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Spirit Professional
Spirit Professional

Closed back, circumaural professional headphones

Spirit Professional headphones have been specifically designed to meet the expectations and requirements of Recording Studios, Home Studios and Broadcasting Studios.

Reference Studio Headphones

The extreme care paid to the design of the Mylar - Titanium alloy transducer enabled us to combine rigidity, lightness and high damping properties to preserve the dynamics of the audio signal and to provide remarkably neutral sound without any distortion. The highly accurate reproduction of bass frequencies will reveal
the smallest defects in the mix, while avoiding acoustic constraints of the workspace. Spirit Professional offers excellent acoustic insulation to address the constraints of the often noisy environments specific to Broadcasting and Home Studios.

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Resistance and optimal comfort

On average, users tend to use headphones for extended periods of time, so we purposely focused our efforts on making Spirit Professional as comfortable as possible by using large memory-foam ear cushions which surround the whole ear as well as spread and minimise the amount of pressure felt by the user.

Finally, the textured black finish is highly shock- and scratch-resistant, a necessary quality considering how often this professional equipment will be used.

Key points

  • Acoustic transparency and ease of use
  • Precise and detailed sound reproduction, without distortion
  • Excellent isolation and acoustic coupling to the ear
  • Total control of the audio band
  • Optimal comfort

 

Accessories
Cable spiralé 4m
4m spiral detachable cable

OFC with low impedance

Cable droit 1m
1.4m straight detachable cable

OFC with low impedance
Remote control (micro/calls)

Adaptateur Jack 3,5/6,35
Jack connector 3.5/6.35mm

Gold plated

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08/21/2016

Excellent recording and mixing experience!


08/21/2016

would like to have a hard case for them


08/17/2016

Great sound (5 stars), unfortunately after using it in the studio (only) they cracked, and Focal support are not answering any of my e-mails anymore, despite the fact that they said they will exchange the headphones few months back! Thanks.

08/22/2016
Dear Dins,

I am sorry to hear that.
I invite you to contact your dealer back who is in charge of ensuring After Sales Service for your headphones.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

08/16/2016

Soundquality is top class! Somewhat neutral, which I prefer and more precise/accurate than Focal Classics which I also own. Earpads could be bigger, many other people also have mentioned them to be a bit too small.

Build quality is a big issuse with them, on several forums people have talked their headpand to crack and same happened to my Pro's. Started with a small crack and now it has broken heavily to be unable to wear them anymore.
Pro's are less than 1 year old since I bought them and I would estimate them to have around 300 to 400 hours of usage.

Would give them 5/5 if they would not have minor comfort issuses and the major issue known with headpand craking, which for me occured only after less than 1 year of usage!

08/22/2016
Dear Sami,

I am sorry about the issue with your Spirit Professional headphones. I invite you to contact your dealer back, they will ensure the After Sale Service of your product.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

08/9/2016

First off, I want to say that this headphone has amazing clarity.. However, I believe that there is an issue with the construction of the headband. I've had these headphones replaced twice now due to the headband cracking. it is now over a year since my original purchase which I believe is past the manufacture warranty so I imagine I'm stuck with the defective headphones .. Kinda disappointing considering how much I enjoy the sound of these great headphones but I can not justify purchasing for the long term if this problem persists :(

-Mike


08/4/2016

I just got them today and the packaging was very nice. I tried on the headphones and they fit on my ears like clouds. I have not tried mixing with them yet, but very soon I will try them out.


08/2/2016

I wanted to buy this headphones after all this positive reviews about the sound, but I gave up after I read the negative ones, about plastic cracks. It's just too expensive and risky for me. This is a serious problem, and you are a serious company. I like your studio monitors sound, I expect the same from these headphones, but that issue is just too risky for me. Are there any indication about solving this problem?

Thanks in advance.

08/22/2016
Hi,

First of all, thank you for your comment.
Thanks to our customers' feedbacks, we constantly improve and reinforce our products. Morevoer, please note that if you have any issue, your dealer will exchange your product under warranty.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

07/31/2016

great headphones


07/22/2016

Incredible sound


07/20/2016

I just bought a pair of your Spirit Professionals today. They seem to work fie with the straight cable but there is a large amount of noise and static with the coiled cable. Is there something that I can do or is there any way that you could send me a replacement coiled cable to see if that helps? Thanks, John C. Tiller

07/22/2016
Dear John,

I invite you to contact directly the US distributor, Audio Plus Services, who will help you: http://www.focal.com/usa/en/stores?country=us#

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

07/20/2016

These are amazing headphones!!!


07/15/2016

Yet to use. They look decent and are lightweight for the specs.


07/12/2016

Very accurate reference headphones! Not hyped in the lows and highs like most headphones. Great for mixing and mastering for sure!


06/20/2016

The sound quality and isolation are impressive given the price range. Aim to use these for my work as a sound engineer.

Only gripe is that the fit is quite tight on my head. I know the tight clamping is a design choice, but I had to pull the extenders all the way out to ensure I fit the cups on my ears properly. Even then it's a close fit. I've never had to do this for other reference headphones, and there's usually more than enough extension on most.


06/15/2016

The best i have ever heard


06/13/2016

For starters I have used headphones for sleep for over 30 yrs due to significant issues with tinnitus and up to a few yrs ago was very ignorant on "high end" audio products. I thought that it would not matter for me since my hearing is aweful.....BUT I was wrong. With my nagging me.....(bless her) she said: "just get a good set and be done with it" as I found most headphone wiring will give out in about 2 to 3 yrs. These would be those that cost 50 dollars. Enter the focal and I audio world changed. I kept asking my wife in bed what she was saying with the headphones on.......to my surprise, she didn't say anything.....I WAS HEARING VOCALS in the music for the first time and thought it was my wife talking to me. The clarity is bar none the best I have ever hear......now the bad......

