OPPO Malaysia recently expanded its OPPO Enco Air series True Stereo Wireless earphones with the release of OPPO Enco Air2 Pro. It was unveiled alongside the OPPO Reno8 series smartphone and the company’s first tablet, OPPO Pad Air.
I have gotten this unit more than a week before the official launch and here’s my review of the earphone.
For unboxing and what’s come in the box, you can check my quick unboxing video here;
OPPO Enco Air2 Pro Specifications
- Driver: 12.4mm Titanized Driver
- Bluetooth: v5.2
- Supported Sound Codecs: AAC/SBC
- Frequency: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Features: Active Noise Cancelling, Transparency Mode & In-ear Wear Detection
- Battery: 43mAh (Earbuds) + 440mAh (Case)
- Battery Life: 7 hours** (Earbuds) + 21 hours (Case)
- IP Rating: IP54
- Weight: 4.3g (Earbud) & 42.8g (Case)
- Price: TBC
The pebble shape case has a unique dual-layer case design as if there’s another translucent case on the case.
There’s an OPPO logo on the back hinge and used USB C for charging at the bottom. The LED light is positioned at the front to show the case battery and charging status.
The high reflective case is pretty compact and I do find it prone to swirl scratches and fingerprint smudges.
I noticed it has a wider curvature between the lid and storage making it much easier to take the earbuds out.
Pairing & Companion App
The OPPO Enco Air2 Pro may works seamlessly with OPPO’s devices especially when comes to pairing as it will automatically recognize the earphone when put close to the device.
As for non-OPPO devices, they can be paired the conventional way through the Bluetooth settings or use HeyMelody app which is available for Android and iOS. The app would guide you on how to pair the earbuds to your devices.
You can have a lot of control and customization to the Enco Air2 Pro through the HeyMelody app such as Noise Control Mode, Sound Effect, Game mode, Earbuds Touch Control, and firmware update.
The Enco Air2 Pro supports Multipoint-Connection, so you can switch between 2 devices which comes in handy for those who use it on a smartphone and a laptop or tablet.
It also supports Game mode which can bring down the latency to as low as 94ms, this is a great feature for mobile gamers.
Overall the HeyMelody app is pretty straightforward and easy to use.
Earbuds & Fitting
Coming to the design of the earbuds, it is an in-ear design with a stem. The label L & R on the earbuds is actually the in-ear wear detection sensors and the touch-control zone is on the top of the stem.
The earbuds are pretty lightweight and come in three different ear tips sizes. I find the medium size is the best size for me and its fits pretty well in my ear canals. It’s IP54 dust and splash resistant, so it’s safe to wear it for workouts too.
Sound Quality & ANC
Features a large 12.4mm Titanium-coated aka Titanized drivers and has a large rear chamber that delivers deeper bass.
Based on normal sound mode, I find the SQ is towards lows. While mids and highs reasonably balance. It’s suited for any kind of genre and a switch from the Sound Effects (Bass Boost or Clear Vocals). You can get extra oomph with a Bass Boost selected; and, detail and richer vocals with Clear Vocals.
Despite having an in-ear fit with silicone ear tips, the ANC further enhanced and filters out all the surrounding noises such as fans, air cond, keyboard typing, and even fade-out people chattering.
On paper, OPPO claims to bring 7 hours of battery life ANC disabled and additional 3 rounds of charges making it a total of 28 hours with just a single charge. Throughout my testing for the past 1 week with an average of 2 hours of usage per day, I have yet to kill the battery and left with 26% which is decent for modern True Wireless Stereo earphones.
Where to buy
OPPO Enco Air2 Pro Review
The OPPO Enco Air2 Pro doesn’t only look good on paper, it delivered beyond my expectation even though I’m using it on non-OPPO devices. It has a long list of features such as ANC, 12.6mm Titanium-coated drivers, in-ear wear detection, IP54 rated, quick charge, easy-to-use companion app, good battery life, and not too bad sound performance. Nothing much to nitpick about this earphone except I’m not sure what’s the price whether it’s value for money.
Update! OPPO Malaysia has announced the price, the OPPO Enco Air3 Pro is priced at RM 349 which is pretty good for what it offered.