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
- 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
467 of 508 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
433 of 464 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
296 of 321 people found this useful
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
In one word WOW !!!
I have been using the Focal Pro CMS 50 speakers with the Focal sub on my iMac 27" for several years.
Few days ago my focal system I have been using the Focal Pro CMS 50 speakers with the Focal sub on my iMac 27" for several years.
Few days ago my focal system stopped working, so till I can send them for repair I decided to buy a smaller speaker system.
I read the reviews on the Apple Store sight and base on that I bought the MM-1 at the Apple store.
Connection was a fast and straight forward and took all of 10 minutes.
After listening to many kinds of music for several hours, all I can say is a big WOW.
The base on the Focal is much better because I was using the Focal Sub.
As for the rest, the sound of the MM-1 in the mid and high range is AS GOOD AS THE FOCAL and on many tracks it is even better then the Focal. I am really SHOCKED. The price difference between the two systems is about CS 3000.
I recommend this system all heartily. …
- Written by David G from Thornhill
1 of 1 people found this useful
It's hard to describe how amazing is this product.
It simply changed the way I listen to music.
The sound is deep, clear, powe It's hard to describe how amazing is this product.
It simply changed the way I listen to music.
The sound is deep, clear, powerful and delightful.
I recommend this to exigent listeners. This is a high end product.
Worth every cent. It's very easy to install, plug n play.
Congratulations Bowers & Wilkins. …
- Written by Rafael Chaves G from Belo Horizonte
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
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
I am a 36 year professional in audio mastering, to qualify myself, and I think I can give you some i I am a 36 year professional in audio mastering, to qualify myself, and I think I can give you some insight on Bose vs. B&W. Let me qualify this by saying I haven't heard either of these speakers, but I'm sure you'll find this to be true as we're talking about the general philosophies of the two companies.
Since the original Bose speakers were introduced, Dr. Bose has striven to create the illusion that sound is coming from everywhere, and you can't pinpoint where the speakers are actually located.
B&W uses the more standard approach of endeavoring to create as accurate a soundstage as possible, with as little phase distortion as possible.
So this is what you would hear - with the Bose, the sound field is very broad, spread across the speakers and even outside the speakers themselves, but nothing in the music has a real defined placement. With the B&W, you'll get a very tight center image - the vocals, kick, snare, bass guitar etc. (on modern mixes) will appear to be coming from directly in front of you, and the other instruments will be spread across the soundstage between, but not outside of, the speakers.
So what is best? That's up to your own taste. The B&W approach is by far the most accurate, and would be the hands-down preference of true audiophiles, because the tricks Dr. Bose uses to get his sound involves things being out-of-phase, and that is not accurate. But if you like a larger-than-life, ethereal kind of sound, then that's right for you.
Also note that you have the sound-enhance feature on iTunes, so if you want the illusion that sound is coming from outside the speaker placement, you can do that with the B&W's. I wouldn't, but many do.
Again, I haven't heard either of these speakers, but I would be surprised if this is not the case. …
- Answered by George G from Dallas
- Dec 29, 2010
Comparison to Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 4. What do you think?
- Asked by Justin E from Southlake
- Mar 26, 2010
When it comes to sound, I don't really trust B&O. I heard both - the MM-1 and the BeoLab 4. The BeoL When it comes to sound, I don't really trust B&O. I heard both - the MM-1 and the BeoLab 4. The BeoLab have more bass and sounded a little bit more detailed in the lower tones, but the peeper of the MM-1's simply better, which makes - for me - a nicer and more personal sound. It comes down to your preferences, but they at least aren't worth more money than the MM-1. …
- Answered by Hannes B
- Sep 17, 2011
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
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