These are NOT durable at all. My first pair cracked as with most complaints people has had so far within 6 months. I took it to the shop and they replace it and yesterday I just noted that its cracking again!!! I thought it was me the first time but apparently this is a known issue with the professional series. I'm sorry to say that once the warranty is done and it cracks again, I will not purchase another focal product unless they change to steel or some carbon fiber to fix the flaw.


06/10/2016

sound so great, really flat response


06/2/2016

Just out the box and listened to a few tracks but so far, they are very very good!


05/19/2016

Headband has cracked.

05/20/2016
Dear Chandan,

I am sorry to hear that, if your headphones are still under warranty, I invite you to contact back your dealer to fix this issue as soon as possible.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

05/13/2016

Great! Comfortable. Plenty of range of adjustment and very light on the ears. Tremendous sound quality - but this is what I expected from a Focal product. thank you very much.


05/13/2016

Great!


05/11/2016

Very Balanced! I hear much more in the middle frequencies.


05/8/2016

Fantastic headphones, very pleased.


04/22/2016

LOVE IT!


04/16/2016

Excellent headphones. Flat frequency response, crystal clear detail and separation between instrument tracks. A great mixing tool with sound isolation to boot.

Build-wise, light but strong with very soft and comfortable ear pads (I have fallen asleep while wearing them).

If you are using a laptop to mix and do not have access to quality monitors or a well-treated room, you will not find better in this price range. They are also a great adjunct to monitors.

Highly recommended.


04/13/2016

These headphones are GREAT, but! I have to complain, I've had them for just over a year and the headband is about to be busted, can i get a replacement headband somehow?

04/13/2016
Dear Marcelo,

I am sorry to hear that.
Please contact back your dealer to replace your headphones.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

04/10/2016

The headband will break even under light use. No matter how many replacements they provide, it will break. This needs to be redesigned. I don't even want the replacements any more, I'll just count these as a lost.


03/28/2016

Sound very good! Uncolored, flat frequency response, highly detailed, good dynamics and excellent isolation(as good as my dt 770m drummer but with far better sound. Barely have em broke in and already love em. We're somewhat uncomfortable to wear for long periods for the first 8 hours of use. I estimate I've used them for about 12 hours now and they're pretty comfortable to wear for long periods now. Much better bass response than my HD280's. Satisfied!


03/22/2016

Very natural sounding headphones ever i had. thank you guys


03/9/2016

Hope the band will not crack as the Spirit One S did. Spirit Pro were kindly offered as warranty exchange.


02/26/2016

Amazing product. Can be a little tight and cause headaches and sounds best through a high quality amplifier.


02/15/2016

I absolutely love the sound quality. But one of the headbands has been defective since I opened the box. It was only a bit loose, so I never bothered to get a replacement as it was only a nuisance.

The headband snapped today while I was adjusting it to better fit my ears and I am very disappointed, as I work professionally with them.


02/13/2016

Just put them on and I love them already!!!


02/9/2016

Sounds good


01/30/2016

Great product, definitely worth the money


01/25/2016

GREAT SOUND QUALITY .... butttt.....

The design quality concerns me for 350 dollar headphones .... at the intersection between where the headphones slides to adjust earpiece size it has almost completely cracked in half and I haven't had these for 3 months. Im actively trying to find a solution right now to see if the warranty will cover this. Reading through the comments I see others have had the same problem. Im not one to complain but maybe a more sturdy material should be used to join the headphone together at that point ?! I have never taken these out of my home or treated them roughly in anyway. So I'm concerned about that. Otherwise 10/10

... P.S. they also stopped cupping my ears after a while which i believe caused them to crack ?!

01/25/2016
Dear Austin,

I am sorry about the issue experienced with Spirit Professional.
I invite you to contact your dealer back to exchange your headphones.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

01/25/2016

Great headphones. The only thing that concerns me and im actively trying to get fixed is the sliding piece that adjusts the headphones is pretty weak as in not sturdy enough to handle a normal amount of sliding. My sliding piece has almost split in half and i've only had it for like 2 months or more ... Im not rough with my equipment either so it concerns me for a 350 purchase I was hoping for a more sturdy product. But a GREAT product nonetheless.


01/21/2016

After long hours of listening my ears hurt. A lot. But the sound is amazing.


01/21/2016

The sound, packaging and the addition of an uncoiled cord are outstanding, but the way the product fell apart after gentle use is unacceptable

01/22/2016
Dear Sina,

I am sorry about the issue experienced with your Spirit Professional.
If your headphones are still under warranty, please contact your dealer back to exchange your product.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

01/15/2016

Love these headphones. Comfortable after break-in, and sound great - true sound. I'm just bummed both sides of the plastic on the ear-bands are cracking in multiple places. These have always been taken care of and kept safe - no damage ever. And yet these cracks are pretty extreme. I read all the other reviews about this but didn't think it would happen to me, but it did.


01/14/2016

AWESOME


01/14/2016

i love them but the band breaks easily


01/8/2016

great sound but not durable


01/2/2016

top


01/2/2016

A WASTE OF MONEY. Great sounding headphones, but the cable shorts out. I can't use them because the sound goes in and out. You would think that Focal would design a better cable for such a high price point of headphones. I've used these very lightly for about a year and have not moved them. Very disappointing.

