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Focal Clear Open-Back Headphones

Focal Clear Open-Back Headphones

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Final Sale More information
Final sale items are not returnable but they come with a full warranty.
Regular price $839
Sale price $839 Regular price $990.00
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The best detail, resolution and dynamics in its price range

Cup style More information
Open-back headphone designs are often higher-performance but have poor noise isolation and leak sound. Closed-back designs provide better noise isolation and leak less sound.

Open-Back

Wearing style More information
Over-ear headphones sit over your ear and surround your ear with a ring of padding. On-ear headphones are padded but rest on top of your ear. In-ear monitors are worn inside your ear canal.

Over-ear

Driver type More information
Speakers and headphones use a device called a 'driver' to create sound. Different types of drivers have different strengths and weaknesses, but can all produce great sound. Common varieties include dynamic, planar magnetic, and electrostatic.

Dynamic

Connectivity More information
Connectivity refers to the method in which the headphones connect to the audio source. Headphones can be either wired or wireless.

Wired

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Focal

Focal Clear Open-Back Headphones

Regular price $839
Sale price $839 Regular price $990.00
Save 15%

Our Take: The Focal Clear will bring you 5% short of Utopia. Meaning the Focal Clear is about 95% of its bigger brother, the Focal Utopia. The Clear has some of the best detail, resolution and dynamics in its price range however if you are looking for a little more low-end we recommend looking elsewhere as the Clear does have a brighter sound signature.

Headphones.com has partnered with Focal to secure exclusive rights to Focal's last manufacturing run of the Focal Clear. The Focal Clear is now discontinued and only available for $890 (SAVE $600!) from Headphones.com! As it is the last manufacturing run and a Final Sale item, the Focal Clear is final sale and cannot be returned. However, the Clear is fully covered under Focal's manufacturer warranty.

Focal Clear Dynamic Driver Open-Back headphones

Headphones.com is the only authorized dealer to buy new Focal Clear headphones from in North America.
Focal Clear Over-Ear Open-Back Headphones

If you are looking for some more information on the Focal Clear, check out Ian Dunmore's (@Torq) review of the Focal Clear as part of The HEADPHONE Community. You can also check out Andrew Park's (Resolve Reviews) in the video below. 

The Focal Clear is a new over-ear open-back headphone from Focal made for audiophiles. The Clear bridges the gap perfectly between the Elear and the Utopia, finally giving you an option between their price points. The Clear has all the strengths of the Elear with none of its faults. Gone is the mid-range dip and uncomfortable pads. The Clear has excellent bass extension, clear, detailed mids and highs that truly stand out. The Clear also features perforated memory foam cushions and a lighter design meaning it can be used for extended listening periods with ease!

Focal Clear Headphones in a Starbucks

The Focal Clear features leather and perforated microfiber adjustable headband with ear cup rotation and a one size fits all Aluminum Yoke with 20mm memory foam ear cushions. The Clear from Focal has low impedence (55 Ohms) which means taking it on the go with a high-resolution digital audio player is easier than ever! The Clear also features 3.5mm locking jack sockets and comes with 3 cables (instead of just the one cable provided with the Elear and Utopia). Discover a listening experience similar to that provided by high-fidelity loudspeakers and excellent performance when connected to portable high-resolution audio players.

Focal Clear Headphones outside on a table

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Specifications

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Title Description
Headphone Design Over-Ear, Open Back
Impedance More information
Usually between 8-600 ohm. Most consumer headphones have 32 ohm impedance. High impedance requires more power to run and requires external amplifiers to amplify the power to the required levels.
55 ohms
Sensitivity More information
Headphone sensitivity measures how loud a pair of headphones will be at a given signal strength. Headphones with higher sensitivity ratings will produce louder sounds than headphones with lower sensitivity ratings. It is measured in dB SPL (decibels of sound pressure level) per unit of power (typically 1 milliWatt) or sometimes unit of voltage (typically 1 Volt) from the source at a frequency of 1 kHz.
104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) More information
When driving headphones at high volumes, it is possible for the diaphragm (the ‘speaker’ inside the headphones) to be unable to move fast enough. This leads to distortion, manifesting itself as crackling, popping or the alteration of musical notes. Most headphones will fall below 1% THD.
0,25% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL
Frequency Response More information
Headphone frequency response refers to the frequency-specific sensitivity of the output. Frequency responses show the range that headphones are capable of reproducing—a graph shows which frequencies are accentuated over others. The ideal range covers the audible sound range of 20 Hz – 20 kHz.
5Hz - 28kHz
Driver Materials & Size 1.6" (40mm) Aluminum/Magnesium 'M'-shape dome
Headphone Weight 450 grams
Warranty More information
Warranty differs from manufacturer to manufacturer. Warranty covers factory defects but most manufacturers do not cover drops, water damage, driver damage, mistreatment of the product, etc.. It is always best to look at the manufacturer's website for the most up to date warranty information.
3 years manufacturer's warranty

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FAQs

What's In The Box??

  • Focal Clear Open-Back Headphones
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • 2 x Cables:
    • 3.5mm with 1/4" adapter
    • 4-Pin XLR connector
  • User Manual

Do the Focal Clear require an amplifier?

While the Focal Clear is easy to drive (you can run it straight from your phone!), we do recommend a headphone amplifier for the best possible experience.

What is the warranty on the Focal Clear?

Warranty on the Focal Clear is 3 year manufacturer warranty.

I noticed they are final sale. What does that mean?

Final sale means the Focal Clear is not returnable under our return policy. You can read more about our return policy here

I've heard stories about the Focal Clear clipping. Is this real?

The Focal Clear will only clip if you are listening to them at volumes that can cause you to go deaf. If you are experiencing clipping at regular listening volumes, your Clears are defective and can be repaired under warranty.

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