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Focal Bathys Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones


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Thrill to a total escape into your music with Bathys, Focal's first wireless headphones with active noise cancellation.

    $699.00
    $699.00
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    Discover a Total Escape into Your Music

    Thrill to a total escape into your music with Bathys, Focal's first wireless headphones with active noise cancellation. Benefiting from Focal's expertise in high-end headphones prowess, Bathys delivers a pure hi-fi sound via 5.1 Bluetooth® multipoint or using a wired connection thanks in its USB-DAC mode. These headphones boast Focal speaker drivers made in France, high-performance noise cancelling technology, over 30 hours of battery life, high-grade materials, and other must-have features.

    What's in a Name?

    So what's with the unusual name? Bathys comes from the word 'bathyscaphe', the first submarine exploration vehicle. The embodiment of calm, depth and absolute silence, this vessel is the inspiration behind the name that Focal chose for these noise-cancelling headphones.

    Two Noise-Cancelling Modes

    Bathys offers a detailed, precise, and dynamic sound, showcasing the high-fidelity sound responsible for Focal’s worldwide reputation for over 40 years. Two noise-cancelling modes allow you to enter deep into your music. The "Silent" mode is optimized for environments with high background noise, including airplanes and trains. The "Soft" mode helps with focus at home and in the office.

    In addition to the noise-cancelling modes, Bathys also offers a "Transparency" mode that allows you to hear sounds around you when you need to.

    Speaker Drivers Made in France

    Manufactured in Saint-Étienne, France, in the Focal workshops, the speaker drivers inside the Bathys headphones benefit from the expertise of a company that constantly innovates to improve its products, providing the ideal solution regardless of how you want to listen to music.

    With their aluminum/magnesium dome, the Bathys speaker drivers deliver a deep bass, soft trebles and a clear midrange, for an extremely precise sound. The integrated USB-DAC mode offers a resolution of up to 24 bit / 192 kHz for even more impressive performance.

    A Refined Aesthetic Signature

    The Bathys design is inherited from Focal’s open-back and closed-back headphones. These ergonomic headphones combine refined materials, such as magnesium on the yokes, real leather on the headband, and aluminum for a robust construction, resulting in outstanding comfort for any head shape. The earcup grilles reflect Focal’s distinctive headphones design, with its highly aesthetic curves.

    Focal’s flame symbol features at the center of the earcup, incorporating a white backlight system to be activated if desired, for an understated, chic visual effect. Another standout feature of Bathys is its elegant and timeless black/silver color combination.

    Effortless Operation and Control

    Easily accessible control buttons and Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants are provided for effortless operation and control of Bathys' features. Bathys also has an adjustable EQ to customize the sound. The voice assistants, EQ, and other settings are available in an easy-to-use dedicated app developed by Focal.

    Compatible with SBC, AAC, Apt-X™, and Apt-X™ Adaptive codecs, Bathys provides an extensive choice of connectivity modes (Bluetooth®, Jack, USB). It also offers Clear Voice Capture microphone technology for crystal clear telephone conversations.

    In terms of battery life, Bathys offers over 30 hours of use. A fast-charging function gives you five extra listening hours in just 15 minutes.

    Carrying Case and Cables Included

    Designed to be lightweight, compact, and with superior staying power, Bathys is the ideal travel companion. A meticulously finished carrying case is supplied with the headphones.

    Two cables are provided for optimal wired listening to suit all uses. These consist of a 4-ft. (1.2m) analog cable with 3.5mm mini-plug and a 4-ft. digital USB-C cable.


    Firmware Update

    Focal has taken into account the feedback received and has issued a minor patch release – version 1.5.1 of the Bathys Headphones Firmware, in which they have addressed issues and points of improvement. These changes will lastingly improve the user experience when using Bathys.

    The update is easily installed via the Focal & Naim App: please ensure you are running at least version 6.1.0 on either iOS or Android.

    See FEATURES tab for info.

    Product Features

    Overview

    • Active noise cancelling technology and transparency mode – immerse yourself in your music or interact with your environment
    • Wireless and wired connectivity
    • Bluetooth 5.0 streaming – compatible with SBC, AAC, Apt-X™, and Apt-X™ Adaptive codecs
    • Refined real leather and microfiber headband – soft and comfortable
    • 1-5/8" aluminum-magnesium speaker drivers, made in France
    • 3.5mm analog jack and digital USB jack
    • Buttons for ergonomic control
    • Easy-to-use dedicated app developed by Focal for operation and control (equalizer, sound control, and other functions)
    • Aluminum mechanical construction
    • Magnesium yoke for increased lightness
    • Backlit logo – the flame lights up 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

    Firmware Update, Spring 2023

    Focal has taken into account the feedback received and has issued a minor patch release – version 1.5.1 of the Bathys Headphones Firmware, in which they have addressed issues and points of improvement. These changes will lastingly improve the user experience when using Bathys.

    The update is easily installed via the Focal & Naim App: please ensure you are running at least version 6.1.0 on either iOS or Android.

    New Features and Improvements

    • Sidetone: In Bluetooth mode, it allows you to hear your voice when you are calling (you can turn it on or off on the Focal & Naim App).
    • New EQ Dynamic preset: This new EQ preset is close to the reference 'Harman target' which is considered the optimal sound signature that most people prefer in their headphones. Compared to the original sound signature, this EQ has slightly more bass, more mid and high-mid.
    • The customizable EQ can be changed without streaming music to Bathys.
    • LED on/off state set by Bluetooth now applies to DAC mode and Jack input mode.
    • You can now name your Bathys headphones from device Bluetooth settings – supported on iOS and Android (must be running OS 11 or above).
    • Device discovery and pairing.
    • Local voice assistants.
    • Bluetooth connection.
    • Jack detection.
    • Clear Voice Capture for better intelligibility in calls.
    • Connection/Disconnection tone will not be played for a secondary device while the primary connected device is playing.

    Fixes

    • Sometimes the disconnect tone could not be played.
    • In certain circumstances Bathys could restart.

    Product Specs

    • Bluetooth technology: 5.1 Multipoint
    • Bluetooth range: >15m
    • Bluetooth frequency range: 2402 MHz - 2480 Mhz
    • Frequency response: 15Hz to 22kHz
    • Harmonic distortion rate: <0.2% @1kHz
    • Microphones: 8
    • Weight: 0.77 lb.

    "Music is gorgeous with the Bathys and no amp needed! The sound is rich, full, detailed and very clear."

    "The soundstage with headphones is much different from listening to speakers but there is indeed a soundstage within my head with these on. Vocals are in the middle, instruments are detailed yet rich with solidity to the sound. Bass is not explosive or loose but rather tight and fast but with enough OOMPH to keep me interested and very satisfied."

    "I love the Bathys and they are indeed the nicest wireless bluetooth headphones I have tested to date."

    - Steve Huff, stevehuffphoto.com, November 5, 2022

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