CCA - PLA13

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Don't sweat it, this CCA - PLA13 comes with a 1 Year warranty from CCA that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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V-Shaped Sound Signature

Wired Earphones with a V-Shaped sound signature present an exciting and energetic listening experience with punchy bass and a sparkling shine. Listening to music on headphones with a V-shaped sound signature is stimulating as the audio seems brighter and pleasing to our ears. This happens because the booming bass and sparkling highs are the great formulae for breathing a new life into your music. This sound signature is preferred by music listeners favouring an exhilarating sound and is well suited for music genres like Rock, Pop and Bollywood.


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Ideal for Audiophiles

These earphones/IEMs are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality deeply, you'll want a pair of earphones/IEMs like these. You can expect them to present a Hi-Fidelity listening experience.


The audio quality exhibited by these earphones/IEMs is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision. These earphones/IEMs deliver a spacious and open soundstage with utmost clarity and detail. Delve into pure sonic bliss with these earphones/IEMs!


Ideal For Casual Music Listening

These earphones/IEMs are your go-to when you want to sit back and relax. If you’re someone who is looking to listen to music without worrying too much about the technicalities, then these are the perfect fit for you.


You can expect these earphones/IEMs to work conveniently and pair with most devices like smartphones and laptops without needing a DAC & Amp. These offer the ultimate convenience, but we believe that if you care about an immersive listening experience and audio quality, these are not for you!


Ideal for Commuting

If you’re someone who enjoys listening to music while commuting, then you know the value of a good pair of earphones/IEMs. These earphones/IEMs allow you to listen to your favourite track or block out the world for a focused podcast listening experience.


You can expect these earphones/IEMs to offer a seamless connectivity experience. They are lightweight in design and provide noise isolation as an added functionality.


Ideal for Taking Calls

These earphones/IEMs are designed to present how audio tech, typically associated with listening to music, can be used for two-way communications.


If you are someone who is working from home and needs to do a conference call or have a video call, you'll benefit from a pair of earphones/IEMs with a mic.


You can expect these earphones/IEMs to offer good microphone quality and clear audio without having to connect additional peripherals. Just plug them in, and express yourself!


Planar Magnetic Drivers

Planar magnetic drivers combine characteristics of several driver types. They employ magnetic fields akin to dynamic and balanced armature drivers. However, planar magnetic drivers, like electrostatic drivers, use a flat, thin diaphragm in contrast to a coil. The planar drivers are known for their quick transient response.


Replaceable Cables

A pair of headphones with a replaceable cable has many benefits, and one of them is if the connecting cable has a problem, it doesn’t mean that you have to buy a new one. If the connecting cable gets pulled or damaged, you can replace it and keep using your good-old headphones or IEMs. This way, your headphones will be protected and will last longer. With the advancements in cable manufacturing, you now get a variety of replacement cables with various termination options, lengths and quality.


Tangle-Free Cables

Every time you reach for earphone/IEM cables to connect them to your earphones/IEM, no matter how neatly you "wrapped" them up, they end up in a giant Gordian knot of frustration. Tangled cables are the bane of modern existence, and everyone owning a wired pair of earphones/IEM can attest to this.


With advances in cable-making techniques and radical approaches to manufacturing, there are now several solutions to this universal problem. You get Flat cables, Mesh Design cables, cables coated with exterior covers and cables designed with a zipper style design to avoid Tangle and attempt to solve the issue.


Works with Android & iOS

One thing all of our phones have in common is that they have replaced the portable media player. These headphones and devices are perfect to pair with your Android and iOS devices and offer functionality previously unknown. If you’re someone who usually switches between a variety of devices with different OS, then these are suited for you. You can expect these headphones and devices to connect seamlessly without any hassle and even offer OS-specific functionality depending on the device. Headphones and devices designed to work with Android and iOS come in wired and wireless formats. Quite often you will also find Hi-Fi equipment offering direct connectivity to devices with Android and iOS to simplify the connectivity process.


Needs Amplification

If you plug your wired earphones/IEMs directly into your phone or laptop, you are probably not hearing them at their best. This usually happens because the amplifier in your phone or laptop is not capable enough; to drive your earphones/IEMs to their full potential.


