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Bowers&Wilkins MM-1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 356 reviews of Bowers&Wilkins MM-1. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and usability. The size and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

design, size, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bowers&Wilkins MM-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bowers&Wilkins MM-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Bowers&Wilkins MM-1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The size and design also get good views, but some have doubts about the price.

design, size, usability, reliability

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Hi-Fi Stereo Computer SpeakersBowers & Wilkins MM-1 Hi-Fi Stereo Computer Speakers

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bowers&Wilkins MM-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 user reviews of Bowers&Wilkins MM-1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. The size and design are also mentioned favorably.

price, design, size, usability, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Hi-Fi SpeakersBowers & Wilkins MM-1 Hi-Fi Speakers

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Bowers&Wilkins MM-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Bowers&Wilkins MM-1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Hi-Fi Speakers (Pair)Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Hi-Fi Speakers (Pair)

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Hugo Jobling (trustedreviews.com)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1

 

Bowers & Wilkins brings Hi-Fi to the desktop.

There was never any doubt in our minds that the Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 speakers would be something special and, lo and behold, they are. They look stunning and sound even better - truly, PC audio has never had it so good.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Richard Black (techradar.com)

Bowers and Wilkins MM-1 review

 

These desktop speakers from B and W offer excellent sound quality in a small form

Excellent sound quality ; Well designed ; USB and analogue inputs

Price is high but worth the money

Feb, 2011

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 review

 

The Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 is a stereo speaker system for the desktop, offering a taste of audiophile sound from the British loudspeaker specialist.

For a comany that also sells audiophile grade music online, we were ready to question the Bowers & Wilkins MM-1’s limitation to 16-bit resolution digital audio. As it happens, this speaker system makes something of a silk purse out of CD-quality music....

Jun, 2010

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

European Desktop Speakers 2011-2012 - Bowers & Wilkins MM-1

 

Turn your computer into a Hi-Fi system by adding a dynamic set of active speakers. The Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 will be your best company for work or play on your computer. The enclosures feature spun aluminium top plates and detailing and a black cloth...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : John Thompson (zath.co.uk)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Speakers Review

 

If you've been reading my posts over the past few years on a regular basis, you'll know by know that I'm a self confessed audiophile. My iTunes library is full of lossless tracks that I've ripped from my growing CD collection (yes, until I can download...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Kenny Hemphill (macuser.co.uk)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1

 

Bowers & Wilkins has an enviable reputation for its studio monitors and hifi speakers, but it's best known among Mac users for its Zeppelin iPod speaker dock. That, however, could be about to change with this pair of desktop speakers

There's no denying that Bowers & Wilkins is commanding a premium price for the MM1. Indeed, for most of us, spending 400 on a pair of speakers just to connect to your Mac is unthinkable. However, if you're the kind of music fan who has their music...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Joe Minihane (electricpig.co.uk)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 speakers review: design and build

 

Bowers & Wilkins is a company renowned for rolling out the very best looking, thoughtfully designed hi-fi kit out there. From the gorgeous Zeppelin iPod dock to the retro-style P5 headphones, it doesn't make bad looking tech. So how do the Bowers &...

Stunning, sleek looks, clever cable placing

That they're so darned pricey

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (goodgearguide.com.au)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 PC speakers

 

Bowers & Wilkins' MM-1 PC speakers deliver great audio

Wonderful audio, compact

Expensive for PC speakers

For a company that also sells audiophile grade music online, we were ready to question the Bowers & Wilkins MM-1's limitation to 16-bit resolution digital audio. As it happens, this speaker system makes something of a silk purse out of CD-quality...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Missy Schwartz (wired.com)

Review: Bowers & Wilkins MM-1

 

B&W's MM-1 desktop speakers are a perfect mix of business and pleasure, with rich tones and killer base tucked inside sleek black boxes.

Terrific sound across the entire spectrum. Included remote lets you control volume and jump between tracks (iTunes and Windows Media Player only). Inputs concealed beneath speakers (peekaboo!). Coffee-mug-sized footprint

Sound isn’t quite as bold as M-Audio’s AV 40s’ — a bit muffled at higher volumes. Not cheap

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers Review

 

We've reviewed a number of great speakers, but we haven't been this excited about a set of boom boxes since we laid hands on the eponymous Cambridge SoundsWorks MicroWorks in the very first issue of boot magazine—way back in September 1996.

Exquisite audio reproduction; elegant design

Very expensive; short-ish, hardwired cable on right speaker cabinet

We’d like to tell you that the MM-1 is comparably priced to speaker systems made by the likes of Logitech, Altec Lansing, or even Klipsch, but 500 clams puts it at the opposite end of the spectrum. If you’re as passionate about audio quality as you are...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplifier output power:72

Audio

Frequency range:38 - 22000
RMS rated power:72

Design

Colour of product:Black
Housing material:Aluminium

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-in
Audio output channels:2.0
Number of drivers:4
Number of Speakers:2
Recommended usage:PC
Speaker enclosure:Closed
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:2.5
Tweeter size:2.5
Woofer: Yes
Woofer Diameter:7.5
Woofer size:7.5

Other features

Audio output channels:2.0

Performance

Equalizer: No
Remotely operated: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Apple docking compatibility:iPod
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Speaker interface type:USB

Power

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.8
Power consumption (typical):12
Power source type:AC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10
Height :17
Weight:1.7
Width:10