December 10, 2022
Dizo Wireless Power Neckband Bluetooth Earphones Review: Plain and Simple

Dizo, an affordable audio and accessories brand backed by Realme, has been quite active with new product launches over the past few months. Among the company’s recent offerings is the Wireless Power neckband-style Bluetooth in-ear headset that promises some improvement over the Dizo Wireless, which was the brand’s first product in this category.

1,399 in India, Dizo Wireless Power is aimed at users who are looking for an affordable, good-looking pair of wireless earphones for everyday use. Is this the best wireless neckband-style headset you can buy under Rs. 1,500 now? Find out in this review.

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Dizo wireless power works with realme link app

Dizo Wireless Power Design and Features

There aren’t many differences between the Dizo Wireless Power and the Dizo Wireless, which were launched in 2021, but a major change can be seen in the design. The new headset features what Dizo calls the ‘Power Hive’ design, which is essentially a honeycomb-like pattern on the neckband. It looks good, but there really isn’t much that stands out in this otherwise fairly ordinary looking headset.

The earphones have a proper in-canal fit, with short cables running from the earpiece to the flexible neckband. The earpiece has a magnetic power switch, which turns the headset on when the earpieces are detached, and off when they are magnetically attached to each other. On the right side of the neckband are a multi-function button for playback controls, a volume rocker button, and a USB Type-C port for charging.

I loved the fit and comfort of the Dizo Wireless Power. However, as is the case with all headsets with magnetic power switches, the earpieces sometimes detach in storage, causing the headset to accidentally turn on and automatically connect to my smartphone.

The Dizo Wireless Power is rated IPX4 for water resistance, has environmental noise cancellation for better performance on calls, and has an 88ms low-latency gaming mode. The headset weighs 27.1g, and is available in three colors – Classic Black, Violet Blue, and Hunter Green. The sales package includes a charging cable and a total of three pairs of silicone ear tips for a customizable fit.

Dizo Wireless Power App and Specifications

Thanks to Dizo’s connection to Realme, the Dizo Wireless Power is compatible with the Realme Link app, though it’s limited to the Android app only with this headset. Google Fast Pair is also supported, which gives you the option to link Dizo Wireless Power to your Google Account when paired with an Android smartphone.

I have talked about it many times in previous reviews about how good the realme link app is and it is equally good with dizo wireless power save a few bugs that i didn’t experience on any other device using this app has done. The app shows the headset’s battery level, so you can switch between three equalizer presets, activate game mode, and customize multi-function button controls.

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Dizo Wireless Power has 11.2mm dynamic driver and Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity

The latter can be set for playback, activate game mode, invoke a voice assistant, and the latter can be set to switch between two paired source devices. While most of these worked well, I was surprisingly unable to implement the voice assistant on my OnePlus 9 Pro (Review) smartphone. In fact, the app would automatically default the gesture’s function to ‘none’ when I tried to configure it.

There’s also a volume enhancer toggle that raises the volume level, and an auto-answer toggle that automatically answers incoming calls if the earpiece is detached while receiving a call. The volume boost made things louder as promised, but negatively affected sound quality.

The Dizo Wireless Power has 11.2mm dynamic drivers, and uses Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity. Only the SBC Bluetooth codec is supported on the headset.

Dizo Wireless Power Performance and Battery Life

Affordable wireless headsets are a bit basic when it comes to sound quality, but in my opinion, the Dizo Wireless Power doesn’t quite meet the standards of products in its price range. Although it’s practically identical to the Dizo Wireless, I found the sound quality on the Dizo Wireless Power disappointing compared to its predecessor, which costs less.

Some of this may be due to a lack of AAC Bluetooth codec support, but in general, I found the sound dull and rough on the Dizo Wireless Power. Listening to Freak By Skepsis, the powerful bass in this track felt a bit muddy and overpowering, with a strangely unpleasant echo in the sound that tended to overwhelm the mid-range and highs, which quickly became tiring.

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Controls for playback and volume, as well as a USB Type-C port for charging, are on the right side of the neckband

This also continued in ways unlike the breasttracks, which sounded oddly ‘piped’. The droning low made it hard to hear the vocals and saxophone riffs of this rap-based jazz track, focusing entirely on the wrong parts of the track. In all this, the soundstage felt narrow and closed.

Overall, I found the sound to be rough and lacking in any real character beyond an obvious bump in the lows. Although it may sound like the bass is punchy, it’s a tiring sound that will be hard to handle for long periods of time.

Call quality on the Dizo Wireless Power was acceptable indoors, and workable for short calls when outside. The low-latency mode on the earphones worked well on the Dizo Wireless, improving delay slightly, but at a slight cost to the sound quality. Connection stability was not an issue, and the earphones worked flawlessly at distances of up to 4 meters from the source device.

Battery life on the Dizo Wireless Power is the same as on the Dizo Wireless, which is also pretty modest for the price. The earphones lasted for around 10 hours on a single charge at medium volume levels. There’s fast charging that promises two hours of listening with a 10-minute charge, while a full charge takes around two hours to complete.

Decision

Dizo’s association with Realme gives it a major advantage when it comes to developing products as the features they offer, brand perception, and aggressive pricing gives buyers a strong reason to give their products a second look. However, while many of its devices are acceptable for the price, the Dizo Wireless Power is disappointingly low.

Though it is quite affordable at Rs. 1,399, this headset offers no real compelling reason to buy it beyond the design, fit and app support as the sound quality simply isn’t good enough. Although there aren’t many neckband-style options, I can recommend one for less than Rs. 1,500, I’d say it’s worth spending a bit more and getting the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z2 instead, which offers a much more refined and enjoyable listening experience, along with useful features like fast charging and good battery life.


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