The audio industry in India has been seeing record growth over the past few years. Multiple brands across the world are now offering a premium to budget-end earphones. Thanks to the current situation in the country, increasing dependence on webinars, online meetings, video chats, Zoom calls, etc has surged its boom. As per a report, India is among the topmost smart personal audio markets in Q1, 2020 in APAC with a 23 percent market share. Amidst this, Oppo has launched Enco W11 truly wireless earphones as its budget TWS earbuds that do not cost a fortune (priced at Rs 2,499). The company touts it to deliver an immersive sound effect and superior quality experience. So, let’s find out how much does Oppo live up to its claims in our review of Oppo Enco W11.
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On opening the box, you will be greeted directly with the earphones case. Other than this you will find manuals and warranty cards and some ear tips of different sizes along with a USB Type C cable. Oppo Enco W11 ships in a pill-shaped glossy white case, which doesn’t look different from the group of other all-black TWS earphones in the market. However, we did like that it attracts fewer smudges, unlike the rest of the pack. We also liked how the earphones don’t just fall off when you open the case. We really shook the unit for them to pop out but they didn’t fall off.
The lid of the case is solidly attached and closes with a nice snap. The design of the earbuds themselves is also really great complimenting the case. The earphone really stands out with its premium look and feel. Oppo Enco W11 has a touch-sensitive surface so you can single tap to play or pause and double tap on either earbud to change the tracks and triple press for voice assistant. The volume can be controlled by touching or holding the left or right earbud.
The touch functionality works flawlessly while the comfort of them is also great. These are lightweight for the quality of construction they have. Also, we did not face any issue with keeping them on for long periods thanks to the in-ear design. Over that, the earphones form an excellent seal in the ears which doesn’t just cut out background noise (to a certain degree) but also makes the bass sound more prominent.
The earphones do not have any LEDs to indicate the battery level but just like other devices, they do have a small LED on the case that indicates the battery level. This lights up whenever the lid is opened or when one removes the earbuds.
The Oppo Enco W11 connects with any device with Bluetooth 5.0 or lower. After first connect, these easily connect to your phone by just opening the lid of the case and not after you take them out of the case. This means by the time you wear them, they will be already connected to your phone. You should also know that the Enco W11 is IP55 rated for water and dust ingress protection. This means they can handle more than just a splash of water and this rating is also better than its competition. This also makes them more durable. You also get wear detection with the buds that work just as well.
Speaking of the battery life, the earphones deliver 5 hours of playback and with the case, you can play them for up to 20 hours. That is great especially considering the size and weight of the case. Before we talk more about the audio quality, let’s talk about specs first. Specs-wise these earphones come with a pair of 8mm dynamic drivers inside each earpiece with AAC support and SBC codecs. These also connect with compatible devices via Bluetooth 5.0.
We recently reviewed Vivo TWS New true wireless earphones which are priced at Rs 5,990 and on comparing them with Oppo Enco W11 we loved the sound on the Oppo. The bass is just perfectly balanced on the Oppo earphones and it does not bleed into a higher frequency range. Moreover, the mids on these are also perfect and the vocals on them sound good too, both while watching movies and listening to music. Highs are a little prominent so there is a slight boost to them that is good in a way as it is not harsh on the ears. So you will never feel you are getting a compromised sound. Also, the bigger ear tips fit well therefore enhancing the whole experience.
Oppo does not have a dedicated companion app where you can tweak a few things like equaliser as per your liking. Also, one more thing that the earphones lack is lower latency so if you are into gaming these will not be the best for you.
Overall, we are extremely impressed with these TWS earbuds both in features and in the sound department. Moreover, they are perfect for people looking to get TWS at a lesser price. Even the audiophiles who have a more refined taste in sound would not be disappointed with the Oppo Enco W11.
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