Spin off thread from the Oppo PM-1 thread
So everyone is entering headphone market like a bunch of zombies jumping into an alive human (as I wrote on other thread, I may be able to hear that amp as well.)
If McIntosh® is entering the headphone arena, they'll almost certainly have at least one model compatible with portable devices - the LD/HP transducer family is legendary in home audio. I'd like to read how the first LD/HP headphones fare against existing summit-fi dynamics from AKG®/Harman, Sennheiser® and beyerdynamic®, in addition to both pre-existing planar-magnetic models, the Oppo® PM-1 (assuming production models are available for review), and the benchmark-holding STAX® SR-009 Earspeaker™ electrostats.
My mistake folks. I misread Scott's post. It's a headphone amp, not headphones. My sincere apologies.
AnakChan, it seems Mclntosh is actually developing headphones indeed. From other sites that covered Mclntosh's CES booth, they have their prototype headphones shown on.
It will be 2,000 USD and they are planning to make lower priced models after that.
named MHP1000, 2K USD, available at first half 2014. Tbh not a design that inspire confidence.