When we choose a Bluetooth headset, subject to budget impositions, we are always in the middle between wanting to save or guaranteeing the best. The middle ground can help, sure, but sometimes investing in a high-end product can give the user a better experience for a long time than having to change them year after year. And this is what you have to think when you look at the OPPO Enco X , which are the TWS ANC earphones that are the protagonists of our review , but why have they convinced us so much?
OPPO Enco X Review | TWS ANC earphones
If we look at the contents of the OPPO TWS earphones package, in itself it is not so rich, since we find the case , the Enco X of the review , a USB Type-C cable for charging and the rubber pads of various sizes, but the features of the box are of an important elegance: the packaging cover is already beautiful, but the packaging itself is really beautiful, with the holographic X on a black background, made of very good materials.
Design and materials
The design is perhaps the thing that in our opinion does not add anything innovative, although they are far from ugly to look at. The iridescent texture on the silver details is very fine and the ear grille also has a premium feel. Premium like the materials used for these OPPOs , since we are talking about an excellent quality polycarbonate. This is reflected in the wearing, also given that they are very light and compact: they weigh just 4.8 grams per headset.
Interesting gem is the frame with metal references where the OPPO logo resides and above all the housing for charging the Enco X. For lovers of detail, the Dynaudio logo is an aesthetic chocolate. PS for the most attentive and experienced fans yes, the case is inspired by the MP3 player that OPPO launched almost 15 years ago .
First point in favor, very in favor, for the OPPO Enco X. In fact, the smart functions of these TWS earphones are varied and they all work very well, very precisely. You can pause, answer calls, control the volume, change songs or simply switch between noise canceling and transparency modes.
These functions can all be set in the settings of an OPPO smartphone, or from the HeyMelody application on other Android smartphones (missing on iOS). In our example, on Find X2 Pro , there is also the pop-up on the display that makes us connect them very quickly. This is also thanks to Bluetooth 5.2 . As for the codecs, the Enco X are not equipped with aptX but with a more important LHDC , which brings the bit-rate to a very high level, affecting the musical quality.
Returning to the ANC , absolutely exceptional. Noise cancellation is concrete, they isolate us comfortably and without smudging. Obviously, when listening to music, we recommend that you turn it off, since it lowers the listening volume a little and therefore you may not enjoy all the audio quality we will talk about below. This is not a fault, as cancellation is usually a bit like that.
Audio Quality – OPPO Enco X
What assessment to do about the audio of these TWS earphones? The co-engineering with Dynaudio is clear, the quality you are looking for is really high and above all with MQA files , a standard used on Tidal to improve music streaming without any loss (about 96 KHz / 24-bit), practically as if the song had a rendition as recorded in the studio. So yes, these OPPO Enco X sound really good.
The volume is not very high, to say, but when it comes to quality, the sound must be clean and detailed, not high that could risk getting out of tune. The body stands out and the experience is really very pleasant, from a wireless headset (usually not meant for an audiophile audience) we did not expect this quality, instead it can satisfy even a mid-entry level audiophile who is approaching this world. .
Here is the complete technical sheet of the TWS ANC OPPO Enco X earphones:
- Bluetooth 5.2;
- 11mm dynamic drivers and 6mm DBEE 3.0 balanced diaphragm driver;
- transmission distance 10 meters;
- SBC / AAC / LHDC codec;
- IP54 certification;
- housing dimensions 66.3 x 49 x 21.7 mm;
- earphone battery: 44 mAh;
- case battery 535 mAh;
This is also very good, since it guarantees 4 hours of autonomy for earphones with ANC and 5.5 hours without cancellation, which go up to 20 and 25 hours thanks to the case . For the days we tried them we never ran out of power. In any case, they are rechargeable via Qi wireless charging .
OPPO Enco X – Sale price and conclusions
Usually a high price for a pair of earbuds can make you turn up your nose, but not in this case. In fact, the price range between 120 and 150 € in which these OPPO Enco X are usually found are justified, especially if we consider that the direct rivals that cost practically the same.
And for the conclusions, the initial speech must be resumed: making an investment in long-lasting quality in this case is perfectly justified because smart functions , audio quality , ANC and even autonomy can really guarantee you the same performance for a long time. And let’s not exaggerate if we say that maybe they can be higher than the competition, but we could fall into the subjective.