Dizo, an inexpensive audio and accessories business supported by Realme, has been busy launching new products in recent months. Dizo Wireless Power neckband-style Bluetooth in-ear headset is one of the company’s more recent offerings, promising certain improvements over the Dizo Wireless, which was the brand’s debut product in its category.
The Dizo Wireless Power, which retails for Rs. 1,399 in India, is geared at those searching for an economical, good-looking set of wireless headphones for everyday use. Is this the greatest wireless neckband-style headset you can get right now for around Rs. 1,500?
Power App and Specifications
The Dizo Wireless Power is compatible with the Realme Link app thanks to Dizo’s link to Realme, albeit it’s restricted to the Android app with this headset. When associated with an Android smartphone, Google Fast Pair is also enabled, allowing you to attach the Dizo Wireless Power to your Google account.
Realme Link app is just as good with the Dizo Wireless Power as with others. With the exception of a handful of issues I haven’t seen on any other device that utilises this app. The software displays the headset’s battery level, allows you to select between the three equaliser settings, engage Game mode, and personalise the multi-function button controls.
The latter may be configured for playback, Game mode activation, voice assistant invocation, and toggling between the last two linked source devices. While most of them worked fine, I couldn’t get the voice assistant to operate at all on my OnePlus 9 Pro phone. When I tried to define the gesture’s function, the app immediately defaulted to ‘None.’
There’s also a Loudness Enhancer toggle that increases the volume, as well as an Auto-answer toggle that automatically answers incoming calls when the earpieces are separated while on the phone. The volume booster delivered on its promise of making things louder, but at the expense of sound quality. The Dizo Wireless Power features 11.2mm dynamic speakers and connects through Bluetooth 5.2. On the headset, only the SBC Bluetooth codec is supported.
Design and Features
There aren’t many changes between the Dizo Wireless Power and the Dizo Wireless from 2021, but the design is noticeably different. The new headset features a ‘Power Hive’ design on the neckband, which is effectively a honeycomb-like pattern. It looks nice, but with an otherwise unremarkable headset, there’s not much else that shines out.
With small wires connecting from the earpieces to the flexible neckband, the earphones provide a correct in-canal fit. The earpieces contain a magnetic power switch that turns the headset on when they are separated and shuts it off when they are magnetically connected. A multi-function button for playback controls, a volume rocker button, as well as a USB Type-C charging connector are all located on the right side of the neckband.
The Dizo Wireless Power had a good fit and comfort for me. The earpieces occasionally parted when in storage, as they do with all headsets with magnetic power switches, accidently turning the headset on and instantly connecting to my smartphone.
The Dizo Wireless Power includes an IPX4 water resistant rating, ambient noise reduction for improved call quality, and an 88ms low-latency gaming mode. Classic Black, Violet Blue, and Hunter Green are the three colours offered for the headset, which weights 27.1g. A charging connection and three pairs of silicone ear tips are included in the sales package for a bespoke fit.
Performance and Battery Life
When it comes to sound quality, affordable wireless headsets are usually a bit basic, but the Dizo Wireless Power doesn’t quite match the criteria for items in its price category, in my view. Despite being almost identical to the Dizo Wireless, I found the Dizo Wireless Power’s sound quality to be underwhelming, even when compared to its less expensive predecessor.
Some of this may be due to the absence of compatibility for the AAC Bluetooth codec, but I found the sound on the Dizo Wireless Power to be dull and harsh in general. When listening to Skepsis’ Freak, the track’s heavy bass seemed muddy and overwhelming, with a strangely unpleasant reverb in the sound that tended to drown out the midrange and highs, which rapidly became tiresome.
This was evident even in Brasstracks’ Opposite Ways, which sounded oddly ‘piped.’ The droning lows made it impossible to hear the vocals and saxophone chords of this rap-based jazz composition, completely focusing the listener’s attention on the wrong portions of the music. In the midst of it all, the soundstage seemed cramped and tight.
Sound Quality with Powerful Bass
Beyond the noticeable bump in the lows, I found the sound unpolished and devoid of any true character. Although the bass may appear to be powerful, it is a weary sound that will be difficult to tolerate for long periods of time.
Indoors, the Dizo Wireless Power’s call quality was decent, while outside, it was just about usable for brief talks. On the Dizo Wireless, the low-latency option on the earphones worked well, improving the delay slightly but at the expense of sound quality. The earbuds performed well at distances of up to 4 metres from the source device, indicating that connection stability was not an issue.
The Dizo Wireless Power has the same battery life as the Dizo Wireless, which is to say, it’s very standard for the price. At moderate volume settings, the earphones lasted around 10 hours on a single charge. Fast charging claims two hours of playback with a 10-minute charge, while a full charge takes around two hours.
Dizo’s partnership with Realme provides it a significant edge when it comes to product development, as the features, brand perception, and aggressive pricing give purchasers a compelling reason to consider its offerings. However, although many of its gadgets have been satisfactory for the money, the Dizo Wireless Power disappoints.
Despite its low price of Rs. 1,399, this headset has no real compelling reasons to buy it other than the style, fit, and app support because the sound quality is simply not good enough. Although there aren’t many neckband-style options under Rs. 1,500 that I can recommend, I’d recommend spending a little more and getting the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z2, which offers a much more refined as well as enjoyable listening experience, as well as useful features like fast charging and long battery life.