Focal Bathys review: Luxury audio at an attainable price

Focal Bathys: Specifications

Price: $799 / £699 / AU$1,199 

Colors: Black/silver

Battery life (rated): 30 hours; 35 hours (audio jack mode); 42 hours (DAC mode)

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.1 (codec support: SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX Adaptive) 

Size: 9.4 x 8.25 x 2.75 inches

Weight: 12.3 ounces

Focal has released some of the top luxury hi-fi headphones money can buy. Ranging above the $1,000 mark, their lineup consists of offerings geared towards at-home audio purists. With the all-new Bathys, the French audio specialist not only makes the leap into the wireless audio space, but also active noise cancellation (ANC), and are their most ambitious headphone release to date.

The Bathys wireless design shares many of the same qualities as Focal’s wired siblings, including the well-received Celestee and Clear headphones we’ve reviewed over the last couple of years. We’re talking everything from elegant craftsmanship to audiophile-grade sound using proprietary ‘M’-shape aluminum/magnesium drivers, but these latest headphones also come equipped with adjustable EQ, aptX Adaptive codec support over Bluetooth, and elite sound features that includes a built-on DAC/amp.

Does the Focal Bathys earn its place among the industry’s best headphones? Read our full review to find out.

Focal Bathys with packaging and suppled carry case

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

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