French loudspeaker titans Focal made a huge splash in the headphone market with the release of their Utopia headphone in 2016, featuring innovations from their speaker lineup like Beryllium drivers. Focal’s long history of speaker design stared in Saint-Étienne, France in 1979, and has produced a litany of patents for speaker technology.
Focal’s headphone lineup has focused on optimizing the dynamic headphone driver, using their vast knowledge to create radical designs, pushing far beyond the old boundaries. The result are incredibly resolving headphones with powerful, lifelike snap and energy. Focal’s headphones are efficient, working well with a variety of amplifiers, and their transparency showcases every component in the system.