Sony IER Z1R Signature Series Headphones

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Sony IER Z1R Signature Series Headphones
Sony IER Z1R Signature Series Headphones


Sony IER Z1R Signature Series Headphones Price History

Price History for Sony IER-Z1R Signature Series in-Ear Headphones (IERZ1R),Black/Silver


Current Price $1,597.95 June 22, 2024
Highest Price $1,698.00 January 23, 2024
Lowest Price $1,597.95 June 22, 2024
Since January 23, 2024

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$1,597.95 June 22, 2024
$1,698.00 January 23, 2024

Sony IER Z1R Signature Series Headphones Description

Cutting-Edge Acoustics and Stunning Quality

These Sony IER-Z1R Signature Series in-Ear Headphones are designed for peak audio performance. The combination of full-range Balanced Armature Drivers and High-Resolution Audio tuning delivers dynamic sound packed with rich mids and deep bass – perfect for producing heart-thumping lows and crisp highs. For amplified sound, the 14mm HD dual-chamber drivers have been designed to absorb and reduce vibration, providing you with a detailed and realistic listening experience. The headphones feature an ergonomic design that fits snugly in your ears, with a secure fit for when you’re on-the-go. The cable is hard-wired and crush-proof, so you can enjoy your music without worrying about tangles or wear-and-tear.

Luxurious and Practical Design

Function meets fashion with these Sony IER-Z1R Signature Series in-Ear Headphones. The headphones feature a stylish, minimalist design with the perfect balance of minimalist influences and practical features. The housing features an aluminium finishing crafted with precision to create a luxurious, yet sophisticated look. The headphones come with a range of accessories, including a detachable ear-tip holder, a carrying case, and a replaceable cable.

Noise-Isolation and Comfort

The Sony IER-Z1R Signature Series in-Ear Headphones are designed to reduce the distraction of outside noise, allowing you to focus on your music and immerse yourself in sound. The cleverly designed silicone ear tips provide a comfortable fit and create an airtight seal for maximum noise isolation. The flexible ear hooks are designed to be worn for long periods of time, and the cable is well-secured to reduce any risk of pulling.

High-End Audio Performance

The Sony IER-Z1R Signature Series in-Ear Headphones feature a Frequency Response of 4 Hz-40,000 Hz, allowing for Clear-Bass™ high-performance sound. The Bass Booster creates thumping lows, while the High-Grade Dimensional Optimizer delivers exceptional sound quality. Additionally, the Headphone Optimizer provides a custom sound field for a comfortable and enjoyable listening experience.

• Full-range Balanced Armature Drivers
• 14mm HD dual-chamber drivers
• Ergonomic design
• Hard-wired and crush-proof cable
• Luxurious and practical design
• Noise-isolation and comfort
• Frequency Response of 4 Hz-40,000 Hz
• Clear-Bass™ high-performance sound
• High-Grade Dimensional Optimizer
• Headphone Optimizer
• Includes detachable ear-tip holder, carrying case, and replaceable cable

Sony IER Z1R Signature Series Headphones Specification

Specification: Sony IER Z1R Signature Series Headphones

Item Weight

2.56 pounds

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

October 5, 2018




1.0 Count

Number Of Items


Cable Length

1.2 Meters

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Sony IER Z1R Signature Series Headphones Reviews (6)

6 reviews for Sony IER Z1R Signature Series Headphones

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  1. Sarah Davies

    These have become my go to IEMs for listening to music over my Blessing 2s, Sennheiser IE600s, and my Thieaudio Monarch Mk2.

    For me the imaging and soundstage along with a very engaging tonality make these an easy recommendation.

    The hardest part will be if they fit your ears well or not. I find them more comfortable than the Monarch Mk2 but the IE600 are by far more comfortable. That being said I use extra small Azla Xelastec tips and it helps the comfort a lot for me (even more so that the Spinfit W1 tips).

