Hi From Apos Audio & Announcing The Caspian Headphone Launch
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We wanted to introduce ourselves to the audio community here on Head-Fi and announce the launch of our first headphone. Apos Audio is based in the Bay Area and we curate audiophile equipment from different brands including products made by us.

Community members who have interacted with us love the service we provide. We are available via chat on the website and work with members to recommend appropriate products for their needs. In order for the community to feel comfortable with their purchase, we provide an Extended 2-year Manufacturer's Warranty (we cover this cost) and 45-Day Free Returns. At the same time, if you find a lower price online, we'll match it, and also provide a 30-day Lowest Price Match Guarantee after the purchase has been made.

Today we launched our first headphone - the Apos Caspian Open-Back Headphone. The Caspian is the brainchild of Sandu Vitalie of SoundNews, Kennerton Audio, and Apos. To create it, we took the Kennerton Vali, revised its sound signature, and revamped it with a comfortable and aesthetically beautiful design--all for the price of $499. It features a massive 50mm dynamic driver, natural oak ear cups, and oval-shaped ergonomic sheepskin ear pads.

We've made some content for the community to show the work and the people behind the Caspian. All this is linked below.

Creating the Apos Caspian
Apos Caspian Measurements: We Put Our First Headphone to the Test
Interview with Apos Caspian Sound Designer Sandu Vitalie
Interview with Apos Caspian Manufacturer Valentin Kazanzhi
Gallery: See How the Apos Caspian is Made

Sandu Vitalie at SoundNews also has done his deep dive on the Caspian's creation and sound in his written and video review.

And there's more to come :). We're working on exciting projects including review tours for the Head-Fi community and we'll announce them here in the near future.

We know we put a lot of information in this one post and want to thank you all for your support. We'd love to hear from you and answer any questions you might have!


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Aug 18, 2021 at 9:09 AM Post #2 of 85

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Looks nice! Always appreciate you as a retailer, hope the venture into your own gear goes great! The little “A” on the grill is surprisingly tasteful.
 
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That's probably some of the best-looking wood grain I've seen on a set of headphones... apart from ZMF's limited editions
 
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Looks nice! Always appreciate you as a retailer, hope the venture into your own gear goes great! The little “A” on the grill is surprisingly tasteful.
Thank you so much for your kind words.
 
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Aug 18, 2021 at 1:26 PM Post #11 of 85

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I wonder what the weight is. Also, it appears to use the headband design of most Beyerdynamics. Those headphones never quite extend far enough to reach my ears. A really worn out old pair seems to be able to maybe due to the headband pad compacting, but even then just barely. 1/2 inch extra extension on each side would be make or break.
 
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Any chance of shipping to Europe?
We are currently exploring international shipping and we want to open it up in future production batches of the Caspian. We've always been cautious of adding international shipping because we want to uphold the standards we set on our customer service side to whoever purchases from us. Stay tuned as we are working on this and will make an announcement when we are ready.
 
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Free shipping US & Canada. Any discount for UK shipping please?

We don't ship internationally right now but we are looking into it. More context on this below.
We are currently exploring international shipping and we want to open it up in future production batches of the Caspian. We've always been cautious of adding international shipping because we want to uphold the standards we set on our customer service side to whoever purchases from us. Stay tuned as we are working on this and will make an announcement when we are ready.
 
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This sounds like a very interesting project.

Will I be able to hear the Caspian at the upcoming CanJam SoCal?

We are planning to have a unit there :)
 
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