Excerpt: There was a time when listening to music meant sitting in front of a stereo and popping in your favorite CD--or maybe even an actual vinyl record. But these days, we do most of our listening via iPods or from our Mac at our desk. Which is fine, except for the fact that most computer speakers suck. But these speakers from Bowers & Wilkins are so good, you should just stop reading this review now and start earning some of the 500 bucks you’ll need to pay for them.
Summary: 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 about the rest of the components in your rig, on the other hand, that’s not such a high price to pay. UPDATE: We selected the MM-1 speakers to accompany our 15th annual Dream Machine build.
Bowers & Wilkins' MM-1 PC speakers deliver great audio
Good Gear Guide.au
24 December 2010
Summary: 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 music. It's bouncy, infectiously rhythmic given half the chance, and incredibly wideband sounding.
Excerpt: The Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 speakers are designed for use with your PC and promise to bring with them hi-fi quality sound. Lift the MM-1 out of the box, and that £400 you parted with to get these speakers is obvious in the design. Two lovingly crafted squared units, wrapped in mesh and topped with a brushed aluminium plate. Around the middle sits a matching metal band bearing the name that carries with it a fair cost: Bowers & Wilkins.
Excerpt: Getting worked up speakers for your Mac or PC is about as difficult as feeling excited about your annual tax return. But when said speakers are made by high-end hi-fi purveyors Bowers & Wilkins, it’s definitely time for gadget fanatics and sonic obsessives to get het up. So how do these sound blasters treat the tunes shackled to your Mac? Read our Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 speakers review now and we’ll tell all.
Pros: Stunning sound, great looks, makes your PC tunes sound brilliant
Excerpt: Bowers & Wilkins is a company renowned for rolling out the very best looking, thoughtfully designed hi-fi kit out there. From the gorgeous Zeppelin iPod dock to the retro-style P5 headphones, it doesn’t make bad looking tech. So how do the Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 speakers measure up to closer inspection? Read our B&W MM-1 review: design and build, and we’ll give you the complete rundown.
Excerpt: We’ve already established that the B&W MM-1s look great and sound the part. But just how good are the sonics on these dinky PC wonders? And can they compare to B&W’s ace iPod docks? Read our complete Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 speakers review: sound quality and we’ll tell you just what’s what.