Summary: Just got the MM-1's. They are small and sounds pretty good. But for $500, I was expecting mind blowing sound. So I'm disappointed. I'm sure there are comparable speakers out there for half the price.
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
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.
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.
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.
Summary: How can one be critical of something that does what it says it does? The sound timbre is accurate. The sound stage is quite good. There is no fatigue when you listen. There is no noise. Aside from an awkward remote which requires compression of both the top and underside of the remote to function, I can't find fault for what the system brings to the table. Even at its hefty price. Which brings me to my primary issue.
Summary: I've owned the MM-1s for about a year. When I first hooked them up to my iMac, I thought they sounded great. Clear, punchy and a good soundstage. Over time however, I realised that I was missing much of the bottom end. I'm no bass junky, but I do like to distinguish the difference between a kick and a snare. With the MM-1s this became difficult to do. As other reviews have noted, these speakers require good quality sound files to really shine. Sub-par can sound awful.
Summary: I bought these from the apple store. There is no comparison... if you've actually heard these speakers then you'd know that bose, philips, logitech, TEAC, etc. none of these companies has a set of 2.0 desktop speakers that sounds this good... BUT, its only this good when you're in its sweet spot which is between the speakers and no more than 3 feet away (this is its biggest flaw).
Summary: Ok, so I just got these and also the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 and did extensive comparison testing using all kind of music on these two using both the miniplug and the usb plug on the MM-1s. Here's the skinny: MM-1s Very nice, clear, detailed sound, from the highs to the lows. Surprisingly nice accurate bass response, especially when the USB is plugged in, however, if you are a bass fanatic, it will probably not have the power compared with the promedias that have a...
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 feet away from you and three feet apart, you can pinpoint the location of the various instruments. It's as if the sound is coming from your monitor with a guitar a little to the left and maybe the piano way over on the right. The remote is fine; it integrates well with Windows Media Player. And setup is ridiculously easy.
Pros: Simple to install, very transparent, great soundstage