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French audio specialist Focal presents us with a top-shelf set of headphones and a matching DAC/Amp that promises a compelling personal listening experience.

Focal Stellia Headphone and Arche Amp/DAC

As they have done with their loudspeakers over the last few years, Focal has put together an enviable, well-thought-out collection of home listening headphones. I got to sample each of the five models at CanJam NYC earlier this year and the Stellias immediately got my attention, along with the new Focal Arche DAC/Headphone Amp that they were hooked up to. After some inquiry, Focal was nice enough to send the pair to me for an extended review.

  • The Stellia headphones have a very balanced, natural, and intimate sound quality.
  • They are easy to drive whether by amp or by a portable device.
  • Beryllium diaphragms in the drivers.
  • Very comfortable fit.
  • Aesthetically, they tick all the boxes for me.
  • Arche DAC/Amp has a full array of digital inputs and RCA analog inputs.
  • Has an integrated headphone stand.
  • Dual-mono Class A amplifier architecture can drive difficult headphones.
  • Will work as a preamp if needed.
  • Has special drive modes for each Focal Hi-Fi headphone.

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