Not worth $200, the B&W MM-1's SIGNIFICANTLY Better.
Written by Orlando E from MURRAY
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I wanted to try out the Palo Alto Cubik Hi-Fi Speakers and the Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Hi-Fi Speakers, so I bought both and tested them both. Here is my thoughts in a short review on both.
1. Palo Alto Cubik Hi-fi Speakers
PRODUCT: Very nice packaging and great size. The design of the speakers are great, very sleek, edgy and different. I was hoping they would sound as good as they looked. Absolutely no extra inputs or jacks of any sort for headphones and such. The top of the right speaker has a Bass High/Low button, mute button, and +/- volume buttons. The rear of the right speaker has the input for the left speaker, power input and USB input. The stands actually have to be attached, they aren't permanently connect to the speaker. The built was very plastic build for $200 Hi-Fi Speakers I thought.
SOUND: Well, they definitely sound much worse than they look. Regardless of the file type played, which included lossless FLACs and compressed MP3s. They don't have a very full sound at all compared to the B&W MM-1's. They also distort significantly with the Bass on high and still even distort with the bass on low with any songs with decent bass. I was so disappointed in these speakers, I returned them. They are worth $99 or less with easy. They sounded decent at low to mid volumes, but anything moderately over mid to high, the audio suffered from a lot of distortion.