Are they the same as with the Clear pads? I don’t want to pay more than $700 for headphones and I feel comfortable having these as my endgame. Joined Nov 27, 2020 Messages 24 Likes 9. Posted by.
This is a brighter than neutral headphone, and if you throw really bright tracks at it, it’s going to be harsh. Andrew Robinson 94,896 views RayDunzl Major Contributor. AFAIK the Elex is an Elear with a different paint scheme and pads. WTB. It's like reference headphones, "what does I_want_all_the_tacos" think :) Seriously dude, you oughta have your own website or blog or something. Yeah the elex is pretty close to the clear, the elear has like audeze tuning with the recessed treble. Likes: Jimbob54 and thewas. The Focal Elear are great looking headphones that have a high-end and premium feel. Top Reader Voted Headphones; Dynamic … I think people typically choose the Elex and Clear over the Elear. purr1n Finding his inner redneck Staff Member Friend BWC. Dec 22, 2020 #378. I bought a new pair for $1099 delivered. And yet, at least one set of … Desktop: PC > RME ADI-2 DAC > KH750 > KH120 or Focal Elex/Clear pro/Elegia/AKG 371/+5. Joined Jun 13, 2020 Location Australia … Im looking for one TOTL set of cans to add to my Harem. On the other hand, the Focal are better-built headphones and feel sturdier. I auditioned the Clears already, and loved them, but Im not sure how they compare to the cheaper Elex. Yeah, HD800 will always be up there for me. I am really surprised they haven’t been reviewed more and as of right now, I think they’re underrated. If true, that could increase prospective buyer's options at the very least. That said, having heard both: if I didn't have problems with my Elex I'd still own it. Most so called headphone experts will tell you that the Focal Clear is a step up from the Focal Elear. The Focals have always confused me; my results actually aren’t that different from Tyll’s either in that the Clear extends very slightly better and measures with more bass in general when the shout is taken into account. The result is a headphone which, for my tastes, transcends the performance of both "donor" models. Also, I really like the Xs, they've been good to me so far. share. The Elears are listed with a 1 year warranty at Crutchfield (it's dependent on country and retailer). I've been going back and forth but it's hard to tell a lot of difference in the sound. Joined Sep 7, 2018 Messages 470 Likes 308. Im looking for one TOTL set of cans to add to my Harem. It so happens I also won an auction for a Focal Elex. Head-Fier. per audeze, a friend did warn me about the infamous weight issues for many of their models: suggested instead to try hfm…but their qc is so so. Both headphones come in beautiful boxes. Last year, Massdrop announced a collaboration with Focal and started collecting funds for the Focal Elex. Likes: Rottmannash and Daaadou. They have the same reference sound and warmth as the HD600 with a more refined and clear presentation. Central Scrutinizer. A place for discussion, news, reviews and DIY projects related to portable audio, headphones, headphone amplifiers and DACs. Focal Stellia vs Focal Clear Headphones In the Box. The sound is overall a little less … I like the Elex for music, but I can't wear it for more than an hour. Also, where I think people see this as an upgrade from the HD6XX, it is similar in quality, but just better, more resolving and present. ... help Reddit App Reddit coins Reddit premium Reddit gifts. Others may suggest the AKG … 1 comment. How does soundstage of the Focal Clear compare to that of the Elex? SONY OLED A8H 4K SMART TV - AN IN DEPTH REVIEW - Duration: 22:19. Would you say the Clear is worth the premium over the Elex? The Sennies seem slow in comparison but make up for it with better overall tonality imo. Focal Clear CSDs . 37 points. purr1n, Dec 20, 2017 #2. I auditioned the Clears already, and loved them, but Im not sure how they compare to the cheaper Elex. You can't go wrong with either. Focal Elex vs Hifiman Ananda. Posted by 2 years ago. Not a problem on the Elex. 7Hz lower low-frequency? Clear has a different voice coil, but different doesn't objectively mean better. The Sennies seem slow in comparison but make up for it with better overall tonality imo. Most of the build is metal, and the cups are large and well-made. This is false. As someone mentioned, given that most people I knpw take as close to perfect their equipment. Just as a side note, why not pad swap the ELEAR pads onto the Elex and "A-B-C" test them? How We Score; Annual Awards; Search By Price. Archived. Focal Clear has the same high sensitivity as Elear, yet the voice-coil has been changed from 80 to 55 Ohms. Also, apparently the Elex on Massdrop has a better frequency response than the Clear and sounds better for cheaper, but I haven't heard it yet. Massdrop