OPPO Enco Buds Review: Affordable at its Satisfying Audio Quality

Nowadays, having an affordable wireless headset with decent sound quality and nifty features is really a difficult catch – but the OPPO Enco Buds made it just right in time. Alongside with the release of the company’s Enco Air last June 2021, the OPPO Enco Buds is one of what seems to push boundaries in terms of features and design for its price range giving a refreshing twist that sticks on its simplicity and sound quality. Let us explore more about it in this review.

OPPO Enco Buds

OPPO Enco Buds Specification

Dynamic Driver8 mm
Bluetooth Version5.2
Wireless range 10 m
Charging portUSB Type-C
Battery capacity40 mAh (Earbuds), 400 mAh (charging case)
Bluetooth CodecAAC/SBC
Water and Dust ResistanceIP54 Dust & Water Resistance (Earbuds)
PriceP1,699

Its Appearance and Packaging

The box of the OPPO Enco Buds came with a simple and plain sailing white box with its product name on the sides and its product image showcasing a sneak peek of its design in front. The company’s name is also imprinted on the other side of the box.

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Upon opening the box, we were welcomed with the OPPO Enco Buds that have pre-installed medium ear tips. They also included small and large-sized ear tips on the box, a user manual, and a warranty, but unfortunately, there is no charging cable included on the package itself. However, you can still use any USB Type-C charging cable available at your hand to charge it.

Having a small pill-shaped design of its charging case, made the OPPO Enco Buds compact enough to be carried around comfortably alongside with your daily activities. It has a glossy and white smooth plastic surface and a magnetic lid that is sturdy and well-built which is quite important given the fact that many TWS cases seem to have a creaky sound. It also has the brand logo on the top part of its charging case, a small LED indicator on its front, and its USB Type-C charging port at its back. 

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Just after opening the magnetic lid of the OPPO Enco Buds, you will see both earbuds with its left and right indicator. Focusing on its in-canal fit design. it is having a default medium-sized earbud with small and large ear tip inclusions for a choice of comfortability and perfect ear fit of the user since the earpieces protrude outwards having the possibility of discomfort when your head is resting against a pillow.

Features, Touch Controls and Connectivity

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The OPPO Enco Buds has its haptic touch-sensitive zones to control its volume, its pause/play or even switch to the next song of your music in addition to managing your calls by tapping it. It also responds with a feedback sound to know where and what you are having with the earbuds. 

On the other hand, it seems to have a high sensitivity for it immediately responds to simple gestures especially when it unintentionally touches your skin making it somehow refractory. 

Talking about its App – the HeyMelody, it can be easily tweaked on the Bluetooth setting of the earbuds. You can also have it by simply downloading the “HeyMelody” and install it on your android phone as it offers you a lot of audio customization features on your OPPO Enco Earbuds. This also enables you to set your earbuds in Game mode that enables you to reduce the audio latency for a smoother experience. Aside from that, the HeyMelody app enables you to access its firmware for updates. 

The Audio Quality

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Moving forward to its audio quality, the OPPO Enco Buds is powered by 8mm dynamic drivers. It is also supported with SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs. Upon testing it for its sound experience, it has a detailed audio quality with clean and connection stability and keypoints as its soundstage is also fairly wide. 

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You will enjoy such upbeat music as it has a loud and thumping but not distorted sound and also has a good amount of bass present. However, it still depends on what quality of music/media you are listening to.

There was also no latency with its audio transmission upon using it. Despite not having active noise cancellation features, the soft tips saved it all to make its passive noise canceling adequate enough in indoor setups.

Charging and Battery Life

OPPO claims that it has a 6-hour playback time on a single charge. Upon testing it, we got 5 hours of battery life which is not bad at all. With this TWS, it is impressive and surprising that it can even last up to 24 hours of continuous playback. Its charging case has 400mAh capacity while each earbud carries 40 mAh.

Final Thoughts on OPPO Enco Buds

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It has been really impressive on how OPPO was able to bring affordable wireless audio products at its simplest but with satisfying audio quality on its price range with its OPPO Enco Buds. This will be a good option for those who are looking for an acceptable entry-level wireless earbud combining it with an efficient HeyMelody app for better sound experience through customization of your ear satisfaction.

As for its bass, it is really overwhelming that you will enjoy your sound stage experience while listening to your favorite music. Making it having a simple design and focusing on pretty impressive sound quality at its price range with a great battery life that could last the entire day on a single charge, this OPPO Enco Earbud is a good catch.

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The OPPO Enco Buds is priced at P1,699 for its SRP at its launch. Now, you will be able to see it for P1.399 on online stores like Lazada and Shopee

8.6 Total Score
OPPO Enco Buds Review

It has been really impressive on how OPPO was able to bring affordable wireless audio products at its simplest but with satisfying audio quality on its price range with its OPPO Enco Buds. This will be a good option for those who are looking for an acceptable entry-level wireless earbud combining it with an efficient HeyMelody app for better sound experience through customization of your ear satisfaction. As for its bass, it is really overwhelming that you will enjoy your sound stage experience while listening to your favorite music. Making it having a simple design and focusing on pretty impressive sound quality at its price range with a great battery life that could last the entire day on a single charge, this OPPO Enco Earbud is a good catch.

Appearance
8.5
Audio Quality
9
Features and Specifications
8.5
Ear Fit
8
Battery Life
8.5
Price
9
PROS
  • Compact Case
  • Bass-Friendly Audio
  • Low latency mode
  • Multi-functioning touch controls
  • Affordable for its features
CONS
  • Haptic touch are sometimes sensitive
  • Buds are loose for some other ear sizes
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