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.

Focal Spirit Professional Closed Over-Ears for $199

The popularity of the audiophile-tier FOCAL headphones such as the Elear and the Elex ($700 live at Massdrop), the Clear, and upcoming Clear Professional, have sparked some renewed interest in their first wave of consumer-tier priced headphones.

One of those is the Focal Spirit Professional closed-back over-ears and they are currently on sale for $199 with free shipping at Musicians’ Friend and Music 123 via NewEgg and Guitar Center and various through Amazon

Now available: FOCAL Utopia by Tournaine (Gold, Diamonds)

If you want to dazzle everyone at the next audio meet-up, you can’t go wrong with the Focal Utopia by Tournaire headphones, open-back, over-ear, open-wallet, with 18K gold, mounted with 6.5 carats of diamonds for the one “low” price of $100,000 🙂 These are a special order, so there is some wait involved. Anyone who bought lots of shares of Apple or Google or Facebook the day they went public, you have earned this 😉

FOCAL ELEAR Open Over-Ear drops to $699

Down goes Elear! Earlier in the morning when I was deal-fishing at Amazon the FOCAL ELEAR went for $750, but as of the time of writing, two fulfilled by Amazon sellers (Audio Advisor and Audio Fanatic) have dropped to $699 with free Prime shipping. You can also see the big picture with the detailed listing. I don’t know if those two “fulfilled by Amazon” sellers are authorized FOCAL dealers.

The price now matches the FOCAL ELEX at Massdrop which also go for $700. Their “drop” is ending in about one day and change. Unlike the “fulfilled by Amazon” which ships in about two days, the Elex at Massdrop will ship in late April 2018. Patience is definitely a virtue.

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

They are back on at members-only Massdrop, this time with a late April 2018 shipping estimate! It is the new condition FOCAL ELEX Open Over-Ears going for their new low price of $700 with free shipping (they had started at $800).

This particular drop is running for the next 15 days (from blog-posting date). The listing says 250 units are available however, Massdrop did not reset the counter up top, so we have no way of knowing how many are left from this particular drop. All sales are final as usual, but since it is a product build in co-operation with FOCAL, you do get a two year warranty like other FOCAL headphones.

Focal Spirit One S Closed Over-Ears for $79

Before FOCAL generated a lot of interested with their audiophile line of headphones, their first foray into headphones were closed-back consumer-tier headphones. IF you are curious about those early days, one of those early headphones, the new condition Focal Spirit One S Closed Over-Ears are on sale at various sellers for $79 to $80 with free shipping fulfilled by Amazon and also the audioLAB eBay store and also by Electronics EXPO thru Walmart and thru NewEgg

Pre-order new FOCAL CLEAR Professional ($1700)

NAMM trade shows typically do not bring out as many new headphones as does CES in Vegas, but that is not to say that there are no new headphones at NAMM either!

Following on the launch of the CLEAR, Focal is back with a “Professional” version of their open-back over-ear FOCAL CLEAR headphones. Some Melisandre red can be found on the interior of the new headphone and a starting price of $1699. Pre-orders are accepted at reputable and authorized dealers such as Adorama.com and B&H Photo. An exact release date is not yet available.

We have just added this new top tier headphone to our on-going Headphone Tracker which has been refilled/reloaded with all the new things that came out at CES 2018 [check our our round-up for a summary of sorts].

Used FOCAL Listen Bluetooth Over-Ears for $224, NEW for $249

The FOCAL Listen Wireless (bluetooth) closed-back over-ears go for $300 in new condition at some of the recognizable dealers, but if you want to save some, then to Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) we go, where AWD actual has them in “Used – Like New” (damaged original packaging) for $224. There you will also find two “fulfilled by Amazon” sellers (Audio Advisor, Wired for Less) offering them for $249 in new condition.

Open-box Focal CLEAR for $1399

This is the first time I’ve seen this headphone available as used at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Marketplace seller “Wired for less” (100%, 1345 ratings) offers it in “Used – Like New” open-box condition for $1400 with free shipping instead of the $1500 price in new condition. This ships directly from the marketplace seller and it is not Prime eligible.

