ajr Administrateur Forum Univers Casques Messages: 26424 Inscription Forum: 06 Oct 2007 9:34 Localisation: 06400. AFAIK the Elex is an Elear with a different paint scheme and pads. Haut » 07 Mar 2020 15:35 . They have a nice grill on the cups and a well-padded headband. Not at all. The earcups will feel familiar with microfiber coverings over memory foam cushions. The Focal Clear headphones are an Innovative high-end headphone built from the research used to develop the best selling Focal Elear and Utopia. Priced at $1499, the Clear is intended to be the best option Focal offers for under $1500. I have auditioned Clear and Utopia a few times now and Elex is pretty damn close to Clear. Focal Clear Professional vs Focal Elear. The driver itself is a 1.6″-diameter unit that Focal calls an “M”-shaped dome, because it is M-shaped if viewed from the side. Clear's full-range speakers and open back design reveal the tiniest musical details. The Focal Elear are better open critical listening headphones than the Sennheiser HD 660 S. They aren’t as tight on the head and will be more comfortable for long listening sessions. The Focal Clear feature an M-shaped, inverted-dome, full-range driver measuring 40mm. Only time will tell there. purr1n Finding his inner redneck Staff Member Friend BWC. The fact is that measurements and listeners have said there is a sound difference with the Elear and Elex. I should preface that by saying I'm not an expert. The Focal Clear headphones are unmistakably Focal. As a flagship headphone at about twice the price of Elear, the PS1000e is hardly a fair comparison for soundstage and imaging. It is basically what the Elear should have been. The Clear driver has a copper voice coil and the Elear uses aluminum. Joined: Sep 24, 2015 Likes Received: 70,016 Dislikes Received: 113 Trophy Points: 113 Location: Padre Island CC TX. Doc Mixwell. The Focal Clear will remind you of the Elear in styling, but features a lighter grey and some stand-out features. COVID19: We are Fully Operational & Shipping Worldwide Daily For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. My Music and Source Preferences . Elear. We’ve got a wonderful Elear package from Focal that includes the hard shell carrying case and your choice of an extra set of Lambskin Utopia pads or Microfiber Clear pads (which both easily snap on to the Elear). Most so called headphone experts will tell you that the Focal Clear is a step up from the Focal Elear. Je voudrais brancher un casque dessus. Bon week-end. Last summer, a high-end speaker company out of France shocked the audiophile world with two of the best pairs of high-end headphones, the $1,000 Focal Elear and $4,000 Focal … The Clears were nearly new and the LCD-3s have been completely rebuilt under … The look of the Elear does a great job of announcing its presence. Headphones (full-size) Thread starter joefig44; Start date Oct 29, 2018; post-14567259. Cette configuration présente l’avantage évident de mieux isoler l’auditeur des bruits environnants, et par extension d’améliorer le rapport signal/bruit. Following the Elear and Utopia, which were both top-selling options since their release, the Clear fits well in the line with its premium features and styling. They are practically all-black, expect for the metallic silver finish on the cup hinges and logo. Discover a listening experience similar to that provided by high-fidelity loudspeakers and excellent performance when connected to portable high-resolution audio players. The earcups will feel familiar with microfiber coverings over memory foam cushions. Focal Elegia : casque fermé. Focal Clear vs Elear. They are practically all-black, expect for the metallic silver finish on the cup hinges and logo. The Clear Professionals have confirmed my thoughts on the open vs closed debate. Any $1,000 headphone needs to do something really, really well. Focal Clear has the same high sensitivity as Elear, yet the voice-coil has been changed from 80 to 55 Ohms. Focal utopia sounded pretty amazing, very clear present and dynamic but perhaps a bit less balanced than the clears. Bonjour à tous! Oct 29, 2018 at 4:18 PM. I can't really say specific differences as I haven't done a side-by-side yet. Personally, I’m an open kind of guy, as the playback is just so much more spacious. Bonjour, Je possède un ensemble MARANTZ pm8006 et nd8006. Many Elear owners likely upgraded to the Clear when it was introduced. What is the difference between Master & Dynamic MW60 and Focal Elear? The