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FOCAL Elear Open-Back Dynamic Headphones

In contrast to its big brother, the Utopia, the Elear offers a slightly laid-back listening experience, that might remind some users of a higher-resolution version of the classic Sennheiser HD650.

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The Elear offers a well-balanced sound with very good dynamic bass, a slightly relaxed midrange presentation, and a high end that is well detailed without becoming harsh or fatiguing.

Made for long listening sessions, the Elear is best teamed with equipment that will support its full dynamic and resolution capabilities, like our HeadAmp GS-X Mk2, which is highly recommended by FOCAL.

Elear are audiophile open-backed headphones manufactured in France by Focal. Inspired by the best technology and acoustic research that went into designing Utopia, our flagship headphones, they offer truly exceptional performance. The mechanical design provides remarkably smooth and seamless style due to the solid aluminium yoke. They also feature memory foam ear cushions for maximum comfort, an essential quality for long listening sessions. Finally, the exclusive speaker drivers with their aluminium/magnesium ‘M’-shaped domes enable Elear to provide strikingly realistic sound. Be inspired by the sound of a high-fidelity system with a pair of Elear headphones, for hours of listening pleasure.



Focal headphones have focused on optimizing the dynamic driver, using their vast knowledge to create radical designs, pushing far beyond the old boundaries.  The result is incredibly resolving headphones with powerful, lifelike snap and energy.  Focal ‘s headphone models are efficient, working well with a variety of amplifiers, and their transparency showcases every component in the system.