68points

Focal Spirit Classic

62points

Focal Spirit One S

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Focal Spirit Classic vs Focal Spirit One S

Focal Spirit Classic
Focal Spirit One S
Focal Spirit Classic
Focal Spirit One S
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62
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Why is Focal Spirit Classic better than Focal Spirit One S?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be folded

Why is Focal Spirit One S better than Focal Spirit Classic?

  • 30g lighter
    280gvs310g
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    104dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a detachable cable
Focal Spirit Classic
Focal Spirit One S

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Focal Spirit Classic
Focal Spirit One S

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.weight

310g

280g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Focal Spirit Classic
Focal Spirit One S

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

5.has a tangle free cable
Focal Spirit Classic
Focal Spirit One S

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.travel bag is included
Focal Spirit Classic
Focal Spirit One S

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

5Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Focal Spirit Classic
Focal Spirit One S

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

104dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

32 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
Focal Spirit Classic
Focal Spirit One S

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Focal Spirit Classic
Focal Spirit One S

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Focal Spirit Classic
Focal Spirit One S

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

2.has an in-line control panel
Focal Spirit Classic
Focal Spirit One S

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

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