It really doesn't need all that much power, I imagine pretty much any well-regarded desktop amp can handle it in terms of power requirement. Unlike Utopia, it doesn’t have a metallic timbre. Documentation Instagram Press. Focal Utopia. In short - Vérité is as technically impressive as Utopia while sounding more natural to me. With our new Utopia M line, this dream has now come true, with only one limit: your creativity. Chora 826. Detail, I'd put them very similarly (based on my recollections back from the year when I did listen to HD800 a lot). In fact, the Utopia headphones help me recall how the Chord Hugo dac knocked my socks off and took me off guard too at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2014.After a long day of gear demos, my friend, Jamil and I decided to give up. I basically said the exact same thing a few days ago, but I have never read another direct comparison of Verite to Utopia before so I wasn't sure if my impressions were maybe clouded by my own affinity toward ZMF and I was just drinking the kool aid. Aside from steep price, the Utopia is a bit of beast in terms of comfort. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I guess in my opinion it depends on the genre of music you listen to and how you see value, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. ;p. He used 2 SS amps only, Considering the gear at his disposal I'd say that was a bit too casual. Lesson learned. there is already a thread for the launch of the utopia and elear which is very active, and a new separate thread for the elear in the full-sized headphones forum. I still prefer this headphone over Utopia, and I don’t see that changing, so here we are. Period. Forums. Again this is in the same league as Utopia. I didn’t realize that this was actually annoying me until I started comparing, and then I realized that some songs that I didn’t care for were now just fine. Thank you to Focal for giving us this opportunity.. To read up on other FOcal products reviewed on Headfonics click here.. I came across his ZMF reviews on Head Fi (which I'd not frequented in a while either) while monitoring the Aeolus thread since I'd put in an early preorder. And so in this review I’m going to ask the question of whether the F… Sounds a bit confused (above neutral but somewhat soft bass, not enough presence, overall a bit dark) with the angled pads. Would love a comparison to HE-6? It will replace Utopia as pretty much the only headphone I listen to for the foreseeable future. I wouldn't spend much time trying to find the logic to his conclusions, if he's really some kinda high end taste maker then the market is screwed anyway. Dynamics are excellent. Listening to Fall Harder, the wide-panned, reverb-heavy guitars and effects sit coherently and confidently in the mix. Normally, come to review high-end headphones have to look at the level of bass, midrange, and low individually. Jude Mansilla sat down and talked with Nicolas Debard of Focal about two new flagship headphones from Focal -- the Elear and the Utopia -- and learn about Focal's loudspeaker development approach to crafting high-end headphones. I end up near the 12 o’clock position on my iha-1 a decent portion of the time. Impacts the bass, but also creeps into the mids. Like are you just infatuated with your new toy or is really killing your enjoyment of those other great cans in your collection? Utopia are THE reference high-fidelity headphones manufactured in France by Focal. Sep 24, 2020 at 3:35 PM. I love it. Focal has been in the speaker business for more than 35 years, but it wasn’t until recently that they decided to take the leap into headphone development. I was listening with a confused and slightly frustrated smile on my face. In short - Vérité is as technically impressive as Utopia while sounding more natural to me. Product reviews: Find a dealer. They are the result of 35 years of innovation, development and manufacturing of high-end speaker drivers and loudspeakers. Sep 26, 2020 at 5:37 PM. Newsletter. Hey man! It’s always best to start off a good headphone comparison with a look at the specs. Post #13,159 of 13,361 llamaluv 1000+ Head-Fier. Post #12,919 of 13,332 F. Frankie D 500+ Head-Fier. This is a headphone that I have become too familiar with over the past few years. This review of the Focal Utopia is not just based on a single run and gun. Update: June 30, 2017 Product reviews: Leave a review. I hope you guys dig it and have a wonderful weekend! My review samples’ motif of contrasting black and white was attractive, though the Diablo Utopia Colour Evo’s boxier shape begins to look its age when compared to the newer, more rounded, and more cohesive look of Focal’s Sopra models. I found the Utopia didn’t have enough to justify the price, especially with the reverberations from brass instruments, cymbals, etc. I