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Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by jude, Feb 12, 2019.
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  1. raypin
    Ot: mm...re: L5000 , what headphone amp did you use? Did you try it with tube amp? Re: Noble Katana, have it also. Still can’t get over that it did not make the top 5 cut in the THL flagship in-ears shoot-out. Lol!
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  2. skootb
    Chord Dave
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  3. Deftone
    Looks like im a type 1'er!
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  4. ChaChaRealSmooth
    That Stellia is competing for the ugliest headphone ever made. Hope it sounds way better than it looks (at least you won't have to look at it when it's on your head right?)
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  5. Hoegaardener70
    Oh, my wife finally signed up here too! LOL
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  6. Hoegaardener70
    The color evokes bad memories

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  7. teqshea
    The Stellia is beautiful - a design masterpiece. French artistry. Well done Focal. Don't worry about the detractors.
  8. gb21011971
    Highly subjective. I find Audeze's LCD headphones the most ugly contraptions (I love my LCD X, but surely not for the looks). Especially the LCD 4 with wood, chrome and carbon (!), I find particularly distasteful. Generally all headphones that look like a DIY project. When I saw the first picture of the Abyss, I thought it was an April fools day joke....

    But just because taste is highly subjective, I don't understand why Focal (or others for that matter) do not offer several color options. If the Stellia was offered in an Elex-type color combination, it would probably look better to me. If I could get my Clear in black, I would do so. And I mean BLACK, not black with Beats-inspired pimp red, like the Clear Pro (what the h were they thinking :wink:).
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  9. raypin
    Ot: mm..next time, buy first. It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. :darthsmile:
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  10. AmusedToD
    Google translate:

    “The Focal Stellia is characterized by its dynamism and tonal balance. The reactivity of the Beryllium membrane is exemplary, which translates to listening with a very pleasant vivacity. The attacks of notes are frank, and the tempo is marked with a lot of energy. The highs are very clear, the medium register is a beautiful definition. The bass may seem to lack physical impact to lovers of physiological listening. But if he is not rowdy, he is however present and reveals himself deep, detailed and very nuanced. It requires solid amplification to deploy in all its energy, and the Cayin CS-55A is an excellent companion for the Focal Stellia.

    Aeration and spatialization, without equaling those of an open helmet like the Focal Utopia, however, provide beautiful sensations with a stereo image of a very satisfactory amplitude. The music is not confined and unfolds nicely on both sides of the listener, the voices remaining centered. We may regret a slight lack of depth in the staging of the various sound plans, but nothing unacceptable.”

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  11. DarktoreS
    Wow, the Closed back Utopia is real !!
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    Not a soul has answered or knows if the leather choice on the Stellia is better than the Utopias lambskin leather. :frowning2: @FocalOfficial
  13. bfreedma

    In a universe where the Abyss exists, I don't think the Stellia is in the contest.
  14. Mediahound
    My LCD-4z look quite cool to me :wink:

    kid vic, Anaz and PeteSTRADAMUS like this.
    I am not gonna lie, I love the looks too, If I didn't have an issue with the highs these would be with me still.
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