MHP1000 Headphones

Intimately experience the legendary McIntosh sound with the MHP1000 headphones.

The MHP1000 headphones have the same superior sound characteristics as McIntosh speakers and will envelop you in your music. The smooth, full bodied, non-fatiguing response is easy to listen to and allows you to hear new facets of your favorite songs. Outside noise and distractions are isolated by the closed headphone design, fostering a fully immersive personal listening experience. The ear pads and headband are a premium, natural, soft leather for luxurious comfort. A lightweight design combined with​ minimal pressure used to secure them on your head permit long, relaxing listening sessions.

"Comfortable and beautifully executed, these luxurious headphones sound every bit as lavish as they look and feel. Smooth, rich and rounded delivery, with ample space and step-in soundstaging." - Audio Video SA​

"The MHP1000 does so many things well, it is a remarkable achievement... It is hands down the best closed-back headphones I’ve heard to-date... It will keep any headphone aficionado happy." - HiFi Insider​

The McIntosh designed headphone driver is engineered to work with any current or legacy McIntosh headphone amplifier​. Two detachable cables are included: a 1 meter cable with a 3.5mm stereo connector and a 3 meter cable with a 6.3mm stereo connector. Both cables feature gold plated McIntosh custom designed connectors and shielded wiring for maximum sound quality. Contact your local dealer​ to learn more.

"The MHP1000 headphones have the crystal clarity... found in [McIntosh's] legendary handmade amps." - Men's Journal​

The McIntosh MHP1000 incorporates Tesla Technology. Tesla Technology is patented by Beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG, Heibronn/Germany.


General Specifications

Transducer Type

Dynamic, 40mm diameter 3-layer compound diaphragm with viscoelastic center layer


Circumaural, closed back, bass ported

Frequency Response

5Hz to 20kHz

Impedance Nominal

200 Ohms (compatible with all McIntosh headphone outputs)

Nominal SPL

97dB (1mW @ 500Hz)


122dB (300mW @ 500Hz)

Magnetic Circuit

One Tesla annular neodymium magnet motor assembly

Headband and Ear Pads


Detachable Cables Included

One 1 meter cable with 3.5mm stereo connector
One 3 meter cable with 6.3mm stereo connector
Both cables have gold plated custom designed connectors


1 lbs (464 grams)

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