guess I’d use the word pleasant. Listen to your music in the best conditions. The $4,000 Focal Utopia is an open-back earcup design featuring Focal’s very highly regarded pure beryllium 40mm transducers with a proprietary ‘M-shaped’ dome driver construction. Shares. For $4000, they had a lot to live up to. post-15991375. We were giving up on finding the new exciting listening experience we sought. Utopia is more precise / a bit cleaner here. Yes, he loves the Audeze sound, that is true. With Verite, I don't have any of those reservations, it's just a great headphone that does a lot to justify its high price. The early production Utopia will have better bass detail with bass boost than the current Utopia will have without bass boost. Some of my favorite headphones are HD650, Atticus, TH-X00, and HD800 with a few dB bass boost. Focal has never made headphones as pricey as these, or anything that even hinted at so much ability. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Verite|Utopia|HE-6|HD800|TH610(modded)||dac1541|iha-1, RME/887/ZDT Jr>Auteur/Atticus/HD800(SDR)/Elex/LCD2C/Verum1/HD6XX, Verite | ADX5000 | TH900SB | Violet | Viento | VX | Z1R | MEST, Utopia / XBA-Z5 / AH-D600 / ER4SR / HD540, Soekris 1541 - ECP T3 - Aeolus | HD 6XX | PM-3 | ES100 - MD Plus. I do find it useful in dialing in the headphone to meet each user's subjective preferences, gear etc etc. Resulting sound is still cohesive to me. Not metallic-sounding (looking at you, Utopia) and the overall sibilance is pretty well-controlled. It is still an amazing headphone, but nothing is perfect. this morning I auditioned at my dealer the following DAC-amps with the Utopia, during 2h1/2: Questyle Twelve Master, Chord Dave, Benchmark DAC3, Chord M-Scaler -> Dave and Focal Arche. More critical listening was done primarily with my own CD rips. Yep, he is loud and impatient. With flat pads: Yes, this is where it’s at (x2). Equipped with exclusive technology, they offer striking realism, neutrality, dynamics and clarity, for sound with unrivalled purity. It’s not the artificial / harsh type of “fake detail”. Equipped with exclusive technology, they offer striking realism, neutrality, dynamics and clarity, for sound with unrivalled purity. There is nothing I feel like I'm missing out on in this regard with Verite. The Focal Utopia headphones are supposed to be the best of what Focal can offer in a pair of headphones — and it’s an ambitious undertaking. I would hope any well heeled enthusiast that has the budget for an Utopia or Verite wouldn't base his buying decisions or even his shortlist on any one guy's opinion anyway. I mean I love my summit fi guitar but I need variety in my life. With home trials and loans coupled with it becoming damn near the fold standard test headphones at trade shows. My Focal Utopia headphones review reminds me why I love music so much. Still sounds very natural, and not metallic. With angled pads: Balance of the bass with everything else and some softness robs bass-heavy genres of excitement, despite the elevated bass. To read up on other FOcal products reviewed on Headfonics click here. The transducer design is derived directly from the best big Focal room speakers, some of which can run well into the six figures. Now, in 2019, there are a lot more flagships on the market to choose from, and the Utopia is often used as a comparison for new headphones. Good extension – sub-bass is present, rolls off slightly early (the usual tests are slightly less impressive), but this still definitely works for me for actual music, Quibbling aside, bass is still the opposite of one-note, and well textured, and impactful. To me Hd800S all day heard these at canjam and I'm not sold on them over the hd800S but not to say they are a bad headphone.. The Grand Utopia is the latest step in this continuously evolving development—in essence, the field-test laboratory for the next generation of Focal drivers. Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) High-end Audio Forum ... feels like I just listened to the Utopia 2. There’s even some foam along the inside of the lid that gives you a hint as to where these belong: in the studio. Midband enclosure is foam-vented to allow for atmospheric changes in pressure After all, almost all of the X-1's drivers are made by Focal. Rough measurements of the interior edges of the Utopia pads are 50mm wide by 60mm high. The warmth is there, but midrange balance definitely improves overall. Focal also invested a great deal of time, effort, and research in the Utopia’s enclosure. Nice! Share This Post Reactions: montanari. Install your Focal Diablo Utopia bookshelf loudspeaker on its 60cm stand. I still think the Utopia is a superior headphone as it is just more super resolving and has a really interesting 3D soundstage effect. But I hate writing reviews of headphones