01/4/2016
Hi Gary,

I am sorry about the issue experienced with your headphones.
I invite you to contact your dealer back to fix it as quick as possible.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

12/31/2015

The sound quality is quite good but build quality is not very durable. A hard case for the headphones would have been preferred also.


12/29/2015

material is cracking


12/28/2015

Nice sound. Not a comfortable fit for long sessions.


12/20/2015

Flat, detailed, super


12/20/2015

Great Gear


12/18/2015

I've been using these for about a year and a half and I must say I am very happy with the sound quality.
However the plastics kept cracking and now the headphones are unusable.
The problem is, while still under 2yr warranty the local dealer refuses to do anything about it after 3 weeks of inspection saying it's user error.
I must say it's utterly disappointing.


12/12/2015

GREAT PRODUCT FOR STUDIO ENGINEERS


12/11/2015

Im hearing stuff I've never heard before. I can hear people smacking or licking there lips on a radio commercial! INSANE!


12/11/2015

GOOD


12/10/2015

sound fantastic


12/8/2015

The sound quality is fantastic! I can hear every detail in my own mixes that I know should be there. I have read other customer complaints about poor comfort and construction - after use for a short time I don't see these issues, but time will tell. I hope these continue to sound and feel as great as they do right out of the box!


12/8/2015

Accurate mixing


12/4/2015

Awesome Flat Detailed Reference - Superb Quality & Comfort


11/30/2015

Great!


11/30/2015

These Cans are worth every penny! Love them!


11/26/2015

LOVE these headphones!!!!


11/16/2015

Sound great


11/11/2015

older model headband cracks within a week of purchase. great headphones though


11/6/2015

Awesome!!! You can hear little details that never hear before. The first time in use, I hear some distortion in a few songs. After brake-in, change my perspective 180 grades.


10/18/2015

The best headphone.


10/17/2015

Very satisfied with the product and also with ALS Audio, local dealer for Focal.


10/13/2015

Excellent headphones - but today after just over one year of use the right (non cable) side spigot connecting earpiece to headband cracked and is now loose. Is this repairable?

10/14/2015
Hi Ian,

I am sorry to hear that.
Please contact you dealer so that you can get a replacement of your headphones.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

10/7/2015

Hi everyone.

I just got a pair a few days ago. This thins are unreal!!! I've never heard anything this flat!

I have one small issue, and almost went to my vendor then decided to google it. There seems to be a problem with the coiled cable and Mac Books 2010 - 2011. A fair bit of distortion is noticeable. My mixer output and some other low end notebook sound cards work fine. Also new Mac Books don't present this issue. Any idea what the issue could be with the early Mac Books?

Regards,
Marius

10/8/2015
Hi Marius,

The issue you described in your comment is known by our teams. Unfortunately, it occurs randomly and we have no solution for the moment. You may try to connect your Spirit Professional with the another cable supplied and not the coiled one.
Be sure that our teams are still working on it.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

10/7/2015

Even though I've read a lot of reviews about the headband cracking and breaking due to wearing stress, the sound quality drove my purchase anyhow.

That's why I want to register the product, so that I can replace them if the headband starts to crack.


09/29/2015

Couldn't be happier with the performance especially considering the price.


09/24/2015

Less bass/treble hype compared to my Beyerdamic DT770 Pro and Audio-Technica ATH-M50. Excellent frequency balance and I've heard things in recordings that I hadn't heard with my other headphones or studio monitors. Somewhat high caliper tension, especially since I wear glasses, so less comfortable than my other headphones but not unbearable. I wish the higher audio quality cable wasn't coiled. Also wish the cable end into the headphones wasn't proprietary as it appears to be. Overall I'm pleased with the headphones, especially for audio quality that is the primary reason I bought them.


09/20/2015

Magnificent sound quality. Love it so much.


09/6/2015

Seems to be a very good product. I am breaking them in and have about 20 hours on them now. Darker sound that either of my AKGs K701s and K271mk2s. They are very smooth and recommended by my sales person, Ben Porter, at Sweetwater. Probably my last set of cans.


09/2/2015

Sound wonderful


08/16/2015

need to be made with better materials


08/14/2015

An excellent flat response headphone in any price bracket. I use these as my go to studio headphone for reference and recording.


08/8/2015

Looking at more products from Focal already.


08/5/2015

Focal spirit professional sound awesome! but there is one problem with them and most headphones those days.i measure the impedance and there is 1.4Ohm difference between left and right ear cup. left cup is 31.8 Ohm and right is 33.2 Ohm. i believe that problem exist because cable goes to left cup and from left cup to right cup there is another cable.So right side have longer cable and higher impedance because of that! My audio technica ath-m50x have the same problem left side louder than right BUT my Sennheiser HD25 II is different in that case right side is louder than left because cable is shorter from right side.

left side on focal spirit pro is slightly louder, bass hits harder and goes deeper, highs around 12Khz are louder. left side also sound more clear and more direct than right side. i believe headphones for studio use need to be double cabled like sennheiser HD800 or put the same cable length in left ear cup to keep the same resistance and identical sounding. Those days there is no quality product at all. i do a lot of tests on my headphones like listening mono , sine sound waves,brust sound waves and other stuff.


08/4/2015

The tonal balance is just about ideally spot on and seems to follow the newly excepted Harman response curve for the ideal headphone response in order for the human ear to interpret it as a "flat" or "natural" sound signature. Five stars on the sound! As for the build construction, maybe use more metal parts, where nessasary (as to keep the weight down), because some plastic modular parts on the band either unsnap and can't be resnapped due to wear or breaking. Also stress fracturing or cracks can occur on the plastic band due to flexing. Otherwise a very good product!


