Auteur Classic
Auteur Classic
Auteur Classic
Auteur Classic
Auteur Classic
Auteur Classic
Auteur Classic

The auteur [ō∙tuhr] in film, is a director that creates films that exude one's own personal style.  The ZMF auteur is a linear headphone, with a musical personality that allows for infinite audio chain tweaks to find the perfect subjective soundscape.

With the ZMF Auteur Classic, I've revamped ZMF's original open dynamic headphone, and "added" air, resolution, dynamic range and a smoother, blacker sound while retaining everything that the original auteur is.  Named to honor the original, the auteur classic is a true original, the first open ZMF, and the headphone we would recommend over all other's if you haven't owned a ZMF before.

Currently, the stock wood for the Auteur Classic is Ambrosia Maple with a Black Aluminum Anodized Grille and Rods.  Resin marks, grain lines, ambrosia marks and other natural markings will be present.

Learn more about the wood we use in our headphones here.

Headphones may vary from sample photos due to natural wood variance.


  • Impedance: 300 Ohms
  • Driver: Biocellulose
  • Weight: 490g ± 30g (aluminum)
  • Sensitivity: ~96dB/mW


  • Ambrosia Maple Auteur Classic
  • ZMF Stock Braided Cable
  • ZMF Auteur Pads
  • ZMF Owner's Card
  • Lifetime Driver Warranty


  • The stock cable is always sent in an alternate termination from the OFC cable chosen, and is based on current ZMF Inventory.
  • The upgraded magnesium chassis is painted, not anodized, and may wear over time.  Magnesium reduces weight by 34g.
  • Only one discounted upgrade cable can be purchased in a bundle with each set of headphones, the stock cable is still included with purchase.
  • To add a fully custom cable, check out our cables page!


We ship worldwide! If you are unsure about ordering, see our Shipping FAQ or check to see if we have a Certified Dealer in your country.
Still curious? Check out our Auteur FAQ page, our General FAQ page, and our Product Guide.

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