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McIntosh MHP1000 headphones now available in the UK

The MHP1000 over-ear headphones have been designed to reproduce the "legendary McIntosh sound" and feature a custom-designed driver which claims to complement existing McIntosh headphone amplifiers.

The drivers in question feature a 40mm, three-layer compound diaphragm with a "viscoelastic centre layer".

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McIntosh says the headphones deliver "a smooth yet transparent, full-bodied, non-fatiguing" sound, with the soft leather ear pads and headband shelping to to fulfil that "non-fatiguing" promise.

A closed-back design should also ensure external noise is kept to a minimum.

The McIntosh MHP1000 headphones come supplied with two detachable cables: a 1m with a 3.5mm connector and a 3m with 6.3mm connector. Both cables benefit from custom-designed gold-plated connectors and shielding.

The McIntosh MHP1000 headphones are available now for, wait for it, £1995.

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Max was a staff writer on What Hi-Fi? and subsequently spent a good few years writing news and features for various technology and hi-fi publications, before jumping on a plane in search of a more fruitful life in Australia. Now based in Byron Bay, he writes about tech, health, fitness and style.