Focal Utopia Open-Back Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Model: UTOPIA UPC: 3544056725014 Item: 166713


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Focal Utopia Overview

For the last 35 years, Focal has dedicated itself to developing top-of-the-line drivers and loudspeakers. Focal has dubbed Utopia its “flagship headphones,” and a quick peek at the specifics makes it easy to understand why. These reference, high-fidelity headphones have truly paved the way when it comes to reproducing audio that’s almost as good as an actual loudspeaker.

Featuring a built-in wide range loudspeaker (which has never been done before), beryllium drivers and open back, over-ear design, the Utopia headphones will transform your favorite (and least favorite) tunes. Hear chords, instruments and vocals you might have missed for years, and let yourself get taken away.  Add a carbon fiber yoke, leather headband and lambskin leather, memory foam earcups to the mix, and it’s clear Utopia leads the way in terms of natural, clear audio and luxurious design.

Product Information

Product highlights

  • Open-back circumaural high-fidelity headphones dedicated to low noise environments
  • Built-in wide range loudspeaker
  • Full-range speaker drivers with Beryllium ‘M’-shaped dome to reproduce natural, clear audio
  • Leather headband, lambskin leather earcups and memory foam for superior comfort
  • Carbon fiber yoke, creating a seamless and high-end design
  • Balanced cable with channel separation for facet and easy custom-made solutions (bi-amp)
  • 9.8-foot OFC shielded cables with ¼ inch stereo plug
  • Two 3.5 mm connectors that lock into headphones
  • 5-50,000 Hz frequency response
  • 104 dB
  • 80 Ohms
  • Warranty: 1-year (World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for all brands we sell)
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and product support

Open Back Design for an Exceptional Listening Experience

Manufactured in France, Focal is well-known for technical innovations like the Utopia Open Back Over Ear Headphones. The open back design of the over ear headphones gives you an all-around listening experience ideal for sitting at home or other low-noise environments. The aesthetically pleasing design is as functional as it is beautiful, and it reproduces audio signals with such purity it can transcend a listener. Utopia are the flagship headphones for the company and 35 years of innovation and development power has gone into making these over ear headphones, designing them to be an acoustic delight for music lovers everywhere. 

One of a Kind Loudspeaker Built Right Into the Headphones

The built-in loudspeakers are made of an exclusive pure Beryllium ‘M’ shaped dome, turning the over ear headphones into a personal ported speaker that you can wear. The design of the ‘M’ shaped dome is rigid but extremely light, and the lightweight design makes for better acceleration and resolution of the sound. The Beryllium transfers sound velocity more than twice as fast as aluminum and is much more rigid while its unique open back design reduces trapped air behind the dome. 

These technological innovations come together to produce amazing clarity, realism and dynamic sound. The Utopia Open Back Over Ear Headphones and wide range loudspeaker built within the headphones results in a frequency response of 5Hz to more than 50kHz without using any crossover or passive filtering process. This gives you as pure a sound as you could hope for from a set of headphones. 

Mechanical Design Fits Any Size and Shape of Head

The carbon fiber yoke with a lambskin leather sheath on the headband provides ultimate listening comfort. Lambskin leather is also used on the ear cushions along with memory foam, so you get a soft feel and a light weight. Focal hasn’t passed on any little detail in the elegant design of the Utopia Open Back Over Ear Headphones. The mechanical design elements include a constant bend in the headband, evenly distributed weight throughout the headphones and an ideal setting of the yoke and ear pieces so that anyone can find the right fit. The sophisticated technology of the Utopia headphones is designed for comfort as much as it is for high end audio reproduction.

Easily Customizable with Balanced Cable Channel Separation

There's hardly any crosstalk in the totally symmetrical cable supplied with the Utopia Open Back Over Ear Headphones. The 3m cable is specifically selected to provide acoustic transparency and keep the original audio signal as pure as possible with very low impedance. Protective shielding allows for a convenient extended length without electromagnetic interference affecting the sound quality. The two shielded 9.5mm LEMO connectors have a self-locking bayonet design system and the 6.35mm NERO jack connector make the headphones customizable for your needs.


Utopia Specifications

  • Type: Circum-aural open back headphones
  • Impedance: 32Ω • Sensitivity: 104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
  • THD: <0,2% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL • Frequency response: 5Hz - 50kHz (+/- xx dB)
  • Loudspeaker: 40mm (1.6“) pure Beryllium “M” shape dome • Weight: 490g (1.08lb)
  • Cable length: 4m (13.1ft) • Connectors: 1 x Jack 6.35mm stereo – 2 x Lemo xx mm
  • Carrying case: 220mm (8.6“) x 190mm (7.5“) x 100mm (3.9“)

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Rigid carrying case with magnet locking system
  • 4m (13.1ft) OFC cable (1 x Neutrik® 6.35mm (1/4“) stereo Jack neutrik® – 2 shielded Lemo® connectors with self-locking bayonet system



Customer Reviews for Focal Utopia Open-Back Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

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Just amazing!
April 29, 2020
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While these have been praised in the less than uncertain terms as the "world's best headphones" by many a publication, I have not taken the pains of comparing with its closest competitors. What I can vouch for is that they sound unlike any other headphones I have ever enjoyed, and even outclass the excellent Focal Stellia which I have listened to and initially wanted to purchase. These are incredible - it is not a question of whether you might want these - you do - but merely of whether the joy of listening to records in such a way as you have never before is worth the considerable (!) investment. I am not rich in the least, but this has already been worth it two weeks in (aided by hours and hours of listening every day due to Corona isolation). Remarkable.
April 9, 2020
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April 5, 2020
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I was fascinated by your Utopia headphone, which was posted in Youtube with special offer limited number; surveyed necessary information in the web, finally decided to purchase together with short Lemo cable. (unusual without direct checking, but your technology and exclusive material were fairly enough to decide).
I have 2 vintage audio, non of them have headphone consent, so tried my mobile (LG G5), not perfect but much better than expected!
I have two plans with Utopia headphone;
1. Mobile(Samsung Note 10+ 5G): via HUD100(tiny DAconverter with amplifier), will post later
2. fitting 6.5mm headphone socket with speaker plug(banana jack) for integrated amp and for KT88 tube amp.

I am so pleased to enjoy my favorite music via Utopia anytime from now.

It should be very helpful if you provide more product information like specifications and maintenance.
March 7, 2020
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Mind-blowing headphones with amazing details and transparency to the sound. Pair it with a good OTL tube amp and on top of that you will gain quite spacious soundstage as a bonus
March 2, 2020
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Just received my Focal Utopia. Only on day one, but very impressed so far. Fit and finish are fabulous and they are clearly one of the best, most revealing headphones I’ve ever listened to. Soundstage, clarity, presence and separation are all fantastic just with the stock cable. I am anxious to see what they are like when completely broken in. Obviously very happy so far.
February 6, 2020
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Perfect balance of sound. As close as I’ve got to the sound from my Naim floor standers. With the option of playing at unsociable levels as night.
January 22, 2020
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Would be nice the same cable connection like the Stellia is included since this is the flagship product
January 16, 2020
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Uniquely revealing and balanced headphone.

I've tried many different products in all the years I've listened to high end headphones and I've never found the perfect tuning you can find on Utopia while providing an extremely confortable form factor.

This is a no-compromise top of the line product with stunning design, functionality and audio performance.
January 13, 2020
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Fantastic sound quality with open-back details and sound stage!
December 23, 2019
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