The Oppo Enco X2 price in India is Rs 10,999. It has a dual driver setup with dynamic planar magnetic drivers, advanced Bluetooth codec support, and support from Danish speaker manufacturer Dynaudio. If you see it on paper, then it has the features seen in the large and premium TWS segment. But does it deliver the value it promises? Find out in this review.
Design and features of Oppo Enco X2
The design of the Oppo Enco X2 is inspired by the previous Oppo Enco X. But some minor changes have been made that differentiate both models. Some of these changes, like the earpiece on the Oppo Enco X2, are similar to those on the Apple AirPods Pro, especially the contrasting black accents around the inner and outer microphones. Other than this, like the AirPods Pro, the controls have been partially given Force Touch. Even the length of the earphone stems is almost the same.
There are also some design elements on the Oppo Enco X2 that make it an identity of its own. The ‘L’ and ‘R’ markings on the ear cup are similar to the cut-out case of the Oppo Enco Air 2 Pro, with the microphones inside the gap. There is no Oppo logo on the earpiece. A different thing is given in the form of the Dynaudio badge along with the logo on the charging case, which is one of the main features of this earphone.
Force touch controls have been given on the earpiece of Oppo Enco X2 which I found more precise than Enco X. These can also be customized with the help of the app. The fit of the headphones is quite comfortable and with noise isolation, they can be listened for long periods of time. In India, the headphones come in two colors: black and white. It has an IP54 rating for dust and water.
The Oppo Enco X2 charging case is a bit wide but slim enough to fit in a pocket. The USB Type-C port is located at the bottom. The pairing button is located on the right side. Indicator lights are provided on the bottom and under the lid. Qi wireless charging is also available on this one, but for this you have to keep the charging case on the front side, on which the Dynaudio logo should be on top. It took me a while to learn how to use it, but overall it wasn’t a problem.
When it comes to features, the Oppo Enco X2 is quite impressive for its price range. Apart from ANC and app support, it also has interesting features. Bone conduction technology has been used in this and voice pickup is available for microphones. Recording supports Dolby Audio binaural recording while being used as a microphone, as well as dual-device connectivity. The sales package includes a charging cable and three pairs of silicone eartips that come in different sizes for a customizable fit.
Oppo Enco X2 Apps and Specifications
Enco X2 wireless headphones work with the HeyMelody app. The app is available with support for both Android and iOS platforms. When used with select Oppo and OnePlus devices, the Enco X2 does not require an app, as all app-based settings are found in the Bluetooth settings.
Speaking for myself, I used the app to connect with my iPhone. When I used it with the OnePlus 9 Pro, I was able to access the basic settings of the Oppo Enco X2 through the phone. It had all the settings found in the app. Rather I would say that the configuration was given in a better way in the Bluetooth settings.
Talking about the features, it has three intensity modes, including ANC, transparency mode, sound customization, dual connection, and control customization. Individual features can be accessed with a single, double, or triple squeeze on each earbud. Apart from this, side gestures can also be used.
Settings can be created to control playback and volume, activate voice assistant, and toggle between ANC and transparency mode. All these things are possible through the headset. The headphones come with four equalizer presets, three of which are from Dynaudio. With its help, you can configure the sonic signature as per your choice. I didn’t like the Dynaudio presets and preferred the Classic Enco X, which offered a balanced and detailed sound.
The Oppo Enco X2 features a dual driver setup with an 11mm dynamic driver and a 6nm magnetic driver in each ear cup. This is a pretty unique feature for true wireless earphones. The headphones have a frequency range of 20-40,000Hz. It uses Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity. It has support for SBC, AAC and LHDC Bluetooth codecs. During the review, I also received an update to support the LDAC Bluetooth codec on the headphones, but when I used it on the OnePlus 9 Pro, it preferred the LHDC Bluetooth codec. Supports multipoint connectivity for up to two devices. Google Fast Pair support is also available on this.
Oppo Enco X2 performance and battery life
Oppo Enco X2 has been launched in the mid-range segment, but you will be surprised that it can compete with OnePlus Buds Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2. The Enco X2 seems to have come a long way when it comes to sound quality. Most of the credit for this goes to driver configuration and there’s also advanced Bluetooth codec support which is very hard to see in the 10 mil range. When used with the OnePlus 9 Pro and in the LHDC Bluetooth codec, it sounded similar to what I experienced with the Sony WF-1000XM4 and Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 earphones. Both earphones are much more expensive than the Enco X2.
The sound signature of the Oppo Enco X2 is balanced. The dual driver setup produces an audible split in the sound, and I felt it clearly in the low ends, resulting in tight bass when listening to fast tracks like Velvetine’s The Great Divide. The base attack feels strong but doesn’t overdo it too much. The frequency range is full in the mids and highs. There was a slight lack of precision in the punches and punchy treble. The upbeat vocals on the fast electronic tracks showed room for further improvement. The same result was found on vocal-focused tracks like Calvin Harris’ Stay With Me. Halsey’s hook and Justin Timberlake’s energy hit the floor. This sound experience was similar to that of the flagship headphones.
Having two drivers on each earbud means that the Oppo Enco X2 can handle additional data with ease thanks to the LHDC Bluetooth codec. The headset also handled cohesive, fast-paced tasks with ease.
Wherever You Go by The Avalanches sounded beautiful on the Oppo Enco X2. In these an impressive, refined and calculated reproduction was found. In keeping with the price, the active noise cancellation on the headphones was also good. Different ANC modes were also given for this, but there was no significant difference in them and I kept it set to the maximum level.
The interior got better ANC performance than the exterior. It was able to block out the sound of the air conditioner or the hmm sound inside the office very well. He couldn’t block outside sounds that effectively. Yes, the difference was clearly visible while listening to music while walking down the street.
Call quality and voice recording are quite good. You can capture clear audio. Connectivity up to 4 meters was quite smooth. Battery life was ok according to me. With ANC turned on at medium volume and the LHDC Bluetooth codec turned on, each earphone managed to last up to 4 hours on a single charge. With the charging case, each earbud adds another 3 cycles, bringing the total runtime to 16 hours.
Oppo has created a new wave in the TWS segment and has set new benchmarks. Enco X2 demonstrates this effort of the company in a more concrete way. In many ways, this is an impressive wireless headset. Its design, its performance, far exceeds the price and competes with flagship headphones – that too for half the price! Battery life will be called average, other than that you probably won’t be able to complain about anything else.
Some people look for alternatives in this price range from brands like Samsung and OnePlus, but the Oppo Enco X2 beats them here with its features and codec support. iPhone users won’t benefit much from codec support, but the fine tuning and app compatibility make up for it to some degree. If you are an Android user, then you cannot get a better option than the Enco X2 in the sub-Rs 15,000 range.