Focal has surprised audio players in particular and technology lovers in general when launching two hi-end headphones Focal Elear ($1,000) and Focal Utopia ($4,000). Recently, the company has just announced a new headset product as a hybrid between the two above-mentioned headphones, in the price range between the Focal Elear and Utopia, only 1,500 with the name Focal Clear. Let’s follow us to know about the ” Focal Clear headphones review” in this article.
Of course, this range, with its reference level, is on par with other high-end headphones from Audeze or Sennheiser, but still luxurious for most audio players, but only after experiencing Through Focal Clear experience, we can understand the maxim “worth the money”.
Focal’s reputation is probably not in dispute when Elear and Utopia both receive a lot of positive feedback from users as well as experts, not only in sound but also in appearance worthy of a famous audio company. world splendor. The new rookie is Clear with a luxurious design. The most prominent is the metal sliding arm with a sophisticated mesh frame that accentuates the Focal logo in the middle of the earcup. The earpads of the headphones are also extremely soft with breathable holes, allowing for long periods of use without causing heat, discomfort, or perspiration.
The product comes with 3 cable options: 120 cm cable with 3.5 mm, 300 cm cable with 6.35 mm, and 300 cm cable with XLR jack. New cable accessories beat Elear or Utopia in both quantity and quality, plus a storage case with a hard surface to ensure the safety of expensive headphones. Clear is also the same size as Elear and Utopia, so these two headphones will also fit into the aforementioned case.
The two sides of the earcup and headband body are designed to be very balanced with not too strong pressure and the overall weight of 450 g of Clear will not cause neck fatigue when used for a long time. The above weight is also very light when wearing the headset around the neck, and at the same time does not make the wearer’s shoulder rough. In general, Clear has a fairly durable design and will not need to be “cared for” as for Elear or Utopia, but it certainly has not reached the ultimate durability of Sennheiser HD650. This is not a thing to worry too much about because almost no one has the heart to “throw away” their beloved headset costing over a thousand dollars.
Before talking about sound quality, the first thing to think about is to find a good-range amp for Clear to be able to take full advantage of its performance. The Schiit Jotunheim DAC/amp is an affordable option starting at $499. Clear also has an open-back design, so there will be no soundproofing, so people around will hear what the headphones emit.
Clear’s sound quality can only be encapsulated in the phrase “hear and feel”. The headphones have a very “already” sound on the performance stage, the class is detailed, the vividness is but not flattering, not too colorful, not hitting the bass in the upper bass and low bass. Clear doesn’t focus too much on bass, and it’s not aimed at users with this need, it simply conveys the melody and intent of the artist in the most honest and detailed way. . Listening to Clear with the trio Sentimental Swingers (Bulgaria) and the song Unemployed Lovers gives an extremely indescribable feeling.
It shows extremely well the trumpet and trombone sounds, the sound is airy, airy, and slightly good, so the bass parts are still rich. Clear – very clear, this is a great transparent headset in the price range of $ 1500, listening to the tunes of Bleach in the Never Meant to Belong version gave listeners a very tormented feeling by the separation, the degree of clarity. Emphasizing the individual block of each key as well as the violin backing that is not sticky and does not blend into the piano, Clear brings very strong vitality and creates a very real listening atmosphere.
Continuing to test with the track Silent Shout (The Knife) requires deep and heavy bass, at this time Clear is a bit weak when there is not enough bass to satisfy me, but still not too much. Clear masters the mids and highs well when it comes to piano, vocals, and classical and acoustic instruments. At this time, Clear will show even more clearly the role of a hybrid headset of Elear and Utopia, combining the detailed sound quality of the king of Utopia with the gentle and comfortable playing style of Elear.
In my opinion, Clear can completely be ranked on par with HD800S. These two headphones have a price that is not too different, possessing equal sound quality suitable for both audiophiles or mid-range and amateur listeners. Its price may still be a barrier, big, but completely in line with what it can bring. Finally, we can conclude that: Clear has both external and internal beauty. Thanks for reading the article “Focal Clear headphones review”.