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Focal Elear Headphones

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Elear Headphones

Item # : FOC-ELEAR

Brand New In Factory Sealed Packaging

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$999.00 Each
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Elear Headphones

Elear are audiophile open-backed headphones manufactured in France by Focal. Inspired by the best technology and acoustic research that went into designing Utopia, our flagship headphones, they offer truly exceptional performance. The mechanical design provides remarkably smooth and seamless style due to the solid aluminium yoke. They also feature memory foam ear cushions for maximum comfort, an essential quality for long listening sessions. Finally, the exclusive speaker drivers with their aluminium/magnesium ‘M’-shaped domes enable Elear to provide strikingly realistic sound. Be inspired by the sound of a high-fidelity system with a pair of Elear headphones, for hours of listening pleasure.

Elear offers the world’s first, full range and fully open back loudspeaker, built-in to a pair of headphones. Additionally, they are made from an Aluminum-Magnesium blend, in a formed shape, unique to Focal with the company’s brand new “M” shape dome. This new dome shape has originated from the research performed during the Utopia headphone project that will offer the highest quality sound, while avoiding potential avenues of distortion.

The acoustic quality of this exclusive solution allowed Focal to avoid the use of any crossover or passive filtering process in order to achieve a frequency response from 5Hz to 23kHz.

The result is thus impressively realistic, making the headphones virtually disappear and providing listeners with a truly unique high-fidelity audio experience. Elear also benefits from the R&D done on Utopia. With regards to mechanical design, the rotation traditionally included on the yoke has been moved into the headband to ensure the total purity of the design. The microfiber fabric, used on the cushions, offers a true comfort for all head shapes and sizes – a quality that is mandatory for long listening sessions. 


  • Headphones Made in France
  • Open back circum-aural headphones dedicated to low noise environments
  • High-fidelity pair of headphones featuring full range loudspeakers made of
  • Aluminum-Magnesium "M" shape dome (patent pending)
  • Mechanical design offering a full compatibility to any morphology
  • Balanced cable with channels separation for fast and easy custom-made solutions (bi-amp) 
  • Product Details
    Brand Focal
    Condition Notes Brand New In Factory Sealed Packaging
    Weight (lb) 1.0000

    "All-in-all, the Elear is exactly what I would expect to see in a $1000's just shockingly satisfying to actually see it. This is an absolutely gorgeous headphone, extremely well designed and built. If the sound is as good as its build, this thing is a knock-out."

    - Tyll Hertsens (Innerfidelity)

    "The mid-range frequencies are absolutely top notch.  Lush and detailed with a nice body to them, these mids are up there with some of the best I’ve heard.  Guitar, piano, and vocals were all rendered with a pleasing fullness.  As big as the bass is, it doesn’t seem to intrude on the mids at all, leaving them feeling neither recessed nor forward.  There are many people out there who still use the Sennheiser HD 650 because they’ve never found a headphone that can give them the same experience as a well-driven 650.  Those people will definitely want to give the Elear a listen as this feels like a very natural and worthy upgrade from that venerable classic."

    - Dan Browdy (audiohead)

    "While the Utopia headphones are designed for the most critical audiophiles, the Focal Elear open-back headphones are meant to offer similar performance at a more affordable price point."

    - Kris Wouk (Digital Trends)

    "Forget anything you think you know about Focal headphones today. None of the headphones Focal has made before now could have prepared us for Elear. Focal is best known for high-end, artisanal speakers that are handmade in France, but its headphones have been built to more, shall we say, modest expectations. Three years in development, Focal built a new production line at its plant in France just to build its Utopia and Elear headphones with the same care and attention that goes into its speakers."

    - Wade Robson (Audioholics)

    Read all the Elear press reviews here

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