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Slightly off topic...   I got a chance to get a quick audition of the Focal Listen yesterday, and I must say, it's a very competent headphone, particularly given it's $249 asking price.  Obviously, you won't get the detail, staging or imaging that you do from the Elear, much less the Utopia... but it's got a very nice tonal balance indeed (well-balanced overall with a very shallow U and slight upper-midrange accentuation).  If anyone is interested in this headphone,...
 @Dillan, this is a good point that I'd like to elaborate on for just a moment.   For a long time, I used an LCD-X as my main headphone.  It weighed about 600 grams (612 grams according to Ken Rockwell).  And regardless of how I felt about the weight, it was certainly "light enough" to tolerate for the enjoyment I was getting.  When I switched over to using an ETHER as my main headphone, I switched over to a unit that weighed only 370 grams.  If I were to get a Utopia,...
 http://www.head-fi.org/t/811270/focal-elear-and-utopia-launch-with-impressions-head-fi-tv/30#post_12651459
 LOL!  
Hi guys!    Just to be clear, SE output #1 (on the left) is a lower gain output.  SE output #2 (on the right) is a higher gain output.  And yes, the difference is fairly profound.  Balanced operation (in terms of levels for left/right channels) is not affected in any way.
 Those are Bendyhead stands, from Peter James of HeadAmp.  They're nice!    Peter is @Iron_Dreamer here on Head-Fi, you can probably PM him here.
 Oops, my bad.  It was listed under "Accessories supplied" but there's a footnote that it's optional.   
 I like the form of it actually, especially in terms of how it harkens back to Focal's branding.  That said, my particular concern is with how heavy that base is.  I use a Woo Audio headphone stand myself, because the sheer weight of it keeps it from moving or toppling as I rest/remove headphones.  As long as that bass has enough heft and mass, I would consider it nicely done.
 On that note, who likes the headphone stands that are going to be included with the headphones?
 FYI, that was the information I was initially given as well (32Ω for both headphones).     Also, I know I'm no longer a moderator here, but might I suggest that a more general discussion about flagship pricing, inflation, or value be forked off into its own separate thread?  It seems to me that such a discussion is a worthy one to have, but it applies to multiple products and brands (as well as our hobby at large), and thus is probably deserving of it's own thread.  Maybe...
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