Focal CLEAR Open-Back Over-Ear High-Resolution Audiophile Headphones (Gray)

Model: CLEAR UPC: 191561799967 Item: 169780

Focal CLEAR Over-Ear High-Resolution Audiophile Headphones Overview

Listen to music the way it is supposed to be heard with the Focal CLEAR Over-Ear High-Resolution Audiophile Headphones. These elegant, lightweight  over-the-ear headphones deliver immaculately clear, surgically precise sound that brings your favorite tunes to life. Each earphone of the luxurious Focal CLEAR features a custom designed full-range speaker that delivers true high-fidelity sound, making it the perfect companion for a high-resolution audio player.

Product Information

Product highlights

  • Open-back over-ear headphones
  • Ultra comfortable 20mm memory foam ear cushion encased in perforated microfiber fabric 
  • 40mm dynamic drivers deliver lifelike sound with clear highs, lush mids and powerful bass
  • Leather padded adjustable headband for long lasting listening comfort
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz-28kHz
  • Impedance: 55 Ohms
  • Includes 3 cables for the perfect connection
  • 4-pin balanced XLR 
  • 6.35 mm stereo jack plug
  • 3.5mm stereo plug
  • Includes a hard shell carrying case for easy transportation and protection
  • Weight: 0.99 lbs
  • Warranty: 1 year (World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell)
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

High-Fidelity Sound

The Focal CLEAR headphones are the latest evolution in the Focal’s renowned, open-back, full-range speaker family. Theses high-res headphones feature a custom designed M-shaped, 40mm full-range inverted-dome driver that features a frameless copper voice coil. Constructed from an aluminum/magnesium alloy, this driver accurately produce notes along a massive frequency range spanning from 5Hz to 28kHz. Highs are crisp and sparkly. Mids are lush and full. The bass is deep and powerful. Technical talk aside, Focal CLEAR Over-Ear High-Resolution Audiophile Headphones create a spacious, immersive soundstage that lets you hear music the way artist’s want it to be heard -- clear and powerful.

Quality Components

Our friends at Focal carefully selected the finents components when they assembled their CLEAR headphones. These over-ear high-res audiophile headphones feature a patent-pending “M”- shaped diaphragm, originally developed for the company’s much more expensive flagship headphone, the UTOPIA. The over-the-ear, open-back design delivers an open soundstage. Copper voice coils extend notes at the highest frequencies adding exciting new details to your favorite tunes. But what about the bass? Thanks to the massive 40mm drivers the Focal Clear delivers impactful and accurate bottom end you can feel.

Elegant design

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or if we are talking about the Focal CLEAR, it is on the ears of the listener. From the elegant curves of the aluminum yoke to the stylish finish, these headphones make a fashion statement. But in the case of the Focal CLEAR, beauty is more than skin deep. The leather headband, and 20mm padded headphones, don’t just look good, they fit the contour of your head, creating a custom fit that ensures long lasting listening pleasure.  

Cables galore

No matter how you plan to use your headphones the Focal CLEAR comes with the ideal headphone cable. These high-res headphones include a variety of 24 AWG oxygen free low resistance copper cables with a stylish cloth cover. One cable is a standard 3.5mm stereo jack plug designed to work seamlessly with portable high-resolution audio players and at home listening devices. These headphones also include a ¼ inch stereo plug and a cable with a balanced XLR connector.



  • Type: Circum-aural open-back headphones
  • Impedance: 55 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 104dB SPL/1mW @ 1kHz
  • THD: 0.25% @ 1kHz/100dB SPL
  • Frequency response: 5Hz - 28kHz
  • Loudspeaker: 1.6" aluminum/magnesium M-shape dome
  • Weight: 0.99 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • CLEAR Over-Ear High-Resolution Audiophile Headphones
  • Hard-shell carrying case
  • Cables
    • 3m balanced cable (XLR 4-pin)
    • 3m unbalanced cable (1/4" TRS jack)
    • 1.2m unbalanced cable (1/8" TRS jack)
    • 1/8" jack to 1/4" stereo jack adapter


Customer Reviews for Focal CLEAR Open-Back Over-Ear High-Resolution Audiophile Headphones (Gray)

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Rated 5 out of 5
Bought these as a gateway to both premium headphones and Focal. I hand-on-heart can say I love these Clears!

I’ve upgraded for HD6XX and the difference between them and the Clears has blown my mind!
December 28, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
Best sounding pair of headphones in terms of detail removal.

Pads get dirty quickly and are expensive to replace, despite them feeling superb and plush.

Oddly comfortable at the start of the listen/wearing experience; but for sure fatigues and aches over a few hours. Get used it with time, but the Sennheiser 600 design is just naturally more comfortable.
December 24, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
I went to a HIFI store with the intend to listen to some headphones. The player used to play the music was Fiio x3 II, the music files were mp3's with a resolution of 320kbps and flacs.

In my mind I had the idea to listen to headphones in the range of 500€, i.e. Sennheiser HD 660, Beyerdynamic DT1990. I was able to listen to them and had to admit not really hearing a significant difference to my already owned headphones and decided not to spend the money and buy new headphones. Already on my way leaving the store owner asked me if I would like to listen to some other headphones. I thought, "ok, why not, since I am already here, lets do it". What came next was a new world to me. Now I was trying out Sennheiser 800s, Sennheiser HD 820, Focal Elear, Focal Clear, ..., closed and open headphones up to 4000€. I spend quite some time in the HIFI store listening to always the same songs with each headphone. Finally my favorite became the Focal headphones and there, the Clear. The Clear is for me the perfect compromise between money spend and what you get for the money.
December 16, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Very good
December 14, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Just purchase these headphone they are amazing
Sound quality AAA I also have the focal elear they sound good also but the Clair are a lot more precise on definition and have good bass man you got to hear these and then they will be out of stock hahahahaha
November 27, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
What I was hoping for in a high end open dynamic driver headphone, definitely great!
November 26, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
The best headphones I have ever purchased. Very good build quality and gorgeous sound.
September 27, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
Der Kopfhörer klingt hervorragend. Die Verarbeitung ist einfach perfekt und doch gibt es zwei kleine Kritikpunkte. Das Kabel ist zu steif und passt sich somit nicht den Bewegungen an. Der zweite Kritikpunkt betrifft die Mechanik, die Größenverstellung. Sobald man den Kopf bewegt gibt es Knackgeräusche, die sich besonders bei kleinen Lautstärken deutlich hören lassen. Das geht
Ansonsten: Hörgenuss pur
September 19, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
After break in for my ears about 100 Hours love sound of music
August 20, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
The best headphone I have ever heard
August 18, 2020
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Any estimation when a new stock arrives?
A shopper on Mar 22, 2018
  Right now looks like the end of April.
What is return policy?
Alan W on Feb 23, 2018
  We provide a 60 period to evaluate an item to determine whether it meets expectations.