Diskin DH3 Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.3.1
Reviewed May 11, 2016 at 11:58 am
Diskin DH3 Wireless Picture
6.5
Mixed Usage
7.0
Neutral Sound
6.4
Commute/Travel
7.1
Sports/Fitness
6.3
Office
5.0
Wireless Gaming
6.7
Wired Gaming
6.3
Phone Call
Type On-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling Yes
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Diskin DH3 are decent-sounding, stable headphones. They won't fall off your head even while running or working out, and they're relatively quiet to the people around you because of their low leakage. Unfortunately, they're uncomfortably tight and poorly block ambient noise with their weak active noise cancellation. They also have inconsistent and poor battery performance, which may be a deal-breaker for most.

Our Verdict

6.5 Mixed Usage

The Diskin DH3 perform moderately well as mixed usage headphones. They have a decent audio reproduction and a lightweight, stable design. They don't leak much, but their noise isolation is a little weak for some environments.

Pros
  • Stable, wireless design.
  • Minimal leakage.
Cons
  • Poor noise isolation.
  • Uncomfortable clamping pressure.
7.0 Neutral Sound

The Diskin DH3 are mediocre for neutral listening. The small closed-back ear cups don't create a good soundstage, and their sound isn't neutral or balanced enough to be ideal for neutral listening.

6.4 Commute/Travel

The Diskin DH3 aren't suitable for commuting. The poor noise isolation lets a lot of noise into your audio. They're also a bit tight, which can get uncomfortable on long commutes.

7.1 Sports/Fitness

The Diskin DH3 are above-average for sports use. They're lightweight and have a stable fit that won't easily fall off while jogging. They're also wireless and relatively compact. Unfortunately, the tightness may get uncomfortable after a while.

6.3 Office

The Diskin DH3 are better-than-average for office use. They don't leak too much, which won't be audible to the people around you. However, they also won't block much of the office chatter.

6.7 Wired Gaming
6.3 Phone Call
  • 6.5 Mixed Usage
  • 7.0 Neutral Sound
  • 6.4 Commute/Travel
  • 7.1 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.3 Office
  • 5.0 Wireless Gaming
  • 6.7 Wired Gaming
  • 6.3 Phone Call
  1. Updated Nov 21, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  2. Updated Nov 21, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  3. Updated Feb 16, 2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  4. Updated Sep 28, 2017: The microphone has been tested with our new methodology, as explained here
  5. Updated Aug 10, 2017: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  6. Updated Mar 01, 2017: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  7. Updated May 11, 2016: Review published.

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Test Results

Design
Design
Style

The Diskin DH3 look very similar to the BÖHM B-66 Wireless. They have the same design and circular ear cups, as well as the same black and silver color scheme. The subtle difference between the two headphones is only with the brand logo on the back of the ear cups. They look stylish and are sleek enough to be eye-catching in public, but are hard to distinguish from the BÖHM at a distance.

6.0
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.37 lbs
Clamping Force
1.06 lbs

The Diskin DH3, like the BÖHM B-66 Wireless, aren't comfortable headphones. They apply too much pressure on the ears to maintain their stable fit, quickly get uncomfortable, and can cause soreness during long listening sessions. The padding on the headband and ear cups are decent, but these headphones feel too tight and are even more uncomfortable for larger heads.

6.0
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Mediocre
Feedback Good
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
N/A
Noise Cancelling Control No
Talk-Through
No
Additional Buttons No

Button layout and functionality are above average. The buttons deliver good tactile feedback, call/music, track-skipping, and volume controls. However, the buttons often have dual functionalities that aren't intuitive and may take some time to get used to.

7.7
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 2.6 °C
6.4
Design
Portability
L 7.09"
W 6.69"
H 1.38"
Volume 65.41 in³
Transmitter Required N/A

The Diskin DH3 are mid-sized on-ear headphones that don't take up much space in a backpack or handbag. The ear cups also lay flat for easier storage and transportation. Unfortunately, they don't fold up into a compact format, which means they won't fit in a pocket, even larger jacket pockets. They also don't come with a case, which is disappointing.

