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post #301 of 322

I love the new headphones from Focal! :

Here are my impressions on them :

http://headmania.org/2013/12/17/focal-spirit-classic-and-spirit-professional-review/

post #302 of 322
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Originally Posted by StephenM View Post
 

I got mine last week.  Initial impression is good (comfortable in terms of wearing and listening).  On the built quality, it matches with its price!!!

 

But I notice an issue today.  When I play music at certain level, the left side has clipping and vibration sounds coming with the bass.  Not highly irritating, but definitely the driver cannot sustain the bass or with some quality issue.


Since it only comes from left side, I doubt its the driver's ability to not keep up with it. It's I'd say 75% likely it's a piece of hair stuck in the driver casing that's starting to vibrate heavily with certain bassfrequencies making that distorted sound. I get that all the time  with my Q40 due to my bassheavy setup.

post #303 of 322

For the Canadians out there, these are available from NCIX at $200: Focal Spirit One Closed Circumaural Over Ear Headphone - Black

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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post
 

I love the new headphones from Focal! :

Here are my impressions on them :

http://headmania.org/2013/12/17/focal-spirit-classic-and-spirit-professional-review/


Thanks for the link/review. Do you think the size of the ear cups on the professional is similar to those of the "larger" classic or more like the size of the original spirit one?  Could you give ~size measurements?

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Thanks for the link/review. Do you think the size of the ear cups on the professional is similar to those of the "larger" classic or more like the size of the original spirit one?  Could you give ~size measurements?

No problem. Pro & Classic are both bigger than the spirit one, and have the same size.

post #306 of 322
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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post
 

No problem. Pro & Classic are both bigger than the spirit one, and have the same size.


Thanks, I had been debating between either the Classic or the Pro and decided to go with the Pro. It arrived today! I'm looking forward to getting these new phones a little broken in.

post #307 of 322

If anybody wants Focal Spirit Ones in white for a good price, I have a brand new in the box pair that I would never be using.

 

Just throwing it out there for those seeking a deal.

post #308 of 322

How do the Focal Spirit Pro's sound for rap/hiphop music, vocals, and dubstep? Also, how well do they perform for gaming?

post #309 of 322

I'd like to know if anyone knows about diferences or have had the opportunity to compare the Focal Spirit One, Focal Spirit Classic and Focal Spirit Pro; against some other headphones like the Grado sr325i, PSB M4RU-1, NAD VISO HP 50.

 

Thanx!

post #310 of 322

Has anyone heard of Focal's newest headphones, the Spirit One S? I can't seem to find info on it anywhere other than their site.

Here's the info on Focal's site about it:

http://goo.gl/1tH24j

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Quoted from the spec sheet:
Spirit One S is the natural evolution of Spirit One, our first portable headphones launched in 2012 which have been widely acclaimed for their sound rendering (EISA award 2012-2013) and thanks to which we have been able to learn a great deal. Spirit One S are portable headphones providing tonal balance adapted for noisy environments requiring reinforced bass. These closed back headphones offer unrivalled insulation, thanks to the ear cups which are 7mm larger, and provide significantly increased levels of comfort. The quality of the midrange-treble register has also been greatly improved. Indeed, the lessons learnt with Spirit Classic and Spirit Professional headphones have been applied to the transducer, which features an ultra-light hybrid Mylar/Titanium cone. Finally, the mechanical properties of the headphones have also been greatly improved, the finish is even more elegant and the price is even more competitive.

So in short: better sound, better build, larger ear pads, lower price. What's not to like?

My local dealer here in Dubai sells the original Focal Ones for 499 dirhams - $125 - tempting. Wonder what the price of the Spirit One S will be then. Seems like they are clearing inventory for the new S model. But it's not yet here.
post #312 of 322

I can't wait for the One S. Anyone know the release date?

post #313 of 322

Very interested in the One S! I appriciate the balanced sound of the Spirit Pro but I listen to mostly EDM music so I prefer a bit bumped bass or "^--" shape sound. Glad they also listened to the criticism and made it larger.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 6/6/14 at 12:16pm
post #314 of 322
It seems like they're only available from retailers outside the U.S. frown.gif shipping would be a pain. I really want to see some impressions of them biggrin.gif
post #315 of 322

I've requested one for my YouTube channel.  Hope it arrives soon.  :)

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