One of the latest entries of Oppo into the world of audio is its Enco Air2 Pro true wireless earbuds. The TWS earphones are powered by 12.4mm titanised diaphragm drivers promising an enriching sound experience with deeper bass, wider sound field, and clearer vocals. Moreover, it comes equipped with dual microphones and has the support of active noise cancellation (ANC). The earbuds also come with touch control and offer a battery life of up to 28 hours together with its case. We tested the device thoroughly on multiple devices with many applications, from music to movies and video streaming to gaming. Here is the Oppo Enco Air2 Pro review with all its features.
Oppo Enco Air2 Pro Review: Design
The Oppo Enco Air2 Pro comes riding in a neat square package. Lifting the lid of the box, you would find its sleek pebble-shaped plastic case staring at you silently. The truly wireless earbuds come in two different colours, Grey and White. Out of which we were able to get our hands on the latter. Accompanying the earbuds comes a short USB-A to Type-C charging cable as well as a guide booklet.
Picking up the glossy white-coloured bubble case in our hand, it feels quite light in weight and would fit easily into the pocket of your jeans. If you take a moment to observe its top carefully, it has a refractive translucent jelly lid. Right below the neckline of the lid lies a tiny LED indicator.
At the bottom lies a Type-C charging port, while at its back lies (gracefully) the Oppo brand engraving. The entire surface of the case is smooth to touch and seems fingerprint-resistant. Whatever minimal fingerprints attracted to it cannot be seen easily by the naked eye.
Once you flip the lid open, its magnetic nature immediately comes to notice. The LED indicator turns green upon opening up the jelly lid and turns yellowish-orange when closed. When in pairing mode, the LED blinks in white colour. Inside the case sit the two TWS earbuds, fitted perfectly into their respective cavities. The ‘L’ for left and ‘R’ for right engravings, highlighted in grey over their small white bodies, are the first thing visible to you. The leg or the stem of the earbuds is also magnetic in nature so it automatically gets pulled back into its place without you having to put any force. All you need to do is just position the leg over its cavity and it snaps in.
At the back of each earbud on its spine lies its touch interface, which also comes in body colour, but is slightly translucent and hence, differentiable. At the bottom of the spine seem to lie the sensors of the earbuds, which help it in determining whether the earbuds are worn or not, so it can start or stop the audio accordingly. The tip of the earbud comes with a classic round-shaped silicone cover while the body between the top and the spine is of a slightly tilted spherical shape in order to fit exactly into our ears.
Overall, the design of the Oppo Enco Air2 Pro seems quite elegant and favourable for usage, especially during travel.
Oppo Enco Air2 Pro Review: Performance
Elaborating further upon the Oppo Enco Air2 Pro specifications, the truly wireless noise cancelling earbuds come equipped with 12.4mm diaphragm drivers with titanium coatings for increased rigidity. The diaphragm drivers have a vibrating area of 89% larger than that of a typical 9mm driver, according to the company. Moreover, they have a frequency response range of 20Hz to 20kHz. The TWS earbuds are fitted with dual microphones, both of which support active noise cancelling (ANC) and AI noise-cancelling for phone calls. They also support Bluetooth v5.2 and are IP54 rated dust and water-resistant.
The Enco Air2 Pro comes with a 43mAh battery in each earbud, which lasts up to seven hours with ANC and up to 5 hours without ANC, upon a single charge. Housing the earbuds come the charging case, which has a 440mAh battery. Overall, the device can last up to 28hrs when ANC is turned off and up to 20 hours when it is turned on.
The earbuds fit well into the ears. Some may complain that after wearing them for a while, the ears start to pain slightly. However, this issue may be tackled right away. That is why the brand provides 3 sizes for its silicone tips that are included within the package. So you might need to dig into the box and choose the size that is comfortable for your ears. Another point on the brighter side is that the earbuds have an ‘Instant Connection’ feature. As soon as you open the lid of the case, the earbuds automatically get connected with the paired device.
The touch interface also works pretty smoothly. Double-tapping on the back of either of the two earbuds will play the next track (while using music streaming applications), play the next episode (while watching TV shows on OTT platforms like Netflix), or forward to 10 seconds while streaming videos on Youtube.
In case you are pairing the earbuds for the first time with your smartphone or any other device, you just need to tap and hold on the back of both the earbuds for about 4 seconds, after which they enter the pairing mode. The earbuds have two audio modes, Noice Cancelation and Transparency. For switching between these two modes, you just have to tap and hold for a second or two on either of the two earbuds.
Speaking of the sound quality, the Enco Air2 Pro delivers its promise pretty effectively. The loudness and clarity of the audio are quite commendable while the bass is thumping. Turning up the volume a little over 50% takes you completely to musical heavens. The audio experience of the earbuds while streaming movies and TV shows on Netflix and videos on Youtube were also great.
Even the minute background noises playing in the videos were crystal clear. But what needs thorough appreciation is the Oppo Enco Air2 Pro’s active noise cancellation feature. When turned on, you will not be able to hear a person sitting at a two-arm distance from you. You would just notice their lips moving. Yes, the ANC is that good.
However, on playing Asphalt 9 Legends to test the performance of the earbuds while gaming (when paired with a smartphone), there was a lag of about 1 to 2 seconds noticed, variable in nature. So, we will not fully recommend it for gaming.
Another cool feature of the Oppo Enco Air2 Pro earbuds is that they support smart in-ear detection. This feature automatically pauses playback when you take them out of your ears and resumes playback when you put them back on. This works even when you take just one out of the two earbuds (since both have sensors). A noteworthy thing to mention here is that this in-ear detection system functions very well, as the sensors are highly sensitive in nature. Even if you move one earbud piece away from your ear ever so slightly, the audio will stop automatically without the delay of even a second.
Overall, the performance of the Oppo Enco Air2 Pro earbuds is delightful.
To sum up, the Oppo Enco Air2 Pro TWS earbuds provide you with an enjoyable experience. They come nestled within a sleek designer case, whose compact size and lightweight structure makes it slide right into your pocket enhancing portability. Ensuring a truly immersive sound experience are its large-diaphragm drivers supported via its praiseworthy ANC mechanism. All its features make Oppo Enco Air2 Pro apt for usage when travelling. You may be navigating your way through the busy cities and noisy crowds, but would still be relaxed and enjoying your favourite tunes.
The earbuds might need a few tweaks for providing a better gaming audio experience, in terms of being more in sync with the in-game commands. It also may have a slight scope of improvement in its battery life. But all in all, it can be said that its pros weigh more than its cons. Hence, we would gladly recommend it at its price range.
The Oppo Enco Air2 Pro in India can be bought for Rs 3,499.
Oppo Enco Air2 Pro Pros
- Elegant Design
- Great ANC
- Smart In-Ear Detection
- Appreciable Sound Quality And Bass
Oppo Enco Air2 Pro Cons
- The Battery Life Could Be Improved
- Slight Lag In Gaming Audio
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