08/2/2015

so far so good


07/29/2015

Amazing detail.


07/29/2015

Heard elements in my mix I had never noticed. The detail was amazing.


07/23/2015

This is the best headphone to listen to the vocal music. Due to my professional needs in film editing post production, I really need a Hi-Fi headphone to distinguish the on-set recording precisely, I think this piece meticulously gained the balance point between ordinary music appreciation and professional recording monitoring.


07/10/2015

Perfect for tracking when you don't have a separate control room


07/3/2015

The sound is as good as it gets and I was really happy with it.

It is not too comfortable, but it is to some extent individual.

The biggest downside is the build quality (besides speakers themselves). It felt too fragile from the start and broke today, 40 days after the purchase.

07/3/2015
Hi Goran,

I am sorry about the issue experienced on your Spirit Professional.
Please contact directly your dealer to fix this issue as quick as possible.

Best regards,
Marine, Communit y Manager Focal

06/29/2015

I love these headphones and I plan on puchasing a few more, however I am still running into quality issues where the side plastic keeps breaking.


06/28/2015

great HP for overdubing and mix preference


06/24/2015

Similarly to Georgian the headband cracked except I didn't order from amazon and therefore never got a refund.

06/24/2015
Hi Henry,

I am sorry about the cracks noticed on your Spirit Professional.
Please contact your dealer back to fix this as soon as possible.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

06/23/2015

The sound of these headphones is truly remarkable and I very much loved them for that. What is less remarkable is the headband cracking after a few months of use. What is even less remarkable than that is that Focal doesn't recognize Amazon as being a reseller (not a 3rd party selling via Amazon, but Amazon itself) so when contacting Focal directly I received a rather cold shoulder. Luckily Amazon issued a full refund and as much as I loved the sound of these headphones I would warn others to steer away due to comfort issues (high clamping force) and build quality issues (cracks on the headband).


06/14/2015

I compose EA music and need absolute transparency, so no cosmetic corrections would be useful.

First, I really love what comes through the set. It feels as flat as I could hope for with a set of closed cans. The bass reaches right down without having to be amped up. As far as I can tell, there are no noticeable bumps across the spectrum. The isolation is excellent. Better than my custom fitted In Ear Monitors.

Just a warning. The earpads are glued on and are just barely big enough to go around my small ears. I think I'll get used to it (the sound is worth it). The build quality is still up in the air, I've only had them a week or so. There's a lot of (high quality) plastic. This leads to some cable noise.

I'm still giving these 5 stars because I want to be harsh about the build problems and still be fair. I expect a set of studio headphones to last at least 10 years. (my previous ones did, but they aren't made anymore)
Professional cans need to be able to be repaired easily, right? That's part of what you pay for. (I AM getting replacement drivers for my old ones when I have a break)

Hope that helps (get these anyway, unless you have very large ears)


06/5/2015

Like all other reviews, the plastic cracks. I don't expect these to last another year. Diabolical considering they cost £200 when I bought them.

06/5/2015
Hi Joshua,

I am really sorry about the cracks noticed on your Spirit Professional.
I invite you to contact your dealer back or the local distributor to fix it as quick as possible:
http://www.focal.com/en/stores?country=17&city=Specify%20a%20city&ligne=68#68

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

05/28/2015

I am truly amazed at the detail I hear from these Spirit Professional headphones. Real elements, dimension, sound pressure. The quality, thought and pride in the labor it took to make this vision come true, shows in the end result. Incredible. Wow...


05/26/2015

Really like the headphone sound although I am concerned about Focal's response to the headbands cracking and how long it will last.


05/24/2015

This is a replacement pair I got through Long & McQuade, since my first pair developed cracks in teh head band. I was disappointed they cracked after only two months of very gentle use, but I've read later-manufactured batches of these did not have the cracking problem. I hope this pair doesn't develop the cracks, but I expect they probably will, unfortunately. Great sound, though.


05/17/2015

So far so good. Lovely, neutral, dynamic and uncongested sound.


05/15/2015

Amazing sound. Very revealing while maintaining a "full" sound. Great for music production including mixing. BUT: Distortion with coiled cable on Macbook Pro (13" mid-2010).


05/13/2015

So far so good, comfortable and a very detailed listening experience!


05/12/2015

Headphone band is cracking after barely any use!

05/13/2015
Hi Samuel,

I am sorry about the headband cracks.
I invite you to notice it to your dealer so that they can fix it as quick as possible.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

05/11/2015

Bought these for my home studio.
Right out of the box the sound is awesome. Don't know if these open up even more after drive in period.
These sound really flat, extremely accurate and the resolution is just mind blowing. The bass is not at all over riding even as these are closed back headphones. Don't get me wrong, they still produce all the lows, but without exaggeration. And the low end is just easy to follow as is the mid and high range. Feels like it doesn't matter what the frequency is, these are flat from the highs to all the way to the bottom.


05/4/2015

Super neutral! Love it.


04/26/2015

Finally headphones that are true!!
Would recommend for Mixing Tracks!


04/10/2015

BEAUTIFUL


04/7/2015

As a professional, i can say that i am very satisfied with Sound quality, Very accurate, neutral, natural sounding and dynamic. Best buy for price range and even over that price range. Built quality is also nice, they are not so comfortable for long use but you can wear them for 1 hour, after that need a small break. but that depends on size of your ears and head. overall strongly recommended


04/4/2015

good quality sound, comfortable


03/31/2015

I really liked the headphones when they worked. The joint between the band and the over-ear unit has failed, leaving my units un-usable, sitting on a shelf.