immediately after getting them since I feel like it takes time to live with them for a while to really understand the nuances. My first thought was that the $65,000 Grand Utopia was simply related to the Wilson Grand SLAMM. Here is where the Utopia stands out. It’s not an issue for me during normal listening. Verite serves me better as a replacement, than a compliment. Focal Utopia. By What Hi-Fi? I waited to post this for a little bit. Post #13,222 of 13,385 H. Hoegaardener70 1000+ Head-Fier. With flat pads: Yes, this is where it’s at (x3). I feel like the Verite likely isn't as popular as it should be due to one guy's opinion - who most enthusiasts don't take seriously anyway. The layers in a song are almost eerily dissected and laid out in front of you. Yet Focal has dodged that particular bullet by describing its new Grande Utopia EM Evo – all 265kg, two metres and £160k-a-pair of it – and its smaller stablemate, the Stella Utopia EM Evo, as 'the most emblematic high-fidelity loudspeakers of all its collections'. Post #12,894 of 13,361 montanari 1000+ Head-Fier. Focal’s headphones have been mostly middle market and solid as far as sound is concerned, but nothing in the company’s catalogue prepared us for the arrival of the Utopias. Interesting to hear about the pads, I'm definitely going to buy a pair to try. I’m getting some more bass impact, and this is helping my enjoyment immensely. Tyll's #1 headphone in the world that made HD800S sound thin and analytical. Do you dream about building your own, bespoke, audio system, by choosing each speaker driver based on your vehicle and your requirements? Focal Viva Utopia Be III LCR Drive units: 2 x 8in Focal proprietary ‘W’ woofers; 1 x 6.5in Power Flower magnet mid-band driver; 1 x 1in IAL2 pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter Enclosure: Three-way ported with the bass sections’ ports loaded against the next enclosure section. Not sure why he has that opinion (and I've never really found his opinions very consistent anyway), but I can 100% tell you that I prefer Verite over Auteur. Share This Post Reactions: Eylrik, TooFrank and Frankie D. post-15886598. Possibly a bit biased since he's very familiar with the LCD sound and new to the utopia. The Utopia is Focal’s third headphone and flagship model priced at $4,000. What was relatively smooth but dull is now crunchier. At the end of the day, the HD800 FR is really not for me (even after SDR modding). It was really obvious too since all the post review preorders in the spreadsheet (and they did shoot up) asked for the suede band Zeos praised. Everything you mentioned was pretty in line with what I heard. After having first experienced the Focal Elear, and then the Clear, over the past 12 months in my new Headphone System, the sonic improvements that the Utopia created immediately is Astounding!! Thankfully the flat pads exist, and they “fix” my biggest issues with the FR while retaining pretty much everything else. Variety comes from the music for me, not from the headphone. Also the Utopia interior pad walls are straight or perpendicular to the pad surface. The Focal Utopia cans (I have two) can be a curse in that they are so revealing they demand the best possible input. Wow, haven't thought about Zeos in a while. They are the result of 35 years of innovation, development and manufacturing of high-end speaker drivers and loudspeakers. This sits in the same league as Utopia, maybe better. The Focal website uses cookies to improve your navigation on the site, for statistical, audience measurement, advertising and personalisation purposes. The big one is this: The Diablo Utopia Colour Evo is functionally identical to your Diablo Utopia, with the “Colour Evo” upgrades being entirely cosmetic. Yeah, it’s expensive. Still more composed / less bombastic than say a TH-X00, but very clear difference compared to angled pads. The 650, whilst having a similar stage width, sounds congested and slow in comparison. I usually am using my Utopia out of Gungnir Multibit -- fed into the Bottlehead SEX 3.0 (with C4S). “How does it compare to the Utopia?” is a common question among audiophiles whenever a new flagship comes out. It stood out too much. Strings took on this kind of eerie quality that (along with the impressive dynamics and overall resolution of this headphone) was a uniquely cool experience, but this midrange isn’t for me long term. Nov 22, 2020 at 10:19 AM. Now i had the praised Focal Utopia next to me. I was starting to feel the same but decided to give Focal a chance but if they fail a 2nd time then Focal won't get a 3rd chance. Forums. I dare say, even his Loxjie P20 at $99 would have been worth trying. Forums. HEK is 2 - 3 dB quieter. It’s not an issue for me during normal listening. Oh, you wanted more than that? I would compare directly to more headphones, but