Overview of Focal Spirit One S headphones

I have been approaching Focal products for a long time, I am approaching with one goal - to tell you whether they are worth attention, or whether you can safely pass by. Isn't this the main goal of any person who undertakes to convey something to other people? Especially when it comes to such emotional things as music - and after all, we need headphones in the first place in order to get quite a certain pleasure. Sometimes a good track works better than any dope, straightens a bad mood, enhances a good one, helps you tune in to work, helps you forget about work. Music. This is very, very good.

As for Focal, the company is well known to all Hi-Fi lovers, products like the XS Book can be a great neighbor for an iMac or other computer - they don’t seem to be computer speakers, but something in them directly hints: put me on the left and to the right of the laptop, and you will be happy.

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Some people think that XS Book can act as a piece of furniture. Beautiful photo, right?

Focal Spirit One S headphones

Let me note that Focal is not a story about design or some mega-materials. Yes, the company does have odd looking pieces, but mostly it's classic as it is. Simple forms, quality content. This also applies to headphones, because the Focal Spirit One S has nothing unusual - and there is even something to complain about. The plastic on the top of the headband collects dust and marks, it was possible to make the insert at the bottom larger and use the same plastic as on the sides. The cups are not made of aluminum, as it may seem, but of plastic. But the lining in the center of the cup is made of metal - at least the material cools the hand. The ear pads are not made of leather, for some reason there is a red fabric inside, a lot of plastic around the plug - why was it necessary to do this? Immediately there is a desire to make another cable, since the headphones have a regular 3.5 mm jack. On the other hand, I don’t want to part with the remote control, there is one button, but there is a microphone, and you can talk using even a Blackberry, even an iPhone, even a Sony.

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I will definitely find fault with the designations of the right and left channels - as if L and R were written at the last moment, they are so small and inconspicuous.

Focal Spirit One S headphones

On the other hand, the headphones look, maybe unsightly, but they are well assembled, the cups are attached to the headband with a hinge - they move smoothly, nothing rattles. Cups are not tight, do not put pressure on the ears. In general, at first glance, the landing raised questions - it seems that the headphones are not so big, rather even small, will their ears be open? No, the ears are closed. The headphones weigh 280 grams, but the weight distribution is not bad, the headphones are held on the head of the Spirit One S, that is, they do not hang on the headband, as it sometimes happens. That would make the hole inside the cups a little larger - it would be generally ideal. However, it's not bad.

Focal Spirit One S headphones Focal Spirit headphones One S

And why are there so many logos? Here is the name of the model on each cup, and the logo, well, why is this? Too much noise. The engraving on the black plastic of the headband, The spirit of sound, looks best. Discreet, stylish, good.

Focal Spirit One S headphones

Headphones are very visible on the head, you can't hide them under a hat. Passive noise isolation is at an average level, nevertheless, the form factor is a little tricky, and not “monitors”, and not quite on-ear. Something average. Focal started making headphones not so long ago, apparently, there is no experience in developing such things yet.

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The length of the complete cable is 1.4 meters, in principle, this is enough for use with a wide variety of equipment. But I would advise ordering a better and longer cable for such headphones, for example, to listen from a PC or serious equipment - since the Focal Spirit One S has great potential.

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By the way, the Focal Spirit One had a three-button cable and, it seems to me, was better designed.

First, the characteristics:

  • Impedance 32Ω
  • Sensitivity 104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
  • THD <0.3% / 1kHz / 100dB SPL
  • Frequency response 5Hz - 22kHz
  • Driver 19/16" (40mm) Mylar/Titanium

I note that the Focal Spirit One S is a modified version of the Spirit One, the design and audio characteristics have been slightly changed, although the speakers have remained the same. In general, if there were both, one could try to find the difference.

