As we have said before, the Indian market is flooded with true wireless earphones, which now come in various shapes and sizes. The latest to enter the Indian audio arena is Oppo Enco X true wireless earphones that come with active noise cancellation a feature that is just setting in, in India. Are these worth the hype and money? Let’s find on the review of Oppo Enco X true wireless earphones.
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Oppo Enco X true wireless earphones design
Out of the box, the Oppo Enco X true wireless earphones look very similar to the rest of the pack in the market. However, when you look at them closely you find subtle yet good differences. Let’s start with the case. Oppo gives you a superior quality charging case with the earphones. The hinge of most cases these days seem flimsy, but not Oppo’s. These are quite solid and we loved it. The front of the capsule-type case has the LED indicator and on the side, there is the function key for Bluetooth connectivity. Pop open the case and press the function key for them to connect with any device (Android or iOS).
A silver band runs around the Oppo Enco X true wireless earphones case with Oppo etched on top. The rear has ‘co-created with Dynaudio’ written on it. The bottom of the case has the USB Type-C charging port. Open the case and you will find the magnetically attached earphones in the left and right compartment. The earphones, as we said, have a premium finish and are light to hold, and wear. There are in total 3 microphones on each earphone to actively cancel noise and also for voice calls.
Dressed in black, the rear of the stem of each Oppo Enco X true wireless earphone has a touch panel, which is in charcoal colour. At different light angles, it throws off a purplish tint. Each stem end also has the charging point, too. On the other side, you have the soft silicon tips, which also enables them to be placed tight within the ear cavity. Somewhat creating a vacuum in the year so that they do not fall off, under any circumstances. And fall they not. We ran with them, tried jumping and cycling, to our amazement they never fell lose. Full marks to team Oppo for that. With that users also get two additional silicon tips for small or large ears.
Moving on to the performance aspect, Oppo Enco X true wireless earphones are built for the audiophile in you. It is unbelievable how such a small device can be so good on sound, especially the bass. We loved every bit of the experience these nifty audio modules threw at us. Oppo promised great resonance and they delivered. The mids are great, lows are very audible and the bass is superb. Thanks to the dual audio drivers inside, these have the power to provide that great sound that all of us want. Over that, these are perfected by the Danish audio company, Dynaudio, so the sound had to be great.
There are two levels of noise cancellation in the Oppo Enco X true wireless earphones. One is regular, which basically is passive noise cancellation. The other one is Max Noise Cancellation (ANC) that cuts down most of the ambient noise. With them on, we were not able to hear any ambient noise, whistles or bells. It works very well. Passive one cuts down the noise by about 50 percent.
The soft touchpads on each earphone do a good job too. Swipe them from top to bottom or vice versa, to control volume. Tap and hold, to turn on/off ANC. Double-tap the left one to skip back a track. Similarly, to go forward, double-tap the right one. Users can also double-tap to end a call. The Oppo Enco X true wireless earphones also have IP54 rating also, which means these are protected from water splashes and sweat.
Now let’s talk about its battery life. Each time in the test we were able to squeeze out 5 hours of playback with ANC on. This is not bad considering each earphone has a 44mAh battery inside. The battery can be extended by recharging them using the charging case by up to 20 hours. Talking about which, the charging case can be charged with the supplied USB type-C cable or wirelessly using a Qi charger.
Oppo does say users will get low latency gaming experience, but in our tests the results were mediocre. Yes, the sound is good, but there is a slight lag from shot to sound. Which means for PUBG gamers this is not the right fit. The Oppo Enco X true wireless earphones work on Bluetooth 5.2. This means you need a smartphone that supports it too. However, the range of the earphones is excellent, we took it up to 10 meters and behind walls, they never cracked one bit. Same was the case when we received voice and WhatsApp calls on it. The experience was very good and the other side was able to hear us very clearly too, even when the smartphone was kept 8-10 meters away.
All in all, the Oppo Enco X true wireless earphones do deliver. The price of Rs 9,990 puts it up against the likes of premium end Sennheiser and Sony. Nonetheless, the price tag justifies every bit of it. We loved them and are sure you will love them too.
Excellent sound and bass
Premium to look at
Catches a lot of smudges
Game latency could have been better
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