Unbelievable Resolution, Phenomenal Dynamics, Cutting-Edge Design: Flagship Focal Utopia Features Pure Beryllium M-Shaped Dome Loudspeaker Built Within Headphones, Has No Crossover
Reference-grade resolution and you-are-there realism take on new meaning with the Focal Utopia open-back headphones. The world's first 'phones to feature a wide-range loudspeaker made of a 1.75-inch, pure Beryllium M-shape dome built within the headphones, the open-back circumaural Utopia is a result of Focal's more than 35 years of speaker innovation, development, and manufacturing prowess. This exclusive, patent-pending technology allows Focal to avoid any crossover or passive filtering. As a result, The Absolute Sound Product of the Year Award-winning Utopia claims a jaw-dropping 5Hz to 40kHz frequency response. You'll hear unprecedented naturalism, dynamics, detail, and transparency. Utopia seemingly disappears while the music appears with exacting precision and true-to-scale imaging.
Utopia's purity extends to the carbon-fiber yoke designed to fit all head sizes and shapes. Free of the conventional rotation on most yokes, it seamlessly integrates into the headband for the ultimate in listening comfort. Pittards leather, used on the nearly 1-inch-thick memory-foam cushions, reinforces the character of Utopia's classically elegant lines as well as the expression of the overall performances. A 13.1-foot OFC-shielded low-impedance balanced cable, .25-inch Neutrik connector, two shielded Lemo connectors with a self-locking bayonet system, and a magnet-locking carrying case all come standard. If you're ready to experience the state-of-the-art in headphones and want a true wide-range loudspeaker on your ears, you're ready to go to Utopia. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
Please note: Exclusively intended for low-noise environments and serious listening, Utopia is not designed to plug directly into smartphones. Portable use of this reference headphone requires the use of a DAC and headphone amplifier.
"While I hesitate to call any component 'the best,' the Focal Utopia certainly ranks overall as the finest dynamic headphone I've experienced to date. It is among the most comfortable, sonically neutral, and well-built headphones I've ever reviewed."
– Steven Stone, The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Award
"The Focal Utopia has the best top end of any headphone I've ever heard."
– Mark Fleischmann, Sound and Vision, Top Pick Award
"The quality makes recordings closer to the sound of live music, which is a big part of what makes the Utopia such a remarkable headphone. The best Sennheiser, HiFiMAN, Grado, Beyerdynamic, and Audeze headphones can't match the Focal Utopia on that score."
"Focal's new flagship is easily the best dynamic headphone ever made to date and carries all the weight, panache, and accolades that entails."
"Utopia is by far the best dynamic driver-equipped headphone I've yet heard and one of the three or four finest headphones of any type that I've had the pleasure of auditioning."
– Chris Martens, Hi-Fi+
"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."
– Inner Fidelity
– Audio Head