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7.6 out of 10

B&W MM-1

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Great Deal: $499.99

Reviews and Problems with B&W MM-1

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Overall 4

Output is mediocre, firmware updater doesn't play well with Windows 8

J. A. Thomas, Amazon
7 May 2014
  • Summary: I purchased these as a replacement for my 7-year old Logitech Z-10's, which finally conked out on me. In terms of sheer volume, the MM-1's have nowhere near the output that my Z-10's had, which is disappointing, considering the price difference. I immediately noticed that I have to crank up the volume beyond 50% to even hear the speakers at a normal, moderate desktop listening level -- even with my sources (Winamp, Pandora, etc.) at full volume.
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Overall 4
Value for money 2
Performance 4
Sound quality 4
Appearance 8

Great sounding...until they get oversaturated

Cardinals, Bestbuy
16 February 2013
  • Summary: I had long wanted these speakers and finally picked them up. I installed them and at first, they sounded great.
  • Pros: Built-in DAC
  • Cons: Oversaturated and buzzy at moderate volume
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Overall 4

Not Worth the Money

Scott N., Crutchfield
19 December 2010
  • Summary: Bought these from Crutchfield after reading review after review of how great they were. In short, they don't live up to the hype. Mids and highs sound clear and wonderful, but they've got very little bottom end (say, below around 150Hz). Turning up the volume while playing any music that has appreciable bass results in significant distortion.
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Overall 4

White noise

JC, Apple
11 May 2011
  • Summary: I can't really understand why such expensive and quality speakers are doing white noise when no media or music are playing. It is know that mostly all speakers have their level of low white noise when plugged, but the MM-1 can be hear from 3 feet away very easily in quiet room. Something that I find not acceptable.
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Overall 4

User Review

Malosiev Arthur, Yandex
18 March 2014
  • Excerpt: За 20 000 руб. я могу предложить с десяток альтернатив, которые будут звучать круче, чем MM-1. Кажется, эти колонки купят только настоящие фанаты марки, остальные же пройдут мимо. Да, звук яркий, четкий, но плоский. Нет обволакивающего стерео-эффекта. Да и заявленных 70 Вт не чувствуется совсем. А сколько там проводов... ужас. Я наоборот ухожу в сторону AirPlay, поэтому каждый лишний провод воспринимаю, как насилие. Итого: не покупать.
  • Pros: Дизайн
  • Cons: Плоский звук
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