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Focal Spirit Classic

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Focal Spirit Classic. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and durability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the comfort and portability are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Focal Spirit Classic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Focal Spirit Classic


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Focal Spirit Classic from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Views about the reliability and design are overall positive. The durability and comfort are also appreciated. The size and portability get negative comments.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Focal Spirit Classic


Classy headphones for real music fans

Top-notch sound quality, Good build quality

Large for portable headphones, Headband a bit too tight

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Focal Spirit Classic review


Detailed, dynamically good, and compact cans that require a touch more ‘oomph’ for a full star set

Aug, 2014

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Focal Spirit Classic review


France's solution for the hi-fi fan who wants a single pair of headphones to cover all occasions

Comfortable, noise-isolating fit ; Sturdy and stylish ; Balanced, hi-fi-like sound quality

Not the bassiest around ; A bit on the big side

Hi-fi sonic sensibilities from a stylish pair of at-home or out-and-about cans

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (

Focal Spirit Classic - £299


The Spirit Classic is a headphone with an effortless but musically arresting style that warrants your full attention in any environment Headphones have taken over the audio world for all but the cognoscenti (that's us, we know about sound). And the...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Alfred Siew (

Goondu review: Focal Spirit Classic September 2nd, 2014 | by Alfred Siew Audio-visual 0


If you are in the market for a pair of mid-priced headphones that can be trusty travel companions, the Spirit Classic is worth a test out.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (

Focal Spirit Classic headphones


Grown-up, natural audio from a leading French marque

Aug, 2014

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Focal Spirit Classic Headphones Review


This is a headphone that happily goes toe-to-toe with home headphones at the price but still has a compact design and enough ability as a portable when...

Lively and engaging sound ; Superb build ; Useful accessories

Hardens up a little at high volumes ; Not the most sensitive design ; Exerts fairly high pressure on the head

Whether the ‘nomad’ that Focal is seeking out as the buyer for the Classic exists in the numbers required to make this the opening product in a whole new genre is something that the market will decide but Focal has achieved their design intentions...

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