ZMF Ear Pads for Fostex, Audeze & More
ZMF Ear Pads for Fostex, Audeze & More

Luxurious Ear Pads & Headband Pads

With these pads from ZMF Headphones, every listening session becomes more enjoyable. The foam is wrapped in thick natural lambskin, perforated lambskin, or suede, with a hand-stitched design that provides a soft, pliable feel. The shape of the ear cavity is roomier than most ear pads for a true over-the-ear fit, and a firmer “button” on the bottom of each pad increases isolation and helps funnel sound waves directly into the ear.

Note: At checkout, choose the Universe ear pads (base price), the Auteur ear pads (+ $10), or the Pilot Pad (- $25). The Universe and Auteur ear pads are available in lambskin, perforated lambskin, and suede, while the Pilot Pad is available in lambskin and suede. Please note that though the materials are hand-matched for congruency, some pads may differ in appearance from what's pictured here.

ZMF Ear Pads for Fostex, Audeze & More

About the Universe Ear Pads

ZMF's "flattest," most universally compatible pad, the Universe is just a touch angled: not too thin and not too thick. This pad is great for those who already like the tuning of their stock headphones, since they don't add much thickness when compared to most stock pads. It'll pair well with most full-sized headphones.

Universe ear pads – lambskin
Universe ear pads – lambskin perforated

About the Auteur Ear Pads

ZMF's largest round pad with the largest ear opening, the Auteur pad was developed for its namesake, the ZMF Auteur headphones.  It has the same 111-millimeter diameter as the company's Eikon pads, but with a larger ear opening, and uses 6-pound Visco foam and a premium covering for a luxurious feel with the perfect amount of cushion. Like other ZMF pads, the Auteur's outer sleeving is flexible and will attach to most large round headphones.

Auteur ear pads – lambskin (+ $10)
Auteur ear pads – perforated lambskin (+ $10)

New Perforated Lambskin & Suede Options

ZMF developed the perforated lambskin pads as a way to get a more neutral sound signature and increased staging by way of increased airflow. A moderate amount of pores were added to the lambskin to strike a balance, as too much air being let through would reduce bass. For fans of pads with a brushed vegan leather feel, ZMF made the suede pads. These generally reduce mid-bass a bit compared to lambskin and bring out a touch more treble and air.

ZMF Ear Pads for Fostex, Audeze & More

Pilot Pad for Headbands

Developed to make headbands more cushioned and comfortable, the ZMF Pilot Pad is a headband pad with a Velcro attachment. It fits easily around any headband that’s less than 1.5 inches wide and ⅜ inch thick—and can fit around thicker headbands that are less than 1.5 inches wide. The soft outer material wears naturally and lasts a long time.

ZMF Ear Pads for Fostex, Audeze & More


ZMF Universe Ear Pads

  • Lambskin, perforated lambskin, or suede
  • Outer diameter: 4.25 in (108 mm)
  • Ear cavity: 2.79 x 2.2 in (71 x 56 mm)
  • Thick angled side: 1 in (25 mm)
  • Thin angled side: 0.79 in (20 mm)
  • Recommended for Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00, HIFIMAN, Audeze, Beyerdynamic, and more

ZMF Auteur Ear Pads

  • Lambskin, perforated lambskin, or suede
  • Outer diameter: 4.3 in (109 mm)
  • Ear cavity: 2.83 x 2.28 in (72 x 58 mm)
  • Tallest height: 1 in (25 mm)
  • Shortest height: 0.75 in (19 mm)
  • Fits Audeze and other similarly sized headphones with a diameter of 4–4.5 in (103–115mm)

ZMF Pilot Pad

  • Lambskin or suede
  • Velcro attachment
  • Dimensions: 8 x 2.75 x 0.875 in (203 x 70 x 22 mm)


All orders will be shipped by the vendor.

Estimated ship date is June 6, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.

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