Elegant Sophistication: The Focal Clear Mg Headphones Offer Remarkable Performance, Premium Materials, and Incredible Comfort
The gold standard in Focal open-back headphones, Clear Mg delivers outstanding sound performance and sophisticated, design-led features. Made in France, these magnificent headphones incorporate exclusive Focal technologies, the result of cutting-edge research in acoustics and Focal savoir-faire. The speaker drivers are composed of a unique magnesium cone, a material that enables precise, impactful playback that results in stunningly real sound.
The elegant finish of Clear Mg is unique, with a chestnut and mixed-metals design combined with the ultimate comfort of a leather headband and microfiber earpads. Supplied with two cables and a carrying case, they have everything you could need to enjoy incredible sound in a quiet environment.
The solid aluminum yoke fits perfectly, while the leather and microfiber-covered headband provides a smooth curve (regardless of head circumference). The perforated microfiber ear pads play a key part in the overall comfort, while also contributing to the open sound. This openness is further enhanced by the honeycomb design of the earcups' external grille.
After four years of research and development, the engineers at Focal have designed a magnesium dome for the Clear Mg speaker drivers. Combined with an 'M'-shaped dome, this material provides lightness, rigidity, and damping. This innovation delivers great dynamics and detail across the full sound spectrum while preserving a neutral and balanced signature. The 'M'-shaped grille inside the earcup follows the curves of the speaker driver for even greater precision.
Solid aluminum, genuine leather, and microfiber: The Focal design team selected these premium materials for Clear Mg because of their acoustic and aesthetic characteristics. The Focal logo and the honeycomb pattern on the external grille of the earcups represent a brilliant combination of superb audio quality and elegant sophistication. In addition to a stylish carrying case, the Focal Clear Mg Headphones, like all Music Direct products, come with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
"Focal's Clear headphones were already a superb performer, but with the arrival of the Mg version, the company has raised the bar even further. Changes include a new, pure magnesium driver (hence the name), improvements to resonance control within the open-back housings, and in the alignment of those drivers relative to the user's ear. The result is a headphone sound that retains all the openness of the original, but now offers better speed, clarity and precision."
—EISA Award for 2021-2022, Headphones
"[The Focal Clear] Mg produces a fresh, bell-like clarity that puts my mind closer to and further inside every recording. Reverb has more presence with the Clear Mg. Piano notes have better-articulated attack and decay. Guitar strings are tauter and more vividly described."
—Herb Reichert, Stereophile
"They carry a largely neutral sound tinged with that Focal warmth and incredible detail…. But where Clear Mg hits the nail on the head is in [its] dynamic range at any volume. Punch and slam are second to none I’ve heard.… I can confidently say that for the price, you’re getting one of the best-sounding and ruggedly constructed open-back headphones on the market."
—Wayde Robson, Audioholics
"The Clear Mg’s sonic signature is just as engaging as the design itself; Focal have taken the high road and built something that offers superb industrial design, building on their clear expertise in the field…. The Clear Mg are undeniably an extravagance, but unlike many things, their intrinsic worth is evident…. The very pinnacle of craftsmanship and build quality."
—Trav Wilson, Ecoustics