Oppo is principally recognized for its smartphones, however the firm has been slowly increasing its portfolio of audio merchandise. Oppo launched a bunch of wi-fi earphones final 12 months, together with the Enco X that reached Indian shores simply this 12 months, and we have now with us in the present day.
The Oppo Enco X are packed to the brim as they arrive with contact controls, noise cancellation, wi-fi charging, and IP54 score. They additionally help LHDC – a sophisticated Bluetooth audio codec – and are claimed to supply as much as 25 hours of battery life. While all that positive appears spectacular on paper, do the Enco X carry out equally properly in the actual world too? We attempt to discover that out with this overview.
Oppo Enco X specs
- Driver dimension: 11mm dynamic + 6mm balanced membrane
- Speaker sensitivity: 104dB @1KHz
- Frequency response vary: 20Hz ~ 20kHz
- Bluetooth codecs: LHDC, AAC, SBC
- Bluetooth model: Bluetooth 5.2
- Wireless vary: 10 meters
- Battery of earphones: 44 mAh
- Battery of charging case: 535 mAh
- Wired charging time (marketed): 110 minutes with charging case
- Misc: USB-C, IP54 score, Qi Wireless Charging
- Colors: Black, White
- Weight of every bud: 4.8 grams
- Weight of charging case: 42.5 grams
The Oppo Enco X are available in a white-colored bundle inside which is a black-colored field with Dynaudio and Enco X branding. The letters all have a shiny, rainbow-like impact, and the field, together with the holders inside it, has a pleasant end. It felt fairly premium and good to the touch and made us go “Wow!” after we unboxed it.
The bundle contains security and fast begin guides, a USB-C cable, and a complete of three pairs of silicone ear ideas in numerous sizes – Small, Medium, and Large. The medium ones come mounted on the Enco X earphones.
Design, Build, and Comfort
The Oppo Enco X are supplied in two colours – Black and White. The charging case, which packs a 535 mAh battery, weighs 42.5 grams and could be very simple and compact to hold round.
The case has a shiny end, with the silver body made out of metallic. This design language is impressed by Oppo’s MP3 X3 launched over a decade in the past and makes the Enco X look premium.
It’s not simply the appears, although. The Enco X’s charging case is premium to the touch as properly. But it is susceptible to scratches, and our unit even had scuffs out of the field for some purpose, which is not ideally suited. However, the white-colored mannequin does an honest job at hiding these.
The charging case has an LED gentle on the entrance, which exhibits the connection standing and doubles up as a charging indicator. Around the again, you get the Dynaudio branding with an oblong metallic border for the reason that Enco X are co-created with the Danish model. Although that branding will not be seen if you open the case because it’s part of the lid.
That mentioned, on the fitting aspect of the case’s body is the pairing button with good suggestions, up prime is the Oppo emblem, and on the backside is the USB-C port.
On the within, we have now the Enco X TWS earphones which can be simple to take away from the case. And just like the outer aspect, the slots for these buds are additionally shiny, however the surrounding space has a matte end. There are not any labels right here to inform you which bud goes the place, however that is not wanted both for the reason that one on the left goes contained in the left ear, and the opposite in the fitting.
Design and aesthetics apart, the charging case is constructed sturdy, and the lid has a metallic hinge which is confidence-inspiring and provides to the sturdiness. You can even open the case with one hand effortlessly, which could be very a lot appreciated.
Like their charging case, the Enco X earphones really feel premium, and with a weight of 4.8 grams every, they’re light-weight and cozy to put on for prolonged durations. The silicone ideas that come bundled are easy and of excellent high quality and enhance the sporting expertise.
The Enco X earphones have a small footprint, and the medium-sized silicone ear ideas match this reviewer snugly, however there are two extra sizes if the default ones do not provide a correct match. There’s even a function known as “Earbuds fit test” which helps you select ear ideas that might obtain a great seal along with your ears for higher noise-canceling and audio expertise.
That mentioned, not like the charging case, which is a mix of shiny and matte finishes, the Enco X earphones are completely shiny, with the underside a part of the inside aspect having tiny mirror-like charging factors having letters ‘L’ and ‘R’ written on the respective buds. These aren’t simply seen and Oppo might’ve performed a greater job at it.
The Enco X’s touch-sensitive stems aren’t as flat because the Enco W51‘s, though they do have a glass-like end and a refined iridescent impact. The earphones did not choose up any scratches throughout our utilization, however they do accumulate grime and look soiled over time, so it is advisable to maintain cleansing them commonly to maintain them of their pristine situation.
The Enco X earphones are IP54 mud and waterproof, permitting you to put on them throughout a exercise or within the rain.
Software and Connectivity
The Oppo Enco X TWS earphones include Bluetooth 5.2 and have an marketed vary of 10 meters. These additionally help Binaural Low-Latency Bluetooth Transmission on Android and iOS units and mean you can use just one bud at a time in case you favor and put the opposite again within the case.
