Focal Utopia Open Back Headphones
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"Focal's DNA...the combination of the absolute acoustic quest, total control of the manufacturing process and..."
Focal Utopia $10,000 Headphones for much less
Leave it to a French speaker maker to change headphones design in epic ways. Focal built on 35 years of high-end speaker designs to create a revolution in headphone sound, design, and comfort. Thanks to Focal’s lambskin leather these high-end headphones are comfortable headphones. Focal’s headphone tech is a big part of why they sound so good. The driver is similar to their voice coil. There is no trapped air behind the dome so your music sounds better with a great DAC or headphones amp.
Please Note: Utopia, Clear, and Elear headphones require an external DAC and amplifier. They cannot be plugged into a portable device such as an iPhone or android smartphone. We recommend the Chord Hugo 2 DAC headphone amp with the Black Dragon Premium Cable or our original Black Dragon headphone cable.
Suddenly our best selling Black Dragon audio cable is the cable Drew developed for Focal’s Utopia headphones. We’ve sold our Utopia Black Dragon cable around the world. If you want the best sound out of the best headphones, level up to Dragon audio cables.
First Fully Open Back Speaker-Like Headphones
Utopia is the only full range fully open back loudspeaker design built headphones in world. The acoustic quality of the pure Beryllium formed "M" shape dome achieves an outstanding frequency response from 5Hz to 50kHz! When listening these headphones disappear revealing your music’s precision, realism, dynamics, and clarity. Comfort and durability define the headphones aesthetic.
Removing the conventional yoke in favor of integration into the headband creates great design and comfort. The pittards leather, used in Utopia’s cushions, reinforces classical and elegant lines. Epic sound, great design, and comfort live together in France.
Moon Audio Customer Reviews discuss sound speed, clarity and warmth. “...the Utopia has it all: presence, warmth, clarity, articulation, and balance.
"I couldn’t be happier with them,” Peter notes in his Utopia headphones review.
We love John P Wirick’s Utopia quiz:
What do the Utopias sound like? (Select all that apply)
C. Both A and B.
The Utopias sound like nothing: Nothing between you and the music. Nothing you have yet experienced. The Utopias sound like everything: Everything on the recording as presented by Everything upstream in the audio chain. Everything is revealed. Nothing is hidden. Ahhhhh, Utopia!
You’ll find this pair of headphones so special Peter noted their “value”. What is the value of really hearing your music as if for the first time? For Peter and many others, the answer is Utopia.
Utopia headphones: Designed in France
The Utopia is the result of more than 35 years of innovation, development, and manufacturing of speakers and loudspeakers in France. As a world first, Utopia features the only full range and fully open back loudspeaker built within a pair of headphones, using pure Beryllium formed in the brand new "M" shape dome.
The acoustic quality of this exclusive solution allowed Focal to avoid the use of any crossover or passive filtering process to achieve a frequency response from 5Hz to 50kHz!
The listening experience is outstanding in terms of realism, natural sound reproduction, dynamics, and clarity. When listening to the Utopia, the headphones virtually disappear and the audio signal is revealed with a level of precision never achieved until Utopia.
Design is also a key point, be it in regards to the way of using the headphones, comfort, as well as the aesthetic. Another achievement with Utopia is the removal from the conventional rotation included on the yoke and its integration into the headband to ensure a total purity of the design.
The Pittards leather, used on the cushions, reinforces the character of classically elegant lines, as well as the expression of comfort and overall performances.
- 50 mm diameter
- Only 70 microns thanks to the NBR Material
- The lightest surround never made
- Innovation coming from K2 Power
- 40 mm diameter
- Beryllium for Utopia
- First voice coil without any support
- 25 mm diameter and 4,4 mm high
- The smallest and lightest voice coil never made
- Total weight:135 mg
Beryllium « M » shape dome
For a tweeter the deciding factor is the MASS of the dome. The lighter the dome, the better the acceleration of the dome. Resolution is directly proportional to acceleration, rigidity and damping!
- Beryllium is 13 times more rigid in flexure than Aluminum
- Sound velocity in Beryllium is 2,5 times faster than Aluminum
- Very good thermal conductivity
- Very hard: scratch the glass
- 7 times more rigid than Titanium or Aluminum at the same mass
- Extended Frequency response up to 40 kHz
- Undoubtedly the best stiffness to weight ratio
- High internal damping
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|Handcrafted in France|
|Open back circum-aural|
|Low noise with the least distortion we've heard|
|Full range “loudspeaker-like” sound|
|Patent Pending Pure Beryllium “M” shape dome with no air behind it|
|Easily adjustable to any head size or shape|
|Balanced cable (bi-amp)|
|2 Year Warranty from Focal|
|5 Year Warranty from Moon-Audio.com (exclusive) for registered cans (that’s how sure we are our customers will LOVE their Utopia headphones|
- Leather headband
- Pittard leather cushions
- Carbon fiber yoke
- Easy cable customization
- Rigid carrying case with magnet locking system
- 13.1ft (4m) OFC cable (1 x Neutrik® 01/4“ (6,35mm) stereo Jack Neutrik® 2 x shielded 03⁄8“ (9.5mm) Lemo® connectors with self-locking bayonet system)
|Type||Circum-aural open back headphones|
|Sensitivity||104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz|
|THD||<0,2% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL|
|Frequency response||5Hz - 50kHz|
|Loudspeaker||137⁄64“ (40mm) pure Beryllium “M” shape dome|
|Cable length||13.1ft (4m)|
1 x Jack 01/4“ (6.35mm) stereo
|Carrying case||12.8“x10.2“x6.5“ (326x260x164mm)|