Focal Clear is one of our top-selling headphones and has become a go-to for an open-back design. You must log in or register to reply here. It's interesting to note that since they support the mixing/mastering crowd, some percentage of music we listen to was likely produced with the headphones they support. Earpads for the Elegia will also fit the Focal Clear, Clear Pro, Elear, Utopia, and Stellia. vs. Master & Dynamic MW60. Deux possibilités pour s'équiper du FOCAL Elear: - celui en vente dans la rubrique - je vends - avec étui de rangement et deux câbles. Both headphones come in beautiful boxes. Clear has low impedance (55 Ohms) to ensure uncompromising use with portable high-resolution audio players. Where they're different is that the Elex has more air in the treble & a wider sound stage; the Clear has more bass both mid & sub in addition to brighter highs. Focal built the headphone with a sophisticated driver and housing inside the ear-cups, which provides a wide auditory field for a headphone. FOCAl CLEAR ou ELEAR. Focal Elear. The Focal Clear performs well, although the sub-frequencies, below 50 Hz could use a little more energy. The engineers at Focal have done an excellent job at tuning the Clear for both lows and highs. 8 editorial reviews. The entire spectrum is refined and clear with a level of detail that isn’t present in the Elear. This wasn’t the case with the Spirit Professionals, but the Clears absolutely are a pleasure to wear. The retail price for the Clear is 500.00 more than the Elear. Sonarworks provides software … Elex is solid, I own it and Elear. The Elex has the most linear FR of the 3, so if all you're doing is looking at graphs, buy the Elex, stop there, and be happy. The Driver magnet structure are different between the Clear and the Elear (Elear is 80 ohms, Clear is 55 ohms). I think the Clear is... 80% of Utopia - less resolving, less analytical, with a more classic headstage (Utopia is very intimate, with a stunning imaging), but overall excellent. L said he was going to do the review, and then screamed at me to get off his lawn. bump same here Share Reply Quote. ... Focal Elear. The stand shape is reminiscent of the Focal logo and allows positioning of Elear, Clear and Utopia headphones easily and without damage to the ear cups. Focal Clear Professional Shop now at Amazon. I asked L if I could review it right before the hype train started puffing full steam. Perso j'utilise un Focal Elear sur la sortie symétrique d'un modeste Cowon Plenue D2 et ça fonctionne très bien. It's odd that the Clear is supposedly preferred, yet does not measure as well as the Elear. Read more. Répondre. Each Elear and Utopia is handcrafted by a two-person team at the Focal factory in France; one tech makes the driver, the other one makes the rest of the headphone. purr1n, Dec 20, 2017 #2. Avis matériels. They have a … Given the premium materials and weighing in at 0.99lbs, you’d expect a hefty feel, but they seem light during listening sessions while still being solid and sturdy overall. roydudul Nouveau membre. Good news: the Clear don’t just sound good, they sound distinctive. Solid aluminum yoke which moulds perfectly to your head. Focal Clear is poised to be the reference open-back headphones under $2,000. With the far cheaper Listen Professionals, Focal promised this best-of-both-worlds result: a ‘semi-open’ compromise. I own Elex and Elear and have auditioned Clear a few times. Share Reply Quote. The Clear sounded better than the Elear to me - but I could have been seduced by price tag/expectation. This means that from the same source set at the same volume Clear will go louder. Obviously, it shares a good deal of the technology developed for the Focal Utopia, which I reviewed in Issue 270, but its drivers are made of aluminum/magnesium rather than of the beryllium used for the Utopia. 5000Hz higher high-frequency? Once there, they’re comfy and give the impression they’ll remain so for many hours of happy listening! Listening with the balanced cable seemed to improve the highest frequencies, and as a result the imaging and detail. I bought the 1990 refurbished directly from Beyerdynamic on eBay for around $350. Accessories. Most of the build is metal, and the cups are large and well-made. Anybody tried comparing these headphones? © 2001-2021 Head-Fi.org. I have been struggling as to find the right word as to describe the look. Phones: Senn/MD HD 6xx, Focal Clear, Audeze LCD-X, Audeze LCD-XC. Now, I was quite surprised when they asked me which Focal Clear I wanted to demo. