Focal Utopia Review - Is Focal's ultra flagship really that good?



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A review of the #Focal #Utopia open-back headphones including #headphonecomparisons with the Meze #Empyrean, Focal #Clear and Sennheiser #HD800S. More info here: https://www.focal.com/en/headphones-0/headphones/for-home/utopia

00:00 Introduction
01:49 Pricing and design
08:04 Sound Quality
14:43 Clear vs Utopia
18:41 HD800S vs Utopia
22:32 Empyrean vs Utopia
26:52 Final Conclusions

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Desktop Sources Playback software: Roon https://roonlabs.com/r/St5em2YsbUqGXcQGT4H36A
Primary DAC: Chord Hugo TT2 https://chordelectronics.co.uk/product/hugott2/
with Chord M-Scaler https://chordelectronics.co.uk/product/hugo-mscaler/
Secondary DAC: Schiit Bifrost 2 https://www.schiit.com/products/bifrost-1
USB cables: Curious Evolved https://curiouscables.com/
and AudioQuest Coffee https://amzn.to/3059qiA

Active Speakers: Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 3 Speakers

Amps
Bottlehead Mainline DIY kit tube amplifier https://bottlehead.com/product/mainline-headphone-amplifier-kit/
Burson Soloist 3XP https://www.bursonaudio.com/products/soloist-3x-performance/
Schiit Asgard 3: https://www.schiit.com/products/asgard

Headphones (that I regularly use)
Meze Audio Empyrean https://tinyurl.com/y6gfyquz
Focal Utopia: https://amzn.to/2YmO7Je
HiFiMan Sundara https://tinyurl.com/AposSundara
HiFiMan Deva: https://tinyurl.com/HFMDeva
Ollo S4X: https://www.groovecentral.com.au/store/p26/ollo-audio-s4x-studio-mixing-headphones.html
Beyerdynamic T5 (3rd gen): https://amzn.to/3priR7N

Portable
Phone: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra https://amzn.to/3sY1EoJ
DAC for phone: Audioquest Dragonfly Cobalt https://amzn.to/36AzpAB
Digital audio player: Shanling Q1 https://tinyurl.com/ShanQ1

Earphones
64Audio U12t https://www.64audio.com/products/u12t
Audiofly AF1120 Mk2: https://amzn.to/2ZoTuHZ
Shozy Form 1.4 https://amzn.to/3cIL0Az
Tin HiFi T2 Plus https://amzn.to/3fqCbxu OR https://tinyurl.com/TinT2P

Bluetooth Headphones / Earphones
Nuraphone https://amzn.to/2N7G2Tu
Nuraloop https://amzn.to/2HKVZzi

Reviews filmed using:
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Sony FE 24mm F/1.4: https://amzn.to/3kuHVIf
Blue Encore 300 mic: https://amzn.to/3oreKae
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