Focal Reveal New Bathys Noise-Canceling Headphones

The premium headphone brand is finally releasing a new Bluetooth headphone. It has been a while since their Listen line was new, so the French manufacturer is giving its wireless selection a much-needed update. With the new Bathys headphones, Focal is looking to introduce ANC to its wireless line. They seek to combine traditional Bluetooth headphones with their standard for high-fidelity audio. Using a series of reliable CODECs, and a wired DAC mode, the Bathys intends to make the most out of Focal’s signature design. The headphones boast Focal speaker drivers made in France, high-performance noise canceling technology, over 30 hours of battery life, high-grade materials, and a number of attractive features.

Designed to be lighter, more compact, and ergonomic, Bathys is the ideal traveling companion. Its large choice of connections, its control buttons, and its integrated voice assistants allow listeners to forget their smartphones and enjoy pure listening experiences wherever they go.

Key Features

  • Two optimized noise-canceling modes and a transparency mode, are 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 canceling 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: equalizer, sound controls, etc.


  • Type: Closed-back wireless headphones with active noise cancelling
  • Bluetooth technology: 5.1 Multipoint
  • Bluetooth range: >15m
  • 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
  • Microphones: 8
  • Weight: 0.77lb (350g)
  • 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®

The Focal Bathys will be priced at $799, and are available at Audio46.

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