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. To me, it seems quite a statement to say the Elear is ". Hey all, this hasn’t been officially announced yet, but I wanted to share it with the community first. BTW, I agree with you regarding the 600 vs 650. On the technical side of things, the Clear features new, perforated, micro-fiber covered memory foam pads and a revised, lower impedance (55 ohms vs. 80 ohms) driver using a formless copper voice coil in place of the Elear’s copper-clad aluminum coil, driving the same 40mm aluminum/magnesium M-shaped dome. Top view CSDs extended to … The new Focal Clear headphone is the result of feedback from its earlier Elear and Utopia headphones. Low impedance (55 OHMS) to ensure uncompromising use with portable high-resolution audio players. My only real reservation is a slight concern that the grey fabric of the headband liner and the ear pads will get visibly dirty with prolonged usage. The soundstage is nice and wide, making for a natural-sounding listening experience with plenty of space to breathe. Most so called headphone experts will tell you that the Focal Clear is a step up from the Focal Elear. Ce n’est pas le cas du nouveau Focal Elegia, qui est fermé. 3 cables included: 4 PIN Balanced, XLR 6.35MM Stereo, Jack, and 3.5MM jack. The Clear offers superior hardware which is evidenced by the larger frequency response range, better THD, and lower impedance. I didn't like the "normal" clears almost immediately after donning them. Factor in the sumptuous leather-covered earpads and headband, and this new design delivers hours of musical fun in consummate comfort.". Equipment Forums. Joined Feb 3, 2018 Messages 141 Reaction score 7 Location Ontario. Focal Clear (with Sonarworks) are the best headphones I've heard. Focal say that the “Clear Professional headphones are so comfortable that you forget you are wearing them”. They contain the same 40mm (1.6-inch) M-type aluminum/magnesium driver, but made with a brighter aluminum housing. The Focal are also one of the better-built headphones we’ve reviewed so far. When you take the headphones out of the box, you’ll immediately be dazzled with the metallic look and great feel. The Elear is 80Ω, while the Clear presents at 55Ω (Meaning it’s easier to drive, and requires slightly less power). Vorlon, ultrabike and Clemmaster like this. 28000Hz vs 23000Hz; 25 Ohms lower impedance ... Focal Clear. Si quelqu'un à déjà écouté ces casques peut il me donner son avis ? 25th July 2018 #2. onyx000000. Focal Clear vs Sennheiser HD800S. Focal's Elear sits behind the new Clear and the Utopia but remains one of the meatiest sounding headphones in the $1000 range. 31 mars 2017. At Focal, every acoustic solution has its own history and unique style. Why is Focal Clear better than Focal Elear? I won't give an arbitrary percentage, but the Elex & Clear do sound a lot alike. 0 commentaires. It fastens closed via magnets on the opening flap. The retail price for the Clear is 500.00 more than the Elear. The Elear bested the PM1 everywhere. Focal say that the “Clear Professional headphones are so comfortable that you forget you are wearing them”. I would say Elex is the most neutral of the three. Messages : 39 Sujets : 6 Inscription : Mar 2019 Type: Particulier #1. Turns out, there are two versions -- Focal Clear, and Focal Clear Professional. However, these also seem to give you that detail promised by closed-back phones. The Focal Elear open-back dynamic headphone was officially released in late 2016 and remains in high demand and limited availability as they slowly trickle out of Focal’s St Etienne France manufacturing facility.. Most of the build is metal, and the cups are large and well-made. The headphones are largely built from met… The high frequencies of the Focal Clear are closer to the Focal Elear than the Focal Utopia. vs. Beyerdynamic T1. Cdlt Metronome LP2S -> Audia FL3S -> Mulidine Cadence. The Clear also offers a slightly wider frequency range, peaking at 28kHz to the Elear’s 23kHz. Ears validate the measurements, not the other way. "Clear by name, clear by nature. Here for the gear . The 'M' -shape Aluminum/Magnesium dome is equipped with a revolutionary copper voice coil that provides remarkable dynamics across the audio spectrum, bass that is always controlled, even at high volumes, and exemplary linearity in the high-end. MIXING HEADPHONES, Focal Clear vs HD800s I know it's better to use speakers in a treated room but