FOCAL Elear: FOCAL Utopia: Overall I'm impressed by Focal newest offerings. I love to see a company making an effort to drive forward the driver tech. And don't end up releasing a friggin face tweeter. As you can see the Utopia is more top heavy with bottom roll-off starting subtly earlier. Elear has a nasty 6k spike, which is pretty narrow, so it'll bother you only if the right notes are being hit. Overall uncalibrated I prefer Elear, but Utopia is quite the experience once you do some ironing. The upper mid suckout combined with a treble peak is Focal house sound. It's not offensive like Beyer and AKG cook their phones, but I always prefer filling the suckout. Also Utopia imho has a tad too scrawny bootay. Elear has bass extension on par with orthodynamics. Both phones have hard-to-measure THD, which hardly peaks above 1% around sub-bass. Technicalities wise both phones trump the HD6XX series. Price performance wise Elear is the sweet spot, but I'd rather spend 700 on a used HD800 and iron that out with DSP/mods/both. Comfort is pretty okay, slightly below HD800. Cables are way too thiccccc. Build quality is superb which is nice because Focal Spirit Pro was super cracky. I like where Focal are going with this. P.S. Don't compare these measurements to anything but to each other and other SW curves. We use varying amounts of smoothing depending on frequency range. Deviation is relative to our compensation curve which is similar to Olive-Welti. All curves are checked by ear for measurement artefacts, mostly above 10KHz, which is tricky to measure. RAW measurements compiled from multiples with varying positioning.