Oppo Enco Buds2 Pro Review
Oppo Enco Buds2 Pro Review
Oppo Enco Buds2 Pro Review

Oppo Enco Buds2 Pro Review: A great choice for everyday use

Oppo Enco Buds2 Pro Review
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During the “cable era,” the budget headphone market offered a diverse range of models. With the rise of TWS technology, the landscape remains largely unchanged. As an advocate for wireless headphones, I always appreciate discovering quality sound at an affordable price point.

The box for Oppo Enco Buds2 Pro features the image of headphones and is slightly larger than the palm of your hand. Unlike the typical round case for the brand, this model comes in a compact “box” with a matte plastic coating that sets it apart. The headphone connection is seamless, especially for Oppo smartphones, with smooth animation during the initial synchronization reminiscent of the Apple ecosystem. For other devices, synchronization occurs when the case is opened without the need to press any buttons. In case of connection issues, the manufacturer recommends taking the headphones out of the case and simultaneously pressing the touch “buttons” on both sides.

I sought recommendations despite the automatic connection because the Hey Melody branded application did not detect the headphones. Even though the smartphone immediately recognized them upon opening the case, I reached out to Oppo’s technical support. They clarified that the application is currently only available for Android, and iOS users will have to wait for its release.

The Android app offers excellent functionality, allowing users to easily monitor the battery level of the headphones, select a gaming mode with reduced latency, and customize the sound profiles using the equalizer (including options for balanced, bass, and clean audio). Although the charging cable was not included in the package, the manufacturer thoughtfully included additional silicone ear pads. Since the Enco Buds2 Pro headphones support the Type-C interface, finding a compatible cable should not be a problem. Moreover, these headphones are highly durable and offer uncompromised performance, providing a total of 38 hours of usage when combined with the charging case, as stated by the manufacturer. It is worth noting that this model supports Bluetooth 5.3 and AAC/SBC codecs, which should be considered when evaluating the sound quality.

Design

The Oppo Enco Buds2 Pro features a matte finish and compact design, setting it apart from other TWS headphones in the market. The lightweight construction and magnetized case make it easy to carry around, while the sensor zones on the headphones allow for easy music and call control. Despite occasional sensitivity issues with the controls, the overall comfort and fit of the headphones are commendable. The graphite version offers a unique aesthetic appeal, blending well with other tech gadgets, while the Granite White option provides a more vibrant color choice for those seeking something different.

With an emphasis on security and durability, the IP55 rating ensures that the headphones can withstand active use and exposure to moisture. Overall, the design of the Enco Buds2 Pro strikes a balance between style, functionality, and convenience.

Sound

The Oppo Enco Buds2 Pro boasts a sporty character that goes beyond just moisture protection, delivering a powerful bass sound. With 12.4 mm speakers featuring composite titanium diaphragms, these headphones produce rich low frequencies that pack a punch. It’s impressive that such an affordable option can offer a soundscape with such depth. The bass is particularly satisfying for electronic genres and energetic R&B tracks, and it truly shines when playing “workout” playlists designed for running, fitness, or gym sessions. Despite the attention-grabbing lower frequencies, the rhythmicity doesn’t overshadow the vocal or instrumental parts. While the bass may lack complexity, it avoids the cheap and muffled sound that often accompanies heavy emphasis on pressure or beats. Admittedly, the midrange is the weakest aspect, but it still reaches the necessary level for a pleasing melodic experience.

Enco Buds2 Pro is a great choice for everyday use, especially for fans of pop music, podcasts, and movies on smartphones. The headphones offer a strong bass for those seeking a balanced sound. With three sound profiles to choose from, users can customize their listening experience. Additionally, the headphones support a game mode with low latency, making them ideal for mobile gaming. During testing, the headphones performed well without any noticeable delays or disconnections from the smartphone.

It is important to consider Bluetooth 5.3 compatibility, as the Enco X2 model from Oppo only supports Bluetooth 5.2. Despite having a slightly longer battery life, the Enco X2 is more expensive due to its active noise cancellation feature. The Enco Air2 Pro, positioned in the middle of the brand’s range, does not offer significant advantages over the Enco Buds2 Pro. If you do not require ANC or wireless charging, the Enco Buds2 Pro provides durability, strong bass, and reliable performance without the need for extra features or higher costs.

Conclusion

The Oppo Enco Buds2 Pro stand out in the budget category by showcasing originality and avoiding imitation of popular brands, except for the animation effect during connection. These headphones offer a solid foundation for their price point and deliver all the features one would expect from TWS earbuds. For those seeking a gift for an Oppo smartphone user, the Enco Buds2 Pro would be an excellent choice, regardless of the price.

Oppo Enco Buds2 Pro Review
Oppo Enco Buds2 Pro
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