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Updated January 10, 2024·

If price is a major deciding factor for you, the 7hz Timeless offers good value with solid sound quality, particularly if you are an audiophile looking for detailed sound reproduction. However, the Focal Bathys is a high-end option that provides exceptional sound quality, active noise cancellation, and wireless Bluetooth connectivity, which are great for convenience and noise isolation. If you're often in noisy environments or prefer the ease of wireless listening, the Focal Bathys would be a better choice, despite the higher cost. Keep in mind that the 7hz Timeless may require a wired connection and might not have noise cancellation features. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • The 7hz Timeless has no clear advantages over the Focal Bathys.
Advantages of the Focal Bathys
  • Excellent for gaming
  • Best in class for TV and video
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Bathys
8.0
The 7hz Timeless and Focal Bathys are both very good for music, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Bathys
9.3
The Focal Bathys is excellent for gaming, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Bathys
5.2
The Focal Bathys and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the Focal Bathys is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Bathys
6.2
The 7hz Timeless and Focal Bathys are both only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Bathys
10.0
The Focal Bathys is best in class for TV and video, while the 7hz Timeless is good.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Bathys
8.3
The Focal Bathys is very good for noise reduction, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
Bathys
31.0 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The Focal Bathys has 31 hours of battery life.

Cost

$200
Timeless
Bathys
$699
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $200 and the Focal Bathys costs $699.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Bathys
9.0
The Focal Bathys has excellent build quality, while the 7hz Timeless has very good build quality.
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How the 7hz Timeless and the Focal Bathys compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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GENERAL

Price
$200
$699
Brand
7hzFocal
Release Date
August 1, 2021October 1, 2022
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/108.1/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105.3/10
Gaming Score
6.7/109.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/1010/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.6/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A31 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.1

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/108.4/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A6.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7/108.4/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams350 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

Shopping

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7hz Timeless

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Focal Bathys

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Soundguys

Christian Thomas | May 2023
"As much as I hesitate to recommend a headphone that sells for $800 USD, if you’re looking for the best sound quality you can find in the ANC space: it’s the Focal Bathys."

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