Yesterday I got my hands on some Focal Bathys after finding so many good reviews online. I’m very happy with them except for one important thing:
They were advertised as having multi-point capabilities. I would not have bought them without it. I have Jabra earbuds that connect to my computer (Macbook) and phone (Android) simultaneously. Then I can play music, watch videos, etc. through either device while using the earbuds.
With my Bathys, I’m seeing the following behavior:
- If they are connected to my computer, they will not connect to my phone. I have to disconnect the bluetooth connection from my computer to even make a connection on my phone.
- If they are connected to my phone and I connect with my computer, it does connect. But then my phone cannot play any audio. It shows they are connected, but nothing happens. I can only get audio through my computer.
- If they are connected to both devices when I reboot the headphones, they are connected to both devices when they start up again. But I can still only listen to the computer and can only listen to the phone if I disconnect the bluetooth connection on my computer.
- If they are connected to both devices and I close the laptop, I can listen to the phone. But as soon as I open the laptop, the phone goes silent again.
Functionally, this “multi-point” behaves exactly like my XM3s (which don’t have multi-point). Basically I have to disconnect from my computer to use my phone.
Is this the way it is supposed to work?