We like a bit of ambition, and Focal has been nothing if not ambitious with these Utopia headphones. While their eye-watering price will get people talking, we think their technology is even more interesting.
Best known for its wide-ranging and talented speakers, this French manufacturer has been plugging away at headphones for a number of years now, without ever making the kind of impact that would get the big players to notice.
Focal’s headphones have been mostly middle market and solid as far as sound is concerned, but nothing in the company’s catalogue prepared us for the arrival of the Utopias.
Focal has never made headphones as pricey as these, or anything that even hinted at so much ability.
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