The Oppo brand has introduced a new model of wireless earbuds called the Oppo Enco W11.
Recently, Oppo has been expanding its horizons not only in the production of smartphones but also in other important categories. Earlier, I have already tested some wireless headphones from Oppo and you can read my review at this link.
Today we are talking about a cheaper model with a price tag of about $25. Therefore, in this article, you will find out what even inexpensive earbuds are capable of, as well as their pros and cons.
In addition, the Enco W11 TWS earbuds received a number of interesting features. For example, this is an 8 mm dynamic driver, a compact and lightweight body, a Type-C port for charging. The earbuds also have IP55 water resistance and pretty good battery life.
Thus, I want to tell my impression after several days of using this model. So let’s start with a full and detailed review.
Oppo Enco W11: Specifications
|Oppo Enco W11:||Specs|
|Driver unit:||8 mm Dynamic driver|
|Bluetooth protocol:||AAC and SBC|
Unboxing and packaging
The new TWS earbuds come in a small white box. Where on the front, there is a drawing of the earbuds, the name of the model, and the company. On the back of the box is a list of their technical features. I can refer to them – these are Bluetooth 5.0 versions, 20 hours of battery life, touch control, protection from water, and much more.
Inside the box, there is a charging box with earbuds inside. And at the bottom of the box is the Type-C charging cable, ear tips, and instructions for use.
As you may have noticed, the box and instructions are in Chinese only. Therefore, there will be little sense from the instructions. But despite this, the box itself is quite high quality and does not look poor. In general, as for its original cost, I liked the package bundle. Now I want to tell you my opinion on the build quality and fit.
Design, assembly, and materials used
The Oppo Enco W11 are small wireless earbuds that fit very ergonomically in my ears. I haven’t noticed any big features in the design and appearance, but the minimalistic style is there.
The build quality is good. The whole body is made monolithic and when listening to music during sports, I did not hear any extraneous sounds. I also want to mention that they sit comfortably in the ear canal and, even when running fast, did not fall out of my ear canal.
Yes, wearing earbuds for a long time will not be the best solution, since these are plugs. Although the weight of one earbud does not exceed 4.5 grams. Besides, I didn’t really like passive noise isolation. And you can change the ear tips for better ones. But at the same time, another problem arises – this is not the tight closing of the charging box lid.
Oppo offers earbuds in one color – white. As for me, I would like to get earbuds in black, I think they would look more interesting.
The quality of the plastic itself is not bad, but the glossy finish makes itself felt. For example, during the test, I dropped the box on a hard surface once and deep scratches remained on the case. But this is not surprising, since almost any glossy plastic is not as durable as matte.
On the outside of the enclosure of the Enco W11 wireless earbuds, there is a touch control and an LED sensor. On the inside, there are magnetic contacts for charging in the box.
As I already mentioned, there is water protection – this is IP55. But it will only help against fine rain or sweat, but you cannot completely wet it in water.
The charging box is made of the same glossy plastic as the earbuds. There is a company logo on the top of the cover, and an LED indicator on the front side.
The charging port with the Type-C connector is located on the back of the box. The box itself is assembled quite well, the lid opens without a strong backlash and there is a fixation in the open position.
Well, I figured out the appearance, let’s now talk a little about the signal quality and the type of wireless connection.
Communication, latency, and control
Like almost all budget TWS earbuds, the Oppo Enco W11 has modern Bluetooth connectivity with version 5.0. The earbud pairing itself is completely similar to other wireless headphones.
The quality of the transmitted signal is good. For example, the signal was transmitted through two walls without any questions, or 10 meters from the source would also not be a problem.
It is also worth noting that the Oppo Enco W11 earbuds can be connected either one at a time or in pairs. That is, when the main earbud is connected, both channels are connected simultaneously.
In addition, the Enco W11 model has received AAC and SBC audio codecs. You won’t find aptX on board. During my use, I connected several devices to headphones and did not reveal any communication problems.
In Youtube, the latency is practically not felt, but in games, there is a slight delay. It’s no surprise to expect gaming performance from budget earbuds.
As for the touch control, it is not the worst here, as for inexpensive earbuds. They got all possible functions in management. For example, you can control the volume, stop or play music, switch tracks, and call the voice assistant.
Sound and microphone quality
Oppo Enco W11 received a rather small dynamic driver with a size of 8 mm. It plays really well, it has a good volume reserve and I did not reveal any strong problems while listening to music.
If you adjust the equalizer correctly and choose better quality ear tips, you can achieve good sound.
When I upgraded the earbuds a bit, the bass sound quality was much nicer and there was a little bass.
The mid and high frequencies did not evoke strong emotions, but for their price, the earbuds played with a clear sound and without any wheezing.
Compared to competitors, the main one will be Realme Buds Q and SoundPEATS TrueFree 2. The sound quality of Oppo will be very similar, but in Realme the sound will be slightly louder due to the 10mm driver. The SoundPEATS will have slightly better treble. Although against the general background, it is difficult to notice a strong difference between budget wireless earbuds.
I would like to emphasize the quality of the microphone. Despite the fact that these are earplugs, they got a pretty good microphone. In noisy places, the interlocutors heard me clearly and loudly, not to mention the quiet rooms.
Battery and charging time
Each Oppo Enco W11 earbud has received a 40mAh battery capacity. The manufacturer guarantees up to 5 hours of work on one charge level.
On my test at a volume level of 60-70%, the earbuds worked for about 4.5 hours. That is, the result is not the worst, as for inexpensive earbuds in its class.
In addition, I can note the presence of fast charging. For example, 15 minutes of charge in the case provided about 1 hour of listening to music. But there is no fast charging through the Type-C port and a full charge will take you 2 hours.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
The Oppo Enco W11 is a decent budget wireless earbud that is well-built, but not the best in the material.
On the other hand, they got a good sound and a high-quality microphone, like for earplugs. In general, I liked the model for its ergonomic design, lightweight, which gives a comfortable fit.
In addition, you get a good battery life and fast charging is present, but not a charging box.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Currently, you can buy the Oppo Enco W11 TWS earbuds with a rather interesting price – just $ 24.99 with a 40% discount.
Considering its low cost and analyzed competitors, I can definitely say that the Enco W11 model will be a good choice.