Focal Elegia Audiophile Circum-Aural Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones (Black/Silver)

Model: ELEGIA UPC: 191561737860 Item: 171948


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Focal Elegia Headphones Overview

Though Focal’s first three high-resolution headphones – Elear, Utopia and Clear – are still getting rave reviews, each is still offered as an open-back design only. But now, thanks to a breakthrough years in the making – a way to integrate premium speaker drivers into a closed back design without making any concessions on lower frequencies – Focal closes the circle with the company’s latest. With Elegia, audiophiles, musicians and engineers who depend on (and prefer) closed-back headphones can have them, sans the frequency loss so often typical in closed-back designs.

Product Information

Elegia is an audiophile circumaural closed-back pair of headphones from Focal. The ergonomic design makes them incredibly comfortable and offers excellent sound isolation, making these headphones the ideal solution for long listening sessions. Continuing its headphone development programme, the Focal R&D team has introduced several new innovations, all with incredible audio performance in mind. The full-range 'M'-shape aluminium/magnesium dome speaker driver provides a very high frequency response, which is the basis for Elegia’s supremely dynamic sound. In addition, the frameless voice coil, which is lightweight yet incredibly stiff, reproduces the minutest details that adds to the convincing all-round performance. With its incredible tonal balance combined with long-term comfort, the Elegia is a key reference in the high-end closed-back headphones sector.

Product highlights

  • New 1.57-inch M-shape aluminum/magnesium dome with frameless copper voice coil
  • Extended natural frequency response (5Hz-23kHz) with wide soundstaging
  • Closed-back circumaural design seals out ambient noise
  • Low impedance (35 ohms) and high sensitivity for best performance with a wide range of portable and home devices
  • Solid-aluminum headband wrapped in leather and perforated microfiber molds securely to head shape
  • 0.79-inch memory foam earpads wrapped with microfiber fabric for long-wearing comfort
  • Dual 3.5mm earcup sockets with lock mechanisms
  • ·Adapters for 3.5mm and ¼-inch phone plugs to connect at home or on the road
  • Hard-shell carrying case
  • Designed and crafted at Focal’s French workshop
  • Dimensions (in carrying case): 10” (W) x 5” (H) x 9” (D)
  • Weight: 0.94 lbs.
  • Warranty: 5 years – World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support



  • Type: Circum-aural closed-back headphones
  • Impedance: 35 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 105dB SPL/1mW @ 1kHz
  • THD: 0.1% @ 1kHz/100dB SPL
  • Frequency response: 5Hz - 23kHz
  • Speaker driver: 1.57" M-shape aluminum/magnesium dome
  • Weight: 0.94 lbs.
  • Cables provided: 3.94 feet asymmetric cable (0.14" - 3.5mm TRS jack), 0.14" (3.5mm) to 0.25" (6.35mm) stereo jack adapter
  • Hard-shell carry case dimensions: 10" x 9" x 5"

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • Elegia Audiophile Circum-Aural Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones
  • Cables
  • Carrying case


Customer Reviews for Focal Elegia Audiophile Circum-Aural Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones (Black/Silver)

4.8 / 5.0
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They are very clear when it comes to vocal. They provide god bass when needed but we see the midrange ,treble and bass are the bass the worst
Fortunatly,the bass is not exaggerated in these. I like the best bass that is hard and cash.The midrange is absolutely fantastic on these.They look very god as well as the carrying comfort is good.The only downside is the cable that is stiff and makes noise when you are in the cable this you hear in the headphones.Here,i think the Focal developers may come up with something better,but overall very happy with the headphones. Best regard Nils-Ivar Nilsen.
May 3, 2020
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Great sound, pure listening bliss. Using with dragonfly cobalt amplifier/DAC and with a Modi Multibit DAC and Magni Amplifier.
April 27, 2020
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April 15, 2020
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I auditioned a number of similarly priced designs, both open- and closed-back, and these shone as exemplary in all aspects over the competition. The naturalness and detail is truly astonishing, and the fit and comfort for extended listening is extremely important and welcome.

The only significant criticism, also noted by some others, is the shortness and inflexibility of the connecting lead, which can lead to some microphonic breakthrough. For home use, the ideal would be a smooth, more supple lead of 3-4m, please make that available soon!
April 4, 2020
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These closed back cans from Focal have a great open sound, with plenty of detail and just a hint of a metallic timbre. Highly recommended!
March 31, 2020
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The best headphones I have ever owned!
March 13, 2020
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Der Klang ist fantastisch, die Verarbeitung (Polsterung Kopfbügel) könnte etwas hochwertiger und fester sein.
March 7, 2020
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After spending the first 10-15 minutes with the Elegias, I can honestly say this listening experience is pure bliss. I own the (Mass)Drop Focal Elex and was so thoroughly impressed that I ordered the Elegias three weeks later. Why? The open-back Elexes are for home and I wanted a pair (Elegias) for work/mobility. I have zero regrets.

Although I haven’t had the opportunity yet to experience other Focal products other than the two sets of cans I own, I can confidently say that I would recommend their products to anyone. Also, I have plans to purchase more from Focal’s product offerings.
March 2, 2020
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excellent headphones and sound quality, but the cable is trash...with rubbish flex and the microphonic is terrable. i would expect to get a decent cable for the price tag of £800.

please can your design team come up with a much better cable.

the reason for 4 star rating is purely down to the cable, otherwise it would be 5 star.
February 16, 2020
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Stunning upper range detail and amazing comfort. Simple amazing headphones.
February 4, 2020
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I own another pair of Focal headphones, I need a pair of close-backed phones,
Rick p on Oct 9, 2018
I own another pair of Focal headphones, I need a pair of close-backed phones,
Rick p on Oct 9, 2018
Do these headphones have Bluetooth capability?
Nick M on Jul 18, 2019
  No, they are wired only.