At the end of the month, French speaker manufacturer Focal will launch an impressive new line of headphones, and according to the company, the three new models – Utopia, Elear and Listen – will carry the full weight of its 35-years of experience in high-end audio.
Utopia sits at the top of Focal’s new line and will carry an MSRP of $4,000. Obviously it’s priced out of the range of all but the most dedicated and affluent fans of personal hi-fi. But consider that the Utopia was designed to be the headphone version of Focal’s highest end speaker line of the same name. At the top of Focal’s Utopia speaker line is the Grand Utopia that goes for over $100,000. So, when you consider that the Utopia headphones use the same beryllium driver technology and is claimed to share the same acoustic signature as found in the flagship speaker, they might actually be a relative bargain.
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