« Back
Focal Elegia Closed-Back Headphones

Finally! Focal have given us what the people have wanted: closed-back headphones! Silky smooth, incredibly detailed, and super sensitive enough to get along with any amp or lack thereof, these are sure to be the next big hit in the sub-$1000 headphone market. RETAIL: $900.



Elegia is the new, and the first, audiophile circum-aural closed-back headphones. Integrating the best of exclusive technologies from Focal, Elegia guarantees remarkable listening quality, everywhere and anywhere. Every component has undergone cutting edge research and been meticulously considered. The sound reproduction is precise and the power is certainly not lacking.

To enjoy an incredible listening experience in total privacy, without worrying about a noisy environment disturbing this moment of pleasure: this is the promise kept by Elegia. These circum-aural closed-back headphones incorporate a new generation of exclusive full-range speaker drivers capable of operating in a small inner environment whilst ensuring exceptional dynamics and the most precise sound reproduction. Whether it’s the motor, the frameless copper voice coil, the dedicated 110 micron surround or the ’M’-shape inverted dome, Elegia's speaker drivers are a mass of innovation dedicated to sound purity. And when connected to portable audio players, these headphones are incredibly high-performing. Zero resonance, excellent soundproofing: the naturalness and realism of the sound is striking from the first few seconds of listening.

Comfort and elegance

With its well-mastered geometry, Elegia's headband moulds perfectly to the head, providing optimal grip for on-the-go use. The 20mm memory foam microfibre earpads as well as the yoke, which also moulds perfectly to the wearer’s face shape, are both key contributors to the headphones’ supreme comfort. They are also incredibly good-looking: noble materials such as leather, solid aluminium and microfibre finish off Elegia to a tee.

A perfect sound
Exclusive speaker drivers

Elegia is equipped with a new generation of electrodynamic transducers which provide great elongation, at the heart of extremely dynamic sound, and a linear, extended frequency response of 23 kHz. The geometry of the new, half-roll NBR surround guarantees a lightweight moving part that is always under control, even at the lowest frequencies and the highest volumes. The sound reproduction is incredibly precise. And thanks to the ‘M’-shape inverted dome and its larger emissive surface, listening becomes sensational.

An acoustic bubble

The closed-back Elegia headphones allow music lovers to listen to their favourite tracks in total privacy, without disturbing the person next to them, but also to experience sound fully, without the surrounding hustle and bustle hampering this moment of pleasure. No resonance, no unwanted sound signals: Elegia’s soundproofing is perfect. An achievement made possible by our engineers’ meticulous research on the vents and microfibre earpads.

Product Data Sheet
is a trademark of Focal-JMLab
- SCBC180904/
Elegia is an audiophile circum-aural closed-back pair of headphones from Focal. The ergonomic design makes them
incredibly comfortable and offers excellent sound isolation, making these headphones the ideal solution for long
listening sessions. Continuing its headphone development programme, the Focal R&D team has introduced several
new innovations, all with incredible audio performance in mind. The full-range 'M'-shape aluminium/magnesium
dome speaker driver provides a very high frequency response, which is the basis for Elegia’s supremely dynamic
sound. In addition, the frameless voice coil, which is lightweight yet incredibly stiff, reproduces the minutest details
that adds to the convincing all-round performance. With its incredible tonal balance combined with long-term
comfort, the Elegia is a key reference in the high-end closed-back headphones sector.
Circum-aural closed back headphones
35 Ohms
105 dB SPL / 1 mW @ 1 kHz
0.1 % @ 1 kHz / 100 dB SPL
Frequency response
5 Hz-23 kHz
Speaker driver
1.57" (40 mm) 'M'-shape Aluminium/
Magnesium dome
15.4 lbs (430 g)
Cable provided
3.94 feet (1.2 m) asymmetric cable
(0.14" - 3.5 mm TRS jack).
0.14" (3.5 mm) to 0.25" (6.35 mm)
stereo jack adapter.
Hard-shell carry case provided
10" x 9" x 5" (250 x 240 x 120 mm)