due to life circumstances i'm unable to set this up at present. "Of course," I thought, "the difference must be only in color and included accessories". It has its pros and cons, but so does everything. Le casque audio Focal Clear tire parti des recherches effectuée sur les excellents casques Elear et Utopia pour offrir des performances dignes d’une vraie enceinte acoustique ! The Focal are also one of the better-built headphones we’ve reviewed so far. Cette semaine, je vous invite à un match au sommet entre deux casques ouverts haut de gamme : le Sennheiser HD-800 et le Focal Elear. Home; Gear Guide. But I can easily say that Elex and Clear are more similar and Elear is the odd man out. It is presented bea… So, who has heard both, and what are your impressions? The fact is that Focal hasn't been specific about how the Elear and Elex are different (I'm just seeing heresy that a spokesperson said differences in tuning are just with pads). 10-15-2019, 11:17 AM . Overall the Clear headphones don’t just sound great, they sound distinctive. The new headphones will retail at $1,500 putting it just above the price of Focal's $1,000 Elear and well below the $4,000 Utopia. Comparing these to the Elear, the audio specs don’t show a huge amount of difference. vs. Sennheiser HD 650. vs. Focal Elear. Focals are tricky to EQ because a lot of their treble peaks are very narrow, and you have to use high-Q filters in your EQ - which degrades the sound - if you want to have a completely linear FR. Sound-wise, their treble is more uneven, but they should sound more open due to their better soundstage performance. Ear Cushion is padded with 20MM memory foam and covered with a microfibre fabric perforated to remain cool and comfortable. D'ailleurs même en asymétrique il n'y a pas de gros manque de puissance, 80 ohms c'est pas énorme et le Elear a une sensibilité élevée. I also was listening to a few other headphones at the time besides the 6XX, such as the Focal Elear, as well as the HifiMan Ananda. There seems to be a slight, broad boost around 80 Hz, resulting in a more audible, but still balanced bass response than the Focal Elear. Looking for more information like a connection So with some EQ’ing you should be able to get quite close with the Elear I’d say. vs. Audeze LCD-1. Focal Elear Shop now at Amazon. The pads, however, make a very big difference, and some aftermarket pads, like some of the Dekoni ones, will completely re-tune Focals to the point that they don't even sound like Focals anymore. 1 Review written. That’s to say, while they have a number of different design elements than other Focal headphones, including color offerings, they carry that classic Focal headphones look, the beautiful mesh grills on each ear cup, and so on. Even though my aesthetic preferences still lean toward the look of the Utopia and the Elear, I think the Clear is a gorgeous, and finely-figured, headphone. I own Focal Clear and Audeze LCD-3; I used to own Beyerdynamic 1990 Pro. 8. vs. Focal Clear. Also, the Massdrop Elex is supposedly an Elear with Clear pads. My Studio . And yet, at least one set of respected headphone experts have a different take on the difference between the Clear and the Elear. Elear est un casque audiophile ouvert fabriqué en France par Focal. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been checking out some of Focal’s best and most impressive headphones, including the much-loved Focal Utopia headphones, the closed-back Focal Stellia headphones, and the slightly more affordable Focal Clear headphones.Now, we’re taking a look at a pair of headphones that are even more affordable — the Focal Elegia headphones. Available colors: Editiorial reviews: 4.4 / 5. The Focal Elear are great looking headphones that have a high-end and premium feel. Focal Elear. Clear also features 3.5mm locking jack sockets and comes with 3 cables. The new generation of perforated microfiber ear cushions adds to Clear's open design, giving the headphones a weightless, almost invisible feeling. The HD800/s soundstage feels too much like an effect. Les trois casques audio Focal Clear, Elear et Utopia sont des modèles ouverts. Focal Clear features leather and perforated microfiber adjustable headband with ear cup rotation and a one size fits all Aluminum Yoke with 20mm memory foam ear cushions. They are packaged with a copper voice coil, and together, these two elements work together to control the dynamics and the bass. French audio manufacturer, Focal, creates another top performing headphone with the release of the Focal Clear open-back headphones. