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Focal XS Satellite Speakers with Dock for iPod and MP3 Players Reviews

cuiter23

Ultimate Desktop Solution for Music and Movie Lovers!

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Pros: Balanced tonal character, Transparent and musical, iOS syncing/charging dock, Built-in DAC

Cons: DAC only supports 16bit, Instrument separation could be a bit cleaner, Lack of lightning adapter support

Before reading below, please check out my video review of the Focal XS 2.1 Satellites on YouTube. Please also support the channel by liking the video and sharing it with your friends! A sub won't hurt either :)       Background Information   I picked these up for around $450 CAD (Used) from Amazon.com after exchange rate and duties about half a year ago. They currently retail for $699 CAD and $599 USD although you may be able to find them slightly cheaper in the US.   I feel that Focal in many respects is often overlooked here on Head-Fi and are quite underrated. I guess that's perhaps Focal has just entered the headphone game a couple of years ago so...
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angevoi

High-end in a box

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Pros: sweet, airy, fast, lively, musical sound, large soundstage - built in DAC, good built

Cons: -

Overpriced, design stuff, the most people will think at first looking at these small high-end mobile speakers. Not at all, these sounds better then my Triangle-Yamaha hifi which is twice the Focal's price used. This is a good entry level audiophile system for computer (or iPod) use.  The computer and iPod will use their built in DAC. I compared this with B&W MM-1, Audioengine A2, A5, in detail, power, soundstage, musicality won above all.   I even had the opportunity to compare these Focals with a $10.000 custom hi-fi system, and with a high-end Goodmans system, of course those sounded better in every way but..  the Focal's sound were closer then i'd belive...
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