Attack on the Establishment
At first glance, the Elegia can hardly be distinguished from Focal's top model "Utopia". Only the different colour design gives an indication that here only 25% of the Utopia's purchase price are called. In this case, that is not at all embarrassing for one of our headphone references, but should be understood as a big praise for the current test candidate. A second, somewhat closer look reveals that although the excellent choice of materials for the bracket and holder mechanics made of aluminum as well as the touch quality and manufacturing accuracy were retained without compromise, the front and back of the shells were changed.
The change at the back is the more serious, because it shows a change from the open concept of the Utopia to the closed back system of the Elegia. This means that the sound of the latter is strongly attenuated to the outside, so that your surroundings remain largely unaffected by your musical taste. Conversely, even at low listening volumes, you will not feel disturbed by surrounding noises – a clear win-win situation.