Focal Utopia and Questyle QP2R bundle
Premium over-ear headphones with portable high-res music player (Gold)
Focal Utopia and Questyle QP2R bundle - Cutaway illustration: specially designed driver made of high-end materials like beryllium
Focal Utopia and Questyle QP2R bundle - The Utopia headphones were a big hit at a recent Crutchfield "Demo Days" listening event
Focal Utopia and Questyle QP2R bundle - The drivers are suspended in open-back chambers for a spacious, distortion-free sound
Focal Utopia and Questyle QP2R bundle - Close-up of lock-in-place headphone connectors and 1/4" stereo plug
Focal Utopia and Questyle QP2R bundle - Memory-foam padded earcups and headband are lined with Pittards leather
Our take on the Focal Utopia and Questyle QP2R bundle by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
This top-shelf audio fusion produces an ultra-detailed, tightly-focused sonic experience.
A super-premium portable bundle
Why wouldn't you want to take arguably the best headphones in the world with you wherever you go? This bundle from Focal and Questyle bundle lets you do just that, at a special price. It includes the Focal Utopia — among the most impressive headphones I've ever heard — and the Questyle QP2R — an incredible sounding portable high-resolution player.
The Questyle player has a sleek, designer look and substantial feel thanks to its smooth aluminum frame and Gorilla Glass screen. It offers a snappy interface and good old-fashioned tactile controls over your high-resolution music collection. Plus the built-in Class A current load amplifier has the grace and power needed to properly drive the stellar Utopia headphones.
Fine materials and state-of-the art design
"Knowing Focal, there's beryllium under the hood," said our longtime home speaker buyer Tim, while discussing the Utopia headphones. He was right. Focal uses beryllium in their Utopia loudspeakers, and includes the precious material here to help emulate the sound of those high-end drivers. Beryllium is much lighter and stiffer than titanium or aluminum, so it can move more smoothly and efficiently.
For the 40mm drivers in the Utopia headphones, Focal formed beryllium foil domes into a unique "M" shape. This patent-pending design allows the drivers to perform with rigid agility. You get incredible sound that spreads across a wide frequency range, even beyond human hearing — all without any built-in crossover. The drivers are suspended in large, open-air chambers to cut down on resonance and create an extremely tight and lifelike stage for your music.
Our special listening session here at Crutchfield
Back when they first introduced the Utopias, Focal stopped by Crutchfield HQ with a sample. We were wowed by the strikingly realistic sound. I can't throw enough superlatives at them.
These headphones were clear and detailed in ways I've never heard. Home A/V editor Jim Richardson pointed out that “Limelight” by Rush — a song we've all heard countless times — has so much more going on in the low-end than we ever realized. You could pick out each instrument like the band was playing right in front of you.
Focal's specially designed driver uses materials like pure beryllium, for accurate sound with speaker-like dynamics.
Sturdy, comfortable fit adds to the experience
Focal's Utopia speakers are prized as much for their one-of-a-kind looks as their stunning sound. I'd say these headphones follow suit. The carbon-fiber headband yoke blends smoothly and symmetrically with the strong open-back earcups and mesh grilles. Both the 'cups and headband slide on seamlessly. They're also both padded with 0.8-inch thick memory foam and lined with beautiful, breathable Pittards leather — the same classic material found in quality handbags and fashion accessories. (Dare I say these headphones fit like a glove?)
This solid build dampens vibrations for better sound. It also helps ensure that you'll enjoy the Focal Utopia for years to come. They arrive magnet-sealed in a padded solid storage case that befits a pair of luxury headphones. Inside you'll also find an extra-long oxygen-free copper cable with a Neutrik® stereo 1/4" jack on one end and two shielded, lock-in-place headphone connectors on the other end.
Focal Utopia over-ear headphones:
- over-the-ear, open-back design for reduced resonance and focused, natural sound
- 40mm dynamic drivers made of high-grade materials like strong, lightweight beryllium
- specially designed "M-shaped" pure beryllium domes help reproduce a wide frequency range
- designed, developed, and assembled in Saint-Etienne, France
- drivers positioned in open-back headphone chamber to help emulate the sound of loudspeakers
- headband and earcups lined with Pittards leather
- generous memory foam padding on the headband and earcups
- carbon fiber headband yokes slide comfortably and sturdily into place
- 13-foot oxygen-free cables with Neutrik 1/4" stereo plug
- frequency response: 5-50,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 104 dB
- impedance: 80 ohms
Questyle QP2R portable high-resolution music player:
- digital music player - plays MP3, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AAC, AIFF, and WMA files
- native playback for DSD files (up to DSD256, or 11.2MHz)
- 32-bit/384kHz DAC for bit-perfect playback of high-resolution audio file
- AKM AK4490 DAC chip
- built-in current mode headphone amp
- class A BIAS control system for driving even the most demanding headphones
- 2.5mm balanced, 4-pole output
- 3.5mm unbalanced headphone/optical output for connection to headphones, receiver/amp, or an external DAC
- USB output for use as an external DAC
- 64GB internal flash memory
- microSD card slot for cards up to 200GB (up to 264GB total memory)
- high-speed USB-C interface (cable included) for drag-and-drop file transfer and battery charging
- built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours of playback
- machined aluminum frame and Gorilla Glass screen
- 2.5" color display screen
- click-wheel and for controlling music and menu
- analog volume wheel for fine level adjustments
- 2-5/8"W x 5-3/8"H x 5/8"D
General Info and Accesories:
- 3.5 mm minijack adapter for connecting headphones and player
- storage case
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||3.594" x 4.122"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||No|
|Frequency Response||5-50hz Hz|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|