An Auteur is an artist who controls so many aspects of a specific work that their influence makes them the “author” of that endeavor. With the ZMF auteur, we have created a tuning and headphone platform that allows the listener to “author” their listening experience. The scene starts with the open, universally appealing ZMF tuning showcasing our version of “neutral”. The listener then authors their experience with either perforated Eikon pads for a warmer sound quality, or the auteur pads which will create an even further sense of neutrality. Our premium headphones are responsive to all aspects of the audio chain and will truly allow the audiophile the distinct pleasure of artistic control.
ZMF is all about “that wood sound",” utilizing reflective sound waves to impart a natural tone based on the density of the wood used. Our open headphones, like the auteur utilize “mostly open” tunings to impart the sonic character of wood, while adding dimension. As with all of our designs, the cups are machined from 5 x 5 x 2 blocks of solid wood. See our wood page for more info on how each wood has a unique sonic personality.