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Focal Spirit One

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews of Focal Spirit One. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the reliability and usability are generally positive. The design and portability also get good comments. Views are divided on the comfort.

sound, portability, design, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Focal Spirit One is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Focal Spirit One

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Focal Spirit One from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and comfort. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability. Reviews about the size and portability are mixed.

sound, design, usability, comfort, price

reliability

56% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Focal Spirit One

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Focal Spirit One from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and usability. The comfort and sound also get good comments. Many are negative about the mids quality. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

portability, sound, comfort, usability, design

mids quality

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Focal Spirit One review

 

Another premium headphone to add to your shortlist, but not the most exciting sound

Feel durable ; sound refined and detailed

Not the most exciting, or dynamic, headphones we’ve heard

Yet another premium headphone to add to your shortlist

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Mufaddal Fakhruddin (techradar.com)

Focal Spirit One review

 

A spirited beginning

Great build quality ; Neutral audio characteristics ; Built-in mic and controls

Not very comfortable ; High frequencies can be harsh ; No cable locking mechanism

The Spirit One is a fairly great first attempt by Focal in creating a audiophile headphone, but that’s to be expected from a company as experienced and skilled in audio products as them. It has accurate sound representation and enough bass to power...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

Focal Spirit One review

 

The $279 Focal Spirit One is affordable for a headphone designed and engineered in France (but actually made in China). The Spirit One's ear cups are somewhat larger than the Bowers & Wilkins P5 on-ear headphones ($299), but the size advantage pays...

The Focal Spirit One combines sleek styling and vivid sound quality in a relatively small circumaural, over-the-ear headphone design.

Comfort is good, but not great.

Focal may be new to the headphone market, but its Spirit One is an auspicious debut with the look, feel, and sound of a winner.

Jun, 2012

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

European Mobile Headphone 2012-2013

 

Spirit One is Focal's first venture into the mobile headphones market, and it is a headset that comes in a luxurious package and includes a beautiful zip-up pouch for storing and protecting the product. These are closed-back type headphones with an...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : George de Sa (canadahifi.com)

Focal Spirit One Headphones Review

 

Focal is a consumer and professional audio product company. It is the largest loudspeaker company in France, producing both finished loudspeakers as well as manufacturing loudspeaker drivers. The company has been in operation since 1979. In its 30 plus...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Alfred Siew (techgoondu.com)

Goondu review: Focal Spirit One

 

The market is strewn with many options now, but the Focal Spirit One is worth a listen because it rewards "on the go" users with better-than-average sounds that go against the market trend for imag...

The market is strewn with many options now, but I’d recommend giving the Spirit One a listen if you are looking for a good-sounding pair of ‘phones for your frequent train or plane rides.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Focal Spirit One review: Focal Spirit One

 

Focal Spirit One

The ; combines sleek styling and vivid sound quality in a relatively small circumaural, over-the-ear headphone design.

Comfort is good, but not great.

Focal may be new to the headphone market, but its Spirit One is an auspicious debut with the look, feel, and sound of a winner.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

Focal Spirit One review: Focal Spirit One

 

Focal Spirit One

The ; combines sleek styling and vivid sound quality in a relatively small circumaural, over-the-ear headphone design.

Comfort is good, but not great.

Focal may be new to the headphone market, but its Spirit One is an auspicious debut with the look, feel, and sound of a winner.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Macworld Australia Staff (macworld.com.au)

Focal Spirit One

 

First off, let us just say that these headphones ooze quality straight out of the box. The design is stunning and the build quality is excellent – far above what you'd expect for a pair of $299 headphones.

Luxurious; audiophile sound; good price for what you get

Smallish earcups; tight fit

Available in black or white, the award-winning, high-fidelity Focal Spirit One headphones are a real treat for your iOS devices. We would recommend trying them on before buying if you have adult male ears, however.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : AVguide (avguide.com)

Focal Spirit One Headphone/Headset (Playback)

 

Any number of high-end loudspeaker manufacturers have entered, or contemplated entering, the high-performance headphone marketplace, and it is easy to understand why. For an entire generation of music enthusiasts, entry-level “hi-fi” systems are now...

Dec, 2012
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