Focal Elear - Impressions Thread
Aug 24, 2016 at 6:46 AM Post #151 of 6,393

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@FLTWS... No... The utopia is a bit to expensive for my blood. It is in the distant future for me though. I really think it is the best I have heard to date. 

 
Yes it is pricey, I'll certainly want to spend some time with it before I empty my wallet and know it's going to give me everything I expect from my classical cd's. Here's hoping you hit the lottery so that future becomes not quite so distant.
 
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Originally Posted by KC33 
 
I listened to the Vali and thought the sound was awfully good but I couldn't wear them for long, at all. I really didn't have time to figure out the adjustments but they didn't sit well with my head. Beautiful pair of headphones but just not for me. 
 
I personally wouldn't buy a great sounding headphone that wasn't comfortable to wear. I had comfort issues with the LCD line and ruled them out, but they did sound good. Heat buildup is another aspect of fit for me. My 2 favorites auditioned so far are the HD800 and HE1000. I know the 800S will be fine comfort wise when I audition it. I'll save the Utopia for last then most likely buy 2 of the 4 candidates and call my headphone search project completed. 2017 is set aside for actually listening to my collection.
 
Sound and fit are the 2 reasons I want to audition in home before buying. Especially at these price points.
 
Aug 24, 2016 at 9:31 PM Post #155 of 6,393

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Where did you order from? Headroom shipped mine but I preorder a long time ago.
Natural Sound, MA. They are shipping their one and only pair they received to me tomorrow. Should be rocking them by Friday. Yay. I'll throw up some photos and brief thoughts afterwards.
 
Aug 24, 2016 at 9:45 PM Post #156 of 6,393

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Natural Sound, MA. They are shipping their one and only pair they received to me tomorrow. Should be rocking them by Friday. Yay. I'll throw up some photos and brief thoughts afterwards.


Well glad I did not order from them lol. They are within driving distance for me. I have been meaning to head over there some time to hear the new Magico S1 mk2 and Focal Sopra 2 but have just not done it yet.
 
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Well glad I did not order from them lol. They are within driving distance for me. I have been meaning to head over there some time to hear the new Magico S1 mk2 and Focal Sopra 2 but have just not done it yet.
Yeah, I was told they had several pair coming in-turns out it was just one. Thankfully I paid up front.
 
Aug 25, 2016 at 1:41 AM Post #158 of 6,393
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Natural Sound, MA. They are shipping their one and only pair they received to me tomorrow. Should be rocking them by Friday. Yay. I'll throw up some photos and brief thoughts afterwards.
Happy ears for you and sad news for those that wanted to hear it in their store.
 
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Aug 25, 2016 at 2:56 PM Post #160 of 6,393

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Where did you order from? Headroom shipped mine but I preorder a long time ago.

I ordered mine Saturday night from Amazon with prime discount and $70 gift card for signing up with their CC (which I should have done sooner as they give a 5% cash back on everything)  I got it Tuesday net price $882.55
I guess I got lucky (There is a first time for everything) . I just checked they have 2 left!!!
 
Aug 25, 2016 at 3:12 PM Post #164 of 6,393

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  Be careful of any non authorized sellers on Amazon. You may not get a warranty, etc. 

I saw the 2 on Amazon from Audio Lab. It seems they are an authorized dealer, but their terms on Amazon say no returns on headphones.
http://www.focal.com/usa/en/stores?country=21&city=Fairless%20Hills&ligne=33#33
 
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Ok 
 
Who were the two members that got them ? 
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