Last month, OPPO announced the Enco Buds W12 and Enco Air W32 in the Philippines, introducing two new budget TWS earphones in the country.
The OPPO Enco Buds are priced at P1,699 (around $34 converted), while the OPPO Enco Air officially go for P2,999 ($60). Both are available at the company’s brand stores on Lazada and Shopee.
We’ve been using the Enco Buds for a couple of weeks now. Are they a good choice for those who want to cut the cord on their listening experience without paying a premium? Is the extra-long battery life really a huge plus? If you’re interested in getting OPPO’s entry-level earbuds, watch our review video first to give you an idea of what’s inside the box and how the Enco Buds fare in real-world use.
OPPO Enco Buds (W12) review video
To recap, the OPPO Enco Buds are fitted with 8mm dynamic drivers that deliver decent bass and pleasing vocals. They feature Bluetooth 5.2, touch controls, and intelligent noise cancellation via software, as well as some passive noise suppression courtesy of their silicone eartips. Low-latency or Game mode is also available here, which drops the latency to just 80ms over a wireless connection.
Each bud has a 40mAh battery, rated for up to six hours of playback, while the charging case boasts a 400mAh battery and charges over USB-C. The OPPO Enco Buds have a rated battery life of 24 hours with the charging case extending the mileage of the earphones. They’re compatible with Android and iOS devices, but Android users have the advantage of using OPPO’s HeyMelody app to customize the touch controls and update the earbuds’ firmware if necessary.