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Bathys is the first set of wireless headphones with active noise cancelling and high-fidelity sound!
Created with the technology from the best Focal headphones, its speaker drivers with Aluminium-Magnesium ‘M’-shaped dome, made in France, deliver detailed, precise and dynamic sound reproduction. Thanks to its battery life of over 30 hours and its active noise cancelling, Bathys plunges listeners into deep silence to optimise their listening experiences. Its 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 Aluminium for a robust construction, this results in an unrivalled comfort for any head shape.
Designed to be lighter, more compact and ergonomic, Bathys is the ideal travelling 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.
- Portable headphones with Bluetooth® and active noise cancelling
- Two optimised noise-cancelling modes and a transparency mode, ideal for any journey
- Patented speaker driver technology, made in France
- USB-DAC mode enables a resolution of up to 24bits / 192kHz
- Battery life of over 30 hours in Bluetooth® and active noise cancelling mode
- Fast charging-compatible: 5 extra listening hours in 15 minutes
- Easily enabled voice assistants: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
- Clear Voice Capture microphone technology for crystal clear telephone conversations
- App for accessing more custom settings: equaliser, sound contols, etc.
- Refined real leather and microfibre headband. Incomparably soft, comfortable and refined
- Earpads provide insulation and comfort for any head shape. Easily replaceable
- 15/8" (40mm) Aluminium-Magnesium speaker drivers, made in France. A naturally detailed, pure sound with impact
- 1/8" (3.5mm) Jack and USB-C® outlets. Limitless connectivity
- Buttons for ergonomic control
- Aluminium mechanical construction. Reliability and resistance on the move
- Magnesium yoke for increased lightness
- Backlit logo. The flame lights up
- Active noise cancelling technology and transparency mode. Immerse yourself in your music or interact with your environment, as required
Featuring the latest Bluetooth® 5.1 technology, a battery life of over 30 hours when using Bluetooth® and Active noise cancelling mode, Bathys headphones make the perfect travel companion to take with you wherever you go. Compatible with SBC, AAC, Apt-X™ and Apt-X™ Adaptive codecs, they provide a broad choice of connectivity modes. For anyone looking for the best possible sound quality, the USB-DAC mode delivers a resolution of up to 24 bits / 192kHz for an uncompromising listening experience, thanks to the DAC and the integrated amplifier in the headphones!
Two modes of active noise cancellation are available: a Silent mode, optimised for trips with high background noise (planes, trains, etc.) and a Soft mode to aid concentration at home, in the office, etc. In addition, a Transparency mode enables you to stay connected to your surroundings.
Its fast-charging feature gives you 5 additional battery hours in 15 minutes of charging. A full charge only takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The Bathys design is inherited from Focal's open- and closed-back headphones. The earcup grilles pick up Focal's design code, with its highly aesthetic curves. Focal's flame symbol features at the centre of the earcup, incorporating a white backlight system to be activated if desired, for an understated, chic effect. Another standout feature of Bathys is its elegant and timeless Black Silver colourway.
SPEAKER DRIVERS MANUFACTURED IN FRANCE
In terms of sound, the Aluminium/Magnesium 'M'-shaped dome speaker drivers – made in France in our ateliers – give the headphones an audio quality that's unrivalled in its category. Our speaker drivers, equipped with patented Focal technology, have been slightly revamped to adapt to the constraints of a portable set of headphones – they are now lighter with a smaller volume. The result is a clear, dynamic and very precise sound, while retaining a sound signature that is optimised for use on the move: a present, ever-controlled bass.
- A dedicated Focal & Naim application will enable access to an EQ that will adapt the sound to your musical preferences and other settings.
- Bathys incorporates Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistants to stay connected at all times. It is also compatible with Google Fast Pair for a faster, more intuitive connection!
- The headphones are supplied with a Jack cable and a USB-C® cable to serve frequent travellers who want to watch films on the plane. Their compact, rigid carrying case also means they can be taken anywhere!
- Rigid carrying case supplied
- 2 cables supplied: one 4ft (1.2m) Jack cable; one 4ft (1.2m) USB-C® cable
- Quick start guide
|Type||Closed-back wireless headphones with active noise cancelling|
|Bluetooth technology®||5.1 Multipoint|
|Bluetooth frequency range®||2402MHz - 2480Mhz|
|Audio codecs||SBC, AAC, aptX™ Adaptive, aptX™|
|Battery life||30 hours Bluetooth® Noise Cancelling
35 hours Jack mode
42 hours USB DAC
|Voice assistants||Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa|
|Other features||Google Fast Pair|
|Speaker drivers||15/8" (40mm) Aluminium-Magnesium ‘M’-shaped dome, made in France|
|Frequency response||15Hz to 22kHz|
|Harmonic distortion rate||<0.2% @1kHz|
|Carrying case supplied||97/16"x81/4"x23/4" (24x21x7cm)|
|Control application||Focal & Naim, iOS and Android compatible|
|Connections||Bluetooth® / Jack 3.5mm / USB-C®|
At first I thought these were a gimmick. I had the Airpods Max and my Focal Utopia and Clear Mg and a few other wired headphones; why would I need these? But having heard glowing reviews and statements about them, I tried them. I haven’t used my Airpods Max since (for music; movies and noise cancellation yes.) These are incredible sounding closed back bluetooth headphones and highly versatile. I don’t have other Focal closed back headphones; but there is frankly excellent separation, imaging and especially timbre. Comparing to my Airpods max which have decent separation but a rather clinical and processed sound imo, yet enjoyable, the Bathys sound more lifelike and natural in timbre. They also have a 3.5 mm mode wired and a usbc dac mode. The latter improves the sound even further. I was also concerned I would be comparing the sound to my Utopia and it would be unfavorable; this has not been the case. I use them every day and they fill a unique use purpose of mobility/portability with audiophile sound. They are not a wired Utopia lol but I don’t find myself making that comparison. Now they’ve become essential. Highly recommend!
Best in class BT and ANC headphone for audiophiles.
Focal Bathys really shines over the other brands that sells BT and ANC headphones. Sound is natural, but with a bit of warmth. I really enjoyed as my travel or "working out of home" headphone. As an HD800s user, I can say for sure this worth the price for all it delivers! Recommend it a lot!
Sonic superiority with an ease
I have other focal products, always been happy with their sonic quality. The ANC and wireless headphone market are flooded with several options. I have tried most of the top brand wireless headphones. Being hesitant at first about this product, I went ahead because of Focal reputation. It is worth every penny, and it is not right to compare it with other brands. I use it with iOS devices, the connectivity is quick and simple. The comfort is amazing. The sound quality is pleasing, more towards neutral. The focal/Naim app has gone through a significant upgrade. Overall recommend it strongly. Audio46 shopping experience as always excellent.
Good, but some problems
Great sound, good fit, good connection. Hot ears, and a kinda weird popping noise in the driver when you walk. Still a good experience
Bathys have even more frequency response than 15Hz to 22kHz! Thank you for fast overnight shipping, Guys!!!