After listening to the Focal headphones, Drew has made his top recommendations for both the Utopia and Elear headphones.
Utopia & Black Dragon
Focal Utopia with Black Dragon Premium Headphone Cable
The Black Dragon Premium Cable for Focal Utopia Headphones V2 is Drew's top pick for the Focal Utopia headphone.
The Black Dragon is warmer in nature than our Silver Dragon Premium Focal Utopia V3 headphone cable. It is extremely smooth sounding with great low end and wonderful voicing. It is not a laid back lush or dark sounding cable.
You will hear the Focal Utopia headphones smooth out adding bottom end weight to the lower frequencies and providing a fuller sound and wider soundstage.
Add Passlabs HPA-1 Headphone Amp
For a fantastic sound experience, Drew suggests pairing the Focal Utopia with the Pass Labs HPA-1 Headphone Amp.
The Pass Labs HPA-1 Headphone Amp is a Class A headphone amp that will easily drive the Utopia Headphones. The sound of the Pass Labs HPA-1 is rich and detailed like the Utopia. Adding the Black Dragon to control these details will give you a drool worthy hifi setup.
Pass Labs HPA-1 Headphone Amp
Elear & Silver Dragon
Focal Elear Headphones
The Silver Dragon Headphone Cable V3 is Drew's top match for the Focal Elear Headphones.
The acoustic nuances of the Focal Elear headphone allow the Silver Dragon to shine through giving lots of detail, great energy, a fantastic soundstage.
The Silver Dragon open up the Focal Elear headphones to let them breath.
Add Questyle Audio CMA600i DAC Headphone Amp
Questyle has been making headway with Current Mode Amplification which is a different way to amplify headphones. The Focal Elear pairs nicely with Questyle's innovations.
The new technologies of Questyle and Focal will merge together for a great listening experience. Add in that Silver Dragon and you will get an energetic soundstage with all the detail you desire.
Questyle Audio CMA600i DAC Headphone Amplifier