Dizo Buds Z Pro Review: ANC and a dash of style under Rs. 3000

    With good sound quality and long battery life, Dizo Buds Z Pro have left us impressed. But should you buy it? Read below to know.
    By DIVYA
    | Updated on May 27 2022, 01:32 PM IST
    Dizo Buds Z Pro brings Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) at the price of Rs. 2,999. 
    Dizo Buds Z Pro brings Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) at the price of Rs. 2,999.  (Divya/HT Tech)
    Dizo Buds Z Pro brings Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) at the price of Rs. 2,999. 
    Dizo Buds Z Pro brings Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) at the price of Rs. 2,999.  (Divya/HT Tech)

    Dizo continues to expand its segment with feature-packed gadgets which fit well within tight budgets of the customers. Continuing with the trend, Dizo came up with an upgraded model of its true wireless earbuds (TWS), and calls it the Dizo Buds Z Pro. This brings Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) at the price of Rs. 2,999. Well, that’s not surprising, given that the Dizo Buds Z Pro is not the only TWS offering ANC under Rs. 3000.

    In the pool of options, several other wireless earbuds are offering ANC along with long battery life, water-resistance, noise-cancellation enabled mic and many more features. So, what makes Dizo Buds Z different from others, and is it worth spending your Rs. 2,999? To get the answers I have used Dizo Buds Z Pro for 10 days and this is what I got.

    Dizo Buds Z Pro Design

    It looks exactly like the previous Dizo Buds Z, with the same pebble stone design present but with a new glossy bit to spice up the looks. The earbuds launched in two colour variants -- the Orange-black combo and Ocean blue, I got the latter one.

    Dizo Buds Z Pro comes in two colour variants. 
    Dizo Buds Z Pro comes in two colour variants.  (Divya/HT Tech)
    Dizo Buds Z Pro comes in two colour variants. 
    Dizo Buds Z Pro comes in two colour variants.  (Divya/HT Tech)

    To me, the Ocean blue variant looks simple, sleek yet stylish. Even the earbuds’ stem-like design is what makes it comfortable to wear coupled with its shiny look. You can find the touch sensor over both earbuds to control the commands.

    Dizo Buds Z Pro Audio

    The sound quality of Dizo Buds Z Pro neither surprises nor disappoints you. While keeping the price tag in mind, the 10mm drivers provide satisfactory audio performance at low and mid frequencies.

    Dizo Buds Z Pro
    Dizo Buds Z Pro (Divya/HT Tech)
    Dizo Buds Z Pro
    Dizo Buds Z Pro (Divya/HT Tech)

    Though, at high-level volume, there is a lot of distortion which leaves the only space to listen to the music maximum at around level 80. Still, the highlight of Dizo Buds Z Pro’s audio is that bass boost effect which adds an extra bassy oomph for Bollywood, pop to EDM (Electronic dance music) music. So for the bass-philic listeners, the Dizo Buds Z Pro can be a go-to choice.

    Dizo Buds Z Pro features a 25dB ANC system. 
    Dizo Buds Z Pro features a 25dB ANC system.  (Divya/HT Tech)
    Dizo Buds Z Pro features a 25dB ANC system. 
    Dizo Buds Z Pro features a 25dB ANC system.  (Divya/HT Tech)

    As mentioned earlier, Dizo Buds Z Pro features a 25dB ANC system, which is quite effective to subdue quieter ambient noise such as humming, fan whirring or faint traffic sound coming from the far distance. But that’s it! With the loud traffic or human interactions, you have to deal with noise while using Dizo Buds Z Pro.

    Dizo Buds Z Pro Battery Life

    After the sound quality, battery life is the most important aspect for an audio wearable, and here, the Dizo Buds Z Pro proved its strength. With Dizo Buds Z Pro, I enjoyed non-stop music for 5.5-6 hours with volume levels at around 70-80, even with the charging case, I have used it for 3 days with the same frequency of daily use. Though Dizo promised to deliver battery life up to 25 hours with the charging case, it only provided up to 18 hours of playback with the mixture of music and calling at ANC mode in my usage. That means it may vary for you depending on the volume level and noise cancellation mode that you are using. When I drained both the case , I put it on charging which took around 1.5 hours to get fully charged.

    Dizo Buds Z Pro Features

    The Dizo Buds Z Pro features Bluetooth version 5.2 which enables quick pairing with your device as well as the app. Yes! These Dizo earbuds support the Realme Link app which simply allows you to customize the function of the touch sensor to work according to you, and not only this, you can switch between three sound effects – Bass Boost+, Dynamic, and Bright. The Dynamic mode was found to be effective for watching movies or for casual listening.

    Dizo Buds Z Pro provides three sound effects – Bass Boost+, Dynamic, and Bright. 
    Dizo Buds Z Pro provides three sound effects – Bass Boost+, Dynamic, and Bright. 
    Dizo Buds Z Pro provides three sound effects – Bass Boost+, Dynamic, and Bright. 
    Dizo Buds Z Pro provides three sound effects – Bass Boost+, Dynamic, and Bright. 

    The touch sensor of earbuds worked efficiently, though it took me time to get adjusted with these gestures. The touch sensor sometimes even worked with the accidental touch which disconnected my calls many times. Besides that minor loophole, Dizo Buds Z Pro are easy to control with a double-tap, triple tap, and long touch (and it will make you wait around 3 seconds).

    Dizo Buds Z Pro
    Dizo Buds Z Pro (Divya/HT Tech)
    Dizo Buds Z Pro
    Dizo Buds Z Pro (Divya/HT Tech)

    Though, Dizo Buds Z Pro still has room for improvement in its mic quality as it catches a lot of noise from the surroundings. Obviously, indoors worked better but it really makes Dizo Buds Z difficult to use outdoors such as public transport or even your balcony near the busy road. Besides this, I missed the volume control and in-ear detection feature with Dizo Buds Z Pro.

    Verdict: Dizo Buds Z Pro worth buying?

    Dizo Buds Z Pro
    Dizo Buds Z Pro (Divya/ HT Tech)
    Dizo Buds Z Pro
    Dizo Buds Z Pro (Divya/ HT Tech)

    The Dizo Buds Z Pro packs almost all the features that an affordable TWS earbud should serve. Audio quality - check, battery life - check, ANC - oh yes!, mic performance - could be better. Keeping the mic performance issue aside, the Dizo Buds Z Pro makes a good deal at Rs. 2,999 along with sleek and stylish design, ANC feature, great battery life, IPX4 water-resistant and if you are a bass-lover, then it is worth spending your money on it. Though, if you are not fully satisfied with it, then Realme Buds Q2 can be an alternative, even at a cheaper price with a more powerful battery.

    Rating
    4 out of 5
    Price
    INR 2,999/-
    Product Name
    Dizo Buds Z Pro
    Brand Name
    Dizo
    Pros
    • Sound with bass
    • Comfortable fit
    • Quick connectivity
    • Good battery life
    Cons
    • Mic quality
    Specifications
    • Bluetooth
      5.2
    • Drivers
      10mm
    • Charging
      USB Type-C
    • Waterproof
      IPX4

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    First Published Date: 24 Jan, 11:28 AM IST
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