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Elex definitely isn't as warm/thick in mid-bass as HD650 is. How We Score; Annual Awards; Search By Price. Search. Designed in stainless steel with a synthetic stone base, the stand is rigid and well weighted, providing greater … I had Dekoni velour pads and Frans’ attenuator on the 1990s. I haven't had a chance to listen to Clear back to back with Elex but they are pretty similar in both correcting Elear's wonky mids. Replacement ear pads for Focal Elegia closed back headphones - sold in pairs. I have the Elex, Clear, and Utopia, though no Elear. All running through chord Hugo tt 2. Many Elear owners likely upgraded to the Clear when it was introduced. Quality is for the Elex tho, they have more impact and punch and the bass is generally more engaging and energetic and the Ananda is bigger and more … I'm looking at the Focal Clear and HD800s and wondering if anyone has used both and can comment regarding their experience and which would be better placed for mixes that translate well. https://www.sonarworks.com/blog/reviews/focal-elear-studio-headphone-review/#pros, https://www.sonarworks.com/blog/reviews/focal-clear-and-clear-professional-studio-headphone-review/. Yeah, it’s hard to escape the hype on this headphone. It also respond better to EQ as you can make them bass canons if you want but not the Elex. Sound-wise, their treble is more uneven, but they should sound more open due to their better soundstage performance. L’ambition de ce casque audiophile est claire : proposer la meilleure sonorité que vous n’ayez jamais entendue dans cette gamme de prix ! If I remember correctly, the Clear is just a retuned Elear? While the Clear is an excellent product, it doesn’t compete against the Utopia’s amazing sound and build quality. And now, on a completely unrelated note, let’s talk about the Focal Elear. Spent a couple hours listening. Focal Clear vs Focal Elear. Bass the Ananda is the clear winner here, it has bigger bass image and doesn't clip on loud heavy bass tracks like some Hans Zimmer soundtracks. 100+ Head-Fier. The Focal Elear are great looking headphones that have a high-end and premium feel. This wasn’t the case with the Spirit Professionals, but the Clears absolutely are a pleasure to wear. Top Reader Voted Headphones; Dynamic Driver; … We’ve got a wonderful Elear package from Focal that includes the hard shell carrying case and your choice of an extra set of Lambskin Utopia pads or Microfiber Clear pads (which both easily snap on to the Elear). vs. Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro. vs. Focal Elear. Fair points. $1000+ $501-1000; $401-500; $301-400; $201-300; $101-200; Up To $100; First Contact; Features; CanJam Reports; News Releases; Headphones . 3.5MM Jack sockets with built-in locking mechanism, Easily adjustable to any head size or shape, 3.5mm jack socket to 6.35mm jack plug adapter. The Focal Clear headphones are aimed at offering some of what’s special about the $3,000 Focal Utopia headphones while combining it with the much more fun-sounding Focal Elear headphones, and they do that pretty well. The Utopia is still the best headphone offered by Focal. SEDENTAIRE … FREE SHIPPING on US orders over $49 But, funny thing. The Hype Train. Well, sometimes the measurements keep us honest. Dan Baker/Digital Trends. Hey all, this hasn’t been officially announced yet, but I wanted to share it with the community first. In summary – the Focal Elear is a great-sounding headphone! It isn’t airy in the same way the Focal Utopia, and I wish it had that little extra sparkly extension. Generally this headphone doesn’t need a dedicated headphone amp to go loud enough, most interfaces will drive it with ease. The Clear uses an aluminum/magnesium-dome full-range driver with a 25.5m x 5.5mm copper voice coil designed specifically for these ’phones. Does it hit a home run? But from the measurements I've seen Dekoni pads smooth out the FR and tame some of the peaks, at the expense of being less neutral and not as balanced overall, and this may make it possible to use less degrading EQ and let you get closer to neutral while keeping technicalities intact. Headband is coated with leather and perforated microfiber. vs. Focal Clear. 