FOCAL ELEGIA CLOSED BACK HEADPHONES UNVEILED AT RMAF 2018
Please welcome the new Focal Elegia closed-back headphones to the stage.
Focal has been doing a great job recently with their trio of high-end open-backed headphones: the Elear, the Clear, and the crème de la crème, Utopia.
Having had my head in all the open-backed ear-pleasers, their soundstage and fantastic detail have rightly seen them atop many a reviewer's award list. However, Focal has really yet to make as significant an impact with closed-back cans. Until now.
Focal’s €900 Elegia was unveiled at Can Jam RMAF and sports a 1.57-inch (40mm) 'M'-shape aluminium/ magnesium dome full-range speaker driver. However, what is really interesting for all you head-fi fans is that the Elegia has been designed to be used with a portable player. Boasting a super low impedance rating of 35 Ohms, the Elegia will allow you to travel with your tunes with just a player or portable DAC in your pocket.
It is excellent to see Focal's proven full-range speaker drivers from their open-backed headphones being integrated into its closed-back design without compromising detail in the low frequencies. The spec sheets state that you can expect an extended frequency response of 5 Hz-23kHz.
Thanks to the 20mm memory foam earpads, perforated microfibre leather headband and solid aluminium yoke that moulds to your head shape, we are taking it for granted that the Elegia will be comfortable to wear.
Additionally, the tried and tested Focal ambient noise soundproofing will no doubt be as impressive as always.
You can buy the Focal Elegia now via the company's website for €900.
We now have the confirmed UK RRP which is £799.99.
For more information, head on over to Focal.
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