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Focal Stellia Headphones

Focal Stellia Headphones

Regular price $2,999
Sale price $2,999 Regular price $2,999.00

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.


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.


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.


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


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Focal Stellia Headphones

Regular price $2,999
Sale price $2,999 Regular price $2,999.00

Focal Stellia Headphones

Our Take: This is the ultimate office headphone. Designed in France by people who really care about their work, the Stellia provides incredible sound isolation with unparalleled detail and resolution thanks to Focal's "Formless" Beryllium M-Shaped Dome Driver. The Stellia has become a permanent fixture in our office and in our opinion it's the current king of Closed-Back headphones.


    • Closed-back headphones for home and on-the-go use
    • Exclusive full-range speaker drivers with an 'M'-shaped pure Beryllium dome (patent pending)
    • Reproduction of the tiniest sound details at both high and low frequencies
    • Exception tonal balance and dynamics
    • Excellent performance when connected to a portable audiophile player
    • Very good ambient noise soundproofing
    • Comfortable and ergonomic
    • High-quality materials used
    • Made in France
Focal Stellia Closed-Back Headphones on the riverside of Lyon, France

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The History Leading to the Stellia

Focal has a storied history as a speaker company and they entered the headphone market with a splash when they introduced the Elear and Utopia a few years ago. They mixed incredible sound with an elegant, well-designed product. Then they released the Clear and Elegia proving that their initial success was no fluke.

And now, they've launched the Stellia. Equipped with their latest technology and all the knowledge they've acquired in building the rest of the headphones in their legendary line-up.

The Stellia delivers exceptional sound quality everywhere you go, without compromising on style or sophistication. Because, at Focal, innovation goes beyond technology; it influences product use and aesthetics.

Focal Stellia Closed-Back Headphones in France overlooking a river in Lyon, France


Stellia integrates a new generation of exclusive speaker drivers, capable of working at low sound levels while offering an extremely extensive frequency response (5Hz- 40kHz). Thanks to the numerous signature Focal technologies incorporated within these speaker drivers (frameless 100% copper voice coil, ‘M’-shaped pure Beryllium dome, etc.), Stellia delivers extreme sound precision, in both bass articulation and treble details. The voice realism is quite simply astonishing.

Focal Stellia Closed-Back Headphones in France overlooking the river in Lyon, France
Focal Stellia Closed-Back Headphones in France overlooking the river in Lyon, France


For 40 years, Focal has been designing and developing exceptional products drawing on its expertise and passion. Constantly innovating. Our engineers worked tirelessly on Stellia to achieve the very best. Vents are integrated to extend the speaker driver’s frequency response; an EVA foam positioned behind the speaker driver absorbs high frequencies; acoustic diffusers break up standing waves to obtain sound reproduction that is free of interference... Focal has also strictly overseen every stage in Stellia’s creation, from the development process to industrialization, developing a specific robot to meet the requirements of manufacturing these headphones.


Stellia uses the headband and yoke mechanical features originally developed for the Utopia headphones. The consistent curve between these two elements offers flawless comfort, regardless of the shape and size of the listener’s face and head. This comfort is enhanced by the high-resilience memory foam used for the elegant, high-isolation full-grain leather earpads.

Each Stellia component has been developed with optimal acoustics in mind, without compromising on sophistication. The two cognac and mocha finishes showcase each element and are a testament to the meticulous attention paid to each and every detail.

Focal Stellia Closed-Back Headphones with Carrying Case in front of Peter Wells' Mansion


For high-end headphones, a high-end pack. Stellia is presented in a faux-leather case, in the same cognac and mocha color scheme. A storage case houses two high-quality cables with the same materials and finishes. The first cable measures 101/8 feet (3 meters) and is ideal for use at home on a high-end amplifier. The second is designed to be portable: measuring 33/8 feet (1.2m) with a 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo jack, it is the perfect solution for connecting Stellia to a portable audiophile player.

The rigid travel case, in cognac and mocha woven finishes, provides effective yet stylish protection for Stellia when you are on the move.

What's In The Box?

Focal Stellia Closed-Back Headphones Box Contents
  • Focal Stellia Closed-Back headphones
  • Focal Hard-Shell Carry Case
  • 1 x cable with 3.5mm termination
  • 1 x Jack adapter, 1/8" (3.5mm) female – 1/4" (6.35mm) male
  • 1 x cable with 4-Pin XLR termination
  • 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Specifications

    Title Description
    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.
    106dB 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.
    0.1% @ 1kHz / 100 dB 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.
    Driver Type Electrodynamic speaker driver
    Driver Materials & Size 1.6" (40mm) pure Beryllium "M" shape dome
    Headphone Weight 435 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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    What's In The Box?

    • Focal Stellia Closed-Back headphones
    • Focal Hard-Shell Carry Case
    • 1 x cable with 3.5mm termination
    • 1 x Jack adapter, 1/8" (3.5mm) female – 1/4" (6.35mm) male
    • 1 x cable with 4-Pin XLR termination
    • 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

    What is the Focal Stellia warranty?

    The Focal Stellia comes with 3 years of warranty from the manufacturer

    Does the Focal Stellia require a headphone amplifier?

    You can run the Focal Stellia straight from your smartphone and the volume will get loud enough. However, you will not be getting close to optimal performance from the Stellia without the use of a headphone amplifier.