Looks like Zach is at it again. He's coming out with a new headphone with preorders starting in November. Here's what I read on reddit (credit to u/I_want_all_the_tacos here https://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/comments/70wbyu/zmf_auteur_zachs_new_open_back_headphone_is/): "Yesterday, I got to meet Zach at the Chicago head-fi meet. He brought his entire collection including 2 versions (different pads) of his new open back headphone, the ZMF Auteur. This was my first time hearing any of his headphones and I have to say I quite liked both Atticus and Eikon. If you are a fan of his work, you will like the Auteur. Zach said it is "about 80% open". I only briefly heard it and have little experience with Atticus/Eikon, but I can say it does sound like a more open Eikon. He said it uses the Eikon's biocellulose drivers. The build on it, like everything he does, is top notch and premium. Pre-ordering starts in November and will have a discount like the Atticus/Eikon did. Another head-fi member that heard them also reported these notes in his impressions: Auteur is the most neutral/balanced ZMF headphone - still warm of neutral overall (I'd say it runs a just a bit warmer than the Utopia and has a meatier bass presence for sure). Very resolving. It's super detailed and micro-detailed - lots of data in the music - all delivered in a very natural and musical way. Still very "music first" with excellent timbre, like all the ZMFs. The stage is very open sounding - Zach says it's about 80% open - but I heard several folks at the meet comment that they were impressed with the size of the stage. I listened to it with some good recordings and found it very impressive. It's absolutely gorgeous to look at, in person. The blackwood and brass version looked classy as hell. " Zach's also having an AMA about them in October on the subreddit. Should be fun. Personally, I think it would fit the little I had to complain about with the Eikon (the soundstage and microdetail.) Unfortunately, with the baby here...I'm going to broke for awhile, haha. Daycare fees strike with a vengeance, let me tell you.