Following the launch of Stellia in 2019, French audio brand Focal has launched Celestee.

These new closed back headphones feature modern design and a blue finish.

French Navy and Copper are the colours for Focal’s new Celestee headphones

French Navy

Focal focuses on combining sophisticated shades to create headphones with an original identity. The brand has chosen Navy Blue after working with a Designer & Product Colourist. It is the first time this blue has made an appearance in the Focal collection, and it blends with the Soft Copper finish.

“Navy is the new Black’. Dark blue is a versatile and timeless colour that has been increasing in popularity. By choosing Navy Blue, we are adding a sophisticated, sumptuous feel to the headphones. The combination of this blue with copper and bronze accents is a trend influenced by interior and accessory design, and has become popular in watchmaking and consumer electronics sectors. These shades offer a very interesting and elegant alternative to more traditional chrome and silver parts.” Says Doris Bölck, Designer & Product Colourist.

Acoustic Treatment

The Focal engineers have taken inspiration from their developments with the Elegia headphones and introduced acoustic treatment inside the Celestee earcups. Once the five manufacturing stages involved in the speaker drivers are complete, they are tested and measured, and then kitted out by dedicated teams.

Materials

Celestee incorporates a combination of fine materials. Once again, attention is paid to every detail, including the accessories with the thermoformed woven carrying case in colours to match the headphones. The clean lines of the aluminium yoke create controlled geometry to mould to the head while providing optimal grip. The choice of a semi-aniline leather and microfibre headband, as well as leather earpads, provides added comfort while offering soundproofing, whether you use Celestee at home or on the go.

Specs

Type Circum-aural closed-back headphones

Impedance 35 Ohms

Sensitivity 105dB SPL / 1 mW @ 1 kHz

THD 0,1 % @ 1 kHz / 100 dB SPL

Frequency response 5Hz – 23kHz

Speaker driver 15/8″ (40mm) Aluminium/Magnesium ‘M’-shaped dome

Weight 0.95lb (430g)

Cables supplied:

1 x 4 ft. (1.2m) OFC 24 AWG cable  with 1/8″ (3.5mm) unbalanced TRS Jack connector

1 x Jack adapter, 1/8″ (3.5mm) point socket  1/4″ (6.35mm) point plug

Carrying case provided 97/8×91/2×43/4″ (250x240x120mm)

Price

The Focal 1000 Series will be available during January 2021 priced at £999.00 / €999.00 / $990

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