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 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
484 of 528 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
451 of 484 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
307 of 334 people found this useful
Simply Amazing !!!!!!!
- Written by Marc F from Margate
MM-1 vs Sound Sticks
I've had the HK Soundsticks for many years while using them daily. Last year I purchased the MM-1s and suffice to say, I realized I've had the HK Soundsticks for many years while using them daily. Last year I purchased the MM-1s and suffice to say, I realized that I stopped using the speakers after about a month because the overall sound quality isn't that impressive when compared to the prior generation Soundsticks. They simply sit on my desk and I use the iMac speakers. I'm not even an an audiophile but I am not impressed with the sound from these at any price. Maybe I have a defective pair, but it's been too long to exchange them out. Needless to say, for $170.00 Soundsticks vs 500.00 MM-1 there is no comparison to me. …
- Written by George M from Las Vegas
Made me appreciate my music in a new way. New life long B&W customer.
Music is a big part of my life, yet despite this for years I listened on sub-standard equipment. I just didn't worry that I might Music is a big part of my life, yet despite this for years I listened on sub-standard equipment. I just didn't worry that I might be missing out on something else -- the hooks, melodies, and lyrics were enough to keep me interested. I was given a pair of klipsch headphones as a gift a few years back and only then realized that I might actually be missing out on something and perhaps should get some external speakers for my laptop/monitor setup. After reading several reviews and heading over to the Apple store to listen to the MM1's, I decided to buy a pair. Well, I was hooked. The sound was and still is phenomenal. I work from home and sometimes play music in the background and occasionally have to stop and marvel at the depth, breadth, and quality of the sound that these speakers generate. Now, mind you, these are near field speakers and function best when used that way -- within a few feet from the listener. Despite this, they're also great if I want to sit back on the couch and watch a movie on my monitor from a reasonable distance (about 8-12 feet). I was so happy with these that I've since abandoned my klipsch for a pair of C5's as well as a pair of P5's and now recommend B&W to any of my friends who ask. …
- Written by Kevin G from New York
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
What speakers actually sound better & have more bass? The Zeppelin Air or MM-1?
- Asked by Rowell D
- Oct 3, 2011
Before I start I will qualify myself by saying I own both the Zeppelin Air and the MM-1.
The term Before I start I will qualify myself by saying I own both the Zeppelin Air and the MM-1.
The terms 'better' and 'more bass' are very ambiguous. I would say that more bass is not always better :)
My MM-1 are the main speakers for my computer. I run them through USB to take advantage of the highest possible sound quality, and the source files are loss-less from iTunes. I do not run any sound modification as I am very happy with the pre-sets. I use them on a daily basis, and sit at a distance of about 3-4 feet from my screen. At this distance the MM-1 offers the best sound I have ever heard, surpassing my old Logitech 5500's by a long shot. The bass is deep and rich, and the music all sounds amazing.
At a distance they do lose some of the magic, but for anything where I will be at such distance or in another room I choose the Zeppelin Air. The Zeppelin Air can also project to a great length and fill a room much better than the MM-1 which can get drowned out in a room of people. Being that it is AirPlay compatible I simply stream music strait from my iPhone. Again on the Zeppelin Air the bass is deep and rich, and the music sounds amazing.
So in short, the MM-1 are best for stationary use when you are close, and the Zeppelin Air is best for distance or projection use. …
- Answered by Colton D from Thornhill
- Jul 18, 2012
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 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