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LISTEN PROFESSIONAL

Listen Professional circum-aural closed back headphones are the essential work tool for music production.

Focal has released the new Focal Clear Mg Professional headphones (“Clear Magnesium Professional”), a new model of their popular Clear Professional headphones but with the addition of a magnesium (Mg) cone for even greater dynamics with a remarkable tonal balance across the full audio spectrum. 

 
 

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CLEAR MG PROFESSIONAL

 

CLEAR MG PROFESSIONAL

DARRELL THORP

Recording • Mix Engineer • Producer

Darrell Thorp is a nine-time Grammy Award winning producer, mixer, and engineer with many multi-platinum rock and pop record credits. He has also recorded and mixed two acclaimed TV shows, ‘From The Basement’, and ‘Off Main Street’.

“ The Focal Clear MG Pro are open sounding and the imaging is really wide. When I need a pair of headphones in the studio to really hear what’s going on, Clear Mg Pro are a great tool to have. They are my trusty go to headphones for mixing and reference. I  love them. Can’t live without them. 

 

CREDITS

FOO FIGHTERS • BECK • RADIOHEAD SWITCHFOOT • MOLOTOV

VANCE POWELL

Producer • Recording • Mix Engineer

Vance Powell is a six-time Grammy Award winning producer, engineer and mixer based in Nashville. He is long time collaborator of Jack White on his many projects, and shares studio space with Mitch Dane in Sputnik Sound Studio. 

“ The Focal Clear Mg Pro are the most natural, clearest sounding headphone I’ve used in years.
They’re always in my bag. 

 
 

CLEAR MG PROFESSIONAL

CREDITS

WHITE STRIPES • PHISH • OLD 97S
CHRIS STAPLETON • BIG & RICH
WANDA JACKSON • WILLIE NELSON

CLEAR PROFESSIONAL 

EMILY LAZAR

Chief Mastering Engineer, The Lodge

Emily B. Lazar is founder, president, and chief mastering engineer at The Lodge in New York. She’s mastered over 4,000 albums, and was the first woman to win the Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Beck’s ‘Colors’ in 2019, and in 2021, the first mastering engineer to be nominated for three 'Album of the Year' GRAMMY nominations (for Coldplay, HAIM, and Jacob Collier) at the same time.

“ I have a very extensive headphone collection and one of my absolute favorites is the open-back Focal Clear which I rely on frequently while I'm mastering. They are super accurate and make listening and working on music a pleasure. My new work flow has me working on the Clears and listening down to the final product on the Focal Utopia headphones - a perfect combination! 

 
 

CREDITS

BECK • COLDPLAY • VAMPIRE WEEKEND • DAVID BOWIE

ROLLING STONES • THE BEATLES • FOO FIGHTERS 

THE KILLERS • HAIM • LITTLE BIG TOWN • PANIC! AT THE DISCO

MIKE EXETER

Producer and Engineer

Mike Exeter is a UK based producer, musician, and engineer who travels extensively to bring artists’ ideas to reality. He has achieved international success with a variety of top ten and number one records in Rock & Metal and Reggae, winning a Grammy® Award for Black Sabbath’s “13” and nominated for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song.

Focal Clear Pros are like having a world class control room wrapped around my ears. Coupled with my Chord Mojo headphone amp I have a monitor system that is unaffected by location and acoustics. You have to start with a reference point and I found mine the day I began listening to the Clear Pros.

 
 

CLEAR PROFESSIONAL 

CREDITS

BLACK SABBATH • RONNIE JAMES DIO
JUDAS PRIEST • CRADLE OF FILTH

CREDITS

PRINCE • DAVID BYRNE • JENNIFER LOPEZ
NATALIA LAFOURCADE • JULIETA VENEGAS
ANDRÉS CALAMARO

CLEAR PROFESSIONAL 

CESAR SOGBE

Grammy & 11-time Latin Grammy Winning
Audio Engineer

César Sogbe is a Grammy and 11-time Latin Grammy-Winning audio engineer based in Miami. He has been recognized as being on the cutting edge of the mixing process and has worked for a wide variety of artists in different music genres. César views mixing as helping to bridge the gap between artist and listener, and he only considers that a mix is perfect when everyone involved is happy.

“ The Focal Clear Pro Headphones are like having a microscope on my ears as I can listen to the sound in great detail. The combination of the stereo imaging and how neutral and musical they sound make them an essential part of my workflow.

BLAKE DOUGLAS

Studio Designer/Consultant • Studio Manager

Blake Douglas is a studio designer and technical consultant to many of the industries top artists. Blake began his career as a recording engineer but discovered his love of designing studios after a chance opportunity to build a home studio for John Legend in 2007. Since then he’s done builds for numerous artists and facilities. Most recently doing Finneas's Los Angeles studio and Noise Nest Studios.

“ Focal Clear Pro are the only headphones I can recommend to all my clients. The detail and imaging of the Clear is on a different level. They reveal things you never knew existed. 

 

CLEAR PROFESSIONAL 

CREDITS

FINNEAS O'CONNELL (BILLIE EILISH)
DJ KHALED • LOGIC • JOHN LEGEND
BIG SEAN • JHENE AIKO

CLEAR PROFESSIONAL 

ANTONIO DIXON

Producer • Songwriter• Composer • Engineer

Songwriter and producer extraordinaire, Tony Dixon, began his career while attending Hampton University. Since then, he has co-written and produced for gospel giants, R&B legends  and pop superstars Justin Timberlake and Beyonce and new artists such as Ariana Grande. Dixon’s latest project, Love, Marriage, & Divorce (Motown), is a collaboration from superstar Toni Braxton and icon Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

“ I was never one for mixing on headphones until I discovered the Focal Clears. The transparency, depth, and clarity is unmatched!!! It’s a phenomenal reference headphone.

 

CREDITS

TONI BRAXTON • BEYONCÉ
ARIANA GRANDE • JUSTIN BIEBER
KENNETH “BABYFACE” EDMONDS

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