They definitely sound very similar to the Clear. They don’t sound like an Elear with cups on them that’s for sure.
The cups are aluminum with some carbon fibre. The guys at the Focal booth from France said that was to help with rigidity so definitely not plastic cups.
It was a quick listening session today, tomorrow will be more in-depth since we will have to do less talking.
Early impressions are very good though. Might be lacking a little bit on the low-end for what people might expect from a closed headphone but others will definitely enjoy their more neutral sound.