FOCAL ELEX drops to $700 for ALL participants in the drop [MD]

While the lauded Focal CLEAR remains in-stock for its starting price of $1500, its cousin model, the newer ELEX is having a $100 off discount!

For the next two days and change, Massdrop is offering it for $700 instead of $800. The sale price is guaranteed until the end of this drop in two days and change.

If you had previously purchased it at $800, fear NOT! Existing participating in the drop will also pay $700, not $800. You don’t have to cancel and rebuy. Their email does not say exactly how this will be adjusted but if you had previously committed at $800, you’ll probably see an email or an adjustment. The payment will be collected after the drop, so your credit card will probably be charged for $700 instead of $800.

This is estimated to ship mid-February 2018, and comes with a 2-year warranty since it is a FOCAL-Massdrop co-operation.

This new price puts it in ELEAR territory.

FOCAL Clear In-Stock for $1500

If the Innerfidelity review of the FOCAL CLEAR got you to reconsider these headphones as they are having around ride on the hype train, we have good news for you, they are in-stock for their opening price of $1500 at seven different recognizable audio dealers through Amazon, five of which are Prime eligible.

FOCAL Sprit Classic Over-Ears for $180 [MD]

The popularity of the FOCAL headphones at the audiophile tier, especially after the Innerfidelity glowing review of the CLEAR is having a bit of a “tide lifts all boats” effect on their previous models. Massdrop went back to the older FOCAL headphones, and is now offering, fully unlocked, the new condition FOCAL Spirit Classic Closed-Back Over-Ears for $180 with free US shipping.

The offer runs for the next three days and change as of blog-posting time, and will ship from Massdrop in early February 2018. All sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

Speaking of the older FOCAL closed-back headphones, their consumer tier closed-back over-ear FOCAL Spirit One S currently goes for $79 and fulfilled by Amazon (Prime shipping).

LIVE: Massdrop’s FOCAL ELEX Open-Back Over-Ear for $800

UPDATE 12/19/17 at 4:30pm ET: 239 units sold…

UPDATE 12/18/17 at 10pm ET: 220 units sold, out of the 1000 available as of this re-check…

UPDATE: the offer is now LIVE! 161 units out of the 1000 got sold as of 10:48am ET. The shipment estimate is April 30, 2018

Massdrop is now offering their Massdrop x Focal Elex Headphones for $800 with free shipping. One thousand units will be available and serialized. The first 500 buyers will get a serial number under 550. This is based on the Elear and to a lesser extend the Clear.

The offer went live on Monday 12/18/17 at 9am eastern time.

Since it is a Massdrop-FOCAL co-operation, it comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty. They ship April 30 in 2018, so patience is a 4.5 month virtue in this case 🙂 We are buying before Christmas and getting them after Easter. It may feel like 33 years but it’s only 4.5 months!

Massdrop FOCAL ELEX headphones for $800

Monday 9am eastern is when the all new Massdrop FOCAL ELEX headphones will go live on the Massdrop website for $800.

In the meantime, for less than 1/10th of that price, and delivery in about two business days (if a Prime member) you can get the older new condition closed-back over-ear FOCAL Spirit One S for $70 with free shipping, sold by AudioLAB with the orders fulfilled by Amazon.

Save The Date: Massdrop’s FOCAL ELEX Over-Ears Go LIVE Monday 9am ET!

Get ready for a Monday 9am eastern Massdrop madness! Starting at that time will be the premiere drop of a brand new audiophile open-back headphone, the Massdrop x Focal Elex Headphones with a price of $800. One thousand units will be available and serialized. The first 500 buyers will get a serial number under 550. This is based on the Elear and to a lesser extend the Clear.

Since it is a Massdrop-FOCAL co-operation, it comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty. The shipping details will be revealed over there when the offer goes live on Monday 12/18/17 at 9am eastern (6am pacific time).

