• B&W MM-1
89
Based on 34 scores, 43 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    21
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Perfectly balanced sound for near-field listening.
  • Understated good looks - especially when matched with MacBook or iMac.
  • Impeccable build quality.

Cons:

  • Narrow soundstage.
  • Lackluster power supply.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Beatweek Magazine on 100

For those who’ve long loved the audio from the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin but were hoping to capture it in a package suitable for use with a computer, the MM-1 arrives as the ideal answer. These two speakers deliver the kind of audio quality...

By AVguide on -

Welcome to the 2011 edition of The Absolute Sound’s Editors’ Choice Awards, our annual Recommended Products list. On the following pages we present the gear that our editors and writers have selected as most worthy of your consideration. These are the...

By TechRadar on 100

The basic size of the Bowers and Wilkins MM-1 (10cm square by 17cm high) is no great surprise, and the look doesn't give much away. The first hint that this is something a little clever is the inclusion of a USB cable: yes, this speaker system is...

By Tom's Hardware on -

Yes, the MM-1s boast amazing build quality, a full-function remote, and an integrated DAC. The USB audio functionality is unique in our roundup and certainly offers advantages, especially for folks who want to use the speakers on a system with...

By Pocket-lint on 90

If you’ve got the cash and want to quickly and easy improve the audio performance of your computer, then you won’t be disappointed with the performance the Bowers & Wilkins MM-1...

By The Gadgeteer on -

There are a lot of things to like about the new MM1 computer speakers from Bowers & Wilkins, the makers of the famous Zeppelin iPod dock/speaker. And while these don’t have the audacious design philosophy of the Zeppelin or even B&W’s...

By Audioholics on 70

It's not often that I get to write nearly an entire review while actually evaluating the product I am reviewing non-stop. With the MM-1's that's exactly what I did - and loved every minute of it. Overall, it was obvious that B&W engineers...

By Macworld UK on 100

The Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 speakers may look unassuming, but these modestly sized blocks – just 17cm high – are packed with advanced drivers and electronics that put the majority of desktop speakers to shame. A 75mm mid-bass driver handles...

By ConsumerSearch on -

According to reviews, the two-channel MM-1 speaker system from British speaker maker Bowers & Wilkins delivers audiophile sound quality for PC users. Reviewers praise the music quality, with its highly accurate sound reproduction, which is helped by...

By Home Theater Review on 80

I'm not going to say the $499.95 MM-1s from Bowers & Wilkins are cheap as far as computer speakers go, because they're not. However, in comparison to other computer speakers out there, they are far more musical and sound more like traditional...

By Mac|Life on 100

Bowers & Wilkins’ MM-1 are solidly built and sound spectacular. They’re intended for the desktop, but they’re powerful enough to pump music to a decent-sized room as...

By I4U on 95

If you want a compact 2.0 speaker system and aren't afraid to spend money, the B&W MM-1 speakers are quite simply the best I have ever heard. blog comments powered by Disqus...

By Maximum PC on 100

Yes, they're that good We’ve reviewed a number of great speakers, but we haven’t been this excited about a set of boom boxes since we laid hands on the eponymous Cambridge SoundsWorks MicroWorks in the very first issue of boot...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

For a company that also sells audiophile grade music online, we were ready to question the Bowers & Wilkins MM-1’s limitation to 16-bit resolution digital audio. As it happens, this speaker system makes something of a silk purse out of CD-quality...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The remote that controls your computer The remote control for the MM-1 is worth a mention. As the speakers are connected to the computer via USB, B&W's remote can be used to control music playback. So once you've launched your preferred music...

By eTech Reviews on -

Sum and Substance:Thumbs Up:Attractive design, balanced and detailed sound, bass looks punchy, bundled remote control, connected to computer through USBThumbs Down:Expensive, you need to be in the sweet spot for best sound quality, sound is very much...

By CNET Australia on 77

We found a lot to like about the Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 multimedia speakers, but their AU$699 price tag gives us...

By Trusted Reviews on 100

Bowers & Wilkins is on something of a roll. With the and iPod speaker docks, the and now the MM-1 PC speakers adding to the company's already enviable legacy we're starting to wonder whether they'll ever build a bad piece of audio...

By CNET UK on 79

If you're seeking some good-quality PC speakers, the Bowers & Wilkins MM-1s have no equal. They sound fantastic. They're not particularly portable and they're very expensive, though...

By AVReview on 80

There's no doubt that the MM-1 is a quality speaker system. It looks great and sounds even better, delivering a classy, comfortable sound that works beautifully as an accompaniment to most computer working, though it perhaps lacks the level of...