Focal is often considered one of the global leaders in the realm of acoustics, a claim long backed by its innovative studio monitor and headphone designs. The brand's latest release, the Clear Mg Professional headphones ($1,490), push the technology and performance of the original Clear Professional to brand new heights.
Designed with music creators in mind, the Clear Mg Professional are circum-aural open-back headphones that offer optimized performance for the full frequency spectrum. Focal is reusing the original speaker drivers of the Clear Professionals (15/8" with M-shaped inverted domes), but have constructed them with Magnesium. By using Magnesium, Focal's research and development team has created a speaker driver formula that offers the right mix of lightness, rigidity and damping.
Focal's attention to detail with this new speaker driver, alongside its high copper voice coil and earcup design is sure to deliver the brand's best headphone listening experience yet. For the earcup portion, Focal has created an open grille design that follows the contour of the M-shaped speaker driver. This design element specifically offers more flexibility in the higher frequencies.
While the technical aspects of headphones are important, the comfort level also must be there. Engineers don't want to wear uncomfortable headphones for hours on end. Not to worry, Focal has you covered. The Clear Mg Professional's headband has been designed to sit across the entire head while the microfibre cushions are extremely lightweight and breathable. The outer shell of the headphones features a new honeycomb-style design.