Open Back Headphone
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.
The Eikon utilizes the perfect mix of a linear mid range and treble with a boosted sub-bass for a musically neutral tinged sound. The Eikon produces clean, fast and engaging sound, while delivering a true closed experience with 24 dB of noise isolation.
Sonically, the auteur takes the Eikon’s general downslope tuning and shifts it slightly towards neutral with the perforated Eikon pads, or brings you to what most would consider complete neutrality with the auteur pads. Regardless of your taste in sound signature, the auteur will cater to your needs with each set of earpads. Unlike many open designs, the bass extends deep and hits hard when called for.
Like our entire line-up, the auteur and Eikon are meant to complement each other, not replace each other in tuning and every-day use. The Eikon’s absolute isolation and punch, and the auteur’s liquid neutrality will suit your every need.
The Auteur feature our custom ZMF Biocellulose driver. This driver delivers the world’s first open, high impedance, biocellulose headphone design. The Auteur conveys the legendary ZMF biocelluse sound, with 24 dB of noise isolation.
The auteur take an engaging musical tilt with a hint of neutrality and great extension. You won’t get bored or fatigued, but you won’t miss anything from your music, either.
Both lightweight and utilizing our signature “double headband,” you’ll always wear the auteur comfortably. The weight of Limited Editions will vary based on the wood offered.
Inspired by French stained glass, the auteur’s grille and overall aesthetic is timeless and intriguing. With our limited series, be on the look-out for exciting runs using different metals and woods.
- Frequency Response: Approximately 10 Hz to 25 KHZ
- Impedance: 300 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 97 dB/mW (Auteur) 98 dB/mW (Eikon)
- Warranty: Lifetime for Driver, 3 year parts and mechanical
- Weight (est.): 470g (Auteur) 530g (Eikon)
- Pads: Auteur and Eikon Perforated Pads (Auteur) Eikon Pads (Eikon)
- Case: Seahorse SE 340