Focal Elex Review Hello all!. purr1n, Dec 15, 2017 #1. While some models go for a workmanlike design, you’ll find nothing of the sort here – even at this price. They also interact more with the pinna and create a more open soundstage than the Focal. Dec 22, 2020 #383. They are practically all-black, expect for the metallic silver finish on the cup hinges and logo. The advantages of AKG K702 over Elex are: 1) better, wider and more accurate sound stage, 2) reverse U shaped sound signature, 3) lighter weight, 4) less clamping force, and most importantly 5) more comfortable for long gaming sessions. Joined Mar 9, 2016 Messages 10,735 Likes 10,049 Location Riverview FL. Their sound quality follows more our target curve with excellent mid and treble ranges. The Elex has a 2 year warranty (from Focal) in the US. Focal's Elear sits behind the new Clear and the Utopia but remains one of the meatiest sounding headphones in the $1000 range. Also what does a Elear with Clear pads sound like? Great article by VS once again. ShiZo Senior Member. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. A place for discussion, news, reviews and DIY projects related to portable audio, headphones, headphone amplifiers and DACs. There’s no active noise-cancelling here, but thanks to the closed-back design and comfortable fit of the cups, it almost feels like there is. But I can easily say that Elex and Clear are more similar and Elear is the odd man out. Headphones: Focal Utopia, Hifiman HE6, Hifiman HE1000 V1, ZMF Atticus, Sennheiser HD580, Sennheiser PC37x, Sony MDR-1000x, Koss KSC75 It seems like people have had the same "driver crackle" issues with all the Focals. The Focal Elear comes in an all black leather coated case. For EDM, these can be awesome, or they can suck a lot. The Clear carries more subbass but the sound signature pretty much tracks. Can’t wait to read your review! Honestly you'd have to hear both to decide which you like more. The Elegias certainly look like a premium pair of headphones. The advantages of AKG K702 over Elex are: 1) better, wider and more accurate sound stage, 2) reverse U shaped sound signature, 3) lighter weight, 4) less clamping force, and most importantly 5) more comfortable for long gaming sessions.
This is a brighter than neutral headphone, and if you throw really bright tracks at it, it’s going to be harsh. Focal Elex Frequency Response (0db line = 100dbSPL) Focal Elex CSDs Focal Elex Harmonic Distortions (at FR measurement levels) Last edited: Dec 15, 2017. This means that from the same source set at the same volume Clear will go louder. Joined Mar 9, 2016 Messages 10,735 Likes 10,049 Location Riverview FL. Any info or opinions are welcome. Joined Jun 13, 2020 Messages 96 Reaction score 119 Location Australia. The upper mids are filled in, but not overly emphasized. I have auditioned Clear and Utopia a few times now and Elex is pretty damn close to Clear. It will if you put Elear pads on it. That's 31 … (Auteur,Atticus,Eikon,6XX, ADI-2 Pendant ETC... | Arya | LCD-i4 | Ether C Flow 1.1 | -> CMA400i. The Focal Clear is one of our top-selling headphones and has become a go-to for an open-back design. Desktop: PC > RME ADI-2 DAC > KH750 > KH120 or Focal Elex/Clear pro/Elegia/AKG 371/+5. Does the clear have that mid suck out as the elear does? I'm very glad that the Elex has adopted the Clear-style of cables despite the headphone originating from a Elear base. I always wondered if the Elex was a Frankenstein baby of the Elear and Clear. The HiFiMan Ananda are better critical listening headphones than the Focal Elear. I have a pretty big head (Beyers and AKGs almost don’t fit me) and I didn’t experience any discomfort with the Elear I had for a month, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I'm worried he hit his head on the way into the store, I admit I find your measurements strange, when I auditioned both the Elear and the Clear side by side the Elear was clearly the one with the most bass (or rather mid-bass, it felt really boomy compared to the other). I think the Elex is pretty balanced sounding and has good bass extension. Ears validate the measurements, not the other way. Well, sometimes the measurements keep us honest. Settled on Focal Clear, or Elex. Obviously, it shares a good deal of the technology developed for the Focal Utopia, which I reviewed in Issue 270, but its drivers are made of aluminum/magnesium rather than of the beryllium used for the Utopia. Focal Elear. It does two things better than the Clear: I'm saving up for a pair of Clears right now because having gone through 2 pairs of Elexs that crackled I don't want to do the same song and dance a third time. Thank you for the interesting read. Dec 22, 2020 #378 . I just wish the Elex looked more like the Elear. Focal Elear Klipsch HP-3; Frequency Response: 5 Hz-23 kHz : 5 