Focal Elear 1


Open-backed circum aural headphones. Elear are technophile 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 aluminum 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 aluminum/magnesium ‚ÄòM‚Äô-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 feature the first totally open-backed full-range speaker drivers with aluminum/magnesium ‘M’-shaped domes inspired by our Utopia headphones for dynamic and exceptionally precise audio.

The high-end mechanical design of Elear headphones allows the listener to enjoy the best listening conditions and they fit absolutely all ear shapes and sizes.

Rigid carrying case with magnet locking system 13.1ft (4m) OFC cable (1 x 01/4″ (6.35mm) stereo Jack, 2 x0964 (3.5mm) Jack with self-locking system)

Aluminum yoke, leather headband, microfibre ear cushions: all the materials used for Elear were chosen with care to optimize comfort while reducing the weight of the headphones


Physical Summary
All-in-all, the Elear is exactly what I would expect to see in a $1000 headphone…it’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.

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