GADGETS | Quick review: Focal Spark wireless


Our rating:

“Much better than average. So, you’re better off with this one”

Focal Spark Wireless

The gist:

The Spark wireless is an entry-level model that gives music lovers a taste of the legendary Focal sound… well, almost. Because it’s wireless via standard Bluetooth, this is aimed particularly at mobile users. Best for portable multimedia devices such as laptops, tablets, and of course, smartphones. Oh, and digital music players too, if you’re still into that. Its simple design and no fuzz connectivity make the Focal Spark wireless a perfect companion for people on-the-go.

The good:

Good bass response
Comfortable fit
Battery life
Focal brand

The bad:

Mids and highs could be better
No aptX or NFC

Focal Spark Wireless

Our verdict:

We been using several models of headphones and in-ear monitors from Focal for over a year now and mind you, we were never disappointed a bit. Focal is the pride of France when it comes to audiophile and professional sound equipment, namely speakers. The name itself is sure guarantee for the best quality sound and build. So, how does the Spark wireless fit in this? Well, good thing the Spark wireless costs far much less than other Focal products. It gives beginners and audiophile wannabes a taste of Focal. However, the Spark wireless is not the best of what Focal could offer. You’ll definitely hear that from the pricier models such as the Focal Listen and Focal Spirit Classic. Forget the Focal Elear and the Focal Utopia. Price-wise, the latter two will just burn holes in your pocket. Back to the Spark wireless, this in-ear product is meant for the young mobile; the ones who want their bass; the ones who want their “V-shaped” EQ on-the-go; the connected ones who disconnect from the outside world inside coffee shops, gyms, trains, planes, and automobiles. Designed to be lightweight with buds that fit comfortably, in-tune to modern music, and a price to beat, this is the entry-level Focal for the mobile you.

Focal Spark Wireless

Quick specs:

Earpiece design: Earbud
Form factor: In-ear
Wireless technology: Bluetooth v4.1
Impedance: 16 Ohm
Maximum frequency response: 20 kHz
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20KHz
Wireless operating distance: 15 meters
Driver size: 9.50 mm
Weight: 14 g
Color: Black
Microphone design: On-cable
Battery: 8 hrs

What’s in the box?

1 x Spark wireless earset
3 x pairs of silicone tips (S/M/L)
1 x USB cable
1 x Battery clip for sports activities
1 x Hard case

SRP: 5,450.