FOCAL BATHYS w/FREE Energizer Qi Powerbank for $699

Despite the name, you cannot use in the bath 😉 With that out of the way, we have a bundle promotion for a hype headphone, yes, now Bluetooth/ANC headphones are getting “normalized” by some audiophiles 🙂

Adorama is including for FREE the Energizer Qi wireless power bank with the purchase of the new condition FOCAL BATHYS for $699.

The headphone itself comes with a rigid case, audio and USB-C cables and 2-year warranty.

Open Box Headphones including open-box Focal Elegia for $282

If you prefer buying open-box headphones because they have the benefit of the manufacturer warranty, as of the time of writing, Adorama is having 241 headphone options in their open-box category including models from Sennheiser, Focal, Hifiman, Westone, and such.

Among others, the closed-back open-box Focal Elegia goes for $282.

You can use the various filtering options over there, by manufacturer, by sub-type, by price-range, and such, to filter them further…

This Week: 20% off FOCAL flash sale at HPN

This week only (remember every blog post here has a date associated with it), the Headphones dot com website is having a FOCAL flash sale where you automatically get a 20% off discount. The price you see is the price you pay!

FOCAL Elegia Closed Over-Ears for $329

For a limited time, in the world of audiophile closed-back wired over-ears, Adorama is offering the new condition FOCAL ELEGIA headphones for $329! With a 1-year FOCAL warranty. The price you see is the price you pay. No coupons, no rebates!

At Adorama, this averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 101 customer reviews. They also have 299 answers on the question “Why Did You Chose This” 🙂

I do not know when the sale ends…

Orders placed will ship on Wednesday September 28 in 2022 because Adorama is currently observing the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

Go FOCAL Go? 🙂

Refurbished Massdrop x FOCAL Elex for $499 [CAUTION]

This is a deal but with a caution alert as well!

Massdrop is offering refurbished B-stock Massdrop x FOCAL ELEX wired open-back over-ears for $499 with free US shipping. You get a 30-day return window but NO warranty. This is an in-stock drop, so it will ship quickly.

CAUTION however, three of the four published customer reviews over there are complaining of “Ear Cup Death”. Two of the three within 2 days, one on day #28.

So if the price tempts you, research it further in the massdrop forums and other audiophile places. If you hate having to return a product because of problems (and return it in a timely manner because of the 30-day return window), or having to argue with customer service in case they stonewall, you may want to AVOID it!

FOCAL Elegia closed over-ear for $399 or $349 open-box

If of the many audiophile-brand headphones it is the FOCAL ELEGIA the one you want, the wired closed-back over-ear model that is, you can get it for $399 at Adorama directly or thru Amazon

They also offer it used/open-box condition for $349…

FOCAL Elex Open Over-Ears for $599 [Massdrop X]

For a limited time, Massdrop is offering the new condition Massdrop X FOCAL Elex wired open-back over-ear dynamic driver headphones for $599 with free US shipping and a 2-year manufacturer warranty.

These are an “in-stock drop”, so they will ship in about two business days after purchase. Not like the other legendarily long Massdrop shipment waits 🙂

Per the listing over there, nearly 5000 units have been sold so far from Massdrop…

Massdrop 10-Year April Anniversale (17 options)

Party on Wayne! It is April 20! And what a coincidence, Massdrop is having their 10-Year April Anniversale featuring 17 Massdrop-X co-branded headphones, three of which are IEMs and four are gaming headsets.

Of the audiophile over-ears, they have Dan Clark Aeons, Sennheiser HD-XXX options, Hifiman planars, and one each from Focal, BeyerDee and Senor Speakers (aka Mr Speakers)…

The IEMs are Noble, Grell and JVC…

This is a limited time offer…

PS: “anniversale” is a shortcut for “Anniversary Sale” 🙂

Audiophile Week sale at Massdrop (18 options)

If you are a fan of Massdrop or the specific headphones they sell, you are in luck, they are currently running an Audiophile week sale with 18 options. We break them down by product type:

Over Ears
+ 1More Triple Driver open-back for $140
+ Massdrop X Beyerdynamic DT 177X GO for $349
+ Drop + Dan Clark Aeon Closed X for $379
+ Drop + Dan Clark Aeon Open X for $399
+ Massdrop x FOCAL Elex for $549

+ Moondrop KXXX for $152
+ Mangird Tea for $260 (PRO TIP: you can’t make tea with these!)
+ Westone W80-V3 for $750
+ IKKO OH7 for $799

Truly Wireless
+ Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 PRO for $85

+ Drop + THX AAA One linear amp for $159
+ DarkVoice 336SE OTL amp for $260
+ Drop + THX AAA 789 linear amp for $219
+ XDuoo TA-10R tube DAC/amp in red for $285

+ Dekoni Bulletz tips for $13
+ ADV dual suspension stand for $25
+ ADV dual stand (hanger style) for $35

Focal Clear down to $990

Focal has by now accumulated a number of audiophile-tier headphones, and one of their first is currently on sale, the new condition wired open-back over-ear Focal Clear is on sale for a limited time for $990 at also has a parallel and very informative YouTube channel.

And if you happen to be reading this right when I post this, they have a live drawing for their Audeze LCD-X1 (2021) Giveway planned for 4/30/21 at 10pm eastern time…

They even have a 13-minute video explaining their reviewing process, YouTube-embedded below:

Massdrop X Focal Elex Open Over-Ears for $550

It’s not FOCAL week, I just post whatever deals I run into 🙂 As one of their Black Friday offerings, Massdrop is offering their new condition Massdrop X Focal Elex open-back over-ear wired headphones for $550 with a 2-year manufacturer warranty. Per the listing this is handmade in France!

This is estimated to ship in mid-December. Given the COVID situation, it may or may not arrive by the year-ending holidays, so YMMV (as with everything these days)…

There’s also an optional $20 off combined purchase discount if you purchase it together with the DROP + THX AAA™ 789 LINEAR AMPLIFIER. You add this from the product listing page, not from the shopping cart like you used to…

Focal Elegia over-ears for $690, OB for $519, Used for $479

As part of the Black Friday festivities, for a limited time, Adorama is offering the new condition closed-back wired over-ear FOCAL Elegia [Audiophile Elegy?] for $690 with free US shipping and handling…

On the same listing you will see a used option for $479 and open-box for $519… Used quantities may be limited, so YMMV depending on when you read this and how much demand there is for the Elegia…

EU: Focal Spark In-Ears for 19 euro

This is not a Prime Deal, anyone can buy it, I run into it while surfing around looking for Prime Day deals. Illel Hifi of Paris through Amazon France is offering the silver color scheme of the Focal Spark in-ears in new condition for 19 euro. The other colors go for more.

Wedn: Focal Sphear S In-Ears for $40, Etc

Earphones is the name of the game for the Wednesday 4/29/20 daily deals today, starting with Woot offering the new condition Focal Sphear S in-ears for $40, in the black color scheme, in new condition but with a 90-day Woot warranty. Free shipping only for Prime members…

Two earphones are offered in the Wednesday NewEgg daily deals as follows:

+ Apple Airpods (2nd generation) for $127.50

+ Philips Upbeat bluetooth earphones for $12

Focal Listen Chic bluetooth over-ears for $169

Do you like purple headphones? If so, you can get a pretty, pretty, pretty good deal on the new condition FOCAL Listen Chic bluetooth over-ears, they are on sale for $169 with free US shipping at B&H Photo… The other three colors go for $299…

This is not a daily deal, so I do not know when the price will change…

Optionally you can purchase the headphone together with an AURAY headphone stand with a 20% off discount on the price of the AURAY (not the headphone)…

They come with a 2-year warranty, a carrying case, detachable cable (for 3.5mm listening) and charging cable. The bluetooth is version 4.1 with apt-X support.

I must admit, the green and blue color schemes look nicer than the purple, but not $130 nicer for sure 🙂

PS: if you don’t want them purple Listen Chics, please feel free to send them to me. I will unbox and review them eventually 🙂

FOCAL Spark wired in-ears for $31 [blue only]

Woot is getting more organized these days (or I should say less chaotic), they even group products they offer by category. And in the headphone category we find the new condition blue color scheme of the wired FOCAL Spark In-Ears going for just under $31 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 for non-members [everything you buy during the calendar day in the Texas time zone]…

IT comes with a 90-day Woot warranty and up to ten per customer. It is only available in blue…

Focal Earpads for ELEX for $60

Massdrop is back with something specific and utilitarian, the FOCAL earpads for the ELEX headphones are currently running at Massdrop for $60 with free US shipping and returns. Nearly 500 units of these have been sold.

