"Unarguably one of the finest headphones on the planet." - What HiFi
The Focal Utopia Headphones take everything Focal learned building some of the world's finest speakers and built an incredible personal listening experience.
These headphones are incredible for many reasons, but the most important one is that the drivers have been engineered from Beryllium. Why does that matter? Beryllium is ultra-light, ultra-thin and ultra-rigid. This translates to a driver that moves fast and reproduces sound in a way that can trick your brain into believing you are in the room with the musicians.
The Utopias are made in France and you can tell they have paid attention to every detail both inside and out.
The Utopia features large 40mm full-range "M"-shaped dome drivers made of pure Beryllium. Beryllium is 3 times more rigid than Titanium, and 5 times more rigid than Aluminum, with only 40% of the density of Titanium, and 70% of the density of Aluminum. This combination of low mass, high rigidity, and high damping factor makes Beryllium an ideal material for a speaker driver.
Open Headphone Design
Focal decided that to unleash the Utopia's full potential they needed an open headphone design. The open design maximizes the reproduction of accurate and detailed frequencies to create the most natural listening experience.
The circum-aural (they cover your whole ear) ear cups feature 20mm thick memory foam cushions, covered by a bi-material construction made with true lambskin leather and perforated microfiber fabric. This combo provides a balance between a lively room with lots of reverb and a "damp" room with no reflections. The result is a flat frequency response in the upper mid and high frequencies between 1 kHz and 10 kHz.
... and the lambskin makes them very comfortable!
The included 13-inch high fidelity cable features 24 AWG conductors with OFC (oxygen-free copper) shielding and an extremely low impedance (under 90 mΩ). The 2-sided cable features shielded 9.5mm Lemo connectors with a self-locking bayonet system to plug into the ear cups. The end of the cable has a standard 1/4" plug.
- Over-the-ear, open-back design for spacious, natural sound
- 40mm dynamic drivers made of high-grade strong, lightweight beryllium
- Specially designed "M-shaped" pure beryllium domes help reproduce a wide frequency range
- Designed, developed, and assembled in Saint-Etienne, France
- Drivers positioned in open-back headphone chamber to help emulate the sound of loudspeakers
- Headband and earcups lined with Pittards leather
- Generous memory foam padding on the headband and earcups
- Carbon fiber headband yokes slide comfortably and sturdily into place
| Type ||Circumaural Open-Back Headphones|
| Earcup Size (W x H) || 3.597" x 4.122"|
| Impedance || 80 Ohms|
| Sensitivity || 104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz|
| Frequency Response || 5Hz - 50kHz|
| THD || <0.2% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL|
| Weight || 490g (1.08lb)|
| Cable length || 4m (13.1ft)|
| Connector || 6.35mm (1/4“) Neutrik® stereo plug|
| Carrying case || 12“ x 10“ x 6“|
| Manufacturer Warranty || 2 Years|
In The Box
| Focal Utopia Reference Open-Back Headphones|
| 13.1' Audio cable (straight 1/4" plug)|
| Storage case|
| User Manual|
| Beryllium Precautions for Use document|
| Safety Precautions and Warranty Guide|
| Focal brand brochure|