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For several years, I have avoided purchasing a Focal headphone. Recently the Utopia was revisited on one of the forums where I participate. The gist of the revisit had one important finding. If you do not have a DNA or EC tube headphone amp, you are not getting the most out of your Utopia. Since I have a DNA Stratus, I decided to upgrade.
Right out of the box, Stratus sounded pretty good on my SS/digital system. ( SPL Phonitor E & Matris Sabra Pro MOQ DAC). I ran that combo for 8 days 24/7 for break in. When I hooked up the Utopia to my Stratus/Shiit Yiggy/PS Audio CD transport, It was great. I played some Sade and wondered what Utopia owners were complaining about. Not enough bass?? I would not say so. Not too much certainly, but bass was lightening quick, detailed and bountiful.
Midrange was clear and musical as it was supposed to be.
All in all, an excellent combination.