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7.8 out of 10

B&W MM-1

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Overall 8
8.0

needs a subwoofer

ryan J. torgeson, Amazon
10 March 2014
  • Summary: incredible sound for desktop speakers but I would prefer something with a little more low end for this kind of money. I suppose my downstairs neighbor loves them.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good not great

John the Geek, Crutchfield
26 October 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Well rounded sound at all volume levels.
  • Cons: Not enough bass for my taste.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for B&W fans as long as you're not looking for big bass at low volume

kenhaniu, Ebay
10 April 2013
  • Summary: I'm a big fan of the sound of B&W speakers, and these do not disappoint. They are accurate and detailed and the soundstage is big for such a small pair of speakers. The USB support works very well, too. The reason this is a 4/5 star rating is that, while they have a full sound at higher volumes, I wish they had a bit more bass at the lower volumes I usually use.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent sound.

Jose, Crutchfield
15 February 2013
  • 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"). Sweet spot is quite wide so as long as you position them side by side from your monitor, you will get the best sound around. Great speakers, especially for office use!
  • Pros: Deligthful sound quality ++++++ Form +++++ Sweet spot ++++ 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Small, impressive and modern sound

Christopher Eddy, Crutchfield
26 December 2012
  • 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. For the size, I was impressed with their bass response, but I am used to a 2-channel setup and rarely listen with a subwoofer. There are no tone or DSP controls.
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1

Madanda, Crutchfield
24 September 2012
Overall 8
8.0

Great Product But Not For Bass Lovers

JohnW, Crutchfield
29 July 2012
  • Summary: I had an earlier Bose set of speakers -- Companion 3 Series II -- go paws up. I have some other B&W products and thought I would try these. Have had them for about a week and would roll out this cliche: I have heard elements of my iTunes songs using these speakers that I never heard before. The clarity of these speakers is amazing. That said, I do miss the bass power that the Bose set delivered; it's just not there in these B&W speakers. So bass lovers beware.
  • Pros: - Exceptionally clear sound - Really nice stereo separation - Apparent build quality - Small size - Simple setup
  • Cons: - $$$ - expensive - Weak bass - it's there but it's not strong
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Overall 8
8.0

Big sound in small size box !

Chaz M, Crutchfield
11 December 2011
  • Summary: Best speakers ever had for my comp. These sound even better when used w/ Hear software . Fine tune the sound and you won't believe your ears ! Can't believe the sound comin out of these little guys ! Definitely worth every penny !
  • Pros: Size & the sound that comes out of these little guys .
  • Cons: Very expensive !!
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Overall 8
8.0

Beautiful sound and imaging.

Connor T, Apple Store
2 October 2011
  • Summary: Pros: -Unbelievable sound for guitar, piano, and especially vocals. They come alive. -Imaging is the best I've heard. -Gorgeous, non-intrusive design. Cons: -Not great for electronica, dubstep, ambient, or house music. -Truly desk monitors. You need to sit right in front of the speakers to get proper sound. Sound quality quickly deteriorates as you move farther away or off center. -Do not work well in large rooms. -Price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great sound, except the bass

Vincent Y Yan, Amazon
10 August 2011
  • Summary: Before I bought this MM-1, I read reviews saying that even without a subwoofer, the bass is surprisingly strong. Well, it is not true. Clearly it lacks the impact when there is strong bass in the music. For example, in Bruce Springsteen's Across the Border and Streets of Philadelphia, the bass notes are vital important to the beauty of the songs. The MM-1 missed all that. If you need the bass impact in your music listening, this is not for you.
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