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Focal Elear - Impressions Thread

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by grizzlybeast, Jun 21, 2016.
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  1. TSAVJason
    I don't know them. I have no reason to see why not to trust them. They'll get a very negative rating on Amazon if they don't. I think you're ok.
     
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  2. eargasam
    Thanks I will call them on Monday hopefully they can rectify this situation. This sucks absolutely sucks I got to rely on my laylas until I get the elears replaced..
     
  3. TSAVJason
    Yeah, I understand but you'll get taken care if I'm pretty sure. I'll be with Focal all this coming week. If you have any problems drop me a pm and let me know. I'll see what I can do.
     
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  4. eargasam
    Will drop you a pm if things don't go my way Monday ,much appreciated thanks mucho mucho thanks.
     
  5. eargasam
    I guess I will just use my laylas until then.
     
  6. scarfacegt
    So if i get it right,the focal elear has an warm sound,good bass,fits all kind of music,a fun headphone/musical,and can be driven by an chord mojo? If its right,im very interresting in grabbing one. :)
     
  7. BrutalLegend

    Nailed it.
     
  8. scarfacegt

    Tnx for reply.Looks like i have to order one.This will be my end game headphone ( Or my wife will make me my end day.lol) along with the audeze sine. :)
     
  9. xenithon
    About 100 hours of burn in now (mixed pink noise and frequency sweeps) and bass has actually reduced quite a bit. Still deep but less hard hitting. To an extent this may be a good thing as it doesn't mask or overpower mid bass and mids as much.
     
  10. TMRaven
    Consider returning your Elear for a new one since you're losing bass over time.
     
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  11. Sp12er3
    Now that's a funny joke.. I really did thought that was a serious suggestion when i read it in "subscribtion" page there
     
  12. Mbeeching
     
    Here's a brief comparison to the Woox edition X2:
     
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    I do not wish to scare anyone, but when I reverted to the X2 I immediately wondered where all the bass had gone! The entire low-end extension is completely absent on the Fidelio, whilst at the top the Philips sounds shrill, unrefined and rather childish.  The iDac 2 appears to drive them well, though I should perhaps back off a little as you can push them very loud with little discomfort.
     
    The Elear sounds infinitely effortless with seemingly endless layers of depth and a sound stage which make the X2 driver instantly two dimensional and flat as a pancake. The Focal never sounds restricted and appears to have the characteristics of an instrument as oppose to a headphone. When a band or producer pushes a new track into the mix it sounds like an additional driver has materialised as it never bleeds into an existing element of the song. I'm regularly focusing on completely new things as they are so distinctly independent.
     
    From Sam Cooke to Juno Reactor, Fleetwood Mac to Metallica it all just sounds fantastic.  Vocals do appear to sit in a relatively fixed position with spheres of sound layered around them, I like it though perhaps it's not for everyone? Comfort and build quality is outstanding, no complaints.
     
    I was fully prepared for diminishing returns but they were worth every penny and I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again. The slight issue is that I am unable to draw comparisons with other headphones available in this price range. I could happily set fire to the X2's and watch them burn, though selling them would be far more sensible.
     
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  13. Sp12er3
    Oh wow that's such a surprise.. Can't believe it'd be such a landslide victory.. I did try an X2 on a few different separate occasion and each time come out thinking "for people with no concrete view of what they need, the X2 can perfectly give what they want on any possible instance. They need nothing more" it is such a fine home use headphone, for it to be trumped that much is just...
     
  14. Mbeeching
     
    I was surprised but they are comprehensively slaughtered. I wish my father was still around to hear them, he adored music and sent me down this path, I suspect the Elear would have put a big smile on his face.
    Apparently he once owned an electrostatic setup though sadly I do not know which model or why he sold them (though I always got the impression it was a sacrifice he had to make).
     
  15. PioKra
    Mbeeching,

    Many, many thanks for your comparison. You dispelled all my concerns.

    Will grab Elear definitely - especially now, when one of the X2's drivers starts to distort.

    Once again thank you very much,
    Peter
     
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