The Focal Radiance was announced yesterday by Focal. It’s a new limited edition closed-back over-ear, wired headphone made in partnership with Bentley. Also announced was the Naim Mu-SO limited edition which you can see partially in the background of the picture above.
The Radiance comes in at $1290 making it technically the cheapest Focal high-end headphone in production with the discontinuation of the Elear and Elegia.
The Radiance headphones, under licence of Bentley Motors, complement the range of Focal closed-back headphones. With their ultra-sophisticated design and fine materials (full-grain leather, aluminium, etc.), they draw on the codes and signature of the Bentley brand. The luxury car manufacturer’s “Diamond” effect is found on the headband, the grille of the ear pads and the cable connectors of the headphones. The “Bentley wings” are also present on Radiance, in addition to an elegant copper finish.
These high-end headphones are packed with the latest Focal technologies for an astonishing, dynamic listening experience. They are equipped with a full-range speaker driver and a 15/8" (40mm) aluminium/magnesium “M” shape dome. The bass is deep and impactful, the midrange is balanced and the treble is mellow and linear: you’ll never look back!
|Type||Circum-aural closed-back headphones|
|Sensitivity||101dB SPL / 1mW @ 1 kHz|
|THD||0,1% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL|
|Frequency response||5Hz – 23kHz|
|Speaker driver||15/8" Aluminium/Magnesium “M” shape dome|
|Cables supplied||• 1 x 4ft. (1.2m) OFC 24 AWG cable with 1/8" (3.5mm) unbalanced TRS jack connector & 1 x jack adapter, 1/8" (3.5mm) point socket – 1/4" (6.35mm) point plug|
|Hard-shell carry case provided|
We are in line to receive one of the first review units in North America which will unfortunately have to get sent back to Focal pretty quickly since they review units are very limited but keep a look out for @Resolve’s impressions, review and measurements in the near future.
In the meantime, what do you think of the Radiance?