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Spirit One
Spirit One

sleek and mobile headphones

Spirit One are sleek and upscale high-fidelity headphones. Snug, lightweight and perfectly mobile, they offer a signature and sound performance that are 100% Focal. Meet the highly accessorized Spirit One, the audio headphones for music lovers, complete with an iPhone/iPod/iPad remote control.

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Spirit One headphones: detailed description

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Spirit One is a mobile headphone with a neat, upscale design: a resolutely modern look, made of carefully selected materials and a remote control for iPhone, iPod and iPad. Spirit One is also a very lightweight: thanks to its aluminum frame, it only weighs 225 grams. Its adjustable headband, swivel earphones and sleek pads make it an easy-to-wear high-fidelity headphone.

Although it’s comfy, lightweight and mobile, Spirit One remains first and foremost a Focal headphone – in other words, an audiophile headphone. Its closed-back, circumaural design covers the whole ear to offer cutting-edge sound insulation. Sound reproduction is optimal: punchy, tight bass, no smearing and refined, sharp mids that are full and highly detailed, plus a wide bandwidth. Tonal respect, definition, yield and dynamics are all waiting for you!

Product highlights for Spirit One hi-fi headphones

  • The Focal sound in a mobile headphone
  • Sleek design with quality materials
  • Sound insulation over 20 dB
  • Highly accessorized
  • iPhone/iPod/iPad and smartphone-compatible

 

Remote for iPhone/iPod/iPad and smartphones

Télécommande iPhone

The Spirit One high-fidelity headphones come with an aluminum remote embedded in the 3.5-mm jack cord.

Made for iPod iPhone iPadCompatible with Apple pads, players and phones, the remote lets you make calls and manage the essential iPod, iPhone and iPad functions: volume, play, pause, previous or next track.

Note: the remote may be totally or partially compatible with other smartphones.

Accessories provided with Spirit One headphones

  • Removable, anti-tangle cord
  • 3.5-mm/6.35-mm jack adapter
  • Jack adapter cord for compatibility with all smartphones
  • Airline adapter
  • Soft travel bag
  • Deluxe, hard storage case
Finishes
  • White White
  • Red Red
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10/26/2014

very good sound


08/27/2014

Great Sound Quality. Cup a bit too small.


08/26/2014

First impression very positive


03/15/2014

The best sound I get


03/12/2014

Excellent so far, but I'm just getting them broken in. Looking forward to spending more time with them and my new iDSD.


02/20/2014

I've had these headphones for about a year now. And I love them.

The cables has just started breaking tho. But, I'm glad it's possible to change them.

I'm working at a modern sawmill which is a very noisy environment. I normally have to use earplugs or hearing protectors. But not with these headphones. Blocks a lot of noise out!

Worth every penny!


02/18/2014

Still breaking in but I love it already. I have a few headphones to compare it too and I really like how clear it sounds.


02/10/2014

So far so good.


12/31/2013

My quest for the perfect over/on ear headphone continues... The standard 24 hour burn-in period is over so it's review time. Nice sleek design, very sexy. Lightweight and fits securely maybe even a little tight but I can deal with that. Vocals are prominent and extremely clear. Although, the highs are not as warm as I was hoping for; but still one of the better pair I own. I do feel that the headphones are lacking somewhat in the bass arena. Low-end notes I can hear in other headphones are absent in these. Yet and still I like them and get asked about them often. Not my best pair in the price category but still deserve an honorable mention.


10/12/2013

I am very impressed about the quality of the sound


09/3/2013

Five stars is 100% deserved


08/24/2013

Exelend, pure sound, du bonheur.


08/17/2013

superb sound and sit good over ears


08/16/2013

Sounds good.
Built quality is good, though the materials could be better.
Earcups are a bit tight, whitch together with the tight fit, can make your ears soared after a while depending on the person.


08/3/2013

great headphones... detailed sound and superb finishing...


07/31/2013

I tried several models before buying (Denon, Audio Technica, Yamaha, Sennheiser, AKG, etc.) and these were by far the most balanced, neutral and realist. They respect the tonal balance on the whole frequency range and the instruments' timbre.

However, after using them for a while they show clear shortcomings.

From the beginning it's obvious a significant mids shrillness that is more or less apparent depending on the recording. I was forgiving about it since, in exchange, they are very detailed and clear in those frequencies, especially in the voices. However, the more I use them the more irritant it is.

Another drawback is trebles sound a bit muffled, especially the highest ones. You get used to this somewhat, but if you listen to other headphones back (like my Sennheiser HD 239) it becomes totally apparent again and one feels wanting better. It's possible this is due to their closed design.

Another problem is they have a bass peak at about 80 Hz, umatched by sub-bass. This isn't much of an issue, you just notice.

