A New Standard for Sub-$1K Closed-Back Headphones: Luxurious Focal Celestee Features Full-Range Drivers with 1.625-Inch M-Shape Dome, Exclusive Acoustic Treatment in Ear Pads
Made in France, and leveraging technology and engineering first invested in the internationally acclaimed Elegia and Stellia models, the gorgeous Focal Celestee establish new standards for sub-$1K closed-back circumaural audiophile headphones. Complete with full-range speaker drivers with a 1.625-inch aluminum/magnesium M-shape dome straight from the company's St. Etienne workshops, Celestee features an aluminum yoke and acoustic treatment in the ear pads that minimizes resonance and lend to enhanced performance. In addition, hand-selected leather ear pads act to extend the bass response. The combined result is a breathtaking tonal balance that presents music with lifelike presence and transparency. Celestee prides itself of deep low-end extension, accurate treble, and dynamic mids.
Elegant, luxurious, and practical, Celestee boasts semi-aniline leather ear cups and a leather/microfiber headband, touches that further account for its wearability and comfort. Ditto its soundproofing capability, which makes Celestee superb headphones for mobile as well as at-home use. Subscribing to a navy blue and soft copper color palette, it also looks absolutely spectacular. In line with all Focal closed-back models, the external stainless-steel ear cup grille has a circle design finish that blends leather and aluminum.
Offering flexibility in the form of its low 35-ohm impedance, ideal for use with portable audio players, and claiming a 105dB sensitivity and minuscule 0.1% THD rating, Celestee delivers a 5Hz to 23kHz frequency response. Its light 0.95-pound weight and rigid carrying case, adorned with a woven finish that matches the appearance of the headphones, invite you to take it anywhere. Two supplied cables, Focal's one-year warranty, and our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee give you all the extra incentive you need to experience Celestee.
"I'm thoroughly impressed with Celestee. It's easily the most subtly stunning-looking Focal headphone I've seen yet, a beauty without ostentation. In sound quality, it's everything a closed-back headphone should be. It's acoustically isolating and controlled…. It punches and slams with excellent dynamic range and detail that always sings with Focal's signature warmth in the midrange. It sounds just as detailed and refined at lower volumes as does when you crank it up."
—Wayde Robson, Audioholics
"The Focal Celestee is one of the best-sounding closed-back headphones you can buy. The headphones have gobs of resolution, impact, and precise imaging."
—Lewis Leong, TechRadar
Fine Materials and Comfort
Celestee incorporates a combination of fine materials. Attention is paid to every detail, including the accessories with the thermoformed woven carrying case in colors to match the headphones. The clean lines of the aluminum yoke create controlled geometry to mold perfectly to the head while providing optimal grip. The choice of a semi-aniline leather and microfibre headband, as well as leather ear pads, provides added comfort while offering excellent soundproofing whether you use Celestee at home or on the go.
Unique Focal Savoir-Faire
For more than 40 years, Focal has been characterized by French innovation and manufacturing. The engineers have taken inspiration from their developments with the Elegia headphones and introduced acoustic treatment inside the Celestee ear cups. The sound is precise and balanced, and boasts beautiful depth in the bass. This exclusive technology is enhanced by the French savoir-faire of Focal: Once the five manufacturing stages involved in the speaker drivers are complete, they are tested and measured, and then kitted out by dedicated teams to provide uncompromising audio quality.
Impedance: 35 Ohms
Sensitivity: 105dB SPL/1 mW @ 1 kHz
THD: 0.1 % @ 1 kHz/100 dB SPL
Frequency response: 5Hz - 23kHz
Speaker driver: 15/8" (40mm) Aluminum/Magnesium 'M'-shaped dome
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
1 x 4 ft. (1.2m) OFC 24 AWG cable with 1/8" (3.5mm) unbalanced TRS Jack connector
1 x Jack adapter, 1/8" (3.5mm) point socket 1/4" (6.35mm) point plug
Carrying case provided: 9-7/8" x 9-1/2" x 4-3/4"