I honestly haven’t listened to anything besides Utopia in like 9 months. Some may actually prefer this, though, and I don’t mind it. Especially considering the wide body of excellent reviews available. Bizarre. If there are any particular headphones you want me to compare more directly against (HE-6, HD800, HD580/600), let me know and I’ll see about bringing them back out for a listen. “World’s Best Headphone.” This was the proclamation made by the man who gave me my first job doing headphone reviews, my mentor and predecessor at Innerfidelity, Tyll Hertsens.As a young teenager I remember learning a lot from Tyll and Innerfidelity, and the exciting discussions of his reviews and measurements that made their way onto the forums at head-fi and … Joined Apr 1, 2018 … After all, almost all of the X-1's drivers are made by Focal. A bit warm, and treble is a bit uneven, with the flat pads. After a flurry of buying way too many headphones that ended about a year ago, I had finally settled on Utopia. Utopia are THE reference high-fidelity headphones manufactured in France by Focal. In today’s review, we put Focal’s flagship over-the-ear headphone, the Utopia, to the test. I definitely prefer the flat pads. I do wish bass distortion was lower, but Vérité is still pretty dang clean for a dynamic headphone. Share This Post Reactions: supermj. When the basic methodology is questionable, other things are too IMO. Like every speaker Focal makes, the Diablo Utopia Colour Evo was designed using modern techniques and software, and fine-tuned through tests in Focal’s own anechoic chamber. But it is also a bit brighter than Clear and has a little less bass. Suspension strap has always helped, but this is undeniably more comfortable, and very comfortable overall. Check out my review of the Focal Utopia! And on that tack I've been a disciple of good DACs, having zeroed in on L.K.S. Sign up below to get the latest from What Hi-Fi?, plus exclusive special offers, direct to your inbox! It’s … Didn't Zeos also review the closed ZMF with suede pads rather than the leather ones most people will buy? Focal Utopia. It’s just a bit stiff and weighty. You don’t pay $4000 for a box, but the unboxing experience is second to none. Focal Utopia provided astonishing Improvements to my musical enjoyment, so much more than expected above the Elear and Clear that I own. My first couple days (with angled pads) was weird – basically I couldn’t deal with the FR, but it was still very technically impressive in spite of everything. Focal’s Utopia headphones are a bleeding-edge statement from a pedigreed loudspeaker manufacturer that has made the most of its speaker-designing experience. I don't like listening to pretty much any vocalist on it. Utopia is more precise / a bit cleaner here. Meaningfully lighter than past ZMF’s. Focal Utopia General Discussion Home. The Utopia is more neutral and balanced but I feel like the 009 and Utopia share the same hyper realism where I find that the music sounds so good it's almost like it's fake. The Focal Utopia has been out now for some time, and when it first came out there was nothing else like it. Focal Diablo Utopia review Amazing design puts these stereo speakers at the top of the pile Tested at £7686. The structure of the loudspeaker itself has also been strengthened by the new MRR (Machined Reinforcement Rings) system around the speaker drivers This is composed of solid aluminium parts machined in the mass, positioned between the front speaker and the speaker driver basket. Focal Clear and Utopia - Review Today I had the chance to spend the day with some of the best headphones on the market and I thought I'd share my impressions with you. Still quite listenable for extended periods of time, and I can handle rougher treble if it means that it’s not as dark overall. I did a combination of listening straight out of the amp on the dac1541 and through the iha-1. You can kind of see where the company's coming from. Other listening was mostly Google Play Music, with a bit of Spotify thrown in. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I’ve owned Utopia for about 3 years— owned HEKv2 concurrently for about 2 years, and have owned HEKse for the last 6 months. First off, the box is gorgeous. Thanks for replying, Verite is really something great. Bass: The bass response is strong and fast. Focal Grande Utopia EM Type: 4-way floorstanding reflex-loaded loudspeaker Driver complement: One IAL2 25mm inverted beryllium dome, two 165mm W cone midrange, one 270mm W cone mid/bass, one 400mm W cone electro-magnetic sub-bass I know I know - enough with the pads! But I definitely prefer Utopia over HD800, so I may not be the best judge on that front. Some cup reverb (which probably is what I’m thinking about when I think boomy) – I kind of like it the more I listen. Press J to jump