Aug 31, 201977 views

Price Alert: Focal Clear

Focal Clears brand new for under $1000! At $1500 some considered them to be the best headphones in the world, for under $1000 they might be right! They are available from almost all dealers for this price. Sale last until the 30th of September I think. So while the Elex is unavailable these might be worth it since they only cost $300 more for what most consider to be a superior headphone.
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$1k brand new is a good price. However, being realistic here, I find the Clear to be extremely amp-picky. Good synergy is required to get the most out of them.
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*Note that this is just a matter of taste I personally wouldn't pair a Clear with either; THX 789, while a great neutral amp, isn't going to do the Clear any favors unless your source is something like a Metrum or Airist, and even then I think it's going to sound too dry and lean. I found the Clear downright boring out of the Liquid Platinum; the Liquid Platinum is too laid-back for the Clear and is too neutral to do it any favors (especially with stock tubes). I really think you'd be better off with the Asgard 3; it's cheap and works well. While I never heard ZDT Jr, extrapolation says that the pairing might be good. All this being said, see the beginning note. It's really a matter of taste and you might like the sound.
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Thank you for your input !