NOTE: There are 20 Upgrades available. Shipping will be paid with the first payment. A Second payment for the last 50% of the upgrade cost will be due before shipping back. If sold out, sign up for the email list for the next upgrade window.
The auteur [ō∙tuhr] in film, is a director that creates films that exude one's own personal style. The ZMF auteur is our most neutral headphone, with a musical personality that allows for infinite audio chain tweaks to find the perfect subjective soundscape.
With the ZMF Auteur Classic, you'll get everything the Original auteur had with the addition of a larger stage, more linear sub-bass, more resolution and lower THD. I wouldn't recommend this upgrade if I didn't think it was worthy, as my intent at ZMF has been to have each product be a final form. If you love your OG auteur, an upgrade is certainly not necessary!
Upgrading gets you:
- New auteur Classic drivers
- auteur Classic Wood Baffle
- Atrium damping system (ADS)
- Titan Mesh
- Replaced Driver Grille's if needed to Moulded Version
- Full Headphone QC/measurement and recommended optional improvements
Note: If your auteur earpads are worn, and we are unable to get a match, you will be charged for a new set of pads.
You will pay 50% at checkout. All add-ons will be paid for as well at 100% cost.
- Within 48 hours you will receive an email with shipping instructions. Ship your headphones to us! You are responsible for all ship costs.
- After we receive the headphones, you will be notified and your headphone will be upgraded to the classic within 3 weeks. When in process, if any refurbishment is recommended or offered, you will receive an email with these options and costs.
- When done you'll receive an invoice for the final payment and shipping.
- Enjoy your new re-warranted auteur classic! All orders include the lifetime driver warranty.
Learn more about the wood we use in our headphones here.