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    Re: Focal clear headphones review

    Nice review. I cannot wait for mine to arrive!
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    Re: Focal clear headphones review

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    I cannot wait for mine to arrive!
    Me too.
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    Re: Focal clear headphones review

    You have some coming your way also?
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    Re: Focal clear headphones review

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    You have some coming your way also?
    Yes, thanks to Mike.

    I think they'll be a good match with my Chord Mojo.
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    Re: Focal clear headphones review

    Nice... mine are also coming from Mr. Mike. I think they will match up nicely with my Dennis Had amp.

    I posted in another thread that we had a can jam at our local audio club. Some nice headphones and amps were brought in by members... a couple pair of Audeze LDC3, with and without their latest mods. HiFiMan 1000 v2, my MrSpeakers, and many other models. Various amps such as a Woo WA22, a Bryston, a few Oppo spinners, a Luxman Integrated, etc.

    The Focal Clear appeared to be the run away winner!

    I was personally out of sorts that day so I did not participate in comparing, but since I wanted a second set of nice headphones that are different then my planers the Focals jump up on my list ...
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    Re: Focal clear headphones review

    I just got a message that my Focals are in California! Now is when I start getting a lot more excited!
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    Dennis Had Dragon Inspire IHA-1
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    Audio Quest Niagara 1000

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    Re: Focal clear headphones review

    We're very impressed with the Clears : clearly the best "bang for buck" Focal headphone (bad pun intended). Honestly it's started to embarrass some of other more expensive headphone lines give their clarity and dynamic performance. And the fit & finish + really nice extras it comes with doesn't hurt!
    Dealers for : AMG Turntables, Aesthetix, Ansuz Acoustics, Astell & Kern, Audeze, Audio Desk, Aurender, Ayre Acoustics, Benz Micro, Berkeley Audio, Brinkmann, Chord, Clearaudio, Devore Fidelity, Focal, Hegel, Innuos, Isotek, JL Audio, Line Magnetic, Magico, Mr Speakers, MSB, Musical Surroundings, Naim, Ortofon, Primaluna, Rogue, Sutherland, Stillpoints, VPI, Wireworld, Zesto and more!

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    Re: Focal clear headphones review

    Listening to the new Focal Clears. So far loving the sound, but I also assume there is a break-in period. Very comfortable, maybe not quite as much as the MrSpeakers, but certainly better than others I have had. Great sound, quite different then my Ethers. I would say fuller, richer, but maybe not quite as open and airy as the planar Ethers... but a very inviting sounding headphone.

    Fit and finish is as good as any I have had, which includes Audeze, McIntosh, KEF, HD800S, MrSpeakers... and package included is amazing... 1/4" and Balanced 3 M cables, 1.2 M 1/8" cable, nice case, etc. Simply amazing... and not cheap cables like the Audeze came with... even better then the Sennheiser cables... Top notch indeed!
    T+A DAC8 DSD|Falcon Tiki | Roon & HQPlayer | Audio Mirror 45 SET | McIntosh MC754 | KEF R700
    Dennis Had Dragon Inspire IHA-1
    | Focal Clear | Oppo BDP-105 | Technics ST-9030 |
    Audio Quest Niagara 1000

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