I agree with the comments that Zach at ZMF Headphones is the “Rock Star” of the HP world!
After watching that fellow on YouTube with the many, many headphones raving about the ZMF Aeolus I was convinced that the ZMF Aeolus was THE hp I was going to buy. At $1500 it was affordable and seemed like a slam dunk. Well, I was thrilled. It turned out to be beautifully musical, warm and natural. I had tried several others and the Aeolus just sounded right. I listen through a Berning MicroZOTL amp to only 16/44 DC sourced from a Theta Compli transport and a $20k 3 Dimension Audio DAC. The latter, though not well known, is similar to the $80k Audio Note Japan tube DAC. After some time with the Aeolus, I was so impressed I sold them and bought the top line ZMF Verite Open for $2500. Maybe not the last word in performance but that ZMF rightness combined with incredible detail. And now, with a couple of hundred hours on them, their performance is many percent even better! Zach’s current masterpiece. Sure there are several super headphones at a super price but the Verites are my last headphones. A Rock Star? I would say YEA!