Review: Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers
October 6, 2011 by Bill Palmer
by Bill Palmer
For those who’ve long loved the audio from the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin but were hoping to capture it in a package suitable for use with a computer, the MM-1 arrives as the ideal answer. These two speakers deliver the kind of audio quality you’d expect from a large system and yet, somehow, they’re only about eight inches tall. There’s always something which feels a little off about paying five hundred dollars for something so small, but in this case that’s the whole point: the unobtrusive MM-1 takes up only a bit of desk space. Almost stunningly, this little system offers superb bass without including a separate subwoofer.
While there’s a standard audio jack included, you can also hook the MM-1 up to your computer via USB, which offers even greater audio quality. Here’s the fun part: even when we turned our Mac’s volume up to 100% and our iTunes volume to 100%, the music still didn’t sound distorted. Not only can you tick off your neighbors with the impossibly small MM-1, you can annoy them with pristine audio. If you can afford it, there’s really nothing not to like here.
Rating: five stars out of five • Price: $499 • Bowers-Wilkins.com