The mids shrillness problem is, however, a pity, really. It's the only thing that spoils the wonderful balanced performance across the whole spectrum. Sound may result unpleasant and tires with time. Often I find that, having used them with completely normal and moderate volumes, taking them off I notice a slight hearing loss and fatigue. My Sennheiser HD 239, four times cheaper, boost bass and treble and are much less detailed and realist, but they sound more pleasant overall and music is more enjoyable. But they are open.

Another problem is occasional discomfort. The headband presses too much sometimes and they clamp somewhat significantly. And the ear space inside the cushions is a bit too small, pressing your ears too much, so they may hurt with prolonged use, even if they are medium size like mines.

All this said, they are not bad headphones at all. I think they are the best you can get for this price and category. That Focal beats all their competitors at the same price in their first headphones is something really praiseworthy. Now I can only hope they will solve existing problems and make the perfect portable headphones.

A final note: I couldn't hear the Sennheiser Momentum. They are 50 euros more expensive and people say they sound better but don't isolate as well.


07/2/2013

Amazing headphones. Use them for absolutely everything! Mixing, reference listening, recording, traveling...

When i found out Focal made headphones it was a no brainer what to buy!


07/1/2013

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07/1/2013

I have Two sets of Focal Spirit one.
I liked the first one so much that I bought a second one, but it worked for one week than the right side just colapsed.
How can I get it repaired ou replaced?


06/3/2013

Great improvement from the old one. It can now be considered a rival to the B&W P3 and Harman Kardon CL.


06/3/2013

The revised Spirit One is a mile away from the old, rather defective model. You can definitely hear the difference in sound with the improved driver, and attention to detail is duly noted. Sound is clearer, mids and highs more crisp and bass is deeper due to the good isolation. It deserves 5 stars for the over-all improvement and great aftermarket service and is definitely a solid choice when buying a portable yet high- definition headphone. All I can say is, great job Focal!


05/24/2013

Very nice and neutral sound
but earcups are very small and are therefore not very comfortable.


05/21/2013

Vocals from the Spirit One makes you feel like you are in the live recording itself.

Thumbs up for such great sound quality in such a light package.


05/20/2013

Very good product


05/16/2013

Finishing could be better; there are some scratches and flaws on the finishing.


05/1/2013

Great sound quality for the price, minimal design looks cool, lightweight.


04/16/2013

Perfect balance for my listening needs. Great mid and high range. Bass is not overpowering. Tough to rate because I haven't had them very long. Initial experience has been very positive.


04/11/2013

Great product but left headphone has a defect. Ticking noise coming out.


04/10/2013

There is a ticking sound in the left headphone


03/21/2013

Unbelievable price/performance ratio!

Tinman Review :
http://www.tinman.co.kr/board/bbs/board.php?bo_table=REVIEW&wr_id=34&sca=HEADPHONE&page=2


03/2/2013

Not very much satisfied. They broke twice in the left earcup. Sound quality was alright.


02/15/2013

Broken


02/10/2013

Noticed some scratching in the right side of the headphones. Left is OK, right one tends to emit "scratching" sound. Very annoying and disturbing.

Otherwise ok


02/9/2013

As John G. mentioned, my headphones did indeed also have a crackling noise come from the left earpiece when the bass struck. This is caused by a piece of plastic or other particle bouncing around on the driver. This was remedied by using the compressed air technique. Put the pad to your mouth and compress and/or vacuum the air inside the cup. This would move the particle out of the way of the driver. I did this whenever the crackle returned, and after a few days, the offending chip of plastic bumping around inside the cup was out of the way for good. I hope this will help you and other buyers of this great product.


02/9/2013

These headphones are in short, amazing. They block out sound nearly as well as mid-quality noise cancellation, but without the hassle of batteries. The pads are soft, but still firm enough to form a competent seal. Also, the headband is very strong, a key factor in ensuring good isolation, while the pressure is somewhat uncomfortable for large amounts of time, it is well worth the isolation it enables. The sound quality is very transparent, with punchy base, equally clear highs, and a swooping midrange. I cannot ask for a better audiophile headphone at this price. Plus, they are stylish.


02/8/2013

Wasn't impressed with outer boxing. Would have liked it better if was 4 sided instead of 3 . pick it up and slips out on bottom.


02/5/2013

I REALLY LOVE THESE HEADPHONES BUT WORRIED ABOUT RECENT NEWS ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH THEM.

[Focal]
Please note that Focal will replace any defective Spirit One headphones. More info on www.focal.com/spirit-one-information


02/2/2013

There is a buzzing/crackling sound coming out of the left earpiece

[Focal]
Please note that Focal will replace any defective Spirit One headphones. More info on www.focal.com/spirit-one-information


01/27/2013

True sound for a true price

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