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Focal Listen

Over-ear headphones

Item # 091LISTEN

Few names ring out in the world of speakers like Focal.

Few names ring out in the world of speakers like Focal.

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Item # 091LISTEN

About the Focal Listen

Everyday headphones with a rich pedigree

Few names ring out in the world of speakers like Focal. Both their car and home speakers earn high marks from our customers. And if you want to enjoy sound crafted by the French audio experts while you're at work, on the train, or going about your day, grab a pair of these Focal Listen headphones.

Everyday headphones with a rich pedigree

Focal Listen headphones

The Focal Listen over-ear headphones feature a one-button in-line remote that controls most phones.

Few names ring out in the world of speakers like Focal. Both their car and home speakers earn high marks from our customers. And if you want to enjoy sound crafted by the French audio experts while you're at work, on the train, or going about your day, grab a pair of these Focal Listen headphones.

Chrome-plated, closed-back earcups help keep the bass tight and punchy. They house mylar and titanium drivers that are based on the ones in Focal's heavy-hitter Utopia and Elear headphones, for lively yet well-balanced sound.

Form-fitting design

These headphones are designed to stay put on your head, so that they don't fall off when you're listening on the go. Clamping force out of the box was bit much for my taste, but I know some people — like my wife — prefer a snug headphone fit. The good news is that the "soft touch" headband is flexible and durable enough that you can actually twist it. So I could stretch it out and loosen up the fit a little. Plus the memory foam earpads are thick and soft.    

Remote/mic cable and other accessories

On the detachable cable, you'll find a one-button "universal" remote, which offers music and call controls for just about any smartphone, including Apple® and Android™ models. There's a built-in microphone further up the cable, helping ensure the caller on the other end can hear you. Focal also included a soft travel bag and airplane adapter for in-flight entertainment systems.


Product highlights:

  • large closed-back, chrome-plated earcups help block out external noise
  • 40mm mylar/titanium drivers deliver detailed, dynamic sound
  • deep, controlled bass response
  • designed and developed in Saint-Etienne, France
  • detachable 55-inch oxygen-free copper cable with miniplug
    • in-line one-button remote and microphone for controlling music and phone calls on your smartphone
    • compatible with Apple and Android phones
  • thick memory-foam earpads and soft headband for long-lasting comfort
  • airplane adapter included
  • folding design for easy storage
  • soft, padded carry bag included
  • frequency response: 15-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 104 dB
  • impedance: 26 ohms
  • weight: 9.6 ounces
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # Listen

Fit FactorsSM

  • Stable (stays on head)
  • Snug fit
  • Good for work/office

What's in the box:

  • Over-ear headphones
  • 55" Audio cable with in-line mic and remote (angled 3.5mm plug)
  • Aircraft adapter (female 3.5mm jack and two male 3.5mm plugs)
  • Padded zippered pouch
  • User Manual

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Features & specs

Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 3.24" x 3.674"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth Version ---
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
Voice Assistant Access
Amazon Alexa No
Google Assistant No
Siri No
3.5mm Yes
1/4" No
Lightning No
4.4mm balanced No
XLR4 balanced No
2.5mm No
Other None
Frequency Response 15-22k Hz
Sensitivity 122 dB
Impedance 32 Ohms
Weight 10.7 ounces
Cord Length 55"
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: The Focal Listen over-ear premium mobile headphones are designed for music lovers on-the-go. The headphones are designed in France by Focal's acoustic engineers. A 55" detachable cable is included, along with an airline adapter to use when you're traveling. The ear cups fold in to make them compact for traveling, and come with a soft, padded storage pouch.

Drivers: The Listen features large diaphragm (40mm) Mylar and Titanium transducers that hold their shape, delivering tight bass, balanced sound, and superb dynamic range.

Ear Cups: The circum-aural ear cups and headband are made with heat-sensitive memory foam to give you comfort for hours of listening. The chrome-plated outer ear cup covers feature manual brushing for an elegant look. The closed back design and thick ear pads provide excellent isolation from outside noise.

Cable: The included 55" cable has an in-line omnidirectional microphone for phone calls, and a separate in-line one-button remote. The remote can control the playback (play/pause/next track/previous track) of digital music files, and mobile phone calls (answer/hang up), and is compatible with most smart devices. The Oxygen-free copper (OFC) cable and gold-plated terminals provide the best signal transfer. The supplied gold-plated airline adapter lets you use the headphones for in-flight entertainment.


  • Frequency Response: 15Hz - 22kHz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 122dB SPL @ 1kHz / 1 Vrms
  • THD: <0.4% / 1 kHz / 100dB SPL
  • Weight: 10.7 ounces (with cable)

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2 questions already asked

Are this wireless?
[ Manish  Nov 22, 2018 ]
1 answer
These headphones are not wireless. We have others that are! I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to discuss your goals and preferences to get a personal recommendation My Bio:
[ Paul  Nov 27, 2018 ]  Staff
Why are the Focal Listen headphones not listed under "audiophile" headphones? Is it because their performance doesn't measure up?
[ Octane  Jan 05, 2017 ]
1 answer
I'd say the reason they are not listed as audiophile headphones is because they are not the best headphones that Focal makes. Those would be more likely called their audiophile headphones. If you need help choosing headphones, you can call an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 for a personal recommendation. My Bio:
[ Paul  Jan 16, 2017 ]  Staff

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