25th July 2018 #3. My Studio. Yet, clearly spending $1,000 on a pair of headphones isn’t for everyone. The major point they are making that the Clear is substantially more expensive than the Elear, and does not measure as well is the issue. Javascript must be enabled to ensure a valid configuration, Focal Clear Open Back Headphones with Silver Dragon, Black Dragon Premium Cable for Focal Clear Headphones. The Elear and the top-of-the-line Utopia headphones were designed from the ground up by Focal, with tooling developed by Focal engineers in a process consuming four years. COMFORT AND STYLE. - celui en vente chez IACONO à 489€. I'm in between these 2 for mixing. So you have to choose between having a linear FR but maybe degraded imaging and detail, or keeping the technical performance but maybe not having them sound totally linear. This means that from the same source set at the same volume Clear will go louder. While the soundstage isn't as big as HD800/s or the Abyss, it's very natural and easy to mix with. But in terms of precision imaging, it wasn’t up to the Grado’s performance. Ce duel s’annonce des plus palpitants tant nos deux compétiteurs sont sur le papier de bien sérieux candidats. vs. Master & Dynamic MW60. But, it is really with the release of the Elear ($999) and its big brother, the Utopia ($3999) that Focal seems to have proven that they can play with the big boys of the headphone world. Focal, the high-end speaker manufacturer out of Saint-Étienne, France has expanded its high-end headphone line with a new entrant called Clear. I would certainly hope and expect the utopia to be better than the clear/elear. Clear completely envelopes the user in musical purity. The Elear tests at an impressive demonstrated frequency response of 5Hz to 23kHZ. This post may sound somewhat negative, but keep in mind I actually bought all 3, and I wouldn't have done that if I didn't care for the Focal sound. Categories. Haven't had my ears on the HD800's but the Clear Pro are absolutely … On the other hand, the Klipsch HP-3 comes in a box made of wood. Inspired by Modernity vs Antiquity – Focal Elear vs Klipsch HP-3 Comparison Review Specifications. Index du forum › Casques sédentaires › FOCAL Utopia, Stellia, Clear (tests HCFR), Elear, Elegia Trouver. Made in our Focal Workshops in St. Etienne France, Clear is our newest reference high-fidelity headphone, taking inspiration from our best technologies found in Utopia and innovations that defined Elear. LCD-X vs Focal Clear Home. 70% Coffee, 30% Beer . Focal Clear CSDs . guide or product specific information? All rights reserved. J. joefig44. The Focal Clear will remind you of the Elear in styling, but features a lighter grey and some stand-out features. Clear is a new circum-aural open-back headphone for audiophiles. Thread Starter Post #1 of 8 J. joefig44 100+ Head-Fier . Focal Clear. They are nicely balanced, but have a boost between 10kHz and 12kHz. Find out which is better and their overall performance in the headphones ranking. The Clear also includes improved striped cables with multiple connection options and a convenient carrying case. The whole package is $599. Looking for honest feedback. Inspiré du meilleur des technologies et des développements acoustiques réalisés sur le casque de référence Utopia, il est doté de performances exceptionnelles. Dan Baker/Digital Trends. J'hésite entre 2 de la marque FOCAL, le CLEAR ou le ELEAR. First-up for today’s listening tests, was the Focal Elear; an extremely handsome and good-looking headphone, the build quality and engineering is immediately obvious the moment one places the Focal Elear upon one’s head. I still think the Utopia is a superior headphone as it is just more super resolving and has a really interesting 3D soundstage effect. vs. Sony WH-1000XM3. Casque audiophile circum-aural ouvert. Head-stage is a clear strength of Elear. Focal’s Clear headphones don't just live up to their name, they define it By Ryan Waniata October 6, 2017 Previous Next 1 of 11. In fact, that comparison of the Elear vs PM1 wasn’t justified enough for the review, which is why I didn’t include it. The Focal Elear comes in an all black leather coated case. International Orders $399 & up: Use "World20" to save $20. But it is also a bit brighter than Clear … They contribute to the overall essence of the headphones themselves. Right now I'm choosing the latter and my Utopia sounds a bit like a somewhat darker HD600, which is not a bad thing in my book. vs. Quad ERA-1. The Focal Elear is a world-class design, right up with the best of Audeze, Beyerdynamic, Grado, Hifiman, and Sennheiser’s ’phones. 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