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Focal XS

Focal XS
alaScore 88

11 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Focal XS. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. Many are less positive about the price. Reviews are divided on the usability.

design, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Focal XS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Focal XS


The Focal XS delivers superb desktop audio performance—for a mere $600.

Top-notch audio performance. Powerful, yet restrained subwoofer. Superb design. Includes an integrated iPod dock that lets you sync your iPod with iTunes right from the speaker.

Wildly expensive. Limited remote control. Buttons on speakers feel a bit flimsy. Uses USB output.

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Mar, 2009

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Focal XS


Back in 2005, I reviewed the iCub, the first "digital lifestyle" product from French audiophile company Focal-JMlab. It was a...

On the other hand, the included remote is quite basic, including only power, volume, play/pause, back, and forward functions, and using "bubble"-style buttons that provide little tactile feedback. While I liked the internal magnet that's just strong...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Focal XS review


The XS is very good, but with tighter bass control it could be a class-leading system

Good looks ; extensive spec ; fast, detailed performance

Bottom end can struggle to keep up with the rest of the frequency information

The XS is very good, but with tighter bass control the Focal XS could be a class-leading system

May, 2009

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User review Focal XS by Audiofanzine FR on Audiofanzine


Tested on a trade show Unbeatable value for money I've become a big fan of this brand...

Oct, 2008