FOCAL Utopia 2022 Open-back Circumaural Headphones


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SKU: Utopia 2022
Brand: Focal




Experience sensational listening quality at home with
Utopia, the exceptional headphones made in France by Focal,
and the fruit of over 40 years of sound innovation. Unveiled in 2016, it
returns in 2022 with a reworked design and improvements
to the sound
 for even more music-inspired emotion.

Its exclusive cutting-edge technology, such as
full-range speaker drivers with pure Beryllium ‘M’-shaped dome,
completely open at the back, offer a listening experience with striking
, neutrality, dynamics and transparency. Focal engineers have also
developed a copper and aluminum voice coil for a revamped sound
signature and incredible reliability

The listening experience is enhanced by a sleek
design and exceptional materials
. Combining comfort and sophistication,
Utopia is made from genuine leather, aluminum, forged recycled carbon,
‘honeycomb’-design grilles and Black Chrome-colored rings – an array of details
lending these French headphones a unique look and sound. Like
the symbolic Yin & Yang depicted on the ear-cups, Utopia embodies beautiful
design and high-performing sound in perfect harmony. More than
just headphones, this is a sound icon.

Exclusive speaker drivers and voice coil


Utopia incorporates full-range speaker drivers with a pure
Beryllium ‘M’-shaped dome, completely open at the back. Focal engineers
have risen to the challenge of delivering the sensation of listening to the
best Focal loudspeakers! The result is a set of speaker drivers that run with
zero active or passive correction, from 5Hz to over 50 kHz. The headphones
totally disappear, leaving audio signal reproduction that is unrivalled in its

Focal engineers have also developed a voice coil – the center
piece of a speaker driver, along with the cone – made from copper for
reliability and aluminum for lightness: an evolution synonymous with the revamped
sound signature, and as uncompromising as ever.

Superior comfort and premium materials


Utopia is made from premium, sophisticated materials. The
yoke, made from forged, recycled carbon, is an elegant stroke, whilst making
the headphones more lightweight and distributing their weight more evenly
across the head. The genuine leather headband and perforated memory foam ear
pads – also leather-bound – provide comfort and softness. And finally,
exceptional headphones merit top of the range accessories: Utopia comes in a
faux-leather case with a thermoformed carry case and two high-fidelity cables
(10ft and 5ft / 3m and 1.5m) for using the headphones at home with an amplifier
or on the go with Lemo® connectors and a Jack adapter.

High-end design


Utopia is a combination of sobriety and distinction.
Adopting the aesthetics of Focal’s open-back (Clear Mg) and closed-back
(Stellia and Celestee) headphones, it is adorned with honeycomb grilles on the
outside and inside of the ear-cups. In addition to its Black Chrome-colored
rings – now screwed on from the inside – it delivers subtle and sophisticated
aesthetic details, such as red glimpses of the speaker drivers’ motor unit or
the Yin & Yang effect visible on the outer case, symbolizing design and
technology in perfect harmony.

A complete pack


• Black faux leather case
• High-Fidelity cables:
– 5ft. (1.5m) cable, designed to be portable with an
unbalanced 1/8” (3.5mm) stereo jack connector and two Lemo®âconnectors
– 10ft. (3m) cable, ideal for use in the home on a high-end
amplifier, thanks to its balanced 4-pin XLR connector and two Lemo® connectors.
– 1 x Jack adapter, 1/8″ (3.5mm) female – 1/4” (6.35mm)
• A lightweight, hard-back carry case in black


These headphones require a running-in period in order to
operate at their best.

They will run themselves in naturally after several hours of
listening time.

If you want to speed up the process, we recommend playing
very bassy music through them for at least 24 hours at a relatively high

This will stabilize the speaker drivers and allow you to get
the very best out of your headphones.

Type Circum-aural, open-back headphones

Impedance 80 Ohms

Sensitivity 104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz

THD <0.2 % @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL

Frequency response 5Hz – 50kHz

Speaker driver 19/16″ (40mm) pure beryllium
‘M’-shaped dome

Weight 1.08lbs (490g)

Cable provided
• 1 x 5ft cable (1.5m) with 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) asymmetric
TRS Jack connector and 2 x Lemo® connectors
• 1 x 10ft cable (3m) with 1 x symmetrical 4-point XLR
connector and 2 Lemo® connectors
• 1 x Jack adapter, 1/8″ (3.5mm) point socket –
1/4″ (6.35mm) point plug

Carrying case included 9.8×9.4×4.7″ (25x24x12cm)

Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs


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