OPPO recently launched its latest budget ANC true wireless earbuds — the OPPO Enco Air2 Pro. This has a 12.4mm large titanium coated diaphragm dynamic drivers, has 94ms low latency game mode, and comes with Bluetooth 5.2 with AAC audio codec. In addition, it come with AI noise cancellation, IP54 dust & water resistance with 28 hours of listening time and more. So, are these good TWS earbuds in range? Let us find out in this review.
Price and availability
The OPPO Enco Air2 Pro come with a two-colour variant such as White and Grey colour. The price tag is Rs.3,499($45.19 approx), which is slightly increase with Enco Air2 Pro version. However, you can purchase this product from the company’s official website oppo.com.
Who should have to Buy this headset?
- It is best option for sports person because of its IP54 water and dust resistance body.
- With Low latency mode, these earbuds is also good for Gamers.
- For those who want best sound with boosted bass.
- OPPO Enco Air2 Pro in White colour
- Ear tips in Small and Large sizes (Medium pre-installed)
- USB Type-C cable
- User guide and warranty information
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What is the design of the OPPO Enco Air2 Pro?
Starting with the design, the headset comes in a round charging case with a refractive design that looks like transparent on the top, and it fits in your pocket. You can see the charge indicator on the front. Moreover, the case that is made of plastic is shiny, attracts fingerprints and is prone to scratches. The white version gets dirty easily, so I would prefer the Gray colour. The charging case measures 66.84 x 51.45 x 25.04mm and weighs just 42.8grams. The USB Type-C port is on the bottom. It doesn’t have a function button.
The headset has a plastic finish that is shiny, which is prone to fingerprints and scratches. These feature an in-ear design and also come with medium-sized ear tips pre-installed. However, you can change to bundled Large or Small sized ear tips if you wish. There is an Optical Sensor for Wear Detection so that it can automatically pause the audio when you remove it from your ears and play when you put it back.
Furthermore, there is 1 feedforward and 1 feedback microphone for noise cancellation on the back. On the back, there is a touch-sensitive area on the outer surface, to control play/pause, open Google Assistant, attend or disconnect calls and volume control. Overall, the headset and the case have a decent build, except for the glossy finish.
The earbuds fit your ears perfectly so that they don’t fall off your ears easily, even when running or cycling. Additionally, the earphones also have IP54 water dust and resistance rating to prevent splash, rain, and sweat in everyday use scenarios. However, the case is not water-resistant.
How touch control works of the OPPO Enco Air2 Pro?
The touch controls are easy to access.
|Function||Left earphone (L)/ Right earphone (R)|
|Next track or hang up/reject the phone||Double tap|
|Voice Assistance||Triple Tap|
|Volume up/down or switch between devices||Long Hold for 4 second|
|Switch between ANC and Transparency Mode||Short Hold for 1 second|
You can customize the controls from the settings in the Hey Melody app on Android or iOS. This works without a separate app in OPPO phones running ColorOS 11 or later. Double-tap and triple tap controls can be customized. The triple tap is set to enable game mode by default.
Is there an app available for the OPPO Enco Air2 Pro?
OPPO Enco Air2 comes with advanced feature “HeyMelody app”. You need to download this app to get more advanced and personal experience. Once you do this, you will be able to control the amount of noise around you. You feel comfortable because there are twenty different levels for everything around you. From maximum volume cancellation to microphone use. Or you can always keep the adaptive sound control on and let the headphones change on the fly depending on your surroundings.
Additionally, you can use this app for live sound effects, battery status, firmware updates, game mode setting and earbuds setting. With this, you can also update the Android compatibility with the app.
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What is the sound quality of the OPPO Enco Air2 Pro?
The Enco Buds Air 2 Pro packs a 12.4mm titanium-coated diaphragm driver and has a custom-made large rear chamber that promises deeper bass and an overall balanced sound. Moreover, the low-latency gaming mode is useful when gaming since it reduces the latency to 94ms, but the cheaper Buds Air2 has 80ms low latency. They have a vibration area 89% larger than that of typical 9 mm diaphragm drivers.