03/31/2015
Hi Ian,

I am sorry about your issue.
I invite you to contact back your dealer who will be able to help you.

Regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

03/27/2015

Focal no lie...so natural sound..i already have solo 6 be


03/25/2015

The sound quality is awesome. I can hear a tiny booster on higher level (between 16k - 18k Hz I think), but it can be an imagination as well. For me they are quite comfortable because I got quite small ears. A bit tiring, but all other closed-back headphones are as well (at least for me). Once again the sound is amazing, at least compared to my previous Koss headphones.
I'm very satisfied.


03/25/2015

its near perfect. at this price point i can't say that you get more even though i could expect more. i do expect them to last at least 2 good years in order to be worth the investment. i heard about the headband issue and i hope it passes over my head literally. so maybe in about 6 months i can give an honest critique.


03/18/2015

Clean, neutral, unbiased sound.


03/13/2015

sound great so far, seem very durable. i appreciate the reserved midrange, very useful for monitoring and mixing applications.


03/11/2015

/Nice box!


03/4/2015

These are great headphones - I will test them on my film set soon. I use headphones for upto 72 hours per week and I'm sure that these will be comfortable enough for the that purpose - the packaging could of included a hard case for extra protection ! Please consider sending me a hard case as I will be using these headphones in rather extreme situations.

03/5/2015
Hi Greg,

Unfortunately, there is no hard case for Spirit Professional as this product is intended to be used in studios.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

03/2/2015

LOVE FOCAL PRODUCTS!!!
I have had my Focal CMS 50's for years and they are awesome!!
And now having these NEW Focal Headphones is the icing on the cake.
AWESOME!!!!!


02/26/2015

best sounding headphones that I have ever heard. Great Reference quality.


02/23/2015

very realistic, detailed and full sound..

dope cans !


02/19/2015

The sound is very defined and the tone is excellent.


02/17/2015

Great For Mixing in an untreated room.


02/17/2015

Amazing quality headphones!


02/14/2015

Excelent product


02/12/2015

Very happy with the headphones, except a few months ago they cracked along the pivot point & now they don't sit flat against my ears. Unfortunately, this has rendered them useless.

02/13/2015
Hi David,

I am sorry about the cracks on your headphones.
I invite you to contact back your dealer to notice it and find a solution.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

02/9/2015

They sound incredible. The headband started cracking after 4 months of use though :(

02/10/2015
Hi Max,

I am really sorry about the cracks on your headband.
Please contact your dealer or the local distributor, Audio Plus Services, attaching a picture of the cracks and the copy of the invoice : http://www.focal.com/en/stores?country=21#39

Regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

02/6/2015

casque acheté en Mars 2014.
Le son est fantastique mais il manque légèrement de transparence et d extension dans les aigus.La dynamique est excellente.
C est la deuxième fois que je le remplace pour un problème d arceau cassé et j ai changé egalement le cable détachable jack 2 fois car il s était plié.
Clairement la conception de l arceau est mauvaise les matériaux utilisés ne sont pas solides et les finitions laissent à désirer.donc je déconseille fortement ce casque d autant plus que ces problèmes ne datent pas du spirit pro mais étaient déjà présents pour le premier casque focal.


02/3/2015

First impressions very good. Concerned about some internet users reports of plastic cracking on product but time will tell! Warranty inspires confidence.


02/1/2015

Great phones!


02/1/2015

Absolutely amazing the sound of this Headphones. Dealer's advice was awesome!
The only bad is that it's hard above your head, and it may break.


01/25/2015

The Spirit of Sound!


01/23/2015

I BOUGHT THE SPIRIT PROFESIONAL HEADPHONES AND THEY CRACKED ON ME, EVENTUALLY ONE OF THE HEADPHONES CRAKED.

01/23/2015
Hi Daniel,

I am sorry about the issue encontered with Spirit Professional. To fix it as quick as possible, please contact your dealer or the local distributor : http://www.focal.com/en/stores?country=21#39

Regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

01/22/2015

Great realistic reproduction and fab slightly retro look!


01/19/2015

Arrived in good condition. Despite a small head, I would echo online comments that the inward force of the headphones makes long term listening very uncomfortable. Is this so necessary for leakage/isolation? Professional user.


01/8/2015

Nice product. Local dealer was awful to buy from.


12/13/2014

Need some improvements on the plastic quality of the inner side of the headphones. It cracks after 2 weeks of purchasing and little use ! Returned and given a new set straight away ! Hopefully this one would last longer . Otherwise good neutral sounding headphones. Much better then my other headphone that I have used in the past.


12/5/2014

I went out to buy a pair of HD25 or M50x headphones but after comparing them with the Focal Spirit Professional my mind was made up, the FSP are hands down far superior to any studio monitoring headphones I've used, crystal clear information with great isolation, super impressed!


11/30/2014

Simply the best!


11/22/2014

Great, honest headphones. Made many great mixing decisions with these. Less reliance on studio monitors now, more confidence mixing on headphones. Would definitely purchase again.


11/17/2014

First let me say that it is very rare that I have to leave a negative product review, as I typically only buy higher end and proven equipment. I bought these headphones in March of 2014, and have used them in my home studio. They have had little use and have been treated with care. While I love the way they sound, I recently noticed that the plastic headband was cracking and pieces were falling out. I certainly did not expect this quality from Focal, especially with a pair of headphones in this price range. I thought maybe mine were defective until I saw all of the other posts and found out that this was a common problem. Please notify me ASAP if there is a remedy for this issue.

11/17/2014
Hi Craig,

I am sorry about the issue encountered.
I invite you to contact back your dealer or the local distributor, Audio Plus Services : http://www.focal.com/en/stores?country=21#68 They will able to help you.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal

11/5/2014

Le son est fidèle, équilibré, manque un peu de basse, le port du casque est agréable, même après deux heures d'écoute, par contre, il tient chaud. Pas grand chose de mal à dire, par contre il faut que la source de la musique soit bonne, sinon aucun intérêt d'acheter ces écouteurs.


11/3/2014

Amazing sound from these headphones


10/31/2014

I was looking for an accurate, 'neutral' headphone with high levels of isolation. Reviews and technical measurements pointed me in the direction of the Spirit Professional. Sound quality and isolation are both excellent, and they're well made. My only complaint is comfort. They don't leave much room for my ears and with fairly high calliper pressure, they tend to pinch after a while. It's not dreadful, but not beyond improvement either. That said, I suppose a tight fit is necessary to achieve the excellent isolation, so perhaps you can't have everything! The sound quality is fabulous; well balanced, dynamic and natural.


10/24/2014

Took all of ten minutes to get used to these.A great buy.


10/23/2014

Ok, guess it was only a matter of time, headphones bought late march this year, and now the cracks are starting to appear. They have only been used in a small control room. The headphones have little usage and have been handled with great care. I really enjoy checking my mixes with these, the sound is really good but i can not understand why in the world Focal dont adress this really serious and oh-so common issue! It´s frustrating to say the least.

Focal, you are seriously flawing your brand and professionalism if you dont make a solid effort on this matter.

You need to choose a different plastic compound / formula that actually LASTS and can take ordinary usage. I cannot stress this enough. You are getting a bad reputation about this on all the most important forums on the web. The sound gets praise, but fitting and most importantly, quality gets bashed. A recall is what every sensible company would do in a situation like this.

My phones are not that cracked that it affects performance (not yet anyway) but as it seems from other reports it might just be a matter of time.

This product page talks about the headphones in terms of "shock-resistance" and having the "necessary quality" of standing everyday use. Well, that does certainly not seem to be the case.

Now then, how do i go about getting these replaced with a product that actually represents what you promote? I have no interest in sending them in for a review and not being able to work for X weeks, that is not an option. I am also not interested in getting a new pair that has the same design-flaw, but rather have an updated version that lasts for more than a few of months.

Sorry for the rant, but im quite upset and baffled, these are high-end headphones after all...

10/27/2014
Dear Anders,

I am sorry about the issue encountered with your Spirit Professional headphones. This kind of negative feedback and flaws are unusual with this product. Indeed, rates of return on Spirit Professional headphones are very low. However, be sure that we take into consideration all customers' feedbacks to ensure maximum satisfaction.
In order to help you, could you please send us by email at webmaster@focal.com your exact details (name, first name, address and phone number), a copy of the proof of purchase (including the serial number) as well as pictures of the detected flaw?

Thank you in advance,
Regards,

Marine, Community Manager Focal

10/2/2014

Major design flaw in the headband as you'll see mentioned here in the reviews and all over message boards. I was warned by a customer in line behind me on the day I purchased of this issue which they had as well.

Plastic casing over headband develops cracks then snaps into pieces. It's obvious just opening them to a distance of the average head where the pressure points in the band are. You can see that there is not enough flex in the plastic casing.

A fix is need to improve the durability.

After being quite impressed with the sound I had considered giving Focal Monitors a try in the studio, but seeing their response to such bad design in headphones I'll be avoiding their products in future purchase.

10/3/2014
Hi Ryan,
I am sorry about the issue with your Spirit Professional. I invite you to contact back your dealer to change it.
Please note that if you have any problem with any of our product, our dealers will be glad to help you as soon as possible.

Best regards,

Marine, Community Manager Focal

10/1/2014

So far the best headphone I own!


09/30/2014

These Headphone for me are a GOD Send. You can Hear The Weight of the music & where its placed in your mix.
Great backup to Main main monitors!
Love It!


09/29/2014

first of all I want to praise the headphones for the prestine audio quality, hands down. the design was sleek but it all ends there. the material is garbage! I returned the headphones into the retail store for repair in the headpiece, because the glue holding the plastic comes apart. my frustration continues on how the focal dealer in australia handles the request, it took more than one month for them to fix the problem. the worst part is that they replaced it with a used headphones, plus the replacement is not in good condition, still the other part of the headpeace is showing signs of glue losing its stickiness, whenever I press the plastic part I hear some clicks. This is my first focal product, and this leaves a negative impression of their quality and poor aftersales service.

09/29/2014
Hi Temo,

I am sorry about the issue encountered with Spirit Professional.
Replacing your headphones with a used one is not normal and I do understand your disappointment. Which is why I invite you to contact directly the Australian Pro distributor, Audio Chocolate, to explain in details your problem and find a solution : http://www.focal.com/en/stores?country=24#225

Regards,

Marine, Community Manager Focal

09/22/2014

These have become my new favorite closed back headphones. They sound as good as many much higher priced headphones.


09/14/2014

My coiled cable causes distortion

09/15/2014
Hi Igor,

Your cable seems to be defective. I invite you to contact back your dealer to fix this issue.

