“Focal may be new to the headphone market, but its Spirit One is an auspicious debut with the look, feel, and sound of a winner.” – Cnet Reviews
Weighing in at only 8 oz, these sleek headphones are comfortable and exceptionally portable. The cutting edge sound insulation Focal uses creates vivid sound quality with tight bass and sharp mids. The Spirit Ones also have a unique, detachable cable that comes attached with a remote control for apple devices. Quality sound in an attractive packaging is yours with the Focal Spirit Ones.
With Spirit One, Focal makes its debut in the world of high-fidelity headphones. As the first model in a family that will surely grow, Spirit One headphones are comfortable, lightweight and modern, made for use on the move. But since they’re Focal headphones, they are above all hi-fi phones with a sleek design and proven sound performance.
Spirit One headphones: let the music play! The Spirit One hi-fi headphones are in line with “The Spirit of Sound”, a Focal signature, but above all a commitment all our products comply with: the commitment to respect music, no matter what kind. Spirit One is no exception to the rule: far from the easy way out, consisting in “bass up front, with recessed mids” applied to some audio headphones, Spirit One meets the same requirements as the brand’s loudspeakers: tonal respect, pure undistorted sound, high-yield and maximum dynamics.
Focal know-how in audiophile headphones Our first move dealt with the Spirit One concept: circumaural, closed-back headphones to insulate from outside noise. Next came the choice of Mylar/Titanium drivers to achieve pure, infrasonic sound and maximum dynamics combined with high yield. To do so, each earphone was composed of five cavities in tune with one another. They produce balanced, deep and natural bass, in keeping with the Focal-brand aesthetics for sound. Last but not least, the Spirit One headphones create an expansive frontal soundstage, which corresponds to the real-life listening experience of conventional speakers.
On-the-move headphones to take the Focal sound with you Since music is listened to anytime, anywhere in this day and age, Spirit One headphones are the ultimate on-the-go headphones. In the street or at home, on the plane or in the wild, Spirit One lets you take the Focal sound with you. Its aluminum remote for iPhones, iPods and iPads means you can make calls and manage the essential play functions on Apple devices. Compatible with a wide range of smartphones, the mike embedded in the remote lets you use the Spirit One headphones as a phone. What’s more, loads of accessories are provided so you can keep on listening wherever you are: airline connector, soft travel bag, removable anti-tangle cord and jack adapter.
The pleasure of lightweight, comfy audio headphones Spirit One ultra-light hi-fi headphones, featuring an aluminum frame and sleek ABS outer shells, weigh just 225 grams. This genuine featherweight headset is so comfortable to wear, you won’t get tired or weary due to its weight. Extra special attention was given to the ear-to-earphone contact, and especially to the ear-to-earpad contact to make it comfortable but also to create an ideal fit: a guarantee for sound sealing and optimal bass reproduction. High fidelity, mobile, comfortable and rugged, they’re Focal headphones.
KenRockwell.com Focal Spirit One Review, June 2012 I suspect they'll be a top recommendation for closed-headphone sound quality regardless of price, and they fold for travel! Which is best depends on personal preference for voicing, but if you need a corded iPod remote, these Spirit One are the best I've heard.
Headphone type Circumaural, closed-back headphones
Impedance 32 Ohms
Sensitivity 104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
THD <0.3% / 1kHz / 100dB SPL
Frequency response 6Hz - 22kHz
Driver 40mm (19/16“) Mylar/Titanium
Net weight 0.5lb (225g)
Cord length 3.94ft (1.2m)
Removable, anti-tangle cord
3.5-mm/6.35-mm jack adapter
Jack adapter cord for compatibility with all smartphones