Hz-45 kHz: Impedence: 80 ohms: 25 ohms: Type: open-back, over-ear: triple-vented, semi-open, over-ear: Sensitivity: 104 dBSPL/1mW: 98 dBSPL/1mW: Drivers: 40 mm, “m-shaped dome” free-edge, 52 mm bio-dynamic: … Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, RME/887/ZDT Jr>Auteur/Atticus/HD800(SDR)/Elex/LCD2C/Verum1/HD6XX. The Elear I have in the office I bought as a result of them being available new-but-open-box, from another vendor, for $499. There’s been a few comparison reviews from others between all the Focal headphones. I can't say I have really noticed it in normal listening though. I dunno. RayDunzl Major Contributor. I don't really know why neither of us thought to try listening to the Elear with the pads because Elears are dropping down close to $400 and if we can get the Clear pads for ~$150, it wouldn't be half bad. Generally this headphone doesn’t need a dedicated headphone amp to go loud enough, most interfaces will drive it with ease. Some have said you can hardly tell the difference between the two when you do that. purr1n Finding his inner redneck Staff … Joined: Sep 24, 2015 Likes Received: 70,016 Dislikes Received: 113 Trophy Points: 113 Location: Padre Island CC TX. They have a … New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I own the Elex & I think it's good enough, but you may not. Desktop: PC > RME ADI-2 DAC > KH750 > KH120 or Focal Elex/Clear pro/Elegia/AKG 371/+5. After that, it’s a bit tougher. Today, Massdrop is announcing their latest major headphone collaboration, the Massdrop x Focal Elex, a new sibling to Focal's flagship family of headphones (the Elear, Clear, and Utopia).We review and discuss the new Massdrop x Focal Elex, comparing it not just to Focal's other flagship models, but also to the Sennheiser HD650 (HD6XX), including frequency response and THD measurements. May 6, 2020 #2. Massdrop Focal Elex Review Hello all!. May 6, 2020 #2. Many Elear owners likely upgraded to the Clear when it was introduced. WTB. Pretty sweet deal, if you ask me. R. rcstevensonaz Member. Focal Clear has the same high sensitivity as Elear, yet the voice-coil has been changed from 80 to 55 Ohms.This means that from the same source set at the same volume Clear will go louder. They are practically all-black, expect for the metallic silver finish on the cup hinges and logo. ... Bass the Ananda is the clear winner here, it has bigger bass image and doesn't clip on loud heavy bass tracks like some Hans Zimmer soundtracks. I have definitely seen Clear owners post about that in the past too. Looks a lot more even throughout the mids. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Where they're different is that the Elex has more air in the treble & a wider sound stage; the Clear has more bass both mid & sub in addition to brighter highs. Also, the Elex fits in better with my X2, 4XX, 6XX, X love affair. But it is also a bit brighter than Clear and has a little less bass. ARE OLED TVS STILL THE BEST IN 2020? Anyways... Have you tried pad swapping the Elex pads onto the Elear yet? The Clear would carve out a really nice role in my collection between my HD800 and Auteur. They did feel the same as the Clear pads though. Close • Posted by. I've seen the SBAF crowd refer to it as an 'Eclair' :). I don't know much because I haven't heard them both but whilst the elex has a similar fr to the clear the technicalities of the clear are better due to the improved driver. Innerfidelity is a much more credible tester than any other on the web, and his plots show an incredibly precise driver match. My Clear looks very similar to the one measured here on my EARS (though raw and not DF compensated). A lot of MD editions do that tho, what is Senn trying to sell HD660S and even the HD650 for? Dec 22, 2020 #383. Any info or opinions are welcome. Maybe someone even already HAS the Elear, and doesn't realize you can "turn it into" an Elex just by buying the pads. Sennheiser HD 600. vs. vs. 18 facts in comparison. Headphones - Open Back. Part of the reason is that Focal supposedly designed their headphones in a way that limits their SPL. It just so happens companies have been making sucky headphones lately. They have a nice grill on the cups and a well-padded headband. I routinely use it as a "control" in my testing. And they don’t just look expensive, they feel it too. hey basically want to buy either headphones and looking for a good price. If the purported effects of the pad swap could be replicated in REVERSE, than that could go a long way in furthering the hypothesis that the Elex is really just an Elear with Clear pads--and help us poor schlubs who want to pay as little as possible for the highest possible return in sonic value :P Thx in advance! I only demo’d the Clear once a few months ago for a bit, but I believe it is more detailed and “clear” since it is brighter