Focal Utopia 2022 Headphones
With a new look and an upgraded voice coil, the 2022 Utopia is better than ever. Designed and manufactured in France.
Focal had a really difficult job bettering their renowned flagship, the Utopia 2020. Two years on, and there are some incremental upgrades that make this one of the best open-back dynamic headphones we sell.
The Utopia 2022 has a slightly more informal, less stern look than the all-black 2020. A Focal logo sits over the voice coil cover, and there's a splash of color, keeping the refined look, but just making it a little more accessible.
The sonic change is an improved voice coil that offers even more of that speed and detail that these headphones are rightly famous for. High-frequency response is smoothed out but with no loss of detail, and transient ability is better.
Utopia is a reference high-fidelity headphone manufactured in France by Focal. They are the result of 35 years of innovation, development and manufacturing of high-end speaker drivers and loudspeakers. Utopia is unique they are the world’s first audiophile headphones to be equipped with totally open-backed full-range speaker drivers with pure Beryllium ’M’-shaped domes. They meet all the requirements expected of high-end headphones due to their sophisticated and elegant design and to purposeful materiality, such as the carbon fibre yoke and true lambskin leather ear cushion.
Read a white paper from Focal on the ELEAR and UTOPIA design story and principles.
- 1.5 m with 3.5 mm asymmetric TRS Jack connector and 2 x Lemo® connectors
- 3 m with 1 x symmetrical 4-point XLR connector and 2 Lemo® connectors
- Jack adapter, 1/8" (3.5mm) point socket – 1/4" (6.35mm) point plug
- Carrying case
Impedance: 80 ohm
Sensitivity: 104 dB
Frequency response: 5 Hz - 50 kHz
Driver: 40 mm pure beryllium “M” shape dome
Weight: 1.08 lb (490 g)
Carrying Case Dimensions: 13“ x 10“ x 6.5“ (326 x 260 x 164 mm)