ZMF Headphones - Official Thread

Not really, the Velcro on the pad just barely comes together from what I recall. So even if it does “fit” it is really sloppy looking and there is exposed Velcro that can stick to other things.

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I’ve been having issues lately with the Eikon causing pressure and been experimenting with trying to get them more comfortable. I have the co-pilot pad and if I understand and installed it correct, you have to take off the leather strap as it’s too much to install the co-pilot and then of course, you have to extend the ear pads as the co-pilot takes up more space. Now you have really extended pads and I’ve noticed it is a little more sloppy, moving front to back on your ears, changing the sound signature, gaining and loosing bass right off the bat. And yes, you can barely Velcro it together with a seamless connection (no velcro showing). I’ll probably move back to stock and might be looking for an alternate, glasses friendly headset that finds that balance between clamp force, comfort and all around sound.

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You don’t have to take the leatherr strap off. You can install the co-pilot over just the strap. See the website:

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I have the fat fluffy guy, top far right picture on that link. Look how those screw protrude (you can see it more on the left), that’s because the leather band has been removed. The thin suede looks like it might fit over the leather strap. I tried over both pieces and there was no way.

And it does feel like it’s floating, which could be good or bad, like changing the sound signature depending on how it’s floating.

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Yeah the ZMF sound is very dependent on the fit.

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I too have the leather co-pilot pad and it absolutely fits over the leather strap, under the headband.

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I think my problem I was trying to fit it over everything, not just the leather strap, I’ll try again tonight. Thanks. (I was wondering how that worked)

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I have an original lambskin Pilot Pad on my Ori–sans leather underband. It works brilliantly.

But I was reading this discussion and not really getting it until this picture. That looks excellent!

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Do you leave the Velcro towards the front or back?

I’ve got the Velcro towards the back and that’s a whole new fit, i don’t remember it that comfortable.

There’s velcro on both sides of mine.

The co-pilot pad has velcro on both sides. I don’t know of the pilot pad does.

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Mine folds and Velcro’s in one side. It sits and seals amazingly better. It has more bass and it’s warmer now. Why have i never tried this? It’s been here for months…


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jesus those are pretty. I remember being a thirteen year old kid stepping into Zach’s downtown chicago apartment with a closet converted into a workspace when he was doing T50rp mods… how time flies. Never imagined he’d be making art like this. Hope those go to a good home, they’re gorgeous.

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Agreed here. The ZMF are real picky about tube amps. The Utopia is possibly even pickier.

I’m pretty confident mine is the pilot pad. I’ll have to try the co-pilot next time. I’ve been at the point lately where the Eikon has not been comfortable for long periods of time but the pad adds a whole new level of comfort to these. Looking forward to putting some time in with this setup and see if it extends the comfort time.

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I’m surprised these have not been bought yet given the good price for the Ltd. wood

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I had this same padauk Eikon. It’s an amazing headphone with epic bass/sub-bass & dynamics top to bottom. Only sold it because it, like most closed backs, tended to aggravate my tinnitus & migraine. But I have very fond memories of this headphone…

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My Blackwood Eikon is my preferred HP; I listen to my other HPs but always comes back to the Eikon.

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