KZ - AM01

Type-C Dongle DAC

Sale price₹ 1,090 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 1,999

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In case you receive the KZ - AM01 with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)


The KZ - AM01 is eligible for Easy Exchange within 7 days of delivery. Your exchange request will be accepted only once. We want to make sure that you end up with a product that you 100% love.

An exchange will be allowed only if the product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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Don't sweat it, this KZ - AM01 comes with a 1 Year warranty from KZ that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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The KZ-AM01 provides a seamless means to enhance your smartphone music listening experience. This portable DAC & Amp is user-friendly, making it an ideal choice for novice audiophiles embarking on their journey into the realm of high-fidelity audio.


Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.


KZ, a brand recognised for its budget-friendly IEMs, has now expanded into the DAC&Amp domain with the new AM01 dongle DAC. In the contemporary era of music streaming, having a dependable digital-to-analogue converter is essential for enjoying music. Whether you're dealing with lossy formats like MP3 and WMA or lossless ones such as WAV and FLAC, these audio file formats store sound data as digital signals. The primary role of a DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) chip is to translate these digital signals into analogue current signals that can drive audio output devices. KZ's AM01 is designed to provide a high-quality and robust DAC solution at an affordable price point. The AM01 incorporates a high-performance DAC chip and a dedicated amplifier chip to deliver an exceptional listening experience.


The KZ AM01 incorporates a cutting-edge high-performance DAC decoding chip that utilises the latest manufacturing process, boasting low standby power consumption of just 10mW/h. This stands in contrast to many decoding chips in the market, which employ outdated manufacturing processes and exhibit high power consumption of 40-50mW/h even when idle. This chip equips the KZ AM01 with an impressive signal-to-noise ratio of up to 124dB and a dynamic range of 111dB, guaranteeing a precise one-to-one conversion of digital signals into pristine lossless audio quality. Notably, the PCM sampling rate of the KZ AM01 reaches an impressive 32-bit/384kHz. Consequently, when the playback device and source meet specific criteria and are paired with the KZ AM01, you can readily enjoy a listening experience that surpasses CD audio quality.



The KZ AM01 boasts the inclusion of the MAX97220 independent amplifier chip, a component that dynamically accommodates loads of up to 600Ω, which is sufficient for driving most earphones available in the market. This feature ensures a cleaner and more potent audio output while keeping distortion to a minimum. The KZ AM01 maintains an overall maximum power consumption of 575mW/h, leading to minimal heat generation and a negligible impact on the battery life of your playback device. This amplification capability empowers your smartphones, providing them with a strong driving force that rivals that of digital audio players. What's even more impressive is that you get robust performance with low power consumption.



The KZ AM01 offers a plug-and-play experience, seamlessly connecting with a variety of Type-C devices, without requiring intricate setups. This ensures you can relish zero-latency, high-definition audio quality while indulging in music, streaming content, or watching short videos. When gaming, it delivers a lag-free experience with flawless audio-visual synchronisation. The all-in-one design boasts a sleek appearance and Kevlar-braided cables, making it easy to carry and highly durable.

NOTE: KZ AM01 only supports TYPE-C interfaces with OTG functionality.

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this KZ - AM01 comes with a 1 Year warranty from KZ that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about KZ's warranty in India.

Redefining Audio Performance with KZ Acoustics

Founded in 2008 by classical musicians, KZ Acoustics has made waves in the industry by redefining audio performance. The initials 'KZ' stand for 'Knowledge Zenith', reflecting their commitment to offering immersive, low-priced earphones that deliver exceptional sound quality and visual appeal. With a passion for both business and interest in audio, KZ Acoustics has garnered worldwide attention for their range of In-Ear Monitors, True Wireless Products (TWS), Ear Buds, and Cables. With over a million earphones sold annually and availability both domestically and internationally, KZ continues to set new standards in the audio industry.

Fun fact:In 2016, KZ sold one of their ZST model every 2 minutes totalling 10000 units in just 15 days!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 79 reviews
Subharthi Kar (Kolkata)
One is better than None

Buying his DAC is only worth it if you are listening on a budget phone (approx. ₹10K). Then only do you get a noticeably significant upgrade in audio quality. Larger devices such as desktop & laptop, or more expensive phones have a good enough internal DAC which renders this upgrade negligible or unnecessary.

Note - This is my first ever purchased DAC, and I am using it with KZ - ZEX.

Thank you for your feedback.

Biplab Biswas (Kolkata)
Just experienced full potential from my first IEM

I had bought a KZ ZSN pro x for myself. At first the sound was pretty clear.
But i wanted to use this with my phone but unfortunately my phone does not had a 3.5 mm input. So opted for this.

Man, i was not ready for this! The sound clarity this DAC gives is beyond what i had imagined. I used to play songs at full volume with every earphone, headphone, earbuds i had as of this moment. But with this DAC, i had to lower the volume. IT IS LOUD!!!

My conclusion is, i will never go back to wireless headphones.
Only thing that bugs me is a hissing sound when i connect to my phone, other than that all is good.

And thanks Headphone zone for the amazing packaging and timely delivery.
Sure to order from you again.

Hey Biplab, thank you so much for the amazing feedback! It means a lot to us. We are so happy to hear that you are loving our products and services.

Sufal Paul (Bengaluru)
KZ - AM01 - Surprisingly Good

At first, I was sceptical about buying this one as it is a new product and only few reviews are available. But after using the product for two days, I have to admit that it exceeded my expectations. Here are my speculations about KZ - AM01:

1. It has the same DAC chip as of the famous Abigail Pro which is the CX31993 chip (written in the packaging). I have never used the Abigail Pro, but this dac is quite good considering the price point. It can play Hi-Res audio as I streamed Hi-Res audio files from Tidal using USB audio player pro in my android phone, and the music coming out of this dac is much more clearer and crispier compared to the built-in dac of the phone. I tested it with IEMs like Moondrop chu II and Final E3000. The dongle dac can drive them effortlessly. I have also used Audiotechnica ATH-M50X with this dac and the experience was quite good. My daily driver is ifi zen dac v2, but I have to admit that this tiny little piece of a dongle dac did not make me miss the zen dac, which is very surprising to me.

2. Along with a dac this product also has an independent amplifier chip which is a really good thing to have considering the price.

3. It has 1 year of warranty while the Abigail Pro only has 3 months of warranty.

4. The build quality is good, doesn't feel cheap.

5. I have used this dac with my laptop too, and there also it did quite well.

Overall, the KZ AM01 is a superb dongle dac with great value for money. And I will like to mention that if anyone finds there is not much of a difference between the sound coming out of this dac and the built-in dac then the problem is not in this dac but the headphone or IEM that is being used, as a dac can never make a bad quality headphone sound good, on the other hand, even if someone is using an average quality dac a good headphone will always sound good.

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!

Vardaan Singhal (Delhi)
Improves the sound but adds a hiss

The product does improve the sound but adds a weird hissing sound alongside which is really really noticeable. Idk if it's the compatibility with my device or fault in the specific piece I got. I'm returning this.

Hey there, it's sad to see that the product is not meeting your expectations. It seems that you have already raised a request for return, which has been approved by our team and they will guide you accordingly.

Vidyut Mazumdar (Pune)

Big brother of Abigail Pro.

Hey Vidyut, thanks a lot for your amazing review!

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