Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Speakers

  • $499.95
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  • 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

  • 4.5 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Very impressive

      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, an 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

      502 of 548 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very impressive

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      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 make my $400 Bose speakers pale 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 Jonathan Y from Los Angeles

      473 of 508 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best Computer Speakers Period!!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Magnificent!

      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 ( 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

      323 of 352 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Magnificent!

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Sound. Buttons very hard to use.

      I adore the sound and the fact I can branch these high quality speakers through minijack, which I always want and need. One thing that I find difficult is the I adore the sound and the fact I can branch these high quality speakers through minijack, which I always want and need. One thing that I find difficult is the buttons. They are inconveniently placed (a front position would be better, imho). I can't turn the speaker on or change the volume unless I use two hands (one to brace the speaker the other to push button.) I also had to use two pieces of electrical tape to cover the light on the front completely it's so bright. (I dislike lights.) Just because of the button non-reponsiveness and placement, I would not advise the product for children, anyone disabled, older people, or people with hand problems. I love the sound, just hate the buttons, esp. at this price. Not accessible at all.

      • Written by Kathryn D from Lyon

      Is this review useful?Excellent Sound. Buttons very hard to use.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      A full sound in a small enclosure

      These were delivered today and I wanted to test them with both vocals and stringed instruments. So firstly, I listened to Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté's al These were delivered today and I wanted to test them with both vocals and stringed instruments. So firstly, I listened to Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté's album 'Ali and Toumani'. If you don't know these Malian musicians, Diabaté is probably the world's greatest Kora player and his plucking really shines through on these speakers. The overall sound is warm, yet all the string instruments are clear and well defined. Creates a great stage. I was very impressed. For vocals, I next played Lana Del Rey's album, 'Ultraviolence'. This singer has a breathy style to some of her vocals with full orchestration on some tracks, and oh boy, does her voice come alive through these little gems. On some tracks you can even hear her breathing control. Truly an amazing pair of speakers for a modest price. Highly recommended.

      • Written by Charles F from Brooklyn

      Is this review useful?A full sound in a small enclosure

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding

      These MM-1s are cut from the 'same cloth' as their 800-series 'big brothers' .. The MM-1s are detailed, crisp, perfectly tonally balanced & portray a satisfying These MM-1s are cut from the 'same cloth' as their 800-series 'big brothers' .. The MM-1s are detailed, crisp, perfectly tonally balanced & portray a satisfying bass-to-treble response .. they do get better with approx. 100 hrs of burning-in & am speaking this being a B&W 801 & 802 owner for 24 yrs. Respect the MM-1s for what they are & they'll pay you back 'many folds' with utter clean, quality performance time-&-time again !! Bravo Bowers & Wilkins !! Highly recommended (if you're genuinely interested in top-notch music performance). A small word of caution - although they do their own processing, playing thru Apple macbook pro or Apple products is indeed beneficial.

      • Written by Arup G from Kolkata

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Outstanding

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