Great computer speakers, yet would be even better at 1/2 the price.
S. Adkins, Amazon
1 January 2015
Summary: The speakers really sound great. I wont even try to get into pseudo-audiophile mode, but these speakers really do produce what I imagine some to call an excellent soundstage just by placing them on either side of the monitor. Seriously impressive in this regard.
Summary: Many reviews of these speakers mention "detailed sound". I find that a somewhat annoying term. What does it mean? The answer? What i am listening to as I write! I love classical music, modern classical in particular, and I am listening to Sirius XM playing Stravinsky's Concerto in D for strings.
Excerpt: I've owned several computer speakers over the years, but for simple low to moderate volume listening, these speakers are excellent. I've turned the Bass Boost setting ON for my PC because at lower volumes it adds just the right amount of low end. Sound is balanced and high quality.
Pros: Added features, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality
Summary: I have my MM-1 speakers hooked up to an Audioengine D1 to output sound from my MacBook Pro, and they are terrific, particularly given their small stature. I feel that the MSRP is too high, but any speakers this small that reproduce audio so well will not come cheaply.
Summary: Many reviews of these speakers mention "detailed sound". A somewhat annoying term. What does it mean? The answer? What i am listening to as I write! I love classical music and I am listening to Sirius XM playing Stravinsky's Concerto in D for strings.
Pros: Truly remarkable musicality. Nice physical feel to the units. Tasteful appearance. Worth the money if you listen to music in a way that makes it important to you. Excellent for strings, chamber music and jazz. If you're a rocker you'll send these back.
Cons: Yes, it's true, bass is lacking, but in the seductive context of what these speakers do I can live with it. Overall a exhilaratingly balanced sound.
Summary: While the speakers provide a fantastic, full sound, the bass is just lacking. If I could add a subwoofer, they would be great. I tried them at home, at work and in a conference room - same response from everyone that listened with me: Sounds great but bass 'punch' is missing.
Summary: The B&W MM-1 is the best Multi-media speakers I have owned. I initially tried to compromise and purchased the Audio Engine 2 (AE 5's too large). However, after owning for a few days (break-in period excluded), the AE 2 just seemed a bit under whelming, (although less expensive that the B&W's).
Summary: As a previous owner of B&W products, I was expecting the best in sound quality from these mini speakers. Have no fear, these little things provide crystal clear sound. Bass is more than OK (some reviewers complain about their "lack of bass").
Cons: As all the others have mentioned.... PRICE. Still its B&W, so do not expect cheap products from them. Also, their DAC can handle ONLY 16bit files higer rez files become truncated.... their Society of sound files come at 24 bit / 48 / 96 khz.
Summary: The B&W MM1s are extremely impressive for the amount of sound and range they throw from such a small footprint. They sound very modern in a tasteful way. Scooped EQ with extended highs and lows, and a massive and immersive soundstage that almost has a pseudo surround sound feel to it.
Pros: small and light, large frequency range, massive soundstage, good for multimedia sources
Cons: hookup on bottom of unit seems as though it could become unsound with repeated break-down and set-up, borderline flashy and modern tone and eq