Our top-of-the-range open back Clear headphones offer listening pleasure worthy of the best speakers. Made in France in Focal’s workshops, Clear take inspiration from the best of the technologies and developments made for our Utopia headphones. This means that Clear have exceptional performance with exclusive full-range speakers, revealing the tiniest details of musical creation. With their design even surpassing Elear in terms of openness, Clear simply makes you forget that you are wearing headphones. The widely held impression that headphone reduce listening space disappears, with Clear’s innovative design. The technologies chosen, paired with the inverted aluminium/magnesium alloy M-profile dome, preserve breadth and dynamics worthy of the best high-fidelity speakers. This thoughtful design also preserves the realism of the sound reproduction: micro-perforated ear cushions and the shape of the headband make them light and comfortable. The sound is characterized by unparalleled uniformity, guaranteeing the best performance. With their new reference headphones, Focal continues the quest for absolute sound.

Our Take

A year after the Utopia and Elear marked a successful volley into the high-end headphone realm, Focal gives us the Clear. With a sound signature closer to the Utopia than the darker Elear, the Clear is an excellent choice for people who love that intimate, dynamic, forward sound. Paired with an amplifier like the HeadAmp GS-X mk2 or Gilmore Lite mk2, the Clear delivers a revealing and exciting listening experience.  Unlike its’ predecessors, the Clear includes three cables, for portable and home use as well as a balanced connection.