Focal Bathys Wireless HiFi Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation - Official Discussion Thread

The PX8’s I returned because they made my ears ring; whereas, the Bathys sounded smooth in side by side listening. I liked the PX8 looks and comfort, but Bathys sound more smooth and natural. A review by Resolve(see the PX8 forum on later in 2022 that I saw, showed some regions that charted shouty so that must have been the sharpness that irritated my ears. Still ANC headohones cant compete against openbacks. So I only use the Bathys for noisey areas.

Interestingly, I’ve managed to get 2 of my non-audiophile friends, who are well aware of my audiophile cred, interested in Bathys over the competing Bose, Sony, etc options. If Focal was looking to capture people who are not part of the audiophile world but might be casually interested in higher fidelity than the usual fare I would anecdotally suggest that they succeeded. :slight_smile: