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Focal Utopia Open-Back Over-Ear Headphones

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"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. 

Drivers  

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. 

Ear Cups

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!

Cable

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.

Key Features:

  • 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
Specs
 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

 

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