Faced with fierce competition, what does Oppo’s new True Wireless headphones bring?

Oppo wants to occupy all the grounds. The brand of “official” smartphones at the Roland-Garros tennis tournament will also go on the net with the Enco X2, new True Wireless headphones (100% wireless) that don’t withstand sweat and are sold for 199 euros. In this price segment, many competitors are competing, such as Samsung and its Galaxy Buds Pro, Sony and its LinkBuds S, but above all Apple, every manufacturer wishes success with AirPods (3rd generation) to occupy more than 50% of the market. , according to our information. So, is Oppo back in the game?

Inspiration: AirPods!

A year after the Enco X (launched at 179 euros), the Oppo update its star headphones have, in particular, increased autonomy and better noise reduction. But especially on the court of listening to music we like to play our sounds to test it out in the conditions.

The new Oppo Enco X2 True Wireless headphones. -OPPO

Taken from their pebble-shaped charging case with a varnished finish (black or white), the Enco X2s have rediscovered the design of their predecessors. With their little white cupertin-inspired handle, there’s no doubt that Apple’s AirPods are the benchmark for the Chinese brand to emulate! However, this appendix allows here a complete maintenance of these in-ear headphones. Therefore, they fit in the ear canal and do not appear at its entrance, unlike so -called “earphones”. open fit “.

Sound optimization

Very comfortable to wear, sturdy and hassle-free, provided with three pairs of tips, the Enco X2 can be used with Oppo’s HeyMelody application. We appreciate that all of its functions are compatible with Android but also iOS (which isn’t always the case, like Huawei products, for example). Thus, we strongly recommend the use of HeyMelody, because this application allows in particular a real optimization of sound copying of headphones according to the morphology of your ears, but also your capacity to exceed still or less audible at certain frequencies. Thanks to a function called “Sound of gold”, a perfect adjustment of the headphones will be made, perfectly tailored to your listening!

Pinch to control

Easy to remember, the touch controls on the Enco X2 are complete. This is done by small successive pinching of the heads of the headphones. Play/pause, next or previous title, volume, but also activation of noise reduction or “Transparency” mode (to monitor outside noise in an urban environment) are offered. It’s complete. Note that it is possible to change the assignment of these application commands by deciding which functions to assign to the pinches performed on each earpiece.

A loud voice

Tested for hours, in quiet and noisy environments (such as public transportation), the Ecco X2s lived up to our expectations. We were especially surprised by the “punchy” part of their sound copying while listening Infinite Love, Red Hot Chili Peppers ’new album. Besides, there’s nothing like the new album Drum of Vision by Bertrand Belin to evaluate the (good) Enco X2’s capacity to restore sounds in mediums. And to push the Enco X2s to their limits, we subjected them to rhythmic bass diehard by Kendrick Lamar, or punchy Kerberos in the Meute electro brass band.

Overall appreciation: the voice is good, detailed, muscular, warm. But the observation: little tendency to climb the treble and the presence of some sibilance (hissing sounds, with an “S” marked at the highest frequency). A small flaw that unfortunately we could not pay for through the application without an equalizer, but only three presets (True, Simple and clear and Punchy).

The autonomy of Oppo’s Enco X2 can last up to 22 hours with a series of recharges.
The autonomy of Oppo’s Enco X2 can last up to 22 hours with a series of recharges ..-OPPO

In addition to the natural passive isolation offered by the in-ear format of the headphones, the noise reduction offered is effective, especially at the lowest sounds. As for autonomy, it is actually reinforced, with almost 5 hours of listening without noise reduction, and up to 20 hours with a continuous recharge of the case. Almost double compared to the Enco X… Good point: the Enco X2 fully recharges in sixty minutes and is compatible with wireless charging.

For 50 euros less

On arrival, you can fall for these well-made headphones, but they remain expensive compared to more aggressive price competitors and are not worth it. Spending 50 euros a month, you can, without the risk of betraying your eardrums, venture into headphones at 149 euros like the excellent Elite Active 75t from Jabra, which is also compatible with sports use. Or even Marshall’s Mode II which, if they can’t withstand the sweat, takes the shock under the splashes and has a real equalizer.

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