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post #31 of 107

I don't have nor have I heard the NAD. KEF is a small on-ear portable phone so not a fair comparison....but the Spirit Professional is one of the best closed full-size headphones I've heard..."best" being a wonderfully neutral balance and truth of timbre in the midrange.

post #32 of 107

Anyone now how to disassemble these things?

post #33 of 107
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Originally Posted by Leftbehind View Post

Anyone now how to disassemble these things?

I know you did not keep the receite but just contact focal for your defective 'spirit one' and explain your situation I'm quite sure they will replace your defective unit and it would be rediculous to start trying to repair the headphone in order to repair a Factory flaw.
post #34 of 107
I just simply cannot justify spending the $28 to mail it to them. I have never had a company make me okay for warranty service.I moved unexpectedly shortly after purchasing so I cannot return them to the store of which they were purchased . the loud squeeking in the ball joints has made them almost unusable as a mobile headphone. I was planning on buying a pair of grado or fostex headphones to play around and mod, I may try these instead.

I had a great experience a few months back with a broken electric shaver and Philips , coincidentally I've also heard they make a good headphone, I think I know what my next pair will be, long after Christmas though.


I'm not trying to defame Focal, that make great speakers and I'm not saying their customer service is bad or unreasonable, I'm just saying I happened to get a bad egg and can't really justify spending more money on them after I spent $300.
post #35 of 107
So if I understand you correctly, you contacted Focal and they told you to pay for the shipment?

The ball joints should be fine with a mini drop of silicone oil, I never had this issue.

Concerning the de-assembling of the headphones on the innerfidellity website theres a good article on the FSO it has pictures of defective/damaged drivers. On the Focal website you may find a pic of the headphone decomposed. If the driver is damaged/defective it is useless to de-assemble it.
post #36 of 107
I contacted Focal, they said they don't deal with warranty in Canada and that I must contact Plurison, they told me I'd have to pay for shipping. I may have to try silicone for now, and stay away from bassy tracks.
post #37 of 107
Thread Starter 
it's not unusual to have to pay one-way shipping on a warranty repair. I don't know of any company who will cover that cost. Just be thankful it's not a 500lbs power amp that's the size of a Fiat. smily_headphones1.gif
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post #38 of 107
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

it's not unusual to have to pay one-way shipping on a warranty repair. I don't know of any company who will cover that cost. Just be thankful it's not a 500lbs power amp that's the size of a Fiat. smily_headphones1.gif

True, tho my Panasonic plasma TV broke down last month all of a sudden it didnt want to start up anymore it only gave me seven ledblinks of death :-) .
Panasonic technicians came repaired it within 48 hours @ zero cost for me even tho they had to replace a entire print.
post #39 of 107
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

I don't have nor have I heard the NAD. KEF is a small on-ear portable phone so not a fair comparison....but the Spirit Professional is one of the best closed full-size headphones I've heard..."best" being a wonderfully neutral balance and truth of timbre in the midrange.

Beagle, is the Spirit Pro comparable to the MDR-7520?
post #40 of 107

Different...the Spirit Pro is much more linear to my ears, 7520 has excess bass and lacks sparkle on top. SP also is more open sounding.

post #41 of 107

^which one has more detail?.... The 7520 is said to be too revealing and shows everything in the recording

post #42 of 107
Thanks for the reply Beagle, sounds very promising...
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^which one has more detail?.... The 7520 is said to be too revealing and shows everything in the recording



Now thats exactly what you would want using a closed pro headphone, Linear/ very detailed yet somewhat open and Alive sounding (hence the sparkle).
post #43 of 107
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Different...the Spirit Pro is much more linear to my ears, 7520 has excess bass and lacks sparkle on top. SP also is more open sounding.

 

That's actually very promising if so. Costing only $349, it's on my radar for 2014 purchase.

post #44 of 107
Had 10 minutes with these, first of all, they are much better than the regular Spirit One, build quality has improved and the sound is better. Very neutral to my ears, nothing stands out, very detailed with excellent extension.
Comfort was a problem for me, the clamp pressure was quite high for me, not very comfortable, and this is probably the deal breaker for me, so try them before purchase, they are good, no doubt...
post #45 of 107
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

^which one has more detail?.... The 7520 is said to be too revealing and shows everything in the recording

 

They are both very revealing of what is on the recording but I find the SP to be a bit more open in the midrange, and more neutral overall.

 

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Had 10 minutes with these, first of all, they are much better than the regular Spirit One, build quality has improved and the sound is better. Very neutral to my ears, nothing stands out, very detailed with excellent extension.
Comfort was a problem for me, the clamp pressure was quite high for me, not very comfortable, and this is probably the deal breaker for me, so try them before purchase, they are good, no doubt...

 

The clamping force can be adjusted somewhat by stretching them as you use them.

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