Though Focal’s first three high-resolution headphone – Elear, Utopia and Clear – are still getting rave reviews, each is still offered as an open-back design only. But now, thanks to a breakthrough years in the making – a way to integrate premium speaker drivers into a closed back design without making any concessions on lower frequencies – Focal closes the circle with the company’s latest. With Elegia, audiophiles, musicians and engineers who depend on (and prefer) closed-back headphones can have them, sans the frequency loss so often typical in closed-back designs.
Elegia is an audiophile circumaural closed-back pair of headphones from Focal. The ergonomic design makes them incredibly comfortable and offers excellent sound isolation, making these headphones the ideal solution for long listening sessions. Continuing its headphone development programme, the Focal R&D team has introduced several new innovations, all with incredible audio performance in mind. The full-range 'M'-shape aluminium/magnesium dome speaker driver provides a very high frequency response, which is the basis for Elegia’s supremely dynamic sound. In addition, the frameless voice coil, which is lightweight yet incredibly stiff, reproduces the minutest details that adds to the convincing all-round performance. With its incredible tonal balance combined with long-term comfort, the Elegia is a key reference in the high-end closed-back headphones sector.
Perforated microfibre leather headband
Solid aluminium yoke which moulds to head shape
1.57" (40mm) 'M'-shape aluminium/ magnesium dome full-range speaker driver
Very low impedance (35 Ohms) to ensure uncompromising use with portable audio players
0.14" (3.5mm) jack sockets with locking mechanism
High-end closed-back design for home use and on-the-go
Exclusive full-range speaker-driver with an 'M'-shape aluminium/magnesium dome (patent pending)
Incredible tonal balance, which is able to reproduce the subtlest sound details at both very high and very low frequencies
Excellent performance when connected to a portable audiophile player.
Very good ambient noise soundproofing
Comfortable and ergonomic