Focal Elear Over-Ear Open-Back Headphones -

Focal Elear Over-Ear Open-Back Headphones



The Focal Elear over-ear open-back headphones, inspired by the same technology and research that went into designing and manufacturing the flagship Utopia headphones. The Elear is designed and manufactured in France, and feature wide-range, near-field loudspeakers built within the headphones. The Elear comes with a 13.1-foot cable, and a padded carrying case with a magnetic closure.


The Elear features large 40mm full-range aluminum/magnesium "M"-shaped dome drivers. The unique shape of the drivers is the same as the ones used in the Utopia, offering high quality sound and blocking distortion.

Open Headphone Design

Focal decided that the best way to deliver all of the Elear's performance was to utilize a fully open headphone design to totally decompress the loudspeakers. The open design provides the lowest possible acoustic impedance to reproducing accurate and detailed bass frequencies, and gives you an extremely natural listening experience.

Ear Cups

The circum-aural ear cups feature 20mm thick memory foam cushions, wrapped in a soft microfiber fabric.


The included 13.1' (4-meter) high fidelity cable features OFC (oxygen-free copper) shielding with 24 AWG conductors and an extremely low impedance (under 90 mΩ). The 2-sided balanced cable features dual 3.5mm connectors for plugging into the ear cups, and a standard 1/4" plug for connecting to your source unit.

  Type Over-Ear, Open-Back
Frequency Response 5Hz - 23kHz
Impedance 80 ohms
Sensitivity 104dB SPL / 1 mW @ 1kHz
THD <0.3% / 1 kHz / 100dB SPL
Ear Cup Dimensions 3.552" W, 4.066" H, 2.273" D
Weight 15.5 ounces (without cable), 22 ounces (with cable)


In The Box
 Focal Elear Over-ear headphones
13.1' (4-meter) Audio cable with dual 3.5mm plugs on one end and straight 1/4" plug on other end
Storage case
User manual
Safety Precautions and Warranty guide
Focal brand brochure

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Tyson Hernandez T.H. Tyson H.
Get these instead of the Utopia!

Okay. The Utopia's are amazing. Everyone knows they're incredible. But they're also $4k. If you can afford them, go for it, but if you can't, these are definitely the next best thing. I tried both at an audio show recently (briefly) and I felt. The Utopia's look and feel like a premium headphone and are supremely comfortable. But for sound, I feel like I got a lot more value out of the Elears. They are extremely accurate. Now I finally understand what people are saying when they describe headphones as "fast"

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