than the Elex. I realize the Clear pads cost I think $150 (maybe buy used? Read full InnerFidelity review here: https://www.innerfidelity.com/content/focal-clear-over-ear-open-headphones Yeah, unfortunately that's not how pricing works in audio. Always had a suspicion that the Elex was going to make the Focal product portfolio kind of awkward. Then I got to spend time with an 800 and I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. I think people typically choose the Elex and Clear over the Elear. I should be getting a Clear and Utopia loaner soon and I'll eventually be doing a 4 way shootout comparison of Elear, Elex, Clear, and Utopia. Well at least it is to me, when you have a product available only to some parts of the market through a "dollarstore" outlet at half price and more or less the same if not better (!) Also, the Elex fits in better with my X2, 4XX, 6XX, X love affair. performance. I have a lot of problems with it but I know if I sell it I'll just end up with another, like I've already learned once. The Elear is my favourite-looking headphone, and then Massdrop went ahead and blacked out all that detail :(. On the head, they are as comfortable as any of the aforementioned Focal headphones. While the Utopia is definitely the more capable technical performer, many of the people I know prefer the Clear’s signature. The Focal Elex pads are going back on sale soon (Drop has ordered over 1000 pairs), and this time Drop promises they will be heavily QCing the pads to ensure they don't have a repeat of the nightmare they had last time (read up on it if you don't know about it and you're curious, tons of threads about it on reddit and in the Focal Elex Pads discussion tab on the product page for them). 1 year ago. I think the elex is considered to be 90-95% of the clears and the elear is the odd triplet. Last year, Massdrop announced a collaboration with Focal and started collecting funds for the Focal Elex. heard there is unit variation possibly so would want details about your unit and stuff like clipping and creaking/rattle. Vorlon, ultrabike and Clemmaster like this. I can't really say specific differences as I haven't done a side-by-side yet. Their sound quality follows more our target curve with excellent mid and treble ranges. But I to think they’re a very solid sound. ishca actually likes a headphone for once O.o. Generally this headphone doesn’t need a dedicated headphone amp to go … SONY OLED A8H 4K SMART TV - AN IN DEPTH REVIEW - Duration: 22:19. A lot of people are probably unwilling to put up with the long lead times either company attaches to MD's bulk orders, they don't seem to be getting any shorter drop after drop so maybe that plays into the math. That said I am really drawn to Clear as it still has that Focal house sound of being incredibly dynamic, punchy, and visceral. Central Scrutinizer. As you said the graph showing the Clear having more bass doesn't seem to align with subjective impressions :), Still, thank you for this effort and for confirming that the Elex is basically the Elear with Clear pads (now I just need to find a way to buy these damn pads). I got to spend a number of days with the Utopia enough to know I love it. Home; Gear Guide. Cheers Share This Post post-16053427. Focal Elex vs. Elear + Clear pads vs. Elear + Utopia pads. Moving the bar up a tiny bit, I would clearly vote for the Focal Clears. Focal Elear. Priced at $1499, the Clear is intended to be the best option Focal offers for under $1500. It is definitely needed as a reference for future measurements from me. I concur this: Elear trumps in bass quantity compared to Clear, and it sounds distorted and bleeds into the mids on certain tracks. I know I'd read it! Always had a suspicion that the Elex was going to make the Focal product portfolio kind of awkward. Well, sometimes the measurements keep us honest. Both headphones are fantastic. 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 to 6.35 mm adapter: 3 m balanced cable with 4-pin XLR connector: zipping rigid travel carrying … save. Dec 22, 2020 #378. The Elex starts with the Focal Elear and sprinkles in certain aspects from their new Clear design. just now [WTB] [USA-MI] [H] PayPal [W] Focal Clear and Focal Elex. Dec 22, 2020 at 2:01 AM. The $1,500 Focal Clear are not one of those headphones. It's that combination of knowledge, candor, graciousness, and well-spokeness. … Did you notice the crackle on normal listening or only specifically testing for it on high volumes? The … Have you tried swapping the Elex and Elear pads? ARE OLED TVS STILL THE BEST IN 2020? I can get the Focal Clear for 750€ and wonder if I should pull the trigger. Review. Frankly, we wouldn’t have been surprised to see a price tag twice the size on these over-ears. Close. Focal Clear vs Elear vs Elear with Clear Pads vs Elex Comparison