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Focal Spirit One Headphones
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Anybody own or demoed these headphones at all?

Any comments or feedback on how they sound would be really appreciated Smile

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RE: Focal Spirit One Headphones

Here's a few unbiased reviews. Looking iffy at this point. I avoid the "house" reviews and go for the independents and the more reliable pros.

http://www.amazon.com/Focal-529102-SPOH-Spirit-One-Headphones/product-reviews/B007AH7YFU/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

Checking Innerfidelity's measurements, it's -2 db in the bass, -8 db in the midrange, and -20 db by 3 khz and on down from there. A rather dark sound it looks like.

Apple has 5 5-star reviews, but those don't have any clues to the sound.

Here's a pretty good indie review from head-fi:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/629731/review-focal-spirit-one


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RE: Focal Spirit One Headphones

Four stars from us: clickety

Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi? and whathifi.com

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RE: Focal Spirit One Headphones

I own a pair of looking iffy at this point spirit ones and i like them alot , comfortable and sound good to me.

Unfortunately i am a novice with headphones so i would not be able to articulate what you need to make a worthy assesment sorry.

 

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RE: Focal Spirit One Headphones

This is interesting. I hadn't looked at the WhatHiFi review, but when I did I see one user review, and that user had two defectives in a row. So unless that user is also one of the Amazon guys, it looks even worse for this headphone. But it would be difficut for Focal to beat Logitech's record with their new UE-4000 and 6000 models. They sent Innerfidelity, a very influential reviewer, 2 defective 4000's in a row, and my first 6000 was defective.

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RE: Focal Spirit One Headphones

Hello,

First, thank you for your interest in our brand and products.

Like the quality of our products, the quality of our service is also one of Focal's core values.
We have taken into account the problems some users encountered which has been identified on a limited number of Spirit One headphones.
Rest assured, we are very concerned about these issues and will do everything necessary to replace every defective Spirit One headphones.

We invite the users having troubles with their Spirit One to contact their retailer asap, in possession of their sales receipt, in order to arrange a replacement.

To locate your nearest authorized retailer all over the world, please click on the link below:
http://www.focal.com/dealers.

In case of problem for contacting them, please send an email to webmaster@focal.com.

Regards.

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