When we reviewed the Focal Bathys headphones last year we said that the French audiophile brand had completely nailed the sound. The luxury over-ears are "definitely special", we said, and that they "justify their [premium] asking price and then some".
And that's never been more true than now, as they are now available with a bold £100 off for Black Friday.
That puts them at £599 from a number of UK retailers while the annual holiday sales are on. However, you will have to act quickly if the supreme sound quality and stylish looks tickle your fancy – a number of stockists are showing that they are selling out fast.
Focal Bathys (black / silver):
was £699, now £599 at Sevenoaks Sound and Vision
THe original black and silver version of the Focal Bathys wireless headphones are available with an amazing £100 off for Black Friday. They are among the best luxury over-ears around.
There may be deals at other retailers too. You may need to check different stores for stock.
Why choose the Focal Bathys wireless headphones?
Focal has a strong tradition of making premium, audiophile speakers and headphones and the Bathys are its first wireless headphones with active noise cancellation.
They sport a 40mm aluminium/magnesium ‘M’-shaped dome driver in each ear, plus four microphones on each too – for the ANC but also clarity while speaking over the phone.
Battery life is up to a very healthy 30 hours and you can connect them to a MacBook via USB-C where they'll act as a DAC to play back true lossless audio.
They come with Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity and aptX Adaptive is on board to enable them to wireless stream near lossless music from a compatible smartphone.
You can also use them with any Bluetooth source or wired through a 3.5mm audio jack.