Focal Utopia General Discussion
Jan 13, 2021 at 7:02 AM Post #13,741 of 15,394

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I have a pair of Utopias coming for audition later this week or early next. Given all the positive comments here, I am really looking forward to the experience. :)

Currently using, and loving, HD800 headphones. So by all reports, the Utopias would be the right next step. Who knows, may have to change my avatar photo.
 
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Jan 13, 2021 at 4:20 PM Post #13,746 of 15,394

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I once read something about a 5 year guarantee when you registered the device.
Is it still relevant?
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See post 13704. It’s only 3 pages back, from 4 days ago

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/focal-utopia-general-discussion.811273/page-914

then go to post number 1 on this thread

or search “warranty” in this thread

you will see your question answered many many MANY MANY MANY MANY times

(we seriously need to change the name of this thread)
 
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Jan 13, 2021 at 5:04 PM Post #13,747 of 15,394

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Some words need to be blocked, how many times has this be asked/answered?

On the positive side I cleaned my Utopias today, they needed it! While I cannot say they sound better, they feel more comfortable. I noticed the goo that other had mentioned, it is worth checking regularly. Big thanks to @Energy for the instructions and particularly for recommending:

https://www.howardproducts.com/product/leather-cleaner/
https://www.howardproducts.com/product/leather-conditioner/

Much cheaper than other products sold specifically for headphones, but made by Howard for them and then rebranded with a large mark-up.
 
Jan 13, 2021 at 5:22 PM Post #13,748 of 15,394

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Some words need to be blocked, how many times has this be asked/answered?

On the positive side I cleaned my Utopias today, they needed it! While I cannot say they sound better, they feel more comfortable. I noticed the goo that other had mentioned, it is worth checking regularly. Big thanks to @Energy for the instructions and particularly for recommending:

https://www.howardproducts.com/product/leather-cleaner/
https://www.howardproducts.com/product/leather-conditioner/

Much cheaper than other products sold specifically for headphones, but made by Howard for them and then rebranded with a large mark-up.
Is this a good price
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VVYHYWH/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_Qh3.FbF537G8A
 
Jan 14, 2021 at 9:50 AM Post #13,752 of 15,394

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The original Utopia cable is an imposition.
It'ss too rigid for me.
Time to heat up the soldering iron.

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The B&W Signature is a dream.
Super soft and thin. So hardly noticeable

I have the 2020 version of the Utopias (new packaging, accessories);

Can't fault the stock cables, personally.
 
Jan 14, 2021 at 11:16 AM Post #13,753 of 15,394

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The rubber coated stock cable’s warmth and dark background (especially in the highs) is my goto. May consider the Lazuli.
 
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Anyone tried the Utopia's with any AKM4499EQ dac, and liked it?

The Focal Arche comes with 2X AK4490, sounds fabulous. Even though I think that amplification is more important than the DAC once you cross a certain level.
 

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