With the growth of Wireless technology and the poor Jack inputs now increasingly rare in new generation smartphones, the kingdom of cuffiette True Wireless has grown enormously. But when the supply increases, our ability to choose the ones that best suit us decreases and no, they are not all the same. The right mix of sound quality, design and convenience is hard to find, but luckily there is OPPO. The company has recently launched the OPPO Enco X2 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones on the market and this is their review.
Our review of the OPPO Enco X2 headphones
So let’s find out how our test went and if the collaboration between OPPO e Dynaudio, who gave birth to this model, has brought good results. But before…
… Some Technical Specifications
- Dimensions (case): 66×49.3×22.7 mm
- Weight: 4.7g (earphone), 56.4g (case + earphone)
- Typology: In-ear True Wireless
- Range response frequency: 20Hz ~ 40kHz
- Bluetooth: 5.2, radius 10 m
- Battery: 57mAh (earphones), 566mAh (Charging case)
In terms of Design, the OPPO Enco X2 do not stray too far from the market average boasting however the elegant ed minimalist design now a symbol of the company. The charging case of the headphones features an ovoid shape with smooth lines and a weight of just 56 grams. The headphones maintain the same minimal design and feature a similar style to the previous model with one svery short cloth thus giving up the green bean design of other wireless headphones on the market. On the headphones there are some interesting details such as the silver elements at the base of the stems or the small black oval that indicates the direction of the headphones and indicate with the iconic L and R the headphone that goes left and right.
In general, the feel of the headphones is that of a high quality material, light and practical but at the same time solid and durable. We realize this even when we go to place the headphones in the ears, fitting perfectly without giving that annoying sensation of cork to guarantee us the best possible audio quality.
The icing on the cake is the design is antibacterial with dirt prevention. Various layers of protection prevent dirt from blocking the speaker outputs. Meanwhile, the inorganic ion antibacterial coatings can inhibit the growth of bacteria, ideal for longer sessions.
And that’s where the little big tech inside these headphones comes into play. Although the design is very reminiscent of the previous Oppo Enco X, the X2 bring with them a number of technological innovations in the field of audio quality and noise cancellation. The OPPO Enco X2 was also created together with Dynaudio, the Danish company specializing in sound transmission devices. The merger of the skills of the two companies led to the birth of a SuperDBEE second generation dual driver coaxial system. This new system delivers Significantly improved audio performance with very good frequency response and sound balancehard to find in True Wireless headphones.
Gods also join this ultralight diaphragms that return deep bass and quality. This is thanks to the Solvent-Castign, a technology usually reserved for professional playback devices, now in your ears. In addition, the new LHDC 4.0 technology has significantly increased the speed of audio transmission up to 900 kbps / 24 bit / 96 kHz, three times greater than traditional technologies. This results in excellent audio quality and ensures that the music plays exactly as it was created without any kind of alteration.
In support of our desire for music, we find a remarkable autonomy thanks to a 57 mAh battery for the earphones and 566 mAh for the Charging Case. The earbuds can last up to 40 hours after a full charge. Obviously the battery life varies depending on the modes used but do not worry. With two fast charging modes, you can enjoy up to 2 hours of music playback on a 5-minute charge. Last but not least the Oppo Enco X2 also support wireless charging!
Our test of the Oppo Enco X2 true wireless headphones
For this review, we tested the Oppo Enco X2 for about three weeks during which they have become our main listening tool for music on smartphones (and not only). First impact with the headphones and their case certainly positive. The Oppo design is now a real trademark and the white (there is also a black version) stands out immediately in the eyes together with its lucidity.
The headphones are also made of a very good material and remain stable inside the auricle. We took them with us for a walk, to the gym, on holiday by the sea and there were never any falls despite the wind or sweat. In this regard, it is necessary to indicate the IP54 resistance to dust and watera must for such risky devices.
In terms of audio quality there is no denying it, one of the best models ever tried. Always crystal clear and clear sounds with powerful bass without being annoying. Also exceptional ultra-wide frequency noise cancellation thanks to two dedicated microphones and a triple-core chip. The noise-canceling frequency can go as high as 4,000Hz to reduce voices in a frequency range that traditional noise-canceling earphones cannot reach.
Also excellent AI Bone voiceprint microphone supported by a three-microphone system with bone conduction sensors that transmit voice by capturing the vibrations of sound. This allows you to make your voice heard clearly and clearly even in noisy environments.
The limits of touch controls
The only flaw of this model of Oppo Enco X2 were the touch controls of which both headphones are equipped. With the touch controls you can answer calls or stop / start the music by pinching the stem, go to the next song with a double pinch or increase and decrease the volume by sliding your finger up or down along the body of the headset. On paper they would be excellent commands but in practice they do not respond perfectly to our intentions. Both the pinch and the slide are rather clumsy and unresponsive and in the end we found ourselves several times preferring to act directly on the smartphone.
Thanks to’app HeyMelody we will be able to customize the commands and also learn how to activate them better. Through the app we will also be able to activate or deactivate the cancellation of the ground, select the equalizer that best suits us (also developed by Dynaudio), keep an eye on the battery of headphones and cases and much more.
The Oppo Enco X2 review in brief
We liked these Oppo Enco X2 headphones a lot. They represent a fantastic mix of audio quality, design and practicality that is hardly found in other models on the market. The cancellation of the sound as well as the quality of reproduction reach remarkable peaks. The price, around € 235, is certainly not the cheapest but in relation to the quality that these headphones offer it is more than balanced.
The defects of the touch controls, quite awkward, have not affected the overall experience of the headphones which have proved to be incredible allies for the best enjoyment of music and TV series even in the most unexpected situations.