NOTE that these will ship on April Fool’s Day in 2020, that’s 3.5 months from the time of writing of this post, so keep that in mind if you need earpads yesterday…

Focal Elegia Closed Over-Ears for $598

FOCAL’s first attempt to enter the consumer headphone market was not greeted as a liberator but their subsequent entry into the open-back audiophile world generated a whole lot more excitement. And soon after that they also released closed-back headphones. One of them is the Elegia over-ears and they are currently on sale for $598 with free shipping by a trio of marketplace sellers (including World Wide Audio) through Amazon

FOCAL ELEX open over-ears drops to $600 [MD]

In addition to the “in-stock drops” (aka conventional online retail) Massdrop has also “discovered” discounting! As of the time of writing, the new condition FOCAL ELEX open-backs, part of the X line of co-branded Massdrop products, are down to $600 with free US shipping. Props to Massdrop for keeping prices round, eg $600, not doing the silly $599.99 that many retailers do.

This is indeed an in-stock drop, so it will ship within one business day after purchase. No long waits. Since it is an “X” product, made and sold in co-operation with the manufacturer, it comes with a 2-year FOCAL warranty. It is handmade in Fwance per the listing…

PS: yes, I am aware Massdrop has been renamed to “Drop”, but “Drop”, although a shorter one-word name that is desirable among the e-commerce world, it just doesn’t not have the uniqueness and personality of “Massdrop”. It can also confuse some as “Dropbox” is a lot more well-known than “Drop”. But then again, they can mayhaps find a theme song in the Cocteau Twins mesmerizing Pearly Dew Drops drops 😉

Used (Open Box) Focal Spark in-ears for $25

This is not one of the FOCAL headphones that are generating a lot of forum/audiophile buzz, but they are FOCAL branded nonetheless, the Spark wired in-ears, they are currently available in “Used – Like New” Open-Box condition for $25 in the black and silver color schemes by authorized dealer Gramophone (a B&M A/V dealer in Maryland [Gary Williams NOT included]) through Amazon Warehouse Deals… They are fulfilled by Amazon, so they are Prime eligible)…

Used FOCAL ELEGIA closed over-ears for $599

The new condition FOCAL Elegia closed-back over-ears currently go for $699 but if you prefer the way of the used, authorized dealer OneCall has a “Used – Very Good” condition listing going for $599 through Amazon Warehouse Deals. Prime members will get Prime-like delivery speed even though it ships from OneCall (state of Washington, from the “Go Zags” neighborhood)…

Focal Elear Open Over-Ears for $549

IF you are looking to get the open-back over-ear Focal Elear in new condition, as of the time of writing, Amazon actual is offering them for $549 per pair. You can buy as many as you like at the price. This is not a lightning deal, so there’s no public expiration date…

FOCAL has multiple options these days on the open-back front and of course the competition is not sitting idly either. Check your favorite forums and websites if you need ideas on what to pick and what to avoid…

Focal Spark for $29, CLEAR for $1100

The new condition FOCAL CLEAR open-back over-ear headphones are currently on sale for $1100 at select authorized FOCAL dealers, including the World Wide Stereo Black Friday sale along with Amazon actual and ADorama (using coupon code CYBERDEALS).

At the other end of the FOCAL price-range, their new condition Focal Spark wired in-ears are on sale for $30 per pair, available in three different color schemes.

Focal Listen Closed Over-Ears for $129

The new condition FOCAL Listen closed-back over-ear wired headphones are now on sale for $129 at authorized FOCAL dealers such as World Wide Stereo (as part of their 2018 Black Friday sale) and also at Amazon

Meanwhile the wireless version of the Listen headphones, aptly named “Listen Wireless” are on sale for $190 in the standard color scheme or $210 in the trendy color schemes.

Used Focal ELEAR open over-ear for $529

If you are interested in getting a used Focal Elear headphone and are not tempted by the Massdrop variant, Hifi Heaven is offering a “Used – Very Condition” option for $530 with free shipping at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Next up for $569 is an open-box return by Fique and a “Used – Like New” condition by “Hifi Summit”. These three ship directly from the marketplace sellers with free shipping but not Prime or Prime-like shipping.

Focal Sphear S In-Ears for $65

A feast of price-matches has dropped the price of the black color scheme of the new condition FOCAL Sphear S in-ears to $65 with free shipping by various marketplace sellers fulfilled by Amazon (thus Prime-eligible) including ZORRO Sounds.