Here’s a 4 minute Massdrop video touting their FOCAL partnership and such…

Focal Spirit One S Closed Over-Ears for $79 [updated]

UPDATE 12/6/17 at 10:31am ET: wow I jinxed them 🙂 The listings by AudioLAB sold out, but remaining is the listing on eBay by another seller Gear4Less (100%, Tennessee) for $79 [WAS $69] with free shipping.

Price updated here on 11/9/17 AM…

Before FOCAL generated a lot of buzz with their ELEAR/Utopia audiophile headphones, they released a few consumer price tier headphones. One of them is the closed-back over-ear Focal Spirit One S and its price has been steadily dropping.

These sold out: it is now going for $70 with free shipping by AudioLAB which offers it fulfilled by Amazon (free 2-day Prime shipping) and also through their eBay store.

Open-box Focal ELEAR for $689 + S&H [updated]

UPDATE 12/9/17 at 11:20am ET: the price now is $689 for all listings…

UPDATE 12/7/17 at 9:26am ET: now we are up to four separate listings, the price range remains the same…

UPDATE 12/6/17 at 11:33am ET: now we are down to two listings instead of three…

With the new CLEAR headphones coming in between the ELEAR and the UTOPIA, we have movement on the ELEAR pricing front. These came out at $1000. At the moment there are three open-box listings of these at Adorama with prices ranging from $669 to $689 depending on condition. Shipping is extra and starts around $14 (YMMV slightly based on zipcode).

PS: if you don’t see any headphones at the linked page, it means all three listings have sold out.

In-Stock Now: FOCAL Clear for $1500 [4 left]

Never Fear, Focal Clear is Here! As of the time of writing, there are four units of the new FOCAL CLEAR open-back over-ear headphone at its starting price of $1500 by seller Audio Advice sold through Amazon. This ships directly from Audio Advice (real world B&M A/V stores), but if you are a Prime member, as part of a lesser-known Prime benefit, you still get Prime-like delivery speed for free. You can tell this by paying attention to the listing details:

Or if you can purchase it directly from Audio Advice with free 2-day shipping with FedEx Ground or Express.

Focal Spirit One S Closed Over-Ears for $74+

The price war on one of the earlier (pre Elear/Utopia hype) Focal headphones continues! The new condition closed-back over-ear Focal Spirit One S prices dropped further down since our previous post about it ten days ago:

+ for $74 by marketplace seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon (free 2-day shipping for Prime members)

+ for $80 by the audioLAB eBay store (free shipping)

+ for $85 by Electronics EXPO thru Walmart

+ for $88 by Electronics EXPO through NewEgg

Focal Spirit One S Closed Over-Ears for $89

UPDATE 11/16/17: the prices have dropped since the original post…

We have a bit of a price war on one of the earlier (pre Elear/Utopia hype) Focal headphones. The closed-back over-ear Focal Spirit One S is on sale in new condition for $89 by AudioLAB fulfilled by Amazon (free 2-day shipping for Prime members) and also for the same price by the audioLAB eBay store (free shipping, but obviously not Prime shipping).

The other option is for $90 with free shipping, this one offered by Electronics Expo, either through NewEgg (until next Saturday) or thru Walmart. Either way, it ships directly from Electronics Expo.

Open-Box FOCAL Utopia for $2300 with coupon

The new condition FOCAL Utopia goes for $4000, but if you are comfortable with open-box headphones, coupon code OCTOBER17 drops it to $2300 in open-box condition at Adorama for a limited time.

This sets up a 3-way decision now as you have the new FOCAL CLEAR that just came out at RMAF 2017 for $1500, and the open-box ELEAR going for $550.

So you have $550 VS $1500 vs $2300, replacing the previous $1000 vs $4000. Definitely closer-to-Earth pricing, especially for the ELEAR.

