Dizo recently introduced DIZO GoPods D a truly wireless pods. In the last 2 years Dizo the audio brand are getting popular among the Indian market. However, Dizo is the sub brand of realme, which is famous for its smart-phones. Recently, it has despoiled into low cost accessories like earphones and has been competing with Xiaomi and OnePlus. With Dizo, realme wants to make a mark in the ultra-low-cost market.
The company feature though competition from the likes of boAt, pTron, and Mivi, among others. That’s the reason realme organized Dizo under the new brand. Dizo built the product like a wireless bud, earphones and a smartwatch in past couple of years.
Lets, talking about the DIZO GoPods D
DIZO GoPods D with the charging case in Black colour
Ear tips in Small, Medium (Installed) and Large sizes
Micro USB cable
Firstly, talking about the design, the pods comes in a earth shaped charging case that suitable for your daily use, similar to the Realme Buds Q2.
The charging indicator is fixed on the front and micro USB port is on the back of the case. The case built with the matte finish that feels smooth and reliable to hold. The charging case measures 60.36×44.61×32.55mm and weighs 39g (Case + Buds) that makes it compact to carry it in our pocket.
However, you don’t have a function key since the buds directly pair with the Bluetooth devices, unlike the Buds Q2.
Moreover, the earbuds weigh about 4.1 grams, which is light and compact. These comes with an in-ear design and also come with medium-sized ear tips pre-installed. You can change to tie Large or Small sized ear tips if you wish. The touch control part has a radical metallic texture with concentric circles, which the company says mimics the flow of music waves.
You can also see the charging contacts on the inside. There are also microphones near the contacts for calls and ENC. Further, the touch-sensitive area is big lets you control play/pause, open Google Assistant and attend or disconnect calls.
Overall, the earbuds offer a decent build quality for the price. First, I was afraid a little that the earbuds might fall out of my ear due to the half in-ear style design and glossy finish. But, it doesn’t happened at all. It fits your ears perfectly so that they don’t fall off your ears easily, even when running or cycling. The earbuds also have IPX4 water resistance rating to prevent splash, rain, and sweat in everyday use scenarios, but you can’t use it when swimming.
The DIZO GoPods D built with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity with SBC high quality audio codec. Also, the connection range is around 10 meters, which is common in most headset but the connection quality is better than others. Moreover, the pairing process is very easy, simply keep the Buds from the case and press the touch area on both the earbuds for more than 3 seconds. After that, open the Bluetooth settings on the phone and connect to the DIZO GoPods D. You can take the earbuds out of the case and start using.
The touch controls are easy to access.
Left earphone (L)or Right earphone (R)
Play / Pause, Answer call / Hang calls
Reject incoming call
Press and hold for 2s
Enter or exit gaming mode
Press and hold both earbuds for 2s
One disadvantage of the smart-watch has that it doesn’t support smart wear detection feature. So it can’t automatically pause the song when taken out and resume when you put back.
You can customize the controls from the settings in the realme Link app on Android and iPhone. You can change actions for the double tap, triple tap, touch and hold one bud and also touch and hold both the earbuds easily, but it does not have the volume control option available.
Audio Quality, Call Performance and Noise Cancellation
The DIZO GoPods D built with a 10mm bass boost driver with TPU + PEEK polymer composite diaphragm, which offer good audio output. Additionally, it comes with a Bass Boost+ Mode that is targeted at users with a heavy bass.
Talking about volume, it is better than the most and it is loud enough in 70% or 80% volume. Also, there is a volume enhancer option that further increases the volume.
Moreover, it comes with a Sub band Coding (SBC) that is efficient of bit rates up to 328 kbps for listening to 320-bit MP3s. This is common in Bluetooth devices with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP). Also, difference between audio quality in SBC and AAC is slightest, but the latency is more with SBC, which is not suitable for gaming.
However, Go Pods comes with a dedicated gaming mode for that which useful when gaming since it decrease the latency, and we could feel the difference. The company says that the latency is decrease about 110ms in the gaming mode during internal testing. It is also easy to enter the gaming mode when you long press on both sides of the earbuds. And, you get a notification when you enter and exit the mode.
The Go Pods offer ENC noise -cancelling algorithm. Which is used to reduce reduce the background noise to a certain extent that helps in a crowded or noisy environment and wind when you are travelling.
DIZO GoPods D offer a 40mAh battery life, which assure 5 hours of standalone battery. It also has fast charging support. Additionally, you get 2 hours of playback on 10 minutes of charge (earbuds and charging case combined).
Moreover, with the 400mAh charging case, it offers up to 20 hours of total battery life. The green light in the case indicates that the battery is full, and when it turns red, it is less. Since the case doesn’t pair with the phone, there is no way to measure the charge left in the case using the realme Link app. Charging the case takes about 2.5 hours to charge fully over micro USB, and the buds take over one and half hours to charge when placed in the case.
In my opinion, DIZO GoPods D is a good TWS headset for this price range. It give a good battery life and better audio quality. Further,it has custom touch control option via realme Link app that you can’t see in the price rage. Nonetheless, the lack of USB Type-C port can be accepted considering the price, wish it had AAC support which was present in last year’s realme Buds Q. It will be available for purchase from Flipkart at an offer price of Rs. 1599.