Now shipping: FOCAL’s first closed-back audiophile

FOCAL made a handful of consumer closed-back headphones but not an audiophile-targeting headphone until the release of the “Elegia”. This new black-silver over-ear model is now in-stock and shipping by various well-known audio-sellers that are fulfilled by Amazon including OneCall, ListenUP, HiDef Lifestyle, etc.

I do not know if there are any plans for a Massdrop variant of this…

Speaking of FOCAL, they were the focus of episode #3 of the relatively new post-Tyll Innerfidelity podcast, talking with Nicolas Debard of the french maker. You can listen to it on all your favorite podcasting apps and sites, such as Stitcher which also offers a web widget:

There is discussion of their approach to headphones and also how it relates to their loudspeaker philosophy. These and more!

Focal Listen Bluetooth Over-Ears for $189

On the consumer side of FOCAL headphones and of the utilitarian kind (read: bluetooth), their new condition closed-back over-ear Listen Wireless are on sale for $189 by “Electronics EXPO” with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime shipping for members. These average 3.6 out of 5 based on 22 customer reviews and they have nine answered questions by viewers like you…

Used Focal Spirit One S closed-back for $49

FOCAL started slow with their headphone line-up before going on an audiophile big bang that got us many options, such as the Elear, Clear, Utopia and so forth…

Of the first wave of closed-back models, the Focal Spirit One S is currently offered in “Used – Like New” condition [no further details provided] for $49 with free shipping by marketplace seller “Fique” (96%, 730+ ratings) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from the marketplace seller and it is NOT Prime-eligible, so there is some higher risk since you won’t be dealing with Amazon shipment and customer service for any order-related issues…

FOCAL CLEAR PRO available on eBay as well

If you are stocked up on eBay Gift Cards and/or eBay Bucks, or plan to take advantage of the Chase Q2 5% PayPal cashback rewards [up to $1500 per individual credit card; must activate offer], Sweetwater’s [no, not the one from Westworld] eBay store has TWO new condition FOCAL CLEAR PROFESSIONAL (the red/black color scheme) for their regular price of $1700 with free shipping.

FOCAL ELEX Open Over-Ears return for $700 [MD]

Hot on the heels of the return of the HD 6XX and HD 58X, Massdrop has also brought back another drop, it’s the new condition FOCAL ELEX Open Over-Ears going for $700 with free US shipping. These will ship in late May 2018 from Massdrop with a 2-year FOCAL warranty since this is a co-operation. The offer runs until the end of the month, however, it may sell out ahead of time. 755 units are available and per the stats there, 690+ have been claimed! So don’t sleep on it for too many nights if you are thinking to jump in.

Now shipping: Focal Listen Professional for $299

The “red Professional” we are seeing with the Focal Clear is also available for the Focal Listen. The new Focal Listen Professional closed-back over-ears are currently in-stock and shipping for $299 by ProAudioStar through Amazon. They ship directly from the ProAudioStar (Brooklyn) and they are not Prime eligible.

Now shipping: FOCAL CLEAR Professional for $1699 [CORRECTED]

Hide your wallets! The Red Temptation is Here! No, not Melisandre, it’s the Focal Clear Professional headphones, in-stock and ready to ship right now at B&H Photo [CORRECTED LINK!]. If you want them now, order them before Thursday at 7pm eastern! After that, B&H Photo closes for Passover and orders placed after that time will be processed beginning April 8! Their starting price is $1699 with free expedited shipping…

For more comings and going of hard to find or recently-released headphones, check our Headphones Tracker… Speaking of which, the RHA CL1 is estimated to be in-stock again on April 1st for $219…

Used Focal Elear for $589

Marketplace seller “Fique” (99%, 656 ratings, New Jersey) is offering the open-back over-ear FOCAL ELEAR in “Used – Like New” (open box return) condition for $589 with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. It ships directly from Fique and it is not Prim eligible. Per the shopping cart they have two units available. They have a gallery of six pictures of the unit offered.

Used Focal Spirit One S Closed Over-Ear for $70 w/FS

This increased interest in the previous Focal headphones has also caused the prices of the closed-back over-ear Focal Spirit One S to uptick to $90 in new condition, but if you are curious about it and want to pay less, you can get it for $70 in used condition by audioLAB thru eBay. This is a customer return, one unit available.