Focal Utopia Headphones + Questyle QP2R DAP Bundle

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Focal's design innovations with the Utopia represent a revolution in headphone design. The QP2R, the second generation of Questyle DAP, is a well-designed and fine-crafted high-end portable player with excellent performance. Make the most of this winning combination by adding a balanced headphone cable.

Focal Utopia Headphones

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


Focal Magazine Guide
Focal Magazine

Guides & Advice
by Moon Audio

Moon Audio Review
Moon Audio

by Drew Baird
Dec. 2016

Moon Audio Review
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by Marty Smith
Jan. 2017

Absolute Sound Review
Absolute Sound

by Steven Stone
March 2017

HiFi+ Review

by Chris Martens
Feb 2017

Absolute Sound Review: Black Dragon Cable

by Chris Martens
June 2017

Questyle QP2R DAP

The QP2R inherits Questyle's quest and style with the second generation of Questyle DAP.

Questyle keeps challenging the conventional DAP concept as seen in the new QP2R Digital Audio Player. It combines outstanding audio performance with unchanged size, doubled driving power with no more power consumption, and fine craft within a reasonable price range. 

Again, Questyle proves their mission of taking audio performance and listening experience as their core values and achieving perfection in design and operation. 


The new QP2R carries Questyle's new design of Current Mode Amplifier built with all discrete circuit and pure Class A working state. On the QP2R PCB, audio section covers about 70% of the whole device.

Due to the full-balanced output, the amplifier circuits are upgraded to four groups from the original two. Four groups of Current Mode Amplifier circuits are located on both front and back of the PCB, which significantly shortens the distance that signals bypass on the PCB. Thus the audio performance is improved, which gives QP2R 0.000% ultra-low distortion and less than 0.1Ω output impedance.

QP2R is the first portable DAP in the world to use pure Class A BIAS control system.

The Pure Class A BIAS Control system ensures that Current Mode Amplifiers operate only in the state of pure Class A when driving different loads (headphones or speakers), especially heavy loads, which achieves perfect listening experience and outstanding technical performance.

Full-balanced Amplification Design

Four groups of Current Mode Amplifier circuits are located on both front and back of the PCB.


QP2R basically maintains the style of QP1R, the iF Industrial Design Award winner.

The curvilinear machining of Gorilla Glass for the front and rear panels of the player is extraordinarily demanding on CNC processing.

QP2R uses a new patented technology of plane bearing on the mechanical steering wheel and the volume knob. The accuracy of this mechanical and electronic operation has a special attraction.

The Type C port for charging and data transfer has a precise mold and its inner bushing made of stainless steel is lustrous and scratch-proof.


Large capacity, customized battery has more than 10 hours battery life.

Special chip used for accurate detection of battery level.

64GB internal memory and 200GB micro SD card for external expansion.

"The QP2R improves on the original QP1R in several key respects. First, it provides an all-discrete, fully balanced, pure Class A current mode amplifier and therefore offers both single-ended and balanced headphone outputs." ~Chris Martens, hifiplus Read Full Review

Black Dragon Premium Balanced Cable

Warm & Smooth

This cable 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.

It smooths out the top end, making it a little less analytical and a little more natural-sounding. It also adds bottom end weight to the lower frequencies and provides a fuller sound and wider soundstage.

The difference between the Standard Black Dragon and the Premium Black Dragon are the connectors used on each end and a harder-to-work-with higher silver yield solder. The wire is identical. When you are trying to squeeze out every last percentage point of performance, the Premium version makes sense. The Furutech Top Line connectors are quite simply the best made. And every point of signal saturation will make a difference. Is there a night and day difference between the sound quality of the standard and premium? No. Is the Premium the best of the best? Yes. These cables are meant for the cream of the crop headphones where every little thing makes a difference in bringing you closer to audio nirvana.

Hear the Difference

Most stock headphone cables are made of poor ultra thin conductors that work as a bottleneck for the sound but the Black Dragon V2 cable uses 4 x 21.5AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors using pure single crystallized UP-OCC pure copper with 7N purity 99.99998%. Yes, you will be able to hear and see the difference in our hand-crafted cables!

Each conductor is made up of a special varying size stranding geometry. The copper stranding is mixed with Kevlar stranding to reinforce the conductor, making it stronger overall and less prone to failure due to the harsh, constant flexing a headphone cable receives. The Body is PVDF Fluoropolymer insulation with a Specially designed cable strain relief.


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

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2019 Catalog for Focal Headphones and Headphone Amplifiers
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Focal Safety Warnings for Potential Hearing Damage
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Focal Utopia Open-back Headphones
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Questyle QP2R Digital Audio Player
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Focal Utopia and Elear Open-back Headphones

Focal Utopia Headphones


  • 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)

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)
  • 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Exclusive 5-Year Warranty from for registered cans
    (That’s how sure we are our customers will LOVE their Utopia headphones!)


Circum-aural open back headphones
80 Ohms
104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
<0,2% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL
Frequency response
5Hz - 50kHz
137⁄64“ (40mm) pure Beryllium “M” shape dome
1.08lb (490g)
Cable length
13.1ft (4m)
1 x Jack 01/4“ (6.35mm) stereo
2 x 03⁄8“ (9.5mm) Lemo®
Carrying case
12.8" x 10.2" x 6.5" (326mm x 260mm x 164mm)

Questyle QP2R DAP

Audio Formats Supported:   WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, APE(Normal/High/Fast)
Sample Rate: 

 PCM 32kHz - 384kHz (16/24/32Bit)

 DSD Native: DSD64 (1Bit 2.8MHz)

 DSD128(1Bit 5.6MHz), DSD256(1Bit 11.2MHz)

DAC:   AKM AK4490 DAC chip

 Headphone out (3.5mm)

 Optical out (3.5mm)

 Balanced out (2.5mm)

Output Level: 

 Unbalanced 1.6 Vrms 

 Balanced 3.2 Vrms

Output Power:

 Unbalanced: RL= 32Ω, Pout = 38mW; RL = 300Ω, Pout = 9mW

 Balanced: RL = 32Ω, Pout = 70mW; RL = 300Ω, Pout = 38mW

Frequency Response:

 ±0.1dB(20Hz - 20kHz)

 S/N 100dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 102dB @ 1kHz, Balanced

 THD+N 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Balanced

Output Impedance:   0.1Ω
Charging & Data Transfer:   Type-C, 5V 2A (PC & MAC)
PC OS Requirements: 

 WindowsXP / Windos 7&8(32/64bit)

 Mac OSX 10.7 or later


 Internal: 64GB;

 External: Micro SD card (Max. 200GB) x1 


 3,100mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer battery, 10 hours of battery life

Display:   IPS 2.4inch (Sharp LCM) 
Operating System:   Linux
Body Material:   CNC machining aluminum, available in Gold/Space Gray 
Dimension:    65[W] x 134[H] x 14.5[D] (mm)

Black Dragon Premium Balanced Cable


  • 4 x 21.5AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors
  • UP-OCC pure copper with 7N purity 99.99998%
  • PVDF Fluoropolymer insulation
  • Furutech 2.5mm Balanced Rhodium connection

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