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Focal Launches Listen Wireless Headphones

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Focal just announced a Bluetooth version of their Listen wired headphones called Listen Wireless. The identical looking $300 over-ear headphones offer 20 hours of listening time, and have a charging time of less than three hours. The automatic standby feature gives it a total range of 240 hours. It has a reception range of up to 60 feet (15 meters), giving you complete freedom of movement around the source.

Listen Wireless is equipped with a dual omnidirectional microphone system running Clear Voice Capture software for improved voice clarity while talking, even in noisy environments. It also uses the NFC technology available on some smartphones equipped with an NFC module for an easy and quick connection. The controls are located on the ear-pieces, making them even more ergonomic. They have been strategically positioned to enable users to control the functions effortlessly, quickly and easily. The three buttons are grouped into three areas: the on/off and Bluetooth buttons in one area; music and call controls in another; and volume controls. The controls are simple and intuitive, controlled by short or long presses.

Listen Wireless implements Bluetooth 4.1 and aptX compatibility. The ultra-flexible headband makes them light, reduces pressure on the head and increases durability. The memory foam ear cushions made from fabric and leatherette provide excellent isolation, a key feature of Listen Wireless. Focal kept the design of the folding ear-pieces, which makes them easy to use and carry aroundisten Wireless has a scratch-resistant lacquered Black High Gloss finish. Original Listen on the other hand, has a hand-brushed finish. Designed for all sorts of set-ups, these wireless headphones can also be used with a traditional audio cable. When connected to a DAC, they will deliver all the power and scale worthy of a high-end hi-fi product.

Voice notifications and different LED colors indicate the status of the headphones, the battery level, pairing, etc. Up to eight different devices can be stored in the memory of Listen Wireless and two devices can be connected simultaneously. This means users can listen to music from a tablet and answer a call from a smartphone at the same time. Listen Wireless is supplied with a USB cable and an audio cable for wired use, or for when Bluetooth connectivity isn’t possible. A soft carry case allows users to transport the headphones around in complete safety.

Price and Availability
Listen Wireless will be available mid to late July 2017 in Black high gloss finish for $299 USD / $399 CAD. The Listen (wired) that debuted last year is $50 less.

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