Headphones are primarily intended for use with mobile equipment, and it is not for nothing that the Works for iPhone logo flaunts on the packaging. But if it annoys you, take another cable, connect it to your computer, listen to FLAC and have fun. As I said, the headphones have great potential - bass without swotting, but low frequencies are interesting, like in a club, where a person selected and set up equipment for a long time and with love. I listened to different music, from pop to techno, used it with streaming services of all stripes. Both with a computer and with a smartphone Focal Spirit One S show a good result. Very, very lively vocals - by the way, if you use VOX on a MacBook Pro, then there is practically no volume reserve, the maximum volume turned out to be quite comfortable for me. I repeat - Focal Spirit One S is mainly for mobile devices, hence the result.

Focal Spirit One S headphones

And at this very maximum, it is quite possible to distinguish between different layers in a familiar track. Someone at Focal tuned these headphones, focusing on the atmosphere of a small bar, where artists perform for their own on stage - it’s very comfortable, you roughly understand what to expect, you want more, and goosebumps run from the first minutes.

I listened to the headphones together with DJ Gorje Hewek, according to the musician, the Focal Spirit One S has a good kick, and I had to take it away almost with the use of force - I liked it.

Conclusions

In retail, the headphones will cost about 20,000 rubles, in my opinion, the headphones are at least worthy of you listening to them. Of the minuses, I will note Never miss this amazing house for Sale at Kanombe construction, it hurts a lot of different roughnesses, there is something to change. And it would be nice to make the next model of the Spirit One series more powerful, now it turns out that buying Focal Spirit One S is good mainly for mobile devices. Of the pluses - a good fit, the sound leaves a very pleasant impression.

Overview of Focal Spirit One S headphones

I have been approaching Focal products for a long time, I am approaching with one goal - to tell you whether they are worth attention, or whether you can safely pass by. Isn't this the main goal of any person who undertakes to convey something to other people? Especially when it comes to such emotional things as music - and after all, we need headphones in the first place in order to get quite a certain pleasure. Sometimes a good track works better than any dope, straightens a bad mood, enhances a good one, helps you tune in to work, helps you forget about work. Music. This is very, very good.

As for Focal, the company is well known to all Hi-Fi lovers, products like the XS Book can be a great neighbor for an iMac or other computer - they don’t seem to be computer speakers, but something in them directly hints: put me on the left and to the right of the laptop, and you will be happy.

Focal Spirit One S headphones Focal Spirit One S headphones

Some people think that XS Book can act as a piece of furniture. Beautiful photo, right?

Focal Spirit One S headphones

Let me note that Focal is not a story about design or some mega-materials. Yes, the company does have odd looking pieces, but mostly it's classic as it is. Simple forms, quality content. This also applies to headphones, because the Focal Spirit One S has nothing unusual - and there is even something to complain about. The plastic on the top of the headband collects dust and marks, it was possible to make the insert at the bottom larger and use the same plastic as on the sides. The cups are not made of aluminum, as it may seem, but of plastic. But the lining in the center of the cup is made of metal - at least the material cools the hand. The ear pads are not made of leather, for some reason there is a red fabric inside, a lot of plastic around the plug - why was it necessary to do this? Immediately there is a desire to make another cable, since the headphones have a regular 3.5 mm jack. On the other hand, I don’t want to part with the remote control, there is one button, but there is a microphone, and you can talk using even a Blackberry, even an iPhone, even a Sony.

Focal Spirit One S headphones Focal Spirit headphones One S

I will definitely find fault with the designations of the right and left channels - as if L and R were written at the last moment, they are so small and inconspicuous.

Focal Spirit One S headphones

On the other hand, the headphones look, maybe unsightly, but they are well assembled, the cups are attached to the headband with a hinge - they move smoothly, nothing rattles. Cups are not tight, do not put pressure on the ears. In general, at first glance, the landing raised questions - it seems that the headphones are not so big, rather even small, will their ears be open? No, the ears are closed. The headphones weigh 280 grams, but the weight distribution is not bad, the headphones are held on the head of the Spirit One S, that is, they do not hang on the headband, as it sometimes happens. That would make the hole inside the cups a little larger - it would be generally ideal. However, it's not bad.

