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For an Optimal Audio Experience in Complete Comfort
Enjoy Focal sound wherever you are with Sphear S in-ear headphones. The ultra-large mylar transducers ensure an extended frequency response as a remarkable tonal balance. Designed to suit all ear shapes and sizes, Sphear S provides noise isolation and ensures an optimal audio experience in complete comfort, even during prolonged listening. Sphear S combines a sleek design, comfort and acoustic quality.
Sphear S is Focal's most accomplished in-ear headphone to date, the most comfortable and the most generous for getting the most out of your music. In this age of high-resolution and CD quality audio files, through its spherical design and its preservation of Focal’s acoustic signature, Sphear S provides an original and unique solution for those passionate for high resolution sound.
The Sphear S in-ear headphone is faithful to Focal’s historic acoustic signature, with a particularly rich mid-range which is never muffled, accurate and clear sound, it is extremely faithful to the original work, and offers harmonic richness, from the low end to the high end, for true listening pleasure.
Sleek, Collaborative Design
Light and practical, discreet and attractive, Sphear S is the fruition of the close collaboration between designers and engineers aiming to transcend the typical constraints related to in-ear headphone design through innovative and sophisticated solutions. This collaboration resulted in this simple and pronounced design of the ear pieces secured by a stainless steel ring and grille for increased robustness, reliability, and aesthetics.
Praise for the Original Sphear
"Focal’s first foray into the in-ear headphones market is off to a smashing start," notes England's What Hi-fi? magazine , which honored the original Sphear with a top rating of Five Stars. "That full-bodied sound and excellent design have won us over."
"The Focal Sphear is a lightweight, comfortable in-ear headphone that stays in your ears and sounds impressive for the price, with full bass and pleasantly crisp treble," reports David Carnoy and Steve Guttenberg, CNET.com, November 6, 2105.
"Rivals with two-way balanced armatures at the price of Sphear just don’t sound as good as Sphear," says Alan Sircom, HiFi+ magazine, October 30, 2015. "Most importantly, Sphear sounds enjoyable… and that’s what music is supposed to be about after all."
Harmonic Richness from the Low End to the High
Never wanting to change the quality of music as it was intended to be heard, Sphear S offers a sound which is precise and clear, and extremely faithful to the original music. These unique in-ear headphones offer harmonic richness, from the low end to the high end, for true listening pleasure.
The spherical design of Sphear’s earpieces makes it possible to have a larger driver than usual. The 10.8mm multi-channel transducer, one of the biggest in its category, and the bass reflex system provide extended frequency response in the low end and ultra realistic bass. Additionally, the bass level on Sphear S has been slightly increased compared to the original Sphear for mobile use in noisy environments. The stainless steel ring and grille provide increased robustness, reliability, and aesthetics.
For a rich and powerful midrange, Focal's research and development teams perfected a mylar driver whose specific shape and ridging were designed to avoid deformation and distortion. Equipped with an acoustic chamber with port for providing remarkable neutrality, Sphear S offers astonishing tonal balance that has never been heard before from this family of headphones.
Sphear S is available in an attractive black high gloss finish. The provided silicone and memory foam tips ensure optimal noise isolation for ears of all shapes and sizes. A carrying case is included.
Designed in France
For more than 35 years, Focal has been designing and manufacturing home audio loudspeakers, car audio speaker drivers and amplifiers, monitoring loudspeakers for recording studios, and more recently, headphones. Based in Saint-Étienne, France, Focal has earned its place amongst the leaders of the audio industry by providing unique technologies and through constant innovation.
Sphear S is compatible with all types of devices, including smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, and computers. The built-in remote lets you control music and phone calls.
Praise for the Original Sphear
Five Stars - What Hi-fi? Magazine
"Focal’s first foray into the in-ear headphones market is off to a smashing start… That full-bodied sound and excellent design have won us over."
- What Hi-fi? magazine
"What I like most about Focal’s Sphear is it’s an ‘honest’ product. It’s keenly priced – if it were twice the price, it would go up against two-way designs with balanced armatures and more far-reaching treble. But rivals with two-way balanced armatures at the price of Sphear just don’t sound as good as Sphear. Bass boost aside, Sphear’s few sins are those of omission rather than commission, and that’s a rare gem at this price, whether from headphones, earphones, or loudspeakers. But most importantly, Sphere sounds enjoyable… and that’s what music is supposed to be about after all."
- Alan Sircom, HiFi+ magazine, October 30, 2015
"The Focal Sphear is a lightweight, comfortable in-ear headphone that stays in your ears and sounds impressive for the price, with full bass and pleasantly crisp treble. There's an inline one-button remote and microphone for cell phone use and a carry case is included."
- David Carnoy, Steve Guttenberg, CNET.com, November 6, 2105