Focal Elear headphone is now in Canada at Headphone Bar for demo.
The Elear is a full size open back headphone with detachable 4m OFC cable. The Elear is one of the best sounding headphones available under $2000, with great clarity, full, deep bass response and delicate treble response. They are built in France alongside Focal's best speakers, look and feel very durable, with leather headband, aluminum arms and replaceable earpads. The Elear has a deeply padded headband and earpads and very little clamping pressure for excellent comfort.
These are designed for use in a quiet space and are meant to be used with a quality headphone amp. We are getting great results with our Mytek Brooklyn in store (really great!), Woo Audio Wa7 & 8, and the excellent little iFi micro iDSD, for example.
The reviews are piling in and they are uniformly great.
Innerfidelity.com: The Focal Elear is a drop-dead gorgeous high-end headphone. Build quality is spectacular; comfort is very good (though the cable is a bit heavy); and the new purpose built aluminum/magnesium M-dome drive is a testament to the technical accumen of Focal.
Sound quality is superb; this is an extraordinarily dynamic and punchy headphone. Unlike most high-end headphones, the Focal Elear seem to have no Achilles heal. It's very easy to just get wrapped up in the music and be unaware of the headphones themselves
From Focal: Elear are audiophile open-backed headphones manufactured in France by Focal. Inspired by the best technology and acoustic research that went into designing Utopia, our flagship headphones, they offer truly exceptional performance. The mechanical design provides remarkably smooth and seamless style due to the solid aluminium yoke. They also feature memory foam ear cushions for maximum comfort, an essential quality for long listening sessions. Finally, the exclusive speaker drivers with their aluminium/magnesium ‘M’-shaped domes enable Elear to provide strikingly realistic sound.
- Impedance: 80 ohms
- Sensitivity: 104dB
- Weight: 450g
- Frequency Response: 5Hz - 23kHz
- Cable Length: 4m
- Cable: 2x 3.5mm - 6.5mm plug
- THD: <0.3%
- Driver: Aluminum-Magnesium M Shaped Dome
- Made in France
More sweet pic's coming soon!