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 is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.