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Reviewed on May 11, 2016

Diskin DH3 Wireless HEADPHONES REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.2
6.5
Mixed Usage
6.8
Critical Listening
6.3
Commute/Travel
6.9
Sports/Fitness
6.5
Office
5.9
TV
5.6
Gaming
Type : On-ear
Enclosure : Closed-Back
Wireless : Yes
Noise-Cancelling : Yes
Mic : Yes
Transducer : Dynamic

The Diskin Wireless Bluetooth 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 an inconsistent and poor battery performance which may be a deal breaker for most.

Test Results
Design 6.3
Sound 6.9
Isolation 6.2
Microphone 6.2
Active Features 5.0
Connectivity 6.9
Pros
  • Stable, wireless design.
  • Minimal leakage.
Cons
  • Poor noise isolation.
  • Uncomfortable clamping pressure.
  1. Update 2/16/2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  2. Update 9/28/2017: The microphone has been tested with our new methodology, as explained here
  3. Update 8/10/2017: Converted to Test Bench 1.1. Learn more about our new versioned test bench system here.

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6.3

Design

The Diskin Wireless Bluetooth are sleek, stylish on-ear headphones that have the same design as the Bohm B-66. They're sufficiently stable to not slip off your head during mild physical activity and offer a decent control scheme that's efficient, once you are used to the controls. Unfortunately, they are not comfortable headphones. They feel too tight and will cause soreness and discomfort on larger heads very quickly.

Style

The Diskin Wireless Bluetooth headphones look very similar to the Bohm B-66. 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 B-66 at a distance.

6.0 Comfort
Weight : 0.37 lbs
Clamping Force
:
1.06 lbs

The Diskin wireless Bluetooth, like the Bohm b-66, are not comfortable headphones. They apply too much pressure on the ears, to maintain their stable fit but gets uncomfortable quickly 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 Controls
Ease of use : Mediocre
Feedback : Good
Call/Music Control : Yes
Volume Control : Yes
Microphone Control : No
Channel Mixing
:
N/A
Noise Canceling Control : No
Talk-Through
:
No
Additional Buttons : No

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

7.7 Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference : 2.6 C
6.4 Portability
L : 7.09 "
W : 6.69 "
H : 1.38 "
Volume : 65.41 Cu. Inches
Transmitter required : N/A

The Diskin like the Bohm B-66 are mid-sized on-ear headphones that do not take up much space in a backpack or handbag. The earcups also lay flat for easier storage and transportation. Unfortunately, they do not fold up into a compact format, which means they won't fit in a pocket, even larger jacket pockets. They also do not come with a case which is dissapointing.

0 Case
Type : No case
L : N/A
W : N/A
H : N/A
Volume : N/A
6.5 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 will not 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 Stability

These headphones like the Bohm B-66, 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 the headphones off your head.

Cable
Detachable : No
Length : 4.2 ft
Connection : 1/8" TRS

Comes with two cables; a 1/8" TRS cable with inline controls and a USB charging cable.

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6.9

Sound

The Diskin Wireless Bluetooth, like the Bohm B-66, are an average sounding pair of on-ear closed-back headphones. They have a very good, consistent, and extended Bass, a good Mid Range and a decent Treble. However, their Bass could be slightly muddy, and their Mid Range is a bit forward sounding. Additionally, they have a mediocre distortion performance and like most closed-back on-ear headphones, a poor Soundstage.

