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The S$1,199 Bathys is Focal's first wireless headphone with ANC

By Kenny Yeo - on 6 Oct 2022, 9:39am

The S$1,199 Bathys is Focal's first wireless headphone with ANC

The new Focal Bathys (Image source: Focal)

Focal has just announced its new Bathys headphone. It is the company's first wireless headphone with active noise cancellation and it means the famed maker of high-end loudspeakers and headphones is finally going to battle with the likes of Apple, Bose, and Sony.

To stand out, the Bathys is made from materials that are a step up from most headphones in this class. The frame is aluminium, the yokes are magnesium, and the headband and earpads are made from genuine leather

(Image source: Focal)

The drivers are 40mm M-shaped dome units made from aluminium and magnesium that are closely related to the ones found in Focal's high-end headphones like the Utopia.

The Bathys connect via Bluetooth 5.1 and support multipoint connection. Supported wireless codecs include SBC, AAC, aptX, and aptX Adaptive.

It charges via USB-C and claimed battery life is up to 30 hours over Bluetooth and with ANC enabled. 

As befits a high-end headphone maker, the Bathys can be listened to in wired mode too. Apart from using the 3.5mm jack, you can plug in over USB-C and output your music digitally to the Bathys. In this mode, the Bathys supports hi-res music up to 24bits/192kHz.

The Bathys will come with Focal's familiar hard carrying case, a 3.5mm audio cable, and a USB-C cable for charging and wired listening. 

 

Availability and pricing

(Image source: Focal)

The Focal Bathys is available now and is priced at S$1,199, which makes it a great deal more than the Sony WH-1000XM5 and the Bose QuietComfort 45. But even at this price, it's more affordable than the S$1,399 Beoplay H95. At any rate, we'll have to try it out and see if it's really worth the high price.

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