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Meet DIZO GoPods, DIZO GoPods D, DIZO Buds Z, DIZO Wireless - No frills and bang-for-buck wireless earbuds!

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realme sub-brand DIZO has been around in the Philippines for a month now and they have a wide array of affordable wearables.
GoPods is one of the quality yet affordable TWS from DIZO
GoPods is one of the quality yet affordable TWS from DIZO 

Meet DIZO GoPods, DIZO GoPods D, DIZO Buds Z, DIZO Wireless

Undeniably, the tech lifestyle brand has been busy launching products in the audio category. Yes, we are talking about the DIZO GoPods, DIZO GoPods D, DIZO GoPods Neo, DIZO Wireless that arrived here in the Philippines this February. 

With the cheapest item on the bunch priced at PHP 999, this implies that DIZO highly focuses on affordability. The tech lifestyle brand kept the design of this product range simple and straightforward.

Since these are just our observations in general, let's now take a look at what each of the DIZO TWS can offer. Read on!

DIZO Go Pods D

DIZO Go Pods D
DIZO Go Pods D

The DIZO GoPods D looks very similar to the realme Buds Q, with its oval-shaped charging case. The cobble-stone-shaped design of the case is compact and lightweight to hold. The velvety-matte finish of the case is nice to touch.
White is a pretty color but it attracts fingerprint smudges
White is a pretty color but it attracts fingerprint smudges

However, it seems that it's prone to fingerprint marks, especially the ones in white color. The good thing is, the stain is easy to clean with just a few wipes using a damp microfiber cloth.
A micro USB port at the back
A micro USB port at the back

The charging case houses a single LED indicator on the front and a micro USB at the back. We prefer it to be equipped with a USB Type-C port but we're just being nitpicky about it.

As you can see, it does not have any buttons on the case, as well as on the earbuds. Upon opening the case, you'll see matte-finish earbuds with an in-ear design. The buds sport a radial metallic texture design that is unique for its price point and aesthetically pleasing.
With IPX4 water resistance from water spills and splashes
With IPX4 water resistance from water spills and splashes

The bottom side of the earbuds includes charging pins and gesture-based touch controls on the exterior for controlling the music, calls, and switching between modes. The DIZO GoPods D has IPX4 water-resistant design meaning it can resist water spills and splashes.

To pair, just open the case and search for the device on your smartphone or laptop.

The DIZO GoPods D packs a 10 mm dynamic bass boost driver on each earbud. I might say that they perform quite well given that this is a budget wearable. The sound quality is fairly decent. It will suit most popular genres, with reasonable bumps in the lows and highs.

The GoPods D also makes use of realme's Bass Boost+ feature. Basically, it boosts the sound quality by enhancing the bass of the sound and this can be enabled from the realme Link app once paired.

As for the battery life of the Go Pods D, DIZO claims that each bud lasts about 5 hours of continuous media playback. Upon testing them, the claim seems to be pretty accurate at 70-80 percent volume level. The total battery runtime is 20 hours so it's more than enough for everyday use.

DIZO Buds Z

DIZO Buds Z
DIZO Buds Z

The next item on our list is the Buds Z which is a budget wearable that is a bit more expensive than the previous one.
Buds Z in Onyx
Buds Z in Onyx

The pebble-like shape case is smooth to the touch and has a nice matte finish with just a bit of a sheen. It has a total of three color variants – Leaf, Onyx, Pearl. We got the Onyx as a review unit.

The casing is small enough to carry around in your pocket comfortably. It flicks open easily and snaps shut reassuringly – all in a one-handed operation.
USB-C port
USB-C port

In front, you can see an LED indicator alongside a DIZO logo then the bottom side houses a USB Type-C port. It does not have any physical buttons.
"Natural Light" design of the earbuds
"Natural Light" design of the earbuds

Surprisingly, the earbuds have a glossy finish. They also have an eye-catching 'Natural Light' design. The stems are coated in a hologram-like reflective layer along the outer length.

The bottom side contains charging pins then the front has tap controls for navigating between music, adjusting volume, and more. These buds are equipped with IPX4 water resistance just like its cheaper sibling.
With 10mm dynamic bass boost drivers

Inside, the DIZO Buds Z packs 10mm dynamic bass boost drivers. The buds offer a decent sound profile with a sort of boosted bass. Obviously, it's far from any audiophile quality, but the overall music and video playback were a largely enjoyable and immersive experience.

While not tested, the DIZO claims that the 'Game Mode' feature can offer a low latency of 88ms. This results to smooth sync and eliminating audio lag with the visuals while playing mobile games.

DIZO Buds Z lacks ANC but it boasts Environment Noise Cancellation (ENC). This is a passive noise cancellation technology.

In terms of battery life, the company claims that it can last a total of 16 hours on a single charge while the buds can give 4.5 hours of music playback. We were able to test the bud's capacity and it went on for around 4 hours so that's close enough.

Using the supplied USB Type-C cable, charging both the earbuds and the case takes roughly two hours. A 10-minute quick charge can last the buds 1.5 hours so that's nice if you are in a hurry to use it.

DIZO GoPods

DIZO GoPods
DIZO GoPods

DIZO GoPods is the most premium among this bunch of audio accessories, in terms of price and features.