A dedicated headphone amplifier is an elegant solution which can power your wired earphones/IEMs to their maximum capability. When you invest in a good pair of wired earphones/IEMs that are hard to drive, it is ideal to get a dedicated "amp" that will make your earphones/IEMs sound even better.


High-Performance 13.2mm Planar Magnetic Driver In-Ear Monitor

Features a 13.2mm Planar Magnetic Driver Unit

The CCA PLA13 hosts a brand-new 13.2mm planar magnetic driver unit that achieves an outstanding sound with a fast transient response. The CCA PLA13 will be able to capture subtle nuances in your recordings. It hosts a double-sided array magnet dual-cavity planar driver that is patented. It enables the duo to produce a remarkable sound with a vibrant, responsive tone with flawless details in your music.

Features a 13.2mm Planar Magnetic Driver Unit

The CCA PLA13 hosts a brand-new 13.2mm planar magnetic driver unit that achieves an outstanding sound with a fast transient response. The CCA PLA13 will be able to capture subtle nuances in your recordings. It hosts a double-sided array magnet dual-cavity planar driver that is patented. It enables the duo to produce a remarkable sound with a vibrant, responsive tone with flawless details in your music.

Excellent Sound Performance With Unsurpassed Clarity

A skilled team of acoustic engineers tuned the PLA13 for a sound that adds the required touch of musicality, a finely detailed frequency response, and a wide soundstage. The PLA13 provides a clear and accurate response for every frequency, with bass, mids, and treble being well-defined. It offers excellent sound performance with unsurpassed clarity, detail, and ultra-low distortion.

Ergonomic Form Factor & Elegant Design

The aluminium alloy face panels and premium skin-friendly resin are used to construct the PLA13's ear shells. An ergonomic form factor is a crucial aspect of PLA13's design, as it greatly enhances the user experience by providing a comfortable and intuitive fit that reduces discomfort and improves sound quality. The pair features a beautiful design and an ergonomic form factor. You can wear them comfortably for long hours without experiencing ear fatigue.

HD Microphone For Crystal Clear Calls

The cable hosts an HD microphone and button controls so that you get a seamless experience. The microphone is of high quality, enabling you to have a great calling experience. Quick-access functions assigned to the button on the microphone housing allow you to increase or decrease volume, answer or reject calls, play or pause, and toggle between tracks.

Excellent Sound Performance With Unsurpassed Clarity

A skilled team of acoustic engineers tuned the PLA13 for a sound that adds the required touch of musicality, a finely detailed frequency response, and a wide soundstage. The PLA13 provides a clear and accurate response for every frequency, with bass, mids, and treble being well-defined. It offers excellent sound performance with unsurpassed clarity, detail, and ultra-low distortion.

Ergonomic Form Factor & Elegant Design

The aluminium alloy face panels and premium skin-friendly resin are used to construct the PLA13's ear shells. An ergonomic form factor is a crucial aspect of PLA13's design, as it greatly enhances the user experience by providing a comfortable and intuitive fit that reduces discomfort and improves sound quality. The pair features a beautiful design and an ergonomic form factor. You can wear them comfortably for long hours without experiencing ear fatigue.

HD Microphone For Crystal Clear Calls

The cable hosts an HD microphone and button controls so that you get a seamless experience. The microphone is of high quality, enabling you to have a great calling experience. Quick-access functions assigned to the button on the microphone housing allow you to increase or decrease volume, answer or reject calls, play or pause, and toggle between tracks.

High-Purity Silver-Plated Cable With 3.5mm Termination

PLA13 comes with a high-purity stock cable that is silver-plated. It has standard 0.75mm 2-pin connectors and 3.5mm termination. The silver-plated layer improves resolution and lessens signal loss during transmission. The advantage of 3.5mm termination is you can pair these with a portable DAC & Amp to take the performance of these in-ear monitors to the next level.

2-Pin Connectors

PLA13 comes with 0.75mm 2-Pin interfaces, expanding the possibilities by changing the cable and leaving room for upgradability. It can be paired with a Balanced cable or a Bluetooth adapter if you ever wish to go wireless.

