Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Speakers

$499.95

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 131 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    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.

  • Highlights

    • 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 For

    Great 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
  • Tech Specs

    • 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
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • UPC or EAN No.: 714346310616

    Warranty

    • 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

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
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  • Very impressive

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Summerfield

    493 of 538 people found this useful

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  • Best Computer Speakers Period!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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.

    Initial Impressions:
    - 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 from Los Angeles

    466 of 500 people found this useful

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  • Magnificent!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from LAS VEGAS

    319 of 347 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Magnificent!
  • I've been a B & W fan for 30 years!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    No one makes a better high end product like B & W does. I have 7 speakers built in my walls and they blow everyone away. Also, i No one makes a better high end product like B & W does. I have 7 speakers built in my walls and they blow everyone away. Also, in our lake cabin I purchased the same speakers but freestanding. I also have a M-series setup in a less used room. My point is I've turned the speaker industry upside down every time I want to upgrade by reading and then listening to various lines of speakers. I could have spent a fortune setting my office up as if it was my main video/audiophile room. The sky is the limit with these high end systems. These two speakers do exactly what I want, superior clarity, full sound as you can get from this footprint & as simple to use as to setup. You can never go wrong with B & W! Incidentally, I gave my Bose away as soon as I could afford B & W. Night & day.

    • Written by from west chicago
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  • Very Happy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing !!!!!!!

    • Written by from Margate
    Was this useful? Very Happy
  • MM-1 vs Sound Sticks

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Las Vegas

    0 of 1 people found this useful

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