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Sendy Audio presents the Apollo, its new €500 planar magnetic hi-fi headphones


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A new challenger from China, Sendy Audio arrives with its third hi-fi headset called “Apollo”. This model intends to make us succumb to the song of its planar magnetic transducers.

Founded in 2016 alongside its sister company Sigva Audio, Chinese manufacturer Sendy Audio has entered the exclusive world of high-end hi-fi headphones, with a mission to offer products with good value for money. From this desire were born three models: the Peacock, the Aiva and the Apollo, which has just been marketed.

Like its two companions, the Apollo headphones from Sendy Audio stand out from the competition thanks to their two large open circumauricular ear cups, protected by wooden shells – solid rosewood – and a metal grille with a clean pattern. According to the manufacturer, the sun formed by the combination of steel and nickel as well as the perforations present would not only have an aesthetic interest, but also an acoustic one. Obviously, the manufacturer is careful not to give a more precise explanation on this subject. Each earpiece is accompanied by a very large and thick leatherette-covered memory foam cushion, the design of which promises to best encompass the ear and limit the pressure induced… to see what it is In practice.

The Apollo sports a double headband able to best distribute the weight of 395 g of this helmet – relatively “light” for a model with such transducers.  © SendyAudio

The Apollo sports a double headband able to best distribute the weight of 395 g of this helmet – relatively “light” for a model with such transducers. © SendyAudio

Another particularity of the Sendy Audio headphones: the presence of an in-house 68 mm “Quad Former” planar magnetic transducer, made up of two coils placed on either side of the membrane – instead of the usual one. This membrane, very rigid and thin (3 microns), would guarantee “Natural, smooth vocals, deep bass, clear, detailed treble and a wonderful soundstage”. Something to make audiophiles dream…
From a technical point of view, the headphones announce a frequency response of between 20 Hz and 40 kHz, a sensitivity of 95 dB (+/– 3 dB) and an impedance of 16 ohms.

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On the connection side, nothing very exotic: the Apollo from Sendy Audio comes with a detachable 2 m Y cable with a double 2.5 mm sub mini-jack connector (headphone side) and a balanced connector 4.4mm (source side). A 3.5 mm mini-jack adapter is supplied with the headphones, as is a carrying bag for the cables and a hard carrying case for the headphones.

The Sendy Audio Apollo hits the market at a price of €500.



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