Silicone Starline Eartips

Silicone eartips are gentle on the ears, soft, flexible, and offer a secure fit for prolonged listening sessions. They minimise discomfort and relieve pressure.

Accessories to Get you Started

1. High-Purity Silver-Plated Cable

2. Ear Tips


Driver
13.2mm Planar Magnetic Driver
Impedance
16±3Ω
Mic & Remote
Yes (1-Button)
Wired Connectivity
3.5mm Single-Ended
Pin Type
0.75mm 2-Pin
Sensitivity
100±3dB


1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this CCA - PLA13 comes with a 1 Year warranty from CCA that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about CCA's warranty in India.

As far as Planar IEMs go the PLA13s are the cheapest money can buy. These are just phenomenal pair that represents sound with the highest clarity, a crisp treble, and a thumpy low-end response. If you want to get your hand on a planar IEM, then these are the way to go.

RAGHAV SOMANI

The earbuds are also very comfortable; the shape felt just right for my ears and they are also very light. The silicone ear tips are soft and create a great seal.
Available for purchase at Headphone Zone, the all-new PLA13 offers the perfect mix of expert acoustics and construction with a substantial 13.2mm planar magnetic driver encased in a well-planned resin shell structure.
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Sound Signature

V-Shaped: An equal amount of bass and treble that adds excitement & is enjoyable.

Balanced: A neutral sound that doesn't emphasise on one frequency.

V-Shaped: An equal amount of bass and treble that adds excitement & is enjoyable.

Driver Configuration

13.2mm Planar Magnetic Drivers

13.2mm Planar Magnetic Driver

13.2mm Planar Magnetic Driver

Connector / Plug Type

0.75mm / 3.5mm Single-Ended

0.75mm / 3.5mm Single-Ended

0.75mm / 3.5mm Single-Ended

Impedance

16±3 Ohms

15±3 Ohms

16±3 Ohms

Our Verdict

There are a lot of Planar Magnetic IEMs available today, but what sets the CCA PLA 13 aside is its price point, making it one of the most affordable planar IEMs available today. For the budget-conscious audiophile, this is the perfect upgrade into the world of planar sound, and for the initiated, this is one IEM to add to the collection!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 256 reviews
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Shashwat Mishra (Patna)
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Value for Money:
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My FINAL VERDICT

I’ll try and include any information I think stood out during my experiences.

In the first place, I would like to mention that it is a Planar Magnetic IEM, which means that instead of having a Dynamic Driver, it has a Planar Magnetic Driver. (You can google it, if you want to know more about Planar Magnetic Drivers)

I connected it directly to my POCO F1's AUX Port without any additional DAC. As a result of this initial listening session, I have learned the following about these IEMs.

• BASS: - The Bass is PUNCHY, its quick to play, and doesn’t linger too long in the sound field. It has good fast attack, and short decay. (Probably because of its Driver) Bass is not overwhelmed, just on the sweet spot. It doesn’t lead to a less-detailed sound that muddles other details.

• MIDS: - There is not too much of a dip in the Mids. They are smooth and aren’t overpowered by the Bass & the treble complements them well… What I like the most about these IEMs that it has a good bass response WITHOUT killing the Mids.

• TREBLE: - The treble is nicely-rendered but is quiet above relaxed for the obvious reasons as it’s giving more details to the music. (There are large variations in the personal treble taste.) Treble is sparkly, it has a sharp and prominent zing to it. An impactful punch. It has a hint of grain and sparkle but it doesn’t mean that its Harsh or fatiguing… It’s really well tuned

• Sound Stage:- (The sound stage is basically an imaginary 3D space created by headphones.) and the Sound stage of these planar IEMs is…. Bingo! Its really a treasure and “The Clincher for me”
• Instrument Separations: - The instrument separation on these IEMs is phenomenal you can easily hear each and every instrument in a music. Thanks to the Details.

Add On:
The sense of separation between the left and right channels of audio. Different from soundstage. A natural image will have a smooth progression between left, center, and right. The overall width of the field seems narrow and close to your head. You can literally imagine that where the instrument in playing in the stereo channel.

They could be better in terms of comfort. The silicone ear tips are of acceptable quality. It will not cause you any significant discomfort.

The microphone should not be a deal breaker for you because I doubt anyone reading this will buy these IEMs primarily for calling. However, if this is a concern for you, there are far superior earphones on the market. You should definitely go with Sony.

These IEMs may be the best upgrade if you are new to the world of Planar. That's all for now, folks!

It’s really hard to describe Sound quality in words. But I’ve done my best. I hope you find my feedback useful.

Thanks a lot for your detailed and genuine feedback, we're glad that you have such positive thoughts about the product and we'll share your thoughts with the brand as well. It'll also help our fellow customers to make the right choice!

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Andy Varte (Shillong)
CCA - PLA13 - too much treble!

I haven't been much of an audiophile, though I have a background in music and have spent time performing as a frontman for a rock band.

I bought the CCA - PLA13 along with the iFi GO Link DAC. My usual headphones are either Apple Airpods or Gaming Headphones while I am gaming. I expected a big improvement using the gear and listening to lossless on Apple Music.

I don't know what to say - I didn't enjoy the experience! It is true I could hear some extra details louder with the above setup and hi res audio, but I felt without any EQ the default sound signature was too sharp, noisy and distorted. Especially vocals and hi-hats. Vocals sound like nails on a chalkboard because the treble and overall hi-end is too pronounced (Lewis Capaldi's new album for example). Hi-hats are brought to the foreground along with cymbals but that makes them too loud and just drowns out everything else (any Dream Theater song for example). One can hardly hear basslines, there is no punch (When the Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin has an iconic drum intro but with this setup it sounds underwhelming).

Songs are carefully mixed in the studio -- I've been there I know how the process works. Some instruments like for example the hi-hat and cymbals should NOT be in the foreground. These are meant to be like seasonings to a dish, kept at the back of the tastebuds not to be overpowering but to add flavour only. This setup and 'hi-res' just brings all mids and highs and makes them LOUD. Ask any guy in a band, it's the drums and the bass that provide and make the groove in any song. But with this setup all I hear is loud cymbals, hi hats, screechy vocals.

What am I doing wrong here? I WANT to like hi-res and these fancy IEMs. But they're just killing my music experience!

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Bonzy Sharma (Thane)
Design and Comfort:
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Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
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Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
A view from not a tryhard audiophile but avid music enjoyer.

Bass: punchy but not overdone. good sweet spot.
Mids: Sounds clear.
highs: not harsh but still very evident.
The instrument separation is really good, the sound stage is wide.

Get a DAC if you want a higher volume.
I am using it every day on my pc for music and gaming, does good. You can locate footsteps. (Using a Corsair 7.1 Card if that helps)

Btw something that's looked over, the mic that it comes with is actually pretty decent.
My left ear starts to hurt a bit after hours of usage. My right side's ear tip Idk it's loose or something but it sometimes comes out of its own and even sometimes when I take my earphone out IT STAYS in my ear.

Anyways, the Music I listen to primarily is Hip hop, R&B Hip hop, Techno, House, and Some old indies. Your mileage may vary.

6/10 | money well wasted.

Thanks a lot for your detailed and genuine feedback, we're glad that you have such positive thoughts about the product and we'll share your thoughts with the brand as well. It'll also help our fellow customers to make the right choice!

J
Jithesh S (Alappuzha)
CCA pla 13

Didn't met my expectations. It's too harsh . Treble is very high causing head ache can't listen in for continuous for even 1 hour . Burn in process done . Using it with my fiio btr7. Mids are super perfect .
If it have a little bass boost then it will be a perfect iem for me . Next wanna purchase a better iem ( not a bullet shaped ) that gives a good sound signature that can listen music for continuous 5 hours without any harsh sound to the ears . Budget under 10k
Thanks for the entire team of headphone zone .

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Jangsen (Bhubaneswar)
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Value for Money:
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5 on 5 for details

This is a bang for buck, upgraded from KZ ZEX, the details you can hear in this iem are amazing, this being an Planar, beats many of those in dual driver triple driver setup in the 5K range. a must try. Beware these planar need more to drive so unless you have those LG DAC phones you will be needing a DAC to unleash its full potential

Hey Jangsen, thanks a lot for this lovely review and we are glad you are enjoying it! Keep the music playing.