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Focal Utopia

Focal Utopia
alaScore 87

89 reviews

Mar, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Focal Utopia. 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. Reviews about the durability and size are on the whole positive. The bass quality and design are also appreciated. Many are negative about the noise isolation and portability.

sound, design, bass quality, size, durability

usability, price, portability, noise isolation

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

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Expert review by : Vlad Savov (

Focal's Utopia headphones live up to their four-figure price


How much would you pay for really good audio? Before you answer that question, consider that humanity as a whole spends more than $11 billion per year on headphones, $1 billion of which is spent on...

Carbon fiber makes them light and easy to wear for long stretches ; Exceptional resolution and detail ; Expansive soundstage and pin-sharp imaging are just luxurious ; Replaceable ear pads

Ridiculously long and heavy cable ; Affordable to only a few ; No sound isolation or possibility to use on the move

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Review Crew (

Focal Utopia Be


I get to test (and play with) pretty much every high-end woofer and component set available in car audio. I guess this gives me a unique perspective, but mostly it ...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (

Focal Utopia Headphones Review


Performance Build Quality Comfort Value

When I look back on all the dumb things I did as a kid, surely one of the dumbest was pitching rocks and dirt balls at a wasp nest. With each impact, a cloud of wasps rose from the nest. It was mesmerizing—until one of us got stung. Reviewing Focal’s...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Marcus Wong (

First looks: Focal's incredible Utopia and Elear headphones tested


The latest flagship headphones from Focal have arrived in Singapore, and we were lucky enough to score a quick listening session with both of them. Here are our early first impressions of the Utopia and Elear.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Scott Schumer (

Focal Utopia Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed


Scott Schumer explores Focal's flagship headphone, the Utopia. This $4,000 open-back over-the-ear headphone features pure Beryllium drivers.

Focal's Utopia headphones simply sound amazing. There is nothing between you and the music. They offer natural, effortless re-creation of what the composer, the musicians, and the producer intended ; The headphones' materials are ultra-high-quality and...

Before long, the Utopia headphones became warm, owing to the seal of the cushion to the ear. The memory-foam ear pads appear perforated, but in actual use they do not allow for any real airflow ; The Utopia is a substantial headphone, leaning toward...

Assuming the rest of your signal path is looked after, does it matter if the final stage (your headphones) reaches above and below your hearing range? There are papers and papers that discuss this in depth with varying conclusions; but, in my...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Jerry Del Colliano (

Focal Diablo Utopia Speakers Reviewed


Focal's Diablo Utopia bookshelf speakers combine beauty with performance. publisher Jerry Del Colliano put the Diablo Utopia speakers through quite a few tests during the course of his review. Find out how they did.

The blessing of having owned many of the best loudspeakers the world has known has been a lot of fun. The fact that I haven't owned Focals is somewhat of a head-scratcher. They belong in the discussion with the likes of Bowers & Wilkins, Revel, Wilson...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : CAE Staff (

Focal Utopia Be


Focal tied for second in our recent Speaker Poll. Products like the Utopia Be are in part responsible for the company's popularity...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Roy Gregory (

TESTED: Focal Grande Utopia EM Loudspeaker


while there are clear common factors that bind these new Utopia models to their predecessors (driver technology, build-quality, and materials), there isn't a single element that hasn't been modified or changed, wholly or in part

I agree Budman. Anybody paying 180 grand for a pair of SPEAKERS needs to have their head examined. Are they 180 thousand times better than a pair of $1000 towers? I don't think so. It is just about the bragging rights

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (

Focal-JMlab Diva Utopia Be Surround Speaker System


In 1995, Focal-JMlab launched its own no-compromise speaker system, the Grande Utopia. While designed as a reference standard for the company's other, more affordable designs, it found its own niche in the market among rabid and well-heeled fans. I...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Focal Utopia review


These superb headphones have a price tag to match their talents...

Superlative resolution and transparency ; Excellent dynamics ; Plenty of finesse ; Impressive comfort

Price puts it beyond the means of most ; Demands top quality partnering equipment

Unarguably one of the finest headphones on the planet with a price tag to match

Apr, 2017

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