I apologize upfront that my post will not be very eloquent since English is not my first language. Today I went to my local dealer for a short test of above mentioned headphones on a Chord Dave. The source was Quobuz via my Samsung S9 USB-OTG and USB AUDIO PLAYER PRO directly fed into the Dave by an USB cable. The Utopia was plugged in first and I streamed Queen's Bohemian Rapsody. After the song stopped I was kind of flabbergasted. I admit I didn't like what I heard and gave the Utopia a second chance at the same song. The same feeling I had before set in. It was too much of everything. These headphones overwhelmed me. Maybe my ears are off, but the Utopia had too much bass, too much clarity, too much tonal presence. I already felt fatigued after only two songs. Next was the Clear. It was like night and day. I really enjoyed this headphone from the first moment. For me it was like wow these HP do everything right. A tight base, later when the piano set in it was a lush full bodied piano sound with the notes having a great decay. The same feelings later when the guitars set in. They just had the correct strong presence which I like some much in electrical guitars, but it was never overwhelming like with the Utopias. The last headphone of course was the AKG K812. I would say it came very close to the Clear, at times I thought it might even have a better resolution, but compared to the Clear the AKG was lacking some of the musicality, some of the body, the Clear had. It had a lesser musical presence when compared to the Clear, the sound was a bit "thinner", but other than that I liked the AKG812 a lot. But in my little shootout, for me the Focal Clear was the clear winner. And the friend who accompanied me and who is not at all an audiophile but just a casual music listener his verdict was the same. He liked the Clear the best. So here you have it, just my personal thoughts on three "audiophile" headphones.