Focal Headphones – Audiophile Sound with Sophisticated Design

December 27th, 2017

Filed under: News

Focal headphones offer all the intimacy of a personal and passionate listening experience, which will take you straight to the heart of your music!

Paragon is pleased to announce that we are now an authorized Focal dealer and will be offering a selection of Focal headphones for demo and purchase. After over a month of conducting our own auditions, we have selected three models to carry in-store: Listen Wireless, Elear, and Utopia.

Listen Wireless
Designed for audiophiles for whom mobility and technology are key, Listen Wireless is the wireless version of Focal’s high-end portable headphones. Equipped with Bluetooth® wireless technology version 4.1, and compatible with aptX, these headphones offer an exceptional product of French craftsmanship with sound levels nearly at CD quality.

In addition to audio quality, Listen Wireless has all the comfort and style people expect to find in premium headphones. The ultra-flexible headband makes them light, reduces pressure on the head, and increases durability. A scratch-resistant lacquered Black High Gloss finish further promotes durability. Memory foam ear cushions made from fabric and leatherette provide excellent isolation, a key feature of Listen Wireless.

Designed for all sorts of set-ups, Listen Wireless can also be used with a traditional audio cable. With all the advantages of real mobility, Listen Wireless headphones offer twenty hours of listening time, and have a charging time of less than three hours. It has a reception range of up to 50 feet, giving you complete freedom of movement around the source. Listen Wireless is equipped with a dual omni-directional microphone system running Clear Voice Capture software for improved voice clarity while talking, even in noisy environments.

Elear
Elear are inspired by the best technology and acoustic research that went into designing Utopia, Focal’s flagship headphones. Elear are made from an Aluminum-Magnesium blend, in a formed shape, unique to Focal with the company’s new “M” shape dome. This dome shape creates impressively realistic sound, making the headphones virtually disappear and providing listeners with a truly unique high-fidelity audio experience.

With regards to mechanical design, the rotation traditionally included on the yoke has been moved into the headband to ensure the total purity of the design. The microfiber fabric, used on the cushions, offers a true comfort for all head shapes and sizes – a quality that is mandatory for long listening sessions.

Utopia
Utopia are THE reference pair of headphones from Focal. They are the result of more than 35 years of innovation, development, and manufacturing of speakers and loudspeakers in France. As a world first, Utopia features the only full-range and fully open-back loudspeaker built within a pair of headphones, using pure Beryllium formed in the brand new “M” shape dome. The acoustic quality of this solution allows Focal to avoid the use of any crossover or passive filtering process in order to achieve a frequency response from 5Hz to 50kHz! The listening experience is outstanding in terms of realism, natural sound reproduction, dynamics and clarity.

Another achievement with Utopia is the integration of the yoke into the headband to ensure a total purity of the design. The true lambskin leather, used on the cushions, reinforces the character of classically elegant lines, as well as the expression of comfort and overall performance.

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