Oppo brought in some surprisingly great affordable audio products in 2020 including the Enco M31 and Enco W51. With the onset of 2021, the brand is moving to a relatively higher price segment with the more premium Enco X. (Oppo Enco X TWS Review हिंदी में पढ़िए)
These TWS earphones have been tuned in partnership with Dynaudio and include features like ANC and Wireless charging. We have been testing these buds for a while now and in our Enco X review, we will discuss what we liked, what we didn’t, and how they stack against the competition.
- Oppo Enco X Review: Price and Specs
- Oppo Enco X Review: Design and Comfort
- Oppo Enco X Review: Connectivity and Features
- Oppo Enco X Review: Battery, Latency, and Call Quality
- Oppo Enco X Review: Sound quality and ANC
- Oppo Enco X Review: Verdict
Oppo Enco X Review: Price and Specifications
|Model||Oppo Enco X|
|Driver||11mm dynamic driver & 6mm balanced membrane driver|
|Microphone||3 per earbud|
|Battery||Earbuds – 44mAh each; Charging case – 535mAh|
|Water resistance||IP54 splash resistant|
|Weight||Buds – 4.8 grams each; Case – 42.5 grams|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.2; LHDC, AAC, SBC|
Oppo Enco X Review: Design and Comfort
Enco X are extremely comfortable in my ears and I could wear them for hours at a stretch or in bed without tiring my ears. Oppo has managed to successfully implant the complex coaxial driver and accommodate three microphones in the compact and light design.
The right way to wear them is to push them in and twist. Oppo also adds an ‘Earbud Fit test’ in the app that can play a sound and detect if the fit is proper. Of course, there are also additional tips in the box to match different ear types.
Enco X have IP54 water and dust resistance certification which makes them splash and sweatproof. We didn’t feel the fit to be secure enough for intense workouts, though.
The thin stem protruding from the buds makes it difficult to use gestures, especially volume up and down that requires users to run their fingers up and down the stem.
The premium charging case is differentiated by a metal strip and Dynaudio branding. The paring button is positioned on the right. The charging case can resist scratches well and is also light and compact enough to comfortably carry around in pockets.
Also Read: Oppo Enco W51 Review
Oppo Enco X Review: Connectivity and Features
Oppo Enco X supports Bluetooth 5.2 transmission over LHDC, AAC, and SBC codec. The LHDC is very rare and most consumers would be using them over AAC.
For Oppo, Realme, and OnePlus phones, all basic functions including the option to customize gestures are available under system settings. Users can map double tap, triple tap, and press-and-hold actions for both left and right buds individually.
Other Android users can use HeyMelody app for nearly the same functionality. The app is not available for iOS yet. Enco X doesn’t have voice controls or smart assistant support isn’t available.
Gestures are responsive but due to the sensors being placed on slim stems, we don’t find them very convenient to use. Out of ear detection works perfectly, which is to say that music is paused as soon as you pull one out.
Oppo Enco X Review: Battery, Latency, and Call Quality
The 44mAh battery on each bud can last for sound 5 hours with ANC turned off. With ANC on we could manage around 4 hours of playback time. Comparing to other TWS, the mileage is on the lower side but it’s still very manageable. Really, during more than three weeks of usage, the battery backup wasn’t an inconvenience.
The charging case houses a 535mAh battery can recharge the buds approximately 4 times over. Wireless charging is also supported. A full charge via USB Type-C port takes around 2.5 hours.
Call quality is immaculate. The audio was perfectly clear at both caller’s and receiver’s end. Enco X have triple mics for noise cancellation and a wind noise detection mechanism that worked well while we used these buds in windy outdoors. Latency while gaming is very low.
Oppo Enco X Review: Sound quality and ANC
Oppo Enco X audio quality is very refined and clean. We tested these buds mostly on the Reno 5 Pro 5G (review) and briefly on the Samsung Galaxy S21(review) and in both cases these earphones defaulted to AAC codec.
The soundstage and imaging are impressive. Enco X could follow pencil scribbling from extreme left to extreme right in the initial segment of Yosi Horikawa with aplomb. Though they couldn’t do so with as tight a precision as Sennheiser Momentum TW 2 (which, by the way, also cost more than twice as much). The texture of the pencil scribbling on rough paper had the right grating effect.
The left and right drum beats in Hunter by Bjork were spaced wide apart and other instruments pitching in were mapped rather well.
The mids were clean and clear and Enco X could pick the nuances really well. High frequencies is where the Enco X fell slightly short as compared to the high-end options. The treble choros near the end of ‘When you believe’ by Michelle Pfeiffer (4:07) was faithfully reproduced and cymbals and high hats in Billy Joel’s Zanzibar had nearly the right zing to them.
Most consumers prioritize bass response and they won’t be disappointed. The mid-bass response is fairly tight and works well to add weight and vigor without being overwhelming. The sub-bass rumble in James Blakes Limit to your love is reproduced rather well. Enco X could also pick and differentiate bass texture with precision.
Overall, the Enco X sound pretty amazing for the price. It would be unfair to compare them against the top of the line options like Sennheiser Momentum TW2 or Sony WF-1000XM3 but they do a remarkable job compared to other options under 15K.
ANC can block out low hums and makes the experience more immersive when music is playing. Due to pandemic restrictions, we couldn’t test them over noisy commutes, but ANC doesn’t feel effective enough to block harsh ambient noise.
Also Read: Sennheiser Momentum TrueWirelss 2 Review
Oppo Enco X Review: Verdict
Oppo Enco X are a remarkable pair of TWS earphones which we can wholeheartedly recommend. They sound awesome, are comfortable to wear, offer excellent call quality, and are priced just right.
On the downside, voice controls aren’t supported and the gesture controls aren’t as easy to operate – but that sure sounds like nitpicking.
Overall, Oppo has done a great job with Enco X, and if you are looking for TWS options under 10K, these are definitely worth considering.
- Light and extremely comfortable
- Remarkable audio quality
- Excellent call quality
- ANC is added bonus
- Using gestures isn’t very convenient
- No voice controls