• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, Not Bad, Great Looking, a Couple of Quirks...

    1. Absence of BASS !!! Not quite enough for me.. not alone on this!

    2. Sound good when sitting, idle, right at center, in front of my iMac 27.

    As I type this... I am sitting in front of a set of speakers that currently have about 700 near perfect 5 star review rating... ant hey cost me $362 LESS than these... Klipsch 'Pro 2.1" Do Yourself a favor... Seriously!!!

    42 of 62 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    MM-1 are good but not great

    I am a big fan of B&W products owning the MT-30 cinema system, the Zeppelin and the P5 headphones so it was an easy decision to get the MM-1s to accompany my 27" iMac.

    The aesthetics sat next to the iMac are simply great and with no extra subwoofer they are a neat and tidy solution for that minimalist look. Now onto how they sound. They sound good - the highs in particular are very taut but they seem to be lacking to my ears in terms of overall fullness of the sound they produce.

    On my PC rig I have their direct competitors the Bose Companion 5 - it is an easy choice for me if I wish to listen to some music or watch a movie I use the Bose.

    Not that I am a Bose fan they just simply sound better with a much warmer sound on vocals and better stereo separation.

    I don't regret the MM-1s they are good - but for the money there is better.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    nice, but not enough

    Fantastic sound
    Nice remote
    Perfect for the cubicle sized room or a dorm

    Not powerful enough for a midsize room in a home

    17 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    I've had these speakers for about 2 weeks now and have run them in well.

    I purchased them based on my experience with B&W loudspeakers I do and have owned in the past, and the reviews here and other web resources. I currently have B&W 803S loudspeakers in my home sound system. I'm quite willing to pay for quality.

    I also had a Lexus with a Nakamichi system and the Toyota I currently own has the JBL system.

    I replaced 12 year-old Monsoons with these MM-1 speakers.

    I have to say I am quite disappointed with the MM-1. The mid-to-high sound is excellent. But regarding the mid-to-low sound I am very disappointed.

    I wasn't expecting bass on the level of any of the other systems I have. But what I wasn't expecting was the almost complete lack of any bass, and even the mid range is very lacking.

    Music sounds pretty good. I would rate that as adequate. Game audio is simply pathetic.

    I'm sure I could have done better with <$200 speakers from Radio Shack.

    21 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Vastly Overpriced for What They Are

    Wanted to like them. Returned them after two days. To be honest, the sound was not that much different from my Klipsch 2.1. Certainly not worth $500. I am quite an audiophile and know good sound - this just didn't have it. At $250 maybe...but certainly not at this price. I did have them hooked up to the USB of my 2010 MBP Pro 15" i7. Sampled both compressed and non-compressed music from several genres. Disappointing. As always YMMV.

    38 of 65 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    These speakers are perfect... if you like

    songs with strong vocals. I'm a B&W enthusiast - I own 3 Signature 8NT powered by a Krell amp and processor with 2 Signature 7NT rears and 2 Velodyne subs. I like it loud and I like it clear - my Signature series deliver. I just bought an iMac and have been dying to find the right speakers - jumped on the MM1s. My 600 song iTune account ranges from Il Divo to NWA with everything in between. The MM1s are so rich on Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline - live but lack any real bass on songs designed for a 2.1 system. Will I keep these? Probably. I'm missing my Klipsch 2.1's right now for that low end bass but I can definitely tell the difference on songs where vocals are a premium.

    45 of 54 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Over rated

    Returned Bowers & Wilkins and purchased Sound Sticks II. Comments: Bowers & Wilkins have no bass control. Sound good, but use the USB port which is precious real estate on my Mac. Also, Bowers & Wilkins sounded like "blown out" speakers when listening to a piano/guitar song which reached too much bass level for the speakers (and I do not listen to loud music). Sound Sticks II are fabulous: clear, crisp, with bass control, and do not require the use of a USB port. I am more pleased with Sound Sticks II and saved money. I was willing to pay for good sound, but money does not insure the features and quality of sound I wanted. Again, I do not listen to loud music and was looking for quality music at low volume.

    48 of 80 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    MM-1 VS. Focal XS. READ if your on the fence.

    I have both hooked up right now. I have owned the focal set for 4 months and was just delivered the MM-1's. Bottom line. MM-1's are way brighter in the hi's. Not really in a good way to me. The focal is a much warmer with a HUGE amount of solid, smooth bass via the awesome sub. Not nasty car next to you Bass. But tuned incredible realistic bass. The focal set is also way louder with NO distoration what so ever. I was really wanting to love the MM-1's as my whole home theatre is B&W. Sorry I am keeping my Focal set. There is absolutely NO COMPARISON. Yes, yell at me and tell me the mm-1's are for audiophiles and for clarity. BULL, The focals are simply stunning in comparison. Not even close. You would be cheating yourself out of sound for a mere $100 more.

    58 of 78 people found this useful