Trickle-Down Technology at Its Finest, Focal Elear Touts 1.75-Inch Wide-Range Loudspeaker Built Into the Headphones: Distortion-Free Design Plays With Stellar Transparency and Incredible Resolution
Take advantage of cutting-edge trickle-down technology and experience personal listening like never before with the Focal Elear headphones. Featuring numerous innovations and technologies from Focal's flagship Utopia model, the open-back circumaural Elear touts the world's first wide-range loudspeaker built into a pair of headphones. The 1.75-inch aluminum-magnesium speaker boasts Focal's brand-new, patent-pending M-shape dome developed for Utopia and affords tremendous, distortion-free sonic reproduction distinguished by stellar transparency, tremendous soundstaging, hyper-nuanced details, and spectacular balances. The engineering breakthrough also permitted Focal to avoid implementing a crossover or passive filtering, netting a frequency response of 5Hz to 23kHz. Elear practically disappears from view and lets you become one with the music.
The award-winning Elear further benefits from the intensive R&D done for Utopia. With regards to mechanical design, the rotation traditionally included on the yoke is moved into the headband to ensure the total purity of the design. Equally significant, the microfiber fabric used on the nearly 1-inch-thick memory-foam ear cushions offers luxurious comfort for all head shapes and sizes – a quality that is mandatory for long listening sessions. A 13.1-foot OFC-shielded low-impedance balanced cable, .25-inch Neutrik connector, two 3.5mm jacks, and a magnet-locking carrying case all come standard. We can't believe you can get thisclose to Focal's standard-bearing $4k Utopia headphones for a quarter of the price, but you really can. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
Please note: Exclusively intended for low-noise environments and serious listening, Elear is not designed to plug directly into smartphones. Portable use of Elear requires the use of a DAC and headphone amplifier.
"In practice, the Elear sounds much like a 'Utopia Jr.,' offering neutral voicing, and a detailed, expressive sound."
—The Absolute Sound, Editors' Choice Award
“…[Elear]was simply intoxicating to listen to for long periods of time in large part due to the gentle yet hyper-detailed quality of sound.”
"The Elear and Utopia are simply extraordinary. The sense of dynamism, tonal balance, and smooth clarity of both are, to put it mildly, disorientingly disruptive to my sense of where headphones are at today and in what way and by how much these are better."
"The midrange frequencies are absolutely top notch. Lush and detailed, with a nice body to them, these mids are up there with some of the best I've heard."
—Dan Browdy, Audio Head