Oppo is principally recognized for its smartphones, however the firm additionally launched just a few wi-fi earphones this yr, amongst which the Oppo Enco W51 TWS earphones that now we have with us right now.
The Enco W51 are priced at INR4,999 ($70/€55) and include options like wi-fi charging and noise cancellation that we will not often see on this value vary. In addition they assist contact controls and are claimed to supply a battery lifetime of as much as 24 hours.
Whereas that sounds engaging, has Oppo reduce too many corners to pack in these options, or are the Enco W51 truly pretty much as good as they appear on paper? We attempt to discover that out with this evaluate.
Oppo Enco W51 specs
- Driver measurement: 7mm
- Driver sensitivity: 103dB @1KHz
- Frequency response vary: 20Hz ~ 20kHz
- Microphone sensitivity: -38 dBV/Pa
- Bluetooth model: Bluetooth 5.0
- Wi-fi vary: 10 meters
- Battery of earphones: 25 mAh (in every bud)
- Battery of charging case: 480 mAh
- Wired charging time (marketed): 80 minutes with charging case
- Wi-fi charging time (marketed): 2.5 hours with charging case
- Misc: USB-C, IP54 ranking, Qi Wi-fi Charging
- Colours: Floral White, Starry Blue, and Aqua Blue
- Weight: 55.5 grams (buds and case)
The Oppo Enco W51’s are available a white-colored sq. field with a pleasant matte end, which incorporates security and fast begin guides, a USB-C cable, and three pairs of silicone ear ideas in several sizes – Small, Additional Small, and Giant. These are along with the medium-sized ones that come mounted on the Enco W51. It is good to have ear ideas of various sizes since enables you to discover the absolute best match, which is crucial for a cushty listening expertise, higher audio, and good passive sound isolation.
Design, Construct, and Consolation
The Oppo Enco W51 have three coloration choices – Floral White, Starry Blue, and Aqua Blue. The squircle-shaped charging case – which packs a 480 mAh battery – weighs 55.5 grams with the buds inside it and is light-weight, compact, and simple to hold round.
The design of the charging case is paying homage to the Galaxy Buds Reside‘s. It has a shiny end and is liable to scratches and fingerprints, however the white coloration mannequin does an honest job at hiding it until you look carefully. The case additionally has a reflective Oppo brand on the entrance, with the USB-C port situated on the again alongside an LED charging indicator, which blinks purple when the battery degree is low, yellow when medium, and inexperienced when full.
On the within, you get the Enco W51 TWS earphones. There aren’t any labels right here to inform you which bud goes the place, however thankfully, these aren’t wanted both for the reason that one on the left goes inside your left ear, and the opposite one in the proper. Easy.
Whereas the outer facet of the charging case is all shiny, the within is a component shiny and half matte. There’s additionally a bodily button referred to as Perform Button with a silver ring round it, above which is one other LED, indicating connection standing in addition to battery degree. Eradicating the Enco W51 out of their slots reveals magnetic connectors, which maintain the buds in place and forestall them from falling out.
That stated, whereas the case is compact, it is not the sturdiest round. And Oppo may’ve additionally finished a greater job with its design since opening the case is a two-hand affair, and the charging indicator is positioned in a manner that requires you to choose it as much as test the battery standing, until it is stored going through in the direction of you. That is not likely a perfect placement and we’d have appreciated to see the indicator on the entrance close to the opening of the lid.
Talking of the lid, we discovered it to be looser in comparison with the instances of different TWS earphones, and you may as well discover some hole on the hinge when the lid is closed. This should not be a difficulty, although, if you’re cautious together with your utilization.
Speaking concerning the Enco W51 buds, these are small and light-weight and felt very comfy to put on, even for longer durations. The ear ideas that come bundled are clean and cozy as nicely. The medium ones which might be mounted on the buds match this reviewer snugly, however you get three extra sizes in the event you aren’t proud of the default ones.
Just like the charging case, the Enco W51 earphones even have a combination of shiny and matte finishes. The internal facet – that’s the one going through your ears – has a matte end and the flat stems have magnetic connectors and letters ‘L’ and ‘R’ written on the left and proper buds, respectively.
