+ Great Audio and Performance
- Doesn't come with a charging cable
+ User Friendly
- No ANC
+ Doesn't break the bank
OPPO Enco Buds2
Earlier this week, I unboxed the newly launched OPPO Enco Buds2 and boy was I surprised with the performance of this wireless earbud.
Coming in a circular charging case, the OPPO Enco Buds2 shows off a very minimalistic design from its case all the way to the buds, available in both Midnight and Moonlight. Making it a great choice if we want clean and sleek (and also wallet-friendly).
The casing has a glossy plastic finish which doesn’t make it a fingerprint magnet case, however since it has a glossy finish, I doubt the Midnight colored buds would be a magnet as well.
On the middle of the case, there is a very faint OPPO logo that comes with the exact same glossy finish as the case. One complaint I have is that the case is not as sturdy and would squeak as you put force onto the upper lid, this obviously doesn’t affect the performance at all, it’s just something that I noticed.
Alike many other OPPO buds, the charging indicator is located on the bottom of the case right beside the USB-C charging port.
The buds themselves look pretty similar to the other OPPO buds on the market, the Silicone ear tip is also designed based on several tests that apply pressure to the ear resulting in better noise cancellation.
Weighing only 38 grams (including the buds), the OPPO Enco Buds2 is light enough to be slipped into pockets or even small bags. A tad bit disappointed that the earbuds only came with IPX4 resistance that can only endure a few splashes of water, compared to the previous generation that had an IP54 Dust and Water Resistance.
Setup & Controls
Naturally, earbuds would come with controls to make the lives of its users much easier.
Here are a few controls that you could do with the OPPO Buds Enco2:
Playing music: Next Track
Call: Answer/Hang up the call
Camera control: Take a photo (Only applicable on certain OPPO Smartphones with ColorOs 11.3 or later)
Touch and Hold:
The left earbud for 1 second: Volume down
The right earbud for 1 second: Volume up
Personally, I really like the controls that it came with so that I don’t have to dig out my phone every time I need to do something.
Pairing the Enco Buds2 with my smartphone is also extremely seamless, I didn’t need to press any buttons as all I had to do was open the casing and click on the pop-up window that appeared on my phone to pair it. The buds also automatically connect once I open the case and it disconnects upon closure of the case.
The connection feature makes it good as it eliminates the need to click connect via Bluetooth every time I want to connect my buds.
The OPPO Enco Buds2 uses a 10mm Large Titanium Driver which results in better airflow allowing the eardrums to vibrate stronger, all these add up to provide a more powerful listening experience. OPPO has also mentioned that the earbuds offer a frequency of 20Hz to 20 kHz.
After using these earbuds for a few days, I am certainly satisfied and happy with the performance especially as it’s in this price range. The bass is great and the mids and trebles are somewhat balanced. It was also super easy to get into the mood while listening to music with these buds.
Unfortunately, these earbuds do not come with ANC, it does however come with three-sized rubber ear tips which are S, M (pre-installed), and L. These rubber tips help in blocking out external noises and allowed for a more elevated listening experience (I didn’t hear my colleagues screaming so I think it’s good).
Alike other OPPO buds on the market, this earbud is also compatible with the Hey Melody app. Inside, you can choose between 3 Enco Live Sound Effects: Original Sound, Bass Boost and Clear Vocals.
As the name suggests, the Bass Boost had incredible bass but a tad bit too much for my liking as it was making me dizzy, and clear vocals were definitely great for watching shows as the background music was slightly softer and the voice was louder.
For us gamers, we can also activate Game mode to reduce connection latency for better gaming experience.
The earbuds offer up to 28 hours of music playtime while it offers up to 16 hours of communication time. On their own, it can last up to 7 hours for music playtime and 4 hours of communication time.
Buy or no buy?
If you are looking for great earbuds without breaking the bank then I would totally recommend the OPPO Enco Buds2, which is merely priced at RM129. It provides amazing audio and sound quality and it looks aesthetically pleasing too.