Best regards,

Marine, Community Manager Focal

09/12/2014

amazing sound small cracks appearing :(


09/11/2014

Excellent


09/7/2014

Excellent headphone. Super comfortable and good bass. A bit hard to feel dynamics but otherwise love them.


08/25/2014

Great sound!


08/20/2014

Wow excellent closed headphones focal always strives for the best and now i really believe you can mix from these headphones for those who have their studios in apartments and mix late at night these are a blessing ...what you hear is what you get, seriously.....I LoVE FOCAL thank you and keep the great products coming!!!


08/19/2014

I LOVE these headphones. I never thought I could potentially mix on headphones. I hear so much detail I can't hear in my current studio monitors. Thanks!!


08/16/2014

Fabulous headphones - except for a small defect in left ear which rattles/buzzes during low frequencies

08/18/2014
Hi Rob,

First of all, I am sorry about the problem encountered with your headphones.
I invite you to contact back your dealer so that you can fix the issue as quick as possible.

Best regards,

Marine, Community Manager Focal

08/13/2014

Had a problem with a previous pair where the plastic on both sides cracked, Sweetwater replaced them and Simon Cote responded in a very timely fashion and offered excellent advice.


08/12/2014

I have to give these three stars due to build quality. As far as SQ is concerned, they are perfect. I can really trust these to edit & mix on, and I have gone through a LOT of different professional headphones. The two included cables are also perfect. These are the best. Sadly, after owning these for 10 months, the right ear cup feels like it's about to fall off. The housing plastic is cracked all around the mounting ball on both sides and the right hinge is coming apart completely. Also, the aluminum barrel with the "Focal" engraving that goes around the end of the cables fell off on the first day & had to be re-glued.


08/4/2014

Thanks to Focal for their great inventions in the world of sound production!


08/3/2014

Great Headphones, excellent sound. Really happy with the product. 5/5


07/31/2014

excellent!


07/28/2014

AWESOME. As soon as I put them on I immediately heard things in my music that I had never noticed before. Super comfortable, and I have a large head with what I assume are average ears. Awesome that it comes with a cable just for your phone, too. Packaging is beautiful... the cans are beautiful.


07/25/2014

Excellent Monitoring Quality


07/21/2014

Great headphones.


07/20/2014

Another amazing Focal product!


06/29/2014

Stellar headphones


06/28/2014

the sound is exceptional, however they could be more comfortable


06/20/2014

Please improve the plastic of the band...

06/20/2014
Hi Jung,

I am sorry about the issue encountered with Spirit Professional. I invite you to contact back your dealer to fix it.

Regards,

Marine, Community Manager Focal

06/16/2014

After purchasing the Focal Bird system, I fell in love with the Focal sound. So when these headphones came out (and despite some of the previous negative comments directed at the Focal Spirit One), I had no hesitation in purchasing these without an audition. What can I say. Focal has done it again. Quite frankly, at this price point, how can a pair of closed back headphones get any better? Forget about the details, just buy these headphones now!


06/14/2014

Amazing...the only real studio monitors in headphones with better specs than most monitors can boast (5hz base is unbelievable.)


06/13/2014

I work as a sound recordist in film and cinema and was looking for a replacement for my Beyerdynamic DT48 headphones which are no longer made. The Focal headphone sounded brighter and warmer, they seem robustly constructed but I will wait and see how they hold up after a few expedition type documentaries.


06/13/2014

Amazing sounding


06/12/2014

Hello
I've been wondering lately, do you plan to release a updated version of Spirit pro(like One S)?? With better build and more durable plastic? because of that cracks on the both sides of the headband i can't be satisfied for 100% :(
I mean the sound is perfect, but the cracking plastic (or the way how the cans are connected with the headband)is not.

06/12/2014
Hi Andrii,

Thank you for your message. This is not planned for the moment even if we are taking into account of our customer's feedbacks to improve our products. Our products are regularly improved, but there is no new version of Spirit Pro planned for the moment.
However, if you encounter an issue with your headphones, I invite to contact back your dealer who should be able to help you.

Regards,

Marine, Community Manager Focal

06/2/2014

never heard such 3D sound from headphones before


06/2/2014

I am expecting that these headphones will clean up my mixes and masters. Thank you for something that I've need for a while!!


05/30/2014

Still breaking in, but very impressed


05/29/2014

Very neutral and accurate sound ... bit uncomfortable...


05/29/2014

I'm at the 17th hour of a 24 hour burn-in period. Through periodic listening checks, I think my mixes will benefit from the accuracy of my Spirit Pro's.


05/29/2014

Excellent Sound Quality


05/27/2014

I fell in love with it's sound after couple of days using these headphones...but then i went to the store and returned them. Why? The build quality is unacceptable, they started to crack in the plastic parts just when you'd adjust them on your head, nice little 'pop' sounds, and then you notice those little hairline cracks...it breaks my heart really. Can't you guys update the model with better materials so we can feel that it is an investment which will not fall apart completely after a half a year or less? Think about it, i'd be the first to order!P.S. Bout from djservice.se here in Stockholm, nice people.

05/28/2014
Hi Timur,
I am sorry about the issue with your Spirit Professional. As your headphones are guaranteed, you can have your pair changed or repaired.
I will forward your feedback to the Product Manager and make sure it will be taken into account.
Regards,

Marine, Community Manager Focal

05/22/2014

Great price/performance ratio. Wish that the purchase came with a headphone case, instead of a cloth bag.


05/22/2014

Excellent detail and separation. Very comfortable.