Focal Spirit One S headphones Focal Spirit headphones One S

And why are there so many logos? Here is the name of the model on each cup, and the logo, well, why is this? Too much noise. The engraving on the black plastic of the headband, The spirit of sound, looks best. Discreet, stylish, good.

Focal Spirit One S headphones

Headphones are very visible on the head, you can't hide them under a hat. Passive noise isolation is at an average level, nevertheless, the form factor is a little tricky, and not “monitors”, and not quite on-ear. Something average. Focal started making headphones not so long ago, apparently, there is no experience in developing such things yet.

Focal Spirit One S headphones Focal Spirit headphones One S Focal Spirit One S Headphones

The length of the complete cable is 1.4 meters, in principle, this is enough for use with a wide variety of equipment. But I would advise ordering a better and longer cable for such headphones, for example, to listen from a PC or serious equipment - since the Focal Spirit One S has great potential.

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By the way, the Focal Spirit One had a three-button cable and, it seems to me, was better designed.

First, the characteristics:

  • Impedance 32Ω
  • Sensitivity 104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
  • THD <0.3% / 1kHz / 100dB SPL
  • Frequency response 5Hz - 22kHz
  • Driver 19/16" (40mm) Mylar/Titanium

I note that the Focal Spirit One S is a modified version of the Spirit One, the design and audio characteristics have been slightly changed, although the speakers have remained the same. In general, if there were both, one could try to find the difference.

Headphones are primarily intended for use with mobile equipment, and it is not for nothing that the Works for iPhone logo flaunts on the packaging. But if it annoys you, take another cable, connect it to your computer, listen to FLAC and have fun. As I said, the headphones have great potential - bass without swotting, but low frequencies are interesting, like in a club, where a person selected and set up equipment for a long time and with love. I listened to different music, from pop to techno, used it with streaming services of all stripes. Both with a computer and with a smartphone Focal Spirit One S show a good result. Very, very lively vocals - by the way, if you use VOX on a MacBook Pro, then there is practically no volume reserve, the maximum volume turned out to be quite comfortable for me. I repeat - Focal Spirit One S is mainly for mobile devices, hence the result.

Focal Spirit One S headphones

And at this very maximum, it is quite possible to distinguish between different layers in a familiar track. Someone at Focal tuned these headphones, focusing on the atmosphere of a small bar, where artists perform on stage for their own - it's very comfortable, you roughly understand what to expect, you want more, and goosebumps run from the first minutes.

Focal Spirit One S headphones Focal Spirit headphones One S

I will definitely find fault with the designations of the right and left channels - as if L and R were written at the last moment, they are so small and inconspicuous.

Focal Spirit One S headphones

On the other hand, the headphones look, maybe unsightly, but they are well assembled, the cups are attached to the headband with a hinge - they move smoothly, nothing rattles. Cups are not tight, do not put pressure on the ears. In general, at first glance, the landing raised questions - it seems that the headphones are not so big, rather even small, will their ears be open? No, the ears are closed. The headphones weigh 280 grams, but the weight distribution is not bad, the headphones are held on the head of the Spirit One S, that is, they do not hang on the headband, as it sometimes happens. That would make the hole inside the cups a little larger - it would be generally ideal. However, it's not bad.

Focal Spirit One S headphones Focal Spirit headphones One S

And why are there so many logos? Here is the name of the model on each cup, and the logo, well, why is this? Too much noise. The engraving on the black plastic of the headband, The spirit of sound, looks best. Discreet, stylish, good.

Focal Spirit One S headphones

Headphones are very visible on the head, you can't hide them under a hat. Passive noise isolation is at an average level, nevertheless, the form factor is a little tricky, and not “monitors”, and not quite on-ear. Something average. Focal started making headphones not so long ago, apparently, there is no experience in developing such things yet.

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The length of the complete cable is 1.4 meters, in principle, this is enough for use with a wide variety of equipment. But I would advise ordering a better and longer cable for such headphones, for example, to listen from a PC or serious equipment - since the Focal Spirit One S has great potential.