PS: if you are not sure how to test the coupon code, follow the steps in our open-box ELEAR post. I dont’ want to repeat them everywhere 🙂

Open-Box FOCAL Elear for $550 with coupon

During the RMAF 2017 festivities, up high in the Rockies, FOCAL showed their new CLEAR (yes, that’s the name) audiophile headphone that sits between the ELEAR and the UTOPIA and is priced at $1500. There are a couple of videos on it posted the last few hours on The YouTube.

If the CLEAR price is not …cleared by your Spouse/CFO but you still want FOCAL audiophile headphones, there is an alternative. The FOCAL Elear are available in open-box condition for $550 with coupon code OCTOBER17 at Adorama.com. The price before you enter the coupon code is $999.

If you are not familiar with how their website works, step by step instructions after the break…

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Open-box Focal Spark Wireless IEMs for $75

While the FOCAL four-figures audiophiles are wondering and wandering about the miracles of wonders of the new FOCAL CLEAR that is allegedly going to be priced somewhere between the ELEAR ($1000) and the UTOPIA ($4000) according to the HeadFi CanJam RMAF 2017 Preview Show [YouTube embedded below, the Focal Clear is the first headphone teased], we have a discount on the Focal Spark bluetooth earphones.

Both colors are available in open-box condition by authorized dealer HiDef Lifestyle, offering them for $75 with free shipping (instead of their $100 new condition authorized dealer price) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This link shows the lowest price by color. Click on “See all offers for this product” next to the color’s name to see the expanded listings per color.

They average 3.4 out of 5 based on a lucky 13 customer reviews at Amazon.

Focal Spirit One S Closed Over-Ears for $100 [was $80]

One of the earlier FOCAL headphone models is currently on sale on eBay, it is the new condition FOCAL Spirit ONE S closed-back over-ear headphones going for $100 [WAS $80] with free shipping by eBay seller Gear4Less (100%, Memphis (TN)), with a limit of five pairs per customer.

Per the eBay listing, this is factory sealed, with original accessories included such as a semi-hard case, a cloth pouch, and adapters.

These came out before the Elear/Utopia duo, the early days of FOCAL’s forage into headphoolia 🙂

Price updated in this blog-post on 9/28/17 AM…

Open-Box Focal Sphear In-Ears for $60

The new condition FOCAL Sphear in-ears go for $90 at authorized dealers, but if you are willing to go “The Way of The Used”, you can get them in “Used – Very Good” Open-Box condition by real-world A/V retailer “HiDEF Lifecycle” through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from HiDef, so it is not Prime eligible.

The earphones average 3.9 out of 5 based on 138 customer reviews.

[DEAD] FOCAL Listen Closed Over-Ears returns to $199

As of a late 9/19/17 re-check, these sold out again…

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[DEAD] FOCAL Listen Closed Over-Ears for $199

As of 9/17/17 re-check, the $199 option is no longer available…

The new condition FOCAL Listen closed-back over-ear headphones are on sale for $199 with free shipping by authorized dealer “Gramophone” with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. As of the time of writing, there are two units available from this seller at this price. The other sellers go for $249. These are the wired model, they average 4.7 out of 5 based on 14 customer reviews.

The wireless (bluetooth) model goes for $300 in new condition, but as of the time of writing, they are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $234~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Open-box Focal Spark bluetooth earphones for $79

The Focal Spark bluetooth earphones go for $99 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to get your Focal fix for less, they are available in open-box condition (“Used – Like New”) with all conditions and inspected by the seller, authorized dealer “Listen UP” of Colorado, selling it thru Amazon. This ships directly from LISTEN UP and it is not Prime eligible.

[DEAD] Used FOCAL Listen Bluetooth Over-Ears for $237 [WAS $248]

As of a 9/11/17 re-check, all the used options are sold out at Amazon…

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[DEAD] FOCAL ELEAR Open Over-Ears for $699

This limited time sale ended…

Hide your wallets! Or call your Spouse aka CFO to authorize this purchase! The new condition FOCAL ELEAR open-back over-ear headphones are on sale, in new condition, for a limited time for $699 with free shipping at Adorama.com. They are an authorized dealer, they come with the 2-year Focal warranty.