Focal Listen are premium closed-back circum-aural portable headphones compatible with all smartphones. They benefit from all the research that went into designing Utopia and Elear headphones with the aim of keeping the shape of the headband constant, regardless of the size of the user’s head. This means remarkable comfort, even during long listening sessions.
Designed in France by Focal’s acoustics engineers, Listen combines all the advantages of premium portable headphones for hours of intense listening pleasure.
Excellent noise isolation is guaranteed with the closed design and by the large ear cushions preserving the acoustic qualities, even in noisy environments. When designing Listen, particular attention went into ensuring their ability to withstand the great physical demands one has of portable headphones.
Exclusive cone technology offers remarkable neutrality and sound quality. The heat-sensitive, very high-density memory foam ear-pieces offer maximum comfort for the listener. Listen has an extremely dynamic sound, tight bass and remarkable tonal balance.
These qualities, along with the compactness of the headphones when folded away are what make Listen the ideal travelling companion: listening pleasure, everywhere.
Through the new Utopia, Elear and Listen high-end headphones, Focal is stating its ambition to make the brand both a key player and a reference in the headphone market and is offering everyone a chance to rediscover their favourite music where realism is at the heart of listening pleasure, wherever they may be.
In terms of speaker drivers, Focal showcases its 35 years of expertise. At the source of Listen’s acoustic quality is the innovative 1¾″ driver (40mm). A Mylar cone has been used on the entire driver, and the dome has been given a titanium coating.
This ensures optimal suspension compliance and gives the dome a lot more rigidity. Thus, Listen also has an excellent dynamic range, tight bass and remarkable tonal balance.
Listen are supplied with a flexible carrying case and an aircraft adapter. A 41/2 ft (1.4m) cable is also provide with a 3.5mm jack and a bayonet connector locking device, where a quarter-turn holds the cable in place to ensure it stays connected to the headphones, however demanding the environment.
The in-line omnidirectional microphone offers excellent sound pickup, even in loud surroundings. Finally, the large remote control with just one button (compatible with all smartphones) makes it extremely simple and quick to manage calls and control your music.