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post #121 of 322
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Originally Posted by dathisper View Post

oh oh btw, i think you guys will find this very itneresting! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5X9oUNSYyE i came across this track while searching for a track to test/burn in my focal, and holy ****, when i was listening to this track it fraeked the **** out of me! thought someone came into my house and just around me! haha i think this track is to test the surround sound effect of your headphones or something? well if it is for that purpose then focal spirit one is amazing at it! ha!

 


Thanks for that! That was freaking awesome! It sounded AMAZING with my Incase Sonic's . . . I never knew that my headphones could sound like that! That really showed off the best of my headphones! I don't know why but these kind of video's are amazing . . . they are highly addictive and I just want to keep coming back for more! I watched it and I got a huge grin on my face that I could not get rid of for some weird reason.


Edited by KingOfTheWild - 5/15/12 at 9:21am
post #122 of 322
I received some Focal Spirit Ones today, I already own...Shure SRH940, Shure SE535, Sennhieser HD25-I-II and some Sennhieser HD 650....

My HD25 are irreplaceable for me as a live sound engineer so didn't even bother comparing, my SE 535 are a different bread of headphone to being an in ear so didn't bother there either....my 650 are open so not bothering there either....but my SRH940 are closed back to so had a bit of a.......what do I like best shoot out!

Firstly both have a similar build quality...nothing very special with either, I feel the Focal look better to my tastes...the shures look pretty pro though.
Either cans are not ugly.

Sound...

I won't do a cleaver sound write up in regards to Highs,mids and Lows as we all like different things and we all hear differently and appreciate our own preferred sound.

For me the SRH940 are a good clean can with a sparkle that gives a great presence, I do find my self wanting a little more warmth from them however and they can give me listing fatigue with certain tracks.

The Focal I find nice and warm while still offering a great amount of detail, I didn't find any fatigue as they stay nice and smooth through different genres of music.
I would say for me the Focal would be my go to headphone to enjoy my catalog without having to constantly EQ to gain what I enjoy in sound.

I used EQu app through my iPad with and without a cheap little Fiio E11 headphone amp....
I listened to various artists from the Stockfisch label and some Adele, and some reggae tracks I no well.

So all in all I personally like the Focals and can't wait to spend more time with them, I do like the SRH940 as well but not very full sounding for me, but the have plenty of detail.

This is not one of these I no everything Head-Fi reviews, it's a guy who loves music giving his thoughts...sometimes it's that simple!

Thanks.
post #123 of 322

I've had the Focal's for a few weeks now and I was reluctant to pick them up from reading a review or two on here.  I went and ordered them anyway and really glad I did.  It's a nice sounding headphone that's perfect for portability.  I also own the Philips Fidelio L1, which I enjoy thoroughly but the Focal's have a better balance which I appreciate.  

post #124 of 322

i have just got a set of Focal Spirit ONE.. but there is a problem, in some songs they have a nasty hissing scrattling noise in the right earcupconfused_face.gif does this fix over time via burn-in, or is it a permanent problem so that i have to return them blink.gif

 

i actually like the sound of these headphones alot there is just that naty hisssing noise... got any advice ??? plz answer wink_face.gif

post #125 of 322
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Originally Posted by dauder2 View Post

i have just got a set of Focal Spirit ONE.. but there is a problem, in some songs they have a nasty hissing scrattling noise in the right earcup:confused_face: does this fix over time via burn-in, or is it a permanent problem so that i have to return them blink.gif

i actually like the sound of these headphones alot there is just that naty hisssing noise... got any advice ??? plz answer wink_face.gif

I would exchange it.
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post #126 of 322

Like HiFiGuy says, exchange it.  I've never heard this issue with mine.  

post #127 of 322
Where did you order from? The pair I got had the same problem on the same side. I think I got mine from music direct and returned after I found they didn't sound good at all.
post #128 of 322

i know this sounds weird blink.gif, but here goes: seems like the problem i described before was some sort of "one time problem" confused_face.gif. i have played all of the songs where the hissing sound occured, and suddently the hissing sound was not there wink_face.gif

 

so now theres only left for me to enjoy my new headset atsmile.gifnormal_smile%20.gif.

 

i will keep you updated if the problem occurs again or if i find some other problems, cheers wink_face.gif.
 

post #129 of 322

i got mine from apple ;)

post #130 of 322
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I've had the Focal's for a few weeks now and I was reluctant to pick them up from reading a review or two on here.  I went and ordered them anyway and really glad I did.  It's a nice sounding headphone that's perfect for portability.  I also own the Philips Fidelio L1, which I enjoy thoroughly but the Focal's have a better balance which I appreciate.  

 

Yeah, the L1 is a nice looking, well-built headphone but the bass bloat would not go away and I returned it to Apple and got the Spirit One. No regrets at all. Spirit One is a wonderfully musical headphone.

post #131 of 322
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post


I would exchange it.


did they ever send you the fixed pair ?

post #132 of 322
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Originally Posted by SONIC BOOM View Post


did they ever send you the fixed pair ?

They sent me a replacement next day. I am enjoying it. Video to come. Can't decide if I should do one conparing it to the P5 & P3 or not.
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post #133 of 322
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post


They sent me a replacement next day. I am enjoying it. Video to come. Can't decide if I should do one conparing it to the P5 & P3 or not.


I think a p5 comparison would be nice.

post #134 of 322

i have just played some other songs on my Focal Spirit ONE, and now the hissing sounds starts again, though it stops in some of the songs if you just replay them(very weird!!!).

this only happens when songs are played on my computer on "You Tube", it have never happened when my Focal Spirit ONE are linked up to my ipod touch.

 

could it be something with my computer, or could it be something with the "You Tube" videos/links ?!? confused_face.gif.

post #135 of 322

That sounds more like your computer if it dose not happen with your ipod touch

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