If the Android market is saturated, the one for TWS headphones (completely wireless) is not far behind. In recent months almost all mobile phone brands have launched this type of wearables that used to be products of the big companies specialized in audio, like Bose or Sony.
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One of the latest manufacturers that have launched devices with these characteristics is Oppo, which with its Oppo Enco Free2 wants to stand up to Huawei and its Freebuds 4. I had the opportunity to try them and, if you want to know everything they offer, I recommend that keep reading.
The earbuds have an oval charging case that weighs about 38.8 grams, while each earbud weighs 4.4 grams. They are quite light and hold very well to the ear. In addition, they have several interchangeable ear pads of different sizes, so it is possible to find one that fits the size of your ear canal well.
Personally, rubber earbuds hold better to my ear than those without, like regular AirPods or Huawei’s FreeBuds. They are available in two colors, black and white; I tried the white colors.
Both headphones have touch controls with which we can start or pause playback, as well as answer or hang up calls with just a touch or two on them. We can also raise or lower the volume by sliding your finger on them from top to bottom and vice versa. The controls respond with speed and precision.
In the case of noise cancellation, we must press our finger for a long time to activate or deactivate it. I find it very useful that all the commands can be executed on both devices, since there are many occasions when I use only one.
The Oppo Enco Free2 have driver 10-millimeter dynamic with Dynaudio sound. The audio experience has been excellent for me, as well as the quality of the noise cancellation and the clarity of the transparency mode.
Of course, I miss that the headphones can be paired with more than one device at the same time, but we must bear in mind that it is a device with an adjusted price (99 euros).
In general, I did not perceive great differences with respect to the FreeBuds 4, something to keep in mind since they cost 50 percent more (149 euros).
The Oppo Enco Free2 have given an autonomy of about four hours with a single charge. Also, the charging case has given me about 20 more hours (no noise cancellation turned on), so they are a good headphones to forget about carrying the charger everywhere.
As for charging times, it takes about an hour to complete 100 percent with the case. Keep in mind that the box only includes a USB-C cable, so you will need a phone charger or connect it to a USB input to be able to charge them. They do not have wireless charging.
The Oppo Enco Free2 are good headphones for their sound quality and noise cancellation, but above all for the combination of those characteristics with their price of 99 euros. Although they do not reach the level offered by other devices such as the AirPods Pro or the WF-1000XM3, and have some shortcomings such as not being able to connect them to more than one device, they are a great choice and tremendous competitors for the FreeBuds 4.