0
Design
Case
Type No case
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A
6.5
Design
Build Quality

Build quality is decent and robust enough to handle a few drops without damage. However, although the build looks metallic, it's not metal and won't be as durable as some other headphones that use metal to reinforce the headband. This means they could get damaged under moderate physical stress, and the swivel hinge is weak and a little loose.

7.5
Design
Stability

These headphones are quite stable on the head. They apply a lot of pressure on the ears, which prevents them from slipping off even during mild physical activities. They have no problem maintaining a stable fit during casual listening sessions and have a wireless design, free of cables that can get hooked on something and pull them off your head.

Design
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In The Box

  • Diskin DH3 headphones
  • Audio cable
  • USB cable
  • Manual

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-1.12 dB
Treble Amount
-4.97 dB
7.8
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.44 dB
Sound
Raw Frequency Response
7.9
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.92 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
22.45 Hz
Low-Bass
2.84 dB
Mid-Bass
2.15 dB
High-Bass
3.39 dB
7.8
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.97 dB
Low-Mid
2.53 dB
Mid-Mid
-0.95 dB
High-Mid
3.64 dB
6.8
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
4.51 dB
Low-Treble
-1.53 dB
Mid-Treble
-2.11 dB
High-Treble
-11.31 dB
6.4
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
2.48 dB
Dips
1.58 dB
7.7
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.32
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.4
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.8
Weighted Phase Mismatch
22.19
4.3
Sound
Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
3.57 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
1.43 dB
PRTF Distance
8.13 dB
Openness
4.6
Acoustic Space Excitation
2.5
7.4
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.289
WHD @ 100
0.195
Isolation
5.2
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-13.6 dB
Bass
-4.55 dB
Mid
-7.34 dB
Treble
-28.87 dB

Poor isolation. The passive isolation provided by the ear cups is decent. It starts to kick in at around 600Hz and reaches its peak isolation of 32dB at 4kHz. The active noise cancellation performs poorly and is effective only between 40Hz and 400Hz, providing a maximum cancellation of 10dB. There may also be some audible low-end rumble produced by the noise cancelling system.

7.9
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
33.88 dB

Good leakage results. The overall amount of leakage is low. However, the majority of the leakage is happening in the mid-range between 400Hz-800Hz, which could make the leakage a little more noticeable.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-line
Yes
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
N/A
6.4
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
265.23 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
3.93 dB
HFE
3,417.19 Hz
Weighted THD
3.473
Gain
28.53 dB
6.0
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
11.58 dB
Active Features
5.9
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
10.75 hrs
Additional Charges
0
Total Battery Life
10.75 hrs
Charge Time
3.7 hrs
Power Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port micro-USB

The Diskin DH3 have poor battery performance. They take long to charge, and can't stream audio at the same time. This, coupled with the lack of an auto-off feature, makes them not ideal for prolonged use.

0
Active Features
App Support
App Name N/A
iOS N/A
Android N/A
macOS N/A
Windows N/A
Equalizer
N/A
ANC Control
N/A
Mic Control N/A
Room effects
N/A
Playback Control
N/A
Button Mapping N/A
Surround Sound N/A

No compatible app.

Connectivity
8.6
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
4.0
Multi-Device Pairing
2 Devices
NFC Pairing
No
Line of Sight Range
210 ft
Default Latency
130 ms
aptX Latency
N/A
aptX(LL) Latency
N/A
0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
9.0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
No
Detachable No
Length 4.2 ft
Connection 1/8" TRS
Wired Latency
0 ms
Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC / PS4 Analog
Audio + Microphone
PC / PS4 Wired USB
No
PC / PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio + Microphone
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Wireless
No
0
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
N/A
USB Input
N/A
Line In
N/A
Line Out
N/A
Optical Input
N/A
RCA Input
N/A
Dock Charging
N/A
Power Supply
N/A

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