It can be tough finding the right headphones for your needs. Between finding wireless tech, a superior sound, and a comfortable fit, there are a ton of options to choose from. Diskin, however, thinks it has the solution with the Diskin DH2 headphones.
So how confident is Diskin in these cans? Pretty damn confident. In fact, the company’s website says that thanks to the deep, immersive sound, the DH2’s are the “best Bluetooth wireless headphones available.”
But do they live up to that claim? Spoiler alert — no, they don’t. But they’re not bad.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Diskin DH2’s is their design, and while they would otherwise have a pretty simplistic yet appealing look, the DH2’s are unique in how they’re colored — each side of the headband has an arm that’s colored the colors of the rainbow, a look that’s clearly aimed at being reminiscent of the LGBT+ pride flag. It’s actually a pretty fun look — there are plenty of headphones that offer subdued colors and a flat look, and the DH2’s aren’t one of them.
Of course, the design comes down to much more than the coloring of the headphones. The Diskin DH2’s are quite well constructed, featuring premium metals and hard plastics, as well as plenty of foam for the headband and earcup.
The left earcup is nice and plain, while the right features a multi-control power/phone button, volume up and volume down buttons, and an aux cable and microUSB charging cable.
As wireless headphones, the DH2’s are aimed at being at least a little bit portable, and in the box you’ll find a nice hard case, an aux cable, and a microUSB cable. That’s pretty much all you’ll need for headphones of this nature, and the hard case is an especially nice addition for headphones under $100.
In general, the headphones look fun and are clearly well built, but there do seem to have been some compromises to keep costs down. The faux leather, for example, seems like it could be easily ripped, while the foam underneath isn’t the quality of the memory foam we’ve come to expect on higher end headphones. As mentioned, these help keep the costs down, so we’re not complaining too much — but something to keep in mind nonetheless.
When it comes to foam inside headphones, it seems to always be true that more is better for comfort. While the foam in the Diskin DH2’s isn’t of the highest quality, there is plenty of it to keep things comfortable.
These headphones come with a very interesting fit. The company claims that the DH2’s are over-ear rather than on-ear, and while that’s probably true for some people with smaller ears, we had some trouble with the earpads sitting on the edges of our ears. That’s not particularly comfortable, especially over long periods of time. We would have preferred that the company bring some slightly larger ear cans, or some slightly smaller ones to make them decidedly on-ear.
That’s not to say that the headphones are overly uncomfortable — there’s plenty of foam to make listening generally comfortable, and the clamp on the headphones seems to be nice too. They’re also quite light, which helps.
The Diskin DH2’s are an interesting beast when it comes to sound quality. Let’s make somethng clear right away — they’re not aimed at offering a flat listening experience. But that doesn’t mean they sound bad.
Let’s start with the bass, and there’s plenty of it. Kick drums really punch you in the face, while bass guitars and synths well and truly shine. Great job to Diskin with the bass here — hip-hop lovers and really anyone who likes bass will be very happy with the bass on these cans.
The mids are a little less impressive — the low mids threaten to get muddy in bass-heavy music, while there aren’t too many high mids to speak of, detracting from the power of vocals, guitars, and lead synths. That’s really important for pop and rock music, but perhaps a little less so for hip hop.
The highs also suffer a little. Some of the higher frequencies shine nice and bright, helping bring back some of that vocal sheen, but there aren’t many super high highs, which makes the music a little less crisp than we would like. Again, hip hop and rap still sound great, while rock and pop may suffer a little from the high-end troubles.
Thankfully, the headphones can go pretty loud without distorting — it would certainly take a lot more volume than you should listen at before distortion is an issue.
These headphones aren’t noise canceling, and don’t expect much isolation either. It was still relatively easy to hear noise from outside the headphones, and music bleeds out of them pretty easily too — despite their closed design.
There’s not too much to say about the performance of the Diskin DH2’s — they perform decently well, but aren’t groundbreaking by any means. We didn’t experience any connectivity issues with the headphones, which use Bluetooth 4.0, except when we tried them through obstacles like walls — which is pretty standard.
The 14 hour battery life isn’t bad either, but it’s not great. The headphones should last at least a week or so under normal use, and if you’re good at keeping things charged then you shouldn’t run into an issue. That full charge takes between 2 and 3 hours.
The Diskin DH2’s are not the best Bluetooth headphones in the world, but for the price they’re not bad at all. They’re classy yet fun in their design, they’re reasonably comfortable, and they sound pretty good, especially for certain genres. Not only that, but they could well be the best wireless headphones we’ve tested under $100 — and the fact that they cost under $70 on Amazon makes them an even better choice.
If you’re interested in buying the Diskin DK2 over-ear headphones for yourself, check out the links below.
|Frequency response||20Hz – 20kHz||Active noise cancellation
|Driver size||40mm||Noise attenuation||Unknown|
|Total harmonic distortion
|Rated input power
||Unknown||Battery life||14 hours playback time|
|Maximum input power
||Unknown||Wireless distance||10m (33ft)|
||Bluetooth 4.0||Cable length||1.2m (4ft)|
||Yes||Case type||Hard case|
||Yes||In-the-box||Hard case, aux cable, microUSB cable|