I should point out that the MM1’s main purpose in life is to be an outstanding desktop speaker. At that it excels. The MM1’s internal DAC was clearly a secondary design consideration, as evidenced by the fact that all source material is converted to 44.1kHz. The MM1 offers no means of matching the DAC’s sample rate to the source, either manually or via ASIO4ALL. It’s no wonder, then, that the DragonFly proves to be the superior DAC. The take-away here is that getting the most from the MM1—and from similar desktop speakers—means bypassing both the PC’s and the speaker’s internal DAC in favor of the DragonFly.
Robert’s review mentioned how suitable this new product is to up-and-coming audiophiles. I can now attest that those newbies will experience significant benefits even in a modest desktop environment. As Robert pointed out, those benefits extend beyond mere sonic considerations. The DragonFly sounds undeniably better than anything most novices will have ever heard; it really does generate greater involvement in and enjoyment from the music. And that’s something even the most experienced listener can appreciate.