better than the Mini’s.
At $500, I was not going to settle for a speaker that was just "amazing for its size." They had to be freaking good, period. These are also the best computer speakers I've ever heard and purchased. I recommend spending the extra $100 over the Companion 5's and do your music justice with the MM-1's. …
- Written by Jonathan Y from Los Angeles
423 of 454 people found this useful
These speakers are perfect for an uncluttered desktop. The soundstage is vast and well-defined with clear highs, clean mids, and r easonably good bass response (spectacular at this size). Definitely the best sounding (and possibly best looking) computer speakers I've owned -- they sound like quality bookshelf monitors but much smaller. Excellent build quality!
Here are some things you may not know from the pictures: Expect three black cables into the right speaker (connection to the left speaker, power, and the usb cable). The top of the right speaker stays warm while in use (I assume that this is where the amp is). Blue/red LED to signify on/off. Nicely understated power button and volume control on the right speaker, which can also be controlled by the included remote (or via your computer). Quality rubber 'feet' keep these speakers solidly in place and isolated off your surface. Range of the remote is about 15 feet -- but it must have line-of-sight to the right speaker. Why not RF? That's my only (very minor) gripe.
Highly recommend the MM-1! You won't be disappointed! …
- Written by TAE S from LAS VEGAS
284 of 308 people found this useful
Speakers for people who love to listen to music
I have had these speakers for over one year. I also have Bowers and Wilkins floor-speakers for my audio stereo set-up. Those speak ers are about 15 years old and they are no match to the MM-1. I even prefer the sound of the MM-1 for the living room compared to the large standing floor speakers.
I listen to a wide range of music, from classical to alternative rock and the quality (clarity and a perfect distinction between sounds) is more important than volume. I think the bass is amazing for such a small package. I like to playback the music like it is recorded. I would not turn up bass or treble on any stereo.
For those who want loads of bass, this is not for you, for those who listen to music all day, this is the stuff you want, perfect stereo set-up around your work-place.
Some reviews mentioned white-noice, I have none of that. Even though they are plugged in through an additional USB ports-cable. …
- Written by Robbert V from Veldhoven
1 of 1 people found this useful
Fantastic sound & style
I bought these to replace some Logitec 2.1 speakers that sounded OK but were bulky and had too many cables. These things sound mu ch larger than they are and their sound is much more accurate than the logitec or my computer's built-in speakers. I imagine this is because they have a better DAC built-in. Also the nice thing about them being USB is they will turn off with the computer - though they do not auto-power on.
Would highly recommend these. …
- Written by Justin S from Winston Salem
7 of 9 people found this useful
I got these speakers for Christmas. If you are using your speakers for listening to music I don't think the B&W MM-1's can be bea ten for their price and size. The audio quality is amazingly clear. It really does make music sound better. …
- Written by Jason P from Coos Bay
5 of 7 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Bruce S from Emo
- May 2, 2013
These speakers work beautifully with the MacBook Pro. I am a recently retired teacher, and I used t hose speakers in the classroom for educational dvds, and to show movies right before the Christmas holiday. It really provided theater-quality sound, and the kids loved it! …
- Answered by Marlene S. J from Grants
- May 4, 2013
- Asked by Mitch D from Montreal
- Dec 18, 2012
- Asked by Ronald P from New York
- Mar 20, 2012
They most certainly do work with a Mac Pro. I have had these speakers for over a year, and the soun d experience has been great! I also use them with my kitchen TV--it is like having a theater in your kitchen. I also play my iPod off them. …
- Answered by Marlene S. J from Grants
- Mar 25, 2012
Are they better than the companion 20's for medium audio quality, are they worth the price difference?
- Asked by Jose H R Murta M from Belo Horizonte
- Dec 31, 2012
- Asked by Jose H R Murta M from Belo Horizonte
- Dec 31, 2012
Are the MM-1 compatible with a tabletop internet radio that has a 3.5mm headphone jack but no sound card like a computer does?
- Asked by Thomas T from Farmington
- Jan 18, 2013
The MM-1 has a 3.5mm mini jack input so should be no problem connecting from the headphone jack of y our radio. …
- Answered by Christian W
- Feb 20, 2013