to the feed. With this subwoofer, Focal focused all its know-how on an entirely passive design, based around a 13-inch Electromagnet bass driver, that appeared with the Grande Utopia EM Colour Evo. Of all the headphones I own I think HE-6, Utopia, and now Verite are the only ones that really can do it all competently. So I preordered, and now here I am reviewing the Vérité. You will receive a verification email shortly. Equipped with exclusive technology, they offer striking realism, neutrality, dynamics and clarity, for sound with unrivalled purity. Treble is now rougher, and I’m noticing a slight peak around 8k or so (can’t win ‘em all), but overall balance is better. Specs: over-ear, dimension: 5″ x 5: x 5″, weight: 1.08 pounds, audiophile open-back circum-aural, 40m Beryllium M-shaped dome, ear cushions: 20mm memory foam, frequency response: 5 – 50 kHz, impedance: 80 ohms, sensitivity: 104dB SPL / 1mW a 1kHz Features: full-range speaker drivers, earcups rotatable, headband: leather length adjustable, offer striking realism, … At the end of the day, if your goal is soundstage, get speakers. RPi4 -> ALLO Digione sig -> Auralic VEGA -> Headamp GS-X mini -> Focal Utopia Share This Post post-15983281 Performance. With flat pads: Yes, this is where it’s at. I do wish bass distortion was lower, but Vérité is still pretty dang clean for a dynamic headphone. The star of the show, the lofty Utopia, is basically a Sennheiser HD 800 S with a more satisfying low end and, somehow, even more detail and resolution. This brings back enough presence. Headphoneus Supremus. This … He has too many reviews in the queue and that's his bread and butter, so rapid turnover, the McDonalds of equipment reviewers. But I still have a soft spot for ZMF headphones, and I was really intrigued by the new driver. Also are you sure you only need one set of cans? Focal's Diablo Utopia bookshelf speakers combine beauty with performance. or is he just out to lunch on this (either not paying attention, or doesn't know what to listen for). Nov 14, 2020 at 12:01 AM. Won't be able to get to it today, but I'll put HE-6 first on the list for direct comparisons (hopefully by next weekend or so). Joined Oct 18, 2014 Posts 2,760 Likes 1,031. In order for something to be "hi-fi" to me, it has to legitimately work for all genres. I have read for the past year many times different reviews of it and how they all praised the … that made them sound more like an alarm vs blended sound with the rest of the instruments. Focal Stellia: Focal Clear: Focal Stellia headphones: Focal Clear headphones: 1.2 m cable with 3.5 mm connector : 1.2 m cable with 3.5 mm connector: 3 m balanced cable with 4-pin XLR connector: 3 m cable with 6.35 mm connector: 3.5 mm … Joined Nov 19, 2018 Messages 862 … Headphones: Meze 99 Classic and Empyrean, Oppo PM-2 PM-3, Bose QC35ii, Sennhheiser HD800 and Momentum3, AK T1p, Klipsch HP-3, Focal Utopia and Clear, iBasso SR2, ATH-DSR9BTH Headphone Amps: Sennheiser HDVA 600, OPPO HA-2SE, Little Bear B4-X, Focal Arche An ‘à la carte’ concept . When it comes to levels of insight, little at this price even comes close. Focal Utopia Headphone Review June 14, 2016 October 10, 2018 AudioHead 14 Comments Focal , Headphone , Utopia , Utopia Headphone Focal has been in the speaker business for more than 35 years, but it wasn’t until recently that they decided to … I would say the enjoyment level of the MK1 and Utopia if I had to choose 1 would probably be the Utopia but only because something better I listened to last week exists. The Focal Utopia represents, and I say this without hesitation, the most impressive headphone that I have ever heard. It’s beautiful and well-crafted. I first had the chance to audition Focal’s Utopia at the Wikia meet in San Francisco, taking them around and trying them in different rigs. Hey guys, been a while. Focal Utopia General Discussion Home. Share This Post post-15974906. My setup: Lynx AES16e -> Soekris dac1541 -> Dragon Inspire iha-1. It's not like it's HE-6 levels of difficulty, it's more in the LCD-2 range of power requirement. How does it compare to that planar smoothness? Disclaimer: The Focal Utopia sent to us for the purposes of this review is a loan sample that was returned after this review. Some headsets response bass a bit slower to the low end, but not the high-end audiophile headsets like the Focal Utopia open-back headphones. Sound excellence. My first listen with them was insanely positive, so I waited again and decided to listen for a while to let my own hype subside. With angled pads: This was kind of weird to me. it might be useful to have a thread dedicated to focal's flagship can in the high-end forum - just saying. … Know he was a luthier too. Each driver is covered by a removable grille -- the midrange-woofer’s grille has a little fabric tab by which it’s easily