Oppo Enco X2 review: Packs a punch – Gadgets Now
Setting up the Oppo Enco X2 is quite easy even with an iPhone. The app is there to make customisations, which include changing automatic noise cancellation (ANC) levels, and customise the sound among others. You can also tweak the gesture controls for the earbuds through the app. There are multiple presets — including one by Dynaudio — available which you can select from to find a signature sound that you like.
The Oppo Enco X actually surprised us with their overall consistent performance, so there were certain expectations from the Oppo Enco X2. Oppo has worked with Danish audio brand Dynaudio to boost the sound quality of the Oppo Enco X2. Before we get into the performance, let’s get the technical specs out of the way.
There’s a dual-driver setup — 11mm dynamic driver and 6mm planar magnetic driver — and it is not something which is commonly found in true wireless earbuds. Oppo Enco X2 support SMC, AAC and LHDC Bluetooth codecs. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.2.
One good thing we liked is the multipoint connectivity support — a feature many true wireless earbuds miss out on and that goes against them in our book. Oppo Enco X2 can be connected to two devices simultaneously.
The active noise cancellation — three modes available — works quite nicely on the Oppo Enco X2. It’s not as great as found in premium earbuds but it’s quite good compared to OnePlus Buds Pro. There was a bit of unwanted echo when it came to taking calls on the Enco X2. The person on the other end almost invariably complained about our voice echoing. So when it comes to call quality, Oppo really needs to improve the performance of its earbuds.
Having said that, the overall sound quality that the Oppo Enco X2 might just make you forget about an average call experience. Because these are earbuds that produce really good audio output. We gave a lot of genres of music a listen on the Enco X2 and came back impressed with almost every one of them. From rather complex compositions to your ‘regular’ music tracks, they all sound quite good on the Enco X2. The bass levels are slightly high but never too jarring. A thumping track like “They Don’t Care About Us” by Michael Jackson sounds really good. Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia” is another song that shows how well the mids and lows are managed by the Oppo Enco X2. The instrument separation is handled really well on these earbuds. We really had no issues as the sound quality is really balanced and it’s right out of the box. A lot of earbuds require fine-tuning through the app and customisations to strike the right notes. Not the Enco X2 as they are really well-tuned and the Dynaudio effect can be seen as not many earbuds in this price range sound this good.
The battery life is quite good as with ANC on, you can get five hours of usage on a single charge. Without ANC, the number goes up to seven hours, which is more than adequate. The earbuds take about an hour to charge whereas the charging case takes close to 90 minutes.