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Focal Spirit One

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews of Focal Spirit One. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the comfort.

sound, portability, design, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Focal Spirit One is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Focal Spirit One

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Focal Spirit One from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and comfort. The usability and design also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the size and portability.

sound, design, usability, comfort, price

reliability

56% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Focal Spirit One

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Focal Spirit One from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The comfort and sound also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the mids quality. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

portability, sound, comfort, usability, design

mids quality

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Focal Spirit One review: Focal Spirit One

 

Focal Spirit One

The ; combines sleek styling and vivid sound quality in a relatively small circumaural, over-the-ear headphone design.

Comfort is good, but not great.

Focal may be new to the headphone market, but its Spirit One is an auspicious debut with the look, feel, and sound of a winner.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : AVguide (avguide.com)

Focal Spirit One Headphone/Headset (Playback)

 

Any number of high-end loudspeaker manufacturers have entered, or contemplated entering, the high-performance headphone marketplace, and it is easy to understand why. For an entire generation of music enthusiasts, entry-level “hi-fi” systems are now...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Andrew Robinson (hometheaterreview.com)

Focal Spirit One Headphones Reviewed

 

Focal makes the company's first foray into the headphone space with the Spirit One headphones. Focal is a company that tends to occupy the high-end space, but is the Spirit One one of those products?

The Spirit One headphone from Focal is a good first step for the storied loudspeaker manufacturer, blending both build quality and looks with above-average sound ; The look of the Spirit One is more mature than that of, say, Beats by Dre, though it's...

The Spirit One's fit is snug, to say the least, something that can become tiresome after short periods of time ; In an attempt to loosen the Spirit One's grip on my skull, I took to flexing the band over and over, which revealed squeaks and creaks in...

I'm a huge Focal fan and have been for some time, so I was excited to get the opportunity to listen to the company's first-ever headphone design. At $279 retail, I was surprised that, for a brand so well known in the high-end space, that Focal's first...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (kenrockwell.com)

Focal Spirit One Review

 

Need a great set of headphones for travel with your iPad, iPhone or iPod? These are the world's best.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Hurrairah bin Sohail (hardwarezone.com)

Focal Spirit One - Good Audio, Great Discomfort

 

Employing aircraft-grade aluminium and 40mm mylar/titanium diaphragms is the Focal Spirit One, which is a lightweight closed-back circumaural headset that offers an in-line control pod with three buttons for controlling volume and playback. We find out...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Focal Spirit One review

 

Another premium headphone to add to your shortlist, but not the most exciting sound

Feel durable ; sound refined and detailed

Not the most exciting, or dynamic, headphones we’ve heard

Yet another premium headphone to add to your shortlist

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Mufaddal Fakhruddin (techradar.com)

Focal Spirit One review

 

A spirited beginning

Great build quality ; Neutral audio characteristics ; Built-in mic and controls

Not very comfortable ; High frequencies can be harsh ; No cable locking mechanism

The Spirit One is a fairly great first attempt by Focal in creating a audiophile headphone, but that’s to be expected from a company as experienced and skilled in audio products as them. It has accurate sound representation and enough bass to power...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

Focal Spirit One review: Focal Spirit One

 

Focal Spirit One

The ; combines sleek styling and vivid sound quality in a relatively small circumaural, over-the-ear headphone design.

Comfort is good, but not great.

Focal may be new to the headphone market, but its Spirit One is an auspicious debut with the look, feel, and sound of a winner.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

Focal Spirit One review

 

The $279 Focal Spirit One is affordable for a headphone designed and engineered in France (but actually made in China). The Spirit One's ear cups are somewhat larger than the Bowers & Wilkins P5 on-ear headphones ($299), but the size advantage pays...

The Focal Spirit One combines sleek styling and vivid sound quality in a relatively small circumaural, over-the-ear headphone design.

Comfort is good, but not great.

Focal may be new to the headphone market, but its Spirit One is an auspicious debut with the look, feel, and sound of a winner.

Jun, 2012

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

European Mobile Headphone 2012-2013

 

Spirit One is Focal's first venture into the mobile headphones market, and it is a headset that comes in a luxurious package and includes a beautiful zip-up pouch for storing and protecting the product. These are closed-back type headphones with an...

Sep, 2012
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