05/20/2014

These are the most uncomfortable headphones I have ever used. Well, maybe the free headphones you get on an economy class flight might be slightly more annoying. I think these were designed for women and small children, because the ear cavity is so small. As a matter of fact, my daughter loves them, so let her have them.

If you are an adult male, DO NOT BUY these headphones. They will smash you earlobes and you will get a headache after about 15 minutes of using them.

05/28/2014
Hi Andrew,
I have read your message and I am sorry that the headband doesn't fit your head and ears. Please note that the headband can be adjusted and it becomes more and more flexible with time.
I will forward your feedback to the Product Manager.

Regards,

Marine, Community Manager

05/18/2014

Great natural sound.


05/12/2014

There is a major CRACKING issue with these headphones that needs to be addressed. A RECAL IS NECESSARY, or mailing out of a replacement part.

05/13/2014
Hi Bennett,
I am sorry to read that you have an issue with your Spirit Professional. As it is still under warranty, I invite you to contact your dealer or the Canadian distributor directly : http://www.focal.com/en/stores?country=4. They should be able to help you.
Best regards

05/3/2014

Very satisfied with my purchase.


05/2/2014

Great quality headphones


04/28/2014

EXCELLENT SOUND QUALITY.
I AM A CAREFUL USER AND THE HEADPHONES HAVE NEVER EVER BEEN BADLY MAN HANDLED IN ANYWAY BUT ONLY AFTER 5 MONTHS CRACKS HAVE APPEARED ALL OF THE HEADPHONES IN MULTIPLE PLACES.

THE SPEAKERS AND SOUND IS BRILLIANT BUT THE CONSTRUCTION AND THE MATERIALS USED ARE VERY WEAK AND FRAGILE,

THIS IS A MAJOR FLAW FOR THESE HEADPHONES.


04/23/2014

Carmine was patient and professional in helping me select this product.


04/2/2014

Pros: Hard and unforgiving in their presentation of frequency balance, great for reality checking as an addition to good main monitors, complementing my HD650's nicely (I actually much prefer the Spirit Pro's for critical work).

Cons: The plastic part of the headband feels cheap, very fragile.


03/23/2014

Love them! Keep up the great work.


03/16/2014

I bought Focal due to the quality of the sound. In three consecutive Spirit One items plastic cracked. Now I bought a Spirit Professional, solidly made​​.


03/4/2014

Not enough time with them yet. Sounds a little boxy right off. Relying on your reputation that they will be as accurate as advertised when allowed to break in properly.


02/28/2014

So far so good. A little uncomfortable with glass. Very tight.


02/14/2014

Very Clear Imaging of sound and details really stand out . And yes very Flat sound.


02/11/2014

Ear Pads should be designed for bigger ears.


02/2/2014

I just got the Focal HP's! Before i listened to them, i set up some itune tracks in ProTools. Listened to my AKG 240 75 ohms first on 8 different tunes i use for audio file hearing. They were very nice clear etc. I see why i purchased them!
Then i plug in the Focals at the same volume and everything else. Man! At first i heard a little static in my right ear, so i unpluged it from the ear peace a couple of times, and they sounded ok. Then, it looks like the more i listen the more they open up, is this correct? By the time i got to track 8 i had to turn them down a quarter of what i had the other ones. They made me notice the compression on the songs(over). The Reverb, and other details. But gentleman and ladies? I have a pair of Folcal 6.5' in the studio!!! I'm going to have to let these warm up some more before i make that assumption as to how close they are to them. Thanks for a great product again! Please feel free to comment on my comments. I need all the info i can obtain! Now if i could just figure out how to get a pair of those SM 6's!!!


01/24/2014

Super Duper cans!


01/22/2014

Just arrived so too early to tell.


01/18/2014

I LOVE THEM... VERY FLAT AND HAS A LOT OF TRUE DETAIL IN THE MID AND HIGH RANGE. IM LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING ON SOME MIXES WITH THEM :)


01/16/2014

The first headphone that doesn't give me the feeling I'm listening to a headphone - very good sound, nice design, a pleasure to use! Thx Focal!


01/15/2014

as soon as they are burnt in ill let you know.


01/9/2014

Very natural and frequency flat professional headphone with outstanding buil quality.


12/23/2013

We decided to get 2 of them for our recording and mixing studio. We finished buying 4 of them for some musicians that tried them out in our studio!!
Amazing Headphones, amazing as our SM9s!!


12/18/2013

I am very impressed with the performance!


12/17/2013

First day with headphones and still breaking them in but so far I love them very much. Will most likely be getting another pair or 2.


12/16/2013

Amazing tonal accuracy, transparency, dynamics, imaging


12/12/2013

Excellent sound.
Kudos to the dealer.


12/12/2013

Excellent product. They sound extremely accurate, very good aid for mixing.


12/3/2013

A great, quality product


11/23/2013

Ready To Try Them Out!


11/20/2013

I'm letting it break-in, so I won't be able to comment on these until tomorrow or Friday.


11/12/2013

equipment under test, still do not have an opinion.


11/10/2013

so far these appear to be just what I had hoped for.


10/18/2013

comfortable.... not just for professionals but also for audiophiles as well.


10/16/2013

Until these, my AKG 702's were my favorite goto headphones.I recently collaborated with legendary engineer Ed Wolfrum to master my latest release["Jr.Analogue Monster"]. I heard things, listening through "J.A.M." with these headphones that I can't remember hearing before--at least the way your Focal Professional Spirit headphones allow. I'm telling all my professional peers about them. Great job!


10/13/2013

I am satisfied with this purchase and would recommend to others.

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