In addition to Original sound, there is Bass Boost mode that offers an enhanced bass experience. Clear vocals are suitable for podcasts. With the AAC enabled, audio quality is good with clear vocals and good amount of bass, thanks to the 12.4mm driver that handles high, middle and low frequencies well.
How Good is the Active noise cancellation feature?
Regarding the Noise cancellation, the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) blocks the ambient sound up to 25db. For the price, it does a good job, but the realme Buds Air 3 at a slightly higher price tag offers 42dB noise cancellation. Also, the transparency mode works well. However, Transparency mode comes as standard with this flagship product. Simply touch and hold an earbud to switch between ANC and Transparency mode to talk with others.
How good is the OPPO Enco Air2 Pro for calls?
The earbuds offer a good amount of noise isolation, and dual microphones help when it comes to voice clarity during calls. The earphones also reduce the background noise to a certain extent that helps in a crowded or noisy environment and wind when you are travelling, thanks to its AI noise-cancelling algorithm. For the price it’s good, but when you are in a loud environment such as heavy traffic, it doesn’t work well.
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How good is the connectivity option?
The Enco Air2 Pro supports Bluetooth 5.2 with AAC high quality audio codec. Since the case doesn’t have a button for pairing, you need to take your earbuds out of the charging case and touch and hold on both earbuds for 4 seconds. Now open the Bluetooth settings on the phone, and it shows up as OPPO Enco Air2 Pro, and you can connect to it. It shows the the battery capacity of the buds and the case, if you have a ColorOS-based phone. OPPO calls it Pop-Open Open-Up Flash Connect.
Furthermore, the headset has Smart wear detection that can sense when they’re in the ear and automatically pause the music when taken out and resume when you put back. This also brings Bluetooth Multi connectivity that lets you connect to two devices at the same time, and the switch happens seamlessly. You can switch devices with a long press of 4 seconds. You can also double tap any bud to take a photo when you open the camera app, but it requires a OPPO phone running ColorOS 11.3+.
It doesn’t have Google fast pair support. Since the phone pairs with the headset, you don’t need the case to reconnect it.
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How long does the battery last?
The earbuds with a 43mAh battery promise up to 7 hours of standalone battery life without ANC and 5 hours with ANC enabled in 50% volume. During my use with AAC, I got about 4 and half hours with mixed use of with and without ANC in about 50% volume, so it is good. It also has fast charging support. The company says that you get 2 hours of playback on 10 minutes of charge (earbuds and charging case combined). This is very useful when you need a quick charge.
With the 440mAh charging case, it promises up to 28 hours of total battery life without ANC and 20 hours of total battery life with noise cancellation enabled, which is slightly less compared to realme Buds Air2. The green light in the case indicates that the battery is full, it turns yellow when it is medium and when it turns red, it is low. You can also see the charge left in the case in the Bluetooth settings itself in ColorOS phones and in Heymelody app in other phones when the earbuds are placed in the case. Charging the case fully with the buds take about 2 hours, and charging the earbuds fully takes about one and half hours. The charging case doesn’t have wireless charging.
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Overall, OPPO Enco Buds Air2 is a feature-packed True Wireless earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) that you can get for Rs. 3499.The earbuds offers good audio quality, noise cancellation up to 25db which is enough for most. It comes with customizable control including volume control and the battery life is also good. It is available from OPPO online store and mainline retail outlets.
What is some alternative to the OPPO Enco Air2 Pro?
Audio Technica ATH-CKS50TW Wireless Earbud is good alternative to the Enco Buds Air2 Pro. It come with a 9mm drivers to deliver clear, full-range audio with the punch of enhanced bass, and up to 20 hours of continuous playback on a full charge. In addition, the earbud includes Bluetooth multi-point connectivity, Low latency mode, Hear-through function, Active noise cancellation, Google fast pair, IPX4 water proof, Sony’s 360 reality audio, audio codec and more.
If you can save your penis for a little longer, it may be best to just scatter and pick yourself a pair of Xiaomi Buds 3T Pro. It has better active sound cancellation, better sound quality and better build, but otherwise it is more or less the same. You’ll still find convenient touch-sensitive ear pads and access to multiple Bluetooth codecs, but the Buds 3T Pro lacks aptX and aptX HD.
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