Who doesn’t love music? It’s weird to know someone who doesn’t like music and fortunately, I love music. That makes me an audiophile too. If you don’t know what that means, here’s an explanation for that:
“An audiophile is a person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction. An audiophile seeks to reproduce the sound of a live musical performance, typically in a room with good acoustics.” – Wikipedia.
With that being said, let me introduce to you the newest member of OPPO’s TWS (True Wireless Stereo), the OPPO Enco Air 2.
Now, the Enco Air 2 is a second generation from the Air series or rather from the original Enco Air. The second iteration boosted the sound quality and intensity to almost double from the original Air. This means you will get a clearer vocal and treble while getting a deeper and more solid bass.
After knowing all these, I was quite excited to unbox the new OPPO Enco Air 2 and start listening to some tunes. In this case, I paired the Enco Air 2 with my phone via the HeyMelody App that’s available to download from the Google Playstore or Apple App Store. Do take note that the iOS version does not support Enco Air 2 yet. We have to wait for the next app update for it to be available.
The new OPPO Enco Air 2 comes in a cute square box. Once I opened the box, there’s the new OPPO style semi transparent TWS casing/battery pack smack in the middle. I got the white colour variant. There’s also a light blue colour variant but I think I prefer the white version.
Other things that came in the box are the documentation and warranty stuff. Do note that there are no charging cables in the box. You will have to use your own USB-C cable to charge the case up.
The casing feels light but the size is a lot bigger than I initially thought. The transparent cover pops open with a springy snap from the top to reveal the two earphones side by side. The Enco Air 2 looks almost identical to the original Air but only with a slight change on the sides. Each earphone weighs only 3.5g. Of course, most of the changes are what’s on the inside. But we will soon experience that.
Around the bottom of the case, there’s the USB-C port for charging. As for the battery capacity, the charging case comes with 440mAh battery and each of the TWS comes with 27mAh capacity. Thankfully, the Enco Air 2 is very power efficient. You can have up to 4 hours of continuous music playback before the earphones run out of juice and up to 24 hours for the charging case battery to deplete. So technically, you’ll have 24 hours of music in your ears.
When you run out of juice, it will only take 1.5 hours to charge up the earphones and 2 hours to charge up the case + earphones together. Come to think of it, I’ve only charged mine once and after 2 weeks (at the time of this writing), I still have lots of juice in the case. And that makes me happy.
So how does it sound? Moving on to the next topic.
Usage and Sound Experience
Pairing the Enco Air 2 with the HeyMelody app is easy. Once that’s done, you can configure how you want your music to sound like for instance – original sound, bass boost or clear vocal. These are the three presets that’s available in the app for now. You can also turn the Game Mode on to get a really low latency audio sync for gaming. Thanks to Bluetooth 5.2, this made the Enco Air 2 capable of low audio latency.
Now that I have everything configured to my likings, it’s time to play that funky music.
Oh, I would also like to note that the OPPO Enco Air 2 fits nicely in my ear. I have tried some other earphones that have a similar design that doesn’t fit in my ear properly. Most of them feel loose and can fall out easily. But not with the Enco Air 2. Somehow it feels good and comfortable.
The sound quality on the Enco Air 2 is brilliant. The OPPO Enco Air 2 has a larger 13.4mm composite titanized diaphragm driver that is able to produce solid bass and super clear vocals. Some of the songs that I played like Enter Sandman by Metallica sounded really clear. The bass at the beginning of the song is strong enough with the Enco Air 2. This is usually my benchmark song whenever I review a new TWS or any wired earphones.
If you know the song, you’ll know how strong the bass is at the beginning. I played this song on a huge speaker once and it shook the roof, literally. So in order for me to test any TWS, I will play Enter Sandman.
And I was quite pleased with the Enco Air 2. The vocals are clear and the bass is 90% there. I know that it’s hard to fill in my criteria but so far only one audio device that I’ve reviewed hit me at 100%. Anyway, 90% isn’t bad. The bass is really solid and I was surprised that it sounded this good. The clarity of the mid range sounds are impressive and well balanced too.
But my listening pleasure was heightened when I started listening to instrumental songs with good guitar plucking and some jazzy tunes. The clarity is great here. Even the acoustic is quite impressive. This is one of the better TWS that I’ve tested. If only it can give a little deep strong bass kick, then I would rate this a 10/10.
If you ask me, I don’t know how to measure sound quality with some geeky technical data on paper. Some may use software to measure the decibels and the high/low range etc. But not me. The only means of sound measurement that I use are my own ears. And good thing I have a good sound pitch.
I review what I hear. And I’m hearing good stuff on this new OPPO Enco Air 2. I like how the vocal clarity sounds and I do enjoy some of the solid bass it produces. The overall music experience with the Enco Air 2 was fun. If you like listening to instrumental acoustic music from the orchestra or jazz genre, you will enjoy this TWS. I even enjoy some EDM music by Alan Walker.
What’s important to me is the whole music experience with any TWS or audio device. As long as the vocals are clear and the bass is solid, I would say yes to it. And this OPPO Enco Air 2 gets a huge yes from me.
The OPPO Enco Air 2 is now available for purchase at OPPO’s official page for RRP RM249.00.