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Focal Clear headphones

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by mtoc, Oct 1, 2017.
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  1. franz12
    Can you elaborate a bit more about your comparisons with the zmf? What do you mean by the presentation of Clear?
     
  2. tens245
    Does anyone else find the sub bass a bit strong in the Clears? It feels like the bass beat is punching through my ears sometimes with how pronounced it is, but I'm not sure if it's just me.
     
  3. Bibo
    Great review. What you (Tyll) say about the tonal balance of the Clears is exacly what made it impossible for me to leave the shop without them. And I find it absolutely amazing how these keep the tonal balance at almost every volume level.
     
  4. Luke Thomas
    With a very clean flac, wav or alac file and a Solid state amp. Bass should be fine
     
  5. NickedWicked
    If your used to typical open backs I can understand why you think that way, I find the bass to be just fine, reminds me a lot of high quality studio monitors, a nice tight thud but not too much, so you can follow the basslines really nicely.

    Very much like planars, although the Clear has some subwoofer sound going on instead of that incredibly deep bass the Audeze’s have going on for example.
     
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  6. TSAVJason
    I’m not a big elabetaror but sure I’ll see if I can add a bit more. First I’ll start by saying I think Zach’s ZMF cans are a very good value and on occasion surprise the hell out of me. For me, the most noticeable differences between say the Clear and the Eikon at similar pricing, the Clear has “Space” and “Air”, a little more 3 dimensional. Nothing seems compressed or struggled. This is likely my preference being an open back and just as likely why I find it superior to the Eikon. On the other hand when listening to aggressive music, the Eikon is crazy good.
     
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  7. franz12
    I thought the zmf was auteur as it is an openback and similarly priced.. I would appreciate it if you can compare them..
     
  8. paul2qute
    Must be just you mate,if I'm honest I want more bass
     
  9. paul2qute
    Jason what's the burn in period for the clear mate?
     
  10. tens245
    To be clear, coming from the Elears I do get why some would want more bass overall (ie feels like it has less 'body' than the Elears) but the 'thump thump' of the sub bass just seems to really stand out to me
     
  11. TSAVJason
    You’d likely get better information from TSAVAlan on the Auteur. I haven’t spent time with it yet.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2018
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  12. TSAVJason
    Not too bad really. Typically 100-125 hours to voice
     
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  13. givemetacos
    grizzlybeast's comparison review is pretty spot on. Auteur is definitely more natural in timbre and has that smooth and refined presentation like HD600/650. It has a bigger soundstage compared to Clear. Clear has more slam and is more dynamic in punchiness. It is quicker in transient response.
     
  14. paul2qute
    Happy days,only got 48 hours on it,sounds awful at the moment,I've got a a pair of Sony in ears that cost me 60 quid that sound better,joke
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2018
  15. paul2qute
    Can't wait to get my Nordost heimdall 2 cable for the clear,don't know anyone in here that has mentioned that they have the combo
     
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