The outer facet is shiny and is a fingerprint magnet – together with the plate that has an iridescent impact. The white-colored buds and the case additionally accumulate grime and look soiled over time, so it is best to scrub them frequently to maintain them wanting new, or purchase the Starry Blue mannequin in the event you do not wish to spend time after upkeep.
The Enco W51 are IP54 mud and waterproof, that means you need to be fantastic carrying them throughout a exercise. These additionally assist contact controls and put on detection, which we’ll discuss extra within the Efficiency part.
Software program and Connectivity
The Oppo Enco W51 TWS earphones include Bluetooth 5.0 and are marketed to have a spread of 10 meters. You possibly can select to make use of each buds collectively, or solely one by one and put the opposite within the case.
We did not face any connection points throughout our testing after we paired the Enco W51 with smartphones, however there have been frequent connection drops after we used the buds with an Android TV, which hampered the person expertise.
The Enco W51 are suitable with each Android and iOS gadgets and assist Fast Pairing, nevertheless it solely works with choose Oppo smartphones. What’s additionally unique to some Oppo smartphones is contact management customization, which is kind of inconvenient since it’s a must to dwell with the default contact controls if in case you have an incompatible machine.
However in the event you do have a suitable Oppo smartphone, you possibly can customise the contact controls to your liking from the Bluetooth settings. Not having a suitable Oppo smartphone additionally means you can’t test the battery degree of particular person buds within the Bluetooth settings, however that stands true for some supported gadgets as nicely.
Enco W51 paired with the Oppo Reno4 Professional
Nonetheless, there’s an app referred to as HeyMelody that permits you to test the battery degree of each the buds and the charging case on any Android machine. You too can improve the firmware by way of this app. So it is truly solely the iOS customers who could have no method to improve the Enco W51’s firmware or test the battery degree of the buds and the charging case.
Options and Efficiency
The Oppo Enco W51 pack 7mm dynamic drivers in every bud and are marketed to have a frequency response vary of 20Hz ~ 20KHz. They’re outfitted with Twin TPU composite graphene diagrams for enhanced audio response and treble efficiency. Furthermore, the Enco W51 assist contact controls and put on detection and have hybrid noise cancellation for each music and calls.
Let’s discuss noise cancellation first, since that is one of many headline options of the Oppo Enco W51.
Oppo makes use of three microphones on every bud together with a dual-core digital noise discount chip to scale back the noise by 35 dB. In our testing the noise cancelling was sufficient, the Enco W51 definitely not blocking all the outdoors world and we largely skilled a discount within the low-frequency vary resembling sounds of trains and airplanes.
Even the sound of the ceiling fan managed to creep in so count on no miracles right here. However we aren’t complaining a lot for the reason that Enco W51 do an honest job at lowering noise for his or her value.
Contact Controls and Put on Detection
We have already talked about within the Software program part that the contact controls on the Enco W51 are customizable, however solely if in case you have a suitable Oppo smartphone. In the event you personal one, you possibly can tweak the double-tap and triple-tap gestures by heading to your telephone’s Bluetooth settings.
Enco W51’s contact controls are customizable on Oppo Reno4 Professional
The double-tap gesture for each the left and proper buds has six choices – None, Noise cancellation on/off, Play/Pause, Earlier, Subsequent, and Google Assistant. Whereas the triple-tap gesture solely has two selections – None and Google Assistant.
Out of the field, the double-tap contact gesture for the left bud enables you to activate/off the noise cancellation, with the proper bud taking part in the following monitor/video. The triple-tap gesture, however, summons Google Assistant on each buds.
Whereas we had no points working the Enco W51 with these contact controls, they left us wanting for extra since you possibly can’t settle for/reject an incoming name, or use the triple-tap gesture to do something aside from summoning Google Assistant, which is wasteful.
It is also value mentioning that enabling/disabling noise cancellation with the double-tap gesture would not pause the music and overlaps the playback as an alternative whereas additionally taking part in a human voice telling you whether or not it is turned on/off. Whereas we do respect the immediate, it might’ve been higher if the playback was stopped when the noise cancellation was toggled on/off.
That stated, put on detection on the Oppo Enco W51 labored as marketed. It paused the music after we eliminated a bud from our ear, and resumed the playback as soon as we put it again. This labored with not simply music streaming apps, however YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix as nicely.
