Focal’s Listen headphones go wireless, joined by affordable new in-ears

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Focal has unveiled a trio of new headphones ready for release, including the affordable new in-ear Spark and Spark wireless headphones, as well as a new wireless version of the company’s impressive Listen headphones. Whether you’re looking for economical listening on the go or something a bit more, each of the three models has something to offer.

Spark and Spark Wireless

Focal has positioned these two pairs as the follow up to its Sphear in-ears that originally launched in 2015. Both the Spark and Spark Wireless feature robust aluminum housings, featuring 9.5mm drivers with a claimed 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response.

Both sets also offer three-button mic pieces for fielding phone calls, as well as a hard carrying case, and three sizes of silicon eartips. The loop-styled Spark Wireless feature Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless connection, a somewhat middling 8-hour battery runtime, and of course, a USB to USB Micro charging cable.

Priced at $69, the wired Spark comes in black and silver, with a cobalt model slated for mid-to-late July, while the Spark Wireless will run you $99. Available now in black and white, the wireless model will also get a rose gold tint in mid-to-late July as well. Both models are available at Focal’s website.

Listen Wireless

As the name indicates, the Listen Wireless is the wireless version of Focal’s previously released Listen headphones. This Listen Wireless are powered by 40mm drivers within each memory foam-padded earcup, with a frequency response of 15Hz to 22kHz and 32 Ohm impedance. The cans boast Bluetooth 4.1, with a claimed 60-foot listening radius, aptX for high quality wireless streaming, and touch pairing via NFC on supported devices.

The headphones will remember up to 8 devices at a time and can also connect to two devices simultaneously, allowing you to easily switch between devices. Focal also claims the Listen Wireless boast an impressive 20-hour battery runtime. Other features include an on-board microphone and a three-button control system on the earcup.

Available in mid July for $300, the Listen Wireless will ship with a soft carry case, a USB to USB Micro for charging, plus an analog cable for wired 3.5mm connection. You can check out all of Focal’s latest headphones online now.

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