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Focal Utopia 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 in epic and awesome ways. Focal's design innovations represent a revolution in headphone design. Focal Utopia's driver diameter closely follows their voice coil’s diameter with an open back magnet assembly thus there is no trapped air behind the dome. Think of it as a miniature, ported speaker with the most amazing sound you can put on your head. In addition, the driver uses pure Beryllium formed in the new "M" shaped dome which is extremely rigid and super light which results in incredibly low distortion and quite possibly the best in the headphone marketplace.

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 full range loudspeakers in a fully open back headphone

Focal Utopia Technology

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.

Both Utopia and Elear require an external DAC and amplifier. They cannot be plugged into a portable device such as an iphone or android smartphone.

Focal Utopia Headphone Diagram

  1. Basket
    • 50 mm diameter
  2. Surround
    • Only 70 microns thanks to the NBR Material
    • The lightest surround never made
  3. «M» shape dome
    • Innovation coming from K2 Power
    • 40 mm diameter
    • Beryllium for Utopia
  4. Voice coil
    • First voice coil without any support
    • 25 mm diameter and 4,4 mm high
    •  The smallest and lightest voice coil never made
  5. Motor
    • 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!

Why Beryllium?

  • 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

Reviews

Focal Utopia Headphones Review - February 2017 by HiFi+

Focal Utopia Headphones Review - March 2017 by The Absolute Sound

Black Dragon Premium Cable for Focal Utopia Headphones V2 Review - June 2017 by HiFi+

Product Reviews

Help Documents

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

Design Features

  • Leather headband
  • Pittard leather cushions
  • Carbon fiber yoke
  • Easy cable customization

Included Accessories

  • 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)

Specifications

Type Circum-aural open back headphones
Impedance 80 Ohms
Sensitivity 104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
THD <0,2% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL
Frequency response 5Hz - 50kHz
Loudspeaker 137⁄64“ (40mm) pure Beryllium “M” shape dome
Weight 1.08lb (490g)
Cable length 13.1ft (4m)
Connectors

1 x Jack 01/4“ (6.35mm) stereo
2 x 03⁄8“ (9.5mm) Lemo®

Carrying case 12.8“x10.2“x6.5“ (326x260x164mm)

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