"These are about as close to being a closed-back reference headphone as I have heard so far."
- Ian Dunmore
Read his full review of the Focal Elegia here.
You can also check out Andrew Park's (Resolve Reviews) video review of the Focal Elegia in the video below.
Introducing the Elegia from Focal. Focal hit the headphone world hard and fast when they first came into the market with the releases of the Utopia and the Elear which took the headphone world by storm. But they did not stop there, in November of 2017, Focal released the Focal Clear which was met with universal critical acclaim and became the dominant headphone in the $1k range.
Now Focal brings us the Elegia, their first high-end closed-back headphone. The Elegia represents a closed-back headphone that is very easy to drive meaning portability is a non-issue. It also features the most incredible tonal balance we have heard in a closed-back headphone.
Elegia is an audiophile over-ear closed-back pair of headphones from Focal. The ergonomic design makes them incredibly comfortable and offers excellent sound isolation, making these headphones the ideal solution for long listening sessions. Continuing its headphone development programme, the Focal R&D team has introduced several new innovations, all with incredible audio performance in mind. The full-range 'M'-shape aluminium/magnesium dome speaker driver provides a very high frequency response, which is the basis for Elegia’s supremely dynamic sound. In addition, the frameless voice coil, which is lightweight yet incredibly stiff, reproduces the minutest details that adds to the convincing all-round performance. With its incredible tonal balance combined with long-term comfort, the Elegia is a key reference in the high-end closed-back headphones sector.
- Circum-aural closed back headphones
- 35 Ohms
- 105 dB SPL / 1 mW @ 1 kHz
- 0.1 % @ 1 kHz / 100 dB SPL
- Frequency response
- 5 Hz-23 kHz
- Speaker driver
- 1.57" (40 mm) 'M'-shape Aluminium/ Magnesium dome
- 4.68 lbs
- Cable provided
- 3.94 feet (1.2 m) asymmetric cable (0.14" - 3.5 mm TRS jack). 0.14" (3.5 mm) to 0.25" (6.35 mm) stereo jack adapter.
- Hard-shell carry case provided
(0.14" - 3.5 mm TRS jack)
0.14" (3.5 mm) to 0.25" (6.35 mm) stereo jack adapter.