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Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers review

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers - The British Aristocrat

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Overall rating 9.5/10
Flawless performance
Very natural sound
Compact size
Looks too boring for a B&W product
Gets hot during operation
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The Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers

The Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers

First of all, you should have a proper frame of mind of the MM-1. It is a 2.0 speaker system that has been touted by B&W to be a serious high-fidelity speaker set for the PC. It has a proper aluminum 1-inch tube-loaded tweeter to handle all the high notes and a woofer unit for mid-range notes and bass. The MM-1 has also been specially calibrated such that if you place the speakers by the sides of your display, the sweet spot will be right in front of your screen.

Instead of depending on your computer's inconsistent analogue signal output, music is streamed from your computer to the MM-1 digitally via USB, after which it is then processed by the MM-1's very own digital signal processor. This ensures a clean signal and the best reproduction of your music.

In terms of looks, the B&W MM-1 is somewhat disappointing, or to be more accurate, understated. The twin speakers certainly exude a premium look and feel, but they also resemble two fairly large tins, which is really unexciting. We may be harsh, but this coming from the company which gave us the gorgeous Zeppelin, the MM-1 just doesn't cut it in terms of looks.