Review Of Oppo Enco X2 True Wireless Earphones: Top-Notch Performance, Reasonable Price!

Review Of Oppo Enco X2 True Wireless Earphones: Top-Notch Performance, Reasonable Price!

Commonplace genuine wireless earphones are normally priced between Rs. 1,000 and well over Rs. 20,000. Naturally, investing more money will bring you greater audio quality, support for more advanced Bluetooth codecs, and extras like active noise cancellation and wireless charging.

With their new products, many budget and mid-range-focused businesses have recently demonstrated real value for money, enabling consumers to access flagship-level functionality and features at affordable pricing. That is just what the item I’m reviewing here claims.

The Oppo Enco X2, which costs Rs. 10,999 in India, includes a dual-driver configuration with dynamic and planar magnetic drivers, enhanced Bluetooth codec support, and tuning done in conjunction with Danish loudspeaker manufacturer Dynaudio.

On paper, this should be a competitive product in the premium TWS market for the price, but can it deliver on its value claims? Read this review to find out.

Design and Features of The Oppo Enco X2

Unsurprisingly, the Oppo Enco X2 is heavily influenced by its predecessor, the Oppo Enco X, although there are some minor differences between the two headsets.

The contrasting black accents around the inner and outer microphones, among other adjustments, have made the earpieces of the X2 resemble the Apple AirPods Pro quite a bit.

As with the AirPods Pro, the controls are now partially force-touch, and the stems of the earpieces are likewise nearly the same length.

After getting beyond the very obvious design influences, the Oppo Enco X2 does have several noteworthy features that stay true to its brand. Like with the Oppo Enco Air 2 Pro, the earpieces’ “L” and “R” designations are really casing cutouts with internal microphones inserted into the spaces.

Review Of Oppo Enco X2 True Wireless Earphones: Top-Notch Performance, Reasonable Price!

There is no Oppo branding on the earpieces, but there is a noticeable one on the charging case, along with the Dynaudio emblem that makes the headset stand out.

The Oppo Enco X2 earpieces offer force touch controls, which I found to be a lot more accurate than the straightforward touch controls on the Enco X headset. The Enco X2 app allows users to modify these controls.

Long listening sessions are made comfortable by the earbuds’ snug fit, which also provides good noise isolation. In India, the headset is offered in two colors: white and black, and it is IP54-rated for resistance to water and dust.

Although the Oppo Enco X2’s charging case is somewhat wide, it is still relatively thin and portable. There is a USB Type-C charging port at the bottom, a pairing button on the right side, and indicator lights under the lid and at the bottom.

While Qi wireless charging is available, it weirdly demands that the Dynaudio branding be facing up on the charging case’s front. This required some learning on my part, but overall it wasn’t too inconvenient.

The Oppo Enco X2 is an amazing true wireless headset in this price range in terms of features.

Along with the essential features of active noise cancellation and app support, the device also has interesting features like bone conduction technology for the microphones used for voice pickup, and Dolby Audio binaural recording when the Enco X2 is used as the recording microphone, and simultaneous connectivity for two devices.

Three sets of silicone ear tips of various sizes, together with a charging cord, are included in the sales package.

Related: First Impressions Of The Vivo V25 Pro: Minor Upgrades!

App and features of the Oppo Enco X2

The Enco X2 is compatible with the HeyMelody app, just as many other Oppo and OnePlus true wireless headsets. Fortunately, the earphones are supported by the app on both Android and iOS, unlike the Enco X, which only supported the Android app.

It’s interesting to note that when used with certain Oppo and OnePlus devices, the Enco X2 does not require the app at all because all app-based settings and customization capabilities are displayed in the system’s Bluetooth settings for the headphones.

I was able to access the native settings when the Oppo Enco X2 was linked to a OnePlus 9 Pro in my case since I utilized the software to connect to an iPhone (Review). The latter was better displayed using the smartphone’s native Bluetooth settings and had all the settings available in the app.

When it comes to functionality, the Oppo Enco X2 has a number of settings you may change to customize your experience.

This features, among other things, the ability to customize the settings, sound, the dual connection, and three ANC intensity modes. Both the slide gesture and the single, double, or triple squeeze on each earpiece can be given specific functions.

You can set up your device so that you can use the earpieces to control playback and volume, activate the voice assistant, and switch between the ANC and transparency modes all at once.

Review Of Oppo Enco X2 True Wireless Earphones: Top-Notch Performance, Reasonable Price!

To customize the sonic signature to your preferences, there are four equalizers presets, including three from Dynaudio. The Dynaudio presets didn’t appeal to me very much, and I much liked the Classic Enco X preset, which guaranteed a well-balanced and detail-oriented sound.

For a truly wireless headset, the Oppo Enco X2 has a dual-driver configuration with one 11mm dynamic driver and a second 6mm planar magnetic driver in each earpiece.

A 20-40,000Hz frequency response range is provided by the earphones. As previously reported, Oppo worked with Dynaudio, a Danish loudspeaker manufacturer, to fine-tune the audio on the Enco X2.

The Oppo Enco X2 connects through Bluetooth 5.2, which supports the SBC, AAC, and LHDC Bluetooth codecs.

