Use the USB cable supplied.
So how does that work?
So how does that work?
Because it has a DAC inside. (And a DSP circuit.)
Not everything that requires a DAC to function, explicitly tells you it's there. (Examples...CD players, DVD and BD players, DAB tuners, iPods etc.)
Marantz M-CR603 • Rega R3 loudspeakers • AirPlay • Apple iPad Mini • Apple iPhone 5 • Apple iMac • Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11N • Humax HDR-Fox T2 • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390
Thanks Chebby. That means the MM1 are on my 2011 hifi purchase list. I know the talk is that they do not fill a room with sound, but they will surely be better than my Bose Sounddock which can go to kitchen duties. I plan to put them on the mantle piece unless they can be fitted to the wall.
Internet - laptop - DAC - amp - lots of headphones.
"A music lover will stop what he's doing and stay glued to a favorite piece of music even if it's coming over a 3" speaker or a public-address system..." - Ken Rockwell
Go for the bang and olufsen. I have the beosound 5 speakers and if the sound quality is even a touch on mine they are worth every penny. The design of the bang and olufsen is far superior to the b&w set. And the bit which sold it to me is the sound quality, it is the very very best. As on all bang and olufsen systems though bass is not a highlight but it is still very present. Bang and Olufsen focus more on making the entire frequency range spot on. Bowers and Wilkins may make some stunning speakers they are not in the same league as b&o. What I love about bang and olufsen is that even though they seem to boast about they're sound quality they have always somehow seemed to undersell what the speakers actually delivered.
I realize this is an old post but I also know this is still a question folks have on their minds, especially if they are like me. I took the plunge and purchased both units, the B&W MM1s and the B&O Beolab 4 MAC version. I am running these both using an iMac and sometimes using an AudioQuest DAC (Dragonfly). Also as some frame of reference I appreciate quality sound systems and have had good systems throughout my life, for example I currently run as my main system, B&K components and JMLab Cobalt speakers and DefTech SuberCube 1 .
Now to the point, simply put, I would say that the B&W MM1s are much better as an all around speaker in terms of sound and overall performance. But in both cases they lack the punch you want in music as well as movies. At the end of the day I needed to supplement both systems with a Def Tech Sub 60 (150 RMS powered sub). I picked two of them on ebay for $99 each and now these little speakers sound like something you can really appreciate. If I were unable to purchase a sub to supplement either of these I would lean more towards getting the B&Ws as they do sound better overall.
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