French high fidelity specialists Focal has announced the Celestee, a premium set of closed back headphones designed for home and on-the-go use.
Focal has been present in the headphone market since 2012 and follows up 2019’s Stellia headphones with its latest addition, the high end Celestee.
With an eye catching, modern design featuring copper detailing of the Focal logo on the outside of each leather covered earcup, along with copper finished speaker driver grilles, cable connectors, rings, etc., the Celestee combines elegant looks with sound performance.
Comfort is aided by the use of semi-aniline leather earpads, which also contribute to soundproofing, as well as a leather and microfibre headband. Additionally, the clean lines of the aluminium yoke create controlled geometry to mould perfectly to the head while providing optimal grip.
In order to ensure a distinct visual identity, Focal has consulted with designer and product colourist Doris Bölck to create a brand new navy blue colour for the Celestee which is the first time this blue has made an appearance in the Focal collection and it blends harmoniously with the soft copper detailings.
Bölck said,”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.”
The sound quality is delivered via 40mm Aluminium/Magnesium ‘M’-shaped dome full-range speaker drivers and Focal’s engineers have taken inspiration from their developments with the Elegia headphones and introduced acoustic treatment inside the Celestee earcups to prevent resonance.
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
A series of accessories includes a thermoformed woven carrying case plus a rigid case (250 x 240 x 120mm) in colours to match the headphones.
The Celestee will be available during January 2021 priced at £999.00 / €999.00 / $990.
Source: Press Release
Image Source: Focal