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Also, are professional reviews expected to be out anytime soon? Say... Innerfidelity, Headfonia, Moon-Audio, etc?

post #272 of 322
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Love the finish on this. One reason why I'm apprehensive on getting the original Spirit One and the K550 (and even if I could afford it, the Ed.8) is that I feel like I'll just hate myself for scratching them up. The textured plastic on this looks like it can take getting tossed around without getting scratched or chipped (barring really bad impact of course).

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The textured paint looks a like like PA system paint so yes -it's very very durable - obviously in recording studios, they will get used a lot and tossed around quite a bit so we wanted something durable more than 'fashionable'

 

Simon Cote

 

North American Sales Manager

 

Nice, thanks for the info! I was never confident about lugging around headphones with a "premium" finish because as far as my use of portables is concerned, that's likely to translate more to "scratched up" than "fashionable." I'll wait for it at the local dealer's :D

post #273 of 322

Hi, any news on when the Spirit Classic come out ? Because with a leather headband, those look like the perfect portable headphones for me. I already love my Spirit Ones, but the biggest problem is that the plastic headband is cracking and in fact breaking at several points. I've contacted Focal many times over this, but I have not gotten any positive response concerning a replacement unit. 

 

But the Spirit Classic are as good as bought, as far as I go ;)

post #274 of 322

I hope the Spirit One Classic has a larger opening in the earpads. The Spirit One has the same problem as the Momentum....ears don't fit inside.

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Hi, any news on when the Spirit Classic come out ? Because with a leather headband, those look like the perfect portable headphones for me. I already love my Spirit Ones, but the biggest problem is that the plastic headband is cracking and in fact breaking at several points. I've contacted Focal many times over this, but I have not gotten any positive response concerning a replacement unit.

 

But the Spirit Classic are as good as bought, as far as I go ;)

 

 

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The Classic will come out in a couple months. we will show it at the CEDIA and RMAF shows in Denver in the next couple weeks. it's definitely a big upgrade from the One. cups are the same size as the Pro, and the construction, fit and finish is stellar.


I'm surprised no one replaced your Spirit One - who did you contact exactly?

 

Simon Cote

North American Sales Manager

post #276 of 322

If we're going to discuss all the different versions of the Spirit One in this thread, can the op or mod update the title to include all three versions.  This will help others who aren't following this thread from the beginning.  

 

The Spirit Professional arrived today.  Stay tuned for unboxing/first look video.

 

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post #277 of 322
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Hi, any news on when the Spirit Classic come out ? Because with a leather headband, those look like the perfect portable headphones for me. I already love my Spirit Ones, but the biggest problem is that the plastic headband is cracking and in fact breaking at several points. I've contacted Focal many times over this, but I have not gotten any positive response concerning a replacement unit. 

 

If you're big headed as I am, and your current unit got those cracks, any replacement is going to crack the same way.if your head didn't manage to shrink in size. ;)

post #278 of 322
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If we're going to discuss all the different versions of the Spirit One in this thread, can the op or mod update the title to include all three versions.  This will help others who aren't following this thread from the beginning. 

 

The Spirit Professional arrived today.  Stay tuned for unboxing/first look video.

Really looking forward to this.

 

My hope would be this thread remain Spirit One in name and focus and you start a new thread on the Pro.

post #279 of 322

I just unboxed it and gave it a quick listen.  oh boy, the Spirit Pro is very good.  I already like it more than the original Spirit One.  I am pairing it with the new Apogee ONE for iOS.  wow!

 

Video should be ready in a couple of hours.

 

 


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post #280 of 322

This video is private... doh!

post #281 of 322

I'll wait for the Classic...I'm sure it will be the "top of the line" Focal HP.

post #282 of 322
Yeah, Classic for me too smily_headphones1.gif
post #283 of 322

Maybe its just my pair of spirit one's but after 2 monts of regular (but carefull use) I noticed a crack at one of the ball-joint hinges, also the brushed alu attached to the extention slider is releasing itself fom the plastic beneath it. I love my pair of spirit ones and the new models do excite and interest me but I hope they take note and do something about these ' weak points' unless its just my pair that has these problems.

 

post #284 of 322

I'm very impressed by the sound of the Pros.  It's has the high-end Focal sound found in their studio monitors - refined, fast response, & accurate.  It's very easy to drive.  I ran it on my Meridian Explorer DAC & Apogee ONE for iOS with wonderful results.  I can't stop listening to it.  It's worth owning.  

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This video is private... doh!

 

It's Live now.  Sorry for the delay.  

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