French manufacturer Focal has announced that its popular ‘Listen Wireless’ headphones will soon be available in three coloured finishes—Blue, Olive and Purple—in addition to the original Black first released in 2017. The new coloured versions will be called ‘Listen Wireless Chic’ models and will retail for $420 (RRP).
Focal’s Listen Wireless Chic models are a closed-back design using Bluetooth 4.1 aptX wireless that have 40mm-diameter drivers with Titanium/Mylar diaphragms that sit within large earcups with thermo-sensitive memory foam pads that are 22mm thick. Designed for use with Smartphones, the Listen Wireless Chic has dual ‘Clear Voice Capture’ microphones which Focal claims improves voice clarity during conversations. The on-board battery powering the Bluetooth circuitry is said to be able to last for 20 hours and able to be fully recharged in just 3 hours.
‘The wireless headphone category now accounts for more than half of the total global headphone market,’ said George Poutakidis of BusiSoft AV, which distributes Focal headphones in Australia. ‘The Focal Listen Wireless Chic not only operates for 20 hours, it has an automatic standby feature that gives it a potential time of 240 hours. Plus it can operate up to 15 metres from your device, so it doesn’t actually have to be on your person when you're using the headphones.’
Up to eight different devices can be stored in the memory of Listen Wireless Chic and two different devices can be connected simultaneously, so users can listen to music from a tablet and answer a call from their smartphone at the same time. The headphones come standard with both a USB charging cable and an audio cable for wired use, or for when Bluetooth connectivity isn’t possible… or to enable operation even if the battery is exhausted.
Manufacturer’s Specifications: Focal Listen Wireless Chic Bluetooth Headphones
Type: Circumaural closed-back
Frequency Response: 15Hz–22kHz
Sensitivity: 122dBSPL (1kHz/1V)
THD: <0.4% (1kHz/100dBSPL)
Price: $420 (RRP)
For more information, contact BusiSoft AV