Review. I could wear the K702 for hours with no issues. Holy pad rolls! The Focal Clear feature an M-shaped, inverted-dome, full-range driver measuring 40mm. They contribute to the overall essence of the headphones themselves. Hi again, ... Hey Reddit, I need some advice. Ears validate the measurements, not the other way. Close. Regarding the ISO vs Fletcher Munson curves: Do you really need 30dB additional gain at 20 Hz at 100 phons? Subjectively. Focal has long been one of the biggest names in high end speakers, but its recently ventured into headphones and has been on a … I think the main reason it hasn’t been reviewed much is because they’re just not in the hands of many reviewers. Time to get your act straigt frenchie! Dec 22, 2020 #383. amirm said: Yes, I plan to do that. Likes: Rottmannash and Daaadou. After that, it’s a bit tougher. I disagree on all 3 fronts. Elex is solid, I own it and Elear. Desktop: PC > RME ADI-2 DAC > KH750 > KH120 or Focal Elex/Clear pro/Elegia/AKG 371/+5. 39. This new model to this lineup essentially takes the Elear, removes it’s pads and puts the Clear pads on them, along with a fresh paint job, improved cables from the Clear, and reduces the price tag by a couple hundred dollars to the selling price of $699. My other pick would have been the Ananda, but the lack of comfort and built is unacceptable at this price segment. R. rcstevensonaz Member. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Atoll HD100 | Dragonfly Red > LCD2C | HD600 | Andromeda | P1, D90 -> THX887 -> Clear, Elex, Andromeda, 6XX, ADI2+MogwaiSE>Susvara/Auteur/Eikon/Aeolus/HE500/Teak/650/600/580, Soekris 1541 - ECP T3 - Aeolus | HD 6XX | PM-3 | ES100 - MD Plus, Utopia / XBA-Z5 / AH-D600 / ER4SR / HD540. 0 transactions. The Focal Elegias isolate sound really well. For the Elex, Massdrop have done something similar to my thinking, and made the whole headphone a Sony-esque matte black, including using a darker version of the cable from the Clear. Do all of these models have the same clamp strength? Why is Focal Elear better than Sennheiser HD 600? I am a little miffed because I don't think the Clears are twice as good as the Elex as the price reflects, but if I can get the improved driver that has a higher SPL tolerance I can't really put a price on that. The retail price for the Clear is 500.00 more than the Elear. Edit if you're located in an area that massdrop will ship the elex to then I think that's the easy choice once factoring in price. Andrew Robinson 94,896 views I'd be willing to upgrade to the Clear if soundstage was noticeably bigger. This may sound redundant but what does a Elear with Elex pads sound like? The difference between the Clear and Utopia is, in my opinion, almost as much preference driven as it is performance. I only demo’d the Clear once a few months ago for a bit, but I believe it is more detailed and “clear” since it is brighter than the Elex. Focal Elear vs Sennheiser HD 600. Sennheiser HD 600 . Press J to jump to the feed. I haven't noticed any QC issue, on the contrary – these are the most precisely built and finely tuned headphones I have encountered (except the Utopia obviously). The HiFiMan Ananda are better critical listening headphones than the Focal Elear. Priced at $1499, the Clear is intended to be the best option Focal offers for under $1500. And DO NOT believe the dogma on the unfairly reviled HD700. I own the Elex and I think they are a very worthy upgrade from the HD600 and after listening and owning to several sub $1k headphones, the Elex have my favorite overall sound. That person thinks the Clear is muddy, shouty, and not as warm as the Elex. First of all, I hope this doesn't sound overly syrupy and "fanboyish", but--you remind me a lot of Tyll. [WTB] [USA-MI] [H] PayPal [W] Focal Clear and Focal Elex. This has the effect of making the mids more even. Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond, and here's enjoying a 'TOTL' headphone. Read full InnerFidelity review here: https://www.innerfidelity.com/content/focal-clear-over-ear-open-headphones Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date; N: 96. 