Focal has three new earphones that are ready for release. The Wired and Wireless Spark models utilize an in-ear design and of the trio, they’re they the most affordable. However, anyone looking for a more traditional headset may want to check out the Focal Listen Wireless model which features an over-ear design and boasts better performance.

 

The Spark and the Spark wireless feature a 9.5 mm driver encased in an aluminum enclosure. Both have an estimated frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz.

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Focal Spark Wired Earphones

Both earphones come with a hard carrying case and three sets of silicone tips. If you get a phone call while listening to these ear buds, they also come with an inline mic for handling calls. The Wireless Spark is compatible with Bluetooth 4.1 and supposedly has an estimated battery life of about 8 hours.

Focal Spark Wireless

Focal Spark Wireless Earphones

As far as color choices, the wired Spark is available in Black and Silver with a sleek Cobalt shade coming in July. The Spark Wireless is currently available clad in Black and White with a Rose Gold tinted version expected to arrive in July.

 

If you want a more traditional headphone then the Focal Listen Wireless ear cans may be more your speed. Since they’re bigger than the diminutive Spark earphones, they have room for a bigger 40mm driver. According to Focal they have an estimated frequency response of 15Hz to 22kHz. Each ear cup is layered with memory foam to help ensure a comfortable fit.

Focal Listen Headphones Preview

The Listen features Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX support and has a 60ft wireless radius. Focal also says that the Listen can connect to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously making it easy to switch between audio sources. Their overall battery life is listed at a very respectable 20 hours. In addition, the Focal Listen features a built-in microphone and a 3-button control on one of the ear cups. The headphones will ship with a soft carrying case and a 3.5mm cable for wired connections. The Wireless Listen is slated for a July release and should be available at authorized retailers everywhere.

 

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