The charging case of the GoPods appears to be sleek yet ergonomic. We really like the dual-tone accent with the Creme White color of the exterior with a black finish inside. This one is available in another color variant called Smoky Gray.
Glossy casing in an elegant off-white color
Glossy casing in an elegant off-white color

In terms of design, the casing and earbuds got similarities with the realme Buds Air 2. The charging case sports a round form factor that gives you a grip even with the glossy finish. Of course, it attracts fingerprints but I must say that this one is easier to clean and maintain.
USB Type-C for charging the case
USB Type-C for charging the case

In front, the case has a LED indicator that indicates pairing, battery health, and charging alongside the brand's logo. The right side contains the pairing button while the USB Type-C port is located at the bottom.

Upon use, the earbuds are easy to wear probably due to their ear-cup shape. The stalk has a cylindrical design that looks cool while the bottom side contains charging pins.

Like other TWS in general, GoPods' earbuds are equipped with touch controls for controlling the music, calls, and switch between modes. They also offer IPX5 water resistance so it can withstand water spills and splashes.
Comfortable for long hours of use
Comfortable for long hours of use

Personally, the GoPods is one of the most comfortable pretty light. Aside from that, the tips offer a snug fit in the ear canal so the buds won't fall even during intense exercise. 

The DIZO GoPods sports two 10mm HiFi Bass Boost drivers. They deliver a much better audio quality with good bass and clear vocals compared to other wearables in this collection.
It got three modes for listening, including an Active Noise Canceling
It got three modes for listening, including an Active Noise Canceling

These TWS also got ANC (Active Noise Cancellation), a feature usually found in high-end ones. You can activate this by connecting the device via the realme Link app. 

It also has a transparency mode which is useful for instances you want to be more aware of your environment. Switching between Normal, Active Noise Canceling, or Transparency is easy, you can either use the gesture or realme Link app

The GoPods also comes with sound effects (Bass Boost+, Balanced, Bright), volume enhancer, in-ear detection, and auto-answer. The Game Mode boasts  88 ms latency for lag-free audio.

For battery, DIZO said that this device offers up to 25 hours of battery life (without active noise cancellation). Each earbud has about 5 hours of battery life in full charge, similar to the capacity of GoPods D.

Another thing that we love about the GoPods is the fast charging support.  A quick 10-minute charge of the buds can give 3 hours of audio playback so that's not bad. It's rare for TWS below PHP 3K to have this feature.

DIZO Wireless

DIZO Wireless
DIZO Wireless

Lastly, the DIZO Wireless resembles a design language that resembles average neckband-style earphones. It has a build made of plastic and rubber that seems to be designed for rugged use.
Lightweight neckband made of rubber
Lightweight neckband made of rubber

The neckband is pretty much comfortable but if you are a person who sweats a lot, it may feel sticky at some point. We like that it sits comfortably around the neck without adding much bulk.
It got in-line controls and a microphone for calls

The earphones also got pits similar to what realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo has. It has everything from in-line controls and a microphone. We noticed that the controls only need light press and function smoothly.
USB-C charging port on the pit
The USB-C charging port on the pit

The pit also contains the USB-C charging port on the right-hand side. The only concern we have regarding its build is the lack of flap or cover for the charging port. This may help protect it from getting water, dust, or dirt inside since it has an IPX4 rating.

The magnetic clasp on the earphones works well and has a loud clacking sound to it. This ensures you can wear the earphones during workouts or outdoor runs comfortably without risking damage or worrying about them falling off your ears.
Magnetic power switch feature of the neckband earphones
Magnetic power switch feature of the neckband earphones

Although the magnetic power switch sounds convenient, the earpieces are prone to separating accidentally when this headset is stored in a bag or purse, which will turn it on and waste power. So we advise you make sure to store it properly, preferably in a pouch, to avoid that.
It offers nice isolation with its in-ear design
It offers nice isolation with its in-ear design

In terms of fit and comfort, I'm happy with the quality of the ear tips of this wearable. Because of its in-ear design, it provides great isolation. Upon placing the buds in my ears, I could barely hear anything so it's quite useful if you want to focus on an audiobook during exercise or commute.

With its Bluetooth 5.0, the DIZO Wireless pairs with our phone quickly. During our time testing them, we didn't encounter any issues with the connectivity whatsoever.

Sound quality-wise, the DIZO Wireless got 11.2mm bass boost drivers inside each earbud. Aside from that, this audio accessory features Bass Boost+ boosting frequencies in the lower end of the spectrum.

If you're a gamer, it got a dedicated game mode just like the rest of the wearables in this series. DIZO claims that it can offer 88ms of latency for a lag-free gaming experience but we were not able to test it.

Battery life on the DiZO Wireless is decent enough for the price. it ran for around ten hours on a single charge for music and calls, with the volume at 70 percent only. With the fast charging feature, the company claims that a ten-minute charge can give 2 hours of playback.

Price and availability 

DIZO Wireless - PHP 999
DIZO GoPods D - PHP 999
DIZO Buds Z - PHP 1,499
DIZO GoPods - PHP 2,599

All of these audio wearables are available for purchase at DIZO's official flagship store at Lazada.
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