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Bowers&Wilkins MM-1

Bowers&Wilkins MM-1
alaScore 90

333 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 reviews of Bowers&Wilkins MM-1. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and usability. The size and design are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the price.

design, size, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bowers&Wilkins MM-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bowers&Wilkins MM-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Bowers&Wilkins MM-1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and size, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. Some have doubts about the price.

design, size, usability

price

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Hi-Fi Stereo Computer SpeakersBowers & Wilkins MM-1 Multi Media Hi-Fi Stereo Speakers

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bowers&Wilkins MM-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 192 user reviews of Bowers&Wilkins MM-1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and usability are on the whole positive. The design and size are also appreciated.

price, size, design, usability, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Hi-Fi SpeakersBowers & Wilkins MM-1 Hi-Fi Speakers (Pair)Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Multimedia/computer speaker pair

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Bowers&Wilkins MM-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Bowers&Wilkins MM-1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers Review

 

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 magazine—way back in September 1996.

Exquisite audio reproduction; elegant design

Very expensive; short-ish, hardwired cable on right speaker cabinet

We’d like to tell you that the MM-1 is comparably priced to speaker systems made by the likes of Logitech, Altec Lansing, or even Klipsch, but 500 clams puts it at the opposite end of the spectrum. If you’re as passionate about audio quality as you are...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Missy Schwartz (wired.com)

Review: Bowers & Wilkins MM-1

 

B&W's MM-1 desktop speakers are a perfect mix of business and pleasure, with rich tones and killer base tucked inside sleek black boxes.

Terrific sound across the entire spectrum. Included remote lets you control volume and jump between tracks (iTunes and Windows Media Player only). Inputs concealed beneath speakers (peekaboo!). Coffee-mug-sized footprint

Sound isn’t quite as bold as M-Audio’s AV 40s’ — a bit muffled at higher volumes. Not cheap

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1

 
Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Bill Henderson (the-gadgeteer.com)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers Review

 

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 legendary floor...

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

If you want volume for volume's sake, look elsewhere ; Expensive

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Andrew Robinson (hometheaterreview.com)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers Reviewed

 

Designed to be computer speakers for people who care about computer sound, Andrew Robinson found the diminutive B&W MM-1 powered nearfield monitors delivered a great sound not only on his desktop, but also in his guest bedroom, office, and kitchen....

The MM-1s look every bit a high-end product and perform like one too

While the MM-1s sound very good, they can and will distort if pushed to hard, and when they go-they really go ; At louder volumes the MM-1's bass does lose a bit of its composureand begins to give up the ghost, compressing and sounding very digital ;...

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

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (macworld.com)

Review: Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 desktop speakers

 

At $500, B&W's desktop computer speakers are anything but inexpensive, but you're paying not only for style, but an impressively clean and balanced sound in computer speakers.

The MM-1 is made up of just two desktop speakers—no subwoofer. Each unit includes a 3-inch woofer and 1-inch tube-loaded aluminum tweeter. Clearly designed with the visual aesthetics of Apple’s current MacBook Pro and iMac models in mind, each...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers - The British Aristocrat

 

The Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 is the company's first ever speakers designed specially for use with computers. We take a listen to see if it justifies its exorbitant price tag.

Flawless performanceVery natural soundCompact size

Looks too boring for a B&W productGets hot during operation

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers - HardwareZone.com

 

The MM-1 is renowned audio specialist Bowers & Wilkins' first ever speaker system designed specifically for computers.

Flawless performance; Very natural sound; Compact size

Looks too boring for a B&W product; Gets hot during operation

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Richard Black (techradar.com)

Bowers and Wilkins MM-1 review

 

These desktop speakers from B and W offer excellent sound quality in a small form

Excellent sound quality ; Well designed ; USB and analogue inputs

Price is high but worth the money

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (goodgearguide.com.au)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 PC speakers

 

Bowers & Wilkins' MM-1 PC speakers deliver great audio

Wonderful audio, compact

Expensive for PC speakers

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...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: Yes
Subwoofer: No

Connectivity

Android Docking: No
Apple Docking: No
Bluetooth: No
Signal Input:Analogue
TYPE OF DOCKING: No
USB:USB 2.0

Energy Information

Battery Powered: No

General Features

Construction:Multi-Part Speaker Set
Signal Connection:Wired
Speaker Type:Active
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