Focal Bathys Wireless Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphone. Created with the technology from the best Focal headphones, its speaker drivers with Aluminum-Magnesium ‘M’-shaped dome, made in France, deliver detailed, precise and dynamic sound reproduction that is deeply enjoyable and great fun to listen to.
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Thanks to its long 30 hour battery life and its active noise cancelling, Bathys plunges listeners into deep silence to optimize their listening experiences.
Focal Bathys wireless noise cancelling design follows in the footsteps of Focal’s high-end headphones. Combined with refined materials, such as Magnesium on the yokes, real leather on the headband or Aluminum for a robust construction, this results in long wearing comfort for any head shape.
Designed to be lighter, more compact and ergonomic, Focal Bathys is the ideal travel companion. Its large choice of connections, its control buttons and its integrated voice assistants allow listeners to forget their smartphone and enjoy pure listening experiences wherever they go.
Focal Bathys features:
Bluetooth Multi-point for 2 simultaneous connections
Closed back w/ ANC & Transparency modes
40 mm patented drivers, made in France
Made for iPhone / Alexa built in / Hey Google
Sidetone for calls - added by firmware Mar 16
Firmware update - improved the EQ
Firmware update - added Mimi hearing test & custom EQ feature through the app
Use wireless, with 3.5mm cable or over usb for high res files
Where is Focal Bathys made? Drivers made in France, headphone made in China
Focal Bathys review, Digitaltrends: As I bounced between the Bathys, the Sony XM5, and the Bowers and Wilkins PX7, all in wireless mode, I was struck by how much more open, airy, and spacious the Bathys sounded. By comparison, the Sony and B&W sounded closed in, almost claustrophobic, which is curious because I’ve never described either as sounding that way in the past. It took hearing the Bathys to reveal how much I’d been missing...
The Bathys also sound expertly balanced, with just a bit of added warmth in the bass, a completely transparent midrange, and some of the most articulate, accurate treble I’ve heard from a set of wireless headphones. Honestly, it was hard to believe I was listening via Bluetooth. But then I switched to the wired digital connection using the Bathys’ onboard DAC, and I realized just how much better the Bathys could sound, given a higher-quality signal.
Cnet.com: in terms of pure sound quality, the Bathys may be the best of the bunch and I particularly liked the built-in DAC and the ability to switch easily between wired and wireless modes.
Headfonics.com: 9/10 : Focal Bathys represents a serious upgrade on consumer headphone choices
Wired.com 9/10: I’ve spent a few months with the French audiophile brand’s superb noise-canceling over-ears... If you’re a discerning listener who loves a bit of style you can’t do better on the go: Ditch the AirPods Max and go with these. It’s like trading up from a red Corvette to a Rosso Corsa Ferrari.
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This headphone is great for gaming and music, the usb c dac mode really does improve the sound quality. Soundstage and layering are greatly improved in transparency mode, and side by side they blow away the airpods max.
If you’re looking for Great sound you usually don’t find it with Bluetooth headsets. These are the exception. I have tested many in ear models looking for that perfect pair, purchased and returned many over ears looking for that perfect pair. Secondly with an iPhone you’re limited to your options for Hi-Res listening. Let me start by saying I want sound quality above all else. With iPhone and AAC it’s the best sounding Bluetooth headset in ear or over that I have heard to date. Then with the option to run a dragonfly cobalt out of my MacBook and connect the Bathys with the 3.5mm connection the sound just opens up and the detail is more crisp and clear. Then the magic really happens when I connect my iPhone to the Bathys with a USB-C to USB-C cable to utilize the internal DAC on the Bathys. This is accomplished by using a ddHi-Fi TC28i Pro into the iPhone. These completely open up, soundstage is centered and instruments in all areas of the track can be pin pointed. Like I said in title. You may not need another pair of headphones wired or wireless as these do both exceptionally well based soully on sound quality.