Well at least it is to me, when you have a product available only to some parts of the market through a "dollarstore" outlet at half price and more or less the same if not better (!) I like the Elex for music, but I can't wear it for more than an hour. Dec 22, 2020 #383. Inspired by Modernity vs Antiquity – Focal Elear vs Klipsch HP-3 Comparison Review Specifications. Joined Jun 13, 2020 Location Australia … AFAIK the Elex is an Elear with a different paint scheme and pads. Then I got to spend time with an 800 and I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. Cheers Share This Post post-16053427. And DO NOT believe the dogma on the unfairly reviled HD700. Both headphones come in beautiful boxes. The Elear I have in the office I bought as a result of them being available new-but-open-box, from another vendor, for $499. On the other hand, the Focal are better-built headphones and feel sturdier. I am a little miffed because I don't think the Clears are twice as good as the Elex as the price reflects, but if I can get the improved driver that has a higher SPL tolerance I can't really put a price on that. Posted by. I could wear the K702 for hours with no issues. A lot of people are probably unwilling to put up with the long lead times either company attaches to MD's bulk orders, they don't seem to be getting any shorter drop after drop so maybe that plays into the math. I just wish the Elex looked more like the Elear. They also interact more with the pinna and create a more open soundstage than the Focal. I can't say I have really noticed it in normal listening though. Dec 22, 2020 #383.
This is a brighter than neutral headphone, and if you throw really bright tracks at it, it’s going to be harsh. Looks a lot more even throughout the mids. It does two things better than the Clear: I'm saving up for a pair of Clears right now because having gone through 2 pairs of Elexs that crackled I don't want to do the same song and dance a third time. Read full InnerFidelity review here: https://www.innerfidelity.com/content/focal-clear-over-ear-open-headphones Dec 22, 2020 #383. $1000+ $501-1000; $401-500; $301-400; $201-300; $101-200; Up To $100; First Contact; Features; CanJam Reports; News Releases; Headphones . My Clear looks very similar to the one measured here on my EARS (though raw and not DF compensated). Also, where I think people see this as an upgrade from the HD6XX, it is similar in quality, but just better, more resolving and present.