After designing excellent open-back headphones, Focal set out to put their acoustic design expertise into a closed-back. What materialised was Elegia: isolation from the world around but not at the expense of a pristine transient response that yields amazing midrange and particularly vocal detail. Compare it to its direct open-backed counterpart: Focal's Clear.
Great detail retrieval. Quite neutral sounding. Not for those who love lots of bass. Also not the widest soundstage.
Cable is a bit stiff.
Still my favourite headphones.