KZ - PR1 Pro

Planar Magnetic IEM

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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.

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.

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.

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.


KZ Acoustics had taken a giant step forward by introducing the KZ PR1 planar in-ear monitor in response to the development of planar technology in IEMs. A team of engineers at KZ wanted to improve the performance of the PR1 even further. This philosophy leads to the birth of the PR1 Pro. The senior tuner team has fine-tuned the three-frequency connection ratio thousands of times, bringing the acoustic crystallisation of the frequency response curve. The KZ PR1 Pro features a high-definition planar driver that captures subtle nuances in your recordings. Even the most discerning audio lovers will be pleased with its mind-blowing sonic performance. The KZ PR1 Pro will leave you dumbfounded with its musical performance and striking appearance right out of the box!.



The KZ PR1 Pro hosts a second-generation 13.2mm planar magnetic driver unit that achieves an outstanding sound with a fast transient response. KZ has been developing its planar drivers since last year, changing the traditional design ways and not relying on external supply chains. The high-frequency and ultra-high-frequency response of the novel planar driver in the KZ PR1 Pro is significantly better than that of the conventional balanced armature and dynamic drivers. It utilises an N52H double-sided magnetic circuit array system with an ultra-thin Nanoscale silver-plated circuit diaphragm and independent acoustic cavity. This device offers soothing, transparent sounds and quick transient responses. In acoustic theory, when the sensitivity of the earphone is increased by 6dB, its performance is doubled. Compared with KZ PR1, the sensitivity of KZ PR1 Pro is increased by more than 3dB at 1kHz, so its performance increased by 50%. It offers excellent sound performance with unsurpassed clarity, detail, and ultra-low distortion.



KZ Acoustics is always known to build the shells of their in-ear monitors to be ultra-comfortable to fit most ears. With the PR1 Pro, they have pushed the boundaries even further; and have designed PR1 Pro to be ergonomic and structured with precision. It has an all-metal porous air guide surface shell design that highlights durability and adds to the aesthetics. KZ has also included high-quality thermoplastic slow-rebound memory foam eartips offering a snug fit by providing passive noise isolation. The targeted physical structure optimization filters out excess high-frequency soft and resilient material, improving the comfort of wearing.



The KZ PR1 Pro comes bundled with a high-purity braided audio cable that is tangle-free and enables lossless signal transmission. The cable design ensures that the audio delivered to your ears is clean and precise. The high-purity 8-strand 200-core silver-plated core provides efficient transmission efficiency, laying a solid foundation for the overall sound output performance of KZ PR1 Pro. It has a built-in high-sensitivity microphone for high-definition call quality. The KZ PR1 Pro has 0.75mm top-end connectors that are gold-plated for easy connectivity and compatibility with after-market cables.

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this KZ - PR1 Pro 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.


"I personally consider KZ has done a pretty good work on this KZ PR1Pro, developing their own planar driver and tuning to such a mature state. Congratulations and keep up the good work."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
P.K (Delhi)
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Bang On!
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Best Budget Planar - No Competition (??) (Budget S12 Pro)

Hi, I have been using PR1 Pro from December 2022 (since the international launch) and I have decided to share my experience:


1) Background:
I have had the pleasure of using some of the well known budget iems like KZ zs10 pro, Moondrop Chu, Moondrop Quarks DSP and CCA CRA.
I am not a huge fan of KZ house sound which is very V-Shaped and fatiguing and when i tried the Chu's i knew this is the type of sound i like.
I sold my Zs10 Pros after the arrival of the Chus.

2) Pr1 Pro Sound:
I was skeptical as all KZ iems sound the same but after seeing it's graphs, I was quite Confident that these will sound really well.

And they do sound Really really well. They are basically a S12 on a budget. They even measure the same as s12.
They are very Clear in the presentation and sound quite Airy. You wont feel fatigued. But you will appreciate the extra details these have and a wide soundstage these have.
On good vocal based songs, the vocals sound holographic in front of you.
Bass is very planar-ish bass, i.e they sound Tight and precise. It has plenty of bass.
Treble is plenty and then some more. They tend so sound bright sometimes but don't worry, they wont fatigue you. Unlike other KZ iems.

All Other Kz's: They Sound unlike any kz. They have a balanced sound and are not V shape headache machines. Best KZ tuning till date (s12-like)

MoonDrop Chu: Moondrop chu have less bass and Details than KZ which can be partly be because of Planar and partly due to Tuning. Well, i haven't gone back to MoonDrop Chu since these came so yeah,, they are a Lot better in Details, Stage and Bass. Not as bright as Chu either

MoonDrop Quarks DSP: Quarks DSP have the best tuning in budget segment (Like MoonDrop Variations) but sound very mushy and not Detailed. Pr1 Pros are the exact opposite to them. They are Detail monsters. but with a good tuning,

Also, They are shipped with a really good cable out of the Box


Best Tuning of any iem under 10k for Details. Please buy them if you can afford them. They sound Miles ahead of PLA13 and PR1 or any other iem in the price segment.

Because you have read this so far ->
Pro tip: You can always use Squiglink to EQ them to Moondrop Variations for a Legendary Tuning which can be Your END-Game IEM.

(These are more detailed than My HE400SE)

EDIT: (doesn't require a Costly Dongle dac, my apple dongle runs it fine)

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!

Jemim Mehta (Mumbai)
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Worth Buying

Need Good Headphones Amp to get best out of it

Hey Gemini, thanks a lot for your amazing review and ratings!

Arjun (Kolkata)
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Bang On!
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Eargasm ! (I shifted from a Sony earbud)

So I was looking for an upgrade over my Sony MDR-XB55 and with not too many interesting options out there I went through the IEM route. I am not an Audiophile by any means and the world of IEMs is absolutely new for me. Post some YT research, picked these up based on the Planar hype. The packaging and delivery was top notch ! The emails with the doggo GIFs were a brilliant touch.
Coming to the product itself, my ears now feel alive. I can now notice the finer intricacies in songs. It is soothing with the rumbly lows, well defined in the mids with crystal clear definition of the highs. Also its comfortable to wear for a long duration. Oh and the mic does a decent job for some casual calls here and there. The product build is adequate considering the price, nothing much to write home about. But all in all a very good experience.
This was my first purchase from Headphone Zone and I'll definitely be coming back for more.

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

Ansh . (Lucknow)
Pehle core me makhi

One of the two iem was not working

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.

Avadesh Singh (Noida)

KZ - PR1 Pro

Hey there, thank you for the awesome ratings!