pulled off. It was complete enough for me that I really haven’t listened to any other headphone since then. Utopia have already become the world reference high-fidelity headphones manufactured in France by Focal. Used with the dedicated Focal.JMlab pedestal stands it … Whilst the overall sound is quite intimate and concentrated, the layering of instruments is phenomenal. I had to get a RMA from my dealer and include a copy of the original sales receipt to send mine in for repair to Focal. Feel free to judge me. If you buy used, I am not sure how this works. Some cup reverb (which probably is what I’m thinking about when I think boomy) – I … I think there’s too much scooped out of parts of the upper midrange. I'm probably not going to sell mine (because apparently I'm the person who hoards things), but I can see why you'd make the switch. Joined Nov … Yet Focal has dodged that particular bullet by describing its new Grande Utopia EM Evo – all 265kg, two metres and £160k-a-pair of it – and its smaller stablemate, the Stella Utopia EM Evo, as 'the most emblematic high-fidelity loudspeakers of all its collections'. “World’s Best Headphone.” This was the proclamation made by the man who gave me my first job doing headphone reviews, my mentor and predecessor at Innerfidelity, Tyll Hertsens.As a young teenager I remember learning a lot from Tyll and Innerfidelity, and the exciting discussions of his reviews and measurements that made their way onto the forums at head-fi and … The thing that has actually really impressed me, though, is how nuanced small changes in volume are. With angled pads: Also kinda weird to me, at least coming off of Utopia. In short I love it, but I might almost be able to say I get what you are saying about the metallic aspect of the Utopia. by Amos Barnett. Bass is a little boomy. Slightly boomy, obviously elevated over neutral, but not excessively so for me. Resolving. Focal Stellia vs Focal Clear Headphones In the Box. Amplification was deemed fine via Violectric V281, then V280. Staging is nice. Focal's Utopia headphones live up to their $3,999 price And the $999 Elear aren’t too bad either By Vlad Savov @vladsavov Jul 25, 2016, 11:33am EDT 13 December 2012. Contact me with news and offers from other Future brands Receive email from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors Thank you for signing up to What Hi-Fi?. That said I am really drawn to Clear as it still has that Focal house sound of … Where as the HD800 pads are thinner and then there's even more room inside the ear cups for your ears. I’m a terrible judge of much more, and I will always greatly prefer speakers here, but this is about as normal as a headstage has sounded to me. Utopia is more aggressive, vocally forward, and a bit artificial in comparison. How would you compare the detail retrieval and soundstage to the HD800? Focal has managed to create something unique, extravagant, and … Update: June 14, 2017 I have increased my star rating from 4 stars to 5 stars. Being time pinched to 1 headphone per day probably screwed things up and his review just ended up as noise to me. The flagship model . I can’t go into too much detail about Focal’s Diablo Utopia Colour Evo since my review has yet to be published, but there are a couple things I can mention. I mean the ability to decipher the low-level cues that make an instrument and voice sound like more than just the pitch of the note. Yeah, another way to kind of think of it is a hardness, which I guess goes along with crystalline. Not crazy or anything, but less efficient than Utopia. Focal Utopia Headphones Review. I’ve loved the look of Zach’s headphones for a long time, and this is no exception. You can kind of see where the company's coming from. It chose to make the Utopia an open design so it would have the least amount of physical impedance. Joined Oct 18, 2014 Messages 2,760 Reaction score 1,031. thecrow. Find a dealer. Verite is pretty wide, but I don't get the same sense. Focal Elear Review So I know Focal Elear isn't exactly new or exciting these days and this is a "late" review. Abyss 1266 TC Phi | HiFiMan Susvara | Focal Utopia | Focal Stellia | Sennheiser HD650 iBasso dx220 amp 8 > 64 Audio A12T Share This Post post-15938719. Today, let’s take a closer look at these two with this Focal Stellia vs Focal Clear Comparison Review! Read our Focal Utopia review. Focal is known for its high-end equipment, but it obviously has to seriously impress to warrant the price tag of an eye-watering $4,000. DA-004s (modded by Rick Schultz) as being the most critical link in the audio chain. nanoiOne|A-gd C-2/R2R 2|Corda Jazz-ƒƒ|LD MK2, USBridge Sig/DigiOne Sig [Roon] > Hugo2 > Utopia, Focal Elear/AKG Q701/Etymotic ER-4PT/XPT100, | Arya | LCD-i4 | Ether C Flow 1.1 | -> CMA400i, Hifiman HE-6, Toneking TP16, HFLLIYI RP, Jemmy Audio DADmini.