The best planar in-ear monitor from KZ yet! Period. Yes, meet the latest KZ PR1 Pro. It is loaded with well-tuned second generation 13.2mm dual-cavity planar unit. Supports 20 to 40,000 Hz frequency. Comes with standard 8-strand braided silver-plated cable and memory foam ear tips this round. Sound great? Let’s find out together…
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Package Content & Design
KZ PR1 Pro comes in a simple white package. Well-protected as you can see. Once taken out KZ-PR1 Pro with medium size ear tips, there are user guide, additional 2 pairs of memory foam ear tips (S & L) and 120cm standard 8-strand braided silver-plated cable.
This cable is 8-strand, 200-core silver-plated. Comes with standard 3.5mm plug and is loaded with aluminum alloy splitter. Rest assures that it will shield signal interference, reduces distortion rate and ensures lossless transmission of sound quality. By the way, you can also opt for cable with high-sensitivity microphone. Just pick the one that you prefer will do.
Outstanding build quality yet stylish in design! PR1 Pro is loaded with lightweight alloy cover with see-through bottom shell. Again, rock-solid surely will protect the 13.2mm dual-cavity planar unit inside. As usual, it comes with 0.75mm standard gold-plated plug, widely applicable to 2 Pin cable. You can change the cable easily when needed. Or turn it into a Bluetooth earphones with KZ AZ15 Wireless Bluetooth Earhook.
Yeah… There is a free KZ Earphone Case included this round. It is compact and lightweight. Loaded with high quality PU leather fabric.
Perfect fit. Just put your KZ PR1 Pro inside the case. And carry it to any place that you prefer easily.
Fit, Comfort & Isolation
KZ PR1 Pro is designed to be worn over the ear. Yup, it is pleasant and comfortable to wear for long hours. Just pick the correct ear tips size that matches you will do. Memory foam ear tips never let me down. In addition, the ergonomic design helps to keep the earphones securely on my ears too. Besides, it has excellent passive isolation. It does block some of the environment noises. And you won’t notice much microphonic from cable too.
It is easy to drive KZ PR1 Pro with just 16Ω impedance. Most smartphone in the market should have enough power to drive it. Personally, I am using Zorloo ZuperDAC Pro USB-DAC with ESS Sabre 9281ACPRO. It is much better than smartphone built-in one. And manages to get more juice out of KZ PR1 Pro. FYI, it is slightly easier to drive than PR1 HiFi Edition.
Overall, KZ PR1 Pro has balanced with warm touch sound signature. As usual, it is dynamic and detailed. Soundstage is wide and imaging is excellent. Narrow than HiFi Edition but the depth in all direction is much better in return. Therefore, you can identify all the instruments’ placement clearly. As usual, Arcason by Candido Camero and Oh by Dave Matthews surely perform well here too.
Warm and pleasant vocal is the star today. Yes, PR1 Pro performs the best on vocals no matter female or male. They sound comfy and lovely. Eyes on Me by Faye Wong, Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift surely give me the sweetness of their voices. That’s the beauty of PR1 Pro brings. You will feel that HiFi Edition with bright sound signature sounds cold on the vocals.
Highs are detailed and clear. Not as bright as HiFi Edition. Toned down a bit but still able to give the crispness that it should. As for lows, they performs very well as the warmness continues to shine here. Yes, you can easily feel the bass bumping here and there. Deep and punchy yet well in control. Overall, both Pro and HiFi Edition are excellent planar IEM. Just pick the one that suits your taste. You can’t go wrong with either one of them.
- In love with the warm & comfy vocals
- Dynamic and detailed
- Clear imaging with deep depth
- Outstanding build quality
- Comfortable for long hours
- Excellent noise isolation
- For the price, nope