The Enco X2 headset began to support the LDAC Bluetooth codec throughout the course of my testing, but when paired with my OnePlus 9 Pro, the Enco X2 preferred to use the LHDC Bluetooth codec for high-resolution audio operation.

The Oppo headset supports Google Fast Pair in addition to multipoint connectivity for up to two devices at once.

Related: On August 17, Noise ColorFit Ultra 2 Buzz With Bluetooth Calling Will Go On Sale: Details

Oppo Enco X2 Battery Life and Performance

Given its mid-range price, it makes sense to expect that the Oppo Enco X2 will compete with products like the OnePlus Buds Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2.

The Enco X2, on the other hand, considerably exceeds expectations in terms of sound quality. Oppo’s audio division has historically pushed the limits of value and what you can anticipate at a specific price.

This is mostly because of the innovative driver setup and the sophisticated Bluetooth codec support, which are uncommon for devices costing less than Rs. 10,000.

The Oppo Enco X2 produced an audio performance that was comparable to flagship headsets like the Sony WF-1000XM4 and Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, both of which are significantly more expensive than the Enco X2 when used with the OnePlus 9 Pro and with the LHDC Bluetooth codec enabled.

Given the mid-range price of the Oppo Enco X2, the dual-driver configuration and advanced Bluetooth codec capabilities result in extremely good sound quality.

For the most part, the Oppo Enco X2’s sonic profile was balanced, giving sounds across the frequency range the respect they deserved.

Although there was a fairly audible split in the sound due to the dual-driver arrangement, I generally heard a reasonable amount of low-frequency separation. This made for tight bass, especially while listening to fast music like Velvetine’s The Great Divide (Soundprank Remix).

The planar magnetic driver almost seemed to be in healthy competition for attention; the attack felt firm and forceful, but never too much.

Review Of Oppo Enco X2 True Wireless Earphones: Top-Notch Performance, Reasonable Price!

The remainder of the frequency spectrum, in particular the mids and highs, is brought up by this. There were plenty of opportunities for the lively voices to be heard clearly in this quick electronica piece, despite the competition between the sharp beats and dazzling highs for supremacy.

Related: Google Pixel Watch To Have 24-Hour Battery Life, Advice Fitbit App APK Teardown!

This was true even for songs with a vocal focus, such as Calvin Harris‘ Stay With Me. Justin Timberlake’s vigor and nuance in the song, along with Halsey’s pretty catchy chorus, sounded amazing and were essentially comparable to what I’d hear on top-tier true wireless headphones.

The Oppo Enco X2 had no issue handling the additional data made available by the LHDC Bluetooth codec due to the two drivers that were present in each earpiece. The earbuds gave off the impression of being quick-moving, well-organized, and more than up to the task of even the most difficult projects.

All of this was presented with outstanding levels of detail, and the Oppo Enco X2 handled Wherever You Go by The Avalanches, a puzzling and exquisitely composed song, with distinction.

The representation of the tune through the earbuds was powerful but also precise and calculated, slowing and accelerating the pace and energy almost instinctively.

Although it wasn’t quite as “segment-defying” as the sound quality on the Oppo Enco X2, active noise cancellation was nonetheless respectable for the price. There are three other ANC settings with differing intensities, but I couldn’t really tell the difference between them and mainly used the ‘Max’ level.

The Oppo Enco X2’s active noise cancellation performance is respectable, but top models from Sony and Apple offer noticeably superior ANC.

The performance of the ANC was better indoors than outside, with specific effectiveness against the air conditioning and ordinary office noise. Although it did make a noticeable difference when walking on the street because it made it a little bit easier to listen to music, outdoor sounds weren’t as efficiently shut out.

The Oppo Enco X2’s microphones did a very fantastic job of collecting crystal-clear audio, which resulted in excellent call quality and voice recording. Distances of up to 4m between the earphones and the linked smartphone allowed for consistent connectivity even when the LHDC codec was in use.

I found the battery life to be adequate, with the earbuds lasting about four hours with ANC on, moderate volume levels, and the LHDC Bluetooth codec on. The earpieces received three further charges from the charging case, resulting in a total run time of 16 hours per charge cycle.

Verdict

The Enco X2 is a remarkable pair of true wireless headphones in many ways, and Oppo’s approach to the TWS market has been daring and ground-breaking, to say the least.

The Enco X2 is a competitive alternative to high-end true wireless headsets at a cost of about half as much thanks to its excellent design, feature set, and performance. There isn’t much else to criticize here than the battery life, which is rather average.

Although many people might wish to look at options from Samsung and OnePlus in this price bracket, the Oppo Enco X2 beats out the competition due to its greater features and codec compatibility.

Similar to how owners of iPhones won’t really benefit from codec support, superb tuning and app support does somewhat make up for it. There probably isn’t a better set of headphones under Rs. 15,000 available right now for Android users than the Enco X2.

Kimberly

Kimberly is a freelance writer with a love of writing and traveling. She has been writing for most of her life and has been published in various magazines and online publications. She writes about entertainment, technology, and lifestyle-related topics at Gadgetgrapevine.com. Kimberly is always looking for new writing opportunities and loves learning about new cultures and experiences.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *