Our Take: The Focal Clear will bring you 5% short of Utopia. Meaning the Focal Clear is about 95% of its bigger brother, the Focal Utopia. The Clear has some of the best detail, resolution and dynamics in its price range however if you are looking for a little more low-end we recommend looking elsewhere as the Clear does have a brighter sound signature.
If you are looking for some more information on the Focal Clear, check out Ian Dunmore's (@Torq) review of the Focal Clear as part of The HEADPHONE Community.
The Focal Clear is a new over-ear open-back headphone from Focal made for audiophiles. The Clear bridges the gap perfectly between the Elear and the Utopia, finally giving you an option between their price points. The Clear has all the strengths of the Elear with none of its faults. Gone is the mid-range dip and uncomfortable pads. The Clear has excellent bass extension, clear, detailed mids and highs that truly stand out. The Clear also features perforated memory foam cushions and a lighter design meaning it can be used for extended listening periods with ease!
The Focal Clear features leather and perforated microfiber adjustable headband with ear cup rotation and a one size fits all Aluminum Yoke with 20mm memory foam ear cushions. The Clear from Focal has low impedence (55 Ohms) which means taking it on the go with a high-resolution digital audio player is easier than ever! The Clear also features 3.5mm locking jack sockets and comes with 3 cables (instead of just the one cable provided with the Elear and Utopia). Discover a listening experience similar to that provided by high-fidelity loudspeakers and excellent performance when connected to portable high-resolution audio players.
*Headphones.com is very pleased to announce that you have even more options to pay for your Focal Clear headphones! Now when you hit the Pay with Crypto button, you have the option to pay with cryptocurrencies like NANO, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and more! We are very excited to able to give you these options now and for the future!*
- over-ear, open back headphones
- 55 ohms
- 104db spl / 1mw @ 1khz
- total harmonic distortion (thd)
- 0.25% @ 1khz / 100db spl
- frequency response
- 5hz - 28khz
- 1.6" (40mm) aluminum/magnesium 'm'-shape dome
- 0.99lb (450g)