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Focal Listen

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Focal Listen. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The durability and comfort also get good views. The portability and bass quality get less positive views.

sound, comfort, durability, design, price

bass quality, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Focal Listen is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Ted Kritsonis (digitaltrends.com)

Focal Listen Wireless review

 

Focal's Listen Wireless headphones cut the cord but kept the amazing performance.

Clear and balanced sound ; Very comfy to wear ; Good noise isolation ; Killer battery life

We could’ve used a little more bass ; No multipoint Bluetooth

Like its predecessor, the Focal Listen is aimed at listeners who want balance to accommodate their varied tastes in music. Those seeking to exclusively indulge in hip hop or electronica would be better off looking elsewhere. For that reason, these...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Focal Listen Wireless

 

The Focal Listen Wireless headphones delivers a beautifully balanced frequency response in an easy-to-operate design.

Balanced, rich, crisp sound signature. Comfortable earpads. Includes cable for passive listening.

Cable lacks inline remote control. Not for those seeking huge bass response.

If you're looking for huge bass or completely flat response, the Focal Listen Wireless headphones satisfy neither criteria. Instead, they will appeal to listeners who want something closer to flat response, but are happy to receive some extra richness...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Focal Listen Wireless review

 

You may not have heard of French audio company Focal , but among audiophiles its speakers and headphones stand in high regard. The Listen Wireless is the company's first crack at a full-size premium Bluetooth headphone.

The Focal Listen Wireless has a sturdy design, fits comfortably and snugly, and sounds excellent for a Bluetooth headphone. It folds up to fit in an included neoprene case and comes with a cable for wired listening. It also works well for making calls.

The sound is a tad bright, which can make some music sound harsh. Heavier than some competing models. Lacks active noise cancellation.

Focal's Listen Wireless is well-built Bluetooth headphone with rich, refined sound imbued with a lot of presence -- perhaps too much for some people.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Focal Listen review

 

You may not have heard of French company Focal, but it makes some very good-sounding headphones. The latest case in point is its new Listen closed-back over-ear headphone, which retails for $249. No word yet on an international launch, but that price...

The Focal Listen has a sturdy design and a comfortable and snug fit, and it sounds excellent for the price. Detachable cable includes an integrated one-button remote. The headphone folds up to fit in an included neoprene case.

Headphone is a tad heavy, may fit a little too snugly for some folks, and may not have enough bass for some listeners.

French company Focal's closed-back, over-ear headphone is designed for mobile use and delivers excellent sound for $250.

Aug, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Ted Kritsonis (digitaltrends.com)

Focal Listen review

 

The Focal Listen are audiophile cans made for everyone.

The lack of boosted bass in the Focal Listen is actually addition by subtraction. Some listeners will probably feel the lows don’t pulsate enough, whereas others, especially audiophiles, will feel the balance is more in tune with what the artists...

Aug, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Focal Listen

 

The Focal Listen is a no-frills pair of over-the-ear headphones with an accurate, balanced sound signature sure to delight audiophiles

Balanced, accurate audio performance with rich bass and clear highs. Removable cable with inline remote. Comfortable.

Remote can't control volume. Not for those seeking booming bass response.

Jun, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Focal Listen

 

The Focal Listen is a no-frills pair of over-the-ear headphones with an accurate, balanced sound signature sure to delight audiophiles

Balanced, accurate audio performance with rich bass and clear highs. Removable cable with inline remote. Comfortable.

Remote can't control volume. Not for those seeking booming bass response.

Once you're willing to spend more than $200, there are plenty of excellent headphone options. We are also big fans of the Blue Lola in this price range, and the more expensive Master & Dynamic MH40. If you are looking for a little more bass in your...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (techaeris.com)

Focal Listen Wireless review: Focal brings wireless to their already excellent Listen headphones

 

Focal's focus on comfort and sound are what make these headphones well worth your attention.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (techaeris.com)

Focal Listen review: Sound that is well engineered

 

Once you start listening to music on the Focal Listen headphones, you'll notice the sound is extremely well balanced.

Amazing sound, superb comfort, beautiful design

Could use just a little bit more bass

You’ll love the Listen headphones by Focal, whether you’re on the move or just sitting at home. Great sound, comfort, and style. If you’ve never heard of Focal, you owe it to yourself to check them out — your ears will thank you.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Lewis Leong (techradar.com)

Focal Listen Wireless review

 

Stellar-sounding but basic wireless headphones

Balanced, audiophile sound ; Good noise isolation ; 20-hour battery life

No multipoint Bluetooth or ANC ; Disappointing value ; Fingerprint and dust magnet

The Focal Listen Wireless offer phenomenal sound but little else. Without multipoint Bluetooth, active noise cancellation or auto play/pause these headphones feel antiquated when compared to the competition.

Jul, 2017
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