Oppo Enco M32 Wireless Earphones Review: Best Under Rs. 2,000? – Gadgets 360
Oppo’s personal audio product range in India is largely focused around mid-range and upper mid-range earphones, particularly the popular true wireless form factor. However, recent months have seen the brand take on the budget segment, which caters to buyers looking for basic levels of reliability when it comes to connectivity, sound quality, and battery life. After the Oppo Enco Buds in September, the company’s latest launch is the Oppo Enco M32, an affordable wireless neckband-style headset.
The Oppo Enco M32 costs Rs. 1,799 in India, but is currently available for a limited-time offer price of Rs. 1,499 just after its launch. This headset focuses on the basics, promising good battery life, a comfortable fit, and decent audio quality for the price. Does the Enco M32 live up to expectations? Find out in this review.
Fast charging, IP55 dust and water resistance on the Oppo Enco M32
The Oppo Enco M32 is a typical wireless neckband-style headset when it comes to design, and keeps the focus on comfort and ease of use with a subtle and unassuming aesthetic. It’s available only in black, with just one Oppo logo on the left module of the neckband. As with most headsets in this form factor, the neckband is flexible and can be twisted significantly without much risk of damage. The headset is also IP55 rated for dust and water resistance.
The plastic module on the right side of the neckband has the USB Type-C port for charging which is protected by a rubber flap, and the playback and volume controls. The earpieces extend from the ends of the left and right modules through short cables, and they can be snapped together magnetically. This magnetic link also controls power on the Oppo Enco M32; separating the earpieces turns the headset on, and snapping them together turns it off. The magnetic force isn’t too strong and the two earpieces come apart without much effort, which can cause the headset to switch on accidentally when stored in a backpack or purse.
I found the earphones very comfortable to wear, thanks to the in-canal fit. This also makes for an acceptable noise-isolating seal. There is a pre-fitted, removable rubber grip on the inside of each earpiece that wedges against your inner ear to help it stay in place when you wear the headset. These can be removed for cleaning, which I found to be quite a sensible design choice. The glossy finish on the outer portions of the earpieces and the reflective silver magnetic zone look pretty decent. A total of three pairs of silicone ear tips are included in the sales package, along with a USB Type-C charging cable. You don’t get any extra ear grips though.
For connectivity, the Oppo Enco M32 uses Bluetooth 5, with support for the SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs. The earphones have 10mm dynamic drivers, and a frequency response range of 20-20,000Hz. Other features include dual-device fast switching. You can press the volume up and down buttons simultaneously for two seconds to quickly switch between the last two paired devices.
Battery life on the Oppo Enco M32 is claimed to be 28 hours per charge, with the company promising up …….