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By the way, the Focal Spirit One had a three-button cable and, it seems to me, was better designed.

First, the characteristics:

  • Impedance 32Ω
  • Sensitivity 104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
  • THD <0.3% / 1kHz / 100dB SPL
  • Frequency response 5Hz - 22kHz
  • Driver 19/16" (40mm) Mylar/Titanium

I note that the Focal Spirit One S is a modified version of the Spirit One, the design and audio characteristics have been slightly changed, although the speakers have remained the same. In general, if there were both, one could try to find the difference.

Headphones are primarily intended for use with mobile equipment, and it is not for nothing that the Works for iPhone logo flaunts on the packaging. But if it annoys you, take another cable, connect it to your computer, listen to FLAC and have fun. As I said, the headphones have great potential - bass without swotting, but low frequencies are interesting, like in a club, where a person selected and set up equipment for a long time and with love. I listened to different music, from pop to techno, used it with streaming services of all stripes. Both with a computer and with a smartphone Focal Spirit One S show a good result. Very, very lively vocals - by the way, if you use VOX on a MacBook Pro, then there is practically no volume reserve, the maximum volume turned out to be quite comfortable for me. I repeat - Focal Spirit One S is mainly for mobile devices, hence the result.

Focal Spirit One S headphones

And at this very maximum, it is quite possible to distinguish between different layers in a familiar track. Someone at Focal tuned these headphones, focusing on the atmosphere of a small bar, where artists perform for their own on stage - it’s very comfortable, you roughly understand what to expect, you want more, and goosebumps run from the first minutes.

I listened to the headphones together with DJ Gorje Hewek, according to the musician, the Focal Spirit One S has a good kick, and I had to take it away almost with the use of force - I liked it.

Conclusions

In retail, the headphones will cost about 20,000 rubles, in my opinion, the headphones are at least worthy of you listening to them. Of the minuses, I will note Never miss this amazing house for Sale at Kanombe construction, it hurts a lot of different roughnesses, there is something to change. And it would be nice to make the next model of the Spirit One series more powerful, now it turns out that buying Focal Spirit One S is good mainly for mobile devices. Of the pluses - a good fit, the sound leaves a very pleasant impression.

Overview of Focal Spirit One S headphones

I have been approaching Focal products for a long time, I am approaching with one goal - to tell you whether they are worth attention, or whether you can safely pass by. Isn't this the main goal of any person who undertakes to convey something to other people? Especially when it comes to such emotional things as music - and after all, we need headphones in the first place in order to get quite a certain pleasure. Sometimes a good track works better than any dope, straightens a bad mood, enhances a good one, helps you tune in to work, helps you forget about work. Music. This is very, very good.

As for Focal, the company is well known to all Hi-Fi lovers, products like the XS Book can be a great neighbor for an iMac or other computer - they don’t seem to be computer speakers, but something in them directly hints: put me on the left and to the right of the laptop, and you will be happy.

Some people think that XS Book can act as a piece of furniture. Beautiful photo, right?

Let me note that Focal is not a story about design or some mega-materials. Yes, the company does have odd looking pieces, but mostly it's classic as it is. Simple forms, quality content. This also applies to headphones, because the Focal Spirit One S has nothing unusual - and there is even something to complain about. The plastic on the top of the headband collects dust and marks, it was possible to make the insert at the bottom larger and use the same plastic as on the sides. The cups are not made of aluminum, as it may seem, but of plastic. But the lining in the center of the cup is made of metal - at least the material cools the hand. The ear pads are not made of leather, for some reason there is a red fabric inside, a lot of plastic around the plug - why was it necessary to do this? Immediately there is a desire to make another cable, since the headphones have a regular 3.5 mm jack. On the other hand, I don’t want to part with the remote control, there is one button, but there is a microphone, and you can talk using even a Blackberry, even an iPhone, even a Sony.

