Focal

Utopia 2022

The award-winning flagship from Focal now updated for 2022

Regular price $4,999
Sale price $4,999 Regular price $4,999.00
Utopia headphone on black background

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One of our favorite headphones ever—incrementally improved in every way

Focal's legendary flagship headphone now has an improved design, new materials, reliability improvements, and subtle changes to an already unparalleled sonic experience.

We love the upgrades Focal has made to the Utopia. The design is modern, the new voice coil promises to be more reliable, and the recycled forged carbon yoke is light and sturdy. Most importantly, the sound quality remains exceptional.

At its core, the new Utopia is the same incredible headphone as its predecessor but enhanced in every way.

Utopia 2022 Features

Cup style

Open-Back 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

Over-ear 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

Dynamic 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.

Amp required

Yes More information
Some headphones require the power of an amplifier to reach comfortable listening volumes.

Exceptional, reliable sound

Proprietary 'M'-shaped pure beryllium drivers deliver dynamic and perfectly balanced sound. Enjoy authentic, precise, and vibrant sound with a broad and deep soundstage. An all-new aluminum and copper voice coil makes the driver extremely reliable while maintaining its excellent performance.

Premium materials

The light, modern and stylish forged carbon yoke complements a wide array of sophisticated materials and finishes in genuine lambskin leather and aluminum.

Modern design

An evolved design includes precisely shaped honeycomb grilles to ensure openness and complete decompression of the speaker driver, as well as subtle new details like the black chrome ring and enhanced red accents on the double.

Premium materials

The light, modern and stylish forged carbon yoke complements a wide array of sophisticated materials and finishes in genuine lambskin leather and aluminum.

M-Shaped pure beryllium dome speaker drivers

Create exceptional clarity of sound.

Honeycomb grilles

Ensure openness and full decompression of the speaker driver.

Forged recycled carbon yokes

Help the Utopia mould perfectly to your head.

Utopia 2022 Customer reviews

What's included?

  • Focal Utopia 2022 over-ear headphone
  • Premium faux-leather box
  • 5ft cable (1.5m) with 1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) asymmetric TRS Jack connector and 2 x Lemo® connectors
  • 10ft cable (3m) with 1 x symmetrical 4-point XLR connector and 2 Lemo® connectors
  • Jack adapter, 1/8" (3.5mm) point socket – 1/4" (6.35mm) point plug
  • Premium rigid carrying case in matching colorway

Utopia 2022 Specifications

Title Description
Impedance More information
Impedance is a measure of the electrical resistance that a headphone's driver presents to the circuit powering it. Headphones with an impedance of over 120Ω (Ohm) typically require a dedicated amplifier.
80 Ohms
Sensitivity More information
Sensitivity is a measure of how much volume a headphone will produce for a given unit of power. The more sensitive a headphone, the less amplification it needs.
104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
THD More information
Total harmonic distortion describes how much distortion a headphone will produce at a given volume. The lower this number, the less distortion is produced.
<0.2 % @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL
Frequency response More information
Frequency response is the range of frequencies that a headphone can produce at an audible volume. Ideally, a headphone's frequency response should cover the full range of human hearing (20Hz to 20KHz).
5Hz – 50kHz
Speaker driver 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.
19/16" (40mm) pure beryllium 'M'-shaped dome
Weight More information
The weight of these headphones on your head. This weight varies based on the materials and techniques used in their construction.
1.08lbs (490g)

The Brand

The brand that got us started.

Focal has been creating benchmark acoustic equipment since 1979, committed to a beautiful union of acoustic research, engineering, materials, and design. All their products are made in France in Focal workshops, with quality control standards beyond those of most manufacturers.

All of their products share common values - a commitment to innovative engineering and extraordinary attention to detail. The results are constantly pushing the limits of sound to offer a truly unique listening experience.
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