Focal Clear

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  • Great for audiophiles
  • Premium design and comfortable fit
  • Incredible sound quality, detailed in every aspect of the sound
  • Very high-quality product
  • Sound is lifelike, clear and airy


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Focal Clear Mg
They're the next generation of the Focal Clear, and unlike their predecessor, their drivers have M-shaped inverted magnesium domes. These are advertised to improve their damping capacities as well as make them lighter and more rigid. They have a smooth and warm sound profile that reproduces clear and accurate vocals and lead instruments
Dagobiet Morales Alfaro
5 months ago
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He proposed!
The Focal Clears blew me away in style, quality, build, fit, sound stage, everything. I wouldn't change a thing!.
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By shit quality I mean: if your $1000+ headphone (hell, $50+) headphone can break with normal, intended use, rendering it useless without incurring huge fees to have it repaired, it is shit. I own a Focal Clear and Hifiman Edition X V2.
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Jumping straight into end game (Impressions of Focal Clear Pro)
TL;DR:. Decided to go straight into end game headphones instead of spending money on multiple mid-fi headphones. Focal Clear is an amazing versatile headphone and for the price I got it for I think I made the right choice.
For me, the Sundara, Focal Clear and HD 660S were the only one that sounded fine in a short demo. The others gave me a bad first impression.
Shout it from the rooftops!
It can be hard to judge how something will sound just from reading impressions online - especially with all of the vague and confusing terms floating around. I've read every review and watched every video related to these headphones prior to buying them (how can you not for this price) - and none of...
1 year ago
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another excellent headphone from Focal
I have the (closed-back) Focal Elegia's which are excellent. Wanted to add an open-backed option for private home listening so plumped for these. As with the Elegia's, yes they have low enough impedance to be driven straight from a cell phone or laptop, but UNLESS you have an external DAC/headphone ...
Jason Humphries
3 months ago
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These $1,500 headphones from France feel and sound divine
I don’t think anything has been neglected with the Focal Clear. Focal made a choice to prioritize detail and precision in its sound over the more facile thrills of extra servings of bass. What has emerged from that decision is a fantastically well balanced sound married to an equally well thought-out and precise design
Vlad Savov
5 months ago
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New Headphones Day - Hifiman Arya
The Clear felt like an entirely different beast and I can see myself wanting to add a Focal one day in the far off future (perhaps a Utopia or a Stellia? ), budget allowing. At the moment, I have it booked up to a Schiit Modi 3/Magni Heresy stack and it sounds excellent.
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The focal clear is a headphone that does everything right and it's perfect when you want to feel the impact of a sound and be completely entranced in a song. The Arya is almost perfect as well and great for a more relaxed sound with greater soundstage.




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Over Ear