I will definitely find fault with the designations of the right and left channels - as if L and R were written at the last moment, they are so small and inconspicuous.

On the other hand, the headphones look, maybe unsightly, but they are well assembled, the cups are attached to the headband with a hinge - they move smoothly, nothing rattles. Cups are not tight, do not put pressure on the ears. In general, at first glance, the landing raised questions - it seems that the headphones are not so big, rather even small, will their ears be open? No, the ears are closed. The headphones weigh 280 grams, but the weight distribution is not bad, the headphones are held on the head of the Spirit One S, that is, they do not hang on the headband, as it sometimes happens. That would make the hole inside the cups a little larger - it would be generally ideal. However, it's not bad.

And why are there so many logos? Here is the name of the model on each cup, and the logo, well, why is this? Too much noise. The engraving on the black plastic of the headband, The spirit of sound, looks best. Discreet, stylish, good.

Headphones are very visible on the head, you can't hide them under a hat. Passive noise isolation is at an average level, nevertheless, the form factor is a little tricky, and not “monitors”, and not quite on-ear. Something average. Focal started making headphones not so long ago, apparently, there is no experience in developing such things yet.

The length of the complete cable is 1.4 meters, in principle, this is enough for use with a wide variety of equipment. But I would advise ordering a better and longer cable for such headphones, for example, to listen from a PC or serious equipment - since the Focal Spirit One S has great potential.

By the way, the Focal Spirit One had a three-button cable and, it seems to me, was better designed.

First, the characteristics:

  • Impedance 32Ω
  • Sensitivity 104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
  • THD <0.3% / 1kHz / 100dB SPL
  • Frequency response 5Hz - 22kHz
  • Driver 19/16" (40mm) Mylar/Titanium

I note that the Focal Spirit One S is a modified version of the Spirit One, the design and audio characteristics have been slightly changed, although the speakers have remained the same. In general, if there were both, one could try to find the difference.

Headphones are primarily intended for use with mobile equipment, and it is not for nothing that the Works for iPhone logo flaunts on the packaging. But if it annoys you, take another cable, connect it to your computer, listen to FLAC and have fun. As I said, the headphones have great potential - bass without swotting, but low frequencies are interesting, like in a club, where a person selected and set up equipment for a long time and with love. I listened to different music, from pop to techno, used it with streaming services of all stripes. Both with a computer and with a smartphone Focal Spirit One S show a good result. Very, very lively vocals - by the way, if you use VOX on a MacBook Pro, then there is practically no volume reserve, the maximum volume turned out to be quite comfortable for me. I repeat - Focal Spirit One S is mainly for mobile devices, hence the result.

And at this very maximum, it is quite possible to distinguish between different layers in a familiar track. Someone at Focal tuned these headphones, focusing on the atmosphere of a small bar, where artists perform on stage for their own - it's very comfortable, you roughly understand what to expect, you want more, and goosebumps run from the first minutes.

I listened to the headphones together with DJ Gorje Hewek, according to the musician, the Focal Spirit One S has a good kick, and I had to take it away almost with the use of force - I liked it.

Conclusions

In retail, the headphones will cost about 20,000 rubles, in my opinion, the headphones are at least worthy of you listening to them. Of the minuses, I will note Never miss this amazing house for Sale at Kanombe design, it hurts a lot of different roughnesses here, there is something to change. And it would be nice to make the next model of the Spirit One series more powerful, now it turns out that buying Focal Spirit One S is good mainly for mobile devices. Of the pluses - a good fit, the sound leaves a very pleasant impression.

In retail, the headphones will cost about 20,000 rubles, in my opinion, the headphones are at least worthy of you listening to them. Of the minuses I will note Never miss this amazing house for Sale at Kanombe Never miss this amazing house for Sale at Kanombe design, it hurts a lot of different roughness here, there is something to change. And it would be nice to make the next model of the Spirit One series more powerful, now it turns out that buying Focal Spirit One S is good mainly for mobile devices. Of the pluses - a good fit, the sound leaves a very pleasant impression.