Focal Headphones

Explore Focal Headphones

Focal, in France, makes wonderful hi end loudspeakers and their new headphones are superb. The open back Clear, Utopia and now the closed back Elegia and Stellia are setting new performance bars in their price ranges. These headphones are hand made by Focal in France.

“Focal rocked the premium headphone world with two new ultra-premium headphones-the Focal Elear, priced at $999, and then their flagship Focal
Utopia, priced at $3999. Both headphones, in my opinion--based on sound quality at their prices, their designs, ergonomics, and based on technical
performance/measured performance--make a strong case for being amongthe finest moving coil dynamic headphones ever crafted.”
Head Fi Magazine

Arche headphone amplifier and DAC with stand
Check out the great headphone/Arche package for each headphone model below

Arche is a unique audiophile solution. It combines a digital-analog converter with two pure class A amplification modes (voltage, hybrid), designed especially for headphones. Arche also offers presets for every set of Focal headphones to make sure you get the absolute best from this ultimate combination. Its dual mono ultra-high performance construction makes it possible to separate management of the left and right channels, from the powering stage. The two balanced digital-analog converters can process formats in PCM format, 384kHz, as well as DSD 256. The analog signal is then routed towards 2 pure class A amplification channels for an uncompromising solution. The original audio signal is thereby totally respected, so as to reproduce the tiniest details of the recording.

State of the Art Closed back headphones
$3999.99 package with the $2499.00 Arche amplifier




This very high-end circum-aural headphones manufactured at Focal is equipped with a new generation of exclusive electrodynamic speaker drivers, capable of working at low acoustic load while offering an extremely extensive frequency response (5Hz – 40kHz). Thanks to the many cutting-edge technologies which are integrated in its speaker drivers (the frameless 100% copper voice coil and ‘M’-shaped pure Beryllium dome), Stellia delivers a superb sound, whether bass articulation or the highest frequency details. In addition, Stellia’s offers extremely low impedance at 35 Ω, making the headphones very easy to drive through the output of a mobile audio source: experience the purity of sound, everywhere.

Each component has been developed with optimal acoustics in mind, without compromising on style. Because at Focal, innovation goes beyond technology; it influences product use and aesthetics. Available in cognac or mocha finishes with full-grain leather.
Stellia uses the headband and yoke mechanical features originally developed for the Utopia headphones. The consistent curve between these two elements offers flawless comfort, regardless of the shape and size of the listener’s face and head. This comfort is enhanced by the high-resilience memory foam used for the earpads.

The good press is alreadt starting on these amazing phones: said:

Focal Stellia the new reference in a closed design!
"Focal continues to impress with its ability to recreate the room of the venue with extraordinary clarity and decay. The Stellia takes the listener on a magical journey and gets out the way and treats you to a magical listening experience. If you are looking for the most in musical performance from a closed design you need to audition the Stellia and you may find, as I did, this is a special headphone that hits all the marks and you may also, like I did, find your wallet lighter as I could not resist the urge to not send this back and purchased the review sample. The Stellia never disappoints and needs to be heard to be appreciated. Highly Recommended."

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The What Hifi review:

Our Verdict

Simply the best closed-back headphones we've heard, with an appropriately aspirational price tag
5 star review

Home Theater said:

You would be hard pressed to find better-sounding, more comfortable headphones than the wired Focal Stellias. These French cans are about as close as you can come to true studio-grade headphones, with all of the bells and whistles that come with super-premium, audiophile-grade models.

Greg Handy said, "For those audiophiles with both the means and an unwillingness to settle for less than the absolute best in a circum-aural closed-back headphone, you need look no further than the Focal Stellia."

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  • Type: Circum-aural closed-back headphones
Impedance: 35 Ohms
  • Sensitivity
: 106dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
  • THD
: 0.1% @ 1kHz / 100 dB SPL
  • Frequency response: 5Hz–40kHz
  • Loudspeaker: 1.6" (40mm) pure Beryllium "M" shape dome
  • Weight: 0.96lb (435g)
  • Cables provided:
  • 1.2m OFC 24 AWG cable with 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS jack connector + 6.3mm adaptor
  • 3m OFC 24 AWG cable with 4-pin Neutrik XLR connector