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7.6 out of 10

B&W MM-1

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 The Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 is a deskto Read more

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Reviews and Problems with B&W MM-1

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Overall 6
6.0

Can do better for the price.

rbert16000, Ebay
10 May 2013
  • Summary: I always find small computer speakers lacking somewhere. These are no different. I heard them in a store and they sounded better than the other ones I heard, but once I got them home they seemed to Lack the bass I heard in the store
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Overall 6
6.0

Hype

Zubin Patrawala, Amazon
22 April 2013
  • Summary: So I saw these at the Apple store, and wanted to give them a go at home where I could actually listen to them over some dude Face-timing his mom on the computer next to me. I get home, do some research on Amazon. Glowing reviews...Mazerati....cool product demos. I start to get really excited, then I read more. People talk about life changing sound. I'm stoked. I order.
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Overall 6
6.0

Placement is important!

johcor, Bestbuy
5 January 2013
  • Summary: The MM-1s deliver very clear sound. Female vocals in particular really stand out, and the soundstage is very well portrayed; When positioned three...
  • Pros: Simple to install, very transparent, great soundstage
  • Cons: Lacks bass, pricey
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Overall 6
6.0

Great speakers, poor customer service

B. Bennion, Amazon
16 September 2012
  • Summary: First the good: The speakers have excellent, clear sound. They are superb for skype, with much better clarity than my old logitechs. The bad: They only come with a 3' cable to connect the two speakers. Getting an extension cable (6') required contacting the company directly, and cost in the $25 range. The really bad: They stopped working last month, only 4 months after purchase. I changed cables, checked everything, etc.
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Overall 6
6.0

B&W MM-1

FrancisM, Crutchfield
23 August 2012
  • Summary: Great highs and mids which are very clear and spatially full. It is definitely, and quite disappointingly, lacking in low frequencies, even for classical and jazz.. The system would benefit greatly with a sub or the ability to add sub, or a more substantial woofer. I expect more for a pricey set of speakers, especially if they are Bowers and Wilkins. I returned them. Crutchfield handled the return with ease.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice Sound - Not much Bass

Speaker Now or Forever Hold Your Piece, Crutchfield
3 May 2012
  • Summary: The speakers are beautiful and sound great in the high and mid ranges BUT they have very limited bass which is very unsatisfying. Paired with a decent subwoofer it would be ideal but the option is not available with my computer. Switched to the Bose 5 Surround Sound with subwoofer and it is multiples better - the small Bose speakers are 80% the quality of the B&W but the Bose subwoofer makes it 150% of the listening experience. There is no comparison overall.
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Overall 6
6.0

Another perspective on the MM-1 speakers

Michael Ryan, Amazon
18 March 2012
  • Summary: Okay, I know these speakers get a lot of love here. If you've been reading the other reviews and are trying to decide whether they're worth their considerable cost, let me offer another perspective. As you've probably already gathered, these speakers are specifically designed for desktop listening at a reasonable volume. For this purpose, they have a reputation for providing detailed highs and good, if not earth shaking, bass.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sexy look, sound is just OK

I. Travel "Improving the American economy, on..., Amazon
17 January 2011
  • Summary: I'm a mid-level audiophile, and I tested as many powered 2.0 speakers that I could find to replace my broken Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System (Black) (by the way, excellent sound on the Klipsch but the quality isn't so great). I loved the full sound that the Klipsch provided, but didn't want to have a subwoofer to put under my desk anymore.
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Overall 6
6.0

3.5 stars

Mo, Amazon
14 September 2010
  • Summary: I REALLY wanted the BW to be fantastic, and to significantly outperform my current traveling speakers, the Bose MusicMonitor. They do outperform the Bose Musicmonitor, but not significantly. (Yes, this is a subjective term. But I would say the Harmon Kardon Go+Play significantly outperforms the Bose.) I've never seen a pair of computer speakers get such high reviews and raves from so many professional reviewers. Many positively gush. (Do a search on Google.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Great for the size and good for B&W"

volt2011, CNET
5 May 2010
  • Pros: Size, Design, Clarity, Sound Quality
  • Cons: No sub, No Low-end. I'll be keeping my focal XS 2.1 set.
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