Audio and Name High quality
The Oppo Enco W51 carried out nicely in our voice name assessments. The particular person on the opposite finish was in a position to hear us loud and clear, and we did not have any points listening to them both. The earphones additionally maintained the reference to the smartphone through the name whereas we moved round within the room.
Speaking concerning the audio, the Oppo Enco W51 include an honest sound profile out of the field for his or her value. The trebles have been crisp and did not actually come off as harsh. Vocals have been clear and the Enco W51 did a pleasant job at dealing with a number of devices taking part in at a quick tempo with none important loss intimately.
We have been additionally in a position to choose up faint particulars within the background, even in busy tracks, however at instances, they weren’t as pronounced and clear as we would have appreciated them to be. That stated, the Enco W51 include good stereo separation and have a large sufficient soundstage, however lack the rumbling in relation to bass.
The Oppo Enco W51 are powered by Bluetooth 5.0 and adapt Binaural Low-Latency Bluetooth Transmission to scale back audio delay and enhance audio-video synchronization. Throughout our utilization, we did not face any delays between the audio and video when watching movies on YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, however we did discover some lag when taking part in video games, so if you’re into aggressive gaming, it is best to make use of a wired headset or choose up wi-fi earphones having decrease latency.
The Oppo Enco W51 pack a 25 mAh battery in every bud, with the charging case having a 480 mAh cell inside. Oppo claims that at 50% quantity, the Enco W51 can present music playback for 3.5 hours on a single cost with the ANC enabled, and 4 hours with the ANC turned off. When paired with the charging case, Oppo says you may get a complete of 20 hours of playback with ANC, and 24 hours with out it.
The Enco W51 exceeded the declare of three.5 hours in our testing after we performed the music at 50% quantity with ANC enabled, as they persistently lasted us over 4 hours. However in the event you play the music at the next quantity with ANC turned on, you may get much less endurance.
As soon as the battery contained in the buds and the charging case is totally drained, you possibly can plug in a USB-C cable to juice up each. Oppo says the charging case with the Enco W51 inside takes 80 minutes to go from flat to 100%, however in our testing, these took about an hour for a full cost.
The case of the Enco W51 additionally helps Qi Wi-fi Charging and takes 2.5 hours for a full cost with the buds inside. We did not have a suitable wi-fi charger round to confirm this declare.
Earlier than we wrap up this a part of the evaluate, we wish to level out that one of many earphones fully drained out earlier than the opposite at instances, which is not ultimate since you do not wish to find yourself with just one working bud within the midst of your gaming or binge-watching session. However then we have seen this occur with another TWS earphones as nicely, so we aren’t complaining a lot.
One bud usually misplaced cost shortly than the opposite at instances
The Oppo Enco W51 aren’t good however have rather a lot going for them, like noise cancellation, IP54 ranking, Qi Wi-fi Charging, and fairly good name high quality. They’re additionally very light-weight and cozy to put on and supply a cosy match.
Like another TWS earphones of their value vary, the Oppo Enco W51 additionally function contact controls, however these become their Achilles heel since you possibly can solely customise the contact gestures on Oppo smartphones.
Nonetheless, having an Oppo smartphone doesn’t suggest you possibly can customise the controls to your liking for the reason that triple-tap gesture is restricted to invoking Google Assistant, which makes it ineffective for many who do not use the digital assistant frequently. However in the event you can look past the Oppo-exclusivity of management customization, the Enco W51 are value contemplating on the present value of INR4,999 ($70/€55).
For a similar value, you may also wish to contemplate the Realme Buds Air Professional, which do not assist wi-fi charging however do include noise cancellation, low latency mode, and also have a companion app within the type of Realme Hyperlink (Android solely) for customizations and firmware upgrades. You possibly can learn our Realme Buds Air Professional evaluate to be taught all about it.
- Noise cancellation
- Cosy match
- Light-weight and cozy
- IP54 rated
- Name high quality
- Wi-fi charging
- Contact management customization restricted to Oppo smartphones
- Triple-tap gesture can solely be used to summon Google Assistant
- Lacks a correct companion app to test the battery degree of particular person buds and customise controls