Focal Utopia 2020 Revision | Open-Back Headphones

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The Utopia now comes in two versions: the original in a display case with thick 3m 6.3mm cable, and a new 2020 edition with rigid carrying case and two cables: a 3m balanced cable with a 4-point XLR connector, and a 1.2m mini-jack 3.5mm cable with a 6.3mm adapter.

Our Take
When Focal released the Utopia in 2016, it was quickly lauded by many as the "greatest headphones in the world." Once you listen, it's easy to hear why. The transparency and accuracy is mind-blowing. You will hear detail in music you love that you've never heard before. If you have or are considering a high end headphone DAC/amp, the no-compromises Utopia is amongst the very best open-back headphones you can buy. Endgame, no question.

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From Focal

Utopia have already become the world reference high-fidelity headphones manufactured in France by Focal. They are the result of 35 years of innovation, development and manufacturing of high-end speaker drivers and loudspeakers. Equipped with exclusive technology, they offer striking realism, neutrality, dynamics and clarity, for sound with unrivaled purity. Utopia are unique: they are the world’s first audiophile headphones featured totally open-backed full-range speaker drivers with pure Beryllium ’M’-shaped domes. The acoustic quality of this exclusive solution allowed Focal to avoid the use of any crossover or passive filtering process to achieve a frequency response from 5Hz to 50kHz! The equivalent of two tiny authentic loudspeakers over your ears… They meet all the requirements expected of high-end headphones due to their sophisticated and elegant design and to purposeful materiality, such as the carbon fibre yoke and true lambskin leather ear cushions.

Focal Utopia

The listening experience is outstanding in terms of realism, natural sound reproduction, dynamics and clarity. When listening to them, the headphones virtually disappear and the audio signal is revealed with a level of precision never achieved until Utopia.

Design is also a key point, be it in regards to the way of using the headphones, comfort, as well as the aesthetic. Another achievement with Utopia is the removal from the conventional rotation included on the yoke and its integration into the headband to ensure a total purity of the design. The true lambskin leather, used on the cushions, reinforces the character of classically elegant lines, as well as the expression of comfort and overall performances. These headphones have immediately been applauded by the press as well as music lovers after launching.

Key points:

  • Made in France
  • Open back circum-aural headphones dedicated to low noise environments
  • Reference pair of headphones featuring full range loudspeakers made of a
    pure Beryllium “M” shape dome (patent pending)
  • Mechanical design offering a full compatibility to any size and shaped head
  • Balanced cable with channel separation for fast and easy custom-made solutions (bi-amp)
Headphone
Driver Size 1.57" / 40 mm
Design Over-Ear (Circumaural)
Earcup Style Open-Back
General
Frequency Response 5 Hz to 50 kHz
Sensitivity 104 dB at 1 kHz / 1 mW
Impedance 80 Ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.2%
Foldable No
Connectivity
Audio Connector 1/4" TRS Straight
Connector to Earpiece 2 x LEMO (Unspecified Type)
Cable
Design U-Type
Color Black
Detachable Yes
In-Line Remote/Microphone None
Type Oxygen-Free Copper
Cable Length 9.8' / 2.99 m
Physical
Material of Construction Carbon Fiber, Fabric, Leather, Metal
Weight 1.08 lb / 490 g 

 

  • Rigid carrying case with magnet locking system
  • 9.8ft (3m) OFC cable (1 x Neutrik® 01/4“ (6.35mm) stereo Jack Neutrik® 2 x shielded 3⁄8“ (9.5mm) Lemo® connectors with self-locking bayonet system)

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