We used the Enco X with the Oppo Find X2 more often than not for the overview and did not face any connectivity points when streaming music by means of the 2020 flagship. The earphones maintained the connection after we walked round within the room and even moved to a distinct flooring inside the home.
Not simply that, the Enco X additionally responded to the contact controls and in-ear detection very properly when the linked smartphone was on one other flooring. However, with one other smartphone, the Enco X did drop connection for a couple of second at common intervals when each units have been on completely different flooring.
The Oppo Enco X work with Android and iOS units and help Quick Connection, though it solely works with Oppo smartphones working ColorOS 7.0 or above. Other options simply accessible on suitable Oppo smartphones are contact management customization and earbuds match check, which might be accessed from the Bluetooth settings of the earphones on the smartphones.
Those who personal an incompatible smartphone can obtain the HeyMelody app, which permits customers to customise contact controls and use the earbuds match check. It additionally enables you to improve the Enco X’s firmware and test the battery degree of the buds and the charging case. But issues aren’t all hunky-dory, although, for the reason that HeyMelody app is simply accessible on Android, leaving iOS customers with no choice to improve the firmware or customise contact controls.
Oppo Enco X paired with the Realme X7 Pro working the HeyMelody app
It’s about time Oppo developed an iOS app in the event that they purpose to broaden their portfolio of wi-fi earphones as a result of with out that, it might be troublesome for them to attract iOS customers into shopping for their wi-fi audio merchandise.
Features and Performance
The Oppo Enco X pack 11mm dynamic and 6mm balanced membrane drivers in every bud and are claimed to have a frequency response vary of 20Hz ~ 20KHz. They additionally include noise cancellation, function contact controls, and have LHDC help.
The Enco X include a dual-microphone design and have a dual-core chip, which Oppo says “improves the signal-to-noise ratio” to optimize the “noise cancellation capabilities from every aspect”.
Oppo would not inform us by how a lot decibels the noise is diminished, however it does say that noise cancellation on the Enco X is efficient within the low-frequency vary comparable to airplanes and prepare environments and fewer efficient in high-frequency ranges comparable to close by voices.
The Enco X have 4 noise cancellation modes – Noise Cancellation Off, Transparency, Noise Cancellation, and Max Noise Cancellation. The first one is self-explanatory, however Transparency lets some exterior noise move by means of that can assist you keep conscious of your environment. Noise Cancellation, alternatively, mildly reduces the exterior noise, whereas Max Noise Cancellation presents the best degree of noise discount on the Enco X, and we saved it enabled all through our utilization.
Max Noise Cancellation does scale back the sound of ceiling followers, televisions, residence home equipment just like the washer, and distant human voices, and the noise discount is extra noticeable when the music is taking part in. But with none audio, some noise manages to creep in. The ANC on Enco X would not completely block the skin world because the premium headphones do, however as anticipated, it is higher than the Oppo Enco W51 we reviewed final 12 months.
Touch Controls and Wear Detection
The Oppo Enco X function contact controls, which embody double-tap, triple-tap, up and down sliding, contact and maintain, and lengthy contact and maintain gestures for each the left and proper earbuds.
You can tinker with these by heading to the Bluetooth settings in case you personal a suitable smartphone. If not, you will need to obtain the HeyMelody app in your machine. And like we talked about within the Software part, this app is Android-exclusive, so iOS customers don’t have any method to customise contact controls, which might be a deal-breaker for a lot of.
The double-tap gesture for each the left and proper buds has 4 decisions – None, Play/Pause, Previous, and Next. The triple-tap gesture, alternatively, has two choices – None and Google Assistant – that means you possibly can solely use it to summon Google Assistant, which is wasteful since not everybody makes use of the digital assistant to wish a shortcut on earphones to invoke it.
Enco X’s contact controls are customizable on Oppo Find X2
The up/down slide controls allow you to alter the quantity or change tracks, whereas the contact and maintain gesture enables you to toggle noise cancellation modes. There are 4 modes – Noise Cancellation Off, Transparency, Noise Cancellation, and Max Noise Cancellation.
By default, the Enco X change between Transparency and Max Noise Cancellation, however you possibly can customise the settings to your liking. However, it is value mentioning that the earphones can solely change between any two of the 4 modes, and whereas we’re high quality with that, some would possibly discover it limiting. We’d have additionally favored Oppo to pause the music in the course of the change when the audio immediate is performed to point the mode toggling. In reality, as an alternative of taking part in a sound, Oppo might’ve used a human voice just like the Enco W51 to inform customers in regards to the toggle.
The fifth gesture – lengthy contact and maintain – enables you to change between the 2 most lately linked units by touching and holding the stem of an earbud for 3 seconds. This was a hit and miss in our expertise for the reason that gesture typically toggled the noise cancellation modes as an alternative of switching to the opposite machine. The identical occurred when attempting to regulate the quantity.
The remainder of the contact controls and put on detection labored high quality.
With all that being mentioned, the sliding controls stay our favourite, and we might wish to see extra manufacturers implement them on their TWS earphones.
