The OPPO Enco X2 is the best noise-canceling earbuds. The OPPO earphones are always the best but OPPO Enco X2 still manages to make it to the top of the list. It has the best design, features, etc. The details are given below:
The Oppo Enco X2 looks and feels like an evolution of the Enco X, with an in-ear design and rubber ear tips with a special anti-germ coating. The buds’ stems have a pressure-sensitive area for controlling media playback. Each bud has L and R letters on the inside, so you don’t accidentally put one in the wrong ear. Enco X2 fit comfortably in my ears and provided a sufficient seal. The case feels sturdy and well-made, and my only complaint is that it picks up lint in my pocket quite harshly.
The case design is mostly the same as last year’s model, and it’s still made of glossy plastic, which isn’t an issue on our white model, but the black colour variant will smudge up the moment you touch it. The top of the case lid has a small Oppo logo, while the back has a silver Dynaudio logo. The charging indicator for the battery is located on the bottom of the case, next to the USB-C port, and a second LED for pairing is located beneath the case lid. Speaking of the lid, it’s well-made and strong enough to support the weight of the entire case while also closing with a firm snap.
The Oppo Enco X2 and its case weigh 56.4 grams in total, with each earbud weighing less than 5 grams. The buds, like their predecessor, are IP54 water and dust-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about rain or sweat damaging your earbuds.
The OPPO Enco X2 offers every feature anyone could ask for. Due to LHDC support, Enco X2 offers an audio transmission rate of 900kbps. Legacy SBC and AAA codecs are also supported on one condition. Your phone shouldn’t be LHDC ready. The buds connect via Bluetooth 5.2 and support binaural low-latency Bluetooth transmission on both Android and iOS devices with a range of up to 10 meters. Oppo also claims that the Enco X earphones have a three times more stable Bluetooth connection in LHDC mode.
Oppo claims that this year’s improved ANC should drown out up to 45dB of ambient noise, with ultra-wide frequency tuning and three microphones on each bud. Noise cancellation is available in mild, moderate, maximum, and smart modes. The first two modes are less than ideal for blocking out noises around you, whereas the max mode is the most potent and, as expected, the one I used throughout my testing. Smart mode automatically selects one of the other three modes based on your current environment.
Touch controls are also excellent. You must squeeze the stem, which requires two fingers but is well done. There are also onboard volume controls, which can be accessed by sliding your finger up or down on either earbud. The onboard volume controls are a welcome addition that most competitors do not have.
Dual-device connectivity works but switching between devices takes a few seconds. Game mode reduces latency to 94 ms, which is a welcome improvement during gaming, but there is still a noticeable lag between pressing an on-screen button and hearing that action on the buds. While watching videos, latency is barely noticeable.
The Oppo-developed triple-core chipset in the Enco X2 includes a standalone DAC chip. These are the first Dolby binaural recording earbuds on the market, allowing you to capture sounds from the buds in rich detail. This feature is unique to the Oppo Find X5 series and is more of a gimmick than anything else. The buds on Oppo phones can also be used as a remote camera shutter, which is useful if you want to take a group photo.
Oppo Enco X2 features dual coaxial speakers with 11mm dynamic and 6mm planar diaphragm drivers. Oppo claims that the Enco X2 has a frequency response of 20 Hz to 40 kHz, as opposed to the Enco X’s maximum output of 20 kHz. The sound is rich, with well-balanced mids and trebles, and the bass is noticeable but not overpowering.
Oppo’s HeyMelody app includes three Dynaudio sound profiles: Punchy, which acts as a bass booster, Real, which emphasises vocals and trebles, and Simple and Clear, which is a compromise between the two. Furthermore, there is a special EQ mode tuned by Japanese composer Joe Hisashi that strikes the best balance of all the available EQ settings and is the one I used the most during my testing.
Oppo asserts Enco X2 can run for up to 9.5 hours without ANC and around 5.5 hours with it turned on. When combined with the charging case, you can listen for up to 40 hours with ANC turned off and 22 hours with ANC turned on.
Enco X2 supports USB-C charging speeds of up to 10W. A full charge of the buds takes one hour while charging the case from 0% to 100% takes 90 minutes. Wireless charging is more time-consuming and varies depending on the charger.
Oppo packed the Enco X2 with features, and they deliver high-end audio quality, a premium build, and arguably the best microphone performance of any wireless earphones.