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Focal UTOPIA Details

Focal UTOPIA Reference Headphones: The state of the art in headphone design

  • Headphones designed and made in France
  • True lambskin leather headband
  • Carbon fibre yoke
  • Open back circum-aural headphones dedicated to low noise environments
  • Features full range loudspeakers made of a pure Beryllium “M” shape dome (patent pending)
  • Features Mechanical design which offers a full compatibility to any size and shaped head
  • Features balanced cable with channel separation for fast and easy custom-made solutions (bi-amp)
"Focal’s new flagship is easily the best dynamic headphone ever made to date and carries all the weight, panache and accolades that entails. Heavy stuff indeed."
"The Utopia digs deeper into the sound of music than other headphones, so as I listened to Miles Davis and Gil Evans' big band recordings I could more clearly follow each instrument within the orchestra. Davis and the other players' subtle shifts and shadings in dynamics were revealed like never before. That quality makes recordings closer to the sound of live music, which is a big part of what makes the Utopia such a remarkable headphone. The best Sennheiser, Hifiman, Grado, Beyerdynamic and Audeze headphones can't match the Focal Utopia on that score.

Utopia are THE reference high-fidelity headphones manufactured in France by Focal. They are the outcome of 35 years of innovation, development and manufacturing of high-end speaker drivers and loudspeakers. Utopia headphones are equipped with exclusive technology and offer striking realism, neutrality, dynamics and clarity, for sound with unrivaled purity. They are unique, as they are the world’s first audiophile headphones that are equipped with totally open-backed full-range speaker drivers with pure Beryllium ‘M’-shaped domes. Utopia meet all the requirements expected of high-end headphones due to their sophisticated and elegant design and to purposeful materiality, such as the carbon fiber yoke and true lambskin leather ear cushions.

The new "M"-shaped dome
One of the reasons why headphones sound different to speakers is due to the shape of the soundwave. Whether it’s an inverted dome or a positive dome, a listening distance of an inch requires that the shape of the dome is completely redesigned to achieve a plane wave in ultra-nearfield listening. In order to achieve this, Focal innovated once again by designing a cone with a new ‘M’-shaped dome. Utopia is equipped with the famous pure Beryllium dome in order to offer an unrivaled mass rigidity damping ratio.

New monolayer voice coil
As part of this referencee-level project, Focal has designed the very first voice coil without former that also features a monolayer coating to make it even lighter. The result is a voice coil measuring 25mm in diameter by 4.4mm in height which is actually lighter than voice coils measuring 15mm x 1.5mm used in other highend headphones on the market. The goal is to have excellent mechanical coupling to the dome considering its diameter, and to ensure the voice coil is always controlled by the magnet’s magnetic field regardless of the excursion of the moving part.

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Name Focal UTOPIA
Sub Title Reference Headphones
Manufacturer Focal
Manufacturer Part# UTOPIA
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  • Type: Circum-aural open back headphones
  • Impedance: 80 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
  • THD: <0.2% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL
  • Frequency response: 5Hz - 50kHz
  • Loudspeaker: 1.5" (40mm) pure Beryllium “M” shape dome
  • Weight: 1.08lb (490g)
  • Cable length: 13.1ft (4m)
  • Connectors:
    • 1 x Jack 0.25" (6.35 mm) stereo
    • 2 x 0.37" (9.5 mm) Lemo
  • Carrying case: 12.8" x 10.2" x 6.5" (326 x 260 x 164 mm)
  • Accessories provided:
    • Rigid case with magnetic closing mechanism
    • 4m (13ft.) OFC cable: 1 x 6.35mm Neutrik stereo jack
    • 2 Lemo connectors
    • Optional: a stand to showcase your Utopia Headphones in your space