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Focal Utopia headphones...with Beryllium driver


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5 hours ago, Hopstretch said:

Plus they're awful!

Like getting fucked in the ear with a dog dick.

The PS-1s on the other hand I covet, as you know.

I think you're confusing the L3000 with a hangover you may have once had.  At a friend's.  With a dog.  Who was male.*  And not castrated.**

And yes, I know; I'll let you tell more if you want. 

*The dog, not the friend.

**The dog, not the friend.

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Some Utopia Porn:

With a custom 300B amp. The Taks are fresh, so not sounding at its best just yet. Another few weeks and it will be singing.

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Direct drive from the Bricasti M1 DAC. This is the best setup I have heard so far. Once the Taks have 200 to 300 hours on them then the tube rig might be something special for the mids.

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4 hours ago, EdipisReks1 said:

Where did you see that posted, originally?  I know that Justin would be interested in knowing where a pic of his amp was published!

The guy apparently responsible for the product marketing of Focal's three new headphones is called Rob Follis, a PR consultant. He has a website where you can find this photo, as well as others also included in the official press release.

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I have a pair here. I'm really digging the Utopia's in my system. Really hard to find any major faults with them. They are so detailed, yet all types of recordings are listenable and I can play music on them for hours without fatigue. I haven't had this much fun with a headphone since first listening to ps-1's.

Biggie.

 

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17 minutes ago, NotoriousBIG_PJ said:

I have a pair here. I'm really digging the Utopia's in my system. Really hard to find any major faults with them. They are so detailed, yet all types of recordings are listenable and I can play music on them for hours without fatigue. I haven't had this much fun with a headphone since first listening to ps-1's.

Biggie.

 

Damn it...PS-1 good from someone's ears I trust?...Did you try the Elears??...

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8 hours ago, emelius said:

Damn it...PS-1 good from someone's ears I trust?...Did you try the Elears??...

Can't speak for Biggie, but I'd agree more with his description of the PS-1 as "fun" as opposed to "good", or maybe good fun. But they're definitely not neutral if that is a big part of your 'good' equation. I do enjoy them a ton for them for what they are, but for me anyway, they're a very mood and music sensitive listen.

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Todd let me borrow the Utopia as part of his loaner series and these are the real deal! Total clarity and extremely even handed across all frequencies. Bass is scary good as it goes very deep but js also very fast. Layering is a strength but soundstage is not. Overall I would say these are the best headphone in or out of production (never was an R10 fan). $4k is a steep mountain to climb but these are worth it. I can easily live with my LCD-X forever but these are a clear step ahead in every area. 

 

PS the two headphones I regret selling are the PS-1 and pink driver RS-1. Dusty good luck if you sell your pair 

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I used the money well, but I also miss my pink driver RS-1s.  On the lookout for a new pair always.  I actually have a spare set of the pink drivers themselves, so I'm optimistic I'll some day find a "repaired" set with newer shitty drivers I can pry out.

19 hours ago, jp11801 said:

Overall I would say these are the best headphone in or out of production

Fack.

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