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Massdrop x Focal Elex Headphones

Massdrop x Focal Elex Headphones

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Product Description
Made with Focal’s brilliant engineering and extraordinary attention to detail, the Elex headphones take a fundamentally different approach to dynamic drivers—and deliver a better measured performance across the board than headphones several times their price. A refinement of the $1,000 Elear with elements of the $1,500 Clear, they boast several improvements to the sound, build, and aesthetic, too Read More

Feb 19, 2024
Please do consider shipping in the EU
Feb 12, 2024
I've been using mine for almost 2 years, no driver issue for me but the headband just cracked today for no reason. I take great care of the headphone but it cracked while sitting on my desk. Gonna contact drop to see what they can do about it.
Jan 25, 2024
If a driver fails, is there a way to purchase one? and where? I couldn't find an answer to this. thanks
Dec 6, 2023
it is end of 2023 now and there is no new post for a year. curious if the QC issue is still a thing?
Nov 30, 2022
Have drop stopped doing postage to the uk ? Won’t accept my address for delivery 🤔
At the current $600 price tag are these a good upgrade over the 6XX? I know there are QC issues with these but seems like the current price is a great deal. Or should I save up and go for the hd8xx (I know those have tuning issues and require tuning to get sounding good) Currently using a motuM4 amp/DAC. Willing to upgrade this but I like its inclusion of 2 mic/audio inputs and only needs USB power so traveling with it is nice (I do realize I am probably leaving some quality off the table with this setup)
Nov 3, 2022
liam__bIf you're willing to save up for the 8XX then maybe you should consider the Focal Clear for $890 since they're a more refined Elex but without the quality control issues. Seeing how many comments there are about failed drivers made me steer clear of the Elex for the fear of dealing with a driver dying out of warranty. FWIW I prefer my EQ'd 8XX over my EQ'd Clear. While the Clear maintains it's dominance in slam and speed, the 8XX has a more natural timbre and a much more immersive soundstage.
Aug 17, 2022
Hi all, I've had these for a few months now and overall very pleased- wonderful sound using an OPPO-205 and Qobuz hi-res files. Last night, however, I noted while playing Stay from the Interstellar soundtrack, that there was some wavering in the higher organ notes when the massive low tones were playing (this does not happen when I play the track on my speakers). While the volume was loud, it wasn't blistering. Is this a sign of a problem, or just what you'd expect from the demands of this particular track? (which has some of the lowest and most powerful organ tones I've heard)
Dec 15, 2022
ericdammannI felt the same, but it's not fair to judge headphones based on that track, or any of the Fury Road tracks.
Aug 17, 2022
Hi all, I just received a pair of Focal Elex's and unfortunately the right driver does not work. This really sucks since I was really looking forward to these, and for all it's worth, the left driver sounds really good. It's August 17th 2022 at the time that I'm posting this, so qc problems are likely still be common unfortunately.
tomgreen_33amazing they havnt figured this out after literally years
Dec 15, 2022
EdTheNerdI was thinking the same! It's been like 10,000 units and years for them to fix this.
Jul 26, 2022
Quality issues solved? I remember that few months ago people was claiming about broken drivers or something like that. Does anyone still have same problem? Thanks!
Sep 27, 2022
AngelMauSecond this, Ive had 2 of these and both ended up with dead drivers. I gotta say, I love these headphones, but buying them again for a third time seems masochistic at best.
Seeing as yet again Drop has pushed inconvenient comments further back in time than they are even when sorting them by "newest first": These have been as low as $450-500 on multiple occasions. Don't get taken for a ride. (seriously, this happens alot. My comment from Mar 22nd 2022 is still there but wayyyy the hell back further than that in the sorting of comments now. Drop prefers to hide criticisms vs address them)
Jul 13, 2022
EdTheNerdI don't expect the price to ever hit that low again unless it's a clearance sale. This product isn't the only time I've seen a price increase. Inflation is a bitch and it seems to have a big effect lately. Customers waiting for a $500 Elex may be waiting indefinitely.
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