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Focal Listen

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Focal Listen. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the design and durability are overall positive. The price and comfort also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the bass quality, while there are some mixed views about the portability.

sound, comfort, price, durability, design

bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Focal Listen is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Focal Listen headphone review: Audiophile sound for an affordable price


You may not have heard of French company Focal, but it makes some very good-sounding headphones. The latest case in point is its new Listen closed-back over-ear headphone, which retails for $249. No word yet on an international launch, but that price...

The Focal Listen has a sturdy design and a comfortable and snug fit, and it sounds excellent for the price. Detachable cable includes an integrated one-button remote. The headphone folds up to fit in an included neoprene case

Headphone is a tad heavy, may fit a little too snugly for some folks, and may not have enough bass for some listeners

French company Focal's closed-back, over-ear headphone is designed for mobile use and delivers excellent sound for $250.

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery life (max):20


Colour of product:Black
Wearing style:Head-band




Driver Type:Mylar
Ear coupling:Circumaural
Headphone frequency:15 - 22000
Headphone sensitivity:122
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.4
Wearing style:Head-band

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Carrying case:Y

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB
Carrying case:Y

Ports & interfaces

2.5 mm connector:N
3.5 mm connector:Y
6.35 mm connector:N
Bluetooth version:4.1
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
RF connectivity:N
Wireless Range:15


Battery life (max):20

Weight & Dimensions