Focal Bathys Review: One of the Best Headphones of 2023

As audiophiles seek the pinnacle of sonic excellence, Focal Bathys headphones not only meet but exceed expectations.

The headphones feature a combination of exclusive technologies, refined design and comfort. They deliver pure high-fidelity sound with the promise of an immersive listening experience. In a world where one-size-fits-all is no longer the standard, Focal Bathys embrace individuality by tailoring the sound to each listener’s unique hearing abilities with Mimi Sound Personalization

The headphones have earned positive reviews and are currently being featured in multiple top headphone lists for the year 2023.

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“Focal’s no stranger to the world of high-end over-ear headphone. The Bathys is the French company’s first pair to come equipped with Active Noise Cancellation technology. They also come at a price that makes most of their competitors (including models we’ve heartily recommended as the best noise-cancelling headphones around) look positively bargain bucket-suitable in comparison. So they’d have to be pretty darn special to earn a nod from us. Needless to say, they are. These handcrafted ‘phones offer not only glorious audio (including hi-res, thanks to a wired listening option) but excellent battery life and a comfortable fit. Perfect for those long-haul flights.”

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“I have owned the Focal Bathys for a few months now, having replaced the Sony XM5, and every time I put them on, I know I’m in for a good time.

The brand is iconic, and I love that they have carried over elements of their house design and sound into what is essentially a day-to-day and travel headphone.  If you want to stand out from the crowd and step away from the mainstream into luxury, this is the one to go for.

Detailed, transparent, and unlike other wireless headphones, they also have solid mid-bass clarity adding an extra dimension to the sound.  If comfort is your thing, look no further—The large leather pads and perfect clamping pressure make them easy to listen to all day.

It’s certainly more expensive than other headphones in the category. Still, the difference in quality is there to see at first use, and the sound is representative of what Focal offers in their wired headphones.

Verdict: Hands down the best sounding wireless audiophile headphone with noise cancelling technology (ANC)”

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“If you want the best sound experience over a Bluetooth connection, check out the Focal Bathys Wireless. They’re much more pricy than the previous wireless picks, but these over-ears are equipped with handy features to improve your audio experience. They support aptX Adaptive codec, which allows you to stream high-quality audio over Bluetooth. They also last over 29 hours continuously and have a comfortable, plush fit, which is great for long listening sessions. Using them wired lets you take advantage of their USB-DAC mode, converting digital signals to analog in high resolution.

Their sound is quite bass-rich out of the box, delivering extra thump, rumble, and boom to mixes. Their companion app offers a graphic EQ and presets to help you adjust their sound to suit your tastes. While they’re closed-back headphones, and their passive soundstage doesn’t feel the most spacious or natural, they’re equipped with an ANC system to help cut down ambient sound around you. They also support multi-device pairing, so you can stay connected to your PC and smartphone simultaneously, making them versatile without sacrificing sound quality.”

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