Wanted to get a pair of closed backs to go with the Clears so went for the Celestee. Got an open box pair and condition is great and came with all accessories. Celestee is certainly a great pair of neutral headphones. I'd put it a step below the Clears but I'm biased towards open backs.
The Focal Celestee Handphones are beautifully designed and have a beautiful balance sound!! Initially I was disappointed right out of the box. I patiently waited during my break-period and was awarded with awesome sounding headphones. I also own Focal Clear open back headphones. I have to admit, I'm listening to the Celestee closed back all the time now. I enjoy the isolation of background noise and being immersed in the music. BEAUTIFUL!
So before owning the focal Celestee. I had a pair of Sennheiser hd820,and the sound stage was there but I felt something was missing. Now, having received the focal Celestee and had time to enjoy them. I came to a conclusion that these are my headphones. The Focal Celestee just destroys the Sennheiser HD820 in sound and price. Iv been in the market for a pair of really nice sounding closed back heaphones around $1-1.5k and these are the ones. Now, I own a pair of sennheiser hd800s so I know a wide sound stage and one thing I will say is that the Focal doesn't do well is soundstage. It has a narrow soundstage, but it makes up with really high details and just fuller sounds. The noise cancellation is there and when the music is playing you can't hear a thing around you. I would recommend these for anyone who is looking for some high end closed back heaphones that won't completely break the piggy bank. I would also like to say thank you to bloom audio for having such amazing customer service and really fast shipping. Thank you guys for the sweet treat that came with my order. You guys are awesome and I will continue to purchase my audio equipment here from now on. Thanks again!!