30points

Focal Clear

26points

Grado RS2e

Comparison winner
Focal Clear
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50 facts in comparison

Focal Clear vs Grado RS2e

Focal Clear
Grado RS2e

Why is Focal Clear better than Grado RS2e?

  • 9Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs14Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Travel bag is included
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  • 1m longer cable
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    3mvs2m

Why is Grado RS2e better than Focal Clear?

  • 23 Ohms lower impedance
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    32 Ohmsvs55 Ohms
  • 4mm bigger driver unit
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    44mmvs40mm
  • 223g lighter
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    227gvs450g

Price comparison

Focal Clear

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Grado RS2e

User reviews

Overall rating

Focal Clear
10.0
1 User reviews
Focal Clear
10.0/10
1 User reviews
Grado RS2e
0.0
0 User reviews
Grado RS2e
0.0/10
0 User reviews

Features

Build quality

10.0/10
1 votes
No reviews yet
 

Sound quality

10.0/10
1 votes
No reviews yet
 

Value for money

8.0/10
1 votes
No reviews yet
 

Comfort

10.0/10
1 votes
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Noise isolation

4.0/10
1 votes
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Comments

Ben

Ben

2 years ago

10 / 10

Some of the best headphones you can buy.

Ben

Ben

2 years ago

10 / 10

I use these both professionally and personally. Nothing comes close anywhere near this (admittedly high) price point. Every genre is brought to life beautifully. Listen to felt prepared piano sleep music, or Bruno mars, or Iron Maiden. Everything sounds great (in a very honest way).

Pros

  • Sound quality
  • Build quality
  • Cables included (Pros)
  • Design

Cons

  • Price
  • That’s pretty much it…
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Design

Fit

Over-ear

On-ear

The fit of the headphones.
weight

450g

227g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
has a detachable cable
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Ingress Protection (IP) rating

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Focal Clear)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Grado RS2e)

The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
can be folded
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
has a tangle free cable
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
travel bag is included
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
has an open-back design
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
is dustproof and water-resistant
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Sound quality

has active noise cancellation (ANC)
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
highest frequency

28000Hz

28000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
impedance

55 Ohms

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
sound pressure level

104dB/mW

99.8dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
has a neodymium magnet
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
has passive noise reduction
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

Power

Battery life

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Focal Clear)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Grado RS2e)

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
charge time

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Focal Clear)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Grado RS2e)

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
Has USB Type-C
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
has a battery level indicator
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has wireless charging
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
battery power

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Focal Clear)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Grado RS2e)

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
has a rechargeable battery
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
has a removable battery
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

Connectivity

Wired

Wired

The connectivity type of the headphones.
Bluetooth version

Focal Clear: Not applicable

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Grado RS2e)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
has aptX Adaptive

Focal Clear: Not applicable

Grado RS2e
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
has aptX

Focal Clear: Not applicable

Grado RS2e
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
has LDAC

Focal Clear: Not applicable

Grado RS2e
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
has aptX Low Latency

Focal Clear: Not applicable

Grado RS2e
aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
has aptX HD

Focal Clear: Not applicable

Grado RS2e
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
has aptX Lossless
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
aptX Lossless is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 16-bit/44.1kHz audio (at a maximum bit rate of 1200kbps). This codec provides CD-quality audio without any loss of data.
has AAC

Focal Clear: Not applicable

Grado RS2e
AAC is a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.

Features

has a noise-canceling microphone
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
has ambient sound mode
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
has in/on-ear detection
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
number of microphones

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Focal Clear)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Grado RS2e)

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
has a mute function
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
multipoint count

Focal Clear: Not applicable

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Grado RS2e)

Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
control panel placed on a device
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
can be used as a headset
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Has an in-line control panel
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Miscellaneous

has a 3.5mm male connector
Focal Clear
Grado RS2e
This audio plug allows you to connect to a range of devices which use a standard 3.5mm jack.

Price comparison

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