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Be interesting to know different wood cups on affecting sounds... As Utopia experience goes, Beryllium drivers are fast, textured and maybe sometimes bright. So would like to know difference between like blackwood and silkwood on speed, detail, timbre, width and depth etc...
Nice grille btw
 
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I mirror those thoughts. My gut tells me (but would love to hear from the maker himself) is that:
- the Verite's use of Beryllium and Magnesium point to it being tuned more toward a "reference" sound, building on from where the Auteur left off. So like the Utopia et al, it should be very quick, very refined, very detailed, perhaps sacrificing a "fun" factor and less pronounced / impactful bass
- the Aeolus is particularly interesting, as it may provide that liquid honey midrange of the Atticus, but ease some of the potential mid-bass bloat / bleed as the open back design gives it some room to breath, and some of the sound waves to escape. This should also reduce the impact of cup resonance
 
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Love the names of these. I'm very excited to try both. The Verites particulary looks fantastic.
 
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I mirror those thoughts. My gut tells me (but would love to hear from the maker himself) is that:
- the Verite's use of Beryllium and Magnesium point to it being tuned more toward a "reference" sound, building on from where the Auteur left off. So like the Utopia et al, it should be very quick, very refined, very detailed, perhaps sacrificing a "fun" factor and less pronounced / impactful bass
- the Aeolus is particularly interesting, as it may provide that liquid honey midrange of the Atticus, but ease some of the potential mid-bass bloat / bleed as the open back design gives it some room to breath, and some of the sound waves to escape. This should also reduce the impact of cup resonance
If Verite goes after reference route, then i think denser woods like ebony or cocobolo will fully utilize the Beryllium speed and detail.... will bring the challenge to Utopia..... exciting times ahead fellas
 
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I mirror those thoughts. My gut tells me (but would love to hear from the maker himself) is that:
- the Verite's use of Beryllium and Magnesium point to it being tuned more toward a "reference" sound, building on from where the Auteur left off. So like the Utopia et al, it should be very quick, very refined, very detailed, perhaps sacrificing a "fun" factor and less pronounced / impactful bass
- the Aeolus is particularly interesting, as it may provide that liquid honey midrange of the Atticus, but ease some of the potential mid-bass bloat / bleed as the open back design gives it some room to breath, and some of the sound waves to escape. This should also reduce the impact of cup resonance
Also more interested in the Aeolus myself, although the Verite is fascinating from a technical standpoint. Could potentially be a Utopia killer at a more reasonable price and better build quality - what’s not to like?

Some interesting matchups coming soon, including Verite/Utopia, Aeolus/Elear/Elex, Elegia/Atticus/Eikon. Good time to be in head-fi.
 
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Looking forward to this. Doing audio shows in the UK has shown me that the ZMF sound resonates with the market here, and I fully expect this will continue that trend.
 
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I am definitely interested in how the Verite compare to the Utopia.

Love how the Verite look.
 
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Unfortunately no pics of Aeolus yet, we have three early protos that generally show the sound off for Rmaf, as soon as we get back from rmaf we will be able to build the final proto's and I'll take pics as well as put the info pages up.
 
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@zach915m any nibbles you could share with us here on how you've voiced these two headphones? Where will they sit in the lineup in terms of sound profile? Some of us aren't lucky enough to visit RMAF (or even the US for that matter) :frowning2:
 
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Super interested in both of these, but having just bought 2 ZMF headphones some months ago there's no way in hell I will be able to have one of these for quite a while.

Just based on the fancy name, vérité, it's obviously going for even more neutral than the Auteur (you know, cause 'truth' = neutral).
 
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