Made with Focal's brilliant engineering and extraordinary attention to detail, the Elex headphones take a fundamentally different approach to dynamic drivers—and deliver a better measured performance across the board than headphones several times their price. A refinement of the $1,000 Elear with elements of the $1,500 Clear, they boast several improvements to the sound, build, and aesthetic, too. The perforated microfiber ear pads bring the bass down a bit, the matching perforated microfiber headband ensures breathable comfort, and the colorway has been simplified to a subtle, mostly matte black. Finally, we've replaced the Elear's 9.8-foot rubberized cable with two 6-foot cloth-wrapped cables: one with a quarter-inch connection and one with a four-pin XLR plug by Neutrik.
Note: The Massdrop x Focal Elex Headphones will launch December 18 at 6 a.m. PT for $799.99.
Quantities will be limited to 1,000 units. All units will be serialized and the first 500 purchases are guaranteed a serial number under 550.
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