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.
Plus, you can stream audio directly from your Mac via USB, with your MM-1 speakers acting as 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, 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
470 of 512 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 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 make 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
437 of 468 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 These speakers are perfect for an uncluttered desktop. The soundstage is vast and well-defined with clear highs, clean mids, and reasonably 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
298 of 324 people found this useful
I just want to first start off that I don't usually write reviews and have no real knowledge about stereo system. However, even fo I just want to first start off that I don't usually write reviews and have no real knowledge about stereo system. However, even for an amateur person like me, I can tell that this stereo is just incredible. In all honesty, I was very doubtful that I could really tell a difference between a speaker enhanced iMac and non speaker iMac. Boy, was I wrong! I cannot believe that I waited this long to purchase this product. The thing that makes this even more unbelievable is that the design is simple and elegant. It looks really good with your apple products. I cannot recommend this enough. Set up takes couple of minute and you are ready to go. …
- Written by John P from Los Angeles
Speakers fantastic / Remote ridiculous
On the speakers alone, I would definitely have given this 5 stars, but the idiotically-designed Remote ruins that top rating. What On the speakers alone, I would definitely have given this 5 stars, but the idiotically-designed Remote ruins that top rating. What possessed someone at B&W to come up with so stupid a design? It never stays flat on your desk but rather rolls around at the slightest touch... so much so that you have to carefully check it out visually to figure out which end is Up so as to know where a specific control is. Dumb and completely counter-intuitive. Clearly, they make no attempt to buy into the whole Apple ethos of design. I wrote them about this. They have no alternative and didn't seem interested in ever developing one. In their minds, it's just fine the way it is. I will definitely keep the speakers because of the excellent sound, but that remote drives me crazy every time I use it. …
- Written by David C W from Long Beach
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Exceptional Quality in a Brilliant Design
I've owned these speakers for around four months now and have enjoyed every ounce of sonic goodness emanating from their compact m I've owned these speakers for around four months now and have enjoyed every ounce of sonic goodness emanating from their compact minimalist design. Said design is timeless, and I've had many comments about the looks of them next to my iMac. The most impressive part of these speakers is the differentiation between the highs and bass; they have excellent fidelity and yet the bass is quite good for a 2.0 setup. It's not over-the-top bass like I find with several Bose units, and the highs do not reach the "tinny" level. At the same time, they have great depth and if you close your eyes, you can place where each instrument is on the stage in front of you. Unlike some reviews, mine have no hissing present during soft parts of songs.
A few notes for those who do not own these: there is a blue light when they are turned on and a red one when turned off; they do not turn on automatically when the computer turns on; and when turned off, your computer simply roots sound through its built-in speakers. The only cons I can think of are that the right speaker does get rather warm on the top after moderate use, and the remote is not the greatest. Very minor complaints, and for good reason: these speakers are spectacular. …
- Written by Nancy R from Pickering
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
How do these speakers compare to the Focal XS Satellite Speakers and Subwoofer? Which should I buy to use with both my iMac or my MacBook Pro? Thanks
- Asked by Ian B from Wedmore
- Mar 19, 2010
The Focal XS 2.1 speakers offer considerably more bass response for a hundred dollars more. They al The Focal XS 2.1 speakers offer considerably more bass response for a hundred dollars more. They also have a built-in dock for quick charging or listening to your iPod library. They are, however, not as sonically nor acoustically clear as the MM-1s. Though they cannot achieve uncomfortable levels, the Focals are much, much more powerful due much to their massive subwoofer. If your main intentions are acoustic or jazz soundscapes in a tiny room, the MM-1s are desirable. If you plan on watching movies as well as music and want some major punch to your computer entertainment center, the Focals are better because their satellite speakers are still pretty slim on the desk. …
- Answered by Jeffrey S from Indianapolis
- Mar 24, 2010
Given the lack of a subwoofer, how well-suited would these be for the odd movie?
- Asked by Mitch D from Montreal
- Dec 18, 2012
How do the MM-1 Speakers stack up against the Bose Companion 5? Is it even a comparison??
- Asked by Robert I from Farmers Branch
- May 2, 2010
Thank you for the detailed differences between the two company apporaches.
I went ahead and purc Thank you for the detailed differences between the two company apporaches.
I went ahead and purchased the B&W MM-1's a few months ago, re-ripped half of my iTunes library in lossless and I have to say that the speakers are similpy amazing.
It allows you to appreciate your music in a whole new way, a way that gives you goose bumps when you listen to your favorite song or CD. The speakers let you listen to music the way music was supposed to be listened to.
They will only get better with time. You will be blown away. …
- Answered by Sam I from Farmers Branch
- Jan 5, 2011
1. How big does this speaker's AC adapter? I couldn't find any photo on Internet. 2. How long the cable between L&R?
- Asked by 好宣 尾 from 江戸川区
- Mar 23, 2010
Normal size 2 prong plug. A wire leads from plug to a voltage converter box that is of typical size Normal size 2 prong plug. A wire leads from plug to a voltage converter box that is of typical size as one for a laptop computer- about 5 inches long. Another wire leads from theconverter box to the right loudspeaker.
Length of wire between Left and right speaker I would guess is at least 4 feet. I only use about 2 feet to straddle my 15" Macbook Pro. Unused wire coils up below left speaker. …
- Answered by Murray B from Potomac
- Mar 30, 2010
Do these MM-1 speakers work with the MacBook Pro?
- 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 These speakers work beautifully with the MacBook Pro. I am a recently retired teacher, and I used those 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
Do these MM-1 speakers work with the Mac Pro?
- 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 They most certainly do work with a Mac Pro. I have had these speakers for over a year, and the sound 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