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  2. KK

    Sound is true and clean. Sounds fantastic with my Astell Kern Alpha DAP.

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  3. Shamim Ahmad

    Upped the score to reflect Sony’s warranty department finally did right, and replaced the initial IER-z1R. Sound is great, watch out when switching cables even when they’re the ones Sony provide.

    The sound is amazing—the best bass I’ve ever heard. The customer service is atrocious. I was changing cables from conventional to balanced—both provided in the package—and found that the conventional cable’s MMCX shroud/sleeve became stuck in the iem, with no way to remove. This is clearly a manufacturing defect of the Sony cable that’s been more widely reported for this IEM than any other, but Sony refuses to cover it under warranty even though it is a Sony product damaging a Sony product—a true gotcha/catch 22 on the warranty meaning nothing. Will never buy a Sony product again.

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  4. Sarah Davies

    Where do I start?
    The Sony ier-z1r’s are fantastic in ear monitors.
    I’d been promising myself these for ages but the price had put me off. This Sony product is not available in all countries and so can be very difficult to get hold of. I have no idea why that should be.
    In practical terms these are quite heavy and so can cause some users fit issues.
    I have no problem in this area as I have fitted large size Shure memory foam tips which need to be squashed up and allowed to expand while gently being held in the ear. It means that fitting them can’t be rushed but the result is good sound isolation and extended bass notes. I’ve also used an aftermarket balanced cable which is quite chunky but it has an interchangeable tip with 3 options of 2.5, 3.5 and 4.4 connectors. It means less faffing about if you want to use these with an unbalanced source. I also fitted silicon covers to prevent any scratching of the metal case. My main music source for out and about is a shangling m0 pro with a balanced output and its size is absolutely tiny. The result is a very, very small lightweight music source making this setup so incredibly portable you can literally wear it anywhere and nobody’s any the wiser. It certainly doesn’t look like a couple of grands worth if kit but nobody else can guess the party that’s happening inside your head. I listened to these whilst doing the weekly shop at Tesco last week and the experience was slightly surreal. Expect to hear nuances and stereo imagery you never knew existed. I hear something new every time I pop these on. If you’re reading this don’t hesitate- life’s too short and if you get fed up the resale for these is really good. If I decide I don’t like them (which isn’t likely) I can sell them and with the money I might be able to buy back the kidney I had to sell to get them in the first place! (Only joking) Worth every penny-but ridiculously expensive!

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  5. Ernest T. Bass

    I’ve owned most recently the sony iem-m9 and shure 846 to give you an idea of what I am comparing the sony iem-z1r against. The Z1R is truly an engineering marvel in the sense that it is able to offer (in my opinion) the hardest hitting bass in an IEM. If you are into techno/house/rap you will find these things to give you the bass impact you are seeking. Additionally, the Z1R are built well (actual ear pieces are made in Japan, cables and accessories are VERY UNFORTUNATELY MADE IN CHINA).

    So, what are the tradeoffs with the IEM-Z1R?

    – Price: these are somewhat overpriced yet, at the same time, I feel they are competitive in the context of other similar IEMs.

    – Accessories included are decent but not what I want for nearly 2 grand. As mentioned, the accessories are rather cheaply made overall (made in china unfortunately), especially the cables. The cables are pretty and quite good, but again, for the price of the who package, I expect something much better. Also, replacement cables are over $130 each which is excessive given the quality and chinese origin.

    – WAY too flashy design. The zirconium alloy is pretty but it attracts attention in public and contributes to what are heavy IEMs.

    – To get the most bang for your buck, you need to be using these with one of sony’s latest walkmans (which are overpriced as well) and lossless audio tracks. Personally, I do NOT like managing a library of music files and was not interested in spending 3 grand on a new walkman.

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  6. Jacinto

    Top 3 in-ear earphone in the world, but it hurts after 2 hours of use. Considering this, I prefer IE900. Also, Amazon return took 20 days this time…

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