Previously known as bmiamihk
- Sep 16, 2015
- Hong Kong and Miami
Weird cause for me the Focal Stellia sounds like a sub $200 headphone.I made a comment some time ago, when I heard Luna used Beryllium, if it would share characteristics of my beloved Stellias. I will say that the Luna has a very dynamic sound, just as do the Stellias. I had both the Verite Closed and the Focal Stellias, only keeping one because the majority of my listening is done with IEMs. Both were the best closed back hp's available, IMO. A tale of two distinct signatures but ultimately the Stellias won for their dynamic presentation.
I am limited in my MMCX cables, only having a couple of after market cables so I have stayed with the stock cable, others will have to comment on any sound gains achieved by cable pairings.
I have posted multiple comments on the effect that differing ear tips have. Whether this has to do with the direction or axis of the driver or whatever it is very real. I can achieve a seal with many tips, this is not an issue. I mention the ear tips because more treble extension or bass rumble is possible by your choice of tips. The overall dynamic, snappy signature is always apparent as is the sub bass, and treble extension. Try rolling tips as many as you have, not to mention the generous offering already included.
Ultimately, these are IEMs and the Stellias are full sized closed, so the comparisons stop with similarities. There are definitely dynamic and technical similarities.