8.0 Bass
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 Mid
Std. Err.
:
2.97 dB
Low-Mid
:
2.53 dB
Mid-Mid
:
-0.95 dB
High-Mid
:
3.64 dB
6.7 Treble
Std. Err.
:
4.51 dB
Low-Treble
:
-1.53 dB
Mid-Treble
:
-2.11 dB
High-Treble
:
-11.31 dB
7.8 Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
:
0.44 dB
7.7 Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
:
0.32
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
:
0.4
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
:
1.8
Weighted Phase Mismatch
:
22.19
4.6 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
:
2.3
Correlated Crosstalk
:
0.01 dB
6.8 Total Harmonic Distortion
Weighted THD @ 90
:
3.434
Weighted THD @ 100
:
6.647
6.2

Isolation

These headphones poorly isolate listeners in loud environments. Their active noise cancelling is weak and not able to handle the level ambient noise of a busy office or a daily commute. Luckily, they don't leak much sound and won't be distracting to the people around you even at higher volumes.

5.3 Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
:
Overall Attenuation
:
-13.6 dB
Bass
:
-4.55 dB
Mid
:
-7.34 dB
Treble
:
-28.87 dB
Self-Noise
:
17.81 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.

8.0 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.

6.2

Microphone

Integrated
:
Yes
In-line
:
Yes
Boom
:
No
Detachable Boom
:
N/A
6.4 Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
:
LFE
:
265.23 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
:
3.93 dB
HFE
:
3417.19 Hz
Weighted THD
:
3.473
Gain
:
28.53 dB
6.0 Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise :
Speech + Subway Noise :
SpNR
:
11.58 dB
5.0

Active Features

The Diskin have a good wireless range and low latency considering they don't support aptX or aptX(LL). They won't be the ideal headphones to watch movies or play video games with, but for music streaming, you shouldn't have any issues. Unfortunately, the battery performance is disappointing. They can continuously play audio for a fair amount of time but take absurdly long to charge. They also don't have any power saving features.

5.5 Battery
Battery Type
:
Rechargable
Battery Life
:
10.75 hrs
Charge Time
:
3.7 hrs
Power Saving Feature
:
No
Audio while charging
:
No
Passive Playback
:
No

The Diskin like the B-66 have a 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 App Support
App Name : N/A
iOS : N/A
Android : N/A
Mac OS : 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.

6.9

Connectivity

6.8 Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
:
4.0
Multi-Device Pairing
:
2 Devices
NFC Pairing
:
No
9.1 Wired
OS Compatibility
:
Not OS specific
Analog Audio
:
Yes
USB Audio
:
No
PS4 Compatible
:
Audio + Microphone
Xbox One Compatible
:
Audio + Microphone
PC Compatible
:
Audio + Microphone
0 Base/Dock
Type
:
N/A
Optical Input
:
N/A
Line In
:
N/A
Line Out
:
N/A
USB Input
:
N/A
RCA Input
:
N/A
PS4 Compatible
:
N/A
Xbox One Compatible
:
N/A
PC Compatible
:
N/A
Power Supply
:
N/A
Dock Charging
:
N/A
8.8 Wireless Range
Obstructed Range
:
44 ft
Line of Sight Range
:
210 ft

The Diskin Wireless Bluetooth Headphones like the similarly designed Bohm B-66 have a surprisingly great wireless range. In direct line of sight, they will continue playing up to 200 ft. This great if your Bluetooth source is difficult or bothersome to carry around, but practically, the indoors obstructed range would be more relevant for most listeners. Unfortunately, they're not the simplest to pair. They don't have NFC and the press and hold pairing procedure can get a bit tedious if you have to switch between multiple Bluetooth sources.

5.1 Latency
Default Latency
:
130 ms
aptX Latency
:
N/A
aptX(LL) Latency
:
N/A

In the box

  • Diskin Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
  • Audio cable
  • USB cable
  • Manual

6.5 Mixed Usage

The Diskin 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.

6.8 Critical Listening

Mediocre for critical listening. The small closed-back ear cups do not create a good soundstage, and their sound is not neutral or balanced enough to be ideal for critical listening.

6.3 Commute/Travel

Not 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.

6.9 Sports/Fitness

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.

6.5 Office

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.

5.9 TV

Mediocre for home theater use. They have fairly high latency which won't be ideal for watching movies. They're also not the most comfortable headphones to wear for long periods of time.

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