Audio and Call Quality
The Oppo Enco X have three microphones in every bud for noise cancellation in voice calls – a Feedback microphone, a Feed-forward microphone, and an Internal mic. The Enco X carried out properly in our voice name assessments because the particular person on the opposite finish of the decision might hear us clearly, and we did not have any points listening to them both. Even on Google Meet calls, the voice of the particular person on the opposite finish got here by means of crisp.
The Enco X are co-created with Danish Hi-Fi model Dynaudio and have Oppo’s DBEE 3.0 Sound System. They have a coaxial dual-driver setup on the within, and every bud packs a 6mm magnetic balanced driver to deal with the highs and an 11mm triple-layer composite dynamic driver for the center and low frequencies.
The Enco X additionally help LHDC (Low Latency High-Definition Audio Codec), which is alleged to be higher than the SBC and AAC Bluetooth codes and presents a most bit charge of 900kbps, however the smartphones that help LHDC aren’t a dime a dozen proper now.
Oppo’s Find X2 and Find X2 Pro are the one smartphones having LHDC help, however the firm has promised to convey it to extra smartphones quickly.
We had the Find X2 round in the course of the overview interval, and after utilizing the Enco X with LHDC enabled, we’re completely happy to report that the codec and earphones each dwell as much as the hype. The Enco X provide an immersive and pleasurable sound. The trebles are crip, vocals are clear, and we do not have many complaints in regards to the bass both.
Oppo Find X2 with LHDC help
The tracks have been fairly detailed and we have been in a position to choose up the faint particulars within the background. The earphones even have a large soundstage and dealt with a number of devices on the identical time very properly.
However, with out LHDC, the trebles felt a bit harsher and the audio was barely much less detailed and immersive, however the earphones nonetheless delivered a reasonably good audio expertise.
The Oppo Enco X include Bluetooth 5.2 chip and help Binaural Low-Latency Bluetooth Transmission for diminished audio delay, improved audio-visual synchronization, and decrease connection interference.
We did not face any audio delay throughout our utilization when watching movies on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video, though we did discover some lag when taking part in video games, so you might be higher off utilizing a wired headset or shopping for wi-fi earphones with decrease latency in case you are into aggressive gaming.
The Oppo Enco X pack a 44 mAh battery in every bud, whereas the charging case has a 535 mAh cell inside. Oppo says at 50% quantity and Max Noise Cancellation mode enabled, the Enco X present 4 hours of playback on a single cost, and with the noise cancellation turned off, you get 5.5 hours of endurance. And with the charging case paired, you may get a complete of 20 hours of endurance with Max Noise Cancellation enabled and 25 hours with out it.
Oppo informed us they used the LHDC codec for battery assessments. In our testing, with 50% quantity and LHDC and Max Noise Cancellation enabled, the earphones lasted us about six hours on a single cost. But do notice that you will get much less endurance in case you play music at a better quantity.
It’s additionally value mentioning that one bud at all times drained out completely earlier than the opposite, which is not ideally suited since you do not need to find yourself with only one working bud when gaming or binge-watching movies. Although this occurs with most different TWS earphones accessible available in the market, so there’s not a lot level in complaining.
One bud misplaced cost shortly than the opposite at occasions
That mentioned, as soon as the batteries within the buds and the charging case are drained, you possibly can cost them by means of the USB-C port. Oppo says the charging case with the Enco X inside goes from flat to 100% in 110 minutes, however it took about 90 minutes in our testing.
The Enco X additionally help Qi wi-fi charging, permitting you to cost them by means of a suitable wi-fi charger or a smartphone with reverse wi-fi charging. We did not have both of these accessible in the course of the overview interval to test how lengthy it takes to cost the Enco X wirelessly, and Oppo additionally would not share any official numbers for a similar.
The Oppo Enco X are a unbelievable pair of TWS earphones which have lots going for them. They are light-weight and cozy to put on and flaunt a premium design. They additionally function noise cancellation, have an IP54 score, and help wi-fi charging.
Additionally, the Enco X include contact controls, that are a hit and miss at occasions, however the earphones ship the place it issues essentially the most. The Enco X have a pleasant name high quality and provide a formidable audio expertise, which will get higher and sounds extra immersive with an LHDC-compatible machine.
One of our largest complaints in regards to the Enco X is the dearth of the HeyMelody app for iOS, which leaves its customers with no method to customise contact controls. Besides, Oppo ought to cease limiting the triple-tap gesture on its TWS earphones to invoking digital assistants.
That mentioned, with a price ticket of INR9,990 ($135/€110) in India, the Oppo Enco X are a wonderful pair of TWS earphones and get a simple advice from us.
- Immersive sound
- Premium design
- Lightweight and cozy
- Noise cancellation
- IP54 rated
- Call high quality
- Wireless charging
- Triple-tap gesture can solely be used to summon Google Assistant
- Touch controls are a hit and miss at occasions
- No companion app for iOS