Focal Headphones Savings with Trade in of your old headphones.
Save up to $1000 on Focal Utopia and Focal Elear during September!
Level up and Save $1000 on Focal Utopia and $300 on Focal Elear.
For the month of September:
- Buy a NEW Focal Utopia or Focal Elear
- Receive $1000 off the retail price of Focal Utopia headphones or $300 off Focal Elear headphones. **Instant savings from Headphone Trade-in automatically applied at checkout.
- Receive an RMA via email upon purchase to send in your old headphones
- Send your headphones to Moon Audio with the RMA. Focal will donate to the needy.
- Enjoy your new headphones and feel great about your donation
See our Focal headphones reviews below to learn more about both headphones.
Focal Utopia Review
Focal’s Utopia – $10,000 Headphones for Much Less
My Focal Utopia headphones review reminds me why I love music so much. I spent weeks listening to Focal’s Elear and Utopia headphones when they first arrived. Feelings about these astonishing headphones today are no different than my initial listen out of Sanjay’s magic suitcase.
Focal’s Utopia is at the top of my favorites list along with Hifiman HE-1000, Audeze LCD-3, MrSpeakers Ether Flow (open and closed), Fostex TH900 Mk2 headphones, and EnigmAcoustics Dharma D1000. There can only be one number 1.
Stranded on an island with only one pair of cans, Focal’s Utopia would be my survival headphones edging out Audeze, Sennheiser, HiFiman, and others. The sound of Focal’s Utopias isn’t about something lacking in other great brands. No,
Focal’s sound is more about how a French speaker maker has moved the bar.
Could Focal’s Utopia’s cost $10,000? Yes, the sound is that good. Now let’s discuss why some very smart music lovers and audiophiles are buying the best sounding headphones in the world for much less than they are worth.
I listen to a lot of Patricia Barber. I think of her as the Pink Floyd of Jazz. Between her piano, percussionist and bass player, there is a ton of stuff going on. Utopia’s driver cuts through everything like a knife.
Musical layers appear naturally and well defined. Every note stands on its own with presence, resonance, guile and charm. There is no clutter, hurry or distortion.
On a headphone with distortion, and I don’t mean to the point where the audio is edgy, the sound of many of Patricia Barber’s songs runs together. Nuances in her music are lost. Listen to Morning Grace to understand the importance of nuance, silence and clarity in music and audio gear.
Think of Focal’s Utopia headphones as miniature ported speakers with the most amazing sound you can put on your head. In addition, the driver uses pure Beryllium formed in the new “M” shaped dome which is extremely rigid and super light which results in incredibly low distortion and quite possibly the best in the headphone marketplace. I was a very passionate DIY speaker builder in my early years so I’ve played around with all types of tweeters. Soft domes with materials like silk or metal domes such as aluminum or titanium.
As far as which Dragon to pair them with, I recommend the Black Dragon cable. With its extremely smooth sounding with great low end and wonderful voicing, the Black Dragon V2 Premium Focal Utopia headphone cable is an excellent upgrade for your Focal Utopia headphones. Continue reading the rest of my Focal Utopia Review HERE.
Focal Elear Review
Focal’s Elear headphone offers the world’s first, full range and fully open back loudspeaker, built-in to a pair of headphones. I can be overly analytic when listening to new audio gear. After hearing thousands of headphones, DACs, DAPs, Amps and audio cables it is hard to stop my engineer brain. Analytical listening isn’t the musical experience sought. Music is an emotional experience. It should sweep our hearts and minds away moving us into a dream where music, musician, and our ears connect. With that said, Elear headphones may be the best $1000 headphones I’ve heard.
Focal’s Elear’s create emotional engagement with music. Normally, I’m an over-analytical headphones listener. Listening to high-end headphones and learning how to design Dragon audio cables to support them is my job, passion, and life.
Despite my left-brain analytical tendency, I love getting lost in music. Great music and the high-end audio gear we use to hear it, is medicine I can’t live without and that’s why we created Moon Audio. Focal’s Elear headphones produce alluring, engaging and seductive sound. These cans do so many things right, it’s hard to know where to start.
Elear headphones review features:
· Great top end frequency extension
· Clean and detailed without being overly analytical
· Good bass presence not bloated or bogged down
· Quick, responsive, and tightly controlled
· Vocals that sound like the recording
My choice for the Elear headphones is the Silver Dragon Premium Cable V3. Made specifically for the Focal Elear headphones, it is our Top of the Line headphone cable. It can improve the listening enjoyment of most high end headphones and it has lots of detail, great energy, a fantastic soundstage with lots of air. See my complete Focal Elear headphones review HERE.