37 points. Coztomba. Focal Elex: Basically Elex just fixes all my complaints with Elear. Jude's review in the Elex thread shows the frequency response between the two phones to be very, very similar. Focal Elex vs Hifiman Ananda. On the other hand, the Klipsch HP-3 comes in a box made of wood. Joined Nov 27, 2020 Messages 24 Likes 9. Elear, Elex, and Clear all use the same driver. Owned the Elex, best headphone under $1000 that I've heard, easily. On the other hand, the Focal are better-built headphones and feel sturdier. We tried swapping pads and listened, but we tried it in a stupid way: one side had Elear pads and the other had the Elex pads. $1000+ $501-1000; $401-500; $301-400; $201-300; $101-200; Up To $100; First Contact; Features; CanJam Reports; News Releases; Headphones . It is presented bea… The pads, however, make a very big difference, and some aftermarket pads, like some of the Dekoni ones, will completely re-tune Focals to the point that they don't even sound like Focals anymore. (This confirms it?) Review. Some of the things I've read lead me to believe Focal 'phones might not be comfortable for big heads. I’ve got to think that one can now find a little cheaper. The Elex has a 2 year warranty (from Focal) in the US. Philimon, JonCharles, Vorlon and 10 others like this. Specifically, we get the drivers from an Elear, pads from the Clear, housing elements from both models, and cables from the Clear, all with a blacked out "stealth" theme. Putting Elex pads on Elear accomplishes the same thing. I am a little miffed because I don't think the Clears are twice as good as the Elex as the price reflects, but if I can get the improved driver that has a higher SPL tolerance I can't really put a price on that. Ok, a lot of good responses and discussion in this thread, and I think I'll settle down in on the Elex, that'll open up my budget a bit more to also upgrade from my E10K/Magni 2 combo. Obviously, it shares a good deal of the technology developed for the Focal Utopia, which I reviewed in Issue 270, but its drivers are made of aluminum/magnesium rather than of the beryllium used for the Utopia. ), but that's a far cry from $700 to $1500! They're not gonna work with MD ouf of the goodness of their hearts, the only one getting screwed are those trying to sell on the used market, cause that tanked in either case. solderdude Major Contributor. You won’t hear much from outside and while there is a little sound leakage at high volume, they’re ultimately pretty … Forum Donor. Two cables are included, one with a 6.5mm plug and one with 4-pin XLR, allowing an easy match-up with the variety of desktop amps Massdrop and others make. 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fab!..that’s supposed to such a classic model. Any time I see you've commented on something, I instantly take note. The %s aren't too dissimilar. May 6, … 5Hz vs 12Hz; 7dB/mW higher sound pressure level? I like the Elex for music, but I can't wear it for more than an hour. Dec 22, 2020 ... Share: Facebook Google+ Reddit Pinterest Tumblr WhatsApp Email Link. Settled on Focal Clear, or Elex. Post #8,300 of 8,441 Coztomba Head-Fier. Dec 22, 2020 #383. I have the Focal Clear and I've heard other Focal headphones at various stores and shows. The Elex side sounded more forward and impactful, but in retrospect that's a really dumb way of testing. They also interact more with the pinna and create a more open soundstage than the Focal. per audeze, a friend did warn me about the infamous weight issues for many of their models: suggested instead to try hfm…but their qc is so so. Top view CSDs … ... Share: Facebook Google+ Reddit Pinterest Tumblr WhatsApp Email Link. https://www.verumsonus.com/focal-clear-vs-focal-elear-vs-focal-elex-comparison-review/. As @project86 has mentioned, the Elex has borrowed "here 'n there" from the Elear and Clear. I don’t totally hear that much of a resemblance to the HD600 other than some shout, but I can see someone who likes the HD600 gravitate towards this. It fastens closed via magnets on the opening flap. So, I received a Focal Clear that I got and I love. Different ears I guess. The Focal Elear are great looking headphones that have a high-end and premium feel. Most of the build is metal, and the cups are large and well-made. Home > Headphones comparison > Focal Elear vs Sennheiser HD 600. Too often high-end products neglect appearances; if you’re spending this sort of money, we think you should get a product th… 104dB/mW vs 97dB/mW; 220 Ohms … Clear, absolutely. I use them with an Audeze Deckard which is an excellent pairing. The Focal Clear feature an M-shaped, inverted-dome, full-range driver measuring 40mm. I have noticed that comparisons tend to say the Elear is a warmer sounding headphone (it has more pronounced bass). I never got to spend enough time with the Clear, and was thinking about the Elex. There’s been a few comparison reviews from others between all the Focal headphones. I am trying to save my wallet, but it might be a losing battle. As a recent HD800 convert, I appreciate your review and comparisons. Wouldn't look to upgrade. If it in fact works, an Elear/Clear pad combo could be considered a viable option by some people, even if it just gets you say halfway there sonically. It's really not that uncommon; I like lots of things. Took the time to respond, and well-spokeness 27, 2020... Share: Facebook Google+ Reddit Pinterest WhatsApp. To pay more than the Focal product portfolio kind of awkward to our of... 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