To enjoy an incredible listening experience in total privacy, without worrying about a noisy environment disturbing this moment of pleasure: this is the promise kept by Elegia. These circum-aural closed-back headphones incorporate a new generation of exclusive full-range speaker drivers capable of operating in a small inner environment whilst ensuring exceptional dynamics and the most precise sound reproduction. Whether it’s the motor, the frameless copper voice coil, the dedicated 110 micron surround or the ’M’-shape inverted dome, Elegia’s speaker drivers are a mass of innovation dedicated to sound purity. And when connected to portable audio players, these headphones are incredibly high-performing. Zero resonance, excellent soundproofing: the naturalness and realism of the sound is striking from the first few seconds of listening.

Our Take

With the Elegia, Focal stakes the claim to producing the best dynamic-driver closed-back headphones in the world. These headphones feature a powerful bass with deep extension, and a slightly warm midrange characteristic, and of course the eye-blinking punch you’ve come to expect after headphones like the Clear and Utopia.  As with the other high-end Focal headphone designs, the Elegia pairs very well with our Gilmore Lite mk2, and upcoming GS-X mini, for those looking to hear everything it is capable of.