Aside from being known to offer outstanding audio speakers to the market for already 30 years now, the French audio electronics company, Focal, has opened itself to bringing you awesome set of over-ear headphones. At present, Focal introduces the new Listen closed-back, over-ear headphone.


The Focal Listen is a full-size headphone that is similar to other standard sized headphones offered in the audio market today. However, this one is absolutely different from the others because it is designed for a more convenient mobile use. It comes with a detachable cord integrated with an omnidirectional microphone and a one-button remote that allows you to play, pause, skip forward and backwards tracks, as well as answer or end calls.

Focal Listen Over-Ear

When it comes to its design, this over-ear headphone may not be one that instantly catches your attention but it still looks nice and very sturdy in quality. It weighs at 9.9 ounces and may not be the lightest headphone compared from most headphones. Setting everything aside, the Focal Listen is very comfortable while in use.

Focal Listen Over-Ear

Our team has tested the Listen and we were really impressed with how this over-ear headphone has delivered sound. The sound quality was well-balanced and detailed. The mids were really clear and the bass was bigger if compared to some few headphones like the Sony MDR 1000X or Bragi’s The Headphone. Among all, what makes the Focal Listen very worth it is that the sound quality is so great and high-end considering its price at $250.

To know more about the Focal Listen, check out its complete key features below:

  • Closed-back, over-ear headphone design
  • Weighs 9.9 ounces (281 grams)
  • Integrated with a 40mm (1.6 inch) Mylar/Titanium driver
  • Comes with a detachable cord with one-button remote for different functions
  • Cord length is 1.4 meters (4.59 feet)
  • Crying case is included


Focal Listen Over-Ear