One of the reasons why headphones sound different to speakers is due to the shape of the soundwave.
Whether it’s an inverted dome or a positive dome, a listening distance of an inch requires that the shape of the dome is completely redesigned to achieve a plane wave in ultra-nearfield listening.
In order to achieve this, Focal innovated once again by designing a cone with a new ‘M’-shaped dome.
Utopia, of course, is equipped with the famous pure Beryllium dome in order to offer an unrivaled mass rigidity damping ratio.
Elear, on the other hand, has a dome made of an aluminium/ magnesium alloy just like Aria speakers.